Thursday, June 26, 2008

More Afternoon Storms

More storms are developing to our south and moving northward into our part of East Texas. I already had a little rain and thunder at my house in Lufkin and more is on the way. Look at profiles of the atmosphere, we have almost no cap, lots of moisture, and plenty of energy for these storms. That means, just like yesterday, a few of the storms could turn severe briefly. We will be watching closely. Remember that lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a storm so if you can hear thunder, head inside and stay there until the storm has passed. In Houston yesterday, a man was riding his bicycle and was struck by lightning. Luckily, he was revived at the hospital and is doing ok. Let's learn from his mistake.