Storm recap… and a nice end to the weekJune 14th, 2013 at 9:01 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
The Wednesday night/Thursday thunderstorm complex brought two confirmed tornadoes to the Miami Valley. These were located in Mercer (11:35pm) and Auglaize (12:03am) counties, and have been rated EF-0. Winds are estimated to have been near 75-mph with these tornadoes. At the time of their occurrence, we were under a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Severe Thunderstorm Watch, and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect. While there was no official tornado warning issued, the NWS did have the following wording in the thunderstorm warning, “Winds to 80mph… injury/damage threat… tornadoes can form with no warning”. In this type of situation, when you have a line of severe thunderstorms, sometimes weaker-end tornadoes do spin up–briefly–along the line. They are very hard to detect, and are usually very short-lived. If you are interested in reading the NWS’s full report you can see it here: CONFIRMED TORNADOES.
We also had many wind damage reports from the thunderstorm complex–that spanned two days. Northern counties saw it first, followed by areas south of town:
And VERY heavy rain. Take a look at totals:
Now high pressure is building in, so we are getting ready for a pretty fantastic Friday as cooler and less humid air is moving into the region. Expect a good deal of sunshine through the first part of the day, with a few afternoon clouds at times. We will top out just below normal–near 77-degrees (normal high is 80). Saturday also looks dry, and a little warmer… but the rain chance returns late Saturday night into Sunday. We will be dodging scattered showers and thunderstorms on Father’s Day, but it does not look like a wash-out at this point. I hope all the dads out there have a great day!!