Noon Halloween Severe Weather Threat UpdateOctober 31st, 2013 at 12:14 pm by Ken Brewer under Weather
Let’s run down what we expect to see later today…
TIMING OF SEVERE WEATHER: It looks like the biggest threat for severe weather will arrive around 7pm and last until around Midnight. Here are images of Forecast 8 Futurecast that show the timing and alignment of storms this evening.
SEVERE THREATS: The biggest threat tonight will be damaging wind. Winds will be gusty during the day (15-25 mph). By this evening, winds will be in the 25-30mph range with higher gusts. In the line of thunderstorms that will roll through, there may be pockets of higher gusts and maybe a weak, brief spin-up of a weak tornado are possible. Here is a map of the area of damaging wind threat, and a projection of sustained wind speeds tonight.
WIND ADVISORY: There is a Wind Advisory in place for SE Indiana from 4 this afternoon until 3am Friday morning. In case you did not know, here are the criteria for Wind Advisories for NWS Indianapolis, and Wilmington, OH
RAINFALL: Rain totals in most places look to be in the 1″-2″ rain, but there could be isolated pockets of 3″. Watch for ponds of water on roads as well as swollen creeks.
IMPACTS TO YOU: With damaging wind being the biggest threat, the biggest potential impact to you will be power outage from either tree limb falling on power lines, or damaging to lines themselves. Make sure to have a working flashlight handy in case of a power outage.