Yikes! Lima is smack dab in the middle of a possible severe outbreak this afternoon...Anything is possible tonight, even tornadoes. To be honest, severe weather really scares me...that's why I like to know all I can about it. Knowing what's going on beats just relying on city sirens.
I'm really excited for work today. even though I'm a reporter today, perhaps if there is major severe i will just be able to assist Darren Maier (Cheif Meteorologist) with weather stuff. The idea is that he would be on camera and I would be running all the graphics systems for him, swithcing it up as necessary between radar, storm reports, and warning graphics.
Here's a look at where the Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the worst of it...Lima, right in the middle of that moderate circle. Moderate today means a 5% chance of tornadoes, 30% chance of 1" hail or larger and 45% chance of damaging winds. This is an exciting day in the WLIO forecast center.