As a cold front pushes into the plains and south the atmosphere is destabilizing a bit this week. So far today there has been only one wind report to the Storm Prediction Center with trees damaged and limbs snapped in Sebastian, AK. Later today there is a slight risk across parts of Texas with marginal risk extending over a large area from The Four Corners thru Texas & back up into Ohio. Mississippi River Basin is taking more rain. They should have near completely closed the Bonnet Carre Spillway from the last flood. With this rain forecast it was announced the other day that a second opening may happen. It would be the first time ever it was opened twice in one year.
GEOS-5 has today's worst weather in Oklahoma. Wednesday still looks like the most severe day and concentrates it in Texas. Thursday has the worst now over coastal Texas, with lesser thru Louisiana, Mississippi & more severe in Tennessee.
Cyclone NORA Aftermath
Cyclone NORA has degraded into a remnant low but much of it's water remains over Queensland & Northern Australia. 40 people were rescued from two Cairns caravan parks in the flood. The youtube below captures some of what is described here, where the campers were smashed into buildings from that event when 100mm of rain fell in a minute.
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Mike Hughes Launches His Homemade Rocket
Mike Hughes launched in his homemade rocket Saturday in California. It went 1,875 ft in altitude before deploying two parachutes and taking a hard landing. Mike still looks undecided on if the earth is shaped like a Frisbee. He has plans to build a rocket that launches from a balloon and could go 68 miles in altitude. He also has plans to run for governor.
Lookout For Next Week's Weather
The two most prominent features of the coming week's weather are some fun swirl watching in the Atlantic and severe storms, the worst probably being in Texas and Oklahoma.
The swirl watching should come from the storm over the Mid-Atlantic states. It should push off over the Carolinas. When it first spins up and has the most convection it should be half frozen. Once it detaches from everything and warms up as a storm, it weakens. NASA's model never shows this firing from the center so it shouldn't make any sort of Sub-tropical classification.
Wednesday and Thursday may be severe weather days for Texas with some spilling into Oklahoma. Thursday night into Friday the system moves east some as other part of the south begin to take bad weather..notably bad is Mississippi.