Just checked with www.intellicast.com there is a bad A$$ line of storms moving our way. It is the first time i have seen the colors on the rader at the end of the heavy scale. Be carefull in the next 2-3 hours.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern Indiana central and southern lower Michigan extreme northwest Ohio Lake Huron
Effective this Friday morning and afternoon from 1045 am until 400 PM EDT.
Hail to 2 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is along and 65 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles southeast of South Bend Indiana to 30 miles north of Flint Michigan.
Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
Discussion... storms continue to intensify as they move ewd into swrn lower mi. Activity will move along old convective boundary that extends from near mbs swwd into the activity in the vicinity of grr. Air mass is destabilizing with mlcapes of 1500 j/kg and steep lapse rates around 7c/km indicating the potential for hail and damaging winds next several hours.
Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector 25035.
Actually, the wind has picked up big time now. 20 minutes ago the flags across the way were hanging, now they are flapping horizontally like mad. I can see the reflection of lightning in the building next to me, and dust is blowing up off the shoulders of the 75 entrance ramp.
QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Aug 1 2003, 03:11 PM)Actually, the wind has picked up big time now. 20 minutes ago the flags across the way were hanging, now they are flapping horizontally like mad. I can see the reflection of lightning in the building next to me, and dust is blowing up off the shoulders of the 75 entrance ramp.
I'm also in Troy,maple and Stephenson Hwy.
It is really dark, wow, the plant on my desk is blowing around in the wind.........oops, thats the air conditioner blowing on it!