Significant Severe Weather Risk 4-28-2014

Significant Severe Weather Risk 4-28-2014

There remains a significant risk of severe weather today following a day in which at least 16 people were killed by tornadoes in Arkansas and two more in Oklahoma on Sunday. Models are indicating several ingredients could come together, including instability and shear, to give us a risk of severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail, … Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Tornado Safety

3 Thoughts on Tornado Safety

As expected, the risk of severe weather from the Plains into the Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys is continues to rise with the return of warmer air.  It’s taken quite a while, but warmer air has indeed returned east of the Rockies.  Moisture is also beginning to flow northward from the Gulf of Mexico.  This … Continue reading

Storms to Become More Common in April

Storms to Become More Common in April

Tornadoes have been mostly a no-show in the month of March thanks to a consistent flow of cold air across the central and eastern parts of the country.  Despite an active storm track through the southern Plains and Southeast, the lack of instability due to the cold, dry air has kept severe weather reports sparse.  … Continue reading

Tornado Season is Here!

Tornado Season is Here!

We’ve officially started the tornado season across the Southeast.  So far, the season has been relatively calm but as warm days become more common, the risk of thunderstorms will increase.  Before the storms hit is the time to make sure you have you’re family’s plan of action in the event a Tornado Warning is issued … Continue reading

First Substantial Severe Weather Threat of 2014

First Substantial Severe Weather Threat of 2014

**MORNING UPDATE 2-20-2014 The Storm Prediction Center has placed a moderate risk of severe weather (see red area in graphic) for cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Bowling Green, KY, Louisville, and Jackson, TN.  This means a fairly widespread severe weather event is likely.  Straight line wind damage is the highest threat but isolated tornadoes cannot … Continue reading

December Tornado Threat for Southeast

December Tornado Threat for Southeast

Severe weather is the last thing on many people’s minds just a few days before Christmas but a severe threat, including the possibility of isolated tornadoes, exists for cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, TN, Little Rock, Birmingham, Huntsville, AL on Saturday, December 21st.  In addition to these cities, much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky will … Continue reading

2013 Year in Tornadoes – The Good and Bad

2013 Year in Tornadoes – The Good and Bad

2013 has, fortunately, been a relatively quiet year for tornadoes.  Normally, about 1200 twisters touch down in the U.S. each year with only 739  being recorded in 2013 so far.  However, the number of tornado deaths is still troubling.  As of September 30th, 45 people have been killed in tornadoes in 2013 – the same … Continue reading