STORM SYSTEM SLAMS SOUTHEAST IN ADVANCE OF ARCTIC AIR …
By FITSNEWS || South Carolina (the entire Southeast, actually) was ravaged by a powerful line of thunderstorms on Monday – part of a wave of severe weather preceding a fresh blast of arctic air.
The storm front – which has produced at least one confirmed tornado near Blountstown, Florida – was part of a broader meteorological roller coaster. Temperatures were expected to climb by nearly thirty degrees during the middle of the day as the front moved through – only to plunge by comparable amounts in the late evening and early morning hours in the wake of the front.
High temperatures for the Midlands region of South Carolina were projected to hit 70 degrees not long after noon on Monday, yet forecasts called for them to dip below freezing scarcely twelve hours later.
Fortunately for the Palmetto State, most of the tornado watches were in effect for Florida and the southern half of Georgia – although the Lowcountry of South Carolina could be at risk depending on the strength of the system.
It’s been a weird fall season for weather … with this month already producing the earliest recorded snowfall in Palmetto State history (well, since measurements began in 1881).
And yes, the disciples of global warming view every temperature reading as further validation of their theory … so don’t bother arguing that these recent weather patterns are the result of anything other than “climate change.”