Will devote this hurricane season to provide up-to-the-minute, basic information when a tropical system is threatening land. Both basins included.
By: hurricaneben , 11:41 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
This severe weather update is for April 9, 2013. If you live in the areas mentioned for severe weather below, please stay tuned to local media outlets. This could be a particularly significant severe weather event today so be extra prepared.
Texas along a line NNE to Missouri
SCALE: 1-3, Low. 4-6, Moderate. >7, High.
WIND: 7/10 (Moderate To High)
TORNADO: 5/10 (Moderate)
HAIL: 6/10 (Moderate To High)
Particularly damaging to destructive wind gusts as high as 80 MPH may be in any of the supercells that develop. This powerful winds are capable of heavily damaging mobile homes (potentially destroying unanchored ones), widespread downed trees and numerous power outages. Power lines and downed trees may block roadways, making it impossible to get by. Driving is very hazardous with such winds, especially if on a bridge.
Large destructive hail up to tennis ball size may result in serious injury.
Scattered tornadoes are possible hazards with the strongest cells--there is the possibility that one or two may be strong (>EF-2).
I'll have another analysis early on April 10, and possibly a brief update in this afternoon. Remember to stay very safe and listen for any sirens, tornado warnings or other severe weather notices.
The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.
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