Originally Posted by valanhb
Michele - you Stay Safe too!!!!! I'll be thinking of ya today while you continue to deal with these massive storms.
Thanks, Heidi. At least three people have died overnight.
Here's the current weather radar and storm track: http://www.wunderground.com/radar/ra...00¢ery=240
Norman, OK has sent out an urgent alert...
"urgent - immediate broadcast requested Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 25 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 740 am PST Mon Feb 21 2005
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southwestern California coastal waters
Effective this Monday morning and afternoon from 740 am until 300 PM PST.
Hail to 1 inch in diameter... thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles north northwest of Los Angeles California to 10 miles south southeast of San Diego California.
Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
Discussion... favorable shear for rotating low topped thunderstorms
will persist over coastal areas inland to mountains thru much of
afternoon. Primary threat will be waterspouts/brief tornadoes and
damaging downburst winds as storms move inland.
The Warning expired about 5 minutes ago, but this watch is in effect - with possible Warnings reissued - until this afternoon.
We just don't get this sort of weather here. On average, we get maybe 2 tornados a year. We had 4 on Saturday...they say the vortex the warning was issued for did not touch down, but it's very early in the day...with the heaviest thunderstorms still to come.
I wouldn't go into the office if I could help it - I am the head honcho while everyone is out at a convention, so I haven't got a choice...but I may call it early, depending on the weather.
Hey, I'm used to earthquakes - not this weird stuff.