Severe Lacking

This summer to this point there has been a few days of severe weather with most of that being in the form of high wind. Part of wind being the biggest story in severe this season does deal with the fact that it has been drier than average in much of the region.  The ran falling through drier air leads to evaporation and evaporation you may recall is a cooling process.  In turn, that cooler heavier air can descend quickly to the surface creating high wind.   Plus, the large thunderstorms complexes with strong updrafts tend to produce the hail and tornadoes we often experience this time of year, but so far, those types of storms have been infrequent.

Daryl Ritchison