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By: Buckey2745, 1:27 PM GMT on April 09, 2015
So last night's forecast for watches and warnings never really materialized. We did see thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rain, but nothing went severe in our area. Yesterday will go down as our rainiest day of the year so far, as I picked up 1.4", with most of that falling last night.
Now today we have an even greater chance for severe weather. Yesterday I posted the risk map showing us in the new "enhanced" risk for severe storms today, but...
Updated: 6:39 PM GMT on April 09, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 3:06 PM GMT on April 08, 2015
We're under our first Slight Risk for severe weather of the entire year, and it's pretty much all due to a line of severe thunderstorms that have congealed and are headed our way:
On top of that? Our first Severe Thunderstorm Watch of the season!
These thunderstorms have packed a punch and expect warnings to be issued out ahead of this line. I'll update as they approach.
These storms seem to be w...
Updated: 8:37 PM GMT on April 08, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 2:40 PM GMT on April 02, 2015
Man, it sure was good to hear some thunder this morning. We're just coming out on the other side of our first real decent batch of storms this year. No warnings were issued, but a couple small cells were pretty strong, and about a quarter of an inch of rain was dropped in most locations.
A couple things to look out for the rest of the day. We've had our first round of storms already move through, so now round two should approach from the sout...
Updated: 1:46 AM GMT on April 03, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 8:27 PM GMT on April 01, 2015
It's amazing how we went the entire month of March without any sort of severe weather. No watches, no warnings. not even the slightest threat. Fortunately for those of us ready for some active weather, that appears to come to an end tomorrow.
Yesterday the SPC had us awful close to being in our first Slight Risk category of the season, but today we've been cut back to Marginal:
I think the severe threat is minimal, but we can't rule out ...
By: Buckey2745, 5:36 PM GMT on March 24, 2015
For those of us in Central Ohio this was a pretty low impact event, even though it really kicked in right around rush hour here in the Columbus area. Northern Union and Delaware Counties ended up being the big winners in the immediate Central Ohio area with a couple of 4" reports:
In all, the snow stopped for most before midnight and never really stuck to roads sound of Dublin to Newark. We ended up with 0.5" of snow in Canal Winchester, and I'd sa...