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By: Buckey2745, 1:52 PM GMT on June 23, 2016
Well, the well advertised derecho never really developed. As storms moved in after midnight, more convection fired in a line from Columbus back to Lima. I think this really took any wind power out of a long lived derecho. However, this wasn't a total bust. There was a ton of lightning, and plenty of rain. I got 2.10" here in Canal Winchester, with TheHermit reporting 2" in Lancaster.
These storms that developed trained for quite a while over an area from ...
Updated: 7:08 PM GMT on June 23, 2016
By: Buckey2745, 10:05 AM GMT on June 22, 2016
This is going to be a long day. And a dangerous one. The SPC has us in a Moderate Risk for severe weather for the first time in recent memory:
There's an area of storms pretty much all over the Moderate Risk area early this morning, but that's not what we need to be worried about. Our concern should be shifted to this evening and in the overnight. I'll be updating this post all day with more information as we prepare for our most active ...
Updated: 2:49 AM GMT on June 23, 2016
By: Buckey2745, 1:09 PM GMT on June 21, 2016
I mentioned yesterday after we got our first Watch of the season that Wednesday is the real day to watch this week for storms. Sure enough, yesterday was a bust for the central part of the state, so it's time to look toward tomorrow:
To see a moderate risk in the heartland the day before tells you something's up, and in this case it's something that's been in the models for a while: a possible derecho.
Even though models have hinted at th...
By: Buckey2745, 8:55 PM GMT on June 20, 2016
Would you believe this is our first Severe Thunderstorm Watch this year for the Columbus area?
We're just on the edge of it, but it looks like storms developing to our north will eventually gel in to a line and move in around dark or later.
Our environment is ripe for storms. Currently my temp/dew is 91°/69°, so you can definitely feel it out there. The cap we had over the area earlier should be broken with these high surface temp...
By: Buckey2745, 12:54 PM GMT on June 15, 2016
As TheHermit43130 said... the grass is crunchy. I think it's time we work on making up that deficit today, even if it's in the scattered variety. We have a Slight Risk for most of Ohio to see severe storms today, but not everyone will see them, either.
I'm also not quite as high on the severe threat, at least in and around Central Ohio, as everyone else is. Here's the reason why:
This is this morning's regional radar picture. On top of th...
Updated: 12:26 AM GMT on June 16, 2016