I am Johnny Parker and I am 22. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.
By: JohnnyParker , 11:44 AM GMT on December 21, 2013
Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 67 and it feels like 67. There is a Wind Advisory in effect until 12am Sunday across North MS. Winds out of the South to Southeast at 20-30mph with gusts up to 40mph are expected. Highs will continue to range between 46 and 70 with lows between 25 and 38. There is an 80% chance of thunderstorms/wind today and a slight chance of rain tomorrow. Very significant severe weather/tornado outbreak expected today into early Sunday morning. Threats will be for large hail, damaging winds of 60-70mph, tornadoes (some could be strong), heavy rain of 2-4 inches with locally 4+, and flash flooding. Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at the Weather Channel, is giving North MS a 7 on TOR:CON (Tornado Condition Index) for today. This means that there is a 70% chance of seeing a tornado within a 50 mile radius. Timing of these storms will be from 3pm-8pm for Western MS, and from 6pm to midnight for Central/Eastern MS. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 66 and it feels like 66. Todays high is 76 and a low of 55 with a 100% chance of strong storms/wind. Sundays high is 67 with a slight chance of rain.
Now, for your severe/winter weather update for the Southeast Region. Could see winter weather potential around January 3rd-5th.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Eastern Pacific, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Western Pacific, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the North Indian Ocean, no development is expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere, Intense Tropical Cyclone Amara has winds of 150mph with a pressure of 933mbars. Movement is South at 5mph. Is expected to weaken to a category 2 storm by late today/early Sunday and is not a threat to land. Also, in the Southern Hemisphere, Very Intense Tropical Cyclone Bruce has winds of 155mph with a pressure of 915mbars. Movement is West-Southwest at 14mph. Is expected to become a category 5 for a short time then begin to weaken to a category 1 by Monday, but is not a threat to any landmasses.
Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. God Bless!
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