Schools were let out here. They never even went in to school this morning. Not...one...drop!
3/23? It was from before i even covered this stuff but i remember hearing about it and going into the spc archive and seeing really low dewpoints on the surface obs in the mdt risk area (like lower 50s).I think one of the big things on my part I saw but overlooked was the shallowness of moisture. While it was eventually overcome, I watched updraft after updraft get undercutt today.
It was one of those days when you have massive red flags for an outbreak yet equally massive red flags against it. It really reminds me of a system in the spring of '09. Massive Cape gave way to massive supercells including one that I core punched accidently which pounder my car with ping pong to golf ball sized hail. That day however a few point depression raised LCL's enough that not many of the impressive signatures reached the ground.
It's the south and it's weather. You live and learn.
I enjoyed my paid day off. Although there is a basement in our building I'd rather not have a building full of students around when a storm hits. They get kinda grumpy when we force them into the basement.
Tornado confirmed about ten miles or so from my old place. That means the meso passed directly over my parents.