SPC Thunderstorm OutlooksJuly 22nd, 2014 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are the severe weather outlooks for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. Note that the Slight Risk Area covers much of Indiana into W. Ohio for Thurs. PM. The lighter green is the general non-severe thunderstorm area, the darker green (which used to be “See Text” is now called “Marginal” and comes up into SE Lower Michigan. Links: You can follow SPC severe weather watches, meso-scale discussions and storm reports. Here’s Northern Plains radar and Great Lakes radar where you can watch the storms develop and move east. Here’s the GRR NWS discussion. Here’s storm reports from yesterday (3/31). No tornadoes, but winds recorded as high as 84 mph with many reports of golfball to baseball-sized hail.
Here’s U.S. wildfire statistics. For the last two year period, we’ve had below average numbers of wildfires and acres burned. WOW! Look at the hail in Seattle. Some flooding in OK…gust to 62 mph in Oklahoma City…baseball-sized hail in Shawnee OK…hail damage to car in AL…WHEW! That’s close…baseball-sized hail in Greenbrier AR. Hail damage to a mobile home. Lightning plus a waxing gibbous moon. T-storm to the right at sunset. The best “crane at sunset” pic. I could find. 7″ snow at Howard PA. Typhoon Maysak has peaked…still a doozy. Hail on I-65 in Cullman, AL. Looking up into a hurricane. Ship aground in the Netherlands.