Hold on tight!

Been a little while since a post on here, but with this next storm, one is definitely needed.

Wind Watches have been out for the past few hours, some places switching over to warnings as the time approaches. A low pressure system in the plains will deepen and strengthen as it moves north towards the Canadian border. To give a little idea of how strong the low will be, it is forecast to reach a pressure of 961mb by early Tuesday afternoon. 961mb is usually equivalent to a category 3 hurricane! Granted there is a huge difference between tropical and land oriented systems, it is still impressive for a land based weather system.

What is there to expect?

High winds 45-50mph, gusting to over 60. Expect wind damage! Strap things down, and the like. Storm squall looks to trek through the area tomorrow around 2pm EST. Right now it looks like it could also be severe as readings on the NAM are pretty strong. SPC has portions of Southern Michigan in a moderate risk area for severe weather, which usually means the sky will be fairly active. Will be interesting to see this weather the late in the season/early fall.

Huge system moving North, large QPF area ahead and north, classic comma shape indicates very strong system

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About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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