SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Welcome all sky fans!!! I truly appreciate your visit and comments. I might not have time to respond to you, but I will try my best to visit!!!
Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy
Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us! I don't really have time for Sky Watch Friday, but it's a hard habit to break. Today I will post my favorite lightning shot, in honor of our thunderstorms today. Incidentally, as I typed that thunder rumbled. I have a lot of weather to dicuss, so let me just get to it. Currently, much of south Georgia, a portion of southeast Alabama and north Florida are under a tornado watch, meaning conditions are favorable for tornadogenesis.The watch was issued at 8:25AM, and it is expected to last until 4PM today. I am sure the watch window will change shape during the course of the day.
TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH... AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.Already, areas of the MCS are being highlighted for rotation and doppler indicated tornadoes are causing the National Weather Service to vigilantly offer tornado warnings. Currently, there are two warnings, and one of those cells is on track for us. I will keep one eye on radar while I work hard on spending Obama-bucks. Of course, I also have my SAME loaded weather radio on alert, to warn me of anything nearby. This same system, yesterday and last night has spawned 14 tornado reports across Texas and Louisiana. Be mindful of rapidly changing conditions. Try not to go out in it, and keep your weather radios handy!!! Also, remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown.™
SCTD SUSTAINED STORMS AND A FEW SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO PERSIST ALONG WSW-ENE ORIENTED CONFLUENCE ZONE EXTENDING FROM THE NERN GULF OF MEXICO INTO S GA LATER TODAY. AS BOUNDARY LAYER CONTINUES TO SLOWLY DESTABILIZE ON SRN SIDE OF SYSTEM... AND AS REGION COMES INCREASINGLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF EXIT REGION OF 100+ KT WLY HI LVL JET...POTENTIAL MAY INCREASE FOR EMBEDDED LEWPS/SMALL BOWS WITH DMGG WIND AND ISOLD TORNADOES.
Oh, did I mention that I broke my garage door today?? Grr... me and mechanical things lately...
10:00 Severe thunderstorm warning Lowndes county with rotation getting stronger from the looks of it.