Look at this radar snap taken at 7:24 EDT over Treausre Island FL. Looks like radar indicates 0.75 inch hail. My family was not at home during this time so I didn’t get the fun ground truth verification out of this one though. Too bad I missed it!
Widespread storms around the Tampa Bay Area, including a strong one developing over the bay, moving west. This storm just developed a small hail core and may dump nickel sized hail on downtown St Pete and south St Pete. This is a new storm cell that is still developing, however if it strengthens any more, a severe storm warning may be issued. This storm will impact the southern 2/3rds of Pinellas county, but the worst of it will affect areas from Central Ave and south.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 7am CDT. The local forecast office indicated this line of storms due to the severe weather outbreak I mentioned last night, is supposed to stop along the Red River Valley. The SPC however states this squall line will advance to the south east through north Texas, and thus they issued [read more...]
I show gusty winds on radar, there is a potential for very high winds as these storms could produce a microburst. They are moving to the west and will eventually affect all of Pinellas County. The storm cell near St Pete Clearwater Airport may be producing quarter sized hail. …Strong thunderstorms will affect western Hillsborough [read more...]
This is for the core of Tampa too, I see no strong rotation on radar but it is still entirely possible a small scale funnel formed. BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA – RUSKIN FL 628 PM EDT WED MAY 13 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN [read more...]
Strong and short lived severe storms possible again today for the west central Florida area including Tampa. These storms have already begun initiation near Venice and will likely begin anytime in Tampa. Today’s storms are going to be short lived hail producers with a risk of strong downdraft winds. Discussion text below: AREAS AFFECTED…W CENTRAL [read more...]
Wednesday looks to be quite warm across the area with temps pushing into the uppers 80s to lower 90s. Humidity will be up with dew points near 70 as well so Wednesday will feel alot like Florida. Clouds should mostly burn off by afternoon and open the way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. [read more...]
Here is our weather outlook for the next few days, into the weekend. Starting with Tuesday morning, we have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with the passage of a shortwave trough through the area. These are not anticipated to be severe at this time. These rain chances will end before late morning and [read more...]
Probably should have sent an email out about this earlier but never got the chance to. These storms are fairly wide spread, and will probably continue for a few more hours intermittently. I don’t see anything severe so the worst we will get out of this at the moment is occasional lightning, some light urban [read more...]
Went to a cool park in McKinney TX today, temps were sitting around 80 degrees with dew points in the 60s. It was warm with mostly cloudy skies but otherwise not too bad. Took these pics while at the Town Lake Rec Area. I am not sure what kind of birds these are but they [read more...]