TN/AL Tornado Threat 3-19-18

TN/AL Tornado Threat 3-19-18

Our weather pattern over the last few weeks has been very active with numerous storm systems crossing the country since the year began.  This helped lead to one of wettest Februarys on record for Nashville.  The active weather pattern continues with storm systems moving from the Pacific onto the West Coast and then traversing the … Continue reading

LATEST ON IRMA, 12:00 p.m. 9-7-17

Irma continues to be a potentially catastrophic hurricane for Florida.  Above is the latest forecast as of 9-7-17 at noon from the National Hurricane Center which is still forecasting a strike near Miami Sunday morning.  Conditions for south Florida will likely deteriorate quickly as the hurricane approaches overnight Saturday.   All residents along the south tip … Continue reading

IRMA makes Landfall 9-10-17, 3:00 pm

IRMA makes Landfall 9-10-17, 3:00 pm

Irma made it’s initial landfall this morning as a category 4 storm in the Cudjoe Key, Florida .  At this hour, it is moving over Marco Island, FL, for it’s second landfall of the day.   Storm surge washed over the east coast earlier with sections of downtown Miami inundated.  The Keys likely suffered the most … Continue reading

IRMA update 9-9-17, 3 pm CDT

IRMA update 9-9-17, 3 pm CDT

As expected, the projected track of Irma has shifted again, this time further west.  Also, the eye of Irma moved over the north short of Cuba and as it did so, weakened the storm a bit.  That was not out of the realm of possibility.  Two things that hurt the health of a hurricane are … Continue reading

IRMA update 11:00 a.m/9-8-17

IRMA update 11:00 a.m/9-8-17

Computer models have shifted a bit to the west today.  This is expected as the models try to pick up on finer details of the overall pattern as the system approaches Florida.  The track is likely to change again before landfall – at least somewhat.  However, the forecast models are getting more advanced and better … Continue reading

Severe Weather Season Gets Rolling

4.8.15 After a fairly quiet tornado season up until this point, warm and humid conditions will be combining with atmospheric energy to trigger severe thunderstorms from the Plains into the Midwest on Wednesday. This from the Storm Prediction Center: CURRENT THINKING IS THAT SURFACE-BASED STORMS WILL INITIATE ALONG THE DRYLINE-FRONT INTERSECTION OVER NCNTRL OK OR … Continue reading

Tornado Season 2015

Tornado Season 2015

We’re about to start another tornado season this weekend on March 1st.  It was another very quiet February due to the tremendous amount of cold air, but indications are much warmer air returns to much of the country by the second week of March.  The warmer temps, along with a gradual increase in moisture from … Continue reading

Devastating Twin Nebraska Tornadoes

6-17-14 Rare but crushing twin tornadoes touched down near Pilger, Nebraska, with one cutting a devastating path right through town destroying much of it.  In the wake of these twin monsters, two people are dead and 15 are in critical condition according to multiple reports.  While it’s not that uncommon for large tornadoes to be … Continue reading