Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Real Severe Weather Report: May 18-20, 2019

It was an active few days in the area with a short break on Sunday.  We had tornadoes and severe weather on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and of course on Monday, May 20, 2019 (during the High Risk threat).

But, what actually happened?

Let's take a look.  Below you will find a map of the area highlighting each county with the highest level of report.  It shows confirmed tornadoes, unconfirmed reported tornadoes, confirmed destructive hail and confirmed destructive wind reports.  Here's the map, look for your county and reference the legend on the right:





Now, let's take a look at just the reports from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).  These are the reports they deem as credible and have been release 'semi-officially.'  Seems like our local people certainly saw a lot more than made this list.  But still, this has plenty of severe weather on it.  Remember a 'bad day' for someone can be a tornado on their property or hail or wind.  Even if in your mind not a lot happened keep in mind those folks that did have something happen, their world's are turned upside down, so don't tell them it wasn't a 'bad day.'  Here's the map of the SPC report:





In addition let's go over the weather warning reports for our area.  Here is a report of the number of warnings released by the National Weather Service (NWS) in our area during this time period:

*TORNADO WARNINGS* = 14

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS* = 17

That is a lot of warning data to pour over.

Oh and don't forget to check out the pictures of the tornadoes, which can be found by clicking HERE!

And, if you want to look over the radar images from yesterday and see what a real tornado looks like on radar then click HERE!

So there we have it.  It might not have lived up to the "High Risk" that the NWS and SPC put on the day (Monday) but it was a bad day for many many people in our area.

If you live near damaged areas, volunteer and see what you can do to help out.

Have a great day and always keep it right here for honest and direct information; as opposed to the sugar-coated and money hungry local folks that control what you do and don't see, just to keep you watching.  So sad.

Meteorologist Bryan Rupp