Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Video of Gatlinburg Snow

Terrible quality as I used a handheld camera but take it for what its worth!
The squirrel was like a pet, pretty amazing how he/she took food right from your hand.


video

Gatlinburg Snow 2009

Here are several of the best pics from my trip to Gatlinburg this past weekend. On top of the mountain where we were staying we received 5-7" and it was still snowing when we left.


Driveway @ Midstorm


Firewood pile @ Midstorm


Steps @ Midstorm


Driveway @ 1/4 Storm


Downtown @ End of Storm


Final Storm total before departure 6.5" and still snowing

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blustery Conditions Ahead

Here is a look at the 18z run of the GFS valid noon Thursday. Thursday appears to be a blustery day with an icy North wind. Temperatures will struggle to reach freezing both Thursday and Friday. It appears Friday morning will be our coldest morning of the young year with lows anywhere from 5 F-20 F depending on your elevation. The lower valleys will see the lowest temperatures. 

Upper Air


Surface

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cold is the Word!!!

Here is a look at the 12z run of the GFS valid at Tuesday Noon. It will be cold with highs probably not getting out of the mid 30's. Another shot of cold air will follow on Thursday and Friday.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shelf Cloud approaching I-65 on 1/7/09



Pics of shelf clouds approaching I-65 associated with TVS signature. I was a bit north of the Mt. Olive exit but south of the Warrior exit on I-65. I was going to put the corresponding radar image for the time the pictures were taken but I forgot to save the image.

Possible Tornado in Oxford,AL



Radar shot of possible tornado in Oxford

Monday, January 5, 2009

Storm Total Precip

Severe Weather Tuesday Night?

A pretty dynamic trough will be swinging through the Southeast tomorrow night which could lead to some severe storms. Instability will be marginal at best but shear will be relatively high. The SPC has outlined a Slight Risk of severe weather for most of S AL and parts of GA and MS. Boundary layer conditions will need to be monitored throughout the day tomorrow. The main threat should come from bow echoes and straight line winds though I can imagine that we will see some tornado warnings as well. If the sun breaks out tomorrow therefore increasing instability the threat might be more significant, especially for S AL. If I had to pick a spot to be tomorrow to see severe weather it would be Demopolis, AL and South.

**Images courtesy of www.twisterdata.com***

850 mb Winds

Surface Temperature

Surface Dewpoint

CAPE

0-1 km Helicity
Energy Helicity Index EHI

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Storms approaching Jeff Co.


Nothing severe but will probably see and hear some lightning and thunder tonight.

First Tornado Warning of 2009


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Warm/Moist Start

Warm temps highlight the start to this Saturday. Look for temps to climb throughout the day with a possibility of storms, especially in SE AL. Instability values should increase throughout the day allowing for the possiblilty of severe storm although a big outbreak is not expected.