Saturday, June 15, 2019

Severe Weather Risk Quickly Rising; Remain Weather Aware Today Sat. June 15, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has released their outlook for a potential significant severe weather event today, Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Here's the map of risk for the area on today:

A majority of the area is in an ENHANCED RISK (3) of severe weather.  This is an upgrade from earlier forecasts and should be taken seriously.  This is the highest risk of severe weather we've seen since late May.

Severe weather threats include:

  • Very High Damaging Winds Over 80mph
  • Very Large Hail
  • Isolated Tornadoes

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People in the entire area should be weather aware and prepared for multiple watches and warnings later on this afternoon and evening.  Official timing on this is likely to be 4p-4a.

Stay tuned for further updates.  Also, please notify friends and families about this enhanced weather risk as many folks often believe that severe weather threats end when the month of May ends but not this year.

This has the potential to be a high end severe wind event.  Take time to secure outside yard items now as they could become airborne later today/tonight.

The threat is not confined to today.  There's is also a threat of severe weather tomorrow as well.  Wind will also be the main threat tomorrow (Sunday).  Here's the map for the severe weather outlook Sunday:

Stay tuned here for further updates, watches and warnings.

Meteorologist Bryan W. Rupp