The Storm Patrol is westbound and down headed out to a decent looking chase somewhere in Western Kansas or Oklahoma or maybe even the Texas Panhandle!

Looking at the morning analysis we have a pacific cold front extending from a surface low near Burlington, CO to Boise City, OK to Dalhart, TX where a dry line intersects the front from Dalhart, TX to Presidio, TX on the Mexican border. The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a moderate risk of severe weather including some strong tornadoes in a large area including Southern Nebraska, Western and Central  Kansas and Oklahoma and a small part of Western North Texas.

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The big question for The Storm Patrol today is how will morning storms affect the severe weather event later today? Will we need to head to Western Kansas or Southwest Oklahoma? How will the ongoing storm near Shamrock, TX progress as it moves Northeast into Central and North Oklahoma? The answers to these questions should become more clear later this afternoon. I would expect to see special soundings launched in the 18-21z time frame this will help determine our target.

SPC Mesoscale Discussion 657

 

 

If you are looking for weather information for this event here are some links.

Weather.gov
Storm Prediction Center

We will be LIVE streaming this event as usual today and doing some Periscopes from time to time. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for updates on today’s chase.

 

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