Friday’s Severe Risk

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SEVERE WEATHER THREAT | Josh Owens (Severe Weather Forecaster)

MAY 4, 2012 12:35p UPDATE

Updated outlooks from NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center has bridged a gap that spanned from Ohio to Pennsylvania. Maryland hasnt received any direct changes on the outlook, but areas from Frederick, east will see a slight risk of severe weather.

The interesting thing is how that areas west of Frederick received the boomers yesterday, allowing the area over the Metros to gain more energy. That energy is being used now and into the rest of the day. -Josh (on MWC Facebook)

The Storm Prediction Center has updated the forecast maps, and Maryland is under a slight risk thunderstorms. Primarily the risks are wind, but the hail is something to note as well. This will be similar to the past few day’s.

Here are my ratings for severe weather today, ratings on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being lowest probability.)

  • Wind: 3/10
  • Hail: 2/10
  • Tornado: 0/10

Winds are the story as is the case with most Mid-Atlantic severe weather events, this is no exception. Small hail is possible but not the biggest threat. Tornadoes…no threat here. If a watch comes out (Doubtful that one will today), we will do our best to update!


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