Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winds Today, Tracking Next Thursday

The main threat today (Saturday) will be the winds. Even outside of any thunderstorms, thewinds are going to be blowing pretty hard for a "couple" of hours.... not all day. I think the winds increase ahead of the main line around 3PM in the Ozarks and then through the heart of Region 8 around dinner time... maybe an hour or two later. The worst of it will be long gone by 10PM. Those times can change, but that's what I'm seeing right now. Twitter updates will be found on the right side of this page.

The SPC has us in a "slight" risk for severe weather again. They believe the main threat will be winds as well. The lacking ingredient for severe weather is "instability", but the winds aloft will be zooming pretty good and that alone may cause some issue. Winds at the surface may go 20-30 mph. Winds 5,000 above our head will be blowing at 70 mph!!! Let's hope none of that transports to the ground.

Next Thursday, heavy rains will fall again over Region 8. As cold air comes, that may end in a few flakes. We'll take this one storm at a time!


1 comment:

robertrowland said...

Thanks Ryan. You are an AWESOME weatherman!!! Keep up the GREAT work!! God Bless ya.