Severe Weather Outbreak Underway in Mid-Atlantic/Northeast US; Tornadoes already confirmed
- Published on Saturday, 08 September 2012 12:45
- David Reimer
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Several weather watches are already in place for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States this afternoon. The red box is a tornado watch and the blue box is a severe thunderstorm watch. A line of thunderstorms is in progress across central New York and central Pennsylvania. This line will continue to surge east with a risk of destructive winds over 70 MPH and isolated tornadoes. In addition, we’ve already seen a few discrete mini-supercells form ahead of the line this morning. Thunderstorms that form ahead, or east, of the line have a risk of tornadoes. In fact, we’ve already had a few tornadoes in the New York City Metro Area this morning.
This graphic shows the probability of severe weather occurring within 25 miles of your location this afternoon and this evening. Use the scale on the left side of the graphic to correlate your severe weather risk. Simply put, the purple color indicates the highest severe weather risk with the red color indicating an elevated severe weather risk. The orange shading is our standard severe weather risk and the brown color means there is a low risk. Notice that the highest risk zones do include multiple high population areas, such as Philadelphia and New York City.
Please stay tuned to your local media outlets and let your friends and family know about the risk if they are located in it!