Damaging freeze hits the Midwest U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:46 PM GMT on April 12, 2012

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Large portions of the Midwest U.S. shivered through a hard freeze (temperatures below 28°F ) this morning, and freezing temperatures extended as far south as Tennessee and North Carolina. Though the cold temperatures were not unusual for this time of year, they likely caused widespread damage to flowering plants fooled into blooming by last month's unprecedented "Summer in March" heat wave. Growers of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries worked during the night and early morning to minimize the damage by running large fans and propane heaters in their orchards, and some even rented helicopters in an attempts to keep temperatures a few degrees warmer. While freezing temperatures for an extended period will not kill the trees, they will destroy the flowers and fragile buds that are needed to produce fruit later in the year. Temperatures of approximately 28°F will kill about 10% of fruit tree buds and flowers, while temperatures of 25°F will produce a 90% kill rate. Temperatures of 25° were common over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota this morning, and I expect that this morning's freeze was severe and widespread enough to cause tens of millions of dollars in damage to the fruit industry. There have been numerous freezes and frosts over the Midwest's fruit growing regions since late March, and orchards are definitely taking a major beating from the weather. It will be several weeks before the extent of the damage is known, but I think that so far it is unlikely that the industry has suffered a billion-dollar disaster, such as occurred in 2007. A warm spell in March that year was followed by cold temperatures in early April that were 10 - 20 degrees below average, bringing killing frosts and freezes to the Midwest and South that caused $2.2 billion in agricultural damage, wiping out apple, peach, winter wheat and alfalfa crops.


Figure 1. Temperatures this morning dipped below freezing across most the northeast quarter of the country, extending into Tennessee and North Carolina. Image taken from our wundermap with the new "go back in time" feature turned on.

History of billion-dollar U.S. freezes
Freezes can cause big damage to agriculture. According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, there have been six billion-dollar U.S. freezes since 1980, accounting for 5% of all billion-dollar weather-related disasters. Five of these freezes affected California or Florida; one hit the Midwest. Ranked by damages (in 2011 dollars), here are the six billion-dollar U.S. freeze events since 1980:

1) California Freeze of December 1990. Severe freeze in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley caused the loss of citrus, avocado trees, and other crops in many areas. Several days of subfreezing temperatures occurred, with some valley locations in the teens. $5.9 billion in direct and indirect economic losses, including damage to public buildings, utilities, crops, and residences.

2) Florida Freeze of December 1983. Severe freeze central/northern Florida; about $4.5 billion damage to citrus industry.

3) California Freeze of December 1998. A severe freeze damaged fruit and vegetable crops in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley. Extended intervals of sub 27° F temperatures occurred over an 8-day period; $3.5 billion estimated damages/costs.

4) Florida Freeze of January 1985. Severe freeze in central/northern Florida; about $2.5 billion damage to citrus industry.

5) East/Midwest freeze of April 2007. Widespread severe freeze over much of the East and Midwest (AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA, WV), causing significant losses in fruit crops, field crops (especially wheat), and the ornamental industry. Temperatures in the teens/20's accompanied by rather high winds nullified typical crop-protection systems. Over $2.2 billion in damage/costs.

6) California Freeze of January 2007. For nearly two weeks in January, overnight temperatures over a good portion of California dipped into the 20's, destroying numerous agricultural crops, with citrus, berry, and vegetable crops most affected. $1.5 billion estimated in damage/costs; 1 fatality reported.

Record warmth in the Western U.S.
As is often the case when one part of the country is experiencing much cooler than average temperatures, the other half is seeing record warmth, due to a large bend in the jet stream that allows warm air to flow northwards. Much of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado experienced record warm temperatures yesterday. Most notably, Jackson, Wyoming hit 72°F, the earliest 70° reading in their history, and 27° above their normal high of 45°.


Figure 2. Severe weather risk for Saturday, April 14, 2012, from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center.

Tornado outbreak possible Saturday in Kansas and Oklahoma
A significant tornado outbreak is possible on Saturday, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. A warm, unstable airmass will collide with cold air funneling down from Canada, and strong jet stream winds will create plenty of wind shear. There is the potential for long-track strong tornadoes over Oklahoma and Kansas on Saturday, and SPC has has issued their second highest level of alert, a "Moderate Risk," for the region.

First named storm in the Atlantic possible next week
Both the GFS and ECMWF models are predicting that an extratropical "cut-off" low will separate from the jet stream early next week several hundred miles east of Bermuda, and linger for several days over subtropical waters with temperatures in the 22 - 24°C range. These ocean temperatures may be warm enough to allow the storm to organize into a named subtropical storm. However, climatology argues against such an occurrence; there has been only one named April storm in the Atlantic since 1851. If a subtropical storm does form next week, it would probably not affect any land areas.

Jeff Masters

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322. BleachwaterFox
10:11 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Greetings from Lawrence, KS. First post, long time lurker, etc, etc.

So this is shaping up to be a promising weather event. On one hand, I'm really glad I'm working this weekend. On the other, it's making me quite nearly physically itch to miss this. As a semi-recent transplant from Joplin, MO (moved up here in '07) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that both of my hometowns don't get tragically whomped within close to a year of each other. Would not be enjoyable in the least, to put it lightly.

Question - why does no one seem to be paying any attention to Sunday? I get that tomorrow night and Saturday have the potential to utterly explode, but unless I'm misreading something it seems Sunday has just as much. Can someone point me in the right direction on that?

Thanks for the great work everybody; I've spent many a restless day/evening/night/whoa-is-it-mornings on here and look forward to many more.
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321. barbamz
10:09 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Hi, all abroad. Sad news from the sky today:

Envisat, biggest Earth-monitoring satellite, goes silent
Agence France-Presse Apr 12, 2012 %u2013 11:29 AM ET | Last Updated: Apr 12, 2012 11:38 AM ET

PARIS The European Space Agency said Thursday it had lost contact with Envisat, the biggest Earth-monitoring satellite in history.

Edit:
Source was (but link is broken): news.nationalpost.com

Read here f.e.
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1204/12envisa t/



Here you can read what data concerning environment and climate has been provided by envisat:
http://phys.org/news11276.html
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320. ncstorm
10:08 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


That's overreacting... As long as one keeps their weather radio or if they don't have one (which they should) keeping the local news on for updates they should be fine. It's not like the thunderstorm will literally develop on them and drop a tornado in 30 seconds. Common sense is crucial, as is paying attention.


I dont think thats overreacting..you might have a 15-20 minute warning sometimes and thats putting it at a best scenario..Going to work/shopping/leisure during a moderate risk event just puts you where you may not have adequate shelter..if you stay at home where the shelter/basement is then bring the kids and TV down to the basement and stay there until its over..common sense saves more lives
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319. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10:02 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
typing tooo fast back to the comp the phone sucks
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318. WxGeekVA
10:02 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


I saw someone on Facebook say they were just going to spend the entire day and night in the basement on saturday...I think that would be wise


That's overreacting... As long as one keeps their weather radio or if they don't have one (which they should) keeping the local news on for updates they should be fine. It's not like the thunderstorm will literally develop on them and drop a tornado in 30 seconds. Common sense is crucial, as is paying attention.
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317. MAweatherboy1
10:01 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
The radar I'm using has a tornado vortex signature on the storm near Ogallala Nebraska but the storm deosn't look that great so I'm wondering if the TVS is bogus...
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316. ncstorm
10:00 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting redux:


please don't listen to me. i am hoping that there is someone lurking who will tell me if i am wrong/correct obvious errors/let me know things I missed.


You were talking about Saturday which most weather experts are saying its going to be a bad day..you did better than I could!
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315. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10:00 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:


Because I'm to lazy, I don't even know what the map is
its a lift air index map
meaning how much lift the atomsphere is capable of
to generate storms
darker colours and lower negative numbers mean greater lift you need lift to create clouds
clouds then billow into cumilus then greater lift allows then to billow even higher to form thundheads some may even billow into super celluar thunderheads capable of intense hail heavey rain high winds tornadoes
some tornadoes may become intense
with all other elements becoming more intense as well the stronger the lift the stronger the storms
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314. redux
9:59 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


I saw someone on Facebook say they were just going to spend the entire day and night in the basement on saturday...I think that would be wise


please don't listen to me. i am hoping that there is someone lurking who will tell me if i am wrong/correct obvious errors/let me know things I missed.
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313. TropicalAnalystwx13
9:58 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Today's event will probably begin pretty shortly, with storms generally initiating by and around 00Z (8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT).
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312. weatherh98
9:58 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:


Lifted Index (LI) - the difference between the lifted parcel temperature (at 500 mb) and the 500 mb temperature in the sounding. Negative values denote parcels that are warmer than the background 500 mb temperatures, and are thus buoyant or "unstable".


Link


So basically its a measure of if the air will keep rising and release more latent heat.

By parcels do you mean the columns of rising air?
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311. ncstorm
9:57 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting redux:


i am going to guess here.....

it looks to me like most of the ingredients are present for a tornado outbreak.

1) high pressure out in front of it....
2) very strong gradient for temperature drop..
3) very low pressure behind it...
4) broad based.

you could have mesocyclones forming all over the place.

my "amateur" guess.


I saw someone on Facebook say they were just going to spend the entire day and night in the basement on saturday...I think that would be wise
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310. redux
9:55 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
What does that mean?


i am going to guess here.....

it looks to me like most of the ingredients are present for a tornado outbreak.

1) high pressure out in front of it....
2) very strong gradient for temperature drop..
3) very low pressure behind it...
4) broad based.

you could have mesocyclones forming all over the place.

my "amateur" guess.
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309. nrtiwlnvragn
9:53 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:


Well I'll keep that in my mind... What do the numbers mean because I'm curious


Lifted Index (LI) - the difference between the lifted parcel temperature (at 500 mb) and the 500 mb temperature in the sounding. Negative values denote parcels that are warmer than the background 500 mb temperatures, and are thus buoyant or "unstable".


Link
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308. ncstorm
9:52 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
I thought this was a learning blog?
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307. weatherh98
9:51 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:


How about doing the research yourself? :P


Because I'm to lazy, I don't even know what the map is
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306. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
9:50 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
STATUS REPORT ON WW 157



THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA.



..GUYER..04/12/12



ATTN...WFO...GLD...PUB...BOU...DDC...LBF...



&&



STATUS REPORT FOR WT 157



SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS



COC017-061-063-075-095-099-115-121-125-122240-



CO

. COLORADO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE



CHEYENNE KIOWA KIT CARSON

LOGAN PHILLIPS PROWERS

SEDGWICK WASHINGTON YUMA

$$





KSC023-071-075-093-109-153-171-181-193-199-203-12 2240-



KS

. KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE



CHEYENNE GREELEY HAMILTON

KEARNY LOGAN RAWLINS

SCOTT SHERMAN THOMAS

WALLACE WICHITA

$$





NEC029-057-085-087-135-122240-



NE

. NEBRASKA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE



CHASE DUNDY HAYES

HITCHCOCK PERKINS

$$





THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE

REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL

INFORMATION ON COUNTIES...INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES

CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.

$$
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305. weatherh98
9:50 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

It's complicated to explain. Just think of it like this: the more negative the number, the worse the severe threat typically is.


Well I'll keep that in my mind... What do the numbers mean because I'm curious
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304. RitaEvac
9:49 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Convection building in MX well SW of Brownsville, TX
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303. CybrTeddy
9:48 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:

Yea how do we know that haha, I mean I could look at a pretty picture with a bunch of colors and lines and be like craps about to happen... NO DUH lol

How do u read it


How about doing the research yourself? :P
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302. MAweatherboy1
9:47 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
What does that mean?

We can probably sum it up by using the word "doom"
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301. TropicalAnalystwx13
9:46 PM GMT on April 12, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:

It's complicated to explain. Just think of it like this: the more negative the number, the worse the severe threat typically is.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That means we're about to have a major tornado outbreak that could rival that of March 2.

Yea how do we know that haha, I mean I could look at a pretty picture with a bunch of colors and lines and be like craps about to happen... NO DUH lol

How do u read it
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Storm north of Goodland is probably going to be the first tornado warned cell of the day.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
What does that mean?

That means we're about to have a major tornado outbreak that could rival that of March 2.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
What does that mean?


My thoughts precisely
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Quoting WxGeekVA:


Lol that's about right
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Quoting RTSplayer:


One of the more recent model runs missed it.

But 12 hours ago, the model runs were forecasting a weak surface low over the Bay of Campeche about the same time as all this is going on.

Apparently, the new runs have moved that a bit back to the west.

This could potentially pump more energy north into the big system over the plains.

This is not unlike last year's scenario at all, except the Mexican low is going to be a bit farther south and east, I think. Last year during the outbreak, the Mexican low was up closer to the Texas border.


And note that the western and north-western Gulf is probably warmer right now than it was on the 27th last year.

If a nice flow develops like last year, it's going to be massive energy available.


TX may get rocked more than what is being shown then
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
This is amazing.

What does that mean?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
This is amazing.



Eeeeekkkkkk..
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Why S TX and Mexico showing up in there


One of the more recent model runs missed it.

But 12 hours ago, the model runs were forecasting a weak surface low over the Bay of Campeche about the same time as all this is going on.

Apparently, the new runs have moved that a bit back to the west.

This could potentially pump more energy north into the big system over the plains.

This is not unlike last year's scenario at all, except the Mexican low is going to be a bit farther south and east, I think. Last year during the outbreak, the Mexican low was up closer to the Texas border.


And note that the western and north-western Gulf is probably warmer right now than it was on the 27th last year.

If a nice flow develops like last year, it's going to be massive energy available.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Is that a joke?? While the NAM is the master of overdoing things, even if it ended up a little lower than that we would still be looking at a huge outbreak


No.

The Euro has taken it below 990mb for like 3 consecutive days now.

Even the latest run of the Euro takes the outbreak low below 990mb.

This is in about the same intensity range as last year's bad tornado outbreak.

It has consistently forecast this, give or take, for several days now.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
This is amazing.



Whats wrong with -10 Celsius?
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
347 PM CDT THU APR 12 2012

...NWS AMARILLO CONDUCTS STORM SURVEY FOR HAIL AND FLOOD ON U.S.
HIGHWAY 287 NORTH OF AMARILLO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN NORTHERN
POTTER COUNTY ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 287 TODAY.

A SEVERE AND SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM OVER NORTHERN POTTER COUNTY
ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF MASTERSON BROUGHT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF HAIL
AND VERY HEAVY RAIN ACROSS U.S. HIGHWAY 287 IN NORTHERN POTTER
COUNTY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED THAT 5 TO 6
INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A VERY SMALL AREA IN NORTHERN POTTER COUNTY
ABOUT 26 MILES NORTH OF AMARILLO. MOST OF THIS RAIN FELL IN ONE TO
TWO HOURS DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON ON APRIL 11TH. HAIL...UP TO THE
SIZE OF GOLFBALLS FELL WITH THE HEAVY RAIN. THE RUNOFF FROM THE HEAVY
RAIN PUSHED THE HAIL INTO 3 TO 4 FOOT DRIFTS ACROSS U.S. HIGHWAY 287.

U.S. HIGHWAY 287 WAS CLOSED FOR OVER 12 HOURS DUE TO WATER FLOODING
THE ROADWAY AND THE HAIL DRIFTS.

THE RUNOFF FROM THE HEAVY RAIN ALSO CAUSED A NORMALLY DRY CREEK TO
RISE ABOUT 15 FEET ABOUT 23 MILES NORTH OF AMARILLO. THE CREEK WAS
REPORTED TO HAVE RISEN TO THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY 287 BRIDGE.

THE SURVEY OF THESE SITES ON THE 12TH OF APRIL REVEALED HAIL STILL
PILED ABOUT 3 FEET DEEP IN PLACES IN THE DITCH. AT THE BRIDGE...THERE
WAS SEVERE EROSION OF THE EMBANKMENT JUST DOWNSTREAM OF THE BRIDGE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE AMARILLO OFFICE
OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.

$$

GOEHRING
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NW colorado storms are popping fast now
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WV from my area... definitely dry behind the front, but I'm wondering how far this will actually dip... enough to impact the earlier area and give it a jump-start?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Jesus!



Why S TX and Mexico showing up in there
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This is amazing.

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Storms are now forming in NW Kansas/SW Nebraska.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Uh.......oh.


Is that a joke?? While the NAM is the master of overdoing things, even if it ended up a little lower than that we would still be looking at a huge outbreak
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Afternoon everybody... watching the front drop down towards us... so far not much action with it. Looks like the line is going to pass through here by about 7 p.m. local time.

Given that there's already an area of disturbed wx off to our east from the last trough that went through, I can see tomorrow Sat and Sunday being possibly of interest for tropical development. Hopefully we won't get this non-tropical cold front back in a few days as a warm front. lol....



Oops... forgot my brackets...

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Looks like the cell in north east colorado is almost severe
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Rain has been forecasted for Florida by those maps and models all the time and nothing pans out, same for TX, says not much precip, and it rains and floods
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
We may have to start watching for early season TC developement over the Caribbean over the coming weeks.




Only the GEFS is showing a strong signal





Models do pretty well in the one week timeframe




Not so well out two weeks

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Uh.......oh.

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
hrrr doesnt look too bad for today.....
shows a little bit of a line in nebraska, and only about 2 discrete storms in w kansas
Lol just wait.
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TorCon for Saturday was revised at 3:40 pm EDT?
Saturday April 14
IA northwest - 4
IA southwest - 4 to 5
IA rest - 3 to 4
IL northwest - 3
KS south-central - 7
KS rest of central, east - 5 to 6
MN southwest - 4
MN southeast - 3
MO north - 4
NE southeast - 5
NE northeast - 4 to 5
OK northwest, north-central - 7
OK southwest - 5
SD southeast - 4
TX east panhandle - 5
WI southwest -3
Other areas - less than 2

Previous torcon for Saturday issued this morning
Saturday April 14
OK northwest - 7
KS south-central - 7
KS north-central - 5
NE southeast - 5
IA northwest - 4
MN southwest - 4
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hrrr doesnt look too bad for today.....
shows a little bit of a line in nebraska, and only about 2 discrete storms in w kansas
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Day 3 (saturday)

Uh oh.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
This upward motion of the MJO could be one of the reasons why the CPC is expecting above average precip. for FL over the next 2 weeks.


I think we may see the first epac storm in week three. The season is right there!!
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