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Nice Saturday, Stormy Sunday

Nice Saturday, Stormy Sunday

Mostly cloudy skies today with just an isolated chance for a pop-up thundershower. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s, and light westerly winds.

For tonight, the cloud cover decreases slightly, but not entirely. Overnight low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.

More widespread showers and a few thunderstorms for Sunday. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid 80s.

As rain chances decrease by mid-week, the temperatures will increase to around 90 degrees.

Two Colliding Galaxies and the Pictures are Incredible!!!

Two Colliding Galaxies and the Pictures are Incredible!!!

The power and beauty of out space continually amazes me! I have seen some of the most incredible photos in my life from all the wild things that are what we know as the Universe! Here is one that I have never seen before and that is 2 galaxies that are colliding! Here is the article from NASA.GOV:

Cosmic Collision Between Galaxies

Strong to Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

Strong to Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

A disturbance coming in from the west is going to move over some very warm and humid air in place across N Georgia and pop some t-storms. The lines of storms will come in two waves... The first is moving in from the SW and will be generally weak as it moves through the area, some of the storms could be a bit stronger down towards Putnam, Jasper, and Walton counties as they are in a bit more instability. The other wave that is developing out west will have some more time to gain some strength as it moves towards the metro. The storms have quite a bit of lightning and heavy rain, but we have not had any reports of any severe weather in terms of hail or damaging winds. 

Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea is now moving up the eastern coast into the Carolinas this morning, and the after-effects have already been made in Florida and Georgia.

The biggest impacts to Florida was storm surge up around 2-3 feet for much of the coastline, but a few places had surge as high as 4-5 feet. Tornadoes were also common in Florida. Preliminary totals show 11 possible tornadoes, 5 of which were confirmed yesterday, the rest will be analyzed today during storm surveys.

A little closer to home, Georgia actually picked up some higher rainfall amounts than many areas in Florida did. Notice the image above with some official rainfall totals from Florida and Georgia airports. 

More rain is expected to fall in parts of Georgia Friday, before quickly exiting off to the north, dumping several inches of rain from the Carolinas all the way up the East Coast.

What if a Tornado the Size of the El Reno Tornado hit Atlanta

What if a Tornado the Size of the El Reno Tornado hit Atlanta

So I was thinking the other after I saw just how massive the El Reno tornado was what would this look like if something this big hit Atlanta. Remember the El Reno tornado is officially the world's largest tornado measuring at one point in time at 2.6 miles with winds over 300 mph!!! The thing was a monster!

Well thanks to a cool website I was able to build this map that show exactly what the path would look like if something this massive were to hit Atlanta!! It would literally move right across and cause damage to the entire area of Downtown, Midtown, and parts of Buckhead simeltaneously!!! I did it on a website and here is the link to drag the map to your town to see what it would look like:

 http://mapfrappe.com/?show=10867

Once there just drag the map on the bottom to where you want the track to be and see how massive it would be over your town, then post them on my timeline!

Tropical Storm Andrea Update

Tropical Storm Andrea Update

Here is my latest thinking on Andrea:

The steering currents for Andrea are all coming in from the SW. You can clearly see below on the visible and water vapor loop that she is being affected by the jet stream to the north, and the winds to her SW. This means that she is being pulled and pushed towards the NE by two different upper air influences. That and all the models used to forecast her direction are saying the exact same thing: Andrea will stay well to the SE of the Atlanta metro area and continue moving towards the NE. Now we may see some widely scattered showers from her northern fringe bands tonight and tomorrow, but all in all Andrea will be a non factor for us here in N Georgia. As Andrea lifts towards the NE she will be over land until she re-emerges over the Atlantic off the coast of Virginia, she will continue to wind down as soon as she goes over land.

Here is the latest from the NHC:

Atlanta Weather | T.S. Andrea Update

Atlanta Weather | T.S. Andrea Update

Latest information from the National Hurricane Center shows that Tropical Storm Andrea is getting stronger. Winds in the center of the storm have increased to 60mph, and pressure has dropped slightly. The most intense winds have been confined to the eastern semicircle as the western side continues to encounter a bit of wind shear.
The storms is forecast to make landfall by late afternoon, but should hold its tropical storm force winds as it heads through extreme Southeast GA and South & North Carolina. The forecast also shows the storm picking up speed, and in the Carolinas by Friday morning.

 

Here is the official update: