Yay!
Posted by tim in Crazy Weather on March 30, 2005

First storm of the year! w00t!

From the SPC ...IA/MN/WI/IL/NRN IND... LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE IS IN GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING WRN IA WILL INCREASE AND INTENSIFY INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF COLD FRONT WHICH EXTENDS FROM WRN IA INTO NWRN MO. STEEP LOW/MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES PREVAIL OVER THIS REGION...WITH SIGNIFICANT DAYTIME HEATING FURTHER DESTABILIZING THE AIR MASS. AFTERNOON SURFACE DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER/MID 50S AND 500MB TEMPS AROUND -20C WILL COMBINE FOR MODERATE INSTABILITY /SBCAPE VALUES OF 1000-1500 J/KG/. IN ADDITION TO FAVORABLE THERMODYNAMIC PROFILES...VERY STRONG DEEP LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR IS EXPECTED OVER THIS REGION IN EXIT REGION OF 70-80 KNOT MID LEVEL JET. SUPERCELL STORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS APPEAR LIKELY...ORGANIZING INTO BROKEN LINES OF SEVERE STORMS AS THEY SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN IL AND SOUTHERN WI. DURING AFTERNOON AS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE CONTINUES TO SURGE RAPIDLY NEWD INTO CENTRAL IL/WRN IN POTENTIAL FOR TORNADIC SUPERCELLS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE.

From the NWS .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ENTIRE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREATS FROM THE STRONGER STORMS WILL BE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

 
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What? you unable to

now? Cheap-ass...

  • Posted by Matt (Guest) on March 30, 2005 at 11:14:48AM

...

It was pre-formatted text. I didn't want to use

 and end up with double line breaks, but I wanted to maintain the preformat, so I used .

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on March 30, 2005 at 07:07:13PM

Okay, so they lied... Sort of...

The most we had today was a lot of wind, a few close lightning strikes, and probably about an inch of rain. It was fun though.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on March 31, 2005 at 12:03:40AM
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