Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One of the many things I am thankful for this morning is the fact that I have the opportunity to share my passion about weather with you here. I am thankful for my relationship with God, my family, and my friends. I am thankful for the freedom we have in this country, good health, and provisions for my needs. The list could go on and on.

On to the weather....

The next several days will be interesting and changeable. The annual college football game between Alabama and Auburn known as the Iron Bowl will take place in Tuscaloosa Saturday at 2:30 p.m. For eleven days now have been looking at the GFS model output. The GFS had been showing dry weather with temperatures in the mid 50's most of the week. Yesterday morning the model began bumping the rain further north across Alabama. Since then it has consistently shown rainy conditions for central Alabama during the day Saturday. I asked James Spann why the model flip-flopped and he attributed it to the system getting into the U.S. upper air network.

Bottom line for Saturday: Wear a raincoat to the game. Umbrellas are not allowed in the stadium. It will be rainy with temperatures in the 50's.

There were also some hints at snow Sunday or Monday but right now the weather for Sunday and Monday looks cool, cloudy, and wet.

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