Wednesday, April 11, 2012
4/11 - 4pm - Quiet Weather Ahead, Storms in the Plains
Speaking of storms, the Plains has a risk of severe weather every day this week through Saturday. Persistent southwest flow aloft coupled with a few shortwave disturbances and eventually a big trough moving through later this week should trigger severe storms in quite a few locations in Tornado Alley. Right now there's a Tornado Watch out for the Texas Panhandle up through Southeast Colorado because of a stalled surface front that is providing a focus for storm development. A supercell that has popped up just north of Amarillo is providing quite a show on radar but has not put down a tornado yet according to the National Weather Service. The risks for severe weather out in that part of the nation will likely become more elevated as the bigger trough moves through later this week. In less than 24 days I'll be traveling the Plains again with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours in my 5th year of being a tour guide with them. I can't wait!