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Jan. wind gusts were highest in nation

Jan. wind gusts were

highest in nation

By Steve Norris

Weather News

It is going to be an up-and-down weather pattern across Panola County for the next five days. Friday is looking dry and 50° but a few scattered showers will be possible on Saturday. Then we get back to sunshine and warmer on Sunday with close to 60 degrees.

Monday through Wednesday of next week is looking mild, 60 to 65 degrees with a chance of rain all three days. We had severe weather across the state on Wednesday and February is expected to be a stormy month as the Gulf of Mexico will be open to provide plenty of moisture and when it mixes with warmer air, severe storms can result.

Here’s an interesting fact from the month of January. The highest wind gust in the United States during the month was 79 miles per hour in Tunica as a line of severe storms rolled through.

Let’s hope the state doesn’t make that kind of news very often this spring.

January was a wet one with around 6 and 1/2 inches recorded in Batesville. Sunrise is now 6:53 a.m.

With sunset at 5:35 p.m., we have a full moon coming up next Monday night and finally our evening star continues to be Venus to the Southwest after dark.

Anytime you have a storm report or a rainfall total or any weather information you would like to send me, I would love to hear from you at weather1@charter.net.