Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Strong thunderstorms pounded parts of the area throughout much of the day.

Strong thunderstorms moved throughout much of the Central and Northern areas this morning and into the afternoon…. The areas that seem to have got hit the hardest were as follows.Northern/Central Barron County, Central and Southern Washburn and Sawyer Counties, along with parts of Burnett County….Rusk County was a also affected….Chippewa County also had some hail.

Heavy rainfall and very gusty to strong winds have occurred in these areas….There were some small trees downed along with a few branches…Though the storms were not severe, they did pack one good punch…The same areas got hit multiple times…… A short wave decided to camp out over Duluth both at the SFC and 500 MB level for most of the today… This has caused rounds of strong thunderstorms to effect said Counties above… See both Vis satellite and Water vapor satellite….As this feature shows up rather well…..Remind you the clod front has not pushed through the area yet and is forecasted to do later tonight….Though thunderstorm chances are null now….

Below is the both satellites images showing the short wave….

Next two images are the radar grabs showing where the strong storms have setup.Only radar grabs I got before I lost my Internet.

Here are the afternoon pictures of all the rounds of storms that pounded the area with gusty to strong winds,some small hail, and heavy rainfall amounts….Total rainfall here at the office was 1.91 inches from both morning and afternoon storms…..

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