Severe Again?

April 1, 2008

Another severe storm scenario, quite similar to the March 31 episode, is brewing for April 3-4.  A warm front will pass north of Texoma by Thursday morning, with a surface cold front and upper trough approaching Thursday afternoon/evening.

This puts us in the unstable warm sector of the storm. There will also be fairly high wind shear (change of wind speed/direction with height) which increases the risk for tornadoes.

The surface cold front should pass through by Friday morning. A notable difference may be the location of the surface low: a bit further south than in Monday’s event. This would tend to increase low-level wind shear, enhancing storm updrafts and the tornado potential.

At this point the weekend ahead looks very pleasant with cool mornings and mild afternoons.

 Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist




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