Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Little More Hail Today?

A low freezing level combined with a few thunderstorms could cause a few areas to see some small hail today. What does the "freezing level" have to do with it? Well, the lower the 32 degree mark is as you go up in the atmosphere, the easier it is for a thunderstorm to reach this level and carry raindrops into it that could freeze and become hail stones. Will this event be as bad as Sunday's severe weather? We don't think so. The atmosphere won't be quite as unstable as it was on Sunday. But in any case, we'll be watching the radar and you be watching News 14 Carolina. If storms start rolling, we'll start rolling. And if you get hail at your house be sure to fire us the pictures.
Keep and eye to the sky.
Gary

STORM PREDICTION CENTER
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

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