Severe T’Storm Watch 788 until 1 AM Saturday (EDT)


Still as I said before, don’t get too worked up over this.  I suspect that this will be a lame watch. But, during the newscast tonight they put out Severe Thunderstorm Watch 788. We are on the extreme eastern flank of the box and it does include Louisville. Basically its the northwestern quadrant of the viewing area and it goes until 1 AM. Storms were starting to fire west of Terre Haute at 6:30 and drifting east and southeast. I think we are generally not in the area most susceptable to severe weather but its not out of the question. I suspect that these storms would weaken as the approach the area late Friday night, but may have some wind with them. Regardless of what I hypothesize, we will certainly keep tabs on the storms for you. Here is the link to the discussion with Severe T’storm Watch 788. Below is the portion of the discussion that details their thoughts.

DISCUSSION…TSTMS NOW FORMING ON SRN-MOST OF TWO LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE FEATURES ACROSS CNTRL IL/SW IND EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTENSIFYING AS STORMS INGEST STRONGLY HEATED MOIST AIR FARTHER S. INCREASING DEEP NWLY SHEAR AND ASCENT WITH UPR IMPULSE NOW IN ERN IA/WRN IL MAY SUPPORT SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS WITH BOWING SEGMENTS THAT YIELD HIGH WIND/HAIL AND POSSIBLY A TORNADO. AVIATION…A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30025.

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