Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Stage is Set...

The BIG weather story today is the threat for severe weather in the Deep South. Our friends in Eastern Mississippi, Alabama, and Western Georgia are on guard for an outbreak of thunderstorms containing heavy rain, large hail, and damaging winds. The ingredients are also coming together for tornadoes- some of them violent.

Here are a few links to monitor changing conditions.
This is all apart of the same storm that will eventually drag a cold front through North Carolina. Our local environment will be destabilizing throughout Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning. With a prime atmosphere containing ample moisture, a screaming low level 850 mb jet, and a powerful upper level jet stream moving in later it appears severe weather is a good possibility through the overnight tonight. Night time severe weather is particularly dangerous since many of us are asleep. So it's a good idea to have the weather radio turned on tonight before going to bed. If a warning is issued tune to News 14 Carolina, we're going to be on top of every storm as it comes at us- even if it's through the overnight. That's the power of being a 24 hour channel.

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