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Tracking Alberto, Dangerously Hot Marathon

20 May 2012, 11:50 am

Alberto Off the Coast of South Carolina

Tropical Storm Alberto continues to spin off the coast of the South Carolina this morning.

Visible Satellite imagery of Alberto this morning:

Morning Satellite Loop of Alberto

The National Hurricane Center keeps the storm back at Tropical Storm strength through the next few days before it decays into a Tropical Depression by next Thursday morning.  The storm is not expected to intensify into a hurricane.

Most of the rain and higher winds will continue to remain off the coast.  However, stronger gusts and high surf is possible as the system passes near the coast of North Carolina.

It is already a windy start to the day in Myrtle Beach:

View From EarthCam.com.

Green Bay, WI

Webcam view via http://nfl.packers.com/multimedia/live_cams/

Dangerously hot conditions in Green Bay, WI lead to the cancellation of a marathon. The heat and humidity lead to people running the marathon suffering from heat exhaustion.   The temperature at 11 AM was already 86 degrees, which is 4 degrees shy of the record for the day. The webcam view above shows the finish line earlier today, with numerous emergency vehicles responding due to the weather conditions.

From the Greenbaypressgazette.com:

“The 2012 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon was halted shortly before 9:30 a.m. today after dozens of runners and walkers encountered heat-related problems.

Runners were told to stop at the nearest water station and wait for a ride back to the start/finish area near Lambeau Field. Buses were sent out onto the course to pick up runners.

Race officials struggled to get word to runners that the race had been halted and the course closed, and many runners did not want to stop.

The race got under way at 7 a.m. with a record number of entrants, and concerns about a forecast of hot, humid weather.

“We have well over 8,000 entrants,” race director Sean Ryan said shortly after the last of the runners had crossed the starting line about 8 minutes after the 7 a.m. start.”

Have a great week!
Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek

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