And lightning strikes! A house in my neighborhood was struck by lightning this morning. Looks like a total loss. I looked out the front window right after the call went out and I could see the black smoke just billowing everywhere! I was a Noblesville Fire run with mutual aid from Cicero Fire. The residents were out of town. It may have been smoldering for awhile as I had not noticed any lightning strikes around the time the call went out.TOrnado threat pretty low now - more likely just some winds, maybe some hail.
According to this site the low pressure when the Jan 29th tornado hit Speedway was 29.1", about half an inch lower than this week's storms. The chart reminds me of my checking account balance, up to 7pm.....TV weather here stated that the low pressure system was one of the lowest they had seen since the 70's.
You, maybe - me, noCertainly not excited, but I would think the NWS is much more knowledgeable than I OR you by a long shot.
Since I'm a severe weather meteorologist, I think that qualifies me as capable.The prediction was based on a lot meteorological parameters - all of which take knowledge to analyze.
I understand what that means - I just know that severe weather is impossible to pin down more than a day in advance, so extreme predictions like the above are VERY likely to become outdated by the time of the actual event. In this case - zero tornadoes were reported in Indiana, and it was a high wind event, notable but certainly not historic. The low pressure was nowhere near a remarkably low reading.I think they were saying the last time the systems were lining up like they are now was back in the 70's and it produced around 40 tornadoes in short time.
I'm not a weekend warrior - this is my fulltime job. I'm flown in by conferences across the country to teach severe weather forecasting and radar interpretation to other meteorologists, so even without knowing your qualifications -- I have no concerns with saying I've got more tornado knowledge than youbeing a weekend warrior doesnt impress me much - sorry.