Early Morning ShowersDecember 3rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
There are mostly light showers coming through this morning. We should see a little sunshine for the afternoon. West winds off the lake at 10-15 mph will bring cooler air, but still 10 degrees warmer than average for this afternoon. Yesterday evening there was a Tornado Warning for Ogle Co. in northern Illinois, SW of Rockford during the early evening. There was rotation aloft. No confirmed touchdowns. Spotters following the storm report an occasional flash of lightning and brief moderate rain. We have had tornadoes in winter before. Check out this one. The Storm Prediction Center issued a meso-discussion for possible severe weather for S. Wisconsin and N. Illinois.
Also, Mesonet weather stations recorded wind gusts of 150 mph 3WSW of Mammoth Lakes, CA and 139 mph 6 WSW of Tahoe City and 113 mph at Alta, Utah. Here’s where the cold air is now. Check out the European model for next Monday AM.