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Records Falling Across the South Today

| December 7, 2022 @ 12:49 pm

The high pressure over the Gulf of Mexico is responsible for the warm weather across the Deep South here in early December.

The mercury has reached 82 at Mobile, breaking their record high for the date, which is 81, set in 1998. Upon further inspection, the Port City has at least tied its all-time record high for December, which is 82F, originally set on December 30, 2021 and tied just yesterday. We will be watching to see if they can break their all-time December mark. Weather records at Mobile go all the way back to 1872.

Interestingly, while it was 82F at Mobile’s Bates Field, it was just 72F downtown at Brookley Field, where an easterly wind off the Bay was keeping things several degrees cooler.

To the east in Pensacola, the mercury has reached 81F on the five-minute data from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). This would break their record for the date, which is 80F, set in 1951. It would also tie their all-time record high for December, which is 81F, set on seven occasions, the most recent being yesterday as well.

Gulfport MS has broken its record for the date with 81F. The old record was 78F, set in 1998.

Vicksburg, MS is going to be close. Their record for the date is 82F. 5 minute data shows that TVR has reached at least 81F. Hourly data shows 78F.

We will update you when the data is officially reviewed by the NWS later this afternoon.

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