We found the storms of the day in North Dakota today, which produced some interesting structure and lightning.
With little to no storm action in sight today, we headed north to get in position for Friday’s chase.
We were not expecting much from today, but we did not get our wish of a happy mesoscale accident.
Today we ventured into Kansas to see if we could find the least mundane storm of the day.
We used today as another travel day to get ourselves ready for chasing on Tuesday.
The U.S. Tornadoes crew is REUNITED for 2017! We leave MD today to begin our ~2 week journey to wherever the storms take us.
For late May, it’s harder to get quieter than this. Aside from Friday and Saturday, tornado threats over the next 7 days look minimal.
Last night, James and Mark were guests on WeatherBrains, a podcast dedicated to talking about all things weather.
Today and Friday will be active across the Plains and into the western Midwest, with dozens of tornadoes possible.
Fairly strong tornado potential today through Thursday before a much quieter pattern takes over this weekend into early next week.
Aside from today, it looks fairly quiet through the weekend. Then things start to pick up at the start of the work week in the central U.S.
A slow-but-steady mid-May tornado threat appears to be in the works, mostly favoring the normal May targets of the central and southern Plains.