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Weather Warning System Up & Running

The severe weather warning system is now in place for all Jones County residents. 

You can sign up for the weather warnings online. Step-by-step instructions are available at the provided link.

The service is free for all residents of Jones County and Gray. 

You can also call the Jones County EMA office at (478) 986-6672 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sign up.  

Drought Conditions Worsen for Central Georgia

Drought Conditions Worsen for Central Georgia

The drought situation here in Central Georgia continues to exacerbate. Most of the area is now considered to be in an extreme drought, basically from Macon southward. Areas north of Macon, including Milledgeville, Gray, and Forsyth, are classified as being in a severe drought. As of June 1st, we are 7.20 inches below normal for the year.

Let’s take a quick look back and see how we got so far behind in the rainfall department.

In March, we got just over 4 inches of rain…which was over three quarters of an inch below normal.

In April, we only got 1.30 inches which is close to 2 inches below normal for the month.

In May, we got less than an inch of rain! We only received 0.66” in the rain bucket, which is 2 and a third inches below normal for the month.

Hail Finds Jones County

Hail Finds Jones County

One of our viewers sent this hail photo from Southeast Jones County last night.

 

What kind of weather are you having?

 

We want to know what kind of weather you experience tonight.

You can let us know by simply commenting on this post throughout the evening.

More Deadly Tornadoes

There was another round of deadly tornadoes…this time in the Midwest.  National Weather Service meteorologists will survey the damage and determine just how strong the twisters were. Missouri seems to be the hardest hit, yet there were also reports of tornadoes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Oklahoma. More details will be unveiled in the coming days.

The last round of deadly tornadoes hit the South at the end of April. It is the largest tornado outbreak in the history of the United States and has been labeled the 2011 Super Outbreak. While tornadoes spun up in 7 different states, Alabama was the hardest hit. The damage was catastrophic in the cities of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. There were 340 fatalities from April 25th to April 28th. For a more formal write-up on this outbreak, check out NOAA April 2011Tornado Outbreak.

Does it Really Matter?

I have to admit I went outside this morning at 5:00am to check the temperature and I noticed how bright the moon was and I since have forgotten what the thermometer said. I planned on including the morning information in a midday post but after going outside this afternoon, it really doesn’t matter what numbers you use to describe today. The bottom line, it was beautiful!

 

Today Only: Free Weather Radio App

Wish you had a weather radio with you at all times to alert you of severe weather? Now you can get it on your iPhone!

Today only, get a FREE weather radio iphone app! Search "Imap Weather Radio" at app store or go to http://weatherradioday.com/ .

After downloading, click 13WMAZ as your media provider.

After today, it costs $9.99.