Friday, March 25, 2011
Plumes of smoke are easily seen on this visible satellite picture in southeast Georgia. Be careful traveling in Clinch and Ware Counties. Keep those headlights on even during the day especially near Highway 1 and Highways 82 and 84. Smoke in Florida should start to thin out with an afternoon sea breeze after some reports of ash fall that I actually saw here in the downtown area. It looked a bit like the flurries we had back in December. The ashes were very tiny but keep in mind if you have any respiratory ailments and smell smoke or see ash, area doctors are advising you to stay indoors until the air quality improves which may not be until later this afternoon for Florida. But if you are in southeast Georgia I do not think you see much relief until next week. Despite, the smoke, I am talking about a winning forecast!
Okay the station tour with the Mandarin Girl Scouts is in the books and I always get even more fired up while doing the weather knowing I have a live audience. You see Joy and I with our future which is bright! Thank you for making my noon show a ton of fun girls! What I explained to them is that it is a WIN( fire relief), WIN (pollen relief), WIN (drought relief), WIN (weekend looks dry and pleasant for most of us) forecast. We finally have heavy amounts of rain back in the forecast and the timing will be impeccable at least for most of this weekend. Although most of the girl scouts are on Spring break next week and it may play havoc with at least some of their plans. But they understood we really need the rain and they agreed it was a WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN forecast. By late Sunday I do think a few of us will see rain and that will be in southeast Georgia. I cannot rule out a strong storm or two so make sure to check back for updates and of course make sure tune in throughout the weekend with yours truly on Live Doppler radar! Have a great day!