Friday, June 13, 2008

Hot and humid with scattered storms

Early morning:
Isn't that title pretty much the forecast every day in Alabama in June and July?

At 6:40 a.m. the temperature in southeast Baldwin County is 73 with a dewpoint of 70. There are some storms to our southeast in the Gulf.

1:30 p.m. update:
Storms blew up this morning all around us. I enjoyed watching the cumulonimbus towers while we were fishing. I took several pictures (below) and posted them occasionally throughout the morning. Very little rain occurred at our location, but some areas nearby had very heavy rain and cloud to ground lightning. There was a nearly constant rumble of thunder from around 9 a.m. until after noon.

The boys are catching little pinfish like they are going out of style. Matthew also caught a catfish. The fish started really hitting our bait (red hot dogs) when the storms approached, and they haven't stopped yet. I got to finish up cooking and get back to the guys.

5 p.m. update:
Storms have been pulsing around us all day but we had just enough rain to bump the humidity up a few notches. The dewpoint has been around 72 or 73 all afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. The weather has been ideal for fishing, though. The boys have caught literally dozens of fish; mostly pinfish and a few catfish.


8:08 p.m.


7:44 p.m.


7:34 p.m.


7:11 p.m.


5:21 p.m.


4:15 p.m.


3:06 p.m.


2:55 p.m.


2:52 p.m.


12:40 p.m.


11:50 a.m.


11:49 - Dying thunderstorm


11:20 a.m.


10:57 a.m.


10:54 a.m.


9:55 a.m.


9:54 a.m.


9:48 a.m.


9:44 a.m.


9:44 a.m.


9:31 - looking ESE towards Perdido Bay and Pensacola


9:31 a.m.


8:57


9:00 a.m.


7:21 a.m.


7:21 Mobile Nexrad - My location is the small circle; the cloud above is in the large circle.

3 comments:

Share Cute Pictures said...

So amazing are these pictures

Dewdrop said...

Is that a smile on Joe's lips??? No way!

What fun! Glad you seized the day and went down. Awesome time with your boys from the looks of it.

Mike said...

Thanks to both of you for these comments. Yes, Dew, the dozens of fish caught definitely put several smiles on his face.