Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Briefing and a Look at What is to Come

As of 5:00 pm, we have decided to bring back in our spotters that we sent out to check on the severe weather threat for Bowling Green.  The spotters took anemometers out into the field to measure the wind so that they could report any wind gusts that qualify for severe winds.  The first photo is from Hadley Fire Department looking to the SSE.  The second photo is of Lead Spotter Ryan Difani and spotter Jordan Bailey as they try to measure the wind with the anemometers.

Now for a quick briefing about why the severe weather did not happen when it was forecasted.  The original forecast called for severe weather to be over our area around 3:00 pm, but as we all know, that did not happen.  The reason for that was that the severe weather we anticipated with the first line of showers that came through during the predicted time completely diminished.  It diminished due to the fact that there was no energy available due to the cloud cover and lack of instability.

Do not let your guard down though.  The main threat for severe weather is still on its way with the cold front that is expected to reach our area between 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  We still have a threat for strong to severe winds and a very slight chance of an isolated tornado on the leading edge of the cold front.  

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