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MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
737 PM EST WED FEB 16 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST


.BR TAE 0216 E DH19/TAIRZX/DH19/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  74 /  35 /  0.00
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  64 /  42 /  0.00
40J  : PERRY                    :  72 /  41 /  0.00
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  75 /  43 /  0.00
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  68 /  50 /  0.00
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  74 /  40 /  0.00
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  74 /  44 /  0.00
VLD  : VALDOSTA                 :  75 /  47 /  0.00
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  73 /  37 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  72 /  39 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  73 /  46 /
TMA  : TIFTON                   :  71 /  44 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  75 /  45 /
:
.END


.BR TAE 0216 C DH18/TAIRZX/DH18/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  69 /  37 /  0.00
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  64 /  42 /  0.00
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  65 /  42 /  0.00
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  72 /  39 /  0.00
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :   M /  51 /  0.00
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  75 /  39 /  0.00
MOB  : MOBILE                   :  68 /  42 /  0.00
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  71 /  42 /  0.00
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  71 /  37 /  0.00
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :   M /   M /  0.00

Photos taken by Gina Pitisci at Epcot in Orlando, FL on Saturday Feb 12th

It is a question that constantly befuddles people. What is this, “dew point”, and better yet, what does it really mean?

The scientific term is this:

The dew point is the temperature to which a given parcel of humid air must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for water vapor to condense into water. The condensed water is called dew. The dew point is a saturation temperature.

Does this make sense?

The dew point helps determine the relative humidity. When the dew point temperature is farther away from the air temperature, the air becomes drier, and when they are closer together, the air becomes more humid. The difference between the dewpoint temperature and the air temperature is called the dew point depression.

The dew point is a very important tool in forecasting weather. It helps us with forecasting fog, icing, and the comfort level of the air to humans. The southeast often has very high dew points, especially in the summer months. When the air temperature is very warm, the high dew points can make the air very sticky and uncomfortable, because damper air is harder to evaporate off your skin, which cools your body.

 The “Heat Index” is an equation used with the temperature and dewpoint to forecast how much warmer humid air can feel on your body. On it’s own, the dew point means nothing, but when compared to the air temperature, it becomes a powerful tool.

Dew point °C Dew point °F Human perception[1] Rel. humidity at 32 °C (90 °F)
> Higher than 26 °C > Higher than 80 °F Severely high. Even deadly for asthma related illnesses 65% and higher
24 – 26 °C 75 – 80 °F Extremely uncomfortable, fairly oppressive 62%
21 – 24 °C 70 – 74 °F Very humid, quite uncomfortable 52% – 60%
18 – 21 °C 65 – 69 °F Somewhat uncomfortable for most people at upper edge 44% – 52%
16 – 18 °C 60 – 64 °F OK for most, but all perceive the humidity at upper edge 37% – 46%
13 – 16 °C 55 – 59 °F Comfortable 38% – 41%
10 – 12 °C 50 – 54 °F Very comfortable 31% – 37%
< 10 °C < 49 °F A bit dry for some 30%

 

When the air temperature is the same as the dewpoint, you get condensation, dew or clouds. Then, when the relative humidity is 100%, the dew point and air temperature are the same, but it does not mean it is raining/snowing.

When the air cools, especially during the evening, the air cannot hold as much moisture, which is  why you often wake up to dew (or frost if it’s cold enough). The dew point can never be higher than the temperature.

This Sunday, at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, put your initials on a padlock, place the lock on their new “Love Gate”, and then throw away the key!

It’s a great idea for Valentines… and a fun way to show someone you love that your love is “forever”…

There’s no charge if you take your own padlock, but a limited number of locks will be for sale at the Gate.

For some great “love gate” ideas from around the world, and directions to the DABG, go to www.PadlocksOfLove.com.

Hope to see you there!

Feb 10, 2011

The Weather Isn’t Getting Weirder  

By Anne Jolis, The Wall Street Journal

Global-warming alarmists insist that economic activity is the problem, when the available evidence show it to be part of the solution. We may not be able to do anything about the weather, extreme or otherwise. But we can make sure we have the resources to deal with it when it comes.

Last week a severe storm froze Dallas under a sheet of ice, just in time to disrupt the plans of the tens of thousands of (American) football fans descending on the city for the Super Bowl.

On the other side of the globe, Cyclone Yasi slammed northeastern Australia, destroying homes and crops and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Some climate alarmists would have us believe that these storms are yet another baleful consequence of man-made CO2 emissions. In addition to the latest weather events, they also point to recent cyclones in Burma, last winter’s fatal chills in Nepal and Bangladesh, December’s blizzards in Britain, and every other drought, typhoon and unseasonable heat wave around the world.

But is it true? To answer that question, you need to understand whether recent weather trends are extreme by historical standards. The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project is the latest attempt to find out, using super-computers to generate a dataset of global atmospheric circulation from 1871 to the present.

As it happens, the project’s initial findings, published last month, show no evidence of an intensifying weather trend. “In the climate models, the extremes get more extreme as we move into a doubled CO2 world in 100 years,” atmospheric scientist Gilbert Compo, one of the researchers on the project, tells me from his office at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “So we were surprised that none of the three major indices of climate variability that we used show a trend of increased circulation going back to 1871.”

In other words, researchers have yet to find evidence of more-extreme weather patterns over the period, contrary to what the models predict. “There’s no data-driven answer yet to the question of how human activity has affected extreme weather,” adds Roger Pielke Jr., another University of Colorado climate researcher.

Some climate alarmists claim that cyclones, such as Cyclone Yasi, are a result of man-made CO2 emissions.

We do know that carbon dioxide and other gases trap and re-radiate heat. We also know that humans have emitted ever-more of these gases since the Industrial Revolution. What we don’t know is exactly how sensitive the climate is to increases in these gases versus other possible factors-solar variability, oceanic currents, Pacific heating and cooling cycles, planets’ gravitational and magnetic oscillations, and so on.

Given the unknowns, it’s possible that even if we spend trillions of dollars, and forgo trillions more in future economic growth, to cut carbon emissions to pre-industrial levels, the climate will continue to change – as it always has.

That’s not to say we’re helpless. There is at least one climate lesson that we can draw from the recent weather: Whatever happens, prosperity and preparedness help. North Texas’s ice storm wreaked havoc and left hundreds of football fans stranded, cold, and angry. But thanks to modern infrastructure, 21st century health care, and stockpiles of magnesium chloride and snow plows, the storm caused no reported deaths and Dallas managed to host the big game on Sunday.

Compare that outcome to the 55 people who reportedly died of pneumonia, respiratory problems and other cold-related illnesses in Bangladesh and Nepal when temperatures dropped to just above freezing last winter. Even rich countries can be caught off guard: Witness the thousands stranded when Heathrow skimped on de-icing supplies and let five inches of snow ground flights for two days before Christmas. Britain’s GDP shrank by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, for which the Office of National Statistics mostly blames “the bad weather.”

Arguably, global warming was a factor in that case. Or at least the idea of global warming was. The London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation charges that British authorities are so committed to the notion that Britain’s future will be warmer that they have failed to plan for winter storms that have hit the country three years running.

A sliver of the billions that British taxpayers spend on trying to control their climes could have bought them more of the supplies that helped Dallas recover more quickly. And, with a fraction of that sliver of prosperity, more Bangladeshis and Nepalis could have acquired the antibiotics and respirators to survive their cold spell.

A comparison of cyclones Yasi and Nargis tells a similar story: As devastating as Yasi has been, Australia’s infrastructure, medicine, and emergency protocols meant the Category 5 storm has killed only one person so far. Australians are now mulling all the ways they could have better protected their property and economy.

But if they feel like counting their blessings, they need only look to the similar cyclone that hit the Irrawaddy Delta in 2008. Burma’s military regime hadn’t allowed for much of an economy before the cyclone, but Nargis destroyed nearly all the Delta had. Afterwards, the junta blocked foreign aid workers from delivering needed water purification and medical supplies. In the end, Rangoon let Nargis kill more than 130,000 people.

Global-warming alarmists insist that economic activity is the problem, when the available evidence show it to be part of the solution. We may not be able to do anything about the weather, extreme or otherwise. But we can make sure we have the resources to deal with it when it comes.

Miss Jolis is an editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal Europe.

This winter is on track to become the coldest for the nation as a whole since the 1980s or possibly even the late 1970s.

According to AccuWeather.com Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi, three or four out of the next five winters could be just as cold, if not colder.

He is worried that next winter, for example, will be colder than this one.

Bastardi adds that with the U.S. in the middle of one of its worst recessions in its history and the price of oil in question, he is extremely concerned about the prospect for more persistent cold weather in the coming years putting increased financial hardship on Americans.

“Cold is a lot worse than warm,” Bastardi said, “and that’s why your energy bill goes up during the winter time: because of the fact that it takes a lot to heat a house.”

While there are many different factors that are playing into Bastardi’s forecast, one of the primary drivers is La Nina and the trends that have been observed in winters that follow the onset of a La Nina.

Current La Nina Signals More Cold Winters Ahead

La Nina occurs when sea surface temperatures across the equatorial central and eastern Pacific are below normal.

La Nina and its counterpart, El Nino, which occurs when sea surface temperatures of the same region are above normal, have a large influence on the weather patterns that set up across the globe.

The current La Nina, which kicked in this past summer, is unprecedented after becoming the strongest on record in December 2010.

Bastardi thinks this La Nina will last into next year, though it will be weaker, and will not disappear completely until 2012.

According to Bastardi, studies over the past 100 years or so show that after the first winter following the onset of a La Nina, the next several winters thereafter tend to be colder than normal in the U.S.

He says the first winter during a La Nina tends to be warm. The next winter that follows is usually less warm, and the winter after that is usually cold.

“There’s a natural tendency for that to happen because of the large-scale factors,” Bastardi commented. “What’s interesting about what we’re seeing here is that [the current La Nina] is starting so cold.”

Temperatures this winter so far are averaging below normal across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country.

He adds, “If the past predicts the future, then the first year La Nina is warmer than the combination of the following two.”

He said that with the exception of the winters of 1916-1917 and 1917-1918, the first year of every moderate or stronger La Nina available for study has featured a warmer-than-normal winter from the Plains eastward.

This winter, it has been colder than normal.

Taking a look at one of the exceptions, the La Nina winter of 1916-1917, colder-than-normal conditions were observed across the northern part of the Plains and East (not the South).

Bastardi said that never before have colder-than-normal conditions been observed across the South during a first-year La Nina winter, as has been the case this winter.

If this winter, which has been colder than normal across the eastern two-thirds of the country, is historically supposed to be the warmest of the next three winters for the U.S., according to Bastardi, we have some frigid times ahead.

Bastardi: Shift to Colder Climate Predicted Next 20-30 Years

Bastardi thinks that not only will the next few winters be colder than normal for much of the U.S., but that the long-term climate will turn colder over the next 20 to 30 years.

“What’s interesting about what we’re seeing here is that [the current La Nina] is starting so cold,” said Bastardi, “and it’s coinciding with bigger things that are pushing the overall weather patterns and climate in the Northern Hemisphere and, in fact, globally over the next 20 to 30 years that we have not really dealt with, nor can we really quantify.”

“That ties into a lot of this arguing over climate change,” he added.

Bastardi has pointed out that the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), which is a pattern of Pacific climate variability that shifts phases usually about every 20 to 30 years, has shifted into a “cold” or “negative” phase.

Over the past 30 years or so, according to Bastardi, the PDO has been “warm” or “positive.”

This change to a cold PDO over the next 20 to 30 years, he says, will cause La Ninas to be stronger and longer than El Ninos.

Bastardi adds that when El Ninos do kick in, if they try to come on strong like they did last year, they will get “beaten back” pretty quickly.

As House leaders examine ways to cut spending and address the ever growing budget deficits that have plagued Washington for years, U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Sandy Adams (R-FL) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) were joined by several other of their colleagues in calling for a reprioritization of NASA so human space flight remains the primary focus of the nation’s space agency as budget cuts are considered.

In their recent letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Posey, Adams and Bishop state that while “moving forward under a constrained budget, it will be critical for the Appropriations Committee to produce legislation that is precise in its budget cuts.

For years, Presidents and Congress have charged NASA with completing tasks that fall outside the scope of NASA’s primary mission.

“Our space program attracts and inspires the world’s greatest minds and gives our young people inspiration to excel in math and science.

“Human spaceflight, however, is not simply a matter of national prestige. Our nation’s ability to access space is a critical national security asset and plays an important role in our future economic competitiveness.

“Space is the ultimate high ground and nations such as China, Russia, and India are anxious to seize the mantle of space supremacy should we decide to cede it.”

“Limited resources force us to make important decisions with regard to the objectives of all federal departments and agencies, including NASA,” said Representative Bill Posey (R-FL).

“NASA’s primary purpose is human space exploration and directing NASA funds to study global warming undermines our ability to maintain our competitive edge in human space flight.

“As NASA’s human spaceflight program hangs in the balance, it is imperative that we ask ourselves: What is the future of NASA?”

“With the current administration unable or unwilling to outline a plan or stick to their original promises, it is time to refocus NASA’s mission towards space exploration,” said Representative Sandy Adams (R-FL).

“That is why I am encouraging Chairmen Rogers and Wolf to reduce funding for climate change research, which undercuts one of NASA’s primary and most important objectives of human spaceflight.”

“It is counterintuitive to direct millions of dollars to NASA for duplicative climate change programs and at the same time cancel its manned space flight program- the purpose for which the agency was originally created.

“Far too many forget that at one time in our nation’s history we were losing the space race. With the creation of NASA, we emerged as leaders and have remained so ever since.”

“If NASA’s manned space program disappears, our nation will once again experience a ‘Sputnik Moment.’ Our country will again watch from the sidelines as countries like Russia, China and India charge ahead as leaders in space exploration and missile defense,” said Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT).

“In Fiscal Year 2010, NASA spent over 7.5% –over a billion dollars– of its budget on studying global warming/climate change. The bulk of the funds NASA received in the stimulus went toward climate change studies.

“Excessive growth of climate change research has not been limited to NASA. Overall, the government spent over $8.7 billion across 16 Agencies and Departments throughout the federal government on these efforts in FY 2010 alone. Global warming funding presents an opportunity to reduce spending without unduly impacting NASA’s core human spaceflight mission.”

This Sunday, at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, put your initials on a padlock, place the lock on their new “Love Gate”, and then throw away the key!

It’s a great idea for Valentines… and a fun way to show someone you love that your love is “forever”…

There’s no charge if you take your own padlock, but a limited number of locks will be for sale at the Gate.

For some great “love gate” ideas from around the world, and directions to the DABG, go to www.PadlocksOfLove.com.

By Pam Knox, University of Georgia       southeastfarmpress.com

Feb. 8, 2011 7:44am

Cold temperatures and heavy snow crippled north Georgia in January.

Despite heavier-than-normal snowfall, precipitation amounts were below normal, increasing drought conditions across the state.

Georgia’s temperature was significantly below normal last month.

In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 40.2 degrees F (2.5 degrees below normal), in Athens 39.7 degrees (2.5 degrees below normal), Columbus 43.6 degrees (3.2 degrees below normal), Macon 42 degrees (3.5 degrees below normal), Savannah 45.1 degrees (4.1 degrees below normal), Brunswick 49.1 degrees (2.6 degrees below normal), Alma 44.9 degrees (6.8 degrees below normal), Valdosta 47.3 degrees (2.6 degrees below normal) and Augusta 41.7 degrees (3.1 degrees below normal).

If colder-than-normal temperatures continue into February, this winter could possibly set records for the coldest winter ever in some parts of Georgia.

Record low temperatures were set at Macon, Savannah and Alma Jan. 14.

Macon reported 16 degrees, breaking the old record of 19 degrees set that date in 1970. Savannah and Alma reported 18 degrees, surpassing the old records of 20 degrees set at both locations in 1964.

Fun Fact Courtesy of Accuweather.com

After being buried with roughly 2 feet of snow Wednesday, outstandingly cold air has pooled over parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and neighboring states.

At 7 a.m. CST this morning, it was colder in northeastern Oklahoma than at the South Pole.

In Bartlesville, Okla., a temperature of 28° below zero was recorded at 7:19 a.m. If this temperature is valid, it will make this morning the coldest in recorded history for the state.

Elsewhere in the Bartlesville area, a temperature of 29° below zero was reported around 7 a.m.

The previous all-time low temperature record for Oklahoma, according to the National Climatic Data Center, is 27° below zero.

As AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak pointed out, the temperature at the South Pole was 23° below zero at 7 a.m. CST this morning. Therefore, parts of Oklahoma and Kansas were just as cold as, if not colder than, the South Pole.

Have no idea where this happened… friend sent it to me… Snow-plosion??

We are right on the edge of having some good snow flurries around the area early Thursday!

With a moderate chance (30%) of rain continuing through mid-morning, there’s also a possibility of sleet in a number of locations before 6 am!

That will give many areas a chance to see some occasional snow flurries between 6 am and 9 am!

Although temperatures will be below freezing at daybreak, the air near the surface will modify quick enough so that no accumulations will occur.

A dusting to 1 inch of snow expected around Montgomery tonight.

2 to 3 inches possible from Clanton to Birmimgham and 1 to 3 inches expected from Birminghan through Huntsville.

Some sleet still possible in a few areas from the Florida line to Montgomery later tonight.

Although the chance for sleet in the highlighted area is small, if you are going to be in the area Wednesday night, be aware of quickly changing conditions near you.

For more information….check out NASA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/news/entire-sun.html

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
725 PM EST MON FEB 7 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST


.BR TAE 0207 E DH19/TAIRZX/DH19/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  54 /  45 /  0.28
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  58 /  50 /  0.65
40J  : PERRY                    :  52 /  50 /  1.17
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  54 /  49 /  2.52
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  54 /  48 /  1.90
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  52 /  34 /  0.01
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  51 /  46 /  0.39
VLD  : VALDOSTA                 :  53 /  49 /  0.41
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  54 /  37 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  54 /  34 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  54 /  45 /
TMA  : TIFTON                   :  50 /  40 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  53 /  44 /
:
.END


.BR TAE 0207 C DH18/TAIRZX/DH18/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  57 /  41 /  0.55
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  57 /  46 /  0.76
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  60 /  37 /  0.96
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  60 /  30 /  0.57
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :  62 /  42 /  0.40
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  58 /  41 /  0.69
MOB  : MOBILE                   :  61 /  41 /    T
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  54 /  37 /  0.45
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  40 /  33 /  0.44
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :  54 /  30 /  0.21

WWUS72 KTAE 080357
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1057 PM EST MON FEB 7 2011

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COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…KEATON BEACH…STEINHATCHEE…SUWANNEE…
GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 1057 PM EST MON FEB 7 2011 /957 PM CST MON FEB 7 2011/

Wind Advisory in Effect Until 4 AM EST /3 AM Cst/ Tuesday…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 4 AM EST /3 AM cst/ tuesday. wind gusts to 40 mph will be possible overnight. already a few reports have been received of some trees down in southeast
alabama. the recent rain has wet the soil enough so that more trees may fall in the stronger wind gusts. large tree branches and power lines may also be blown down, as well as unsecured items like garbage cans and lawn furniture. winds will diminish a few hours before sunrise.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. use extra caution.

&&

Thanks to Connie Gill for this picture, taken after 5pm Monday afternoon, just off Hwy 167, south of Hartford.  You can see the hail inside the palm.

Other reports of hail and wind damage came from Black and Malvern.



Pre-frontal Orange Sky, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.



WTVT Rain Gauge 10:45 Mon AM, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

.45" how much have YOU received??



Still Cloudy and Drizzly at 1pm, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

Sent from my Droid.

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
721 PM EST FRI FEB 4 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST


.BR TAE 0204 E DH19/TAIRZX/DH19/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  52 /  46 /  0.02
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  59 /  48 /  0.02
40J  : PERRY                    :  55 /  47 /  0.03
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  66 /  48 /  0.00
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  52 /  45 /  0.04
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  45 /  40 /  0.51
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  46 /  41 /  0.35
VLD  : VALDOSTA                 :  49 /  45 /  0.07
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  45 /  39 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  46 /  41 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  46 /  43 /
TMA  : TIFTON                   :  43 /  39 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  47 /  43 /
:
.END


.BR TAE 0204 C DH18/TAIRZX/DH18/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  51 /  41 /  0.56
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  58 /  42 /  0.11
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  47 /  38 /  1.64
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  45 /  37 /  1.09
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :  48 /  37 /  1.42
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  48 /  42 /  0.56
MOB  : MOBILE                   :  43 /  35 /  1.12
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  46 /  38 /  1.14
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  46 /  38 /  1.05
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :  47 /  38 /  0.48

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Dallas received 5 more inches of snow Friday morning… cancelled 700 flights… snow and ice started falling off the roof of Cowboy Stadium (injuring 6 people)… and traffic was slipping all over the icy roads.

The snow should start moving out of the area Saturday, but lots of the ice will still be around for the Super Bowl kickoff this Sunday afternoon.

More is on the way for overnight.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/
SATURDAY MORNING FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN FLORIDA
PANHANDLE...FLORIDA BIG BEND...AND SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
GEORGIA...

FLZ010>019-026>029-034-112-114-115-118-127-128-134-GAZ125>131-
143>148-155>161-051400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FG.Y.0005.110204T2209Z-110205T1400Z/
WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-INLAND FRANKLIN-
GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-
INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-
COASTAL DIXIE-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN-
MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-
GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRYSTAL LAKE...CHIPLEY...FIVE POINTS...
MARIANNA...GRACEVILLE...MALONE...SNEADS...YOUNGSTOWN...
BLOUNTSTOWN...WHITE CITY...WEWAHITCHKA...QUINCY...CHATTAHOOCHEE...
TALLAHASSEE...SPRING HILL...MONTICELLO...MADISON...GREENVILLE...
SWEETWATER...CRAWFORDVILLE...PERRY...MIDWAY...MAYO...CROSS CITY...
PANAMA CITY...PARKER...PORT SAINT JOE...APALACHICOLA...
CARRABELLE...SOPCHOPPY...SAINT MARKS...KEATON BEACH...
STEINHATCHEE...SUWANNEE...ALBANY...LEESBURG...SMITHVILLE...
SYLVESTER...ASHBURN...TIFTON...FITZGERALD...OCILLA...COLQUITT...
NEWTON...CAMILLA...PELHAM...MOULTRIE...ADEL...SPARKS...
NASHVILLE...DONALSONVILLE...BAINBRIDGE...CAIRO...THOMASVILLE...
QUITMAN...VALDOSTA...LAKELAND

509 PM EST FRI FEB 4 2011 /409 PM CST FRI FEB 4 2011/
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/
SATURDAY MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/
SATURDAY MORNING.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND BECOME MORE
WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING. VISIBILITIES IN SOME
AREAS HAVE ALREADY DROPPED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. MORE
WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED AFTER
SUNSET. VISIBILITIES IN SOME LOCATIONS WILL DROP TO NEAR ZERO AT
TIMES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY
IMPROVE ON SATURDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH FROM THE
WEST ELIMINATING THE WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW
DOWN...USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE
BETWEEN THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU.

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