It’s not over yet…

If you’ve stepped outside this morning (in Charleston, anyway ;)), you will definitely notice that the cold front has yet to come through. Those storms were pretty intense last night, causing some damage in Summerville according to the local news outlets. In my little nook of downtown, there wasn’t so much thunder and lightning activity as there was a great deal of heavy, wind-blown rain. It was pretty intense, and in the short time the storm was around, it dumped a bit over a half an inch of rain. Ponding? You betcha.

But, as the title indicates, it’s not over yet. The Storm Prediction Center issued a new tornado watch this morning. Here’s why, in meteorologist-speak:

Discussion… potential will continue for development of a few
supercells in strongly sheared Low-Cape environment ahead of
segmented cold front
now crossing Piedmont NC/SC.

In layman speak, this means there is still a chance for thunderstorms that have that rotation necessary for tornado development. With the sun peeking out between the clouds, that could further excite the atmosphere and thus ramp up thunderstorm formation. Looking at the radar this morning, there are still some showers out there but as the daylight heating hits, one never knows what could happen. Keep a headsup until about 3 or so, when the watch expires…

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    Oh man, I was awoken last night at about 1:30am because my UPS was screaming at me. I went out on the back porch and it was worse than the almost hurricanes we’ve had the past few years. It was absolutely incredible. I got my digicam out and took a video, but I’m not too sure how well it came out since it was dark. I’ll have to DL the video and see if I can adjust some levels or not.

    The wind was really incredible, too. It would blow one direction about 40mph, and stop for about two seconds and then go the opposite direction, and repeat. It was almost scary.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    Oh man, I was awoken last night at about 1:30am because my UPS was screaming at me. I went out on the back porch and it was worse than the almost hurricanes we’ve had the past few years. It was absolutely incredible. I got my digicam out and took a video, but I’m not too sure how well it came out since it was dark. I’ll have to DL the video and see if I can adjust some levels or not.

    The wind was really incredible, too. It would blow one direction about 40mph, and stop for about two seconds and then go the opposite direction, and repeat. It was almost scary.