Tracking Potential Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday

The necessary ingredients are present on Thursday afternoon and evening for storms containing damaging winds, hail and even an isolated tornado or two. Steepening lapse rates ahead of a strong cold front and a strengthening wind field will allow for storms to form into bowing segments containing wind damage as well as some hail. HodographsContinue reading “Tracking Potential Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday”

Afternoon Damaging Wind Threat for DC Region

The Washington Region remains under a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Increasing lapse rates out ahead of an approaching upper level trough along with ample daytime heating will produce the ingredients necessary for storms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 – 70 mph. Cloud to ground lightning, torrential rain andContinue reading “Afternoon Damaging Wind Threat for DC Region”