As we all know, it’s been a dry Spring and Summer so far. Spots lucky enough to see isolated storms have gotten some temporary relief from time to time but we need a good soaking rain. Yearly rainfall deficits stand at about 7″ in Huntsville and 10″ in the Shoals. As of Tuesday, much of North Alabama is now considered to be under a Moderate to Severe Drought:
The Drought Monitor uses data from every Tuesday for their reports that come out on the following Thursday.
Luckily, there is some rain on the way, and it will also knock down our temps a bit. A cold front will sag over the region on Wednesday and Thursday, increasing rain chances from the isolated pop-up storms we’ve seen in the afternoons to a more significant, possibly steady rain at times mid week.
By the way, you might have seen some interesting clouds over East Huntsville this afternoon.. we had them over the station here on top of Monte Sano too. They’re called Mammatus clouds and they usually form on the underside of the overhanging anvil cloud in a thunderstorm, which is what we had in Huntsville as a storm sat over western Madison Co and Eastern Limestone Co. Here’s what they looked like:
- Ari Sarsalari