Two tornadoes were on the ground last night at the same time in Osage, Oklahoma. These twin sister tornadoes are also called multi-vortex tornadoes. They tend to spin around one another much like horses on a carousel ride. In all 17 reports of tornadoes hit on Thursday, 6 wind reports, and 97 hail reports. Here in Lafayette the big question is what can we expect at home. I do think we will have our highest severe weather threat of the season. It is hard to believe we have not had any severe weather reports this season so far so we are long overdue. I think the biggest threat of tornadoes will be south of Interstate 70 today and tonight. But north of Interstate 70 I think a straight-line wind threat and large hail could pound the area. This could all change if we break out into sunshine today. I will make sure to have the very latest for you here on the blog. I will have all the percentages for you and those all important severe weather indeces. It looks like the worst of the storms will be between 6 p.m. tonight and midnight. Here is an interesting stat for you in the meantime.
You see the Dayton tornado above and it was only 1 of count them 17 tornadoes we have had in our viewing are just in the month of May over the past four years. So keep your guard up and hopefully we can keep those tornadoes and damaging storms away. I will keep you posted and when things settle down later on I will have the latest mini-marathon forecast which my beautiful wife is taking part in . I will also have the answer to this blog question of the day dealing with a meteor shower.
Hello Mr. Prangley, We enjoy your weather forecasting and all your work to make learning about weather fun. My class is studying the solar system and I saw online that there is a meteor shower scheduled for May 5th. Do you know if it's going to be a good night for viewing and if Lafayette will even be able to observe it?
Thanks for any help you can give us, Mrs. Tilley's 3rd Grade class at Mintonye Elementary