Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Tornado Watch in Ann Arbor

Posted: April 18, 2013

There is a tornado watch in effect on Thursday, April 18 from 10am to 6pm.

Warm, moist and unstable air is steaming towards Michigan this morning due to a strong spring low pressure system that has already provided a mix of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and heavy snows across the Central U.S., according to Professor Frank Marsik.

Currently, the low pressure center is located in northeast Missouri, with
a warm front now creeping into southern lower Michigan and a cold front
trailing through central Missouri. As the low pressure system continues
to move to the north and east, it will bring very warm and unstable air into
Southeast Michigan.

There is potential for strong springtime storms today and strong winds tomorrow.

Visit the National Weather Service website to learn more.

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