Thursday, April 9th 2009 Weather Outlook

9 04 2009

Thursday’s Severe Weather Outlook; Plains/Mississippi Valley System, West System


On Thursday, a system will continue to push east through the Plains, as a new ystem affects the West. Showers and storms will be likely in portions of the Plains and Mississippi Valley, as a system pushes through. There is a moderate risk for severe storms in portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, with a slight risk in surrounding areas. CAPE values will be around 1500 J/KG, LI’s of -7, dew points in the 50’s and 60’s and Effective Bulk Shear vaulues of 55-70KT. This along with a system moving through, will help storms become severe. With the main threats being hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. On the north side of the system, there will be some snow in portions of Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and Utah. In the West, a new system will move in. Bringing snow to the higher elevations and showers and storms to the lower elevations. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Thursday.