JohnnyParker's Blog

Sunny/hot for the next several days, slight chance of rain Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:17 GMT le 30 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 59 and it feels like 59. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 95 with lows between 63 and 67. Slight chance of rain on Tuesday and another chance on both Thursday/Friday. Few storms could be strong to severe with small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall being the main threats. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms for both next Monday/Tuesday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Todays high is 88 with a low of 66. Tuesdays high is 89. Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

No rain over the next several days, remaining hot and sunny

By: JohnnyParker, 17:07 GMT le 29 avril 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 81, but it feels like 82. Highs will continue to range between 86 and 92 with lows between 56 and 66. There could be a slight chance of a shower or two on Monday and next Friday, but other than that no big rainfall is expected. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 79, but it feels like 81. Todays high is 85 with a low of 63. Mondays high is 89. Hope yall are having a great Sunday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Hot and sunny over the next several days

By: JohnnyParker, 10:58 GMT le 28 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 62 and it feels like 62. Highs will continue to range between 87 and 92 with lows between 61 and 65. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms next Tuesday. There is also a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms for next Saturday and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms for next Sunday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Todays high is 86 with a low of 63. Sundays high is 85. Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events. Today is my 18th birthday!

Permalink

My Weather Career-Updated

By: JohnnyParker, 11:08 GMT le 27 avril 2012

My weather career began when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I was in first grade and a bad storm came through one night. Of course, at the time, I had no idea what storms were or how they formed. I heard lightning, thunder, heavy rain, and wind that night. The next morning, I got up and was getting ready for school when my mom told us to come outside. Our big apple tree had fallen over and had nearly hit the side of our house. At that moment, I knew what my job was going to be and that was a meteorologist.
So, I started watching The Weather Channel and our local TV station, WTVA, out of Tupelo, MS. I met WTVA’s former chief meteorologist, Dick Rice, when I was about 9 or 10 years old. We talked about weather and Hurricane Andrew. My first weather interest was tracking and watching Hurricanes. I always wanted to be in one, but I couldn’t. The 2004 and 2005 Hurricane Season’s were both very busy especially the 2005 season. I remember watching The Weather Channel when Wilma, Katrina, Rita, Ivan, and all them hit somewhere on the coast.
In the summer of 2007, I had gotten two books on Hurricanes from our local library. As I was sitting there, a question came to mind. Was there somewhere that had a list of every single storm in each basin? So, I went and asked my mom. She found it on Wikipedia. A full list of tropical seasons with some dating back to before 1492 in the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Western Pacific, North Indian Ocean, and Southern Hemisphere. I started to creating a Hurricane Book. This includes the storms of each basin and the years that they formed in. I got finished with it in 2008.
In 2008, I became a member of the CoCoRahs (Community of Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network) and also a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service. I also began work on putting every hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone of each ocean basin in Microsoft Excel. I finished with that in 2009. After I finished that, I began working on putting all the storms of each basin in Microsoft Excel. I finished that in 2010.
Early 2010, I was sitting at my computer, thinking of ways of how to get my forecast out to people. I had my cell phone with me and that’s when the idea came to mind. To start a weather text. At first, I did not think it would work out, but it has worked out better than I had expected. I started out with 32 and it grew from there. It grew so much that I had to start doing weather emails. I started out with only 6 people and it grew, too. I came up with “Master Meteorologist” as my weather name for my texts and emails.
On Christmas 2010, parts of the South had a white Christmas. I was so excited because I had predicted it the night before. Although, I did not expect the major winter storm of January 2011 that brought 6+ inches of snow for the South. Both were very rare to see across the South, so I enjoyed it.
The 2011 Severe Weather Season, I thought, would be above-average in activity, but not that bad. Both February and March were not bad with the exception of two outbreaks that occurred at the beginning and end of March. April 2011 brought our severe weather/tornado season in full force. April 27th, 2011 was extremely devastating across the South. That day is when Smithville, MS got hit by a tornado. My family and I survived without a single scratch, but our home was destroyed.
Since April 27th, 2011, I have moved into a new house and have met several famous meteorologist. I have met people from the National Weather Service in Memphis, Birmingham, and Kansas, meteorologist Bill Murray from Birmingham, people from Mississippi State University, people from MEMA and FEMA, and Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel. My weather text has increased to 188 and my weather emails have also increased up to 60. I have been doing a weather blog at Weatherunderground.com since January 2011. One of my goals since April 27th is to get as many people on my weather text/emails as possible.
Also, I have created a new version of my Hurricane Book in early 2011. I did it on Microsoft Word and I am up to date on it. I have also put all the big severe weather outbreaks in Microsoft Excel. I have found new weather websites and new weather software that I now use. This includes: SimuAwips, Weather Defender, and GRlevelx 2 Analyst.
I feel more prepared than ever before now. Now, whenever there is a threat of severe weather, I get up at 5am. I hope that an outbreak like April 27th does not happen again in my lifetime, but there will always be a possibility.

Permalink

April 27, 2011-One Year Later

By: JohnnyParker, 11:07 GMT le 27 avril 2012

Today marks the 1st year anniversary of the most catastrophic and deadly tornado outbreak that I have ever witnessed. To this day, I can still remember that Wednesday and everything that went on. The 2011 Super Outbreak occurred from April 25-28, 2011.
I remember waking up at 6am that morning. I got up and went to check the weather on the computer. A major tornado outbreak was predicted to happen later in the day. A line of storms had moved through earlier that morning and had caused the tornado sirens to go off in my county, which is Monroe County, MS. I remember looking at the forecast for that day, which called for a high of 90 with a 90% chance of strong thunderstorms. Dr. Greg Forbes, the Severe Weather Expert at The Weather Channel, had given North MS a TOR:CON (Tornado Condition Index) of a 9 out of 10. This meant that we had a 90% chance of seeing a tornado within a 50 mile radius.
I got ready for school that day and got there at around 7:36 or so. I noticed the kids were not outside, so I figured I was late and had to hurry to class. When I got to my class, I found out that we were under a tornado warning again. I was surprised by this because I had not expected a tornado warning that early. We stayed out in the hallway for a couple minutes and then we were told that we could go back in our classrooms. I had this feeling that something bad was going to happen, but I did not think much of it since it usually goes away by lunchtime.
As the day went on, though, my bad feeling got stronger. My friends were asking me about if we would be hit by a tornado. All I said was its possible. Around lunchtime, a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch was issued for Mississippi. That afternoon, our principal announced that school would be dismissing at 2:30 due to inclement weather.
A little before 2:30, I told my teacher something that I haven't forgotten yet. “Even though Smithville, MS may not get hit today, I predict in the near future that we will be hit.” Unknown to me at that moment, I had just predicted my ultimate forecast which was the Smithville, MS tornado. After we got out, me and my sister went to our grandma’s house to wait on my dad to come get us. I turned on the T.V. and there were so many tornado warnings. Almost every single storm that formed quickly became supercells and prompted tornado warnings.
After 3pm, my dad came and got us. As we were turning into our driveway, the tornado sirens went off for the 3rd time. I ran inside the house, put my stuff down, and headed straight to our computer. I read the tornado warning, which said a strong tornado was located to the South of Calhoun City. I was thinking about what could or would happen. About that time, my dad called us to come out on the back porch to see some possible rotation over the house. I looked up and I did not see any sign of rotation. As I was looking, I heard this noise. The noise was like a loud roar and a big wind. Unfortunately, I already knew what it was. A tornado!
We ran inside and got down in the hallway of our house. As we were sitting there, my dad heard a voice, the voice of God, say “MOVE!” He threw us in the bathroom, which was right across the hall. No sooner had we got in there and closed the door, the door from my mom’s bedroom, glass, and everything came flying down the hall. It was over in just seconds. We all were alive and unharmed. We got up and walked out to see what it had done.
A large, wide, EF-5 tornado with winds of 205mph had just leveled the town- my town - of Smithville, MS. My life had changed forever. The damage was indescribable and devastating. I saw brick, glass, trees, cars, and so much other stuff just torn to pieces. I did not know what to say, but I knew one thing. My weather career was about to grow and I knew God had big plans for me.
One year later, Smithville, MS is slowly coming back and life is getting back to normal for people. Churches are rebuilding and some have already finished. Smithville High School is set to rebuild and hope to have it finished by middle to late part of 2013. As for me, I graduate in May 2012, we are in a new home, and I thank God for saving me and my family.
I hope that we do not experience another outbreak like this, but it will always be a possibility.

Permalink

Sunny and hot over the next several days, 1st anniversary of the deadly outbreak

By: JohnnyParker, 11:03 GMT le 27 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 65 and it feels like 65. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 93 with lows between 57 and 64. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms next Thursday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 67 and it feels like 67. Todays high is 84 with a low of 63. Saturdays high is 85. Today is the 1st year anniversary of the 2011 Super Outbreak. It is hard to believe it has been a year now. Today, I will be doing two more posts. One will be on what happened on April 27th and how I felt. The other will be on my weather career, how it started and where I am now. Hope yall are having a good day and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Some storms today, but otherwise warm and sunny

By: JohnnyParker, 11:10 GMT le 26 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 65 and it feels like 65. Highs will continue to range between 87 and 92 with lows between 60 and 65. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms today and tomorrow. A few storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds being the main threat, although hail is possible. Secondary threats are heavy rain and flash flooding. There is a 60% chance of pm thunderstorms for next Saturday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 68 and it feels like 68. Todays high is 84 and a low of 63 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Fridays high is 84 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Sunny today, slight chance of rain tomorrow

By: JohnnyParker, 11:09 GMT le 25 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 55 and it feels like 55. Not as cold as its been being, but still a bit chilly. Highs will continue to range between 76 and 88 with lows between 48 and 64. There is a slight chance of a stray thunderstorm possible tomorrow. Some storms could be on the strong to possibly severe side with hail being the main threat. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms for both Wednesday and Thursday of next week. There could be the potential for some severe weather, but it is still too early to tell. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 60 and it feels like 60. Todays high is 81 and a low of 60 with winds out of the South-Southwest at 15-25mph with higher gusts. Thursdays high is 84 with a stray thunderstorm possible. Hope yall are having a great Wednesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Cold this morning, not many chances of rain

By: JohnnyParker, 11:06 GMT le 24 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 39, but it feels like 39. Highs will continue range between 74 and 88 with lows between 46 and 63. There is a slight chance of rain on Wednesday into Thursday. A few storms could be on the strong to severe side. Large hail and gusty winds will be the main threats. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Sunday. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms for both Wednesday and Thursday of the first week of May. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 47, but it feels like 45. Todays high is 74 with a low of 53. Wednesdays high is 82. Hope yall are having a great Tuesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Cooler today and windy, chance of rain Thursday/Friday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:09 GMT le 23 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 46, but it feels like 42. Highs will continue to range between 66 and 87 with lows between 40 and 64. Winds will be out of the North-Northwest at 15-25mph today with higher gusts. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms for both Thursday and Friday. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and gusty winds being the main threats. Heavy rain and flash flooding will also be possible. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms next Monday and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms next Tuesday. Severe weather could be a possibility, but it is too early to tell. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 47, but it feels like 41. Todays high is 64 and a low of 41 with winds out of the North-Northwest at 15-25mph. Tuesdays high is 73 with West winds at 10-15mph. Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Sunny and windy today

By: JohnnyParker, 19:07 GMT le 22 avril 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 66 and it feels like 66. A Wind Advisory is now in effect until 7pm tonight. Winds will be out of the Northwest at 20-30mph with wind gusts up to 40mph. Highs will continue to range between 67 and 86 with lows between 41 and 63. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms for both Thursday and Friday. A few storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being large hail and gusty winds. Heavy rain and flash flooding will be possible. At the Regional Rehab Center at Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 64 and it feels like 64. Tonights low is 42. Mondays high is 64 with a low of 42. Hope yall are having a great Sunday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Cooler today with overcast skies

By: JohnnyParker, 14:47 GMT le 21 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 54 and it feels like 54. Highs will continue to range between 67 and 87 with lows between 40 and 61. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms today. Winds will be out of the North at 10-20mph with higher gusts. On Sunday, winds will shift out of the North-Northwest at 15-25mph with higher gusts. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 53 and it feels like 53. Todays high is 67 and a low of 44 with a 30% chance of am showers/wind. Winds today will be out of the North at 15-25mph with higher gusts. Sundays high is 70 with winds out of the North-Northwest at 20-30mph with higher gusts. Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Warm today, rain returns tomorrow

By: JohnnyParker, 13:40 GMT le 20 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 61 and it feels like 61. Highs will continue to range between 70 and 89 with lows between 45 and 61. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms tonight and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms/wind tomorrow. Locally heavy rain and flash flooding are possible. Winds will be out of the North at 15-25mph with higher gusts. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Todays high is 80. Tonights low is 53 with a 70% chance of thunderstorms. Saturdays high is 65 with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms/wind. Hope yall are having a great Friday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Some rain on Saturday, otherwise sunny and warm

By: JohnnyParker, 11:04 GMT le 19 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 46 and it feels like 46. Highs will continue to range between 73 and 89 with lows between 47 and 61. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday. Locally heavy rain and a few severe storms could be possible. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 49 and it feels like 49. Todays high is 79 with a low of 54. Fridays high is 80. Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Warm and sunny for today through Friday, rain/storms return Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:04 GMT le 18 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 50, but it feels like 49. Highs will continue to range between 71 and 88 with lows between 47 and 62. There is a 70% chance of rain/thunder on Saturday. Rain will start to come in late Friday night and continue through the day on Saturday. A few storms could be strong to severe with small hail and gusty winds being the main threats. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, but it looks like that the severe weather threat should remain along the Gulf Coast. The other main threats besides the severe weather will be heavy rain. Rainfall amounts between 1-3 will be likely with isolated amounts greater than 3 inches possible. Flash flooding will be possible. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 50, but it feels like 48. Todays high is 76 with a low of 47. Thursdays high is 80. Hope yall are having a great Wednesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Rainy day today, and watching this weekend

By: JohnnyParker, 10:36 GMT le 17 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 60 and it feels like 60 with light rain. Highs will continue to range between 64 and 88 with lows between 43 and 58. There is a 90% chance of rain today. Rainfall amounts between 1-2 inches will be likely with isolated amounts greater than 2 inches. Flash flooding will be possible. There is a 30% chance of a few showers on Saturday as another system sweeps through the South. Severe weather will be a possibility along with a heavy rain/flash flooding threat. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 59 and it feels like 59 with rain. Todays high is 68 with a 100% chance of rain. Tonights low is 46 with a 30% chance of showers early. Wednesdays high is 78. Hope yall are having a great Tuesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Rain/storms today and Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:05 GMT le 16 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 67 and it feels like 67. Highs will continue to range between 74 and 84 with lows between 47 and 56. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms today and a 70% chance of showers tomorrow. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and gusty winds being the main threats. Isolated tornadoes, though, cannot be ruled out. Secondary threats will be heavy rainfall of 1-3 inches with flash flooding possible. Next Friday will have to watched for more possible severe weather. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms forecasted for next Friday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 60 and it feels like 60. Todays high is 75 with a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Tonights low is 56 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Tuesdays high is 72 with a 50% chance of showers. Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Windy today, rain/storms tomorrow into Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:29 GMT le 15 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Highs will continue to range between 74 and 89 with lows between 50 and 65. Winds will be out of the South today at 15-25mph with higher gusts. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms and a 40% chance of showers on Tuesday. A few storms could be strong to severe on Monday with the main threats being large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Rainfall amounts between 1-3 inches are possible with locally 3+ inches. Flash flooding is also possible. There is also a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms next Saturday and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms next Sunday. Severe weather could again be a possibility across the South. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 64 and it feels like 64. Todays high is 84 with winds out of the South at 20-30mph with higher gusts. Tonights low is 66 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Mondays high is 77 with a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Hope yall are having a wonderful Sunday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Sunny and warm weather continues, rain Monday and Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:48 GMT le 14 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 52 and it feels like 52. Highs will continue to range between 69 and 89 with lows between 52 and 65. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Monday and a 30% chance of a few showers on Tuesday. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds being the main threats. However, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain/flash flooding will also be likely. Rainfall amounts between 1-3 inches with locally 3+ inches are possible. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 60 and it feels like 60. Todays high is 83 with a low of 59. Sundays high is 85. Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Watching Monday/Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:25 GMT le 13 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 44 and it feels like 44. Highs will continue to range between 72 and 86 with lows between 49 and 64. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Monday and a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds being the main threats. However, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Rainfall between 1-3 inches are possible with flash flooding also possible. Monday could be our main day for severe weather. Now, how big and significant the severe weather will be across the South remains a question. Also, may have to keep an eye on the Atlantic next week. Computer models are picking up on something that could organize into a subtropical or tropical storm. Hope yall are having a great Friday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Cold this morning, sunny this weekend, and rain/storms return Monday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:55 GMT le 12 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 34 and it feels like 34. Highs will range between 72 and 86 with lows between 44 and 63. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Monday and a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds being the main threats. Although, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. There could also be a heavy rain/flash flood threat too since the system will be slow moving. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 38 and it feels like 38. Todays high is 70 with a low of 47. Fridays high is 78. Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Cooler this morning, warming up, and rain/storms Monday/Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:19 GMT le 11 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 43, but it feels like 40. Highs will continue to range between 70 and 90 with lows between 38 and 66. No rain until next Monday/Tuesday. There is a 40% chance of pm thunderstorms on Monday and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday. Heavy rain/severe weather will be possible. Also, this could potentially be a significant severe weather outbreak. At the Regional Rehab Center at Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 44, but it feels like 41. Todays high is 68 with a low of 37. Thursdays high is 68. Hope yall are having a great Wednesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Sunny with a few showers today, watching next week

By: JohnnyParker, 19:54 GMT le 10 avril 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Just had a few showers come through, but nothing much. Highs will continue to range between 70 and 87 with lows between 37 and 65. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Friday. There is a 40% chance of pm thunderstorms on Monday, a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday, and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday. Heavy rain/severe weather are possible late Monday into Wednesday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 76 and it feels like 76. Tonights low is 47. Wednesdays high is 68 with a low of 37. Hope yall are having a great Tuesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Sunny first part of the week, this weekend into next week rain and storms

By: JohnnyParker, 10:59 GMT le 09 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 44 and it feels like 44. Highs will continue to range between 69 and 88 with lows between 40 and 63. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday. A few storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being large hail and damaging winds. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms next Tuesday. There is the potential for severe weather. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 47 and it feels like 47. Todays high is 78 with a low of 52. Tuesdays high is 76. Hope yall are having a good Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Happy Easter!

By: JohnnyParker, 12:16 GMT le 08 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 47 and it feels like 47. Highs will continue to range between 72 and 85 with lows between 43 and 62. No rain in the forecast until late this week. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday. Potential for severe weather on Friday. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on next Monday. Again, could be potential for another round of severe weather. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 50 and it feels like 50. Todays high is 77 with a low of 47. Mondays high is 78. Hope yall are having a wonderful Sunday and have a great Easter! I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Warm and sunny weather over the next few days, storms late next week

By: JohnnyParker, 17:35 GMT le 07 avril 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 71 and it feels like 71. Highs will continue to range between 73 and 86 with lows between 44 and 61. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday. There could also be the potential for severe weather. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms next Monday. Again, there is the potential for severe weather. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 71 and it feels like 71. Todays high is 73 with a low of 53. Sundays high is 77. Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Calmer weather today with no rain, Easter weekend looks great

By: JohnnyParker, 12:11 GMT le 06 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 49, but it feels like 46. Highs will continue to range between 70 and 83 with lows between 43 and 55. Next rain chance looks to be next Friday with a 30% chance of scattered showers. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 51 and it feels like 51. Todays high is 71 with a low of 43. Saturdays high is 77. Got some hail yesterday afternoon/evening near Amory, MS. I don't know what size it was, but it was probably between pea size to quarter size. Hope yall are having a wonderful Friday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Rain/storms again today, some could be strong to severe

By: JohnnyParker, 11:17 GMT le 05 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 55 and it feels like 55. Highs will continue to range between 66 and 83 with lows between 44 and 60. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms today with a 40% chance of thunderstorms early tonight. A few storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being hail up to the size of quarters, 50 to 60mph wind gusts, and a isolated tornado or two. Heavy rain and flash flooding are also possible. Next rain chance will be next Friday. There is a 60% chance of showers that day. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 62 and it feels like 62. Todays high is 72 with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Tonights low is 49 with a 40% chance of thunderstorms early. Fridays high is 71. Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another update tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Rain/storms today with some severe weather, next week looks quiet

By: JohnnyParker, 10:47 GMT le 04 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 57 and it feels like 57. Highs will continue to range between 74 and 82 with lows between 49 and 60. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms today and tonight. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thursday. A few storms could be strong to severe today. Main threats will be large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging winds of 60-70mph, and a few tornadoes. A few strong to severe thunderstormns are also possible on Thursday. Main threats will be small hail and gusty winds. Secondary threats today will be heavy rain and flash flooding. Timing of storms today will be from the afternoon through evening. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 62 and it feels like 62. Todays high is 79 with a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Tonights low is 59 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Thursdays high is 73 with a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Hope yall are having a great Wednesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Strong to severe storms late today, Wednesday, and Thursday

By: JohnnyParker, 12:12 GMT le 03 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 56 and it feels like 56. Highs will continue to range between 77 and 85 with lows between 50 and 62. There is a 50% chance of pm thunderstorms today and a 50% chance of thunderstorms early tonight. A few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds being the main threats. Secondary threats will be heavy rain and flash flooding. There is a 60% chance of pm thunderstorms on Wednesday. A greater threat for strong to severe is forecasted for Wednesday/Wednesday night. Main threats are: large hail up to golf-ball size or larger, damaging wind gusts of 60-70mph, tornadoes, heavy rainfall of 1-3 inches, and localized flash flooding. The risk for flash flooding may increase as storms may train over the same areas. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thursday. A few storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being large hail and damaging winds. Secondary threats will once again be heavy rain and flash flooding. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 60 and it feels like 60. Todays high is 81 with a 50% chance of pm thunderstorms. Tonights low is 62 with a 50% chance of thunderstorms early. Wednesdays high is 79 with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Hope yall are having a great Tuesday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

Heat continues, rain/storms late Tuesday into Wednesday

By: JohnnyParker, 12:00 GMT le 02 avril 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 62 and it feels like 62. Highs will continue to range between 77 and 89 with lows between 48 and 62. There is a 40% chance of pm thunderstorms on Tuesday, a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday, and a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Thursday. There could be a few strong to severe storms on Tuesday, but the main day looks to be on Wednesday. This will not be a big or significant severe weather outbreak. Main threats for late Tuesday into Wednesday are heavy rain, flash flooding, large hail, and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes, though, cannot be ruled out. Next rain chance will be next Sunday with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 63 and it feels like 63. Todays high is 87 with a low of 62. Tuesdays high is 84 with a 40% chance of pm thunderstorms. Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

First day of April, heat continues, and watching Tuesday/Wednesday

By: JohnnyParker, 17:59 GMT le 01 avril 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 83, but it feels like 84. Highs will continue to range between 79 and 90 with lows between 49 and 64. Now, for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, there is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. On Wednesday, there is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms. On Thursday, there is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms. There is the potential for severe weather on both Tuesday and Wednesday, but Wednesday could be the main day for severe weather. Main threats will be large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. Secondary threats will be heavy rain and flash flooding. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 83, but it feels like 84. Todays high is 85 with a low of 63. Mondays high is 88. Hope yall are having a fantastic Sunday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.

Permalink

About JohnnyParker

I am Johnny Parker and I am 19. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.

Local Weather

Clear
81 ° F
Ciel dégagé