Severe Weather
September 8th, 2012

An increasing warm and moist southerly flow of air moved into the region in advance of a powerful cold front. The combination of partial sunshine, increasing instability and strong wind dynamics with this system placed our region into a rare Moderate Risk by the Storm Prediction Center. Several supercells developed in advance of the main squall line (QLCS) with the potential for tornadoes. The main hazard with this event was straight line damaging wind gusts that resulted in numerous power outages and trees down.

Local Storm Reports | Peak Wind Gusts | Precipitation Amounts

12Z Sounding
Upper Air Sounding at 8 AM
18Z Sounding
Upper Air Sounding at 2 PM

Link to all 12Z Sat Sep 8, 2012 Upper Air Maps
(courtesy SPC)

Link to all 00Z Sun Sep 9, 2012 Upper Air Maps
(courtesy SPC)


Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Products for September 8th


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