Random thoughts about the weather and life. I may even vent every now and then. Since 2004!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Severe Threat Again Today
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch may be issued soon for Region 8 as the upper-level energy passes overhead. Now, the tornado threat may be low, but we still need to take severe thunderstorms seriously. I have learned within the last hour that we had a fatality in Sharp County last night. This may have been caused by straight-line winds. The NWS will be surveying the damage soon to determine what happened. My point is... do not let your guard down today either. Here's the position of the upper-level energy now:
Warnings have already been issued in parts of NW AR as I type this at 9:15. This "vorticity" max will move east with the trough and spread the threat of hail producing storms East as well. Here's the position later this afternoon:
As this energy pushes East, the threat of severe weather will END.
NO SEVERE WEATHER FOR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY. Amen?
I'm signing off to go program weather radios at Barton's in Paragould. Watch my Twitter feed on this page or at @ryanvaughan for updates!