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By: Buckey2745 , 10:31 AM GMT on October 26, 2010
The last couple days my main focus on this storm has been the high wind event. However, yesterday evening it became apparent that this storm could be so much more... and tornadoes are now in the forefront.
First thing's first, our Wind Advisory is now a High Wind Warning:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT BY
LATE THIS MORNING. SOUTH TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
CAN BE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AS THE FRONT CROSSES THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL SUBSIDE THIS EVENING WHEN THE
FRONT MOVES EAST.
Gusts up to 60mph? I'm pretty sure we can promise some power outages.
But this morning the SPC is now predicting a historic severe weather outbreak. The early morning Convective Outlook has something I have never seen in October... a high probability of severe weather:
The bullseye is centered over Indiana right now, but I fully expect that to shift east in to our area by the 9am or 12pm releases. Our only saving grace could be if this storm doesn't get here until after dark. But with the sqaull line already over central Illinois, I expect to see it through our area around 5pm or 6pm.
Today will go down in history.
Current Winds: S @ 15mph
We're now in the High Risk area for severe weather today, with our main focus being winds over 65kts and tornadoes:
9am Convective Outlook from the SPC
But, on top of that, we're also now under a Tornado Watch until 4pm this afternoon:
I really can't stress enough how urgent this situation is. This is going to be a storm unlike any we've seen this year. I can't remember the last time I saw tornado probabilities this high from the SPC:
Now we wait.
Current Winds: SE @ 18mph
Here is comes. And in advance of the front, we've actually had our High Wind Warning droppped down to a Wind Advisory. Winds won't gust higher than 45mph this afternoon. So at least that's one good sign.
But wow, this is one powerful line of storms:
Current Winds: S @ 30mph
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