A video and a couple pictures documenting the lack of rain at my location in Cataula, Harris County Georgia.
With storms firing all around the Cataula Georgia area, I again was left high and dry. I have now begun to call this area ‘The Bermuda Triangle of Harris County’. I have mentioned on the blog that many areas not yet considered to be experiencing ‘exceptional drought conditions’ according to the drought monitor, to be experiencing localized ‘exceptional drought’. My area being one of them.
This is a radar capture of the storms as the began to fire up at 4:54 PM EDT June 11 2011. During this time and afterwards, the radar filled in. If you only saw the radar, you would think it was raining.
A couple pictures showing I had no rain, yet again. Notice the time stamps.
And a condensed video spanning from about 5 PM until 8:30 PM. The only thing it shows is frequent lightning, storm outflow [wind] and you guessed it, ‘NO Rain’ other than a quick shower lasting about 1 minute.
Observed 24-Hour Precipitation, 1 PM EDT June 11 / 1 PM EDT June 12 2011
An enlargement of the area. See that ‘white dot’ just north of the Harris Muscogee county line ? Thats me.
At the Columbus Metropolitan Airport, they didn’t fair much better June 11. They picked up 0.03 inches which puts the deficit at -8.22 inches for the year, so far. I’m much drier out here.
I followed and tweeted the movement of the storms. There are other tweets, but these are the ones concerning the local area. In order:
Showers and storms heading our way from the North, moving into Meriwether County. No warnings except for Heard CO. at this time.
Storms firing ahead of outflow boundary to our north almost to Harris county. No warnings
Storm to our north in Heard County looking impressive on Radar pushing 70 DBZ
By radar it looks like Harris county will miss the strongest storms at this time..stay tuned
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:ADVISORY FOR DIME SIZED HAIL AND 40 MPH WINDS IN TROUP COUNTY UNTIL 500 PM EDT
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:WESTERN LEE COUNTY ALABAMA UNTIL 345 PM CDT WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.
A little thunder to liven the afternoon. Showers and storms to our north and south,one popped up to my east heading my direction. need rain
Looked good on Radar. Stepped out,storm is between me and I-185 moving west. figures .. no rain yet.
Unconfirmed Reports of pea sized hail in Auburn
RT @jessica_hammack: Pea size hail at the Shops of Grand River in Leeds @spann http://yfrog.com/kex3isj
Radar as of 4:54 PM EDT http://twitpic.com/5a7y8g
Storm on Harris Muscogee county line still holding together moving west. Come on rain!
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Russell County in AL until 5:15pm CDT.
If it wasn’t funny, I’d cry. Brief shower lasted a minute, now over. Video tomorrow on the blog.
Disappointing,storms all around the area and NO RAIN at the house other than the quick 1 minute shower mentioned earlier.