Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tracking storms tonight

So far the big story today has been the strong winds.  We have had gusts get into the lower 40 mph range.  the story is now shifting to storms moving in.  So far there has been one storm in Ohio that triggered Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Shelby, Auglaize, Logan, and Hardin Counties.  Remember, for a storm to be considered "Severe" the National Weather Service makes the call that the storm can produce winds of 58+ mph or hail larger than 1" (quarter size).  There are more storms pushing in to Central Ohio now and a second line of storms in Indiana that will move through near midnight.  I will be tracking all the latest and keeping a very close eye on the situation overnight.  I do not think we have seen the end of the warnings.  The main threat with our storms will be the winds.  The winds about 2000 feet in the air are racing about 60-70 miles per hour so if any of the storms grow tall enough and pull that energy to the ground we could see some damage. Stay alert and keep those weather radios on.

Extended outlook: Scattered showers for the overnight hours heading into Monday morning.  A few storms can be expected as well.  Winds will stay breezy overnight into Monday.  Monday will start off with mostly cloudy skies and an isolated shower possible, but the skies will begin to clear heading into the afternoon and staying cool.  Chilly Tuesday with more sunshine, but clouds and warmer temps return Wednesday ahead of rain for the end of the week.  Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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