1/2 Rob’s “Severe Threat” Monday Forecast

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As we kick-off the 1st workday of the new year…the POTENTIAL for SEVERE WEATHER will be in the area. With a warm front in northern Mississippi and an approaching area of low-pressure from the west, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the Gulf coast under an “Enhanced Threat”. The main threat window will be between midday through early evening and will include the possibility for  HEAVY RAIN, FLASH FLOODING, STRONG WINDS…and TORNADOES. A FLASH FLOOD and FLOOD WATCH is already in effect with a “TORNADO WATCH” expected to be issued later this morning.

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Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight is a familiar face along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, having been an on-air personality in the local area since 2005. Rob is originally from New York, but traveled and forecasted weather around the world as an active duty member of the United States Air Force since 1992. In 2005, after 13 years in the USAF, Rob made the transition back to the public sector as an on-air meteorologist, six months prior to Hurricane Katrina. Rob says “Meteorology is not a job for me, it’s my passion. I’m fortunate enough to have been in this wonderfully challenging field since 1992. I solve mysteries. The atmosphere gives you clues and you have to figure out what it’s going to do. How fun is that?” Rob holds a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology from Florida Institute of Technology, along with several military degrees. He is also a member of the National Weather Association. When his attention isn’t focused on weather, it’s on real estate. Rob and his wife own a local realty. Rob loves to spend time volunteering in the local community, and often works with the Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society, and several others. On a cool south Mississippi Saturday morning, Rob is usually at one of the many beautiful golf courses.

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