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By: Buckey2745, 5:07 PM GMT on July 14, 2015
It seems like lately we have just constantly dodged bullets, one storm system after another has missed hitting us big time here in Central Ohio. Just yesterday a large, long tracking derecho missed us just to the south as it tracked from Minnesota to the Appalachians. But today I think we may finally get hit.
The SPC just issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that covers most of Ohio:
The important thing to note about this watch is it seems ...
Updated: 5:56 PM GMT on July 14, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 1:39 PM GMT on June 25, 2015
TheHermit43130 was the first to report the sighting of a possible tornado in Lancaster on Tuesday, and yesterday it was confirmed by the NWS to be a brief EF0 touchdown on the southwest side of the city.
Below is the approximate track, less than half a mile long and 25 yards wide, along with one of the many pictures that were snapped Tuesday of the tornado:
This storm showed little to no rotation on radar and no warning was ever issued. ...
By: Buckey2745, 2:02 PM GMT on June 20, 2015
This is why models are just for guidance, not for definite forecasting. Yesterday I posted that models were suggesting that Bill would lose its definition and rain will fall apart on the northern edge. Well, that was wrong. Bill is still very well defined and our area has been dumped on since midnight.
The regional radar shows a very well defined circulation of what is still being considered Tropical Depression Bill. The Columbus area will be in the rain...
By: Buckey2745, 11:44 PM GMT on June 19, 2015
I've been talking for a few days now, since before it made landfall, that the remnants of Bill would affect our area this weekend. After 7 straight days and 4.11" of rain, today so far has been the only day without measurable rain at my house. So far. That could change before midnight as Bill moves in:
All of that rain over the past week has certainly set the stage for what could be a flooding weekend with tropical moisture moving in. But, will we g...
By: Buckey2745, 9:16 PM GMT on June 18, 2015
The past couple days have been so cloudy and so rainy that severe storms never had a chance to get going. But today has been party cloudy just about all day, giving the atmosphere time to charge. So it was no surprise this afternoon when the airmass reached it's convective temperature and storms popped up everywhere. Now we have a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for almost all of Ohio:
CAPE is in the 2500J/kg range, so the storms moving in from Indiana sh...