Wednesday, April 1st 2009 Weather Outlook

31 03 2009

Wednesday’s Weather Outlook; Midwest/Northeast/Southeast System, West/Plains System, Northwest System

11:00PM

On Wednesday, a system will continue to push through the Great Lakes. Showers and storms will be likely in portion of the Northeast and Southeast, ahead of the system. With limited instibility, some storms may become severe in portions of the Southeast. With the main threats being damaging winds and hail. On the north side of the system, snow will be possible in the Upper Midwest. In the West, a system will begin to move in towards the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely in the lower elevations of the West, and snow in the higer elevations. Showers and storms will also be possible in the Plains ahead of this system. With limieted instibility, some storms may become severe. With the main threats being hail and damaging winds. In the Northwest, a new system will move onshore. This will bring more rain to the lower elevations and snow to the higher elevations. Below is the thunderstorm and snowfall outlook for Wednesday.

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Tuesday, March 31st 2009 Weather Outlook

31 03 2009

Tuesday’s Weather Outlook; Midwest/Great Lakes/Mississippi Valley/Southeast System, Northwest System

12:00PM

On Tuesday, a system will continue to push northeast through the Midwest, while a new system enters the Northwest. showeres and storms will be likely in portions of the Great Lakes, Mississippi Valley, Southeast and Ohio Valley. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georiga and Florida. CAPE values will be around 2000 J/KG, LI’ s of -7, Effective Bulk Shear values of 50-60KT and dew points in the 60’s. These factors along wil a cold front pushing through the region, will help storms become severe. The main threats will be hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. On the north side of the system in the Midwest, snow will be likely. Accumulations are likely from the Dakotas into Minnesota. In the Northwest, a new system will more onshore. This system will bring showers and storms to the lower elevations, and snow to the higher elevations. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Tuesday.

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Monday, March 30th 2009 Weather Outlook

30 03 2009

Monday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains/Midwest System

12:00PM

On Monday, a system will continue to push east, into the Plains. Snow will be likely on the north side of the system from the Front Range up through the Dakotas and into Minnesota. Accumulations are likely, with a heavy axis of accumulations from the Dakotas into Minnesota. Thunderstnow will be possible, with snowfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour at times. Winds will also be a problem, gusting over 35MPH. This will cause blizzard conditions in some areas. In the Central and Southern Plains, showers and storms will develop along the storms cold front in the Evening. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. CAPe values will be up around 1000 J/KG, LI’s of -5, and Effective Bulk Shear values up to 60KT. This along with the cold front pushing through, will help storms become severe. With the main threats being hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook.

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March 29-April 1st 2009 Plains/Midwest Blizzard

29 03 2009

Sunday-Wednesday Plains/Midwest Blizzard

8:45PM

Yet another strong storm system will move through the region over the period. Heavy snow will be likel yon the north side of the system. A heavy axis of snow accumulations will run from the Dakotas up into Minnesota. Within this axis, some areas will recieve over 12 inches of snow. Some places in the Black Hills of South Dakota may recieve over 18 inches of snow. This will be a dynamic storm. Thus thundersnow will be possible. Causing snowfall rates to be 1-3 inches per hour at times. Winds will also be a  problem, gusting over 35MPH, creating blizzard conditions. Below is the snowfall outlook for this system.

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Sunday, March 29th 2009 Weather Outlook

29 03 2009

Sunday’s Weather Outlook; Great Lakes/Southeast/Northeast System, West/Plains System

12:00PM

On Sunday, a system will continue to push east into the Great Lakes, while a system pushes through the West toward the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely in portions of the Northeast and Southeast, as a system continues to work through the area. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Conneticut. With limited instibility, a some storms may become severe. With the main threats being damaging winds and hail. On the north side of the system in the Great Lakes, snow will be likely. Accumulations are possible. In the West and Western Plains, a system will continue to work east through the area. Snow will be likely in the higher elevations and rain in the lower elevations. accumulations are likely. Blizzard conditions are also possible, as winds gust over 30MPH. Below is the thunderstorma nd snowfall outlook for Sunday.

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March 26-29th 2009 Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes Blizzard

29 03 2009

Thursday-Sunday Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes Blizzard

12:00PM

A strong storm system will move through the region Thursday into Sunday. Heavy snow will be likely on the north side of the system, from the Central Plains up into the Great Lakes. An axis of heavy accumulations will run from Texas and Kansas up into Michigan. Within this axis, some areas will see over 12 inches of snow. The heaviest accumulations will be found in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma, where an upsloap flow will increase totals. Some areas here could see over 20 inches of snow. Winds will also be a problem, gusting over 30MPH. This will cause blizzard conditions. This is a dynamic system, thus thundersnow will be possible. Causing snowfal rates to be around 2-3 inches per hour at times. Below is the snowfall forecast for this system.

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Saturday, March 28th 2009 Weather Outlook

27 03 2009

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Great Lakes/Mississippi Valley/Southeast/Northeast System, Northwest System

11:45PM

On Saturday, a system will continue to work eastward as it heads into the Great Lakes, while a sysstem enters the Northwest. Showers and storms will be likely in the Mississippi Valley, Southeast, Northeast and Ohio Valley, ahead of an approaching storm system. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Georiga, Fliroda, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennesse, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. CAPE values will get up around 1500 J/KG, LI’s of -5, dew points in the 60’s and Effective Bulk Shear Values up to 55-65KT. This alongwith a cold front and warm front moving through the area associated with the system, will help storms become severe. The main threats will be damaging winds, hail and some tornadoes. On the north side of the system, snow will be likely in the Central Plains up into the Great Lakes. Heavy snow will be likely, with thundersnow and snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour being possible. Winds will be gusting over 30MPH, causing near blizzard conditions at times. Accumulations are likely, with a heavy axis of snow accumulations running from Oklahoma and Kansas up through Missouri, Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and up  into Wisconsin and Michigan. Over 6 inches of snow may fall in some area of this axis. In the Northwest, a new system will push onshore. Rain will be likely in the lower elevations, with snow in the higher elevations. Accumulations are likely. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Saturday.

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