Weather News/Blog

20 APR 2021 Rainfall for April MTD is 0.02 inches. Extremely dry conditions have prompted the NWS WFO in Columbia, S.C. to issue FIRE WARNING Statements in the CSRA.

22 APR 2021 A wildfire has started 1/4 statute mile East of this station on Trolley Line Road this morning. Visibility was reduced to less than 1/4 statute mile at this station. The fire department thought it was under control, but has restarted later this evening. The PURPLE AIR sensor readings were between 400 to 550 in the 'HAZARDOUS" range.

24 APR 2021 A extra-tropical low pressure storm system propagated from the the Eastern Slope of the Rockies, into the Great Plains, Southern Mississippi River Valley Northeastward through the Mid-Atlantic States bringing heavy rain showers and thunderstorms to the CSRA Region today. 1.32 inches of rainfall accumulated in a 24 hour period. Very much needed! MTD rainfall = 1.34 inches which is -1.93 inches below normal.

26 APR 2021 Check out the Webcam Daily Timelapse Images webpage and the WINDY.COM webcam under "WEBCAMS"!

01 MAY 2021 Installed US EPA Air Quality Flag Program. Local conditions becoming mildly dry due to lack of accumulated rainfall. April rainfall = 1.34 inches which is 1.93 inches below normal. Soil moisture is now in "IRRIGATION NEEDED" range.

15 MAY 2021 An interesting month, to say the least! A blocking High Pressure System parked over the Carolinas for the last two weeks of May. This station has recorded 18 consecutive days of no measurable precipitation. Installed WEATHER-DISPLAY as the weather station hardware. Still working out the "kinks". WXSIM has been installed for more accurate local forecasts. Still working out the "kinks" as well. STAY-TUNED!

07 JUNE 2021 A thunderstorm complex propagated over the CSRA Region today with heavy rainfall and occasional cloud-to-ground and inner-cloud lightning. Rainfall accumulation totaled 3.59 inches (electronically measured) and 2.99 inches (NWS 8-inch Non-Recording gauge).

07 JULY 2021 The month of June was complicated. Trying to configure CumulusMX and have really struggled with configuration and operating system issues. Due to June monthly rainfall being +1.44 inches above normal, local conditions have become MILDLY WET. On 06JUL2021, the 2014 Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 Plus temperature and humidity sensor was replaced. The Vantage Pro 2 Console Firmware was also updated to Version 3.88. Currently, Tropical Storm Elsa is moving North in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and has gained strength to almost Cat 1 Hurricane status. I will update after the storm propagates through the CSRA Region.

18 JULY 2021 Tropical Depression Elsa storm total rainfall = 0.87 inches. The CSRA Region remained West of most rainfall accumulations which occurred North and East of the storm center.

30 AUGUST 2021 An interesting month to say the least. Struggles with CumulusMX continue. The CSRA Region did not receive tropical rainfall due to most of the active weather remained West of this station.

16 SEPTEMBER 2021 Tropical Depression Nicholas propagates Northeastward through the CSRA Region. Here are some interesting rainfall statistics which occurred at this station: Davis VP2Plus 24 hour rainfall = 6.22 inches. Storm Rainfall Total = 7.44 inches. Weatherflow Tempest 24 hour rainfall = 5.47 inches. Storm Total = 6.62 inches. NWS COOP 8" Official 24 hour Rainfall = 4.85 inches. Official Storm Total Rainfall = 6.47 inches. Observed unusual flooding in the Aiken, South Carolina area.

17 SEPTEMBER 2021 FINALLY was successful in configuring CUMULUSMX! Refer to the left fly-out menu to access the webpage "CUMULUSMX"

18 OCTOBER 2021 My 2014 Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus Flagship station crashed and burned (The Daytime FARS Assembly). The decision was made to replace my flagship station with a 2021 Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 Plus (Wireless) with a 24-hour FARS. Unfortunately, I had to wait nearly seven days to receive my new station, which has created gaps in my climate data beyond my control (10OCT through 18OCT2021). Temperatures and liquid precipitation data (From both electronic and NWS COOP Sensors) were near normal. Mean Temperature = 61F Normal Mean Temperature = 66F Monthly Rainfall = 2.62 inches Normal Rainfall = 2.90 inches Departure From Normal = -0.28 inches.

05 NOVEMBER 2021 - The first week of November was chilly. On 05NOV2021, the high temperature of 51F was recorded. Which is 15 degrees below normal (66F). Peak Fall Foliage is occurring in the CSRA Region now. Beautiful colors!

19 NOVEMBER 2021 - Point of Maximum Lunar Eclipse occurred at 0400 hours EST. The longest lunar eclipse this century and the past 580 years! It was a beautiful full red BEAVER MOON!

27 NOVEMBER 2021 - Now that Thanksgiving is over, Ladies and Gentlemen, it's officially GUMBO WEATHER!