Friday, June 13, 2008

In the middle of the storm

Well, the strong storms have made it into the northern suburbs. As I type this, we are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and it's "raining cats and dogs." In the past 15 minutes, we have received 2/3 of an inch of rain with rain rates in excess of 4". The peak wind gust from my newly-raised anemometer (now at 16' above ground level) was 30 knots out of the north at 10:55pm. This line should continue moving slowly south and affect the Memphis area for the next hour to hour and a half. A slow dissipation trend is still expected during this time frame. Copious lightning and accompanying thunder is also expected from these storms.

1 comment:

Eddie said...

Erik - good to see you back at the keyboard. Great blog!