The snow fizzles, at last the rain ends and finally a stretch of much deserved sunny days for Atlanta, even though it will be chilly and then colder next week. I do not expect widespread black ice problems Friday morning but a few especially bridges, ramps and overpasses. Read on.
We could dodge a bullet or get smacked. The GA mountains are under the gun for sure and even worse for the Mountains of East TN and for KY/VA/NC. Read on...
This is not a winter storm situation with a snowstorm heading our way. It's been unseasonably warm and the ground and air are still mild. IF rain mixes with or changes to snow for a few hours work and school as normal would be expected as of now unless things change, which is always possible. Listen for updates daily on the radio and click the forecast links here at wsbradio.com and read my blog for more.
According to News/Talk WSB Meteorologist Kirk Mellish, a flood watch goes into effect at 1:00 p.m. Monday for the Mountains and foothills of North Georgia including Cherokee and Bartow counties. According to the AJC, the National Weather Service said rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches can be expected through ...
The weather ground is shifting and there will be headlines about weather extremes in Europe and the USA before this month is done and next month, too. We will feel the changes here in the Southeast.
January is a weather battleground, February more wintry before next thaw.
The various numerical prediction models that simulate the atmosphere have not been reliable in recent weeks so even the short to medium range forecasts, let alone the long-range outlook are suspect and subject to more than the usual and normal revisions. Here are the trends.
Winter Weather Awareness Week for Georgia is December 2-7, 2012. The main threats from winter weather across the Southeast stem from ice storms, crop-killing freezes and occasional snow. Last winter (2011-2012), all 4 climate sites reported a Trace of snowfall (Atlanta, Athens, Macon, and Columbus).
My winter outlook is certainly different from how last winter turned out and differs a lot from the NOAA/NWS winter forecast. I use the analogue method instead of computer models to make seasonal predictions.
The warmest November 22nd in Atlanta was last year at 77. When Thanksgiving was on the 26th in 1938 Atlanta had snow flurries!