Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Temperatures are climbing behind southwest winds today into the mid 70’s, with scattered afternoon and evening showers.  Mid 50’s overnight and back into the mid 70’s Wednesday.

Thursday evening a strong cold front will approach the region and bring with it an increased chance for rain or thunder and even a slight risk for severe weather.  High winds and hail are currently the primary threat through Friday.

Clearing and cooler for Saturday and Sunday.


The moon has had a lot of company in the sky recently



While star gazing, you may be able to see the Int’l Space Station.

Here are the times you can spot it, in the Mid-South.



The News Channel 3 Weather Team  

weather guys

Todd, Tim, Jim & Austen   





 “NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) depends on support from the general public in two key programs: SKYWARN Spotters and Cooperative Observers. In both these programs, volunteers provide vital, real-time observational data. The effects of severe weather are felt almost every day by tens of thousands of Americans. To obtain critical weather information from a variety of locations, NWS and partner groups set up SKYWARN, a volunteer program with more than 230,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by sending NWS timely and accurate reports of severe weather. SKYWARN spotters provide essential information for all types of environmental hazards, however, the main responsibility of a spotter is to report severe local storms. In an average year, the U.S. is affected by 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes. Where appropriate, spotters also are trained on warning signs for earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, volcanic ashfall, and coastal hazards such as tsunamis, water spouts and rip currents.

Since the program started in the 1970s, SKYWARN information, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite data and other resources, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN storm spotters form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. The efforts of these volunteers have given communities the precious gift of time–seconds and minutes that can help save lives. Who is Eligible? Anyone with access to a telephone or HAM radio can join the SKYWARN program. Spotters can also submit reports through the internet on their local NWS Forecast Office web site. Spotters include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other citizens interested in weather. NWS encourages staff at hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes and other key locales to become a spotter. “


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