Sunday, March 18, 2012

We'll have plenty to talk about on a national scale over the coming
day. Looks like some severe weather and flooding will spread over TX,
AR, KS and parts of southern/central US this week. Closer to home,
scattered rain showers and is9olated thunderstorms are ongoing this
morning. This has triggered another flash flood watch for Lingo, Mingo
and Logan counties in effect through this evening. And in case you
didn't notice, Spring has sprung! The warm trend is expected to
continue next week with highs in the upper 70s and lows holding in the
mid to upper 50s. Scattered showers and isolated Tstorms are expected
today and tonight and into Monday. Otherwise, warm, mainly sunny and
dry conditions will continue all next week as we wave goodbye to
Winter and officially welcome Spring onto our calendar. Stronger low
pressure will again provide the chance for rain/Tstorms for our area
Friday into next weekend. Have a great week!

5 day rain totals look dismal for parts of the Midwest. 6-8" of new
rain is expected from Missouri to Louisiana thorugh Friday.

Monday, March 12, 2012

We have nice weather this week thanks to the arrival of meteorological
Spring! Daytime highs will reach well into the 60s and 70s all this
week. But today, we have a few light rain showers spreading east into
our area as low pressure swings across the Great Lakes. A thunderstorm
or two is possible late this afternoon & evening. Our low tonight will
stay in the mid 50s! Rain showers will carry over into tonight &
Tuesday morning. Otherwise, Tuesday will feature afternoon sunshine
with temps in the low 70s!!

Will be watching the next rain maker timed for late Wednesday into the

Friday, March 2, 2012

**ALERT** There is a tornado watch in effect for the area highlighted yellow which includes western and central West Virginia until midnight. Multiple supercells with a history of producing dangerous tonadoes, 1.5 inch hail and gusts to 70 MPH will cross into our area within the next hour or two. This means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and near the highlighted area. The Storm Prediction Center has called this a "particulary dangerous situation." There have been severeal tornado reports and at least one 'very large' tornado reported by a weather spotter in Clay Conty Kentucky. Those counties in Kentucky and southern Ohio that are highlighted bright red are under tornado warnings. These looks are headed directly towards Charleston and Huntington and all of southwestern West Virginia. Stay tuned to local TV & radio for more weather alerts.

There is also a flash flood watch (light green) for north/central and southern West Virginia. Stay alert for quickly changing weather and water levels! Listen to local authorities and be prepared to seek shelter should the situation change.

More rain and thunder today with the primary threat for severe weather
effecting mainly southern and central portions of our state. Brief
heavy downpours, strong gusty winds and hail are likely. But a tornado
is also possible later this afternoon and evening. The Storm
Prediciton Center has included our westernmost counties in the
moderate risk for severe weather. Temperatures this afternoon will
reach the upper 60s and may touch 70 briefly across our lowlands!
Then a cold front will sweep across our area tonight to bring lows
into the low/mid 40s. By then the main weather feature will be wind
gusting to 20+ MPH. Mainly dry and cooler weather will stop by for the
weekend. But rain followed by accumulating snow is on tap for Sunday.

Here's the link to the latest radar loop!