Saturday, May 8, 2010

Recap of Friday's Severe Weather.

Well, yesterday afternoon and early evening seemed kinda dull with no severe weather happening, as a matter of fact, nothing really happened until about 9PM, but when it rains it pours.  A storm just to the east of Indianapolis really collected its wits and composure and came barreling towards the Miami Valley.  The storm reached its peak near Arcanum and kept that energy as it went into Miami County, more specifically Troy.  I met the storm just west of Arcanum and followed the storm as it continued to snap trees like twigs and topple aged barns like Lincoln Logs.  There was a report that it was a tornado, which I never saw an indication of, and earlier today the NWS confirmed that it was straight line winds.  I went back earlier today to take a look at the damage, (actually I was already heading back to my parents to see my mother for Mother's Day), and I got some impressive video of the clean-up efforts.  Hopefully nothing like that will return, but then again, we are the most prone area in the country to see straight line winds.

Well, cool the next few days, frost is likely actually so cover up your plants, but then we warm back into the 70's next week with on and off showers and storms from Tuesday all the way until Friday.  Keep the umbrella handy and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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