A dry line accompanied by a strong cold front is expected to move through our area tomorrow (Tuesday, January 29). This will give us an elevated chance of severe weather for our area. The main impacts with storms that develop tomorrow will be:
The timing of the event is expected to affect our area in the early afternoon hours (12:00PM-3:00PM). Additionally, after the front moves through, our area can expect to see very high fire weather conditions. This means the possibility for the initiation and spread of fires that start is very high with winds out of the west at 30mph and low humidity.
For those who have outdoor activities tomorrow, please plan accordingly and remember if you hear thunder GO INDOORS. If you are caught outside and are unable to take shelter please remember the following:
For those of you on campus tomorrow, if you receive an Eagle Alert telling you to take shelter, please go to a designated Tornado Shelter Area or the lowest floor of the building away from windows. For more information on Tornado Shelter Areas for your building, please see our Shelter and Evacuation Maps.
We will keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow with the latest information. Below are some figures from the National Weather Service that depict tomorrow’s severe weather scenario.
Simulated Radar for 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 29
Severe Weather Potential for Tuesday, January 29
Forecasted Fire Weather Conditions for Tuesday, January 29
Posted on Jan 28, 2013 - 02:31 PM - status: open