Friday, June 06, 2014

Severe Storms Possible Again Today

I'm not in the panic business, so let me start by saying that we're not expecting a repeat of yesterday. With that said, we still need to be prepared for severe storms again today. Here are the bullet points at 10:15 AM:

  • Strong storms are expected to move in this afternoon.
  • Straight line winds are the main threat.
  • The magnitude should not be as extreme as yesterday, but still be on guard.
  • Extreme lightning expected.
  • Hail is possible in some of the more intense storms.
  • Tornado threat is very low, but still possible.
Let's take a stab at the timing of these storms. Right now, they are 250 miles away from Jonesboro. Here is the latest radar as I type this blog:
The storms in the above image have had severe thunderstorm warnings with them and are expected to become stronger. As mentioned, they are 250 miles away from Jonesboro and are moving east at 45 mph. At that speed, they should be in Jonesboro in 5-6 hours or 3:30-4:30. Here are couple of things to remember about the timing:
  • The storms will enter our western viewing area between 1:30-2:30 PM.
  • There are storms ahead of the main batch, so rain is still possible before these times.
  • It is possible that this system will speed up. 
  • If everything goes as expected, the strongest storms will exit Region 8 by 6:00-7:00 PM.
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