August 19, 2020 at 7:22 am

Thunderstorm Watch


Issued Zones:  LA Deserts … Kern Desert … Kern Mountains Lake Isabella but NOT Tehachapi … High Desert … Las Vegas Metro … Hemet Valley …

Site:  Southern California Weather Force has issued a Thunderstorm Watch effective now through the evening …

Date:  8/19/20 at 8:20am PT

Forecast: An area of vorticity coming through the Morongo Basin this morning will pull northward over the day as the ridge migrates.  This should allow dry air advection behind it and now my thoughts are it will lessen the debris clouds and push up instability in the watch area.  Outflow from the Metro High Desert storms will surge northwestward and affect the AV to Ridgecrest areas. 

This watch includes the drive on I-15 between Barstow and Las Vegas and does also include near the Las Vegas Metro, but mostly state-line/jean …

I did highlight the Hemet Valley areas just in-case the storms in the Riverside Mountains push off.  It will not be anywhere near as severe as yesterday though, but you are close enough to warrant a watch highlight …

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10 mile rule:  These alerts issued on this site means that within your zone and 10 miles from you will see the event forecast for.  You may or may not see the event but it means you are in the zone or 10 miles from where someone will.

Forecaster: KM

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