Archive for May 26th, 2012
Beryl has gotten a little better organized and intensified some today.
Winds are now up to 50mph. Movement continues to be Southwest slowly at 6mph.
Tropical Storm Warnings continue from Volusia/Brevard County Line Florida to Edisto Beach South Carolina and a Tropical Storm Watch North of Edisto Beach to South Santee River South Carolina.
Beryl looks to move onshore near Jacksonville, Florida late Sunday Evening.
Could bring some much needed rain to Northern Florida and Southern Georgia.
The 95F at Tuscaloosa this afternoon tied their record high for May 26th.
It was also 95F at Anniston. That was sufficient to break their record for the date (94F).
The official high at the Birmingham Airport was 94F, which was three degrees shy of the record for the date, set in 1962.
Temperatures tomorrow will be in the same neighborhood, maybe 2-3 degrees cooler in some spots.
Can’t say with absolute certainty yet but maybe yes, maybe not We still have several hours of heating and the sun is shining all over the state.
Here are some 3 pm official temperatures:
91 Huntsville, Decatur, Gadsden, Birmingham
92 Tuscaloosa, Anniston
93 Alexandra City
94 Muscle Shoals, Greenville
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE HERE?
The National Weather Service in Great Falls, Mont., has issued a Winter storm Warning until 10 pm Sunday for parts of that big state above 4,000 feet. (and much of that state is above 4,000 feet) Eight to twelve is expected with higher amounts in some areas!
Temperatures across Central Alabama had reached into the lower 90s as of 1 pm with most airport locations reporting 92 degrees. So today is the hottest so far for 2012. And we still have a bit more of the day left with nearly full sun to take us a couple of more degrees higher.
Much of Alabama was under a field of cumulus clouds, those clouds that look like white cotton balls. The clouds should not have much impact on afternoon highs which are still expected to reach the 93 to 95 range.
Beryl has stalled about 330 miles north-northeast of Jacksonville, FL. There has been little change in strength with maximum wind at 45 mph. Little change in the forecast thinking as Beryl is expected to resume a motion toward the southwest around 6 mph later today and Sunday. Forecast track still projects a landfall very late Sunday or early Monday morning in the vicinity of the Georgia-Florida line just north of Jacksonville.
On Wednesday, the Barons and Chattanooga Lookouts will play in the 17th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance. The 12:30 p.m. contest will celebrate Wartime Baseball while former two-time MVP and Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be in attendance as this year’s Guest of Honor and will be available for autographs during the game.
The Barons will don uniforms from the early 1940′s when they were affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds while the Lookouts will also wear period uniforms. The Barons’ uniforms will feature the Hale America “Health” patch, which was worn by both major league and minor league teams during the era. Hale America was a nationwide fitness program designed to promote national physical well being at the outset of World War II and the Health shield was the organization’s logo.
The Rickwood Classic is one of the best events of the year in the Magic City. ESPN goes as far as to say that it is one of the 100 events that sports fans must see before they die!
See you there!