Severe Strorm Threat Continues TodayJune 30th, 2012 at 9:38 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
There were over 800 storm reports from across the country last night and early this morning as we had that line of severe weather move across the region. This morning many woke up to the sound of the 60+mph wind gusts as the storms tracked across Hampton Roads. The highest wind gust in our area was from Franklin at 74mph. Today, the threat for severe weather continues.
We have the right ingredients for these storms today. (Heat + Humidity + Front/Trough) Storms producing straight line wind gusts will be the biggest threat this evening as the storms move in.
This is the most recent run of our model brings in the storms this evening around sundown along the trough line. This timing could be earlier if the trough moves in faster. The trough is the lifting mechanism in the atmosphere which takes the hot and humid air on the ground and lifts it to create clouds and eventually these storms. The best thing this afternoon is stay sky aware (and also stay cool). Keep an eye on the western horizon, as that is where the storms will be coming from.
Also, remember the Excessive Heat Warning Continues today for the majority of our area; Jeremy has some great heat tips in his recent blog.
Stay Cool and watch for Storms.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson