Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Severe Weather Possible

This is one of those days that will make you sober. Last week, I started talking about the possibility for severe weather today and nothing has changed. In fact, the prognostications have gotten worse for this afternoon and tonight.

A strong cold front will be moving into the state late tonight causing strong storms (some which could be severe), damaging winds, large hail (golf ball size or larger) and large tornadoes. The computer models yesterday had this system coming in around midday along the Mississippi River and continuing east into the early evening. Now that has changed and has slowed down a bit. This system looks to really kick off in the afternoon and continue tonight and into the overnight hours for the eastern portion of the state. Once again, please have your NOAA weather radio on and be weather aware. If you don't have to drive in this weather, don't; stay home. Also, be prepared that I may have to break into programming many times throughout the afternoon and evening hours or stay on continuously, especially if we start detecting tornadoes (I'm sure some viewers will complain about that.) So, I'll go ahead and post a graphic sent out this morning by the National Weather Service and find your county. You can see for yourself what a significant weather event this could be for portions of the state. Pray for safety and for the safety of those who have to work out in this type of weather in the emergency services positions.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Yikes! Thanks for the good info and I pray that it doesn't get as bad as they are predicting.