Category Archives: Weather

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Shifting More West, Could Significantly Impact SWGA (Wed 8:15 a.m.)

New Information:  Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued where Tropical Storm Watches were previously in effect across the Florida Big Bend, including Tallahassee, and coastal Panhandle regions. Hurricane Watches remain in effect across coastal Big Bend locations. The latest forecast track has shifted slightly to the west Key Points: TD 9 has become better organized in the southern… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Update (Tuesday 3:15 p.m.)

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have started making more concrete predictions about the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  At this time, they are predicting high winds and rain for southwest Georgia, but little chance of tornadoes.  The bulk of the rain should hit from the Big Bend in Florida, south to the center… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Update (Tues 10:00 a.m.)

Notable Changes: While the storm current remains a tropical depression, it will likely be upgraded to a Tropical Storm later today. According to the most recent NHC discussion, “Tropical Storm watches may be needed for a portion of the Florida coast today”. Key Points: TD 9 continues to slowly move west-northwest in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. The… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Could Become Hurricane, Hit Florida Coast on Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 is moving slowly west into the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The general track is expected to be westward for the next day or two before turning north and northeast by the middle of the week. This system will approach the Big Bend or Panhandle coast sometime on Thursday. Tropical Depression 9… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Formed and Heading for the Gulf Coast

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. “Tropical Depression 9 (TD9) has formed in the Florida Straits. The initial forecast track has TD9 approaching the Big Bend or Panhandle coast Thursday or Friday. Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 has developed. The general track… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm System in Atlantic Getting Stronger

According to the National Hurricane Center, the chances of the tropical system near the Bahamas forming is growing daily and could target Florida and Georgia in a few days. PRESS RELEASE Tropical cyclone development is likely later this week as a disturbance moves through the Bahamas and approaches south Florida later this weekend.  The NHC has upgraded the… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical System Developing in Atlantic – Could Target SWGA

In a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, officials were notified of a possible tropical development in the Atlantic Ocean that could target Georgia and Florida: “Tropical cyclone development is possible later this week as a system approaches the Bahamas. This system may approach Florida late in the weekend, but it is too early to… Read More »

Press Release: NOAA Predicting Strong Ending to 2016 Hurricane Season

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2016 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most… Read More »

WEATHER: Updated Rainfall Estimates (Wednesday morning)

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting slightly less rain for the remainder of the week, but southwest Georgia will still see it’s fair share.  The most significant rainfall has been seen in the Florida panhandle: “A flood watch is now in effect for the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle through Wednesday Evening • Significant heavy rainfall… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals Updated for the Week – Flood Watch Area Expanded (Photos)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, the storm system that is hovering over the panhandle of Florida has dropped a significant amount of rain, flooding several Big Bend counties.  From the release, “8 to 10 inches of rain has already fallen across much of Dixie, Taylor and Lafayette Counties as of Monday afternoon, with a few… Read More »

WEATHER: Several Inches of Rain Predicted this Week

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a week of heavy rain with a possible tropical development out of the Gulf this week. In a news release Sunday night, The National Weather Service stated that some areas in the panhandle of Florida could receive up to 6 inches of rain by Monday night.  By Friday, areas of… Read More »

WEATHER: Just How Hot Will SWGA Get in the Next Few Days?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is going to see some extreme temperatures in the next few days. Heat Index Chart from the National Weather Service: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. West… Read More »

WEATHER: Scorching Heat and Sky Rocketing Heat Index Monday and Tuesday; Wed, Thur, Fri will be Cooler

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a hot and humid start to the week in southwest Georgia.  According to the detailed forecast, expect the heat index to hit 106 degrees on Tuesday.  However, after the chance of rain decreases, Wednesday through Saturday will be cooler (but still hot). Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals from TS Colin (several inches) and Detailed Forecast for the Week

Tropical Storm Colin dumped several inches of rain over the Big Bend of Florida and into southwest Georgia on Monday.  Here are the rainfall totals recorded by the National Weather Service: Dothan Airport: 2.43″ Albany Airport: 6.76″ Tallahassee Airport: 9.41″ The Decatur County Public Works reported 4.3″ of rain yesterday. Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high… Read More »

Massive Tree Falls in Bainbridge (Photos)

  A massive tree fell on Evans Street in Bainbridge during the first bands of Tropical Storm Colin Monday.  The large Oak tree fell sometime Monday morning causing minor damage to a neighbor’s house and destroying a fence between the properties. According to Kenny Hill, of Hill’s Tree Service, “This is a huge Oak that would have crushed… Read More »