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Severe Weather Awareness Week: FORECASTING

6 Mar 2022, 1:55 am

At WeatherNation, we’re committed to educating and informing our viewers of all of the threats severe weather can bring. Each day through the first week of March, we’ll highlight different aspects of hazardous spring weather, including severe thunderstorms and what you need to know to stay safe.

In case you missed it, here’s what we’ve already covered this week:
March 1st – Tornadoes
March 2nd – Wind & Hail
March 3rd – Thunderstorms
March 4th – Flooding

FORECASTING SEVERE STORMS

We are giving you some insight on how we forecast for severe weather. Learn more about a common severe weather set-up: the dryline.

The Storm Prediction Center issued various threat levels in advance of severe weather around the country. Learn more about each threat level and what it means when your area is placed in the risk.

Meteorologist Steve Glazier explains where and when severe storms are most likely during spring.

Shear, lift, instability and moisture. SLIM is a helpful acronym to remember what storms need to develop. Meteorologist Karissa Klos breaks down the details.

Dew point and relative humidity are closely related but have different implications in forecasting severe weather and your daily life.

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