LiveBlog: Halloween Storm

By: Buckey2745 , 2:31 PM GMT on October 31, 2013

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Happy Halloween everyone. Welcome to one of the busiest weather days we've had here in Central Ohio in a while. This is a liveblog covering the strong storm moving through our area today.

10:12am
I was surprised to wake up this morning and not see a Wind Advisory for our area. And then, just a few minutes before 10am, the NWS came through:


Forecasts gusts are for up to 50mph, but more likely in the late evening.

We can go ahead and rule out the severe threat. There just will not be enough instability, as we are completely locked in with clouds for the entire day. Even if we got a small break in the clouds, I'm just not seeing the instability. That means the helicity and shear I've been talking about for a couple days will only be a factor when we talk about upper level winds mixing down with some of these showers.

3:06pm
The rain has finally started here in Central Ohio, and all of us are just hoping there's a break this evening for Trick or Treating. Some communities have already postponed while others, like Columbus, moved the start time up a little sooner.

I still think we get a break between the 5-7 timeframe as the HRRR suggests here at 6pm:

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8:34 PM GMT on November 04, 2013
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2. Buckey2745
5:08 PM GMT on October 31, 2013
Hey PSP! Some trick or treats have been postponed, but so far mine is on track. Fingers crossed! Last year we trick or treated in the freezing cold on the west side of Superstorm Sandy, so we're used to this by now :)
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1. PugetSoundPost
4:19 PM GMT on October 31, 2013
Hi! I haven't been by for a long while, but am still around. Hope all is going well for you. Looks like a spooky Halloween for you folks! Without the severe weather threat you can just "enjoy" the storm with less anxiety, although weather buffs prefer that thrill, I know. I heard that some places were postponing trick or treating; is your area? Not sure some of the costumes that go around can withstand 50 mph winds!!

No wind for us, but finally a little rain today. Currently it is drizzly and calm. Enjoy this reminding blast that winter is upon us - stay safe!
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