Southern California Weather Force has upgraded the Severe Thunderstorm Watch area and has issued a Tornado Watch effective this afternoon through tonight effective for Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County, and even San Diego with the secondary thunderstorm infested impulse as the storm has now been upgraded from a category five to a category six on the SCWF 1-6 scale so read on for details …
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The first front is moving through the forecast area. Click here for the timing in your area so I don’t need to hear you say ‘where is the storm’ in my comment section. The first front provided heavy rainfall and gusty winds through Santa Barbara and Ventura, moving into Los Angeles as well. This will exit east of the Tornado Watch area and you will see the Sun come back out. Do not be fooled, when that Sun comes out in an unstable cold-core atmosphere we get instability developing very quickly. Rare instability values for this area will happen this afternoon and evening and as this does so with the approach of the secondary impulse, the lift ahead and along it will pop off powerful thunderstorms that will produce larger hail, strong wind gusts, and even the risk of tornadoes,, hence this watch.
I’ve seen this setup before. When you get an approaching impulse in tornado alley, upsloping occurs just ahead of it in the area where the best low-level shear (veering winds) will be. This is what will happen for later today and tonight …
The last of the impulse moves through San Diego by midnight and then clears east of the area, ending the Tornado Watch
Here is a larger version of the watch (image is clickable)
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The following articles pertained to the analysis and prediction of this forecast …
March 18, 2022 – The initial prediction for the date in the long range section
FINAL FORECAST: Cold Inside Slider To Move Through Southern California This Weekend; Rain, Snow, Wind Models; Hit and Miss Expected
March 24, 2022 – The Thunderstorm wording Along With Issuing a Category Four
Strong Storm System Eyes Southern California Monday; Possibly Major Pacific Storm Status; Second Outlook
March 25, 2022 – The Official Flood Watch Issued
March 25, 2022 – Numerous Thunderstorms Projected
Numerous Thunderstorms Certain To Hit Southern California Metros On Monday March 28, 2022; Flood Watch Issued
March 26, 2022 – Storm Upgraded To Category Five
Major Storm For Monday Upgraded To Category Five; Main Threat Will Be Thunderstorms For Southern California
March 27, 2022 – FINAL FORECAST for flood, rain, snow, and wind gusts
FINAL FORECAST: Major Pacific Storm To Impact Metro Southern California Monday; Flood, Rain, Snow, and Wind Models Inside
March 27, 2022 – Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Monday For All Southern California Metro Zones; Wind, Hail, and Even Tornadoes Possible
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