Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another stormy Saturday?

This won't be good news to the thousands of people who have plans Saturday morning -- the youth baseball, softball and soccer players; the golfers; the tennis players; the gardeners; and those planning to participate in Easter egg hunts.

But it looks like we're facing another stormy Saturday.

Last weekend, the bad weather arrived in the evening. This time, it looks like a morning event.

The computer models can't agree on the exact timing, but most meteorologists are looking at a time frame of 5 a.m. until 1 or 2 p.m., with the 7 a.m. to noon period most likely.

A cold front will be crossing the area, and the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says atmospheric conditions will be conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms. A major outbreak of severe weather is expected Friday in parts of the South, and that same system will be moving into the Charlotte region by Saturday morning.

As we move into Friday, the picture should become clearer. But you might want to have a backup plan on your Saturday schedule.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never a day without weather hype.

Anonymous said...

Better than a day without weather

Anonymous said...

haha - well put!

Anonymous said...

and exactly what is the purpose of this column anyway???

Anonymous said...

The purpose of this column is to always try and find something extreme to hype. Of course 90% of the time it's dead wrong - just like our moronic local TV stations.

J said...

This isn't a column, it's a blog - a blog about weather. The purpose of the weather blog is to talk about weather.

And if you think Steve Lytle is equal to the weather geeks on the 4 local TV stations for hype, you really aren't paying attention - or you have simply become numb to the weather geeks on the 4 local TV stations. This blog is tame by comparison.

Anonymous said...

"and exactly what is the purpose of this column anyway???"

You think it might have something to do with the weather? Like maybe giving us a heads up on what's in store? Sure beats watching some talking head on TV, pointing his finger at a map and waving his arms around.

You don't have to read it, you know. Unless you're just looking for something to make a snarky comment about.

ncdave77 said...

Everything J said above. When visiting a weather blog, expect posts about weather. I don't see any hyperbole or wild adjective use in the post... just that storms are expected Sat AM which might affect your plans. I'm sure the local stations will be warning of the pending supermegaextreme deathstorm-of-the-century as usual, but Steve doesn't go that route..

Elizabeth said...
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LJ said...

Hilarious! People coming to a weather blog and not understanding the point of it? The Charlotte Observer commenters never fail to amuse!

I, for one, enjoy this blog. The crowd that doesn't believe in the science of meteorology can just stick their head outside when they want to know what the weather is like. The rest of us actually enjoy the scientific breakdowns and explanations that this blog (and its more informed commenters) offers.

Anonymous said...

Amen LJ!
I'm studying Meteorology at UNC-Asheville (I live in the Charlotte area) and I enjoy reading this blog. I can't stand people who complain about the weather. Sure, some meteorologists will hype up a winter storm, but with a severe spring thunderstorm, hyping it just doesn't always do justice. If you don't want to hear all of the "nonsense", then please turn off your TV's, Radios, and Cell Phones when Severe Weather moves in. The rest of us will be underground when the tornado rips through.

Gary said...

So explain to me why we have this severe weather this time of year. Is it because the seasons are changing?

Anonymous said...

severe rain!! oh no