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Updated: @ 03-Jul-2015 7:15am - next update at 7:20am  
Summary / Temperature Wind Rain Outlook
Clear Clear
Currently: 76.6, Max: 79.3, Min: 75.0 76.6°F
 

Comfortable

Feels like: 77°F

  Today Yesterday
High: 79.3°F
12:00am
88.5°F
2:30pm
Low: 75.0°F
6:14am
70.1°F
3:39am
 Wind from SW SW
0.5
Gust:
7.0 mph
0 Bft - Calm
Today: 9.0 mph 3:52am
Gust Month: 22.0 mph July 1
Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Rate (/hr): 0.00 in
Rain Yesterday: 0.01 in
This Month: 0.01 in
Season Total: 25.74 in
1 day since last rain.
Tonight

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
T-Storms
Humidity & Barometer Almanac Moon
Humidity: 86 %
Dew Point: 72.1°F
Barometer: 30.031 inHg Rising 0.01  inHg/hr
Baro Trend: Rising
Sunrise: 5:56am
Sunset: 8:06pm
Moonset: 7:37am
Moonrise: 9:25pm
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 15 days in cycle
96%
Illuminated
UV Index Forecast Solar Radiation
03-Jul-2015
10.1     Very High 
179 W/m2
 NWS Weather Forecast  - Outlook: Today & Tonight
Today

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms

Hi 92 °F
NWS forecast: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Davis VP+ forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours
 
Tonight

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
T-Storms

Lo 72 °F
NWS forecast: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Today

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Tonight

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
T-Storms
Independence
Day

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
Chance
T-Storms
Saturday
Night

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
Chance
T-Storms
Sunday

Showers Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Showers
Likely
Sunday
Night

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
T-Storms
Monday

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
T-Storms
Monday
Night

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Tuesday

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Hi 92 °FLo 72 °FHi 88 °FLo 70 °FHi 87 °FLo 71 °FHi 89 °FLo 71 °FHi 92 °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.