The detection rate for tornadoes on Doppler is very high, sadly so is the false alarm rate. You may die if you rely on and wait for so-called "Tornado Sirens". I did a screen grab of the Atlanta hourly weather forecast off a well know weather company website for that day, it showed cloudy with a 10% chance of rain! Automated forecasts on the web or mobile devices are robots with no meteorologist involved. This can lead you astray in a big bad way if you rely on them in changeable weather. RADIO is the original social media for weather! Radio is the original web source.
It’s felt like spring in Atlanta yesterday at 73. So consider today a market correction. Things will get back to normal in the days ahead, but it might be a little violent in the transition. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish is calling for heavy showers and thunderstorms. Some of those could ...
That Atlanta National Weather Service has compiled a summary map of the Friday January 25 ice event in North Georgia. Here is their map.
Now the waiting begins. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish is watching for any winter mischief for metro Atlanta. “We are at the point where computer models are of no value,” Mellish said. “We just have to monitor the temperatures and watch the radar trends.” Most of metro Atlanta will be ok, ...
Read the blog and the previous post "Brush with Old Man Winter" for details on Friday weather. No power loss issues are expected for the Atlanta area, and whatever falls will not last long. The weekend looks dry and a big warm up comes next week.
It’s not easy being a weather man this time of year. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish has been eying the possibility of some sort of wintry precipitation moving into area Friday. But there is one problem with committing to a forecast right now. “The weather system in question does not yet ...
Another close call winter weather situation expected this Friday but a dry weekend follows. Big warm up next week.
So there won’t be any snow or ice to worry about the next few days. But that extra heavy coat might be helpful. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish says we will see lows down in the 20s for the next couple of days and the NW suburbs will struggle to make ...
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...
Welcome to another wet and gray day. The only question is if there will be any white later on. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish has been watching this complex weather system called an upper level low all week. He says it will arrive Thursday afternoon and then we could see our ...
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.
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!
The most notable thing about weather patterns since September has been the see-saw roller coaster ride of the jet stream and the temperature pogo stick thermometer pattern with long dry spells punctuated by the occasional short wet spell.
IF the election is as close as so-called experts predict then every last detail will be agonized over, including the weather.