Sunday, April 8, 2012

Several Rounds of Severe Thunderstorms (Including Tornadoes) Across the Central & Southern Plains This Week...

Conditions are coming together for what appears to be a severe weather risk (including tornadoes) over multiple days this coming week across the central and southern Plains (in the  "traditional" Tornado Alley region).

Below is the latest severe weather outlook for tomorrow from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK.  Severe thunderstorms are possible within the yellow shaded areas on the image:

"Significant" severe weather (i.e., hail greater than 2 inches in diameter, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph and tornadoes) is possible within the black hatched area on the image.

The greatest risk of severe weather across the above area will take place from mid to late afternoon into the evening on Monday.  

On Tuesday, the primary severe weather threat area is expected to shift back to the West, as noted by the yellow shaded area on the image below:

Once again, there is the potential for significant severe weather in the indicated area on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The threat will not end on Tuesday.  There will be some threat of severe weather across much of the "traditional" Tornado Alley region from Kansas into Oklahoma and northern Texas throughout much of the remainder of the week, perhaps peaking toward the end of the week.

If you live across the above indicated areas, please remain alert this week.  Take the time now to review severe weather safety and preparedness tips and be sure to identify your best sheltering option before severe weather threatens your.

Stay tuned for updates on this situation throughout the week...

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