Winter weather

By: LesCimes, 7:11 PM GMT on November 01, 2014

NWS issued a winter weather advisory early this morning (may have been late last night). November 1st winter weather is highly unusual and I didn't expect to see anything but cold and rainy. Temperature this morning at Gracewood was 37°, cold but not cold enough for snow. As it happened, I was planning to drive over to Columbia. Left around 10:30. Soon after crossing into South Carolina on I-20 I began to see snow on the ground. A short time later, it began to snow...

October weather

By: LesCimes, 1:49 AM GMT on October 29, 2014

As we near the end of October, 2014 I find myself looking back over the October weather. Augusta's weather facts vary according to which weather station you follow. For example, the low this month at the Gracewood station was 40°. Nearby at the Bush Field station the low was 36° and temperatures at Bush Field dipped into the 30's four mornings from the 1st to the 28th. Over at Daniel Field, the low for the month was a "balmy" 46°! Amazing! 10° difference.

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...

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Elevation: 295 ft
Temperature: 41.0 °F
Dew Point: 36.5 °F
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 1.0 mph from the WNW
Wind Gust: 5.0 mph
Updated: 12:39 AM EST on December 18, 2014

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