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Where To Look To See The International Space Sunday Night

Where To Look To See The International Space Sunday Night

The ISS will be visible Sunday night across all of N Georgia again tonight! this time it is for 6 minutes! This could be one of the best viewings of the ISS of the year!

When We Can See It

Sunday night you will be able to see it for about 6 minutes at around 6:26pm, the skies will be totally dark and the moon will be dim so it will be highly visible.

Where to Look?

This will also be a good one because it will be high in the sky. It will appear at 10 degrees above the horizon to the NW and it will dissapear at 10 degrees above the horizon to the SE. The maximum elevation it will be Sunday night will be 87 degrees, so it will be almost flying directly overhead. 

What about the weather?

It will have been raining all day on Saturday and for the first part of Sunday, but by Sunday night a cold front will have passed through so skies should be crystal clear!

More Rain Coming! What About Winter Weather Next Week??

More Rain Coming! What About Winter Weather Next Week??

Yet again it appears that we will be having yet again another wet weekend. This system will be coming in from the Gulf of Mexico and giving us another soaker. The ting on this appears to be from around 3-4pm Saturday and could last through late morning on Sunday.... Most of us will see another 1-2 inches...

AS the system takes off towards the NE it will pull some cold air around the back side which could give us a chance of seeing some snow flurries late Monday night!! It is still a ways away, but theis is the 2nd model run that both the GFS and the EURO are saying the same thing. Again, if we do see any at all, it will be just flurries!

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Atlanta Weather | White Christmas in Atlanta

Atlanta Weather | White Christmas in Atlanta

The northern Plains, Upper Midwest, northern New England and Rockies are most likely to see a white Christmas this year, since substantial snowpack is already established.
Some areas that typically have less than a 25 percent chance of a white Christmas are likely to see one this year. A weekend storm unleashed 5-10 inches and locally more than a foot of snow across northern Missouri and eastern Kansas. Portions of northern Oklahoma and the northern Texas Panhandle received 3-6 inches of snow.

Here in the Southeast, which rarely has a white Christmas, will not be an exception this year.

2:30 Severe Weather Update

2:30 Severe Weather Update

A line of strong storms continues to move through Alabama. As of 2:30 there are no severe thunderstorm warnings or tornado warnings. Chris and I both agree that this line will continue to weaken as it gets closer to N Georgia. We will keep you updated throughout the night,

 

As always I will keep you updated for any changes!

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Far Northwest Georgia

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Far Northwest Georgia

A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for a few counties in far NW Georgia until 6am. Chris and I are still thinking the time frame on this line is around 6am for the far NW corner and around 9-11am for the metro area. Here is the watch description from SPC: Again, Chris and I think that the threat for tornadoes is very low:

 

8:30 Severe Weather Update

8:30 Severe Weather Update

Chris Holcomb and I continue to watch a line of severe t-storms moving across N Mississippi and S Tennessee. As of now there have been 2 reports of tornadoes and a lot of straight line wind damage. The individual storms are moving NE but the main line is moving east along the cold front. This cold front is slowing down as the upper  energy moves towards the northeast so as the line moves east it should continue to weaken. Latest HRR (rapid refresh model) shows a big weakening trend as it moves towards NW Georgia. The timing continues to slow this line down so by the time it makes it to NW Georgia it will be around 6am. Chris and I agree that the main threat will stay to our west tonight, but we will continue to monitor and give you frequent updates throughout the night.

 

Quick Severe Weather Update

Quick Severe Weather Update

So far this moderate risk that the SPC has out has been a dud. That being said, I am still thinking that this is not a major event at all. As a matter of fact I think that the main focus on this "event" should be the fact that a front is going to stall in our area and we will see very heavy rain for Sunday and Monday. The NWS has issued a flood watch which is different than a flash flood watch in the sense that a flood watch means long term moderate rainfall. Here is the setup:

The latest NAM and WRF continue to weaken this system as it moves into the mid section of the country. They, the models,  are also slowing the front down and pushing the timing back on the line of storms til around 6-7am in the NW, and 9-10 in the metro. Instability will be limited, but there will be some decent shear. As the line moves into the NW there will be a slim chance of strong winds, but I still think the tornado threat is very low.

We will continue to monitor