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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), has issued a MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS in the current DAY 2 outlook…FOR CENTRAL/NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI…NORTHEAST LOUISIANA…SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS…EXTREME SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes and wind damage, along with some hail, are expected Tuesday afternoon and evening, extending into the overnight period across parts of the lower to mid Mississippi Valley and parts of the Southeast. A few strong/long-track tornadoes will be possible.
SPC DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK (LINKED)
Probability of a tornado within 25 miles of a point.
Hatched Area: 10% or greater probability of EF2 – EF5 tornadoes within 25 miles of a point.
DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WIND PROBABILITY
Based on my analysis of information contained in the SPC outlook, and analysis of severe weather and tornado parameters and indices, dew points of 60+, favorable low and deep level shear, along with strong LLJ (Low Level Jet) and modest mid level lapse rates, a tornado threat will exist, provide forecast parameters do not weaken. Based on analysis of SCP and STP data (Supercell Composite Parameter) and (Significant Tornado Parameter), there may be the threat of some isolated, strong, long track tornadoes, mainly within the ENHANCED and MODERATE risk areas. The following indices were analyzed from the NAM model through various sites:
SBCAPE: 1500 – 2000 j/kg
MLCAPE: 1000 – 1500 j/kg
SRH: 200 – 350 m2/s2
L. I.: -1 to -5
STP: 1 to 8
SCP: 1 to 12
A majority of significant tornadoes (F2 or greater damage) have been associated with STP values greater than 1, while most non-tornadic supercells have been associated with values less than 1 in a large sample of RAP analysis proximity soundings.
A multiple ingredient, composite index that includes effective storm-relative helicity (ESRH, based on Bunkers right supercell motion), most unstable parcel CAPE (muCAPE) and convective inhibition (muCIN), and effective bulk wind difference (EBWD). Each ingredient is normalized to supercell “threshold” values, and larger values of SCP denote greater “overlap” in the three supercell ingredients. Only positive values of SCP are displayed, which correspond to environments favoring right-moving (cyclonic) supercells.
The following sites will explain most of these values, and will give you an idea of what to expect:
ENVIRONMENTAL INDICES AND PARAMETERS NWS
THE WEATHER PREDICTION
The following animations are from the NAM model, and cover the period from 2:00 p.m. CST to MIDNIGHT CST:
NAM STP ANIMATION
NAM SCP ANIMATION:
The following maps are from the Storm Prediction Center SREF model, and show the probability of STP values greater than 5 and SCP values of greater than 6
STP VALUE >5 PROBABILITY
SCP VALUE >6 PROBABILITY
The areas in the STP map are where I would expect the best chance for strong and long tracked tornadoes to occur
Please use the following maps for tomorrow, which should update automatically, for Mesoscale Discussions and Convective Watches. You may have to refresh your browser, or click on the graphics. I am also providing the SPC homepage link, so you may get the updated information regarding any changes to the outlook:
SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSIONS (CLICK IMAGE FOR UPDATES)
SPC CONVECTIVE WATCHES (CLICK IMAGE FOR UPDATES)
SPC HOMEPAGE LINK
IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, IMMEDIATELY TAKE STURDY AND SAFE SHELTER
The following NWS Watch / Warning map will provide local NWS information for your area. Click the image, then once it refreshes, click on your area of interest to view any special weather statements, hazards or advisories for your area.
NWS WATCH / WARNING DISPLAY (LINKED…CLICK MAP, THEN YOUR AREA)
WSI DOPPLER RADAR LOOP (LINKED)
RAP RADAR (CLICK IMAGE THEN GO TO LOOP DURATION AND PICK LENGTH OF LOOP, THEN CLICK RADAR SITE)
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Have a blessed evening!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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