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August 21st: Mother Nature Wakes Up

By: Buckey2745 , 5:27 PM GMT on August 21, 2013

Here's your stat of the day:

In 2012, the first 21 days of August saw 9 days of 90° or higher.

In 2013, the first 21 days of August has had 0 days of 90° or higher.

This cool, mundane month has yielded very little actual weather to talk about. We had some rainy days in the first week or so of the month, but now we're at 7 days without measurable rain.

That could change today.

A weak disturbance coming up from the southwest is interacting with a relatively uncapped environment here in the Ohio Valley, and popping thunderstorms as early as the noon hour. Moderate instability will allow these storms to flare up fairly quickly, but I also think we'll see them die quickly, too. Almost no shear to speak of means it's unlikely we see and true supercells today.

Radar coverage has increased over the last couple hours, with storms moving to the east and northeast at a rather slow pace. Coverage won't be widespread today, but quite a few areas in Central Ohio should expect a 15-20 minute rainout at some point today.

Today has no real setup for any sort of major severe weather event, but there's still that slight chance we could see a big enough storm develop to warrant a warning, so here are my odds for today:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: 0%
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: 5%

Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 6
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 7
Tornado Watches: 1
Tornado Warnings: 0
Flood Watches: 7
Flood Warnings: 1
Heat Advisories: 3
Excessive Heat Warnings: 0
Red Flag Warnings: 0

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