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A storm system is going to rapidly intensify this weekend as the storm center crosses over Wisconsin and Michigan. This intensification is enough to consider the storm “bombing out.”
A storm that bombs out creates very strong wind gusts. The rapidly deepening low pressure center is what causes winds to increase as a storm system passes by. It’s a situation very similar to when a hurricane intensifies and then the winds increase.
A stable low-level profile on Saturday in the warm advective regime will prevent much in the way of downward momentum transport and southeast winds veering to southwest by early Sunday will be limited to gusts of less than 30 mph. As the low passes to the north and cold advection encourages deeper mixing, the better chance for widespread stronger winds arrives mid Sunday morning. Winds 50 to 60 knots within the lowest 5 to 6 kft will be tapped into via this mixing. This will result in a prolonged period of sustained westerly surface winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph likely.
A brief interval of gusts to 60 mph is not out of the question, and have issued a high wind watch for Sunday morning into late Sunday night. Winds of this magnitude and duration will have the capability to cause tree damage and scattered to possibly widespread power outages across the region.
Valid 00Z Sat Feb 23 2019 - 00Z Mon Feb 25 2019
...HIGH Risk of excessive rainfall through Saturday morning across the
Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys...
...Thunderstorms will continue into Saturday for the Lower Mississippi and
Tennessee Valleys, with severe weather likely...
...Heavy snow ongoing in the Four Corners region will spread into the
Northern/Central Plains and Upper Midwest, with freezing rain and high
winds likely as well..
originally posted by: UncleTomahawk
It has some great wind forecast on there. Looks like saturday midnite there is some kind of weird vortex forming in iowa and then moving to the area just north. I am not very knowledgeable on weather but that looks just like the eye of the recent hurricanes i have viewed on that site.
Stay safe and indoors warm everyone.