Occasional Showers/Storms Through Monday

| June 7, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

ACTIVE PATTERN CONTINUES: An upper low just northwest of Alabama continues to interact with a tropical airmass over the region, and will keep the weather unsettled through the weekend. On radar this afternoon, we have one batch of strong storms moving into Georgia, but more showers and thunderstorms are developing rapidly over the northwest counties of the state. Temperatures are in the 70s where rain is falling, and in the 80s elsewhere.

THE WEEKEND: The sky will be mostly cloudy tomorrow and Sunday with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Like today, there will be some good breaks in the rain, but a shower or storm will be possible in this environment at ny hour of the day or night. No way of providing start/stop times for the rain at any given place in this pattern. Severe storms are not expected, and the high will be in the low to mid 80s both days. Additional rain amounts over the weekend will average 1-2 inches for most communities.

NEXT WEEK: Showers and storms remain possible Monday, but they should be fewer in number on Tuesday, and mainly over the eastern and southern counties of the state. The rest of the week looks generally dry, although a few showers are possible over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama Wednesday. Highs will be in the 80s… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

SMALL TORNADO CONFIRMED: Late yesterday afternoon, a brief spin-up EF0 tornado touched down in Dallas County causing some roof and shingle damage to a house in Potter Station just west-northwest of Selma. This now brings the official count across the state for 2019 up to 58 confirmed tornadoes.

ON THIS DATE IN 1816: The following is found on page 31, from the book, “History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Year, and Life of Chauncey Jerome,” written by Chauncey Jerome. The book was published in 1860. “The next summer was a cold one of 1816, which none of the old people will ever forget, and which many of the young have heard a great deal about. There was ice and snow in every month of the year. I well remember on the seventh of June, while on my way to work, about a mile from home, dressed throughout with thick woolen clothes and an overcoat on, my hands got so cold that I was obliged to lay down my tools and put on a pair of mittens which I had in my pocket. It snowed about an hour that day.” This bitter cold event occurred in Plymouth, Connecticut.

Evidence suggests that the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). This eruption was the largest eruption in at least 1,300 years, and perhaps exacerbated by the 1814 eruption of Mayon in the Philippines.

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