Friday, June 3, 2016

Update on East Coast Severe Weather Threat

If this were a forecast map for the Great Plains, I'd be concerned about severe weather. 
The map is valid late Sunday afternoon.
The large "clumps" of radar from Ohio and Pennsylvania, south, are what meteorologists call "supercells." They are capable of large hail, damaging winds, and occasionally, tornadoes. So, the computer models are now confirming the meteorologists' forecasts (one below).

It is important not to take the forecast positions literally. What it shows is that there is a significant risk of strong thunderstorms over the region.

2 comments:

  1. Remember to stay vigilant fellow Northeasterners. Even if you're not in a tornado watch, one could still spin up rapidly and there may not be a warning. My family and I have had many close calls over the years. My in-laws escaped losing their home and quite possibly their lives by less than a thousand feet. Watch the radar, watch the skies, and don't feel silly about taking shelter if something doesn't seem right.

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  2. Remember to stay vigilant fellow Northeasterners. Even if you're not in a tornado watch, one could still spin up rapidly and there may not be a warning. My family and I have had many close calls over the years. My in-laws escaped losing their home and quite possibly their lives by less than a thousand feet. Watch the radar, watch the skies, and don't feel silly about taking shelter if something doesn't seem right.

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