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Sorry I missed everyone last night. As I sat down to perform an analysis and post my synopsis, I became ill, with dizziness and a queasy stomach, and was unable to provide a synopsis. I am pressed for time this evening, and though I do not like doing it, I will be copying and pasting the synopsis from the SPC this evening (day 2 outlook). The analysis of the models and outlining of the F5 DATA maps will be my own interpretation.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), has issued a SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS in the current DAY 2 outlook: ACROSS EASTERN NC AND SOUTHEAST VA…AND ACROSS PARTS OF THE FL PENINSULA…
...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday across eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia, as well as across portions of the Florida Peninsula. Damaging wind gusts, hail, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible. ...Synopsis... A deep upper-level trough covering much of the central/eastern CONUS is forecast to shift slowly eastward on Thursday, as an associated deep-layer cyclone meanders near the Great Lakes region. A cold front will sweep eastward across parts of the Mid Atlantic and Southeast through the day, and advance through most of the FL Peninsula by Friday morning. ...Eastern NC into the Tidewater Region of VA... Rich low-level moisture will spread into portions of eastern NC and southeast VA during the day on Thursday, in conjunction with a northward-moving warm front and a frontal wave that is expected to move eastward from western NC/VA toward the Tidewater vicinity by early evening. While the stronger large-scale ascent will likely be displaced north and west of the region during the day, the environment along/ahead of the cold front is forecast to become moderately unstable (MLCAPE > 1000 J/kg) and weakly capped by late morning/early afternoon, and a gradual increase in thunderstorm coverage and intensity is possible by mid/late afternoon. With rather strong midlevel southwesterly flow in place ahead of the upper trough, effective shear of 40+ kt is expected across the warm sector, which will support the potential for a few supercells and/or organized clusters. Hail and locally damaging wind gusts will be possible with the strongest storms. A couple of tornadoes will also be possible, especially near the warm front and surface wave where low-level shear may be somewhat enhanced. ...FL Peninsula... Convection may be ongoing Thursday morning along a pre-frontal trough extending across the northern FL Peninsula. Additional thunderstorm development will be possible ahead of this activity by late morning/early afternoon, as moderate to locally strong buoyancy develops within a very warm and moist environment. Depending on the influence of the morning pre-frontal convection, redevelopment is also possible along the primary cold front during the afternoon. Moderate southwesterly midlevel flow will support effective shear of 40+ kt, supporting the potential for a few organized clusters and/or supercells. Large hail and locally strong/damaging wind gusts are expected to be the primary hazard, though low-level shear may be sufficient to support the threat for a tornado or two as well. ..Dean.. 04/06/2022
SPC DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK (LINKED TO OUTLOOK TEXT)
Probability of a tornado within 25 miles of a point.
DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WIND PROBABILITY
Based on analysis of the SPC DAY 2 outlook, in short, as we get into the later afternoon tomorrow, the atmosphere is forecast to become more unstable within the risk area over NC/VA, based on analysis of severe and tornado indices becoming stronger, with MLCAPE values in excess of 1000 j/kg, with the weak cap being eroded. SBCAPE was analyzed to be 1500 – 2000 j/kg and lifted indices of -4 to -6.
For FLA. indices indicate severe weather could initiate early in the a. m., and continue into a smaller area by afternoon. Analysis of the indices indicates the severe weather should begin to push offshore by early evening over both risk areas, sometime between 6:00 p. m. and 8:00 p. m. EDT.
The following sites will explain most of the severe and tornado indices values, and will give you an idea of what to expect:
ENVIRONMENTAL INDICES AND PARAMETERS NWS
THE WEATHER PREDICTION
The following outlined maps from F5 DATA NAM – WRF model solution current run, indicate where the strongest severe and tornado indices should occur. ALL times are in EDT. Again, always check the SPC day 1 outlook at the SPC site, as outlines and risk areas could change.
F5 DATA NAM – WRF 8:00 A. M. EDT BEST TORNADO PROB
11:00 A. M. EDT
2:00 P. M.
5:00 P. M.
The following NAM 3km animations indicate the locations and strength of the forecast STP (Significant Tornado Parameter) index, and SCP (Supercell Composite Parameter) index.
NAM 3km STP ANIMATION (8:00 A. M. EDT APR 07 – 7:00 P. M. EDT APR 07)
NAM 3km SCP ANIMATION
A majority of significant tornadoes (F2 or greater damage) have been associated with STP values greater than 1, while most non-tornadic supercells have been associated with values less than 1 in a large sample of RAP analysis proximity soundings.
A multiple ingredient, composite index that includes effective storm-relative helicity (ESRH, based on Bunkers right supercell motion), most unstable parcel CAPE (muCAPE) and convective inhibition (muCIN), and effective bulk wind difference (EBWD). Each ingredient is normalized to supercell “threshold” values, and larger values of SCP denote greater “overlap” in the three supercell ingredients. Only positive values of SCP are displayed, which correspond to environments favoring right-moving (cyclonic) supercells.
Please use the following maps for all days, which should update automatically, for Mesoscale Discussions and Convective Watches. You may have to refresh your browser, or click on the graphics. I am also providing the SPC homepage link, so you may get the updated information regarding any changes to the outlook:
SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSIONS (CLICK IMAGE FOR UPDATES)
SPC CONVECTIVE WATCHES (CLICK IMAGE FOR UPDATES)
SPC HOMEPAGE LINK
IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, IMMEDIATELY TAKE STURDY AND SAFE SHELTER
The following NWS Watch / Warning map will provide local NWS information for your area. Click the image, then once it refreshes, click on your area of interest to view any special weather statements, hazards or advisories for your area.
NWS WATCH / WARNING DISPLAY (LINKED…CLICK MAP, THEN YOUR AREA)
WSI DOPPLER RADAR LOOP (LINKED)
RAP RADAR (CLICK IMAGE THEN RADAR SITE)
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T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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