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June 29, 2012 Weather

A batch of storms in northern Indiana may impact some parts of the Toledo area.

2:01 p.m. EDT Storm Prediction Center mesoscale discussion


Current Severe Thunderstorm Watch area:


Radar loop through 2:27 p.m.


2:37 p.m. radar image

created by jr on Jun 29, 2012 at 02:43:57 pm     Outdoors     Comments: 13

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TORNADO WARNING
INC003-OHC125-161-291945-
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
315 PM EDT FRI JUN 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

  • TORNADO WARNING FOR...
    SOUTHEASTERN ALLEN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST INDIANA...
    PAULDING COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...
    NORTHERN VAN WERT COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...
  • UNTIL 345 PM EDT
  • AT 313 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION 5 MILES NORTH OF
    MONROEVILLE...OR 10 MILES EAST OF NEW HAVEN...AND MOVING EAST AT 50
    MPH. DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH
    THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
  • LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS SEVERE STORM INCLUDE...
    PAYNE...
    PAULDING...

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
WORSTVILLE...BRICETON...TIPTON...HAVILAND...LATTY...CAVETT...
BROUGHTON...SCOTT...GROVER HILL...MELROSE...ROSELMS AND WETZEL.

posted by avinsurer on Jun 29, 2012 at 03:26:47 pm     #  

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for areas south of metro Toledo.

3:20 p.m. snapshot of watch box and radar:


3:37 p.m snapshot of warned counties.


SPS issued another mesoscale discussion at 3:07 p.m.

posted by jr on Jun 29, 2012 at 03:43:25 pm     #  

please let us get some rain, please o please. :)

posted by nana on Jun 29, 2012 at 04:27:39 pm     #  

Toledo should get a little rain while the rough stuff stays well south of the area.

4:51 p.m. radar snapshot


4:54 p.m. list of counties under a severe thunderstorm warning.

posted by jr on Jun 29, 2012 at 05:05:52 pm     #  

So far in West Toledo we have had about 10 minutes of very light rain, enough to dampen the dust but not much of a soaking for the lawn.

posted by historymike on Jun 29, 2012 at 05:18:41 pm     #   1 person liked this

historymike posted at 05:18:41 PM on Jun 29, 2012:

So far in West Toledo we have had about 10 minutes of very light rain, enough to dampen the dust but not much of a soaking for the lawn.

Keep the weather radio with the automatic tone alarm handy for the next few days, just in case.

Here are excerpts from the Hazardous Weather Outlook message issued by the Cleveland National Weather Service at 7:44 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012. Northwest Ohio is included in this outlook.

thunderstorms are expected to develop saturday afternoon and again
on sunday. some of these storms may be strong to severe. the
greatest threat will be from damaging winds and large hail.


For the long range forecast, here are excerpts from the Area Weather Discussion issued by the Cleveland NWS at 1:25 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012.

.long term /tuesday through thursday/...
extended periods could be interesting as models continue to place a
stationary front northwest to southeast across the area tuesday
through thursday morning. this is a bit concerning due to the series
of upper level positive vorticity maximums rotating southeast on the
east side of the upper level ridge. this could possibly translate
into a period of one meso convective system after another affecting
the forecast area. will have to monitor the situation to see how
things develop. there has been some consistency in the overall
pattern over the last few model runs.


But the Friday evening discussion forecasts a small chance of rain for next week.

.long term /tuesday through friday/...
the extended models continue to show a quasi-stationary front near
our forecast area during the period. my thinking would be to go with
a chance of scattered afternoon and evening showers and
thunderstorms probably each day tuesday through thursday with
low pops.


positive vorticity maximums, meso convective system, pops --> Weather terms

posted by jr on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:38:22 pm     #  

we've already gone thru 1/2 of our 575 gallon rainbarrel, and that's just the garden and a few things on the back fences, the front gets house water. Not gonna make it thru July and August without using ALL house water if this keeps up. :(

posted by nana on Jun 30, 2012 at 01:29:29 pm     #  

I heard on afternoon car radio that all of Putnam County is without power, with numerous trees down, major roads closed, and people being asked not to drive through the county until emergency services can get through ... some injuries, no deaths

posted by viola on Jun 30, 2012 at 02:51:38 pm     #  

The Friday afternoon storms caused a good bit of damage in many parts of Ohio. I would take the little to no rain that we got yesterday over what other Ohioans received.

You can read the storm damages and storm observations that were reported to the National Weather Service by clicking here and here.

June 29, 2012 - Columbus Dispatch - Hurricane-force winds rake Columbus area; 200,000-plus without power

June 30, 2012 - Columbus Dispatch - Aftermath: 1 million Ohioans still lack electricity - Kasich declares emergency as state tackles storm damage

And look how close the strong storms occurred. Weather.com story :

The storms, packing widespread 60- to 80-mph winds, toppled three tractor trailers on Interstate 75 near Findlay, Ohio.

This image from yesterday (June 29) shows the counties that were completely or partially under a severe thunderstorm warning at 5:22 p.m. Obviously, it was a large complex of storms that passed through Ohio.

posted by jr on Jun 30, 2012 at 03:17:02 pm     #  

It would be awful to have no power in this heat. Not only would people not have A/C at their home, but I'd assume there would be few places anyone could go for relief? (Perhaps some generator powered cooling stations, but certainly not sufficient enough to meet the demand.)

Even if you tried to cool off periodically in your car, you'd still have to have enough gas to do so.

posted by mom2 on Jun 30, 2012 at 06:28:03 pm     #  

(Yeah, I'd suck it up and tough it out as a relatively healthy adult, but what about the elderly, the sick, or even infants? I'm sure they'd be at risk...)

posted by mom2 on Jun 30, 2012 at 06:29:24 pm     #  

ok, where's my weather maps at?? new badness moving in, hope we get rain only and no craziness!!

posted by nana on Jul 01, 2012 at 05:40:23 pm     #  

OK, I got pea to grape-sized hail in the Woodville Mall area! Lots o rain!

posted by nana on Jul 01, 2012 at 05:42:53 pm     #