My outlook for summer 2013 June, July, August. I will tweak it if necessary by the first few days of June.
30-90 Day weather outlook, nice to have Spring.
Another active tropical storm and hurricane season expected by most forecasters.
Is that a tornado siren I hear? Who cares!
Sick of cold snaps? What about spring and summer? Here is my long-range outlook.
Spring officially begins with the equinox Wednesday March 20th at 7:02 AM EDT but Mother Nature does not care! Despite the weekend warmth 23/24th, no early spring.
MARCH MADNESS! I invite all weather enthusiasts to join our permanent weather bracket and become part of weather forecasting and reporting where you live.
The "Storm of the Century" or "Blizzard of the Century" or simply the great blizzard of March 93. It was all that and more. 7 days in advance it was shown by the computer models (which started in 1966) and with each passing day it looked worse. I remember the morning before the storm saying on air, "I can't believe what I am seeing, if the data doesn't change I am going to have to forecast a blizzard here in Atlanta". After predicting it all day I went to bed. I awoke in the wee hours looked out the window at a hard rain, and thought "I blew it, crap". Went to bed angry. Awoke a few hours later on that Saturday morning and noticed it was strangely bright for so early. I knew from being a kid in Chicago what that meant. SNOW DAY! The AMS/NWA gave me awards ...
A brief statement on Global Warming/Climate change/Greenhouse gases.
Spring outlook calls for a 3-month average with above-normal temperatures and near-normal to below-normal rainfall.
Volatile and changeable active weather pattern to continue rest of this month. Outlook for March and April is for temperatures near-normal to warmer than normal with above-normal precipitation.
5 Big Mistakes Made During Tornado Warnings. SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN GEORGIA FEBRUARY 4-8TH.
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.
That Atlanta National Weather Service has compiled a summary map of the Friday January 25 ice event in North Georgia. Here is their map.
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.
Another close call winter weather situation expected this Friday but a dry weekend follows. Big warm up next week.
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.
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.