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Updated: @ 24-Jan-2015 7:20pm - next update at 7:25pm  
Summary / Temperature Wind Rain Outlook
Clear Clear
Currently: 41.1, Max: 55.6, Min: 32.9 41.1°F
Colder 4.6°F than last hour.

Cold

Feels like: 41°F

  Today Yesterday
High: 55.6°F
3:35pm
46.3°F
1:24pm
Low: 32.9°F
6:46am
39.3°F
11:58pm
 Calm W
0.0
Gust:
0.0 mph
0 Bft - Calm
Today: 17.0 mph 1:03am
Gust Month: 27.0 mph January 7
Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Rate (/hr): 0.00 in
Rain Yesterday: 0.29 in
This Month: 5.01 in
Season Total: 5.01 in
3 days since last rain.
Tuesday

Sunny
Sunny
Humidity & Barometer Almanac Moon
Humidity: 77 %
Dew Point: 34.4°F
Barometer: 30.059 inHg  
Baro Trend: Steady
Sunrise: 6:53am
Sunset: 5:26pm
Moonset: 12:26am
Moonrise: 11:05am
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 7 days in cycle
27
Illuminated
UV Index Forecast Solar Radiation
26-Jan-2015
3.4     Medium 
0 W/m2
 NWS Weather Forecast  - Outlook: Tonight & Tuesday
Tonight

Clear
Clear

Lo 38 °F
NWS forecast: Clear, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Davis VP+ forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours
 
Tuesday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 63 °F
NWS forecast: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight

Clear
Clear
Tuesday

Sunny
Sunny
Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Wednesday

Sunny
Sunny
Wednesday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Thursday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Friday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Friday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 38 °FHi 63 °FLo 35 °FHi 59 °FLo 41 °FHi 69 °FLo 43 °FHi 57 °FLo 37 °F

December 23, 2014 Jones County Tornado

Tornado
Meteorologists had been predicting severe weather for Tuesday, December 23, 2014 for several days. The prediction was for a slight chance of tornados, but a larger chance of heavy rain, hail, and wind. They were saying that if there were tornados, they would be EF-0 or less in size and no long track tornadoes. It was 70 degrees on the 23rd of December and even though we are 90 miles off the Gulf of Mexico, in the southeast part of Mississippi, this was very warm, especially with all of the rain and instability in the atmosphere. I had seen the tornado warnings earlier in the day in the extreme southwest part of the state and then progress easterly. We heard of the tornado that struck Columbia, MS earlier in the day and that it had killed two people and caused extensive damage. It was not long before the tornado sirens were going off in Jones County and the National Weather Service (NWS) was warning us of a tornado on the ground heading our way. We were here at work and we all went to our “Safe Area” for protection. It was almost totally dark outside as we made our way to our safe room. We had not been in our safe room but a few minutes when the lights went out. The room we were in was not on the generator for emergency lighting. We were given the all clear signal and we exited our safe room to find out that the tornado had passed within a half mile north of our office. We also soon learned that two people had been killed 1.75 miles west-northwest of our office and that the path of this tornado was 5 miles long. The path of the storm was in rural Jones County, Mississippi to the west of Laurel, MS. Had it hit inside the city of Laurel I am sure there would have been more deaths and injuries. I heard that a third person from Columbia, MS died from their injuries from that tornado this weekend. I included a picture of this EF-2 tornado from downtown Laurel taken by Eric Roberts and a link to a YouTube video taken from downtown Ellisville, MS. My wife drove right through the path of this tornado northwest of Ellisville but before it had touched down and she said that limbs and debris were swirling everywhere and really scared her. She was very lucky!

Below is YouTube video of tornado from Ellisville, MS!


January 3, 2015 Bay Springs Flooding and Jasper County Tornados

Flooding
It has been a wild couple of weeks here in Southeast Mississippi. First we had the tornadoes and heavy rain on the 23rd of December that killed 5 people, 2 of them very close to my office. Then on Saturday, January 3rd, we had 4 more tornadoes and more flooding rain. According to MEMA (Mississippi Emergency Management Agency), an EF-2 tornado touched down in Jasper County, the county to my north. Two EF-1 tornadoes blew through Covington County, the county to our west, and an EF-0 tornado went through Lawrence County, about 60 miles to our west. In Bay Springs, about 20 miles north of Laurel, they had between five and six inches of rain. The picture above is the flooding in downtown Bay Springs. The sad part is that they got a lot more rain after this picture was taken. This picture is at the intersections of highways 15 and 18 in downtown Bay Springs. The creeks around here are at flood stage and still rising. The main tributary around Laurel is the Tallahala Creek and it is forecast to crest 6 feet above flood stage around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7th. There will be a lot of homes and businesses flooded at that stage between Interstate 59 and old Highway 11. Most of the creeks and tributaries run off of Tallahala Creek, so they are backing up as well. The creek that is about ˝ mile west of our office was just about up to the bridge this morning and I imagine that they will be closing the road in a couple of days for flooding. We went to eat supper in Hattiesburg last night (January 4th) and the Leaf River and the Bouie River were both up very high and the current was very swift.