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Posted: Thursday, July 22nd 2010 at 2:45pm
Hot weather continues in N. Georgia and elsewhere
- It may be hot in North Georgia this week, but it's even steamier in middle Georgia.
Weather Channel Meteorologist Jennifer Narramore said south of Atlanta will be the hottest area in the state.
"The temperatures and the humidity levels will be a little bit higher especially as you get further south toward the Eatonton area, heading down through Macon and just south of Columbus," she said.
Temperatures in North Georgia are predicted to be in the low to upper 90s, but the heat index will make it feel very close to 100 degrees.
Modesto can expect more rain this weekend and temperatures 20 degrees less than normal, with more mountain snow. "It's what I call global weirding," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. "This has been a very strange year all over the planet." What's going on? First of all, this spring's weather is not unprecedented, just uncommon. California has had wet, cold spring weather before, notably in 1983, a year that produced record Sierra snow. This year, the blame falls on a complex interaction between La Niña and a phenomenon called a negative Arctic oscillation, Patzert and others said. La Niña is marked by a cooling of equatorial waters in the Pacific, the opposite of El Niño. This pattern means an equal chance of wet or dry weather. What made this year so wet was the negative Arctic oscillation. Typical conditions make the Arctic colder than themidlatitudes, which include theUnited States and Europe. This is a positive oscillation. Negative conditions flip this around, making the Arctic warmer than usual and pushing cold air and a vigorous jet stream down into the United States and Europe. Read more: www.modbee.com...
Originally posted by justsaying
reply to post by newcovenant
I wasn't really trying to debate the why's and how's we arrived at the weather extremes we are having, just that it is occuring and how we can best deal with it. I do understand your position though, as I have always felt that the damage we are doing to the planet is exacerbating global warming more so than it occuring in a natural cycle. Thanks for your response!
Originally posted by ButterCookie
As Bananarama sang in the 80s'
"It's a cruel, cruel summer"
And summer ain't even technically hit yet
I remember last year, here in Memphis, we saw heat indexes hit in the 120's. Yes, we are in for it folks.