I am Johnny Parker and I am 19. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.
By: JohnnyParker , 11:05 AM GMT on August 20, 2012
Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 61 and it feels like 61. Highs will continue to range between 87 and 91 with lows between 61 and 68. Slight chance of isolated thunderstorms today and then again Friday through Sunday. Few storms could be strong to severe with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Today’s high is 86 with a low of 61. Tuesdays high is 87.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Hurricane Gordon. Winds are at 75mph with a pressure of 987mbars. Movement East-Northeast at 15mph. Will continue to weaken as it heads toward Portugal. Also, in the Atlantic, a tropical wave and area of low pressure located about 1250 miles East of the Lesser Antilles. Showers and thunderstorms continued to show signs of organization. Recent satellite imagery indicates that the circulation of this system has become better defined today. Environmental conditions appear conducive for a tropical depression to form during the next day or two moves Westward at 20 to 25mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 80%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, showers and thunderstorms located over the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a surface trough. Some gradual development of this system is possible as it moves little during the next day or so. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, tropical wave located between Africa and the Cape Verde Islands is scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Some gradual development is possible over the next few days as the disturbance moves Westward at 15 to 20mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Eastern Pacific, an area of disturbed weather associated with a trough of low pressure persists near the coast of Southwest Mexico. Development, if any, of this disturbance will be slow to occur. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 10%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it slowly moves Northwestward.
Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning.
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