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Lakeland "Sun & Fun" Airshow

1255   3 ENE LUTZ HILLSBOROUGH FL 2816 8242 NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TORNADO AND FUNNEL THAT MOVED FROM ODESSA TO NEAR LUTZ TO NEAR INTERSTATE 75 JUST SOUTH OF THE PASCO COUNTY LINE. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR. (TBW)
1314   5 N KATHLEEN POLK FL 2819 8203 NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TORNADO NORTH OF KATHLEEN. (TBW)
1520   5 W BRANDON HILLSBOROUGH FL 2792 8237 UNCONFIRMED TORNADO. REPORTS OF TWO OVERTURNED VEHICLES. (TBW)
1540   5 W BRANDON HILLSBOROUGH FL 2792 8237 UNCONFIRMED TORNADO. REPORTS OF TWO OVERTURNED VEHCILES. TIME ESTIMATED. (TBW)
1606   MULBERRY POLK FL 2790 8197 TORNADO SPOTTED ON GROUND IN MULBERRY. (TBW)
1610   1 N BARTOW POLK FL 2791 8185 TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN JUST NORTH OF BARTOW. (TBW)

Reports of 70 people trapped in a collapsed airplane hanger in Lakeland “Sun & Fun” Airshow.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
900 PM EDT WED MAR 30 2011

.DISCUSSION…THE AREA SAW ITS FIRST WIDESPREAD 1+ INCH RAINFALL IN
SOME TIME TODAY. SOME AREAS NEAR THE COAST GOT 2-3 INCHES. DESPITE
THIS RAIN…WE DID SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE WEATHER COME IN OFF
THE GULF OF MEXICO INTO THE SE FL BIG BEND THIS AFTERNOON. THIS
SYSTEM HAS PUSHED WELL E AND S OF THE AREA AND THE RAINFALL HAS ALSO
ENDED. HOWEVER…OUR NEXT SYSTEM IS NOT FAR OFF IN THE FORM OF A
POTENT SHORT WAVE THAT IS RACING ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS TOWARD THE
LOWER MS VALLEY. AS THIS SYSTEM APPROACHES…IT WILL INCREASE LIFT
OVER THE SURFACE BOUNDARIES THAT ARE LINGERING OVER OR NEAR THE
FORECAST AREA. REDEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND STORMS SHOULD BE LIMITED
TO AREAS STILL IN THE WARM SECTOR OVER THE FL BIG BEND. HOWEVER…
AREAS NW OF THERE WILL SEE THIS LIFT MANIFESTED IN A RETURN OF LOW
CLOUDS WITH PERHAPS SOME SPRINKLES OF VERY LIGHT RAIN. THE POP AND
WX GRIDS WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

HYDROLOGYSTORM TOTAL RAINFALL VALUES WERE FAIRLY UNIFORM IN THE
0.75-1.5 INCH RANGE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA WITH HIGHER TOTALS OF
2-3 INCHES LIMITED TO COASTAL PORTIONS OF THE FL BIG BEND AND
PANHANDLE. UNFORTUNATELY…WHILE THIS IS TEMPORARILY BENEFICIAL FOR
AREA LAWNS AND POLLEN REMOVAL…IT WILL NOT PUT MUCH OF A DENT IN
THE LONG-TERM DROUGHT ACROSS THE REGION…PARTICULARLY ACROSS NW
PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA. WE ALSO DO NOT EXPECT TO SEE RISES TO
FLOOD STAGE ON AREA RIVERS AS MOST OF THE RAINFALL FELL NEAR THE
RIVER MOUTHS.

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10am for the counties highlighted in red.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the counties in green until 1pm.

Our area has a slight chance (15%) for severe weather starting early Wednesday and continuing throughout the day.

Right now, it looks like our biggest threat will be from thunderstorm winds and a few isolated tornadoes.

Since we’re expecting heavy rains to move through in a series of waves, rainfall amounts could reach 3 inches or more in some spots – most areas should expect around 2 inches between early Wednesday and midday Thursday.

Make sure you keep up with quickly changing conditions near you through Thursday morning.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Tornado Watch is in effect this evening for Louisiana and Mississippi.

Although we are not anticipating Watches for our area this evening, we are expecting showers and some isolated storms overnight – before daybreak Wednesday.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
900 PM EDT MON MAR 28 2011


RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS THE
FRONT TO OUR SOUTH LIFTS NORTH AS A WARM FRONT AND A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. ALL THE GUIDANCE SHOWS THIS FRONT BEING
SLOW AND ACTIVE AS IT MOVES THROUGH OUR AREA THURSDAY AS A SERIES
OF LOW PRESSURE WAVES PROPAGATE NORTHEASTWARD ALONG IT. THIS WILL
LIKELY GIVE OUR AREA SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
OUR PROJECTED STORM TOTAL QPF FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY IS ABOUT
2 INCHES ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. UNFORTUNATELY THERE MAY BE A
CHANCE FOR SEVERE STORMS WEDNESDAY...AS OUR FORECAST AREA WILL BE
IN THE WARM SECTOR (AFTER THE WARM FRONT LIFTS TO THE NORTH).
THERE MAY BE SUFFICIENT COMBINATION OF 0-6KM VERTICAL WIND
SHEAR...CAPE...DEEP LAYER MOISTURE...AND FORCING FOR AT LEAST SOME
STORM ORGANIZATION...INCLUDING ROTATING UPDRAFTS.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT MONDAY).
AFTER SEVERAL MODEL CYCLES WHERE THE GFS AND ECMWF WERE IN COMPLETE
DISAGREEMENT AFTER THE FINAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO SIGNIFICANTLY
IMPACT OUR CWA DURING A WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT TIME
FRAME...IT IS FINALLY ENCOURAGING TO SEE THE MODEL SOLUTIONS IN MUCH
BETTER AGREEMENT. ALTHOUGH THE GFS IS STILL HANGING ON TO ONE FINAL
WAVE IN THE NE GULF OF MEXICO A BIT LONGER THAN THE EURO...IT`S
STRONG CUTOFF UPPER LOW SOLUTION IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO FROM
LAST NIGHT`S RUN (WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN A 3 TO 5 STANDARD DEVIATION
ANOMALY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR) HAS FINALLY BEEN PURGED.
THEREFORE...WE SHOULD FINALLY GET BACK TO MORE TYPICAL SUNNY AND DRY
SPRINGTIME CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CWA FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH
A GRADUAL WARMING TREND AS UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING LATE IN THE WEEK IS
GRADUALLY REPLACED BY ZONAL FLOW THEN WEAK RIDGING BY THE END OF THE
PERIOD. THE 12 UTC ECMWF IS SHOWING A POTENTIAL WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE DEVELOPING JUST TO OUR SOUTH BY THE END OF THE
PERIOD...BUT SINCE THIS SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN PART OF EARLIER
RUNS...WILL DISCARD IT`S POTENTIAL POPS FOR MONDAY UNLESS A STRONGER
SIGNAL SHOWS UP IN THE NEW 00 UTC RUN.

Storms are finally dying down south of I-10.

Only some stray showers on Tuesday, but rain returns (70%) Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday.

 

Big storm, full of lightning and gusty winds, is just south of Fl Hwy 20 and west of Fl Hwy 73.

Moving east at 10-15 mph, it’s just north of Broad Branch and closing in on Frink at 4:15 pm.

 

First off,  lets start this off by mentioning that hail is primarily a Spring and Summer phenomenon, not from winter storms. Hail is formed differently than sleet and freezing rain, which usually fall when the atmosphere is fairly cold through a large column of air a storm with less vertical lift and updrafts.

Hail is a different breed in that it forms in more intense and violent storms that grow very high in the atmosphere. They develop when a storm has a lot of instability, and a large moisture content. The higher a cloud top gets, the longer the amount of time a moisture particle spends within the cloud, which allows for it to grow. The longer a hailstone gets bounced around within a cloud updraft, the larger it gets. 

Usually the thunderstorms that produce hailstones grow very high in the atmosphere between 10,000-20,000 ft. So high that they only stop growing when they reach a stable layer of air at what is called the Tropopause. This is where the storm flattens out at the top and develops its Anvil like appearence.

A hail stone forms when supercooled waterdroplets freeze on contact with what is called condensation nuclei. The cloud itself must grow very big because it has to stay cold enough to support the hail formation, which means it must stay in an altitude high enough to support freezing. When a hailstone falls, it moves through the lower atmosphere faster than it can melt, which is why the air can be well above freezing and you can get hail.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when hailstones are 3/4″ in diameter or larger.

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Hail in Kinsey, AL

Webb, AL Firestation 6

New Brockton Hailstone

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
500 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
north central jackson county in the panhandle of florida,
southeastern houston county in southeast alabama,
extreme south central early county in southwest georgia,
extreme southwestern miller county in southwest georgia,
northwestern seminole county in southwest georgia…

* until 545 PM cdt/645 PM edt/

* at 454 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing half dollar size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located 8 miles west of cottonwood, or 12 miles south of dothan, and moving east at 30 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to hodgesville, sealy springs, lovetown, sills, grangeburg,
harmon, malone, bascom, crosby, two egg, lucy, chattahoochee sp, lovedale, buena vista, jakin, hornsville, steam mill and riverturn.

a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the warned area. if a severe thunderstorm is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure.

lat, lon 3111 8491 3080 8498 3101 8547 3115 8546
time, mot, loc 2200Z 277Deg 28Kt 3105 8539

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
517 PM EDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
northeastern jackson county in the panhandle of florida,
eastern houston county in southeast alabama,
southern early county in southwest georgia,
miller county in southwest georgia,
seminole county in southwest georgia…

* until 600 PM edt/500 PM cdt/

* at 410 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing half dollar size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located 11 miles south of columbia, or 15 miles southeast of dothan, and moving southeast at 40 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to donalsonville and colquitt

this storm has a history of producing destructive winds and large damaging hail. seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows!

lat, lon 3125 8458 3104 8475 3089 8475 3088 8477
3086 8477 3078 8482 3077 8485 3074 8487
3072 8487 3108 8528 3131 8514
time, mot, loc 2116Z 293Deg 34Kt 3111 8509

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
414 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
northeastern holmes county in the panhandle of florida,
northwestern jackson county in the panhandle of florida,
northeastern washington county in the panhandle of florida, southeastern coffee county in southeast alabama,
extreme southwestern dale county in southeast alabama,
geneva county in southeast alabama,
southern houston county in southeast alabama…

* until 500 PM CDT

* at 406 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing golf ball size hail, and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located 6 miles northwest of geneva, or 17 miles southwest of lowe army
heliport, and moving east at 40 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to hartford, slocomb, chipley and cottonwood

a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the warned area. if a severe thunderstorm is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure.

lat, lon 3109 8516 3070 8543 3104 8604 3124 8595
time, mot, loc 2114Z 287Deg 34Kt 3109 8584

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
336 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
southern coffee county in southeast alabama,
southwestern dale county in southeast alabama,
this includes the cities of, lowe army heliport, hanchey army heliport,
geneva county in southeast alabama,
extreme northwestern houston county in southeast alabama…

* until 415 PM CDT

* at 330 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing tennis ball size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located 21 miles west of samson, or 9 miles southeast of andalusia, and moving east at 40 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to new brockton, level plains, hartford, geneva, fort rucker,
enterprise and daleville

a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the warned area. if a severe thunderstorm is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure.

lat, lon 3135 8620 3146 8559 3101 8565 3104 8620
time, mot, loc 2036Z 275Deg 34Kt 3121 8631

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
335 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
southeastern dale county in southeast alabama,
northeastern geneva county in southeast alabama,
southern henry county in southeast alabama,
houston county in southeast alabama,
this includes the city of dothan…

* until 415 PM CDT

* at 330 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing golf ball size hail, and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located near newton, or near hanchey army heliport, and moving east at 40 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to slocomb, midland city, taylor, dothan, headland,
kinsey, cowarts, webb, cottonwood, ashford and columbia

this is a dangerous storm. if you are in its path, prepare
immediately for damaging winds large hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning. people outside should move inside a strong building but away from windows.

lat, lon 3143 8508 3140 8508 3136 8509 3132 8508
3129 8509 3128 8511 3116 8510 3115 8507
3100 8510 3100 8513 3112 8567 3146 8561
time, mot, loc 2034Z 283Deg 35Kt 3127 8557

WWUS62 KTAE 272029
WCNTAE

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 68/69
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
429 PM EDT SUN MAR 27 2011

The National Weather Service Has Issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch 69 Until 11 PM EDT /10 PM Cdt/ This Evening Which Replaces a Portion of Severe Thunderstorm Watch 68. The New Watch is Valid For The Following Areas

in alabama the new watch includes 5 counties

in southeast alabama

coffee dale geneva henry houston

in florida the new watch includes 10 counties

in florida

bay calhoun gadsden gulf holmes jackson leon liberty walton washington

in georgia the new watch includes 23 counties

in south central georgia

ben hill berrien brooks colquitt cook irwin lanier lowndes thomas tift turner worth

in southwest georgia

baker calhoun decatur dougherty early grady lee miller mitchell seminole terrell

this includes the cities of, abbeville, adel, albany,
arlington, ashburn, ashford, bainbridge, blakely,
blountstown, bonifay, cairo, callaway, camilla,
chattahoochee, chipley, colquitt, cottonwood, cowarts,
crystal lake, daleville, dawson, de funiak springs,
donalsonville, dothan, douglasville, edison, enterprise,
fitzgerald, five points, fort rucker, geneva, graceville,
hartford, headland, hudson, inwood, kinsey, lakeland,
leary, leesburg, lynn haven, lynn haven, malone, malvern,
marianna, morgan, moultrie, nashville, newton, ocilla,
ozark, panama city, pelham, port st. joe, quincy, quitman,
rehobeth, samson, slocomb, smithville, sneads, sparks,
spring hill, sweetwater, sylvester, tallahassee, taylor,
thomasville, tifton, upper grand lagoon, valdosta, webb,
wewahitchka and white city.

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
259 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
southern coffee county in southeast alabama,
southern dale county in southeast alabama,
this includes the cities of, lowe army heliport, hanchey army heliport,
northeastern geneva county in southeast alabama,
northwestern houston county in southeast alabama…

* until 345 PM CDT

* at 254 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing golf ball size hail, and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located near elba, or 22 miles west of lowe army heliport, and moving east at 30 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to new brockton, enterprise, level plains, daleville, fort rucker, hartford, ozark, slocomb, pinckard, newton and midland city

a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the warned area. if a severe thunderstorm is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure.

lat, lon 3149 8547 3104 8552 3123 8614 3146 8611
time, mot, loc 1958Z 272Deg 26Kt 3135 8604

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
313 PM EDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
southeastern henry county in southeast alabama,
northeastern houston county in southeast alabama,
southern early county in southwest georgia,
western miller county in southwest georgia…

* until 400 PM edt/300 PM cdt/

* at 212 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing large damaging hail up to golf ball size. this storm was located near columbia, or 13 miles east of dothan, and moving east at 40 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to columbia and colquitt

these storms have a history of producing large damaging hail. seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows!

lat, lon 3135 8464 3107 8466 3107 8469 3119 8534
3137 8528
time, mot, loc 1913Z 279Deg 36Kt 3124 8517

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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
133 PM CDT sun mar 27 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
southern dale county in southeast alabama,
this includes the cities of, lowe army heliport, hanchey army heliport,
southern henry county in southeast alabama,
northern houston county in southeast alabama,
this includes the city of dothan…

* until 215 PM CDT

* at 127 PM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing golf ball size hail, and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. this storm was located near lowe army heliport, and moving east at 35 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to pinckard, midland city, taylor, dothan, headland, kinsey,
cowarts, webb, ashford and columbia

this is a dangerous storm. if you are in its path, prepare
immediately for damaging winds and very large hail. people outside should move inside a strong building but away from windows.

lat, lon 3141 8569 3135 8509 3130 8509 3128 8511
3116 8510 3112 8505 3106 8506 3116 8548
3120 8549 3119 8561 3123 8575 3124 8575
time, mot, loc 1833Z 276Deg 32Kt 3128 8562

WWUS62 KTAE 271417
WCNTAE

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 68
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 27 2011

The National Weather Service Has Extended Severe Thunderstorm Watch 68 to Include The Following Areas Until 5 PM EDT /4 PM Cdt/ This Afternoon

in alabama this watch includes 2 counties

in southeast alabama

geneva houston

in florida this watch includes 10 counties

in florida

bay calhoun gadsden gulf holmes jackson leon liberty walton washington

in georgia this watch includes 9 counties

in south central georgia

colquitt thomas

in southwest georgia

baker decatur early grady miller mitchell seminole

this includes the cities of, ashford, bainbridge, blakely,
blountstown, bonifay, cairo, callaway, camilla,
chattahoochee, chipley, colquitt, cottonwood, cowarts,
crystal lake, de funiak springs, donalsonville, dothan,
douglasville, five points, geneva, graceville, hartford,
hudson, inwood, kinsey, lynn haven, lynn haven, malone,
malvern, marianna, moultrie, newton, panama city, pelham,
port st. joe, quincy, rehobeth, samson, slocomb, sneads,
spring hill, sweetwater, tallahassee, taylor, thomasville,
upper grand lagoon, webb, wewahitchka and white city.

WWUS62 KTAE 261717
WCNTAE

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 62
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
117 PM EDT SAT MAR 26 2011

The National Weather Service Has Issued Tornado Watch 62 in
Effect Until 9 PM EDT /8 PM Cdt/ This Evening for The Following Areas

in alabama this watch includes 5 counties

in southeast alabama

coffee dale geneva henry houston

in georgia this watch includes 26 counties

in south central georgia

ben hill berrien brooks colquitt cook irwin lanier lowndes thomas tift turner worth

in southwest georgia

baker calhoun clay decatur dougherty early grady lee miller mitchell quitman randolph seminole terrell

this includes the cities of, abbeville, adel, albany,
arlington, ashburn, ashford, bainbridge, blakely, cairo,
camilla, colquitt, cottonwood, cowarts, cuthbert,
daleville, dawson, donalsonville, dothan, douglasville,
edison, enterprise, fitzgerald, fort gaines, fort rucker,
geneva, georgetown, hartford, headland, kinsey, lakeland,
leary, leesburg, malvern, morgan, moultrie, nashville,
newton, ocilla, ozark, pelham, quitman, rehobeth, samson,
shellman, slocomb, smithville, sparks, sylvester, taylor,
thomasville, tifton, valdosta and webb.

Due to three recent drownings on our Gulf Coast beaches….I felt it would be beneficial to post the flag system used on our local beaches. Remember: These flags do not stay the same all day long! Beach patrol can increase or decrease the risk levels multiple times throughout the day.

If you are not a strong swimmer, you should not go in past your waist. Always swim with someone else, lifegaurd or friend. Only very few beaches have designated lifegaurds!

IF you find yourself caught in a rip current, DO NOT PANIC! If you do, you will exhaust yourself and become weak. Swim PARALLEL to the beach until you feel the rip current release you. Take your time, and tell yourself you CAN get out, if you are exhausted and feel yourself going down, turn on your back and float until safety comes.

It is reccomended not to go in the water under red flag conditions, but it is against the law to enter the water when double red flags fly!

Purple flags indicate Hazardous marine life. This may include: dangerous jellyfish, sea nettles, red tide, sharks (though not likely).

It’s NOT going to be frosty for us Friday morning – like it is for north Alabama – but… considering how warm we’ve been at daybreak over the last few days, it IS going to be cold for us!

Instead of low 60s, we’ll be in the low 40s – and that’s a 20 degree difference.  You’ll definitely notice the change throughout the early morning and in the afternoon – with highs only in the mid 70s instead of the low to mid 80s.

Although the cold front that is producing the big change is now over the Gulf, it will be backing up over the top of us as a warm front over the next few days.  And that moist air will increase our rain chances over the weekend and first of the week.  30% for Saturday, 40% for Sunday and Monday, then tapering off to 20% for Tuesday.

Right now, there’s only a small chance for some thunderstorms mixed in with the showers, but that will need to be watched as we get closer to Saturday night and Sunday.

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.2
Date-Time
Location 34.931°N, 87.062°W
Depth 0.1 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region ALABAMA
Distances
  • 8 km (5 miles) W (271°) from Elkmont, AL
  • 10 km (6 miles) SE (127°) from Lester, AL
  • 16 km (10 miles) SE (140°) from Minor Hill, TN
  • 40 km (25 miles) N (350°) from Decatur, AL
  • 49 km (30 miles) WNW (300°) from Huntsville, AL
  • 277 km (172 miles) WNW (299°) from Atlanta, GA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2.1 km (1.3 miles); depth +/- 3.1 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 10, Nph= 14, Dmin=92 km, Rmss=0.42 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=B
Source

With the temperature at 82… and the sky scattered with clouds… there’s no way we’ll have a new record high today… The old record of 85 still holds.

Tuesday’s afternoon high of 85 just missed tying the old record of 86 set in Dothan in 1982.

Wednesday’s record is 85, set in 1991… and we might get it.

We’ll have a strong, warm wind from the SW, which always helps our afternoon tempertures climb, but the “if” will be the morning clouds… if they break up by mid-morning, we’ll probably hit 86… or higher!

But if those clouds stay around through mid-day and into the early afternoon, not enuf sunshine will get through for a record-breaking day.

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