severe weather

First severe threat of 2013 in the Mid-Atlantic

While the severe weather outbreak will be more focused on the southern states, I did this write-up just for folks in the Mid-Atlantic. A widespread strong to severe wind event appears to be unfolding over the eastern half of the U.S. Tuesday into Wednesday, with isolated tornadoes also a threat, which is mostly across parts […]

Active week for severe weather in the Plains

Severe weather is expected every day this week in the Plains as several shortwaves work into the central U.S. and the large-scale trough pushes eastward. While some days could have problems with instability and capping, the wind profile will be at least somewhat favorable for rotating storms and severe weather in the Plains. Here’s the […]

April 3, 2012 Texas tornado videos

U.S. Tornadoes owner/co-author Ian and I have been compiling tornado footage from the outbreak in Texas today. We’re still adding to it, but so far we’ve found 16 videos! You can view them on the U.S. Tornadoes blog: http://www.ustornadoes.com/2012/04/03/videos-of-the-april-3-2012-tornado-outbreak/ It might take a few seconds to load due to pulling in the video previews from […]

Tornado Outbreak ongoing in the Midwest and Southeast

Multiple violent tornadoes are tracking across the Midwest to Southeast today as this High Risk event gets underway. CLICK HERE for an animated GIF of the long-track debris ball in southern Indiana (image size 3.28 MB). Here’s the latest SPC outlook: UPDATE (6:45pm): Another long-lived debris ball went through West Liberty, KY. CLICK HERE for […]

Mid-Atlantic Discussion – Feb 29, 2012

We end the last day of meteorological winter not with snow, but with severe as storms threaten the region for the second time within a week. Currently, there are two tornado watches active in the region… one that extends into most of WV, and another that encompasses extreme southeastern WV and most of western VA. […]

Mid-Atlantic Discussion – Feb 24, 2012

I can’t believe I haven’t done one of these since August… been too long. The first real chance for severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic this year has arrived! Tomorrow’s looking increasingly promising for at least some severe wind threat in addition to an isolated tornado or two and maybe some hail. Strong post-frontal winds and […]

Severe weather possible in the Mid-Atlantic tonight/tomorrow

The synoptic setup is somewhat favorable for damaging winds and perhaps an isolated tornado or two tonight into early tomorrow in the southern Mid-Atlantic as storms ahead of a cold front push through the region. Poor lapse rates will likely prevent severe weather from occurring in DC, Baltimore and points north and west. The storm […]