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Potential Severe Weather Outbreak

13 Apr 2012, 11:14 am

All eyes are on the Central Plains as the ingredients are coming together for a severe weather event this Saturday:

It isn’t too often that a the Storm Prediction Center issues a High Risk this far in advance, as this event is still over 24 hours out.  In fact, it has only happened one other time in history! That other day was back on May 7, 2006. There were 91 preliminary reports of tornadoes, 565 reports of large hail, and over 200 reports of wind damage.   Tomorrow’s situation is a completely different setup but it may be very intense. A tornado outbreak may occur in the pink shaded areas which could start tomorrow afternoon and last into tomorrow night.  The timing is dangerous because tornadoes with tornadoes after dark since people are sleeping and less aware of their surroundings.

Some of the cities included in the area:

The setup for tomorrow will look like this:

An area of low pressure will be moving through the Central Plains, pulling in warm in from the south and a dryline moves in from the west, all apart of the ingredients to trigger the severe storms.

But before we can get to Saturday, there is still a chance for severe storms today:

Not quite as intense as tomorrow but there is still possibility that stronger storms may develop.



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