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Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Change in the Weather


For the first time this year, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area. Outside the sky is gray and the temperature is above 60 degrees, all this only a month after the winter solstice.

I'm looking at the radar and although there appears to be no immediate threat, there is a definite spin in the atmosphere from a low pressure area just to the northwest.

Tornado events here in January are very uncommon but have historically produced disastrous results. Specifically I recall the Jackson, Tennessee tornado of January 17, 1999 which killed 8 people.

So eyes are to the sky today. Boy what a change from our weather just a couple of weeks ago!

2 comments:

  1. There is supposed to be a cold front that is clashing with out heat wave, and causing our stormy weather.

    I can tell you the sky was very dark, that gray/black/green you see when tornadoes can form. There was a monsoon rain while I was in Wal-Mart. When I came out the sky was blue, the sun shining and a beautiful complete rainbow across the sky.

    Then half way home the dark sky again, here at home sunshine.

    Strange.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.copm

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  2. Glad you made it home all okay. Looks like the worst has passed.

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