Good morning, everyone. I just wanted to give you some information on today’s storms, as well as some weather radio information.
I have had numerous questions about setting up weather radios. I found a link that I think you will find extremely helpful. Remember, we want the Cookeville tower, which is found on the 162.400 channel. Here’s the Youtube link for setting up the Midland weather radio: https://www.google.com/search?q=indstructions+for+setting+up+midland+weather+radio&oq=indstructions+for+setting+up+midland+weather+radio&aqs=chrome..69i57j33l2.8207j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_EzhqXua_H-GGggeHjpTABw29
Storms are organizing across Missouri at this hour and a watch is likely about to be issued for that area. A mesoscale discussion (red-circled area) was just issued for parts of that region, stating that a watch may be needed there soon. Those storms are tracking away from our area. (Imagery from weatherTAP’s RadarLab)
I pulled up water vapor imagery on satellite a few minutes ago. Notice how the highest clouds are jetting off toward the southeast, toward Florida. While the lower-level clouds are moving toward the northeast. That turn in the winds is most pronounced in the orange-shaded region seen in the radar imagery above. That’s why the tornado threat is highest there.
A new batch of information will come out at 11:30. It will take me about 30 minutes to process it and communicate it to you, so look for another update right around the noon hour.
The greatest severe weather threat continues to look like it will stay to our north and west. However, I’ll be keeping a very close eye on things, as we are certainly not out of the woods.
Also, keep in mind that with our saturated soils any strong winds will likely bring down some trees, which could knock out some power for some of you. Get those flashlights ready, cell phones charged up, etc. and be ready for power outages, just in case.
You all take care.
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