Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weak Signals Yesterday, Storms Today in Midwest, 9/12/12

Sept. 12th, 2012

My measured signals were considerably weaker over the last day and a half, or so.  Today, heavy storms are forecast for much of the midwest.  I have yet to be able to check the signals today (blog entry written at 0930 WST).  Barometer appeared to be falling over the last day or so to 29.95 inHg.  However, over the last few hours the  barometer has risen to about 30.05 inHg. 

Later today, after I blogged the previous paragraph, I went to check signals again.  I wouldn't say the signals are weak but I would say the signals have weakened from the abnormally strong signals of late to what would be a typically normal signal strength - more or less.  Barometer at the time of the check about 29.95 inHg.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Record Low Number of Tornadoes for July, 2012.

August 31st, 2011

It was widely reported that the number of tornadoes across the nation last month was the lowest number ever recorded for the month of July.  Coincidently (or in keeping with my theory), tonight my monitored (snapshot) signals seemed to be as strong as I ever remember.  It seems that the stronger the signals, the less likelihood of the appearance of tornadic storms downwind in the nation’s heartland. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to monitor July’s signal conditions as I was on the east coast for most of that month.  However, before I headed east, I recall the signals were becoming steadily stronger.  I suspect the signals were strong during the month of July as well. 


Drought Helps Set July Record for Fewest Tornadoes

Drought Curtails Tornadoes

PS.  However, I don't know how my model should account for the remnants of hurricane Issac moving through much of the nation.