Saturday, August 17, 2013

Colder than Alaska!'s Cool Weather Lingers in the Southeast item includes this interesting factoid:
On Friday, Atlanta recorded its fifth coolest August high temperature on record with a high of just 67 degrees. Atlanta was also three degrees cooler than Fairbanks, Alaska on Friday!
Reporter Nick Wiltgen explains the unusually cool weather is caused by the jet stream pulling cold air from Canada:
This pattern, officially called "cold-air damming" but informally called the "wedge," is often associated with freezing rain and ice storms in the winter. It rarely occurs in early-mid August. 
Our weekend forecast: cloudy, rainy, highs in the 60's / low 70's, frisky for puppies and choked-up for lawnmowers.