Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:35am Blizzard and Tornado Risk Update

Tornado Risk.
There is a significant risk of tornadoes in the yellow area beginning in the afternoon. If you are in the orange or, especially, red areas you are at risk of strong tornadoes. What makes today potentially deadly is that the storms will move extremely fast: 60 to 70 mph. This means you may have less time to react than usual. So,
  • Clear out your shelter area now. 
  • You will want to have multiple sources for the warnings. Television with a trusted meteorologist, a NOAA Weather Radio, and a smartphone app like AccuWeather's with location services turned on. 
  • Monitor the weather starting this afternoon.
  • Make sure friends and relatives are aware of the threat. 
Here are the final forecast snow amounts.
Travel should not be attempted in the blizzard warning areas (orange, below). Power failures are also possible. 
Orange is a blizzard warning. Pink is a winter storm warning. Red is flash flood warnings. Browns are high wind warnings. Greens are flood-related warnings. Blues are winter weather advisories (a lesser condition). Dark green (eastern Dakotas) are a winter storm watch.

8:30am Radar

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