Monday, October 25, 2010

3:20pm Weather Update

Just got off a conference call with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky. They are thinking much of the same as what is written below. They think the line of storms could start to move in to western portions of southeast Missouri around 4:00am and then exit the KFVS viewing area around 9:00am.

They are putting out a wind advisory for tonight/tomorrow morning as sustained winds will be 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. These winds won't be associated with the line of storms. The line of storms could easily bring wind gusts to 65-70 mph.

Damaging wind continues to be the main threat with the line, but tornadoes are not out of the question.

This will be a fast moving line of storms. The line itself will probably be moving east at around 40mph. Individual storm cells could be moving 50-55mph.

Something to note that Rick Shanklin, meteorologist with the NWS, said on the call... Studies have shown that there is a 15% greater chance for deaths from storms in the fall because people aren't as aware as in the spring. Take a moment to think about

  1. How will you be alerted to a warning if you are asleep?
  2. Where will you go if a warning is issued?
I am in Tuesday morning working for Brian so I will be on the television keeping everyone updated on what is going on.

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