Sunday, April 15, 2012

We Stay on the Warm, Dry Side of Historic Storm

We count our blessings today as another tornado outbreak is likely today across the Midwest and Plains. This after 121 tornado reports yesterday! April is known for tornado outbreaks but rarely at this magnitude. We say the importance of live doppler radar yesterday as some towns in Iowa and Oklahoma were almost wiped off the map in as little as two minutes.

This storm will continue to impact our weather but in a much different way. We will be on the warm, dry side of this storm. It will boost highs to near 80 at the beach to the middle 80s inland. A southeast wind will be at 10-15 mph. Boating looks much better today with seas only 3-5 feet. We have what I call a procrastinator's delight and can take advantage of the extra time this year to finish up the taxes.

But, our fun in the sun hits a roadblock next week as our fire danger and smoke increases again next week ahead of a pattern change. The good news is more widespread April showers are back in the forecast, especially by next weekend but the transition could be bumpy. Stay tuned for your two minute advantage.

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