Possible Swirl Watch
GEOS-5 has some swirl watching Mid-Atlantic tomorrow night into Thursday. Has it struggling after detaching from the front. Diving to the Southwest it loses convection as it goes without ever really firing well from the center. Poofs by Friday.
Global Worst Wine Harvest in 60 Years
2017 failed to produce the grapes and now the wine lovers will be served some whine instead. Though 25 billion liters of wine was produced it was 1.7 billion short of 2016. Weather was mostly to blame. Europe had ill timed freezes, hail then drought, Both South Africa and California's crop were devastated by wildfires. Quality has suffered as some blending of better and not so palatable is bringing flavor down a notch. The price of cheaper wine is already having a disproportionately larger percent increase. Wine stats can be found here.
East Central Florida Flooding
Drivers rescued from flood waters at Maitland-Winter Park line WESH 2 News
Locally there has been some heavy rain. A messed up drainage situation can turn deadly around here. Luckily people were on hand to fish others out of this car drowning trap on 17/92 at the Maitland-Winter Park line. They even saved Elvis..check out that license plate.
Tornadoes Caught Traipsing Across the South
The one in Fort Walton Beach tossing debris in the water was something..
An 18 year old blind and nearly deaf dog stayed with a 3 year old that wandered off on New South Wales. The child was lost through a night of rain and 50F weather. In the morning when searchers got near, the dog ran to them and guided them back to the girl.
Wind is up tonight and from the east for a change. After watching the day go by with showers coming in off the Atlantic to the south and north, finally Melbourne's turn came this evening. The wind hitting the east trees, the way it comes in waves off the ocean with certain sounds, reminds tropical season is nigh. Still has a cool touch to it, subtropical like. The switch is on. All the outdoor lettuce got too hot last week and has since been eaten. Some bush bean are up, a few squash & the tomatoes should be coming in soon. Blueberries have been very good this year. Looks like thousands of Surinam cherries coming.
Long Lived Storm on the Loose
Looking at GEOS-5, shows some long lived storm energy that is currently over the Midwest and Mississippi Valley. Has it coming to the Gulf of Mexico, then getting swept up in a front that it dominates. The tail of that and another front forms the possible sub-tropical low people are swirl watching on models in ~240hrs out in the Atlantic. The GFS has liked it a bit as well. Below is the real time viewfrom CIMSS.
Excessive Hail Continues
4-21-2018 Childress, TX Large Hail, Accident, Hail Fog Live Storms Media