Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday mid-day update

Temperature records are falling across the region. As of 1pm, Memphis Int'l has broken the 119-year-old record of 76 degrees with a new record high of 77! Wind gusts have reached 46 mph at the airport as well. In Jackson, TN, the previous record high of 70 degrees has been obliterated by 5 degrees already, with the potential for another couple degrees of warming yet. Wind gusts have also reached the 40 mph mark in Jackson.

The severe weather threat remains in place, and in fact has been upgraded for locations north and west of Memphis. A MODERATE RISK is now in effect for northern AR, southeast MO, and southwest IL. The timing of the squall line (which is moving into central AR at 1pm) is still on track for a 6-9pm arrival in the metro area. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and commercial TV or radio, plus MemphisWeather.net, for the latest on the severe weather threat. I expect a watch box will be issued for the region late this afternoon.

1 comment:

williamebrantley said...

Erik :
The HI In Bemis, Tn.
was 77 **
YES - IS A NEW RECORD HOTTEST !
Yes the old record was 70 * In 1971, 1982 AND 1984 !
as you pointed out
Memphis Airport smashed
an 119 Year Old Record.
I wished Jackson`s Records were that old.