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Great expectations

A system moving through the Ohio Valley was supposed to start pulling some warm air off the Gulf and into southeastern Georgia, where it was to warm things back up in places like Hinesville, perhaps even comfortably above average. It did warm back up, but those rising temperatures only brought it back to near normal. The more optimistic outlets suffered, as a result, but The Weather Channel, who suspected the warmth would be less successful on moving back into the region, ended up earning victory.
Actuals Wednesday – High 63, Low 42
Thursday – High 72, Low 38

Grade: A-B

Hinesville, Georgia

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 67, Low 42
Thursday – Breezy and partly cloudy, HIgh 75, Low 41

TWC: Tomorrow- Sunny skies. High 66, Low 41
Thursday – A mainly sunny sky. High 72, Low 41

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 65, Low 41
Thursday – Nice with plenty of sunshine High 71, low 39

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 64, Low 40
Thursday – Sunny, High 69, Low 41

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 64, Low 42
Thursday – Sunny, High 70, Low 43

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 64, Low 40
Thursday – Mostly sunny, High 69, Low 41

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 62, Low 41
Thursday – Partly cloudy until morning. High 69, Low 40

Hinesville can’t beat the heat

Temperatures in southern Georgia were only kept in check if clouds or thunderstorms passed through. Hinesville was not a town that saw any convection, and despite some raging storms just to the west and an inflow off of the Atlantic, temperatures climbed to the mid 90s both Sunday and Monday. The sweltering temperatures were correctly anticipated by Victoria-Weather and Weathernation, and narrowly gained the victory over all of the competition. The temperature forecasts were so spot on, it was kind of a shame we all missed on the isolated thunderstorm threat that didn’t pan out.
Actuals: Sunday, High 93, Low 72
Monday, High 94, Low 74

Grade: B

Hinesville, Georgia to Valdosta, Georgia

Well this trip seems familiar. We’re going to be retracing our steps from yesterday’s trip, but not going quite as far. This trip is only 127 miles and about 2 1/2 hours, giving us an estimated speed of 52mph. Taking it easy today.


The low pressure over the southern Plains is a little bit more organized than we had even expected. This means a pretty nasty squall moving through the southern Plains, but a well defined and dry warm sector. It’s the warm sector where we will be driving, and let me be the first to tell you that it will be tremendously warm. Expect 90s and humidity as we stop in at our destination in Valdosta. Lots of regal looking courthouses in Georgia…


Tallahassee, Florida to Hinesville, Georgia

I love these trips through the country roads of various states. This one will take us 4 hours to visit some small towns in Florida and Georgia before arriving at our final destination, about 202 miles away. The math, which I can do in my head (I’m a scientist) suggests that our average speed will be about 50 mph. Small towns, ladies and gents!

The drive through south Georgia will mostly be dry, I suspect. There will be some free convection thanks to an onshore flow off of the Atlantic, but since it is off the Atlantic, the best chance for shower activity won’t come until the final hour of driving, between Waycross and Hinesville. Even then, don’t expect much rain. Do expect some sweltering heat.

Hinesville, Georgia

We seem to frequent Hinesville on road trips, but I can’t say that we have spent much time there as part of a forecast. Let’s take a gander!

At 758PM, ET< Hinesville was reporting a temperature of 85 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Convection was widespread and quite intense over much of Florida and the Gulf Coast, but in southeast Georgia, the mid level flow was off shore, and the light flow at the surface wasn't enough to generate thunderstorms over Hinesville, even though there were some heavy cells in the Valdosta region. An upper level trough is developing over the southern Plains and will help to produce an onshore flow into the surface circulation. Model guidance seems to support quite a bit of shower and thunderstorm activity in the Hinesville area, but a deeper inspection yields some doubt. Given that there is some turbulence in the atmosphere and a bit of an aggressive flow aloft, regardless of directionality, there will probably be a few showers, but upper level moisture doesn't support deep convection or persistent showers. Most of the activity will occur overnight Monday into Tuesday. Tomorrow - Isolated thunderstorms in the area, High 93, Low 73 Tuesday - Some haze and showers in the morning, then clearing, High 94, Low 72 TWC: Tomorrow - Isolated T-Storms High 93, Low 71 Tuesday - PM T-Storms 93, Low 72 AW: Tomorrow - Partly sunny with a thunderstorm in a couple of spots, High 91, Low 70 Tuesday - Clouds and sun with a thunderstorm in the area High 92, Low 71 NWS: Tomorrow - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny High 93, Low 71 Tuesday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, High 93, Low 72 WB: Tomorrow - Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms... Mainly in the afternoon. High 93, Low 71 Tuesday - Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms... Mainly in the afternoon High 92, Low 72 WN: Tomorrow - Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 93, Low 72 Tuesday - Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 93, Low 71 Boy, that's steamy. Sweltering, really. Here is the radar, showing off that thunderstorm around Valdosta. Hinesville

Hinesville, Georgia to Minneapolis, Minnesota

It’s time for another road trip, destined for the Victoria-Weather home office in Minneapolis. It will take us two and a half days to cover the necessary ground from southeastern Georgia to the Twin Cities, a distance of 1380 miles. Our average speed, slowed by a good deal of time that won’t be spent on interstates, will be 64.7mph, which means that for the first two days of travel, our goal will be 518 miles in the rearview. It’s time to head for the Twin Cities!

There is an area of low pressure sweeping out of the central Rockies into the central Plains and looks very springlike. It is expected to generate quite a bit of severe thunderstorm activity, potentially a tornado outbreak later in the week. Starting tomorrow, however, it will bring north only some warm, humid air, which will operate within some sunny skies as we move through Atlanta and most of Nashville before we call it a day in Joelton, Tennessee, on the north side of the Nashville metro.

In a situation that reminds of a road trip from Savannah to Kennewick earlier this week, the beginning of our day from north central Tennessee will start off just fine. We may encounter some isolated prefrontal showers and storms in southern Illinois, but again, just like earlier this week, the real show will start around Saint Louis. We should start to encounter the strong to severe thunderstorms as we are crossing into downtown and passing through the metro area. We will hit the front and run astride of it as we move through the Mississippi Valley. Windy thunderstorms will be possible from St Louis north through Missouri and right into Iowa. We will end the day in Ainsworth, Iowa, which is south of Iowa City.

The front will move through overnight while we wait in Ainsworth. The air wrapping into eastern Iowa will actually still be warm and might even be laden with moisture. We won’t have to contend with the strong to severe thunderstorms, but we will likely contend with a few showers and storms even as we make our way north behind the front. The rain could even be heavy at times around Albert Lea, Minnesota, but I expect some drizzle and overcast skies in Minneapolis.

Hinesville, Georgia to Longview, Washington

Our drive today is going to be quite lengthy. Well, OK, our drive for this week. It’s going to be 5 1/2 days t get from coast to coast, covering 2887 miles. Wow! Our average pace will be about 66mph, so let’s plan on covering 528 miles a day. There is a lot of driving in our future, so we had better get started!

Yet another wave is moving through the mid-Atlantic, but it won’t be the crippling winter wave for the southeast that I’m sure everyone in that part of the world dreads. Travelers, I’m sure, are even more wary of nasty conditions in this part of the world. Tomorrow, though, the worst weather will only consist of clouds and light rain, with some fog in the valleys, and it would only be falling from the Atlanta metro to just outside of Chattanooga. Not bad at all. As for the drive, it will end in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Our luck is going to turn on Thursday. A wave moving into the Plains is going to spin up a quickly deepening area of low pressure moving into Missouri from Oklahoma. Warm air will rush to meet us in Tennessee and Kentucky, but that warm weather will also be fuel for some strong thunderstorms. As we cross the cold front, there is a pretty decent chance we see strong or even severe thunderstorms. Our route will take us through the triple point of the low, and since we will hit it in the early afternoon when cells are developing and perhaps rotating, there is a chance we will pass through a tornado warning or two. We will be on the cold side of the front by the time we reach St. Louis, and we may end up seeing some snow, even, at the back end of the system through northern Missouri. Our day will end in Choutou, Missouri, in the Kansas City, Missouri.

Chilly weather will be the name of the game on Friday, but we won’t have to concern ourselves with the nasty weather that we saw on Thursday. The drive up to and through most of Nebraska should be cool and partly to mostly cloudy, but a downslope flow into western Nebraska will mean even more clouds in Sutherland, Nebraska, the destination for this leg of the trip.

The flow will continue to override the northern Rockies and kick up a few snow showers throughout Wyoming, and a lot of clouds. The drive won’t be inundated or snow swept, but it could get dicey in the high country. The drive will come to an end in Fort Bridger in western Wyoming.

From Fort Bridger westward, we will be underneath a nice little upper level ridge. The snow will be intensifying on the eastern exposures of the Rockies, but through Utah and into the Sun Valley in Idaho, things will be awfully pleasant. No arguments here, especially after that nasty weather we saw back on Thursday. We can call it a night in Meridian, a suburb of Boise.

Monday is a long way out, but the way it looks, guidance is suggesting that the Columbia Valley will be filled with low level moisture, which will mean clouds and some light rain through northern Oregon pretty much immediately after we hit Pendleton and head west. The rain will continue to be a possibility, even increasing a bit after we pass west of Mount St. Helens and into Longview.

The skies never clear

There is a very weak front trailing through north Florida. It isn’t really hooked up with anything substantial over the Atlantic, but there is such a good degree of moisture over the southeast that it was able to set off clouds across the region. Hinesville, or forecast site on Saturday, never cleared on Monday which meant there was a bit of drizzle and temperatures didn’t come close to the consensus forecast of the upper 70s. The Weather Service and Weatherbug were the only two to predict rain, so they nabbed the title for southeast Georgia.
Actuals: Sunday – High 75, Low 62
Monday – Drizzle reported, not measured, High 70, Low 62

Grade: C

Hinesville, Georgia

We are off to a location in southeast Georgia I was not familiar with until the city came u on the schedule. Let;s see what the weather is like in Hinesville.

At 1155AM, ET, Hinesville was reporting a temperature of 77 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The upper level pattern was nightmarish to analyze and describe, but more locally to the southeastern US, a weak wave has developed off of the Outer Banks along a mean boundary straddling the east coast. Shower activity has been light in the southeast, but it will be a threat through the day.
A very slow moving trough aloft has a stronger exit flow than entrance flow, which is indicative of some cool air on the back side of the boundary, but also represents the stagnation of the surface flow. The weak wave off the Outer Banks will continue to drift as a surface disturbance, and will trail a line of showers into the Bight of Georgia for the next two days. The mean boundary along the upper level jet will not advance, and will instead be represented by a refiring cold front west of the Appalachians, and warm temperatures will remain in southeastern Georgia, despite an increased threat of clouds.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 61
Monday – Overcast, High 78, Low 60

TWC Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy High 77, Low 61
Monday – Partly Cloudy High 79, Low 59

AW: Tomorrow – Clouds and sun High 76, Low 62
Monday – Mostly cloudy High 78, Low 59

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 78, Low 62
Monday – A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy High 78, Low 59

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. High 78, Low 62
Monday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. High 78, Low 59

Looks like everyone is on the same page for Hinesville. You can take a look at that broad leaf of clouds via the satellite imagery.