Severe Weather Statement

FLC051-099-202200-
/O.CON.KMFL.SV.W.0034.000000T0000Z-160520T2200Z/
PALM BEACH FL-HENDRY FL-
521 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EDT FOR WEST CENTRAL PALM BEACH AND EAST CENTRAL HENDRY COUNTIES…

AT 520 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE HARBOR… MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BELLE GLADE…SOUTH BAY…LAKE HARBOR…
BELLE GLADE CAMP…OKEELANTA AND US 27.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

&&

LAT…LON 2669 8061 2646 8072 2659 8095 2672 8090
TIME…MOT…LOC 2120Z 291DEG 17KT 2664 8088

HAIL…0.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

ALM

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA…
NORTHEASTERN HENDRY COUNTY IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA…

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 508 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CLEWISTON… MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BELLE GLADE…SOUTH BAY…LAKE HARBOR…BELLE GLADE CAMP AND OKEELANTA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

&&

LAT…LON 2663 8103 2673 8098 2669 8061 2646 8072
TIME…MOT…LOC 2108Z 287DEG 16KT 2667 8094

HAIL…0.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

ALM

Special Weather Statement

FLZ067-068-168-202100-
INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-
METRO PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-
411 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING WINDS UP TO 55 MPH FOR NORTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY UNTIL 500 PM EDT…

* AT 410 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HOBE SOUND TO 9 MILES WEST OF NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT…AND MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH.

* THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS OF UP TO 55 MPH. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES… AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
WEST PALM BEACH…WELLINGTON…JUPITER…PALM BEACH GARDENS… RIVIERA BEACH…PALM BEACH…TEQUESTA…JUNO BEACH…
ROYAL PALM BEACH…NORTH PALM BEACH…LAKE PARK…THE ACREAGE… JUNO RIDGE…NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT…LION COUNTRY SAFARI PARK… LOXAHATCHEE GROVES…PORT OF PALM BEACH…SCHALL CIRCLE…
GOLDEN LAKES AND MANGONIA PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO STREET FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT…LON 2675 8003 2663 8029 2683 8047 2696 8038
2696 8014 2697 8014 2697 8003
TIME…MOT…LOC 2010Z 004DEG 6KT 2706 8018 2686 8038

$$

ALM

Preliminary Notice Severe Thunderstorm Watch

WWUS30 KWNS 200805
SAW5
SPC AWW 200805
WW 185 SEVERE TSTM AL FL GA CW 200805Z – 201300Z
AXIS..70 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF LINE..
15S CEW/CRESTVIEW FL/ – 45ESE MAI/MARIANNA FL/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 60NM N/S /18SSE CEW – 6WNW TLH/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..1 INCH. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.

LAT…LON 31578651 31618448 29598448 29548651

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS
FOR WOU5.

GFS Gets an Upgrade and NWS Gets Mixed Case

After a couple rough days of weather for the mid-west area some “lighter” weather news today.  First, the GFS rolled out an upgrade this morning starting with the 12Z run.  Want to know the changes?  Click here for the details.

ALSO TODAY MOST LOCAL NWS OFFICES STARTED to use mixed case in some of their text products, most notably is the Area Forecast Discussions (AFD).  The first discussion from Miami to use this format was the 7:16am forecast discussion update which looked like this:

issued 716 AM EDT WED MAY 11 2016/

AVIATION...Winds have recently decoupled at most sites,
leading to light and variable conditions across the region.
Prevailing easterly flow will be little lighter today, but still
will see east coast sites increasing to 10-15kts behind sea breeze
around 14Z-15Z. Gulf coast breeze develops and pushes inland of
KAPF after 17Z-18Z with winds becoming W-NW. A few light showers
possible on sea breezes, with a few more showers over interior
22Z-01Z with sea breeze collision. Coverage not high enough to
mention VCSH at this time with no TSRA expected. Winds become
light and variable overnight at all sites.

Note: As of 5AM this morning, NWS Area Forecast Discussions will
now be in mixed case.

/ALM

More text products will be added as the year goes on.  Still weird to see lower-case in these messages after years of ALL CAPS and minimal punctuation.

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As for the weather itself, we remain warm with slightly above normal highs and lows through the next several days with a chance of showers starting tomorrow.

Skywriting Caught with Bloom Sky Camera

Pompano Bloom Sky 150508
Click the link above to see skywriting streaming off towards the west this afternoon.  We had a great May afternoon with lower than usual humidity on this Mother’s Day.  After starting with a low of 61F this morning we reached a high of 81F.

For the week ahead we will see a slight warm up with only a slight chance of rain as we get into the later half of the week, highs in the lower 80s and lows just above 70F.