Friday, April 20, 2012

Dacula Wx

Forecast for Dacula GA

Today: High will get near 70, with a very slight chance of rain. Otherwise, its looking to be a nice day. The chance of rain will continue into tonight with some scattered thunderstorms. Overnight low expected to get down to the mid 50s.

Saturday: Rain to continue in the area with a high in the mid 70s. This would not be the day to be planning any outdoor activities. Overnight low expected to be in the upper 40s.

Sunday: Rain will begin to move out of the area overnight leaving cooler temperatures and more of a pleasant day. Highs will only get to the upper 60s and an early monday morning low in the mid 40s.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Starkville Forecast

Tonight: Clouds will increase throughout  the night as the chance for precipitation and thunderstorms increases as a cold front approaches. Gusts to about 25 mph and an overnight low reaching 65F.

Tomorrow: The rain and thunderstorms will stick around through out the day, so expect to be swimming with the ducks tomorrow. The high will get near 80F. Wear your rain jackets and rain boots and bring your umbrellas tomorrow!

Tomorrow Night: Rain will still be in the area, and temperatures will begin to drop. Overnight low expected to be around 60F.

Rest of the Week: The clouds and rain will start to move out of the area by Wednesday and highs will remain in the mid to upper 70s and overnight lows will drop to about 50F.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter

Easter is a time to celebrate. However, there have been numerous weather events revolving around Easter Sunday. For instance, multiple tornadoes have been reported on Easter Sunday. Including 1913 in Omaha and in 2011 in Texas and Arkansas. Not only have tornadoes been spotted on Easter, but in 1965 there was a tornado outbreak on Palm Sunday. Going from one extreme to another, there have also been snow storms on Easter Sunday. There was a blizzard in 1873, and a snow storm in Connecticut. Usually, there are cold snaps around Easter as well, however this year, we are just as warm as we normally are!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Born to Love Weather

Cool story here. On March 29, 1991 in Atlanta Georgia, just 3 days after I was born, the NWS in Peachtree City issued a tornado warning for Fulton Co. This is where I was at. They brought all the babies into the hallway as they waited for the storm to pass. Here is some background information on these storms.

Here is some information on this storm, and other significant Georgia tornadoes.

March 29, 1991: An F3 tornado hit Cobb and Douglas counties, more than 50 million dollars in damage and 27 injured.

April 6, 1936: An F4 desecrated the town of Gainesville. It started off as two tornadoes and then merged into one. A pants factory took the worst of it, after being hit by the tornado, it caught fire and collapsed, 70 alone died in that. The approximated death toll is at 203. This tornado also came from the same system that spawned the deadly 1936 Tupelo tornado.

April 9, 1998: A high F2 struck the most heavily populated parts of Metro-Atlanta. Counties affected were Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb and Gwinnett. The funnel cloud was first spotted near Smyrna, and it touched down near Memorial Park cemetary. The tornado crossed I-75 and passed over an office park where The Weather Channel is located. The funnel lifted back up and touched back down in the city of Dunwoody. There it left significant damage to homes as well as Georgia Perimeter College. The storm then made its way into Gwinnett county where it finally decided to give up. It produced an estimated 250 million dollars in damage.

March 14-15, 2008: An F2 tornado tore through downtown Atlanta on Friday March 14, 2008 in the middle of the SEC Mens Basketball tournament. The tornado caused much damage to the area, including damage to the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, Omni Hotel, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia World Congress Center, and the Oakland Cemetery. The tornado went right through the heart of downtown Atlanta.  There were a total of 45 tornadoes reported that weekend, the highest rated being an F3.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where Did Spring Go?

Recently, the entire eastern portion of the United States have been having record breaking high temperatures. Since the beginning of the month, about 6,000 highs were broken. Six THOUSAND. Did we even have a spring? Here in the south, it feels like we went straight from a warm, spring-like summer! In Atlanta, they made it to 7 days in a ROW above 80 degrees. That beat the previous record set in 1908. In International Falls, they reached a record high of 79 degrees. The highest temperature ever recorded for March. So why such warm weather? Well recently, a strong High pressure has settled in the middle of the eastern half of the States. This has brought warm, south winds into most of the area and as a result, a very warm March. So if late winter/early spring is this warm, how will the summer be? only time will tell.

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Day # of Records
Fri. Mar. 9 101
Sat. Mar. 10 105
Sun. Mar. 11 189
Mon. Mar. 12 138
Tue. Mar. 13 218
Wed. Mar. 14 460
Thu. Mar. 15 662
Fri. Mar. 16 496
Sat. Mar. 17 565
Sun. Mar. 18 586
Mon. Mar. 19 510
Tue. Mar. 20 710
Wed. Mar. 21 575
Thu. Mar. 22 295

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bulldog to Bulldog

From one bulldog to another. 2 different college campuses 6 hours away. Here is the weekend and spring break forecast for Athens GA.

For the weekend, we're going to have gorgeous spring like weather. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s with lows in the 40s and increasing cloud coverage on Sunday. Winds will be out of the East at 5-10 mph. If you plan on doing something outside, this is the perfect time to do so. Some suggestions in Athens would be the State Botanical Gardens on Milledge Ave, shopping in Downtown Athens, or just enjoying the beautiful campus of the University of Georgia.

As the week begins, clouds will continue to increase as well as the chance of rain as a cold front approaches from the west. Temperatures will climb and will approach the upper 70s as we get into Tuesday and Wednesday. The best chance for thunderstorms will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This cold front will not bring cooler temperatures as the forecast calls for seasonably warm conditions for Thursday as well. All in all, it will be a pleasant Spring Break if you're happening to spend the break in Athens, with a few crummy moments. Get outside and enjoy the nice Georgia weather!

It won't be too hot you need to be like Uga and have your own bag of ice and an air conditioned dog house ;)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

If You Ain't Here to Party

It's almost spring break! For a lot of people that means driving down to the beach to soak up the sun and have fun with friends. Here are some forecasts for some popular spring break destinations.

Panama City Beach, FL
This week: Highs in the lower 70s with clear skies early in the week and increasing clouds with the possibility of storms during the weekend. Lows are ranging from the upper 40s to upper 50s.

Daytona Beach, FL
This week: Highs increasing as the week progresses, ranging from the upper 60s to upper 70s. It will be mostly sunny throughout the week with lows from the upper 50s to 60s.

Miami Beach, FL
This week: Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. A slight chance of rain is existent for Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will be warm in the upper 60s, lower 70s. Winds will increase on Monday and Tuesday.

Orlando, FL
This week: Temperatures will warm up throughout the week as the highs range from the upper 60s to lower 80s. Clouds are on the increase as the week progresses and winds will pick up on Tuesday. Lows range from the upper 40s to lower 60s.