Last Full Week of October
Hello and happy Monday everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Welcome to the last full week of October 2009. This weekend, of course, many of the young ghouls and gobblins have their spooky little eyes fixated on Saturday, for it tis Halloween… BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
The other good little nugget of information you won’t want to forget is the time change at 2am Sunday (November 1st) – don’t forget – set your clocks back (Fall back) 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night or when the kids finally fall asleep after their sugar high.
Midwest Tornado Outbreak on this day in 1996
On this date in 1996, 26 tornadoes formed in the north central U.S. with most occuring (14) in Minnesota. 9 developed in South Dakota and 3 developed in Nebraska. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has a good write-up about the Minnesota tornadoes with pictures and radar images:
Flooding Concerns in the South
A slow moving cool front will keep the lower Mississippi Valley unsettled through mid-week. Showers and thunderstorms, heavy at times, will be responsible for nearly 1″ to 3″ (localized 5″) of rain. Already saturated ground and rivers/streams running near flood levels will keep the flood threat high, thus the flood watches and warnings above. Rain will move northeast through the week, but another storm will bring showers and thunderstorms to the same regions by the later half of the week.
Big Storm Develops West
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for the Inter-Mountain West. Snow accumulations of up to a foot may be possible by mid week. Storng winds will be found up of down the coast and for most inland areas as far south as Arizona. Wind Advisories and Fire Weather Watches have been posted for locations in the Great Basin – winds could gust up to 50mph or more at times through Wednesday. This is what the storm will look like in the upper levels of the atmosphere by Thursday:
All moisture on the south and east side of the storm will be rain and thunderstorms, but on the west and northwest side of the storm, we may have some heavy/accumulating snow. We’ll keep you posted, in the meantime, enjoy your Monday!