JAMESTOWN – A nice High pressure area to our East is bringing Western New York some much needed warmth, with not a cloud dotting the sky.
However, some clouds will filter in during the late afternoon hours, into this evening, in advance of our next system.
A Low pressure area associated with an occluded front down to our South has an embedded band of showers flaring out ahead of the front.
The forward progression of this rain isn’t all that fast, so it will likely take a little while to get here; likely during the afternoon hours on Tuesday.
It looks like the rain will continue on Wednesday, with perhaps some pockets of breaks throughout the day, but do not count on any sunshine.
***Storm Spotter Training Tonight at WCA Hospital***
The National Weather Service in Buffalo is conducting a storm spotter training session in Jamestown tonight at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital at 7:30 PM.
Storm spotters are crucial to the warning process, as spotters help verify the “ground truth”.
Doppler radar is a fabulous tool, but when the radar beam is sent out, it goes in a straight line, and the Earth curves. As you get farther away from the radar site, the beam gets higher and higher.
For this reason, radar doesn’t show us what’s happening at the ground, it shows us what’s going on above the ground. It’s only spotters that can see down at ground level, and we are in desperate need of more spotters.
Anyone who has an interest in weather, or wants to help us make the warning process better, is encouraged to attend. There is no fee or registration; just show up!