It could have been worse this past Thursday Midday thru Friday Morning in Georgia and Alabama 1/26-1/27/2012.
I may be guilty of an overly aggressive posture dealing with this recent threat but, if I hadn’t and things went the way it was forecast, many might not have taken necessary precautions. I’ll file this as a learning experience.
I knew as local meteorologist said, most severe storms would be along the gulf coast. What we didn’t know was the amount of severe weather, if any, would impact the local area. As it turns out, no severe weather threatened the local area. The saving grace was atmospheric stabilization to our west. Had this not happened, it could have been as predicted locally.
There was severe weather to our west and south. It just didn’t make it here.
I’m glad that severe weather was nil in the area. It could have been worse and, according to the Government meteorologist, it was supposed to be. I think they should release more frequent forecast and updates to the public during an ongoing possible severe weather event [ maybe they do and I haven’t found it ]. It would save a lot of confusion and worry; after all, local mets dont break in unless severe weather is imminent to update a person. Maybe I was gun shy after having severe weather hit the local area with less mention of severe potential from the government pro’s. Either way, glad I was wrong.