I'm a 30 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 1:11 PM GMT on June 06, 2010
After all those watches... all those warnings... we didn't see one truly severe storm roll through our area over the past week. Pretty disappointing if you ask me.
The climax of the disappointment came early this morning as my weather radio woke me up at 2am to let me know we had our second Tornado Watch of the season. Now believe me, I became pretty concerned, because we don't get many nocturnal tornadoes around here, so for a watch to be issued we must have been setup for some bad storms.
Initial radar of our 2am Tornado Watch
But, as with every other Watch we've had this week, nothing came of it. The final line of storms just passed through our area, and since the wind has now shifted to NW, I can tell the front is passing through and ending our severe threat.
They've issued a second watch for our area, but maily just to include this line that just passed through. I'm sure within the next hour or so, they'll drop us out of the larger picture.
The Week in Review
Monday, Memorial Day
We saw general thunderstorms, but no watches or warnings as a front passed through the area. This actually cleared us out to have a decently quiet day on Tuesday.
This was probably our most active day. An early morning line of storms broke up before reaching our area. That gave way to eventual early afternoon erosion of the cloud deck, allowing enough instability to support a line of storms that moved through in the early evening.
While we missed out on the worst of it, we got a Thunderstorm Warning, and Columbus had a Tornado Warning for a rotating cell that never produced.
Another Thunderstorm Watch, but nothing came of it. Storms developed in the late afternoon again, and we also got another Thunderstorm Warning. But in the end, nothing truly severe, and nothing more than a quarter inch of rain to add on to the totals.
Another Thunderstorm Watch, and another dud. The build up was that we were finally under a Moderate Risk for severe weather, and if ever there was a time for some storms, it would be now. Strong storms developed from the west in the mid afternoon hours, but by the time they reached us it's like they just lost their steam. Our Watch lasted until 9pm, but for no reason at all. We didn't have another threat all evening.
And that leads us to today with the Tornado Watch. Ironically as I was writing this, a Tornado Warning was issued for the extreme southeastern portion of our county. Checking the radar there was some rotation, but if a tornado did touch down it was very short lived. This line of storms that came through this morning was regenerating every few miles or so. No real shot of sustaining a long lived tornado.
Overall, an active week, but not as active as I'd hoped. The stats below do not include the new Tornado Watch, since I'm positive we'll be dropped out of it shortly.
Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 3
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4
Tornado Watches: 2
Tornado Warnings: 0
Flash Flood Watches: 1
Flash Flood Warnings: 0
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