What a Day!

January 10, 2008

SnapshotConsidering it was going to be a quiet post-frontal shower day…I sure spent a lot of time on TV.  We were live from 12:45pm to 5:05 pm, then of course the 90 minutes from 10-11:30 pm.  I think all my deep thoughts and creative energies have been sucked out right now, so a very brief post.
The strongest tornado in the immediate metro area since 1972 hit N. Vancouver this afternoon.  The NWS team sure did a quick job with the post-storm survey.  They say EF1 for a rating.  That means peak gusts maybe up to or a bit over 100 mph.  Not unlike the December Coastal wind event on the North Coast.  Damage is similar too.  Lots of trees blown down, broken off, and roofs ripped up.
Much calmer weather coming up over the next 7-9 days.  Models can’t quite agree on what to do late next week.  But at least until Friday the 18th, they all agree on dry, but chilly weather.  The 00z GFS still indicates arctic air surging south over the MLK weekend.  But the 12z ECMWF dumped the cold air out over the ocean instead.  We’ll have many days to talk about it, so I’ll take a closer look tomorrow…Mark Nelsen


TORNADO

January 10, 2008

This is late coming… but we’ve been busy.  I’m sure you can understand…

More information coming later, but for now — chat away about this historic storm.

-Drew J.