Thunderstorms normally just form over the mountains or foothills and over the plains. Tornadoes can occur along waves within a line echo wave pattern (LEWP), where mesoscale low-pressure areasare pres… At least 11 tornadoes were reported with the storm as it crossed the state. HOUSTON – This morning’s storms rolled in and out defined as a Squall Line, strong winds that last minutes rather than seconds, as opposed to a wind “gust.” These winds form as … 10 things about Broncos' potential fill-in quarterback. A sharp contrast between cool, dry air behind the system and warmer and more humid air ahead of it allowed for fast forward speeds of the storms as well. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. • 144 mph Mount Washington, NH The fast moving squall line produced 59,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes as it moved onshore. Grand Junction recorded some flooding, but rain generally was not the problem. 3. Peak storm surge in our area will be 1-3′ Wednesday afternoon/evening. UPDATE 7:30PM 10/27/2020: Zeta weakened to a tropical storm last night, but is now getting better organized as it moves back over the Gulf of Mexico tonight. It contains heavy precipitation, hail, frequent lightning, strong straight-line winds, and possibly tornadoes and waterspouts. A hard rain’s gonna …At end of Broncos march thru downtown, powerful storm blew in, and caught this car near Wash Park. While winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere are typically confined to air well above the surface, the strong upward motion of Saturday’s storms allowed them to mix down to the surface. They can have destructive winds and tornadoes. Impacts from Zeta are expected in our area on Wednesday into Thursday, with rain the primary impact we will see here. Severe: There’s a low end risk of severe thunderstorms, a few isolated severe thunderstorms are expected, with a few weak and rather short-lived tornadoes possible. Trees and downed power lines knocked out electricity for thousands in the state, and pea-sized hail was reported in scattered areas, including Peyton, Pueblo and Manitou Springs. Strong straight-line winds can occur where the squall line is in the shape of a bow echo. The storm made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana earlier this afternoon, and is bringing hurricane impacts to the majority of southeastern Louisiana, including New Orleans. The storm track has again shifted to the west, so Northwest Florida is no longer in the cone of uncertainty. To recap, the primary threats for our area will be the storm surge and the threat of tornadoes. UPDATE 11:30PM 10/25/2020: Tropical Storm Zeta has strengthened with winds now 60 miles per hour, moving northwest at two knots. It is also expected to remain at hurricane strength for a longer period of time than initially predicted. That led to wind speeds that topped 50 and even 60 mph across much of the Front Range on Saturday afternoon. Peak winds will be near 40mph mainly over Okaloosa County. Along the Front Range, some of the measurements were 69 mph at the Air Force Academy, 70 mph in Morrison and 63 mph at Buckley Air Force Base. Rainfall: 1 to 3″, higher amounts west of Hwy331, lesser amounts east of Hwy231. Winds will remain under 40mph. This squall line formed in conjunction with strong low-level convergence along a cold front (18Z surface analysis), and caused hundreds of reports of damaging winds (each marked by a blue dot on the map of SPC storm reports for January 29, 2008). The timing of landfall would be Wednesday evening. Blinding rain and dangerous lightning also accompany squall lines. The track is expected to make a sharper right turn as the system approaches the coast, as it will become steered by a trough moving into the south-central United States Wednesday into Thursday. Squall line produces dangerous, hurricane-force…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). The F2 tornado near Chiefland in Levy County led to 3 fatalities. Models remain in good agreement that the storm will turn north and eventually northeast as it rounds a ridge of high pressure in the Atlantic. Primary impacts for Northwest Florida will be seen primarily from midnight Thursday through around 7:00am, with the potential for severe weather including tornadoes along those bands. Wind: There’s a 10-20% chance for tropical storm force winds of up to 40mph. Trees were blown down by hurricane-force winds in Denver, Durango, Aurora and elsewhere. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Colorado's COVID-19 hospitalizations increase over Thanksgiving holiday, CU Buffs vs. San Diego State Aztecs live blog: Real-time updates from the college football game at Folsom Field, Sledding accident in Park County claims life of 11-year-old girl, Denver Mayor Hancock apologizes for flying for Thanksgiving after urging others not to travel due to COVID-19. A squall line is a narrow band of intense thunderstorms. In the early 20th century, the term was used as a synonym for cold front. Most of Wednesday will be dry w/rain chances around 30%, 2. UPDATE 6:45PM 10/28/2020: As of the 4:00pm advisory, Hurricane Zeta has sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and is moving north-northeast around 24 knots. We will continue to monitor this system closely. Copyright 2020 WJHG. “We had a severe thunderstorm watch this morning in western Colorado. Squall line … Wind damage was recorded in just about every corner of Colorado, from Durango to Sterling and from Greystone to Springfield. Zeta has regained hurricane strength and is now forecast to reach a Cat2 hurricane before landfall in the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana by the day’s end. We’ll also see the tail end of Zeta join with a cold front moving in behind this system to produce a squall line of storms which will pass through NWFL Thursday morning. 5. UPDATE 8AM 10/28/2020: Tropical Storm Warnings have been extended east for Walton and Holmes Counties, joining the warnings already issued for Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia Counties to the west. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. We’ll also see the tail end of Zeta join with a cold front moving in behind this system to produce a squall line of storms which will pass through NWFL Thursday morning. This morning the system emerges into the Gulf of Mexico where we’ll see it strengthen back into a Cat1 Hurricane through the day today. The timing of that turn will be critical as to how close the storm will get to Northwest Florida. 4. Peak gusts reached 78 mph just after 4 p.m. in Denver, but Denver International Airport recorded only three-hundredths of an inch of rain. Thunderstorms that originated in eastern Utah and along the Western Slope formed a squall line that produced damaging winds and power outages across the state Saturday afternoon, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Hanson. 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