May 25

Memorial Day Forecast

Happy Memorial Day! Here’s a quick overview of the weather expected for some major metro areas across the country today. Dallas, TX Showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There is an enhanced risk for severe weather. The greatest threat will be large hail, but strong winds and an isolated tornado are also possible. Flooding concerns continue as more heavy rain is expected with these storms today. New York City A beautiful holiday is on tap for much of the Northeast. Temperatures in NYC today will warm into the low 80s. A few more puffy...

5.22.15 SC Rain
May 22

“Floodin’ Down in Texas”

Corpus Christi, TX Thursday was a VERY wet day for Corpus Christi as 4.56″ of rain fell in nearly 1 hour from 4:15pm to 5:15pm. Interestingly, that was not a daily rainfall record because back in 1941, 5.57″ of rain fell on the same day, which was the 2nd wettest May day in recorded history. Another interesting stat is that the 4.56″ of rain that fell yesterday is tied for the 3rd wettest May day in history with that set also on May 12th, 2015… what are the chances??     Monthly Rainfall Incredibly, over the last 21 days of...

May 21

Will You Have A Wet Or Dry Memorial Day Weekend?

Happy Thursday! This weekend is the unofficial start to summer for many across the country, and AAA predicts that there will be 33 million that travel by car over the holiday weekend, up 5.3% from last year – and the highest volume in 10 years. Where might be expect some delays this weekend if you are traveling? (CHECK OUT YOUR FORECAST: Friday While a few isolated showers will be possible across portions of the Northeast on Friday, travel troubles should be at a minimal. We can expect scattered showers and storms, however, from the central and southern Plains into...

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May 20

Drought Busting Rains??

2nd Wettest May on Record for Oklahoma City, OK It’s been a very wet over the past 19 days in Oklahoma City. In fact, they are currently sitting at their 2nd wettest May on record with 13.88″ and only 0.64″ behind the wettest May on record of 14.52″ set only 2 years ago! Rain Past 14 Days Based on radar estimates, nearly 10″ to 15″ of rain has fallen across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas over the past 14 days. Flooding has been a big issue for many locations and unfortunately, more rain is on the way for the...

May 19

San Angelo Flooding; Slight Severe Threat; Winter Not Giving Up

Heavy Rain Continues San Angelo, TX, saw some major flash flooding last night. In just 45 minutes, the airport saw 2.99″ of rain – and 4.64″ in 90 minutes! 4.01″ fell before the end of the day, making yesterday the wettest May day in San Angelo history – and the 9th wettest day in history. There were reports of at least one car being swept away due to flooding, and the airport was closed for a period of time overnight due to flood waters making their way into inside the terminal. Below is the message that was on the City...

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May 18

2015 Tornado Update

It was another active weekend with strong to severe thunderstorms across the Central U.S.. According to NOAA’s SPC, there were nearly 40 tornado reports on Saturday alone, some of which occurred in Minnesota for the first time since September 19th, 2014.   2015 PRELIMINARY Tornado Data According to NOAA’s SPC, there have been 460 PRELIMINARY tornado reports this year, 234 of which (through May 18th) have occurred this month. Interestingly, 4 out of the 10 top tornado days of 2015 have occurred this month as well, the highest being 5/06/15 with 69 reports.   2015 PRELIMINARY Tornado Count The PRELIMINARY...

Snow Potential Over 4 Inches
May 15

Strong Storm System Brings Severe Weather, Snow

Hello and Happy Friday! After a brief break from severe weather earlier this week, the threat is ramping back up this weekend. Parts of the Plains that were slammed with large hail and tornadoes last week are at risk for some strong storms once again. A strong upper level storm system sitting over the Great Basin will begin to push eastward today. An associated surface low and warm front will be the focal points for severe weather development this afternoon. The SPC has issued an enhanced risk (orange shade) for strong storms today across parts of South Dakota and Nebraska....

May 14

Severe Storms and Heavy Rain Once Again; Western Snow

We continue to watch an increasing severe threat heading into the weekend across the Plains states. We’re also continuing to track heavy rains and the potential of some snow in the western United States! Severe Storm Threat Increases Today we’re watching the threat of some severe storms across portions of western Texas and parts of the interior west around the Utah/Colorado border. The main threats today will be large hail and damaging winds. The severe weather starts to increase as we head into Friday as an upper level trough slowly moves eastward. We’ll be watching for large hail and damaging...

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May 13

Severe Threat Ramping Up

We’re keeping an eye on the severe weather potential later this week/weekend as a fairly vigorous area of low pressure looks to develop in the Western U.S.. The image below shows the current area of energy/interest just west of the Pacific Northwest. Increasing Instability As the storm system develops over the next several days, it appears weather conditions on the eastern side of the storm will begin to become increasingly more unstable. The images below show the available energy (CAPE) for Friday and Saturday afternoon. Note that the more intense oranges and reds, which indicates a fairly substantial amount of...

May 12

Minimal Severe Threat Until The End Of The Week; Continued Heavy Rain

Happy Tuesday! We’re still tracking severe weather the next couple days – although the threat continues to be less than what we saw over the weekend. However, the severe weather chances will once again increase heading into this weekend, and flooding rains are still possible over the next few days. Minimal Severe Threat Next Couple Of Days Today, we’ll watch a few areas across the country that could have a few storms go severe, with the main risks being large hail and damaging winds. Those areas include parts of New England, eastern North Carolina and Virginia, areas of southern and...