Saturday, May 31st Severe Weather Outlook

31 05 2008

Saturday’s Severe Weather Outlook

2:00AM

A storm system will continue to push toward through the region on Saturday, as it heads for the Atlantic Coast. I have issued a moderate risk for severe storms. Severe storms should break out along the cold front from the Northeast down into Texas. These storms will push east through the Evening, before weakening at night. there will be two enhanced areas of severe weather, one over portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, and the second area in portions of the Northeast. Both of these areas are under a moderate risk, where there is an enhanced potential for damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. In the Midwest, for portions of Wisoconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, severe storms will break out during the Afternoon and quickly deminish during the Evening. Threats from all storms will be damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. Below is my severe weather outlook for Saturday.





Friday, May 30th Severe Weather Outlook

29 05 2008

Friday’s Severe Weather Outlook

11:30PM

A storm system will cntinue to move through the region on Friday, bringing another chance of severe weather. I have issued a moderate risk of severe storms. Some storms should be ongoing Friday Morning in portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. these storms may have the potential to be isolated severe, and push east. Later in the day another line of severe storms will develop in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois. These storms will race east through the Evening and will weaken during the night. Threats from the storms are damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. There is a potential for clouds to lessen the severe threat a bit, but at this time that doesn’t look likely. Below is my severe weather outlook for Friday.

 





Thursday, May 29th Severe Weather Outlook

28 05 2008

Thursday’s Severe Weather Outlook

10:45PM

Another system is getting set to enter the region on Thursday. This system will bring the threat of severe weather Thursday-Saturday. I have issued a Hhigh risk of severe storms on Thursday. Severe storms should develop in the Afternoon from South Dakota into Kansas. The most active area is expected to be in Nebraska and Kansas, where storms will start as supercells with tornados being possible, then later form into a MCS(storm complex), which may turn into a derecho with widespread wind damage, and push east across Iowa, S. Minnesota, N. Missouri, and into Wisconsin and Illinois ny Friday Morning. Threats from the storms will be damaging winds, larg hail, and some tornadoes. Below is my severe weather outlook for Thursday.

 





Sunday May 25th, Parkersburg Iowa, EF5 Tornado

27 05 2008

Sunday, May 25th, Parkersburg Iowa, EF5 Tornado

11:00PM

As many of you know we have had an active period of several weather over the past several days. One of the worst days of this outbreak was on Sunday, May 25th. This is when a strong, and large tornado hit Parkersburg, Iowa, killing 6 people and injuring 70 others. This tornado has been rated an EF5 with peak winds of 205MPH. This is the first EF5 tornado since last year, when Greensburg, Kansas, was hit by an EF5 tornado in May. This is also the first EF5 tornado in Iowa since 1976.

Here are some statistics on this tornado:

Rating: EF5 (peak winds of 205MPH)

Path length: 43 miles

Max width of tornado: 1.2 miles wide

More information can be found from the NWS Des Moines here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=dmx&storyid=14909&source=0





Wednesday, May 28th Severe Weather Outlook

27 05 2008

Wednesday’s Severe Weather Outlook

10:45PM

A slow moving system that has been affecting the region for several days will finally start to move off the Atlantic Coast on Wednesday. There will be a chance for storms as it moves out of the region, some of which may be severe in the Southern States. Our attention will then shift to the Western States as a new system moves in, this will also bring a chance of storms, some of which may be severe. This next system will have bigger impacts on the region, including warmer temperatures and severe weather, as we head into the Thursday-Saturday time period. Below is my severe weather outlook for Wednesday.





Tuesday, May 27th Severe Weather Outlook

26 05 2008

Tuesday’s Severe Weather Outlook

11:30PM

On Tuesday severe weather once again looks possible. I have issued a slight risk for severe storms. Severe storms should develop in the Afternoon from the Northeast into the Southern Plains. Storms in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Tennessee Vally, will push east and weaken after sun set. Storms in the Southern Plains will continue through the Evening, before weakening during the Night. Threats from the storms will be large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado. Below is my severe weather outlook for Tuesday.





Monday, May 26th Severe Weather Outlook

26 05 2008

Monday’s Severe Weather Outlook

11:00AM

On Monday more severe weather is expected as a system continues to slowly move across the region. Storms may be ongoing in the Morning hours from Oklahoma up into Indiana. These storms will push east and south through the day and may pose a severe threat. Otherwise the main focus will be in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, where I have issued a moderate risk for severe storms. This is where more organized severe storms will develop in the Afternoon, and push east through the Evening before weakening. Threats from the storms will be large hail, damaging winds, some tornadoes, and flooding rains. Below is my severe weather outlook for Monday.