River stage: 8.65 ft. Rising
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
We're now under a High Wind WarningPosted Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 10:08 AM
Update 1 PM - Watch upgraded to a warning
Spring has arrived early, at least for this week. The National Weather Service has issued a rare High Wind Warning from 3 AM to 5 PM tomorrow. Here's what their bulletin says:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM CST WEDNESDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
Meanwhile, we could see strong to severe thunderstorms tonight, which would bring their own wind gusts. Southeast Missouri has a slight risk of severe storms, while parts of Texas and Arkansas could see a tornado outbreak.
The risk areas on the map are based on the probability that a severe thunderstorm will occur within 25 miles of a given point. According to the FAQ at the Storm Prediction Center, "The term severe thunderstorm refers to a thunderstorm producing hail that is at least penny size, 0.75 inches in diameter or larger, and/or wind gusts to 58 mph or greater, and/or a tornado."
With near-record high temperatures above 70°F expected today, we can't really call this system "Winter Storm Grampa". We'll have to come up with a new naming convention for spring and summer storms. Anybody have any suggestions?
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