Eventually, the rain will arrive. This system has caused devastating weather along the way, tornadoes, floods... really awful stuff. As for us, we are expecting some heavy rains to come and cause flash flooding, flooding of rivers and streams... It doesn't look like much as a still shot, but the problem with the drenching system is the slow movement... and when I say slow, I mean, it's barely even moving. That system is tracking over the same area as it creeps along.
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA. THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR...WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLEThat's right... 8 inches. Insanity. I know our area has just barely recovered from last year's flooding. We sure don't need that again.
I was quite surprised to see the Day 4 area of forecasted severe weather. Day 4 is Friday and the area expected to experience severe weather is well north of the typical May storm. I'm sure the plains chasers are frustrated at this season. It seems that they've got a Dewvoid of their own.
Onto other things... we had one last final hoorah, saying sadbye to Meso Mike before he took off Saturday for Korea. He will be missed, but I am thinking that him being in such an off the wall place will boost his blog activity, and since his life won't be inundated with exercises, he will have more time to chat. We'll miss you, Mike!
Have a great day.