Heat Continues but Fall is Right Around the Corner

| October 4, 2019 @ 9:55 am

By Johnny Parker

It is a mild morning across central Alabama with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. As has been the case over the last several days, no rain is expected. However, a cold front is expected to swing through central Alabama between Sunday and Monday bringing Fall like temperatures plus RAINFALL (Finally!)

Total rainfall amounts will be on the order of a quarter to half inch with some lucky spots seeing up to or over an inch. This will not be a drought busting rain, but it will help. There could also be a few strong to possibly severe storms late Sunday evening. Damaging winds would be the primary hazard.

On this day in 1979, Tropical Depression Twenty-Three formed in the Western Pacific and intensified into Tropical Storm Tip. This storm further intensified into a 190mph category 5 super typhoon by October 12th and set a worldwide record pressure of 870mbars. On October 19th, Typhoon Tip made landfall on the Japanese island of Honshu as an 80mph category 1 storm. Only Hurricane Patricia (2015) in the Eastern Pacific came close to breaking the 870mbar pressure. In addition, Tip set a record for the largest tropical cyclone ever at 1380 miles in diameter. Tip caused 100 fatalities, sinking ships and producing massive rainfall that led to over 600 mudslides in the mountainous region of Japan. Tip is the most observed storm ever with a total of 60 reconnaissance missions by the U.S. Air Force.

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Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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