SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Welcome all sky fans!!! I truly appreciate your visit and comments.
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!
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, a Thursday pretty much makes things a shoe-in for severe weather if the parameters are anywhere near present. That area that was merely a "See Text" area on the graphic yesterday, has been given a slight risk for severe weather today, which my neck of the woods is included in... In fact, we fall within an area of a 5% chance of tornadoes spawning. If you start to see anything like to shot above, we could be in for a doozy! We could be in for a doozy even if not though. This same system produced destructive tornadoes yesterday. There were 5 tornado reports, including reports of injuries in Arkansas and Louisiana. Several homes were destroyed. Another big story with this monster storm was the hail. Severe hail fell all over the storm ravaged area with some reports that hail was 2 3/4" in size. Here's what the Storm Prediction Center has to say about today's threat:
DESPITE MODEST CAPE (which is being limited by the overcast skies)...GIVEN INCREASINGLY MOIST LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT AND DEGREE OF BOTH LOW-LVL AND DEEP SHEAR...SETUP WILL SUPPORT SHORT LINES/CLUSTERS OF STORMS WITH EMBEDDED LEWPS/SUPERCELLS. THESE MAY PRODUCE BOTH TORNADOES AND DMGG WIND GIVEN STRENGTH OF LWR TROPOSPHERIC FLOW AND LARGE LOW-LVL HODOGRAPHS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTN. WHILE THE SVR THREAT MAY DIMINISH THIS EVE...THE THREAT MAY INCREASE AGAIN LATER TONIGHT/EARLY FRI AS THE LLJ REDEVELOPS AHEAD OF APPROACHING UPR IMPULSE.Incidentally, a similar area of severity is mapped out for tomorrow.If not for the Dewvoid, I would expect that area of slight risk to expand to my area. We shall see... I could actually chase tomorrow.
Have a safe day!