Posted on 26. Aug, 2012 by Jesse.
Hurricane warnings have been posted from the FL panhandle to central Louisiana, and the latest suite of model data is suggesting a more western landfall. This could potentially have greater impacts for New Orleans, ironically, on the seventh anniversary of Katrina’s devastating blow to the region. However, it’s equally plausible that landfall could be west [...]
Posted on 24. May, 2012 by Jesse.
There’s not much change in thinking to the post that we made on Facebook last night, but just as a heads up, if you live in the Upper Mississippi river valley and western Great Lakes region, strong upper-level dynamics are taking aim on this corridor as the surface low presently over the Plains deepens and [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by Adam.
Convective Addiction chasers Adam Lucio, Brad Goddard, Jesse Risley and Skip Talbot all were hard at work tracking and intercepting tornadoes on what was a busy weekend across the plains. Here are a few quick video and photo snapshots of what they were able to catch. Stay tuned for more detailed posts!
Posted on 14. Apr, 2012 by Adam.
As severe thunderstorms are erupting across Kansas early this afternoon, visible satellite and thermodynamic trends is lending themselves to two distinct regions for the highest tornado probabilities. Purple areas indicate the best regions for strong, violent and long lived tornadoes this afternoon and evening. The red circled area are new storms developing right now and [...]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Adam.
On Friday the National Weather Service made a bold move to issue a rare ‘High Risk’ a complete day before the event is forecasted to unfold. The only other time was April 7th, 2006! Here is the forecast via SPC and how it verified: DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK CORR 1 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN [...]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Adam.
Before the storms have even developed, it is clear that this will be an outbreak unlike any other before. Following the high profile severe weather events last year and already this spring National Weather Service offices forecasted to be affected Saturday along with the Storm Prediction Center have taken a new, bolder stance. What ever the [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2012 by Adam.
Okay, I need to start this post by saying this is not a forecast. Simply a pattern that I have recognized so far this year. Starting on February 1st, severe weather and 1 reported tornado struck the deep south. This was by no-means an outbreak, but severe weather none the less in early Frebruary. One [...]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by Danny.
Introducing the new, more organized Convective Addiction website! I (Danny) spent 6 hours last night into this morning organizing all the posts into easy to read and easy to find menus on the menu bar. The only thing missing is our brand new addition to the website……… PHOTOGRAPHY! Outside of chasing, most of the CA [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
An interesting severe weather potential is possible later today across parts of the eastern Corn Belt, mid-Mississippi River valley and the Ohio River valley. I’d expect to see more cold air funnel reports as we’ve had the past several days across parts of OK and KS, as well as the potential for low-topped convection [...]
Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
As winter maintains its last grasp on the U.S. (the spring equinox arrives Tuesday, March 20th), the first widespread, appreciable SVR weather event for the Plains appears poised to unfold across the southern Plains into the mid-Mississippi Valley regions today and tomorrow as an upper-level trough, currently located over the Great Basin/Sierra Nevada regions, gyrates [...]