Tracking The Severe Weather For The Afternoon

February 21st, 2014 at 11:40 am by under Weather

Here is a quick update to add what Jeremy Wheeler wrote earlier this morning. The storms are moving quickly in to our area and across our region we will be seeing the impacts of these strong storms from noon and in to the early afternoon.

Damaging Wind Gusts are possible this early afternoon.

Damaging Wind Gusts are possible this early afternoon.

In the mid-levels of the atmosphere wind shear levels are still high which means there is the higher chance for damaging wind gusts.

Future Trak @ 3pm

Future Trak @ 3pm

These storms are moving to the northeast at 55mph so any additional wind gust they produce could create damaging wind gusts on the ground. The risks for tornadoes is low, but a small tornado may be possible this afternoon. Frequent lightning is also likely with these storms.

The line of thunderstorms should use up most of the available energy in the atmosphere so redevelopment this afternoon is not looking likely.

Conditions in the atmosphere are still favorable for severe weather over the next few hours, stay tuned for updates on WAVY TV 10 for any new watches or warnings.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

2 Responses to “Tracking The Severe Weather For The Afternoon”

  1. Bob Clavile says:

    Here at the beach in the OCEANA area South are getting frequent gusts, and the wind is picking up.

  2. Steve D says:

    Hearing thunder in the Drummonds Corner area near Poquoson. 1335. Heavy rain also.

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