Thursday, May 14, 2009
Storms Last Night
It was a busy day for meteorologists yesterday. There was much talk about a severe weather outbreak much of the day, and with each model analysis the confidence grew stronger and stronger.
Although the severe weather did pan out for northern Missouri, the central part of the state was spared from the worst weather. By nightfall, storms began to push east across mid-MO as the cold front drifted to the SE. We experienced lightning and some moderate rain as the main event rolled through, but that was it.
So what happened? I wish I knew...My best guess would have to do with the limited sunshine during the day. Most of the forecasters were saying that we would have a good 6-8 hours of sunshine, but the clouds hung tight all day in our area keeping the temperatures at bay.
As I stated above, there was some bad weather in northern Missouri. Colorado storm chaser Tony Laumbaugh and a crew chased in the area. He followed the storm and was able to be there for the tornadoes around Kirksville. Read his posts from the storm.