Watching the Plains for Severe Storms

news image
Special Stories
24 May 2018 11:06 AM
Large hail fell yesterday from the High Plains to New Mexico and more severe storms are likely in the mid section of the nation today (Thursday). Golf ball to baseball sized hail fell in New Mexico Wednesday, producing some damage to cars and homes. There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms today from the Upper Midwest to the Central Plains. Hail larger than an inch in diameter and wind gusts greater than 60 mph are possible with severe storms later this afternoon and evening (Thursday). Dynamics in the atmosphere are not particularity impressive, with weak surface boundaries and Jet Stream energy. But temperatures will be hot and humidity will be climbing, leading to lots of instability. This will fuel a few severe storms this afternoon and evening (Thursday). A couple of lines of storms will likely form this afternoon, focused near a warm front, cold front and trough / dry line. Coverage is not expected to be widespread, but isolated cells could be potent. On Friday and Saturday, the Storm Prediction Center has areas from the Great Lakes to the Southern Plains and the Northwest under a marginal severe weather risk. For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels
All Weather News
More
Severe Forecast Ramping Up for Lone Star State Tuesday

Severe Forecast Ramping Up for Lone Star State Tuesday

There will be enough energy and instability a

28 May 2024 2:55 AM
Severe Storms Pushing Through The Atlantic Seaboard Overnight

Severe Storms Pushing Through The Atlantic Seaboard Overnight

Severe storms will continue to push through t

28 May 2024 2:50 AM
Dangerous Heat Surrounding the Gulf Coast

Dangerous Heat Surrounding the Gulf Coast

Intense heat and humidity will continue over

28 May 2024 2:45 AM
Weekend Storms Leave Behind Trails of Devastation

Weekend Storms Leave Behind Trails of Devastation

Heart-breaking scenes are pouring out of the

28 May 2024 1:55 AM
Southeast Storm Risk on Memorial Day

Southeast Storm Risk on Memorial Day

The Storm Prediction Center has kept a SLIGHT

28 May 2024 1:05 AM
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2024 Impacted by La Niña

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2024 Impacted by La Niña

Hurricane season is less than one week away a

27 May 2024 4:00 PM
This Tornado Season On Track To Be One Of The Most Active In History

This Tornado Season On Track To Be One Of The Most Active In History

The months of May and June typically bring th

26 May 2024 3:30 PM