Just when we thought that the hurricane season appeared to be a bust, Hurricane Ida decided to pay Mobile a visit.
Back in Mobile for Spring semester, I thought that I would be done with the exciting weather until tornado season started. Nope. On January 21, 2010 we had a large thunderstorm set up over Mobile, and it didn't move until midnight. It dropped just over 7 inches of rain on us in 12 hours. Walked to class in the middle of it and ruined my history books.
(Flooding at the student center around 1PM)
I took this video around 930 at night in one of the heaviest parts of the storm:
February saw the first snowstorm Mobile, AL had seen in 16 years. We got about a half inch of snow, but it was enough to paralyze the area for the day.
March - April
Nothing really exciting happened the rest of the time I was in Alabama. I came home to VA in mid-May.
May - June
May began the month from hell with thunderstorms. The first storm came on May 14, with the largest hailstorm I'd ever seen. We had quarter-to-ping-pong-ball sized hail for 10 minutes. No damage, thankfully, but it was noisy as hell.
The second storm came on June 3, 2010 with extremely strong winds. A Weatherbug station nearby recorded a wind gust of 67 miles per hour in the height of the storm.
The third storm came a few days later on June 6, 2010. A tornado warning had been issued for a few counties to our south. I was at my aunt's house near the county line when the storm came overhead. My mom and I were on the deck and noticed a tight rotation directly above our heads. Of course, the first thing I did was lunged for my camera. The National Weather Service used this footage in an official report of theirs, documenting wind damage just south of our location.
Nothing else has happened since then, but there are still two months until August to round out the Year of the Insane Weather...