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Tornado Count Below Normal

Tornado Count Below Normal

So far this month, we have a preliminary tornado count of only 14 for the whole country, which is way below normal. May is typically the month where we see the highest number of tornadoes: 298. The second highest month is April with an average of 234, followed by June with 228.

However, May has not been the only month that is lower than normal. When you look back to March and April, those months were also way below normal. April 2013 only had 73 tornadoes, but we average 234. Prior to that, in March of 2013, we had a near record low month! The average for March is 98, and we only had 17, making it the 5th lowest count for March on record!

Atlanta Weather | Nice Today And Getting Warmer

Atlanta Weather | Nice Today And Getting Warmer

 

High pressure has settled across our area which will lead to calm winds, sunny skies and nice temperatures today. What we like to call an 11ALiVE Day (An 11 on the WIZomemter).
Unfortunately it will not remain perfect. As the area high pressure moves east, we will get back into a southerly flow. This will bring in an increase in low level moisture and warmer temps. There will be a slight chance for showers during the afternoons starting Thursday. At this point the rain doesn’t appear to impressive. The upper level disturbance (Low pressure) that will bring the chance for rain will also bring cold air aloft and that will limit any instability.

The slight chance for the afternoon, isolated showers will continue into early next week.

Atlanta Weather | Cool Today, But Warm Air Will Return

Atlanta Weather | Cool Today, But Warm Air Will Return

 

Complete turn form last week, this week will  be mostly rain free. We will only have a few high thin around, so expect sunny skies all day. High pressure is moving into area which will help to keep of rain free for the next few days. Today the high is to our west, which is bringing us cool dry air. Highs today will only be near 70.
With clear skies tonight, overnight lows will again drop into the chilly 40s. We will see and feel a quick rebound as highs on Tuesday climb back into the upper 70s. 80s by Wednesday.

Rain chance looks weak this week. As high pressure move to our west, our temps will increase, but the moisture increases as well. Models differ on the amount and days for rain.
The GFS model brings the best chance for rain in on Thursday, while the European Model shows Friday as the best chance. Either way the chances are only around 20 to 30%. The slight chance  for the showers will last into the weekend.

 

Atlanta Weather | Cool Today, But Warm Air Will Return

Atlanta Weather | Cool Today, But Warm Air Will Return

 

Complete turn form last week, this week will  be mostly rain free. We will only have a few high thin around, so expect sunny skies all day. High pressure is moving into area which will help to keep of rain free for the next few days. Today the high is to our west, which is bringing us cool dry air. Highs today will only be near 70.
With clear skies tonight, overnight lows will again drop into the chilly 40s. We will see and feel a quick rebound as highs on Tuesday climb back into the upper 70s. 80s by Wednesday.

Rain chance looks weak this week. As high pressure move to our west, our temps will increase, but the moisture increases as well. Models differ on the amount and days for rain.
The GFS model brings the best chance for rain in on Thursday, while the European Model shows Friday as the best chance. Either way the chances are only around 20 to 30%. The slight chance  for the showers will last into the weekend.

 

Sunny or Stormy Mother's Day?

Sunny or Stormy Mother's Day?

 

Clouds increasing today with a few isolated showers, mainly in the second half of the day. High temperatures will be warm around 80 degrees in most spots. Southwest winds between 5-15mph, gusting up around 20mph.

Tonight shower chances increase and a few thunderstorms are possible, otherwise cloudy skies. Overnight low temperatures will be in the low 60s.

Showers and thunderstorms off and on Saturday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. West wind between 5-10mph, gusting up around 15mph.

Near Record Lows Monday and Tuesday Morning!

Near Record Lows Monday and Tuesday Morning!

No, we are not talking about seeing 50's for highs or anything like, but to see a frost in the mountains is definitely weird! This has been the year of freakish weather! Lowest tornado count since 1954, one of the coldest May's we have seen in decades, and now another freakish event. We could see near record lows on the 13th, and 14th!!! Here are the records!

May 13th, 42 degrees

May 14th, 41 degrees

Full Eclipse of the Sun in 2017 in N Georgia!

Full Eclipse of the Sun in 2017 in N Georgia!

Tonight there was a cool eclipse in the southern hemisphere called a "RIng of Fire" eclipse. Basically the Moon is closer to the Earth than when a full eclipse of the Sun happens and only about 98% of the sun is covered. There will be some very cool pictures coming in that I will have on the blog tomorrow!

Our Eclipse