Cloudy Skies Keeping The Temperatures Cooler At Midday

| December 1, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

We have a mass of clouds that are taking a long time to dissipate over Central Alabama at this point, and most reporting stations are coming back with cloudy readings. Looking at the temperatures at 12:30 PM, you can tell where the sun is shining compared to where the clouds are keeping the sun hidden. Birmingham is at 63 degrees with cloud cover, while Eufaula is enjoying the sunshine with the temperature at 73 degrees.

For the rest of today, skies will begin to clear out some, but the wait for sunshine for much of the area may take a few hours longer. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid-60s to the lower 70s. For tonight, temperatures will be in the 50s throughout the area for the start of the high school football games and steadily dropping into the upper 40s to the mid-50s by the final whistle. Expect some patchy fog to develop mainly over the southern parts of the area, otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy with the overnight lows falling into the lower 40s to the lower 50s.

Saturday will start off with patchy fog during the morning hours, before lifting and skies becoming partly cloudy throughout the day. Afternoon highs will warm into the 60s to the lower 70s, a very nice day for the beginning of December. Skies will clear out throughout the late afternoon and into the evening hours. For the late night and overnight hours, skies will be mostly clear and lows will be in the upper 30s to the upper 40s.

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On this day in 2011, Wind speeds as high as 102 MPH were measured in Centerville, Utah and surrounding cities. Damage was reported throughout Weber and Davis counties ranging from South Ogden down to Bountiful. More than 400 trees were down at the Davis Golf course alone due to the winds. Up to 54,000 residences were without power throughout the day and into the evening. Train service between Layton and Salt Lake City was suspended due to damaged train stations, debris on the train tracks, and power outages. Cleanup costs totaled $8 million in Centerville alone. No injuries were reported from the wind, but a number of injuries were reported from those helping with the cleanup effort.


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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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