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2011 Chasecation

Chasecation Day 0 – Departure from MD

Jason, Ian and I will leave Maryland this evening to head into the LA/AR/MS area to try to catch some storms tomorrow afternoon/evening. It looks like there’s some viable chase territory in there, so we’re going for it. The setup looks slightly better than marginal, and we might as well start our chasecation with a chase day before we hit a lull Monday-Wednesday. There will be plenty of instability and directional shear near the warm front, but upper-level dynamics appear to be lagging in the target area.

A system could bring some severe weather into the Central/Northern Plains on the 5th-6th, so we’ve got some time to travel/kill between setups.

Here’s the SPC outlook for tomorrow: