Another Big Storm
Hello and happy Wednesday everyone, hope all is going well. Take a look at the big storm rolling through the west right now. This is a look at the 500mb Vorticity Chart, which tells us how much spin there is in the atmosphere.
As the pressure gradient tightens around the base of the storm, the atmosphere begins to work harder to compensate for the extreme difference in pressure; gusty winds are a result. Take a look at the High Wind Warnings/Advisories posted in the Southwest. Winds here are gusting to near hurricane force!
In fact, so strong that damage reports have been coming in all over the place, including the Las Vegas Strip. The Mirage Hotel will need to make some repairs to their sign on Las Vegas Blvd. – see for yourself:
It also must have been trash day in Vegas…
Again, this storm will move into the Plains and Dopplers to light up Thursday and Friday:
That’s for all for now folks, thanks for checking in – check back tomorrow for the latest and greatest weather information and factoids. Have a good Wednesday
Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC