Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beautiful Sunshine Today

A chilly start this morning, but it'll give way to abundant sunshine and much warmer temperatures than on Tuesday. High today around 72°.

We'll click up a few degrees warmer for Thursday as highs hit 76° under a mostly sunny sky.

Storms move in for Friday and Friday night, some could reach severe levels and then the rain sticks around for Saturday with much cooler temps, high just 58°.

*Latest Local Forecast*

We're hearing the last half of April will be warm with above normal temperatures and precipitation!

On this day in weather history ..(courtesy of and Weather Notebook

  • 1857 - Parts of Alabama received a surprise 4-inch dusting of snow in a late season snow and frost in the year that saw April snow in every state in the United States.
  • 1875 - New York picked up 10 inches of snow.
  • 1877 - The second coastal storm in just three days hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The first storm flattened the sand dunes at Hatteras, and widened the Oregon inlet three quarters of a mile. The second storm produced hurricane force winds along the coast of North Carolina causing more beach erosion and land transformation. (David Ludlum)
  • 1955 - The town of Axis, AL, was deluged with 20.33 inches of rain in 24 hours establishing a state record. (The Weather Channel)
  • 1986 - A major spring storm quickly intensified bringing blizzard conditions to much of the Northern Plains Region. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported in North Dakota, and in South Dakota, winds gusting to 90 mph whipped the snow into drifts fifteen feet high. Livestock losses were in the millions of dollars, and for some areas it was the worst blizzard ever. (Storm Data)
  • 1987 - Thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 98 mph at the Killeen Airport causing a million dollars property damage. Two airplanes were totally destroyed by the high winds, and ten others were damaged. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
  • 1988 - Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced high winds across North Carolina, with gusts to 78 mph reported at Waves. The high winds combined with high tides to cause coastal flooding and erosion. About 275 feet of land was eroded from the northern tip of Pea Island. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
  • 1989 - Thunderstorms in central Florida produced golf ball size hail and a tornado near Lakeland FL. Fair and mild weather prevailed across most of the rest of the nation. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
  • 1990 - Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in central Oklahoma and north central Texas. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced up to six inches of golf ball size hail along I-40 near El Reno, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Okarche. Thunderstorms over north central Texas produced softball size hail northwest of Rotan, and high winds which injured two persons southeast of Itasca. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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