Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Several Stormy Periods Coming...

As I watch an active line of storms along a cold front march our way, I'm hoping they lose their punch before they reach us. The upper level disturbance is pulling away to the north, but the southern jet stream is moving right over us. I expect this line to slow down and produce heavy rainfall (2-4") as it staggers thru metro New Orleans after daybreak. Another upper disturbance will pull the front back to our north on Friday before another cold front arrives early on Saturday. That front could produce another round of strong storms and that's why we're under a flood watch until Saturday morning. The weekend looks cooler & drier, but we have to go thru some rough weather to get there.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Bob, I watched you on your 1am update. I'm glad you showed all of the graphics you did and showed just how fast these storms are moving. I watced ch. 3 and all Carl did was tell you where they were going and how much rain to expect and that's it. I'd rather it take longer to explain everything b/c many people don't understand weather termnology (it's late & I can't spell). Thanks for staying up late and for giving us updates. :)

maxx said...

Mop bucket in my back yard (in uptown) now has 9 inches of water in it. It had about 3 inches yesterday (Thursday) evening, and another 6 this morning.

Pompo said...

Is this coming third wave (and hopefully final!) of storms supposed to be any better than last nite's/worst?

Thanks Bob, jion Twitter!!

My name in there is pompoB

ONLYREAL said...

Did you get any of that Quarter Sized Hail around 11:50pm last night Mr.Breck?