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MM’s Local Weather Concerns:
STORMS: An incoming frontal system will begin increasing the risk for severe storms today. The main risk from any storm is damaging winds. Always be mindful of that lightning, as well. If you’re close enough to hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck.
My concerns are unchanged from last night’s special update. If you have outdoor plans today, make sure you keep an eye on the radar and an eye to the sky.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted our region in the MARGINAL RISK for severe storms for today.
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On This Day
1883 – Krakatoa Volcano exploded in the East Indies. The explosion was heard more than 2500 miles away, and every barograph around the world recorded the passage of the air wave, up to seven times. Giant waves, 125 feet high and traveling 300 mph, devastated everything in their path, hurling ashore coral blocks weighing up to 900 tons, and killing more than 36,000 persons. Volcanic ash was carried around the globe in thirteen days producing blue and green suns in the tropics, and then vivid red sunsets in higher latitudes. The temperature of the earth was lowered one degree for the next two years, finally recovering to normal by 1888.
1976 – A weak tornado touched down briefly in the Hockley Hills near Kiana, Alaska, about 29 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Franklin and the orange-shaded region will stay off the coast of the U.S. The yellow-shaded region will be monitored closely over the coming week. The area of utmost concern is the red-shaded region in the Gulf. That will likely become our next named storm, as it traverses the warm waters of the eastern Gulf. It is unclear just how impactful that storm will be, so stay tuned. Impacts to the U.S. could begin as soon as Monday across southern Florida.
This is 7-day forecast rainfall amounts. If the tropical system in the Gulf takes an eastward path, the heaviest rainfall will stay on the other side of the mountains, as is shown on this map. Notice how any shift westward in the path could increase our rainfall chances substantially. Stay tuned.
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