If you are a fan of golf you know part of their TV promotion is…”These guys are good.” Same can be said of the Storm Prediction Center when it comes to forecasting severe weather outbreaks. They really know what they’re doing. When they put out an area that is Level 3 (enhanced) or greater, then you can almost take it to the bank that tornadoes will form. This morning was a prime example as several tornadoes caused severe damage to many structures on the North Shore. Mobile homes (as usual) bore the brunt of the damage and they just are not a safe place to be when severe weather is expected…and it was expected. Hey, I know we all hate hurricanes, but we know days in advance to flee inland. With tornadoes, the warning time is often minutes or seconds. It’s difficult to say which is worse.
The front is bringing in some cooler (not cold) and drier air for the next 2 days. I see no real signs of Winter just yet, however Alaska is finally turning cold with many spots expected to be below zero by daybreak. The clock is ticking as we get deeper into Autumn. The government (NOAA) is predicting an above normal (milder) Winter for most of the SE, while my friend Joe Bastardi of WeatherBell Analytics believes it will be a brutally cold Winter. From what I’m seeing, December could be average/normal with the January thru March period really cold. It’ll be fun to watch what unfolds. Stay tuned!