Thursday, May 27, 2010

NOAA Predicts Major Hurricane Season !

NOAA came out this m0rning with their official forecast for the 2010 hurricane season and if it is to be believed, it may go down in the record books. Google National Hurricane Center and go to their website. It is at the very top. Interesting reading to say the least ! Rex

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hotter,drier weather pattern developing.

A large and strong area of high pressure is forecast to build into the deep south starting this weekend. This will put a stop to those afternoon showers and storms through at least Tuesday of next week. Temps will be in the 90s ! A taste of summer is at hand. Rex

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Severe Thunderstorm Threat This Afternoon !

Severe thunderstorms are possible in the entire viewing area this afternoon into the early evening hours. Stay tuned to WDAM -TV and for latest watches or warnings. Rex

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer time weather pattern developing.

A summer time weather pattern is beginning to make itself known here in the Pine Belt. Over the next few weeks we will pretty much be seeing temps in the 90 degree range for highs and around 70 for the morning lows with a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm each day. Hurricane season begins June 1st. We will be monitoring the tropics on a daily and nightly basis. Rex

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Official" Hurricane Season Forecast Next Week !

The National Hurricane Center is set to release their "official" forecast for the 2010 hurricane season on Thursday, May 20th. I simply must share with you what the director of the National Hurricane Center told meteorologist Chuck George, who happens to be with our sister station KOLD in Tucson, in a recent interview concerning the upcoming season. The following is a direct quote by Bill Read, Director of the National Hurricane during the interview. "A week from now on May 20th we are going to issue the NOAA forecast with specific numbers and it might be a suprise to people to know that I"m not even privy to that until right before it's released because it's used in futures and trading and there are laws on that." WHAT ???? How is it possible that the Director of the National Hurricane Center is NOT PRIVY to that information beforehand!!!!! That makes no sense to me whatsoever ! Anyway, I thought i would share that with you and if you have any thoughts on the subject feel free to email at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Muggy weather-hurricane season update.

The muggies have returned to our area and are likely to be around for quite awhile. Since we are approaching mid May we will soon be going into the more typical summer time gulf coastal weather pattern of muggy, hot weather with a chance for mainly afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. Now, for an update on the upcoming hurricane season. It is looking more and more likely that we are in for a very active season. Two reasons that the season could be a humdinger are number one- the rapid warming of the Gulf of Mexico and number two the collaspsing El Nino. Stay tuned ! Rex

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm not ruling out "popcorn" showers this week

A strong low pressure system to our north will bring rain and storms to the Mid-Mississippi Valley for much of the week but high pressure will keep us on the hot side and mostly dry. But notice I'm using the words "mostly dry". I'm not going to rule out the possibility of our high pressure eroding and popcorn showers popping up in the late afternoons this week.

21 days and counting.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st. EVERYTHING that i am seeing indicates a very active year. Some experts believe that we may see 18-20 storms form during the six month long season. As I always point out to folks. It is not how many storms that develop in a given season-it's the one that affects you and family ! Some of the worst hurricanes on record came during very active seasons. Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005-but other severe, record setting hurricanes formed in very slow seasons. Betsy in 1965-which was the first billion dollar hurricane incidently-and Andrew in 1992-which until Katrina came along had been the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. My point is this. Just be prepared just in case. Go ahead now and stock up on batteries, bottled water and canned goods. For now the weather is calm. We will monitor the tropics and keep you informed in the months ahead. Rex

Friday, May 7, 2010

This weekend should be nothing like the past two.

Update Saturday 7:00am- Our frontal boundary has been slow to push through overnight. The possibility of rain/storms in the Pine Belt will exist until about 11:00am...ending from northwest to southeast. Our day should be breezy but nice once the boundary pushes through.

Friday 3:55pm (WDAM) -There's still a chance of rain overnight into Saturday morning. Due to some unstable air to the north of the Pine Belt, I'm looking for the better shot at storms to take place north of I-20. Large hail looks to be possible there. Fortunately for us, the air mass is much more stable down south, so our weather should be less eventful. In fact, many of us may stay dry. The window for the potential rain in the Pine Belt is 1:00am -8:00am Saturday.

Behind it some cooler air should lower our temps by about 10 degrees, making way for a great weather weekend. Happy Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hot and dry.

For the next several days high pressure will control our weather resulting in sunny hot days and clear mild nights. Expect highs today through Friday to range from 90-92. A weak front is forecast to move through the area Friday night which may produce a few showers but nothing severe is anticipated at this time. Air behind the front should bring a temporary halt to the hot weather with highs over the weekend expected to be in the low to mid 80s and lows in the 50s and 60s. Temps are forecast to gradually warm back up early next week. Rex

Monday, May 3, 2010

Taste of summer !

We will get our first taste of summer beginng on Tuesday as the forecasted highs are around 90! Low 90's are forecast for Wednesday ! Just a sign of things to come! Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and all indications are is that it will be a very active season ! Stay tuned ! Rex