Severe Weather Summary#3 - April 5, 2013 (FRI)

By: hurricaneben , 1:20 AM GMT on April 05, 2013

This severe weather update is for April 5, 2013. If you live in the areas mentioned for severe weather below, please stay tuned to local media outlets and i hope you have a great last day of the workweek.

Impacted Areas/Scale
South Florida
SCALE: 1-3, Low. 4-6, Moderate. >7, High.

WIND: 5/10 (Moderate)
HAIL: 3/10 (Low To Moderate)
TORNADO: 3/10 (Low To Moderate)

A cold front will move eastward, bringing with it the potential for a squall line to develop and move ashore the Florida Gulf Coast during the very early morning hours of Friday.

Damaging winds with gusts of 60-70 MPH are expected during the peak of the severe weather, which will likely occur entirely prior to noon. These winds are capable of downing trees, power lines and triggering minor structural damage to poorly constructed houses. Driving is hazardous with winds this high.

2 to 4 inches of rainfall have already fallen in the past 24 hours over the areas in prime risk for this episode of severe weather so additional rainfall of 2 to 3 inches in the next 24 hours may lead to minor urbanized flooding with the existent chance of isolated areas seeing more substantial flooding.

Hail up to quarter size may occur with the strongest storms--particularly the squall line that should develop ahead of the front.

Isolated tornadoes are possible as the squall line develops. Any tornadoes are most likely to remain weak but if the squall line intensifies more than forecast or if conditions favor so, the tornado risk will be subject to increase.

I'll have another analysis late April 5 or early April 6. Stay safe! Because, for once, I am in the crosshairs of the severe weather.

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:18 AM GMT on April 06, 2013
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2. hurricaneben
2:33 AM GMT on April 05, 2013
Quoting originalLT:
Stay safe Ben, PS good to hear from you.

Thanks, it's been a while, right? Yeah looks like a great opportunity for some storm chasing. Check back for more posts because each evening from now 'til the start of hurricane season, I will be making a new daily post for severe weather analysis. Stay safe too--heard your area got pounded by snowstorms over the past few months. How was your experience during Nemo?
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1. originalLT
1:59 AM GMT on April 05, 2013
Stay safe Ben, PS good to hear from you.
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