Today was a bit messier of a day. There was perhaps a bigger threat as compared to yesterday, but it was in terrain that had experienced heavy flooding over the past few weeks. We discussed it with the Virginia Tech folks, and they decided to punt. With a lighter crew (Justin, Kathryn and I) we decided to pursue the very western edge of the threat.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued an Enhanced Risk for the Flint Hills of Kansas, the Osage Nation in Oklahoma and west central Missouri.
Associated with the Enhanced Risk in Kansas was a hatched 10% Tornado Threat ring.
Given the poor conditions of the roads in this area, and the virtually unchaseable conditions, we instead chose to chase central Oklahoma in the Slight Risk/5% Tornado Threat Ring.
I didn’t do a full forecast on this date either. I need to develop better workflow on these chases.
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