Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Severe Threat -- Greatest Of The Season

Please be ALERT -- Wednesday night will bring the greatest threat of severe weather so far this season.  We have our First Alert Day in effect for the expected storms.
First Aler Day

The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has our area in our first MODERATE risk for severe storms of the season on Wednesday night. 
Severe Risk Areas
 Our exclusive hour by hour forecast pinpoints the greatest threat of severe storms after 10 PM Wednesday.  Storms that develop are likely to merge into a MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) or large cluster of storms that contain "bow echo" segments that produce widespread damage and possible weak tornadoes.  
Hour By Hour -- 10 PM Wednesday

Hour By Hour -- 1 AM Thursday
 Greatest threats will be wind damage, however, large hail and even tornadoes are possible. 
Severe Storm Threats
The benefit of a storm system like this?  MCS storm complexes during the summer months of June, July & August are responsible for much needed rainfall during the very important growing season.  If these storms materialize, heavy rainfall of 1 to 2" may be possible across much of the area!  That would go a long way to quench the very dry weather we have recently seen.  
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~Meteorologist Chris Vickers

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