5/16/19 High Plains Tours: Day #5 Predictions

Today is no good for chasing.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Slight Risk for a long swath of the northern Great Plains, Midwest, and all the way over to the Mid-Atlantic.

Currently, there is less than a 2% chance of tornadoes anywhere in the country.

A quick glance at the surface observations shows mild, humid air, with clear skies and southwesterly surface winds.  The blue line is a diffuse dryline that I noticed this morning.

The 250 mb NAM chart shows that the ridge is exiting the region, and we have a trough approaching tomorrow!  Now, it’s looking like severe weather season in May.

We will drift north to pick up Kathryn in Denver tonight, and probably spend the night somewhere in the Aurora/Denver area.

Thank you for reading my post.

Sources:
Storm Prediction Center
College of DuPage

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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