Tuesday Afternoon Weather Discussion – 4:11 PM

Surface Map

The short term forecast looks rather cold, with highs tomorrow struggling to reach 50 degrees. We will have lows below freezing over the next few nights. The good thing is that high pressure will dominate through the rest of the work-week. We will enjoy sunny days, with mainly clear conditions overnight. By Saturday our high temperatures will be modifying into the middle 60s. It gets even better with highs near 70 degrees on Sunday.

Another storm system will be approaching our area early next week. Given the time of year and increasing instability, we will have to keep a close eye out for the possibility of strong thunderstorms. We will have a chance for rain and thunderstorms returning late Monday, Monday night, and on Tuesday. Be sure to join us tonight first at four, and at five, six, and ten for more details.

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist

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No Tornadoes In February 2010

I found this interesting article by Harold Brooks on the U.S. Severe Weather Blog:

“There were no tornadoes reported in the United States in February 2010. Assuming that no late reports are received, it will be the first time in the National Weather Service’s database that starts in 1950 that there has been a February without a tornado. If we include Tom Grazulis’s database of F2 and stronger tornadoes, the last time it’s possible there wasn’t a February tornado was 1947. The last tornado reported in the US was on 24 January, in north-central Tennessee. The last calendar month without a tornado was January 2003.”

For the rest of the article click here.

Wes

Snow in Cullman/Vinemont

A big thanks to Joshua Hollingsworth for sending us these picture of the snow in Cullman earlier today.