U.S. gets unusually boring January weather; Thursday storm to ease Midwest drought

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:59 PM GMT on February 16, 2013

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After an unusually intense period of extreme weather during 2011 and 2012, the U.S. had its quietest month in nearly two years during January 2013, according to NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI). The index tracks the percentage area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% and bottom-10% extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought. The CEI during January 2013 was 14%, which was the lowest since the 12% value during February 2011. On average, about 20% of the contiguous U.S. experiences top-10% extreme weather as defined by the CEI. In 2012, just two months (October and February) had below-average CEI, so the weather of January 2013 was a welcome relief from our recent "new normal" of increased extreme weather. Of course, the month wasn't completely without notable weather--the tornado outbreak of January 29 - 30 generated 57 tornadoes, the second largest January tornado outbreak on record. January 2013 ranked as the 39th warmest January since 1895, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in their latest State of the Climate report. Utah and Nevada had a top-ten coldest January; no states had a top-ten warmest January. The January warmth was enough to make the 12-month period ending in January 2013 the warmest such period for the contiguous U.S., with every state being warmer than average. Sixteen states, across the central U.S. and Northeast, were record warm, and 27 additional states were top ten warm.


Figure 1. Historical temperature ranking for the U.S. for January 2013. Utah and Nevada had a top-ten coldest January, and no states had a top-ten warmest January. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Drought conditions improve slightly; wetter weather on the way to Midwest drought region
January 2013 had slightly above-average precipitation over the contiguous U.S., but there were notable wet and dry extremes. Louisiana had its wettest January on record, and Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi all had top-ten wettest January weather. Florida, California, and Connecticut all had top-ten driest January weather. Heavy rains in Alabama and Georgia helped give that region no areas of exceptional drought for the first time since January 10, 2012. However, the core of the drought area over the Midwest U.S. shrank only slightly, with the area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing moderate-to-exceptional drought going from 61% on January 1 to 56% on February 12. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook, issued February 7, calls for new areas of drought to develop over Florida, Texas, and California. However, some improvement in drought conditions is expected over about 40% of the drought region by April 30. The latest forecasts from the GFS and European (ECMWF) model show a modest shift in the jet stream pattern during the remainder of February, which may allow more moisture-bearing low pressure systems to pass through the main portion of the Midwest drought region. One storm for sure will arrive on Thursday, and many areas of the drought region should enjoy their their wettest day in months.


Figure 2. Drought conditions as of February 12, 2013, showed that 56% of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate or greater drought. Image credit: U.S. Drought Monitor.


Figure 3. Predicted precipitation for the 7-day period ending Saturday, February 23 at 7 pm EST. Almost the entire nation is expected to get precipitation, including the core of the drought region. Image credit: NOAA/HPC.

Forward on Climate rally on February 17th in Washington, D.C. 
On Sunday, February 17, at noon EST, what is expected to be the largest climate rally in history will take place in Washington D.C. The rally is a project of the Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Hip Hop Caucus. The organizers mustered 15,000 protesters last year in D.C. to protest the potential approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (meant to bring oil from Canada's tar sands into the U.S.) Protesting the potential approval of the pipeline will be a major focus of Sunday's rally, as well. More broadly, the rally aims to put pressure on President Obama to make good on the promises he made during Tuesday's State of the Union Address:

"But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods – all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late….But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will."

It's about time that the President began talking about the reality of our changing climate, and the need to pursue aggressive actions to combat human-caused climate change. January 2013 was a welcome relief from the intense stretch of extreme weather our nation has suffered over the past two years. But the extreme weather of 2011 - 2012 is going to be more typical of our "new normal" of weather during the coming decades. Earth's climate is warming, and the overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is the main cause. Extreme weather events are increasing in response to the warming climate. People can take cost-effective actions to limit the damage, and our lawmakers are going to come under increasing pressure from grass-roots efforts like the Forward on Climate rally to act to slow down climate change.

I'll have a new post on Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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For the bloggers in Tampa Bay, how is that fire at the port going? Did they put it out yet?
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Based on this future radar forecast image, I am guessing the cap will break around 5:00 PM this evening.

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well, it's out there now... WINTER STORM Q







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Quoting yonzabam:


2012 DA14 is estimated at 190,000 tons, so the Russian one was just 5% of that mass.


Wow... Glad THAT didn't hit...

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Slow Ride
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Looks like the cap has at least partially broken in SETX.



If they consolidate even more, we may even see a spinner or two!

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


You said it wasnt worth getting a name...and only 6" of snow....now it's 1 ft?


ya know many here are on a roller coaster..
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


You said it wasnt worth getting a name...and only 6" of snow....now it's 1 ft?

Today's storm was/is not worthy of a name...this is Thursday's.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The mid-level energy of Winter Storm Q is currently southeast of Anchorage, AK. This energy is expected to dig into the Southwest tomorrow and produce heavy snowfall across the West by Wednesday morning (California mountains are expected >1'). The system will really begin to take shape after that point, delivering a major blizzard (>1') for the northern Plains and a threat for severe weather across the South on Thursday.



You said it wasnt worth getting a name...and only 6" of snow....now it's 1 ft?
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The mid-level energy of Winter Storm Q is currently southeast of Anchorage, AK. This energy is expected to dig into the Southwest tomorrow and produce heavy snowfall across the West by Wednesday morning (California mountains are expected >1'). The system will really begin to take shape after that point, delivering a major blizzard (>1') for the northern Plains and a threat for severe weather across the South on Thursday.

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Quoting barbamz:
"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.


that was spectacular!!!
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Quoting yonzabam:


Very impressive. There's a really surreal bit at 1 minute 50 seconds, when a huge, black mass shaped like a whale emerges from the sea. It even has an 'eye' where a whale's eye would be.


Exactly, I too had the impression of a monstrous whale.
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Quoting barbamz:
"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.


Very impressive. There's a really surreal bit at 1 minute 50 seconds, when a huge, black mass shaped like a whale emerges from the sea. It even has an 'eye' where a whale's eye would be.
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Some gusty winds for the central US States... with snow for the northern states later..



Click picture for larger view...

I'll also have up Invest 94 (SW Indian Ocean) when it gets upgraded as well.
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Quoting barbamz:
"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.



Last few seconds of that video put it all in perspective. What it took 100 years to do before now only took 10 years. Scary, faster and faster.
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Quoting barbamz:
"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.


That was spectacular! :) Thanks for posting! :D
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Quoting barbamz:
"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.


Simply awesome, so powerful, so destructive, so sad
Thanks for posting
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Quoting Dakster:
So about 1/3 the size of the one that we were able to track?


2012 DA14 is estimated at 190,000 tons, so the Russian one was just 5% of that mass.
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"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Good evening! In case you are bored have a look at this incredible video (watch it full screen if you can!). And sorry if it has been already posted some weeks earlier.
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Afternoon all!

Looks like a pretty significant severe weather event for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi on Thursday.

DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0358 AM CST MON FEB 18 2013

VALID 211200Z - 261200Z

...DISCUSSION...
MEDIUM RANGE MODELS INDICATE THAT BROAD UPPER TROUGHING WILL PERSIST
WITHIN ONE BRANCH OF A SPLIT UPPER FLOW CURVING INLAND ACROSS THE
PACIFIC COAST INTO THE PLAINS/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH MUCH OF
THIS FORECAST PERIOD. GUIDANCE HAS BEEN CONSISTENT CONCERNING THE
FIRST IMPULSE WITHIN THIS REGIME...A VERY STRONG SHORT WAVE TROUGH
FORECAST TO PROGRESS EAST OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES IN NEGATIVELY
TILTED FASHION LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT ...BEFORE LIFTING NORTHEASTWARD
TOWARD THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. STRONGEST
MID-LEVEL FORCING WITH THIS FEATURE PROBABLY WILL REMAIN WELL TO THE
NORTH AND WEST OF THE BETTER GULF RETURN FLOW. HOWEVER...IT STILL
APPEARS THAT AN INFLUX OF MOISTURE...CHARACTERIZED BY PRECIPITABLE
WATER UP TO 1.5 INCHES AND MID 60S SURFACE DEW POINTS...WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL...AT LEAST IN A CORRIDOR
ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS THROUGH THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY. THIS AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE OVERSPREAD BY DIFLUENT UPPER
FLOW...JUST NORTH OF THE SUBTROPICAL JET AXIS...ALONG THE TRACK OF A
SECONDARY SURFACE FRONTAL WAVE... WHERE A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY WILL
EXIST FOR BOUNDARY LAYER DESTABILIZATION AND VERTICAL SHEAR TO
SUPPORT SQUALL LINE AND SUPERCELL DEVELOPMENT. CONDITIONAL ON THE
DEGREE OF BOUNDARY LAYER INSTABILITY...THIS MAY INCLUDE THE RISK FOR
AN ISOLATED STRONG TORNADO OR TWO
...ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS.

THEREAFTER...IT APPEARS ANOTHER VIGOROUS IMPULSE MAY PROGRESS
THROUGH THE UPPER TROUGH AND CONTRIBUTE TO STRONG SURFACE
CYCLOGENESIS EAST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES LATE NEXT
WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER...THE SPREAD AMONG THE MODELS
AND MODEL ENSEMBLES IS TOO LARGE WITH THIS SYSTEM TO ASCERTAIN THE
POTENTIAL FOR A REGIONAL SEVERE WEATHER EVENT.

..KERR.. 02/18/2013
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Already 53 here in S C IL, have a wind advisory for this afternoon. High S winds arrive with the rain, then a cool down as it passes, low teens for Wed. morning low ahead of the Thurs. storm. Hopefully it will be snow or sleet, not freezing rain. Then we head back up. Quite the up and down month, really whole winter.

Glad to see some moisture out in the plains and hope Doc is right about the pattern change for them, would be nice to see severe drought areas get below 50%.
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TCFA issued for Invest 98W.

WTPN21 PGTW 181700
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT//
RMKS/
1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN
170 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 4.7N 128.6E TO 7.4N 120.6E WITHIN
THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY ISSUANCE OF
NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME. WINDS IN THE AREA
ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 15 TO 20 KNOTS. METSAT IMAGERY AND SYNOPTIC DATA
AT 181630Z INDICATE THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR 4.8N
127.9E. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 14 KNOTS.
2. REMARKS: THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 5.7N
131.8E IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 4.8N 127.9E, APPROXIMATELY 380 NM EAST-
SOUTHEAST OF ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE
IMAGERY DEPICTS FLARING DEEP CONVECTION OVER THE WESTERN SEMI-
CIRCLE; HOWEVER, A 181248Z TRMM IMAGE INDICATES FORMATIVE, SHALLOW
CONVECTIVE BANDING WRAPPING INTO THE SOUTHWEST QUADRANT OF THE LOW-
LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC). A 181322Z ASCAT IMAGE SHOWS A
SYMMETRIC CIRCULATION WITH 15 TO 20 KNOT WINDS AND STRONGER (ABOUT
25 KNOTS) EASTERLY, GRADIENT FLOW ON THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE
LLCC. A SHIP OBSERVATION APPROXIMATELY 220NM NORTH REPORTED WINDS
040 AT 22 KNOTS WITH SLP NEAR 1005MB. SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN
THE VICINITY OF THE LLCC ARE BETWEEN 28 AND 30 DEGREES CELSIUS.
UPPER-LEVEL ANALYSIS INDICATES A MARGINAL ENVIRONMENT WITH MODERATE,
EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AND DIFFLUENT FLOW. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL
PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1004 MB. BASED ON THE IMPROVING
LLCC STRUCTURE AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT, THE POTENTIAL FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24
HOURS IS HIGH.

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Quoting indianrivguy:


Mornin' Bev!

Most, including the one in Russia, are coming from a different direction than the near miss..



Hi ho! Ah ok. So odd though!

I have a friend on FB who's quite into conspiracy theories and going on about missles etc :P At least my thoughts were of natural cause! haha
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Lots more pieces of what are purported to be pieces of the Chelyabinsk meteorite are popping up online--along with many that are clearly nothing of the sort. From Avito (Russia's eBay):
Given the initial size of the impactor and the ensuing explosion, it's possible that up to a million pounds of the rock actually reached earth, so it's completely likely that many shards would have been found already. But much as I'd like a piece of the meteorite, I'd hold off on making an online purchase at the moment--and I certainly wouldn't buy based on a fuzzy photo on a classified ad site... ;-)
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So about 1/3 the size of the one that we were able to track?
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


I know people who are still complacent as could be after the Russian meteorite. "Well.. it won't happen in our lifetimes." I hate the mentality people take to brush off planetary defense, even after a 10 ton piece of rock came out of no where and hurt over a thousand people. Heck I hate it when people take that mentality about anything related to space exploration or space discoveries. You'd think the motivation for self preservation would be worth it.

But I guess that's another conversation for another time.


I read the '10 ton' estimate, too. NASA now saying it was 10,000 tons.

The meteor that exploded over Russia Friday was slightly larger than previously thought and more powerful, too, NASA scientists say.

The Russian meteor explosion over the city of Chelyabinsk, on Friday (Feb. 15), injured more than 1,000 people and blew out windows across the region in a massive blast captured on cameras by frightened witnesses. Friday afternoon, NASA scientists estimated the meteor was space rock about 50 feet (15 meters) and sparked a blast equivalent of a 300-kiloton explosion. The energy estimate was later increased to 470 kilotons.

But late Friday, NASA revised its estimates on the size and power of the devastating meteor explosion. The meteor's size is now thought to be slightly larger %u2014 about 55 feet (17 m) wide %u2014 with the power of the blast estimate of about 500 kilotons, 30 kilotons higher than before, NASA officials said in a statement. [See video of the intense meteor explosion]

The meteor was also substantially more massive than thought as well. Initial estimated pegged the space rock's mass at about 7,000 tons. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., now say the meteor weighed about 10,000 tons and was travelling 40,000 mph (64,373 km/h) when it exploded.
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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN NEW
JERSEY...NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY...EAST CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA...NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE PROBABILITY OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE FOR A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION ON
TUESDAY. A COUPLE OF INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE IN THE POCONOS.
THE GREATEST WINTRY THREAT ELSEWHERE IS FREEZING RAIN DURING THE
MORNING IF PRECIPITATION CAN ARRIVE BEFORE TEMPERATURES RESPOND.

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY MORNING.
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Quoting DFWdad:


Wow that's chilly for that neck of the woods! (I lived in Sarasota once for 3 months, Dec-Feb).

The locals are bundling up, and the "snow-birds" are thinking about wearing a jacket. ;)
..yes it was sure cold, had frost all over this morning, gone now, our normal temps should be in the low 70's..which is coming back now..cold fronts dont last too long here
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Quoting LargoFl:


Im looking for a rain/snow mix for FRI, not just rain...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL PUSH OFF THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY AND AS A RESULT
WINDS WILL VEER TO AN ONSHORE COMPONENT AND BRING AN INFLUX OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. A LARGE AREA OF MARINE STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS OVER THE
ATLANTIC WILL CROSS THE COAST ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF THE CAPE AND BRING
PERIODS OF OVERCAST SKIES. THERE MAY BE A FEW SPRINKLES ALONG THE
TREASURE COAST THIS AFTERNOON BUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL IS NOT
EXPECTED. TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE MID TO UPPER 60S THIS
AFTERNOON...MILDER THAN YESTERDAY BUT STILL 6 TO 8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL.

FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL NOT OCCUR TONIGHT AS LOW TEMPS ONLY FALL
INTO THE MID AND UPPER 40S ACROSS LAKE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES.
TEMPERATURES MAY NOT DROP BELOW 60 ALONG THE TREASURE COAST OF MARTIN
AND SAINT LUCIE COUNTIES.

$$
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Quoting LargoFl:
MORNING LOWS

Bartow, 30
Bradenton 35, (tied record low from 1977)
Brandon, 32
Brooksville, 27
Crystal River, 27
Hernando, 21
Inverness, 26
Lakeland, 32
Lakewood Ranch, 38
Mac Dill AFB, 32
New Port Richey, 30
Pinellas Park, 37
Polk City, 29
St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, 44
St. Petersburg airport, 48
Tampa, 38
Tarpon Springs, 33
Weeki Wachee, 24
Wesley Chapel, 31
Winter Haven, 36
Zephyrhills, 28


Wow that's chilly for that neck of the woods! (I lived in Sarasota once for 3 months, Dec-Feb).

The locals are bundling up, and the "snow-birds" are thinking about wearing a jacket. ;)
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...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CST
THIS AFTERNOON...

.AS LOW PRESSURE STRENGTHENS IN THE PLAINS...STRONG SOUTHERLY
WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER SOUTHEAST TEXAS LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 15 TO 25 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO THE AREA.
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MORNING LOWS

Bartow, 30
Bradenton 35, (tied record low from 1977)
Brandon, 32
Brooksville, 27
Crystal River, 27
Hernando, 21
Inverness, 26
Lakeland, 32
Lakewood Ranch, 38
Mac Dill AFB, 32
New Port Richey, 30
Pinellas Park, 37
Polk City, 29
St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, 44
St. Petersburg airport, 48
Tampa, 38
Tarpon Springs, 33
Weeki Wachee, 24
Wesley Chapel, 31
Winter Haven, 36
Zephyrhills, 28
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There may be a tornado or two today across far eastern Texas or western Louisiana.



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CAROLINAS' SNOW...nice shots by the way.. By Accuweather.com

Greenville, SC




Myrtle Beach, SC


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next weekend around the northeast is interesting...
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Quoting washingtonian115:
When is this suppose to happen?.


138 hrs... about 5 days, by the end of this week...

Remember: It's a GFS long-run forecast
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Still only 68 degrees so far in Nassau. We may not make it to 74, much less 84, today... if it doesn't warm up considerably by tonight, we may fall to the high 50s overnight. That's pretty much as cold as it gets here... I think our all time record low is 48 or so.
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storms firing up in texas
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Capital weather gang says are chances of snow are fading fast.Not surprised.From here on out I suspect all rain storms.
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Quoting islander101010:
interesting area in the west carib. looks like a few showers sign of things to come?


There is the tail end of a front in the Western Caribbean causing low level clouds with a few light to moderate showers so nothing out of the ordinary in that area.

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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
When is this suppose to happen?.
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