Gracewood Rain Gauge functioning normally

By: LesCimes, 3:52 PM GMT on July 21, 2014

Gracewood rain gauge has been malfunctioning since early March. Equipment now is functioning normally. A comparison of rainfall data from nearby NWS stations Bush Field and Daniel Field indicate that from March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014 the Gracewood station underreported rainfall approximately 10 inches.

The gauge problem prompted a look at rainfall variation over the CSRA. Perhaps not surprisingly, there is a fair amount of variation of rainfall amon...

Updated: 3:56 PM GMT on July 21, 2014

Ice Storm - Feb 12-13th

By: LesCimes, 1:49 AM GMT on February 14, 2014

Lost power at the station early on the 12th. Power was restored for a few hours late in the evening (so appreciate the crews out working on the lines) only to lose power again around 11 PM. Not surprised as precipitation continued much of the night in sub-freezing conditions. Power back on this afternoon around 4 PM along the Tobacco Rd. corridor between Mike Padgett Hwy and Peach Orchard.

Lots of trees down and limbs all over. However, all the ice has m...

Winter Storm "Leon."

By: LesCimes, 2:05 AM GMT on January 29, 2014

The winter storm moving across the southeast has been named Leon. At 9 PM In Augusta the evidence is sleet and freezing rain, with perhaps a few snowflakes trying to form. Forecast calls for snow accumulation by morning. Excitement cover schools being closed has given way to disappointment at my house over the delay in the snowfall. Perhaps by morning there will renewed excitement if there is snow on the ground.
Glad that the power is still on. Time to cozy up...

Fine weather on this M. L. King Holiday

By: LesCimes, 2:45 PM GMT on January 20, 2014

No severe winter weather here, but this is Augusta GA not Augusta, ME. The rising sun is illuminating bright blue skies this morning. A fine day of weather ahead.

Concerning cold weather, I listened to a recent Science Friday podcast about the affect of severe cold on insects. The question brought up is whether or not severe cold will kill off harmful insects. The answer isn't a straightforward "yes" but cold weather does indeed make it tough on insects. ...

Updated: 3:04 PM GMT on January 20, 2014

Storm System rolling through

By: LesCimes, 1:05 AM GMT on January 31, 2013

The forecast frontal system is over the CSRA and brining rain and high winds. Wind speeds have topped 43 mph around the area, Gracewood, Daniel Field, Bush Field.
The Gracewood Weather server pipes the NWS weather radio onto the Internet through WeatherUnderground providing access to the 24/7 weather broadcast via the Internet. The service is accessible at Link This evening a record number of listeners were connected - 25 at one time for a while. Typically I se...

Updated: 1:05 AM GMT on January 31, 2013

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Tobacco Road
Gracewood, GA
Elevation: 295 ft
Temperature: 71.1 °F
Dew Point: 52.0 °F
Humidity: 51%
Wind: 4.0 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph
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