Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yesterday's Plains Outbreak; Stormier Weather For the Eastern Mid. TN regions...Maybe Nashville

As you can see from the SPC map above, there were 52 preliminary tornado reports and many other hail and wind reports yesterday evening. CNN reported last night that a boy's scout camp in Iowa took a direct hit from a tornado and caused 4 deaths and 40 injuries. I ask that you please pray for the families who were effected by this horrible tragedy. Also in the wake of last evenings tornado outbreak, Manhattan, KS; also took a direct hit from a tornado, there was damage all across the western portions of the town and Kansas State suffered "moderate to major" damage. The reports that I heard from last night say that the damage looks like it could be in the EF-2 range, but the confirmation teams will go out there either today or tomorrow to confirm or edit that report.

As for us here in Mid. TN, we should expect nothing in the form of tornadoes, but damaging winds, small hail, and frequent lightning are going to be the threats with any larger cells that may form this afternoon, expecally over on the Cumberland Plateau and the higer elevations of the Highland Rim. The high's today will get back into the 90's again, except on the Plateau which will stay in the mid to upper 80's due to the cloud cover and higher rain/storm chances. Here's my forecasted high's for today and the storm chances this afternoon too.

Nashville: low 90's; 10% chance
Clarksville: low 90's
Cookeville: mid to upper 80's; 30% chance
Columbia: low 90's
Manchester: upper 80's to low 90's; 20% chance

Also for a side note: Today is my 16th birthday!!! I'm not taking the day off...I need the invisible money! LOL!

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