I'm a 31 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 2:31 PM GMT on October 31, 2013
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.
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.
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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