Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three Digit Weather on the Way!
Okay now I will make a big deal out of the heat. The latest data into me this morning is showing our first 100 degree weather of the year on Saturday. You see the forecast highs based on the GFS model data. The question is will we set any records and how many 100 degree days do you think we average in Lafayette. I will have your answers coming up and yes it still looks like the heat will break in your 10 day forecast by the middle of next week. No changes there. I feel like I have a hundred pictures to share with you and will catch up on posting them. For now though I need to take my oldest daughter to get new goggles before we have a picnic at the pool. It was quite a night last night with wind gusts near 60 mph at Mayport. That was the "ring of fire" pattern catching up to us that we talked about here on the blog a few days ago. Now over the next couple days we will continue to see less in the way of thunderstorm activity before we totally dry out and heat up this weekend. Best chances of storms the next couple afternoons will be near the Interstate 75 corridor. There could be a few strong storms again like we saw last night with small hail, damaging wind, and frequent lightning. Here are the storm reports from last night courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center.
74 MPH WIND GUST AT MAYPORT REPORTED BY SKYWARN SPOTTER MEASURED USING HAND HELD ANEMOMETER. A BLOWN TRANSFORMER AND LIMB DAMAGE ALSO REPORTED.
60 MPH WIND GUSTS AT JACKSONVILLE BEACH WITH PEA-SIZE HAIL
65 MPH WIND GUSTS IN PORTIONS OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED TREES DOWN ACROSS CENTRAL PORTIONS OF ST JOHNS COUNTY INCLUDING ONE AT COUNTY ROAD 214 NEAR INTERSTATE 95 JUST WEST NORTHWEST OF ST. AUGUSTINE