I am using a twist from the phrase if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound? Last night 4 separate tornado warnings were issued for Grayson county. To my knowledge nothing was confirmed. This is not to question whether or not the NWS should have issued the warnings. They have procedures and guidelines to follow based on possible radar signatures and those were followed. These storms were elevated in nature which often results in the stronger winds staying above the surface. Fortunately it appears that is what happened last night. But, give us your opinion.. If a warning is issued and no severe weather is confirmed at the ground were the storms severe?
In other weather, looks like the D word (drought) is no longer needed. This rain pretty much covered everyone with Eastern Kentucky seeing it today. While clearly not as hot as it was last September we are ending the dryness just as we did last October.
And, in other weather, a real autumn air mass comes in this weekend. Saturday may not get much above 60 with sunshine and watch for some 30's Saturday night north and east of Louisville. Not quite ready to go frost yet, but this would be a week to 10 days earlier than normal.
And in other other weather, I will start to research the winter this week. Totally open mind and will look at all the data unbiased and come up with an outlook in a few weeks. For grins I wanted to present my summer outlook and the eventual results... feel pretty good about this one.
My predicted map of summer 2011
Actual departures summer of 2011