Saturday, March 28, 2009

Severe Update-Sat A.M.

Very good post at NASHVILLE WX (the blog for Channel 2's weather) 

Just received e-mail from Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma (they issued tornado watches, among other things). They are thinking of issuing a Tornado Watch for Middle TN in the next hour or so based upon rising temperatures and dewpoints along with an already unstable atmosphere....see full information HERE 


*SAT. after lunch UPDATE*
Temperatures have risen 5 degrees in the last hour and 10 in the last two hours.  We've seen the sun peak in and out. The barometer continues to fall and dewpoints are on the rise.  This is all contributing to instability in the atmosphere.  A line of storms is developing in southern Middle TN.  Excellent post at Alabama WX about the instability.
See the breaks in clouds...they are adding to the instability...big storms are possible...see map below...

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The good news is very little rain (.45) has fallen since yesterday's measurement. The bad news is we still have round 2 left to go. We do see the potential for another 1-2" of rain through tonight. We are, currently at 9 a.m., in a 'dry slot'. Storms are forming back to our west and the expectation is for these storms to move through the Middle Tennessee area this afternoon.  As far as severe weather goes, I do not expect these storms to reach severe limits here in the Cookeville area.

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