11:30 May 30, 2013

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We had RAIN last night. We received approx ½ inch in the NW quadrant of the county and just less than 5 inches in the SE part. Both Mesonet sites showed 1.54 at 4 am this morning.

We are in a volatile area once again for severe weather. The front is pushing our way along with the dryline. The bad thing is that neither boundary will pass through the area today. I feel we will be in the transition area where everything develops either just to our west-southwest or right on top of us. The SPC has put out a Moderate Risk just to our east and we remain in the Slight Risk area. It will be close, especially if we have any sort of clearing today. The dryline is still out west so we are looking at a storm initiation time somewhere around the 2 pm time-frame. Don’t hold us to that but I am paying a lot more attention to our west and southwest right now.

Graphics from NWS

As you can see, there are still many variables out there so here is my analogy: Stay weather aware today. If storms occur, especially if they become super-cells and remain discreet storms, meaning lone storms, these will be the most severe, producing very large hail, winds in excess of 70 mph and the possibility of long lived tornadoes. The tornado threat is higher today than it was yesterday but I’m a bit more concerned with the large hail and wind issues right now. One last thing is the NWS may issue a flood advisory today due to the rainfall. If you drive in or around low lying areas BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS of the possibility of flooding.

We are bringing personnel this early this afternoon to monitor so we are close to prepared when storms do fire.

 

Mike Honigsberg, Certified Director

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