Saturday, March 7th 2009 Weather Outlook

7 03 2009

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains/Great Lakes System, Northwest System


On Saturday, a system will continue to push east, into the Plains. As a system enters the Northwest. Snow will be likely in the higher eelvations of the Northwest, as a new system enters the area. Rain will be likely in the lower elevations. In the Plains, a system will push east across the region. Snow will be likely from Colorado up through Nebraska, on the north side of the storm. In the Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast, showers and storms will be likely. There is a slight risk for severe storms in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, with an isolated chance of severe storms from Indiana to Ohio. CAPE values wille be up around 1000 J/KG, LI’s of -6, Effective Bulk Shear up to 70KT, and ample moisture. These factors along with the system will help the storms become severe. With the main threats being hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Saturday.






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