Tag Archives: Augusta

Cold front? What cold front?

A cold front went through and a big of high pressure built in from the north, but none of that mattered to the atmosphere in Augusta, Georgia. Temperatures still managed to spike well above forecast highs both Thursday and Friday this week. It was almost 70 on Thursday and all the way up to 80 on Friday. Only Forecast.io was bold enough to toy with temperatures that warm, and ultimately had the best forecast as a result.
Actuals: Thursday – High 69, Low 47
Friday – High 80, Low 45

Grade: B-D

Augusta, Georgia

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 62, Low 47
Friday – Sunny, High 71, Low 48

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies. High 62, Low 48
Friday – Mostly sunny skies. High 76, Low 45

AW: Tomorrow – Clouds giving way to some sun high 64, Low 46
Friday – Warmer with intervals of clouds and sun High 75, Low 46

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, high 64, Low 43
Friday – Mostly sunny, High 72, Low 43

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 64, Low 48
Friday – Mostly sunny High 74, Low 48

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 63, Low 43
Friday – Partly cloudy, High \1, Low 45

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy until morning.High 68, Low 44
Friday – Partly cloudy until evening. High 77, Low 45

So there it is. Not a terrible couple of days. I would say 2 days that I wouldn’t mind having here in at Victoria Weather HQ!

Weather Wayback: Augusta unable to break out

Back at the beginning of November, Augusta, Georgia was in the midst of an onshore regime, but under high pressure. The clear skies of high pressure interacted with the humidity wrought by the onshore flow, and produced a couple of very foggy days. On Wednesday, the 2nd, Augusta cleared of the fog and reached the mid 80s, just as everyone thought they would. On the 1st, however, they weren’t as lucky. Temperatures remained mired in the low 70s, and a spit of drizzle even cropped up. Almost all of the forecast error came on Tuesday, thanks both to the drizzle and to the temperature follies. It was the NWS that pieced together the least offensive forecast.
Actuals:  Tuesday, November 1st -.01 inches of drizzle, High 73, Low 56
Wednesday, November 2nd, High 84, Low 54

Grade: C-F

Augusta, Georgia to Olympia, Washington

For some reason, we are starting the year with a gruesomely long trip, crossing the entire country. We are going 2800 miles, as compared to the 3100 miles yesterday with Anthony. The trip will last 5 days at a pace of 67mph and 538miles a day. That 5th day will conclude after a bit longer on the road, but by that point, it’s not even going to matter. It’s going to be long all the way through.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)

A system is producing very severe weather across the southeast, which has proven fatal in parts of Alabama, and as of this writing is responsible for a tornado watch in Augusta. The remnants of the boundary will still be in place as we depart Augusta, and we will likely be driving through heavy rain through about Madison or Covington, with a break in the action between there and the Tennessee border. This is good news, as snobody wants to drive through Atlanta in good weather, and rain would be even worse. We’ll hit the cold side of the system in Tennessee, though, and by the time we reach Nashville, we will experience a chilly drizzle that will last until we cross the Ohio River, at which point some flurries will mix in. The day will finish in Vienna, Illinois.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Winds will be brisk, cool and from the west as we continue on our way towards Washington, but it will also be dry. We will cross Missouri and make a northerly turn towards Iowa. We’ll end in Hamburg, just over the border in Iowa, where it will be cool and windy, just like the day’s drive. Snow is likely in our future, but tonight, we will enjoy dry skies.

DAY THREE (Thursday)
High pressure will be building from the north late in the week. Don’t get me wrong, it will be a very cold wave of high pressure, but it will be one that presses developing instability south from the central Rockies towards the southern Plains. The roads will be clear and dry along our route, and the winds will be tapering off, which is a concern this time of year that needs to be addressed. We will make it to New Underwood, east of Rapid City in South Dakota without a weather worry. Well, aside from the chill. Hopefully our cars turn over in the morning!

DAY FOUR (Friday)
We will spend a lot of time driving through Montana on Friday. For the most part things will be fine for us, but on the western flank of high pressure spilling into the Plains, there might be some upslope flow in the central part of the state. Because of this, there is the threat for a few flurries between Billings and Livingston, but it should all wrap up by the time we reach our destination of Anaconda. With a name like that, I feel as though we might have additional concerns than just a bit of snow.

DAY FIVE (Saturday)
Let’s finish this. The drive through Idaho and eastern Washington will be just fine, but a strong area of low pressure moving in from the Pacific will be arriving on the coast through the day on Satrday. As we descend into the Seattle metro, the threat for precipitation will increase. Fortunately, it will start when we are low enough in elevation that it will fall as light rain. Unfortunately, we will need to navigate Seattle and Tacoma in worsening conditions, and overnight in Olympia, it will continue to deteriorate. Maybe this wasn’t the time to drive to Olympia.

Augusta, Georgia

Today we visit Eastern GA, home of one the most beautiful golf courses on the planet in Augusta National. Hopefully I can master today’s forecast. See what I did there? Eh?! Yeah I know, I’ll stick to forecasting.

At 1253am EDT, the temperature at Augusta, GA is 63 degrees under fair skies. High pressure controls the entire Eastern Seaboard, keeping conditions fairly quiet. Some fog is expected to linger into the mid-morning hours over the region, but will burn off and give way to a very pleasant day. Wednesday will be more of the same, sans fog, as the high pressure refocuses itself over the Southeast US. Not much going on in the region really for next couple of days, so get out and enjoy the warm weather!

Tuesday: Morning fog, dense at times, then becoming partly cloudy. High 79, Low 61.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 83, Low 54.

TWC: Tuesday: Morning clouds, afternoon sun. High 80, Low 61.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 84, Low 57.

AW: Tuesday: Warm with plenty of sunshine. High 80, Low 64.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very warm. High 84, Low 60.

NWS: Tuesday: Areas of fog then mostly sunny. High 78, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 82, Low 54.

WB: Tuesday: Mostly sunny, spotty morning drizzle. High 80, Low 64
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 82, Low 61.

WN: Tuesday: Partly cloudy with patchy light drizzle. High 77, Low 63.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 81, Low 57.

FIO: Tuesday: Foggy in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in afternoon. High 81, Low 63.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing through the day. High 83, Low 56.

Here we see some fog developing over the area and especially off to the north. That should burn off by mid-morning then a pleasant couple of days are in store!

agssat

Thunderstorms don’t stay on schedule

The forecast in Augusta just didn’t want to cooperate with us. We were looking for some shower and thunderstorm activity in the southeast on Friday, thanks simply to the general instability of an environment stuck in the 90s with a dew point in the 70s. There was supposed to be a weak boundary shifting through the region amplifying activity on Friday and deadening it on Saturday. That was all wrong, though. The general vagueries of summertime instabilities overwhelmed any organization that was hoped for, and only The Weather Channel correctly sussed out the right precipitation forecast. TWC didn’t win overall, however, as the top temperature forecast belonged to Accuweather and WeatherNation, who tied for the win.
Actuals: Friday – High 96, Low 73
Saturday – Rain reported, not measured, High 97, Low 77

Grade: B-C

Augusta, GA

Hey! I hope you are enjoying your Thursday night. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in Georgia.

At 953PM, ET, Augusta is reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with clear skies. The temperatures across the region were cooler than what was found throughout the Midwest, with Augusta the regional hot spot, but dew points in the 70s ensured that it was no less stuffy in the south. Isolated thunderstorms have cropped up in the soupy environment, with the nearest cluster stretching from Swainsvoro to Sandersville.
There was a broader upper level trough over the Gulfstream, but a more locally impactful feature was a low level disturbance centered over Georgia. It isn’t expected to move much, as there is little aloft to motivate the flow. There is an upper level trough in eastern Canada, and it will eject a surface perturbation emanating from the western Great Lakes ad rushing towards Augusta, arriving late tomorrow. This will amplify thunderstorms tomorrow evening across the region, but in the wake of the activity, the atmosphere will be settled enough that thunderstorms are not expected on Saturday.
Tomorrow – Isolated thunderstorms, becoming more widespread through the afternoon, High 97, Low 74
Saturday – Partly cloudy, High 96, Low 76

TWC: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine.High 97, Low 72
Saturday – Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 99, Low 74

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and hot; a thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 96, Low 73
Saturday – Partly sunny and hot; an afternoon thunderstorm in spots High 97, Low 74

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny and hot High 97, Low 73
Saturday – Mostly sunny and hot, High 98, Low 75

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in he morning, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 94, Low 74
Saturday – Mostly sunny, High 96, Low 75

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny with Patchy Fog High 97, Low 73
Saturday – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 99, Low 75

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 94, Low 71
Saturday – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 97, Low 74

Here is a look at the radar, showing those isolated thunderstorms throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Augusta

A splash between systems

Did you already forget that there was a fairly decent snow storm in New England just a couple days ago, or has the pending blizzard overwhelmed your perception of all space and time? The system, the first one, not the crushing system to come, was just sneaking past Augusta and south Georgia on Saturday morning. In the wake of the first system, and as we awaited the passage of the clipper-turned Nor’easter, temperatures fluctuated from below normal on Saturday with clouds and cool air, to a bit warmer as the next wave drew a little bit warmer air to the north. Overall, though, temperatures were a little bit warmer than anyone had anticipated. The Weather Channel handled these changing times better than any of the other competitors.
Actuals: Saturday – .07″ of rain, High 56, Low 42
Sunday – High 62, Low 38

Grade: B-C

Augusta, Georgia

After some time spent out west recently, the weather is about to go downhill. Many apologies, Augusta.

At 1153AM, ET, Augusta was reporting a temperature of 46 degrees with rain. The Georgia/South Carolina border was being straddled uniformly by rain as an area of low pressure tried to work it’s way from Georgia into the Carolinas, and extended a cold front from southern Georgia to the Florida Panhandle, where thunderstorms were developing. If there was any fortunate circumstance to be had from this system, it was that it was beginning it’s northward trajectory, and it wouldn’t be cycling in the same kind of cold air seen in the Plains.
Unfortunately, however, as the jet trough has become generally south-north along the coast, and since the low won’t be moving west to east and lingering showers will continue through midday tomorrow. Beyond that, however, a more pleasant laminar flow will develop. Cold air will be modified so as never to bring too many issues to the Augusta region.
Tomorrow – Rain through the morning, High 55, Low 43
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 61, Low 34

TWC: Tomorrow – AM Clouds/PM sun, High 54, Low 42
Sunday – Sunny, High 60, Low 36

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy; cloudy in the morning followed by clouds giving way to some sun (morning rain) High 54, Low 40
Sunday – Plenty of sun High 57, Low 40

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, High 52, Low 39
Sunday – Sunny, High 58, Low 35

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain High 52, Low 38
Sunday – Mostly clear High 58, Low 35

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 52, Low 39
Sunday – Mostly Sunny High 57, Low 36

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the morning. High 52, Low 41
Sunday – Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 58, Low 34

A little bit of a nonstandard forecast for tomorrow, which is to be expected when all this rain moves out of town.
Augusta

Augusta, Georgia to Brunswick, Georgia

Today’s road trip is a short one, just 313 miles from Augusta to Brunswick. It’ll only take a few hours, so let’s get a move on! The beach awaits!

AugustaGA

Conditions should be rather nice as we start the day heading south out of Augusta, sunny but muggy. It’ll continue that way until the early afternoon hours as we close in on Brunswick. We could see a couple of scattered thunderstorms pop up around the area, but coverage of them shouldn’t be too great before we arrive at our coastal destination.

Brunswick