Weather Service: Tornadic-Type Rotation Was “Atypical”
Date posted - July 8, 2016
We talked with National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Chapman who tells us what happened.
Chapman gives us an idea of where the rotation was.
The tornado warning was canceled at 3:41 PM. Chapman tells us what made the rotation unusual.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center did issue a severe thunderstorm watch at 3:55 PM, but that was also canceled for our area, while the threat continued further east.
In Sheldon, at 2:35 PM, the temperature was 81 degrees. But by 3:55, after the storm passed through, it was 66 degrees — a difference of 15 degrees in an hour and twenty minutes. Some hail was also reported in the area, but no other warnings were issued.