Friday, March 27th 2009 Weather Outlook

27 03 2009

Friday’s Weather Outlook, West/Plains/Mississippi Valley/Southeast System


On Friday, a system will continue to push east into the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely over portions of the Southern Plains, Southern Mississippi Valley and Southeast. There is a moderate risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, with s dlight risk for surrounding areas. CAPE values will get up around 3500 J/KG, LI’s of -8, Effective Bulk Shear values around 65KT and dew points in the 60’s. These factors along with a system a warm front and cold front pushing through the area, will help storms become severe. The main threats will be damaging winds, hail and some tornadoes. In the Front Range and Central Plains, snow will be likely on the north side of the system. Heavy snow will be likely in portions of Colorado, New Mexico,Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Snowfall rates may approach 2-3 inches per hours in heavy band, thunder snow may also be possible. Winds gusting over 30MPH will create blizzard conditions in some areas. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Friday.






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