While the weather did not become as active as I had anticipated, there were still storm damage reports. As I mentioned in my previous post, I did expect some storms to fire up in Alabama, and they did. As they moved east towards the local area in Georgia, the atmosphere became more stable, limiting their strength. I also mentioned this may be a possibility in my previous post. However, once the shortwave that was responsible for thee storms moved through the area, they regenerated somewhat and did bring more storms to Georgia.
Today I still expect some storms, possibly severe, to pop up in Georgia as the cold front pushes through. I do believe the eastern areas of the state will see the best chance of seeing severe storms, but I wouldn’t completely rule one out state wide. The weather is like a women, you never know what shes capable of. [No offense to the ladies out there :)]
While there were no reported Tornadoes in Alabama or Georgia, or tornado warnings issued, there were a couple tornado warnings to our west in Mississippi. SO far no confirmation on if these tornado warned storms produced tornadoes or not.
Here’s a graphic showing the storms reports on May 31 2012. The report generated was from 12:00 AM Thursday May 31 thru Friday morning June 1 2012 12:30 AM.
Here’s the text of the storm reports in Alabama and Georgia.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 909 PM CDT THU MAY 31 2012
0413 PM TSTM WND GST 2 NW MONTGOMERY 32.38N 86.31W 05/31/2012 M58 MPH MONTGOMERY AL BROADCAST MEDIA ON RSA CAMERA IN DOWNTOWN MONTGOMERY.
0418 PM TSTM WND DMG MONTGOMERY 32.35N 86.28W 05/31/2012 MONTGOMERY AL BROADCAST MEDIA TREES REPORTED DOWN IN MULTIPLE NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS MONTGOMERY.
0630 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 SSE YORK 32.42N 88.27W 05/31/2012 SUMTER AL FIRE DEPT/RESCUE SEVERAL TREES DOWN.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 1125 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2012
0508 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 SE LOUISVILLE 32.99N 82.40W 05/31/2012 JEFFERSON GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED A TREE DOWN ON POWER LINES ALONG MOORE STREET.
0510 PM TSTM WND DMG LOUISVILLE 33.00N 82.41W 05/31/2012 JEFFERSON GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED A TREE DOWN BLOCKING U.S. HWY 1.
0517 PM HAIL ELLIJAY 34.69N 84.48W 05/31/2012 E0.75 INCH GILMER GA EMERGENCY MNGR EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED DIME SIZED HAIL ON ZEBLIN ROAD.
0750 PM TSTM WND DMG THOMASTON 32.89N 84.33W 05/31/2012 UPSON GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTS 5 TREES DOWN IN THE THOMASTON AREA.
0800 PM TSTM WND DMG MOLENA 33.01N 84.50W 05/31/2012 PIKE GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTS 2 TREES DOWN IN THE MOLENA AREA.
0815 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 W ZEBULON 33.09N 84.44W 05/31/2012 PIKE GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTS 1 TREE DOWN IN CONCORD.
0828 PM TSTM WND DMG EATONTON 33.33N 83.39W 05/31/2012 PUTNAM GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED SEVERAL TREES AND A FEW POWER LINES DOWN IN THE CITY OF EATONTON.
0903 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 W SHOULDERBONE 33.34N 83.13W 05/31/2012 HANCOCK GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED 1 TREE DOWN NEAR THE PUTNAM-HANCOCK COUNTY LINE.
0918 PM TSTM WND DMG ETHRIDGE 33.16N 83.44W 05/31/2012 JONES GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED 1 TREE DOWN IN THE ETHRIDGE AREA.
0923 PM TSTM WND DMG WHITE PLAINS 33.47N 83.04W 05/31/2012 GREENE GA 911 CALL CENTER 911 CENTER REPORTED 1 TREE DOWN IN THE WHITE PLAINS AREA.
Friday looks to be an active day for weather. We might even see some strong storms Thursday night in Alabama before the storms arrive in Georgia sometime Friday.
At this time the greatest threats with the strong to severe storms will be Hail from pea size up to quarter size, Strong Damaging winds to 50+ MPH, Heavy rains and frequent lightning. I will also add that there is a small chance of a Tornado due to variables with the approaching system and individual storm cells should they develop.
While the threat of a tornado is small, it can not be entirely ruled out. The reason for this is due to what may happen with the stronger storms [ See Link – Confirmed Tornado Lee County Alabama on May 13 2012 ]. While the best energy for Tornadoes will be to our north in Georgia and farther north, strong storms which will be coming through will be capable of spinning up quick small short lived tornadoes. I wont rule out a small tornado Thursday or Friday at some point and time in Alabama or Georgia.
At this time, it looks like Thunderstorms will increase Thursday Night, and there is the possibility some of them could be severe. Early Friday morning in the early AM hours there may still be some active storms around. Not as active as with day time heating, but still some could be strong.
On Friday as the day heats up, storms should get a little stronger by mid afternoon and continue into the night. The exact timing is not set in stone. Other factors will also be in play that may help storms begin earlier or later, be weaker or stronger, such as cloud cover and or atmosphere stabilization / destabilization from the earlier storms to our west.
Just a reminder … Not everyone will see a severe storm. Not everyone will experience hail and high winds. Not everyone will see a Tornado. No one knows to pin point accuracy when and where any of this may happen during the event.
What was once a little Subtropical Storm Beryl, is now a grownup Tropical Storm Beryl.
At this time Tropical Storm Beryl has sustained winds of 65 MPH. Gusts of Hurricane force winds can be expected in and around the area as Tropical Storm Beryl makes her way towards the Florida / Georgia East coast. There is also the possibility of a quick short lived Tornado or two in Southeast Georgia.
AT 2:00 PM EDT the National Hurricane Center upgraded Subtropical Storm Beryl to Tropical Storm Beryl. Here is the latest information on Tropical Storm Beryl.
LOCATION…30.1N 79.9W ABOUT 110 MI…175 KM E OF JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA ABOUT 120 MI…195 KM SE OF BRUNSWICK GEORGIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 265 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Volusia / Brevard county line in Central Florida to Edisto Beach in South Carolina. It is possible a Hurricane Warning may be issued at some point for the Jacksonville Florida area.