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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), has issued a SLIGHT risk of severe thunderstorms: FROM PORTIONS OF THE MID-SOUTH AND DELTA REGIONS TO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY…
A few tornadoes, damaging to severe thunderstorm gusts, and isolated severe hail are possible today and tonight from portions of the Ohio Valley southward to the central Gulf Coast.
SPC DAY 1 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK MAPS
DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS PROBABILITY
Based on my analysis of the current outlook, CIPS forecast model, and NAM, all severe threats will be possible during this afternoon into Saturday evening. Based on analysis of indices and parameters, isolated severe hail could occur within the 15% hail outline. Analysis this morning also indicates the tornado potential has increased, given the increase in SRH, deep layer shear, and EHI values. The possibility now exists for an isolated strong tornado within the 5% tornado probability outline. Based on my analysis of the NAM graphic output, the best probability for this should lie within the red outline on the map I have provided. A brief summary of the analysis still indicates veering winds with height. This mornings analysis still indicated rotation in the atmosphere with moderately favorable effective wind shear of 30 – 40 kts and an increase in deep layer shear of 50 – 60 kts. The following forecast parameters indicate a moderately unstable environment. The following were the forecast parameters and indices analyzed this morning:
SBCAPE: 1500 – 2000 j/kg-1
MLCAPE: 1500 – 2000 j/kg-1
MUCAPE: 1000 – 1500 j/kg-1
SRH: 200 – 300 m2/s2
L. I.: -3 to -5
STP: 1 – 3
SCP: 3 to 6
EFF. SHEAR: 30 – 40 kts
0 -6 km SHEAR: 50 – 60 kts
MID LEVEL LAPSE RATE: 6.5 – 7.0C
DEWPOINT: 62F – 69F
EHI: 2.5 – 3.0
TOTAL TOTALS INDEX: 52 – 54
K INDEX: 31 – 33
STP ( Significant Tornado Parameter) EXPLAINED:
A majority of significant tornadoes (EF2 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.
SCP (Supercell Composite Parameter) EXPLAINED:
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 are the SCP (Supercell Composite Parameter) and STP (Significant Tornado Parameter) forecast maps from the NAM model
NAM SCP FORECAST
NAM STP FORECAST
The following map indicates where an isolated strong tornado COULD occur, based on the NAM model output:
The following maps from the SPC SREF model indicate the probability in percent, of STP values >1 for 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST:
The following sites will explain most of the severe weather and tornado values listed above, and will give you an idea of what to expect:
ENVIRONMENTAL INDICES AND PARAMETERS NWS
THE WEATHER PREDICTION
SPC HOMEPAGE LINK
The following maps, should update automatically for Mesoscale Discussions and Convective Watches. You may have to refresh your browser, or click on the graphics. I have provided the SPC homepage link above, 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)
IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA…SEEK SAFE AND STURDY SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!
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)
NWS DOPPLER RADAR LOOP (LINKED, CLICK RADAR MAP)
RAP RADAR (CLICK IMAGE THEN GO TO LOOP DURATION AND PICK LENGTH OF LOOP, THEN CLICK RADAR SITE)
CARIBBEAN RADAR (CLICK IMAGE)
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T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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