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|Sunrise 6:52AM||Sunset 8:21PM||Saturday April 29, 2017 7:26 AM EDT (11:26 UTC)||Moonrise 8:49AM||Moonset 11:02PM||Illumination 12%|
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national weather service peachtree city ga
336 am edt Sat apr 29 2017
Short term /today through Sunday/
Warmer than normal temperatures will make it feel like the beginning
of summer rather than springtime today.
High pressure aloft and at the surface will continue off the
southeast coast today and Sunday. Low level moisture will continue
to stream northward, but there are no synoptic surface features of
note to provide focus for any convection today or during the early
part of Sunday. However, with the good low level moisture and
heating, orographically induced convection will be possible.
Elsewhere, convection will have to be triggered by outflow boundaries
or any other mesoscale features... Such as a differential heating
boundary. Forecast soundings show a decent capping inversion today
and a somewhat stronger one on Sunday - keeping the activity
isolated to scattered at best both days.
If convection does develop today, storms could be strong, with an
isolated severe storm possible. Forecast soundings do show a nice
inverted-v structure with steepening lapse rates. Gusty winds and
hail would be likely within any strong/severe storms that develop.
High temperatures today will average around 10 degrees above normal.
Long term /Sunday night through Friday/
Still looking at two main systems impacting the extended forecast
period, late Sunday night and Monday and then later in the week
generally centered on Thursday.
Initial system Sunday night and Monday continues to look like it
brings at least a marginal risk for severe weather. Strong
southwesterly upper flow ahead of a fairly deep upper low points to
some potential before midnight, especially across the west. Main
threat approaches after midnight entering the far west before
daybreak as the associated cold front enters the state. Cold front is
progged to make steady progress across the forecast area through the
day Monday despite the parent surface low lifting well north into the
western great lakes. Medium range models continue to minimize the
instability somewhat as the system approaches Sunday night into early
Monday. MUCAPE values drop below 800 and 850-500mb lapse rates drop
to 6 degrees or less. Some diminished instability is to be expected
in the overnight period, but we will need to watch actual trends
closely. Nevertheless, with moderate low-level shear expected to
accompany the main area of convection, severe threat cannot be
ignored. Deeper layer shear appears to lag a bit behind main system
at this time. Moderate recovery to instability during the day Monday
as the system shifts into the eastern half of the forecast area and
moderate low-level shear maintains the severe threat.
A bit of a break behind this initial system through Wednesday before
the next system approaches by early Thursday. Will likely see a|
return of isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms as early as
Wednesday but main impacts are still centered on Thursday, lingering
into Friday. Still a bit of a spread between the main medium range
models concerning the exact track and timing of the surface and
upper-level features with this system but all show a good shot of
mild to cool air filling in behind the system going into the weekend.
Records for 04-29
max temperature min temperature
station high low high low
------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
kahn 90 1915 50 1999 66 1975 38 1973
katl 88 1894 47 1934 67 2014 39 1992
kcsg 92 1943 57 1934 71 1970 39 1928
kmcn 92 2012 50 1934 68 1970 37 1992
models are keeping the the low clouds well to the west overnight,
but not confident enough to remove the few008 right around 12z.
Some patchy MVFR fog is also possible right around sunrise. Bkn
MVFR CIGS expected during the afternoon. Winds will remain on the
//atl confidence... 06z update...
medium confidence on clouds/fog. Otherwise, high confidence
Preliminary point temps/pops
Athens 87 66 85 68 / 20 20 10 50
atlanta 86 68 84 67 / 20 10 10 60
blairsville 83 62 78 62 / 30 30 30 60
cartersville 87 67 84 66 / 20 10 10 70
columbus 89 69 87 69 / 20 10 5 60
gainesville 85 66 82 66 / 20 20 20 60
macon 90 67 88 69 / 10 5 5 30
rome 88 67 85 65 / 20 10 10 70
peachtree city 87 65 84 66 / 20 5 10 60
vidalia 91 69 88 70 / 5 0 5 20
Short term... Nlistemaa
long term... .20
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|Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Airport, GA||3 mi||36 min||N 0||9.00 mi||A Few Clouds||70°F||66°F||87%||1017.6 hPa|
|Fort Benning, GA||14 mi||89 min||SE 4||0.50 mi||Fog||65°F||64°F||100%||1017.7 hPa|
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