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Atlanta Weather | Wednesday Forecast

I am watching an area of storms that are developing in South TN that are caught up in that NW flow that are going to try to make it down into this area later today. Right now they are moving into an area that has less stability than the area that the storms are in right now so they will most likely calm down in intensity as they move towards the metro area. However, the HRRR and the 4kn WRF models have this area re-strengthen as they approach the metro after the sun goes down. Sometimes this can happen as the low level winds around 3500 feet strengthen just a bit. I will be monitoring this area and will keep you updated.

Short Term Forecast for More Heavy Rain and Storms

Short Term Forecast for More Heavy Rain and Storms

The image you see above is the 4pm radar, I want you to notice how the line extends into AL and parts of NW GA. Now take a look below at the 5pm RPM run, notice how that line doesn't even exist? The last few days the models have been out to lunch on these small impulses coming in from the NW and that is the case tonight. I think this impulse coming in from the NW will move into the area later this evening around 6-7 and give us another round of thunderstorms, not as strong as what we saw this morning, but I do think we will see some localized area of heavy rain later tonight. Look below at the precipitable water table, central N Georgia has the highest water content in the area, especially over the areas that had the heaviest rain this morning. Plus there is a thermal gradient that runs from the NW to the SE right over the metro area. 

Atlanta Weather | Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD WATCH

A flash flood watch will continue through tomorrow morning for all of the metro Atlanta area as parts of the area saw 6+ inches of rain this morning. We are watching another wave of heavy rain in parts of southern Tennessee this afternoon that will be moving into a very moisture laden Georgia and we are expecting that one to aslo bring in more rain overnight. Parts of the metro area could see an additional 2-4 inches!

Remember if you see water covering the roadways, turn around ... Don't drown! 18 inches of water can float your car away!

Atlanta Weather | Heavy Morning Rain

Atlanta Weather | Heavy Morning Rain

Flooding is the issue this morning as heavy rain continues to fall in part of North GA. Especially for Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, and Gilmer Counties. As much as 5 and 6 inches of Doppler estimated rainfall is being reported this morning.
Flash Flood Warnings for the afore mention counties will last through 11am, but a Flood Watch will continue for the same areas and all of north GA until Thursday AM. There are several reports of closed roads and more rain in expected later today.

Incredible Video From Inside an Italian Tornado!!!

Incredible Video From Inside an Italian Tornado!!!

Last week in Milan, Italy a very large tornado touched down and started doing damage! Unfortunately there was an office building that had people trapped in it while the tornado struck and they were literally in the middle of it!! You can hear popping sounds as debris is slamming into it!!

If you recal, last may another tornado went through Milan... Here is the link to the blog

MAY MILAN TORNADO

EUROPEAN CLIMATOLOGY

So since that is the same location in the same year I did a little digging on F3 and F4 tornadoes for all of Europe and the results are suprising. Between 2000 and 2013 here is the breakdown:

There were 11 F3 tornadoes, 2 were in Italy. But 5 were in Germany!! It turns out that there is a mini tornado alley in Germany!!

There were 4 F4 tornadoes. 1 was in Poland, 1 was in France, and one was in the UK!!! Who would have thought!!!

Some Scattered T-Storms Could Fire Later Tonight

Some Scattered T-Storms Could Fire Later Tonight

I am watching an area of storms that are developing in South TN that are caught up in that NW flow that are going to try to make it down into this area later today. Right now they are moving into an area that has less stability than the area that the storms are in right now so they will most likely calm down in intensity as they move towards the metro area. However, the HRRR and the 4kn WRF models have this area re-strengthen as they approach the metro after the sun goes down. Sometimes this can happen as the low level winds around 3500 feet strengthen just a bit. I will be monitoring this area and will keep you updated.

Atlanta Weather | Changes As Hurricane Season Gets Kicking

Atlanta Weather | Changes As Hurricane Season Gets Kicking
Extreme weather events caused $110 billion in damages in 2012 making it the second costliest year on record, according to NOAA. Superstorm Sandy caused the brunt of that cost, resulting in approximately $65 billion dollars in damage.This year, as Atlantic hurricane season ramps up, NOAA is implementing a few big changes. Below are the ones that could affect you as we enter the peak of the season: 1. Enhanced Computer Power Will Allow for More Precise ForecastsThe National Weather Service (NWS) underwent a major upgrade to their supercomputers this year that more than doubled their computing capacity. According to the agency, this has made them twice as fast in processing computer models, and will allow them to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time.