Thursday, May 05, 2016

Manic Monday May Also be A Hazy Shade of Spring

My apologizes to the Bengals and for showing my age!

This has been a great break in the stormy weather and if you're like me, I got a lot done around the house and spent some fun times with the kiddos!

We have had 18 tornadoes so far this year in Arkansas and the yearly average is 33.  Unfortunately, we're not done with our primary severe weather season.  Don't forget we have to get through tropical storm season and our secondary severe weather season in fall and winter.  There's a decent chance we could have an above average year for tornadoes.

The storm system coming in Monday does not look like something super powerful, but it will have the chance to spawn severe storms.  Since it's only Thursday, knowing the exact threat and location is impossible at this time.  We just need to really watch this carefully!

Valid late Monday, the yellows and oranges indicate areas of higher instability (CAPE).  This looks especially elevated over western Arkansas.  Remember, this can change in location too.  This image is courtesy of Weatherbell.com

The early Monday morning map indicates an area of low pressure over northern Kansas with the warm front north and cold front west.  This places Arkansas firmly in the warm sector

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Arkansas in a slight risk for severe storms.

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