Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stormy in the valleys, 
calm on the coasts
Foot's Forecast: Severe Weather Team Pages

10:30 PM EST 11/13/11 | As we head into the last full workweek before the unofficial "Holiday kickoff" that is Thanksgiving Week, severe weather concerns are rising in  the Ohio Valley and portions of Texas, Our multi-state Severe Weather Team collaborated Sunday evening on the storm potential, and filed this report by Lead Forecaster Greg Jackson of the Three Rivers Team in Pittsburgh.

RISK AREA # 1: SOUTHERN TEXAS: The NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has denoted this area with a slight risk for severe storms late Monday-early Tuesday. Our team believes the main threat is damaging winds and strong-severe storms. There is a possibility of some small hail in the severe storms, and the chance of an isolated tornado. This concerns our team because of the timing. We urge all citizens to stay alert through the night, but not lose sleep. Have a flashlight ready and if you wake up hearing a storm rolling through get out of bed to check your local news station for any severe weather alert. 

For a local view on storm possibilities in the Southern Plains, please visit our Affiliate  ConvectiveWeather. 

RISK AREA # 2: OHIO VALLEY The SPC has also given the Ohio Valley a slight risk for storms. The timing looks to be Monday afternoon into the early evening hours. Strong advection looks to create a destabilized boundary and create the potential for strong to severe storms. Damaging winds will be the main threat along with the storms, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. There is also a slight chance for small hail. We expect the unsettled weather to be out of the area by 9pm, but until then stay tuned to your local NWS forecasts for any official statements, watches or warnings.

For a local view on storm development in this area, please visit our Ohio Valley Severe Weather page in Facebook.

Lead Author: Greg Jackson (PA)
Nic Roberson (NC)Jason Mitchell (MD), Josh Owens (MD)Connor Meehan (MD)

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