Friday, March 2, 2012

I do not like this, Sam I am...
-Derived from Theodor Geisel

Current Severe Weather Outlook as of 
From the NOAA Storm Prediction Center


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  • If you have friends, family or colleagues in these regions, we urge you to make sure they are aware of the high risk nature of this event and have a plan in place when severe weather strikes today.

6:00 AM EST 3/02/12 (Meteorologist & Oceanographer Alexander R. Davies, University of Delaware)

If Dr. Seuss were a Meteorologist, how might he describe the destructive tornadoes that ripped through the heartland earlier this week? How would he characterize the threat of more severe storms today? Perhaps he would consider a line from Green Eggs and Ham, “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.” 

As we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday during Read Across America Day, severe weather will dominate the headlines from New Orleans to Cleveland. The culprit is an area of Low pressure moving across the upper mid-West with a cold front stretching to the Gulf states. As the system moves east, showers and thunderstorms will develop along this front. 

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has indicated that many of these thunderstorms could become severe—particularly in cities like Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Nashville. Expect many of these storms to contain winds in excess of 70 mph, large hail, dangerous cloud to ground lightning, and tornadoes. Of particular concern is the possibly for isolated wedge-shaped tornadoes that can grow to several football fields in diameter and often remain on the ground for more than 10 miles.

While we prefer the severe weather not here, or there, or anywhere, when it threatens, please stay with our local trusted team, and closely monitor your National Weather Service forecast offices for any watches or warnings which may be issued. 

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