Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The rain is getting closer!

Rainfall looks to be between 1.00" to 1.50" inches. we will still have to watch the rainfall closely as it has been changing up and down for some time. Now lets time this all out.

Rain starting closer to 1:AM and the stronger storms as most will be waking up around 6:am and 7:am. High gusty winds between 15 and 30 mph with gusts to 55mph. the highest winds are expected to be between 1:pm and 10:pm Wednesday. Give or take. Now I'M not saying we will not see some strong storms at times but I do think the worst will stay to the south of Lafayette. We will have to keep watching this storm closely as it keep moving in. With winds this high maybe higher yet it can cause BIG problems with Trees Power lines houses anything really! This is really something to keep a close eye on. If you have to travel south you need to be ready for anything as the more south you go the worse the storms will be! We are talking severe thunderstorms. Driving will be hard with a high profile vehicles as well. I would not count out losing power and if that happens I will not be able to update the blog so I hope that don't happen!!!! And for other reasons as well. So we are not out of the thick yet by any means..........Remember we are still in that High Wind Warning from 10:am this morning to 1:am Thursday. I will keep tornadoes at a 2% range and small hail at 15% I really feel we will miss out on the most of the strong storms! But this kind of high winds I have never see before here. And this is very dangerous. This high of winds can be just as bad as a weak tornado.

There have been Four tornadoes reported between OK, and TX, and still having storms in those areas. They have seen Hail the size of Baseballs and Gusty winds. Well Like I said before in other post Lightning and High winds are the main threat. That and the rainfall amounts. We will keep watching all this closely and keep you posted. With the chance for such high winds here is a few high wind safety tips.

Safety Tips for High Winds
Move or secure lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants and anything else that can be picked up by wind and become a projectile. During the storm, draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by the wind, the shades will prevent glass from shattering into your home.

I will check back a little later. Be sure to take pictures and send them to me at and I will post them here on the blog. Thanks..........

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