Take a look at the hook echos (Tornado Vortex Signatures) from Friday's tornadoes. You can click this link to see a loop of the NWS radar as the tornadoes plowed across Kentuckiana. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/lmk/02_mar_2012/ref_animation.gif
It's almost hypnotizing to watch this radar loop. I guess when we were on-air with the warnings, trying to keep up with all the storm spotter reports, damage reports coming in, facebook and twitter questions, etc, I didn't get to really watch these hook echos form and stay together over such a long distance. Wow! Just... wow.
INDIANA: Washington County EF4... Jefferson County EF4... Clark County EF4 and EF1... Scott County EF4
KENTUCKY: Trimble County EF4, EF3 and EF1... Warren County EF1... Hancock/Breckinridge Counties EF2... Meade County EF0
If you want more specifics of Friday's tornadoes, check out the NWS Louisville page here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=march22012tornadooutbreak
Did you see the story about the man from New Jersey who drove to Henryville to loot from the tornado damaged homes? I posted this on my Facebook and Twitter, and judging by the feedback I got... let me tell you something... the safest place for this man is IN JAIL! Yikes! http://www.wave3.com/story/17096898/police-arrest-looter-in-henryville
Speaking of Facebook and Twitter... feel free to "Like" or "Follow" me if you feel so inclined.
Yesterday we hit a high of 70 degrees!!! Pretty much wall-to-wall sunshine too. Today we are expecting temperatures to be even a couple of degrees warmer with a high of 72. This is 17 degrees above normal for this time of year, and 9 degrees cooler than our record high of 81 which was set back in 2000. This is "McDonald's" kind of weather cause I'm lovin' it! Okay, sorry... that was cheesy.
We have heavy rain and storms expected tomorrow, even during the morning rush hour. Severe weather is not going to be part of the deal though... hopefully.
However, we could see some heavy rain. QPF estimates around an inch.
Space Weather Prediction Center is monitoring a solar radiation storm that could have impacts here on Earth. At 7:28pm last night, a strong X-5 class solar flare erupted with CME hurling (indirectly) toward Earth, and it's expected to arrive tomorrow.
The magnitude of forthcoming geomagnetic storm is under analysis. This is the second strongest solar flare from solar cycle 24.
Aurora Borealis (northern lights) are expected over the next couple nights, but it's difficult to predict ahead of time.