We’re Running At/Just Below Average
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by Tornado Titans
12h ago
If you live on the Plains, aka the ‘traditional’ Tornado Alley, you would feel that this year is anything but average with few tornadoes thus far. But if you are a resident of the Midwest, particularly from Illinois to Ohio, you definitely feel like you are in the midst of a historically active season. Thanks to that activity over the Midwest, we are running very close to average in terms of tornado count across the whole country. Given the pattern ahead, it is likely we stick at least to near average with more tornadoes over the Plains likely ahead — but an above-average May would mean we are ..read more
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When you get to the heart of Spring, some days that look very iffy end up producing the storm of …
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by Tornado Titans
1d ago
When you get to the heart of Spring, some days that look very iffy end up producing the storm of the year photographically. On this day, the wind shear was just so very questionable almost the entire day — but a very small pocket of enhanced winds in the mid-levels moved over the area this Western Kansas supercell was churning over and it was like the storm pushed a button to look epic. The minute difference between seeing a so-so storm and an epic storm on this day was literally the storm happening to form 30 miles north of where others did. When a storm sculpts out with incredible structure ..read more
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The Details Will Be Critical, But This Looks Like a Busy Week
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by Tornado Titans
1d ago
You probably don’t need to hear this, but the details will be absolutely critical in terms of how the upcoming week goes in terms of severe weather. But on the surface, this looks like a very busy week ahead, with risks in the SC Plains starting on Tuesday and lasting through the weekend and into next week. The Big Picture The driving force behind our upcoming pattern is a pair of storm systems that will move into the middle of the country. The first will arrive on Thursday, and the second will arrive a bit later. The first system is small, compact, and relatively fast-moving on Thursday. Moi ..read more
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Marginal Threat of Severe Weather on Tuesday
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by Tornado Titans
2d ago
It looks like our string of severe weather threats may get going on Tuesday. Parts of the Southern Plains may experience marginally severe thunderstorms on Tuesday afternoon and evening, with potential for strong wind gusts and hail. Locations: Southern Plains: Specifically northwest Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Threats: Wind Gusts and Hail: Isolated severe threats with the capability of producing strong wind gusts and hail in the forecast area. Timing: Southern Plains: Throughout Tuesday, with a focus on the afternoon and evening as temperatures rise and instability increases. Discu ..read more
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Documenting extreme weather from the front lines can result in very dramatic photographs… #weat…
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by Tornado Titans
2d ago
Documenting extreme weather from the front lines can result in very dramatic photographs… #weather #nature #wildfires #oklahoma #photography #science View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tornado Titans | Storm Chasing & Weather Photography (@tornadotitans) The post Documenting extreme weather from the front lines can result in very dramatic photographs… #weat… appeared first on Tornado Titans ..read more
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A Rainy Day With Some Severe Storms in Central Texas
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by Tornado Titans
2d ago
Today is a classic marginal, very low-end day for severe storms across the region. The main story will be the noisy storms and heavy rain across much of Northern Texas. In true washout fashion, it’s likely that any outdoor activities need to be put on hold. Further south, a few storms could produce some large hail and there is a non-zero tornado risk. While wind shear and instability aren’t very high, a storm could acquire some rotation briefly. This is a great day for most storm chasers to rest, and wait out the prime time stuff late next week. The post A Rainy Day With Some Severe Storms in ..read more
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You Want Nuts? Let’s Get Nuts
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by Tornado Titans
3d ago
Models are consistent with a solution that implies sustained W and SW flow over a moist airmass in Tornado Alley starting late next week. This is a classic setup for multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms over several days.  It’s hard to pin down too many specifics right now, as there is a decent model spread among members. However, it does seem likely that we will see multiple successive severe weather risks of varying degrees starting Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Right now, the most pressing days of the next week look to be Friday through Sunday. However, models disagree ab ..read more
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High-based, outflow dominant storm that had marginal supercell characteristics at times near Rota…
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by Tornado Titans
3d ago
High-based, outflow dominant storm that had marginal supercell characteristics at times near Rotan, TX. The textured base on this cell land slanted nature were both clues (along with the higher storm base) that we have an outflow dominant storm here. This meant the tornado risk was near zero, but the hail and damaging winds were both pretty rough to get through as we moved around the storm’s core to punch our ticket home. This was one of the cells we’ve captured on the Southern Plains so far this year, it has been a slow start but likely won’t remain that way for much longer. #weather #storm ..read more
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This Isn’t Groundbreaking: But The Pattern Is About to Get Busy
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by Tornado Titans
3d ago
The Plains have been pretty slow in terms of actual tornado production so far this Spring — but that’s neither unexpected or unusual. And what is also not unexpected: it’s about to get a lot busier. There is consensus agreement amongst weather models, from ensembles to climate models, etc., on big-picture details of how the pattern is set to evolve in the coming weeks. This is highly unusual and somewhat alarming, given that they’re all agreeing on a traditionally favorable pattern for severe weather in the Central U.S. Let’s break it down. ———————– The post This Isn’t Groundbreaking: But The ..read more
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After today, we may have a few small-time setups but the big stuff of the mid-late Spring is comi…
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by Tornado Titans
4d ago
After today, we may have a few small-time setups but the big stuff of the mid-late Spring is coming. From late April to Mid June, the peak of tornado season almost always occurs over the middle of the country with more tornadoes in a compressed 60 day period than any other place in the world gets in an entire year. This year, the signs look very strong for an active late April and May. Here’s a late May storm chase to get you ready for the storms to come. This one produced a partially rain wrapped tornado, giant hail, 90mph winds, and incredible amounts of lighting. And that storm structure wa ..read more
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