Tuesday, March 24th 2009 Weather Outlook

24 03 2009

Tuesday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Great Lakes/Mississippi Valley System, West System


On Tuesday, a system will continue to push northeast into the Midwest, while a new system enters the Northwest. Showers and storms will be likely over portions of the Midwest, Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley, as a system moves through. There is a slight risk for severe storms in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. CAPE values will be around 1500 J/KG, dew points in the 50’s and 60’s, and Effective Bulk Shear around 55 KT. This along with a front moving through, will help storms become severe. With the main threats being damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornadoes. On the north side of the system, snow will be likely in the Northern Plains. Accumulations are likely, blizzard conditions are also possible as winds gust over 30 MPH. In the West, a new system will begin to develop over the region. Bringing rain to the lower elevations and snow to the higher elevations. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Tuesday.






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