Friday, August 08, 2008

Calm after the storm

It doesn't get any more pleasant than this in August in Alabama. The low this morning was 64 at my home after a rare August cool front passed through yesterday. The front, as expected, was preceded by strong to severe storms in North and Central Alabama. Trees were blown down in numerous counties. The NWS Huntsville reported trees down in Lauderdale, Limestone, Morgan, Madison, and Jackson counties. They also reported one inch diameter hail in Boaz in Marshall County. The Birmingham NWS reported trees down in Cherokee, Etowah, Lamar, Marion, Shelby, Autauga, Lee, and Russell counties. A few isolated areas received 1-2 inches of rain. Most areas received one inch or less. Based on Nexrad Data, much of St. Clair County, east of Birmingham received no measurable precipitation. I received .21" in northern Cullman County.

This weekend will feature below normal temperatures and humidity. Low temperatures will be near 60 in some portions of North Alabama Saturday and Sunday morning. Cooler valley regions of northeastern Alabama may even dip briefly into the upper 50's. J.B. Elliott of Alabamawx.com asked for feedback on the predicted low temperature this weekend for Mt. Leconte (elevation 6400') in northeastern Tennessee. My prediction was 40. If you care to put your name in the hat you can do so here.

I hope you can get out and enjoy fabulous August weather this weekend!

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2 comments:

williamebrantley said...

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Mike said...

Thanks for visiting Mr. Brantley.