TODAY'S BLOG: Wind Storm On The Way
From Jude Redfield...
The first map below is the outlook for severe weather from the storm prediction center. They do not include Kentuckiana in the risk at this point. The second map is the adjustment I would make. Just because I would add parts of Kentuckiana in the risk DOES NOT mean I think we are looking at widespread severe weather. I do feel however that a few warnings are possible and the fact that the low level jet is moving so wickedly fast means this is a situation that in the past has lead to a couple warnings and could indeed lead to a night that would be similar.
Something to remember even if you don't get a t-storm tonight winds could gust to 45 mph. If you do catch a t-storm thats when we talk about the chance for some of these winds topping 60mph. There is no question the better chance for more of a widespread event will occur to the west of Kentuckiana. We don't have the same level of moisture, instability, timing etc...but we do have the same level of wind energy (if not a bit more) so we can't ignore the line of action as it approaches later tonight. This is a situation that the weather team will watch carefully just so we don't have anyone caught off guard.
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