T’Storm Watch; Kentuckian Tony Snow Will Be Missed


HERE IS AN UPDATE FROM THE SPC REGARDING WW 689 This looks like a rain event with only isolated potential for severe storms. Rainfall has been pretty heavy though in some spots.

Edit for update: The NWS has dropped all counties from the watch as of 9:45pm EDT except for Jackson, Jennings and Lawrence.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the western third of the viewing area until midnight EDT.  Storms will have plenty of potential energy to work with as they move into our area so I suspect we will be seeing some of them holding together even after the sun sets.  I”ve been talking about this all week and I still think we may see a repeat of Tuesday when the storms were strong in the western part  of the viewing area and then as they move across the rest of the viewing area, begin collapsing and producing strong winds as they do so.  The biggest risk with these storms will be high winds regardless of the time and place. Watch out for the lighting too.  Here’s the discussion that goes along with the watch.  If things get hopping, I probably won’t have time to update this so be sure to go to the weather section and check out the alerts as well as the National Interactive radar which will allow you to go anywhere in the country to street level.  Also we have out local live radar.   Here is the discussion with Watch 689.

   DISCUSSION…A RESERVOIR OF VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS RESIDES
   OVER MUCH OF OH VALLEY.  WITH CONTINUED HEATING THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   INCREASE IN NUMBER AND INTENSITY DEVELOPING INTO CLUSTERS AND
   ISOLATED SUPERCELLS.  WITH 25-30KT OF SHEAR…WIND DAMAGE WILL BE
   PRIMARY THREAT…PARTICULARLY WHERE COLD POOLS DEVELOP AND ENHANCE
   DOWNDRAFTS.
  
   AVIATION…A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27025.

Tony Snow  Mr. Snow was from Kentucky and raised in Cincinnati.  I first heard of him as a radio talk show host.  I found him quite refreshing in that he made his point of view quite well and was strong about it.  He was no fence rider.  Yet, he was pleasant in his manner and never mean or condescending in his approach.  He didn’t demonize those he disagreed with and didn’t disrespect others for their opinions, no matter how far out in left field they were.  While you may not have agreed with his positions, I would hope that everyone recognizes what a loss he is for our political discourse because we’ve lost one of the good guys who was a beacon for how it could be and, in my view, should be done.  There is no need to yell and scream and call others names in the name of entertainment.  No need for bombastic commentary or vilification of the opposition.  That goes for all political persuasions.  I did not know Mr. Snow, but I am sure he is missed by his family and probably far more friends than most people could hope to have.  But I think that we as a nation may miss him and his congenial manner far more than most of us realize.  Here is a biography and obits from the NYTimes, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times.

Tony Snow Bio

NYTimes Snow Obit

Washington Post Snow Obit

Chicago Sun Times Snow Obit

One Response

  1. I’m surprised there haven’t been more comments about this. Seems like the sort of thing people should be discussing every day. We just don’t have that much meaningful dialog anymore.

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