Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire can has taken on many connotations throughout the years. Maybe the most famous use of the phrase was the Johnny Cash song, but have you ever heard of it when discussing Gulf Coast weather? Storms are all too common along our stretch of the shore. From hurricanes to summertime thunderstorms, to even the rare ice storms in the winter, we have seen it all. We are all too familiar with the extremities of mother nature and how it can change on a dime. This summer in June 2018, there was a new phrase coined as a ring of fire” thunderstorms made their way onshore. Okay, so maybe this isn’t the scientific term, but many media stations in our area quickly coined the phrase. The “ring of fire” storms were a group of tightly clustered severe thunderstorms that spun around an area of high pressure, bringing a weeklong super soaker effect to areas from the Mississippi coast to the Florida panhandle. Although many of us think of hurricanes when we think of catastrophic events, random weather phenomenon such as these can bring equal amounts of damage. Luckily, you can always count on the experts here at SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest to be here to help you when disaster strikes.