Thursday, September 16, 2010
Rain & Wind Update
Despite a little wind, the National Weather Service made a good call on NOT issuing a warning. We have GOT to lower the "False Alarm Rate" so that we are not crying wolf. For a storm to be severe, the winds have got to be at 58 mph or above or have hail at 1" in diameter or above. I have seen no eveidence of either so far this morning. The highest wind gusts recorded was Hardy at 42 mph, Walnut Ridge at 48 mph, and Jonesboro at 46. Close, but no cigar. (What's that saying really mean?)
As far as rain goes, here are some reports:
Walnut Ridge: 0.57"
Last night, I was concerned that we we were getting a lot more rain than we had in the forecast, but as you can, most locations were under 1"... if not 0.50". I'm still happy with the forecast.
Have a great day,
Posted By: Ryan at 7:55 AM