Thursday, May 20, 2010

5/20 - 11am CDT - Central Texas Today

We're on I-35 heading toward Dallas, TX. We hope to eventually end up just south of Abilene to be in position for today's severe weather setup. While nowhere near as good as yesterday, I think today's setup has potential to fire off some interesting storms. A cold front stalled out northeast to southwest across Central Texas should provide a little lift this afternoon and pretty strong westerly winds at 500mb should keep shear intact. Surface dew points are already in the 70's this morning just south of the cold front, so moisture shouldn't be a problem. The issue is that we already have a line of storms forming this morning in Northeast Texas and we'll have to chase the tail end of that. If southeasterly winds develop, we may be able to squeeze out some discrete supercells at the end of the line. We'll see how it all goes!

As always, we'll be streaming LIVE video at when we intercept severe weather. We had over 1000 viewers yesterday as we brought you both of the tornadoes we saw in Oklahoma live. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the latest chase updates!

Don't forget to check out my spectacular tornado footage from yesterday in the previous blog post!

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