Monday, September 29, 2014

Heads Up: Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Threat

Forecaster Evie is in the weather station and is keeping a weather eye out the next few days as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible. She has her phone and is ready to call in any reports of damaging or dangerous storms.

Let's start with the threat later today:


People in the 5% (brown) area should keep a close eye on approaching thunderstorms.

Damaging Thunderstorm Winds

15% is the significant threshold. Especially if you live in the 30% area, go ahead and bring lawn furniture, trampolines, etc., indoors before the thunderstorms arrive.

Large Hail
Again, 15% is the significant threshold. You may want to put your car in the garage if thunderstorms threaten.


There is a risk of large hail and damaging winds with 15% the significant threat threshold. There could also be a tornado or two in the yellow area.


Perhaps the highest threat for tornadoes this week is Wednesday.
While the official numbers are not much higher, I think conditions are coming together in the Central Plains for several tornadoes on Wednesday. At this point, I'd suggest anyone in the area with 5% or higher numbers to follow Evie's example and keep a weather eye out.

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