Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Severe Weather Outlook for Today, Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for today from the SPC in Norman, OK.  Severe thunderstorms are possible anywhere within the yellow shaded areas on the above image.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches are currently in effect across portions of the Deep South, as a complex of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds continues to move Southeastward this morning:

An enhanced risk of damaging winds will continue along and ahead of this activity today, as indicated by the red shaded areas on the image below:

Additional clusters of severe storms are expected to form this afternoon & evening across portions of the mid-Atlantic and Deep South.  Several boundaries being produced by the current complex moving across Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama will also focus additional development during the heat of the day, particularly to the South of the location of the current thunderstorm complex.  Damaging winds & large hail will be the primary severe weather threat across this region today, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.  This would particularly be the case with any thunderstorm that is able to remain rather isolated and become well organized.

Further West, scattered severe storms are forecast by mid to late afternoon across portions of east-central & northeast Colorado.  Large hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary threat with this activity, however isolated tornadoes are also possible during the first few hours of initiation.  This activity is likely to congeal into one or more clusters or a small complex and move East/Southeast into adjacent portions of western Kansas this evening, and perhaps as far as the Oklahoma panhandle or northwest Oklahoma region tonight.  Damaging winds would be the primary threat by that time.

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