Author Topic: Tornadoes Moderate Risk! Severe weather outbreak expected this afternoon!  (Read 2902 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Guest
Moderate Risk! Severe weather outbreak expected this afternoon!

Severe thunderstorms capable of tornadoes, extremely large hail and  destructive winds are possible from Illinois and Indiana southwest into Arkansas  and northeast Texas this afternoon. Supercells are trying to break through a  rather strong cap over central Missouri at this time; instability is high, and  precipitation models are on board with discrete storm activity winning out over  the next few hours. This could spell big problems for parts of Missouri and  Illinois, as the environment will be favorable for strong tornadoes. Elsewhere,  shear profiles are less supportive of tornadoes, but extremely large hail will  be a threat for southwest MO and eastern OK into western and northern AR. After  dark, a very damaging wind event may transpire over the mid-MS valley region, as  initially discrete convection is likely to form into a large MCS/derecho and  move across eastern AR, west TN and northern MS. Numerous chasers are streaming  live this afternoon, so be sure to check out the Live page to follow the  conditions on the ground. Those in the threat areas are of course urged to  monitor local media for watches and warnings, and have a severe weather plan in  place in the event of a warning. It's better to be prepared than to become a  statistic!
« Last Edit: 21 April 2011, 04:37:52 AM by Michael Bath »