Active Monday, Calmer TuesdayApril 5th, 2011 at 7:05 am by Jamie Jarosik under Uncategorized, Weather
Because of the active weather yesterday, we were pretty busy here during the morning… so I didn’t get a blog up. Sorry about that! I am back today, and ready to recap and talk about what’s next!
We’re starting off today more than 30-degrees colder than we were yesterday morning! Yesterday, it was 71-degrees when I came to work… and today it’s in the 30s. The 24-hour temperature change is below… amazing!
As the warm/cold airmasses were waging war, showers and thunderstorms erupted across the Miami Valley. We had several warnings with some of the stronger storms, with gusty winds… and even some hail reported. What started as a severe-weather event quickly turned into a flooding event, as thunderstorms lined up and “trained” over the same areas over and over again. (Think of “training” thunderstorms as a train) Here are the rainfall totals:
We missed out on the really strong stuff… as expected the focal point for a moderate severe weather outbreak was well south of the Miami Valley. Check out the numerous storm reports, including tornadoes in Kentucky and Tennessee:
Storm reports across the nation reached more than 900 yesterday… the busiest severe weather day of 2011. And honestly, I don’t recall the last time we had so many… must be a few years at least! You can read the full list here: SPC STORM REPORTS.
Now we’re back to quiet conditions in the Miami Valley, as high pressure builds in for today and the first part of Wednesday. Again, today we are back to below-normal temperatures… but it doesn’t last long! Wednesday afternoon, a warm front will lift our way, and temperatures will climb back into the 60s:
Notice there is a little rain with that front. Most of the Miami Valley will stay dry, but there is at least a slight chance of a spotty shower… best shot will be across the north. And from there on out, it looks like a very active period for us! We have at least a chance of showers each day Wednesday through Monday as the front stalls over the area. The week won’t be a wash-out, but rain is possible at any time! We’ll be fine-tuning this forecast day-by-day! Stay with us!