Overnight, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) placed NW Ohio into the
“Enhanced” risk category for severe weather on Friday. As a reminder, the
SPC risk category scale is as follows:
5 High Risk
4 Moderate Risk
3 Enhanced Risk
2 Slight Risk
1 Marginal Risk
0 General Non-Severe Risk
Warm moist air will be in place Friday afternoon as a strong storm system
with a strong cold front moves into the lower Great Lakes region. This
will likely set up a strong squall line or several squall lines that move
across Indiana in the late afternoon into Ohio in the early evening hours.
The primary threat will be damaging straight line winds; however, forecast
models indicate that conditions in the atmosphere will make a weak isolated
tornado possible as well.
If you are hosting basketball games or other events Friday evening, please
plan ahead and make sure someone is monitoring weather conditions and have
a preparedness plan in place in the event thunderstorms become strong or
severe Friday evening.
We will provide updated information Thursday afternoon. Now is the time to
review your preparedness plans and make sure your weather radio(s) are
turned on, have fresh batteries, and are properly programmed. Please make
sure you monitor weather conditions and the latest watches and possible
warnings Friday afternoon into Friday evening.
from *BRADLEY J. GILBERT, O.C.E.M.*
*WOOD COUNTY, OHIO*
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, OH 43402