Day 2 in a row with very heavy storms. A few more trees were dropped along with powerlines. It was a day full of shelf clouds (cooler air pushed out ahead of the storms that then forces nearby warm air upward, the air condenses, & you have a shelf cloud or gust front).
Photos below are from Nick McMurray, Jax Beach....Tammy Burkard, Wonderwood...the the last 2 are screen shots from our skycam network - Jax Beach then The Landing.
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The storms will fire again Fri. afternoon. Temps. will soar into the upper 80s, close to 90 degrees then storms will drop temps. Expect periods of heavy rain, lots of lightning & strong & gusty winds. A weak stalled front just north of the First Coast is helping to trigger especially widespread storms across SE Ga. while storms over NE Fl. are getting a boost from the sea breeze. A weak upper level trough is also over the Eastern U.S. making for a very unstable atmosphere. More of the same for Sat. then a slow decrease in storms beginning Sun. & especially early next week as the front dissipates, & the upper trough lifts out of the area.
From NASA....check out the photo below -- a burn scar from last year's costliest widlfire ever -- damage: $110 million, 346 homes destroyed, 74 sq. miles burned. Then heavy rain hit the area Fri. killing 1 person with widespread damage.
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