Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Relatively High Tornado Risk in the Middle & Lower Mississippi Valley Today...

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for today from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK.  Severe storms are possible anywhere within the brown and yellow shaded areas on the image, with an enhanced risk of particularly damaging wind gusts within the red shaded area.  This includes the cities of Little Rock and Memphis.

Strong to severe storms are forecast to develop near the Western edge of the severe weather outlook area by mid-afternoon, and move and/or develop East/Northeast into the late afternoon and evening hours.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts and tornadoes are all possible with severe storms in this region today.  There is an enhanced risk of tornado development within the yellow shaded area on the image below:

The black hatched area on the same image, over southeast Arkansas, northwest Mississippi and extreme northeast Louisiana, represents the fact that conditions are favorable for one or more strong tornadoes in that region.

If you live across the severe weather threat areas outlined for today, please remain alert.  Take a few moments this morning to ensure that your severe weather safety kit is prepared, and be sure to identify your best sheltering option at home, work and school so that you can move there quickly if need be.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..