Pam Knox

  • This week should be mostly seasonal, with temperatures a little above normal and little rain across central and northern GA and the southern Appalachians this week, although rain chances will increase next weekend. However, the forecast models are showing a potentially big push of cold air moving into the region with a strong cold front…

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  • Dry week once Delta moves out

    The remains of Delta should move out of Georgia and the southern Appalachians by Monday night into Tuesday morning. The rest of the week looks like it will be fairly warm but dry. A cold front moving through the region on Friday will return us to cooler conditions and a more seasonal pattern for mid…

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  • The next few days look like we will be under a dome of high pressure which will dominate our weather over most of the Southeast (except the Florida peninsula) through Thursday noon. I can’t rule out a possible shower around Tuesday, but it would be light and not likely. Sunshine and seasonal temperatures should prevail.…

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  • A strong cold front is moving through the central US today and should get to the Southeast by Monday night. Rain, cloudy skies and some gusty winds will accompany the cold front through the day on Tuesday, but it will be into the eastern Carolinas by late Tuesday night. The rest of the week looks…

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  • While we can’t predict exact temperatures more than a week out, we are starting to get a hint from medium-range weather models that a significant outbreak of cold air will move into the Southeast early in October. In particular, the nights of October 2-4 could see temperatures into the 30’s across the Southern Appalachians and…

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  • We are starting off the week on a cool and dry note, with beautiful, slightly breezy weather through the region. We expect this cool and dry weather to continue for a few days before rainfall from the remains of Tropical Storm Beta starts to move into our region on Thursday into Friday. Depending on the…

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  • UPDATE as of 5 pm: Sally is now a cat 2 hurricane. Rainfall amounts have now increased and large parts of northern GA are expected to get 6-10 inches. I have updated the maps to 5 pm. Last Friday, we did not even have a named storm near the US. Now Tropical Storm Sally is…

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  • If you have been following the news, you can’t help but notice all of the stories about the wildfires out west. You may be wondering how grape growers there are doing. Here is a recent story from one Oregon grape grower about what they are seeing this year and how changing climate over time has…

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  • Main points: Neutral conditions are expected to change to La Niña by fall Active Atlantic hurricane season, but no way to know where they will go Long-term trends towards higher temperatures and humidity, especially at night Warmer and wetter conditions likely across Southeast summer, especially near Gulf Coast, with warmer than normal temperatures continuing through…

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  • This has been a tough year for growing grapes in northern Georgia. Climatologists know that neutral years like this one, when there is no El Nino or La Nina in place, are often years with a lot of ups and downs in temperature, and this has certainly been no exception. You can see that in…

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