Today’s Severe Storms

A busy day for storms across The Central Plains, but it appears that the greatest risk will be placed across The Northern Plains near The Black Hills of South Dakota. A strong low pressure system moving out of The Rocky Mountains will move into The Dakota region ( thank goodness. Had this storm moved into The Southern Plains, we would have had one incredible severe weather set-up). Wrapping around the low, we’ll see a few shortwaves or “impulses” move into Oklahoma where a few storms could try to develop. Mainly Western Oklahoma. I don’t see much of a tornado threat here as they will be a lot of speed shear, but very little directional shear. And, given the atmosphere, I only see hail and strong winds being the main threat and to be honest, I have low confidence in seeing a good deal of severe storms today. The freezing level is currently sitting at about 14000 feet. So, extremely large hail does not seem to be the risk out there today. Any hail that does fall, will fall in the form of money/change and not sporting balls. The tornado threat will remain across far Western Oklahoma Panhandle, Northeastern New Mexico and into West Kansas.

Damon

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