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    Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:55 pm

    There chance for severe weather on Thursday and Friday looks to be increasing.
    This is what the latest GFS mdel said: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/an...2/fp0_120.shtml

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:36 pm

    I was looking over the GFS indices for this storm and the temps. are expected to be in the 70's, there will be dew points around 60F, and a good amount of SPC CAPE. So it looks like there will be a good chance for severe storms in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Arkansas.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  centralplainsstorm on Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:38 pm


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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:43 pm

    centralplainsstorm wrote:i know this is kind of old but it is the latest:
    http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/namer/gfs/18/fp0_120.shtml
    GFS is showing a nice line of storms.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  tornadoresearch15 on Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:20 pm

    Something to keep an eye on. A lot of time to pass, but looks promising. Hopefully I can have better luck on this outbreak than thursday's outbreak. Such a big failure that was Mad

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Thundercloud on Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:30 am

    well at least we know that whereever SPC has moderate risk equals very low risk and where they have very low risk (5-10%) equals the high risk

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:44 pm

    Well this little storm is not looking good at all. Just looks to be a wave along the front that produces some thunderstorms with hail and heavy rains.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:17 pm

    We will see what the 18z models say...so far the NAM just shows a wave alnog the front, nothing big.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Thundercloud on Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:18 pm

    I know this will likely only be a slight risk event

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    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:20 pm

    Slight risk or a "see text" event. Still a couple of days out though.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Craig-OmahaWX on Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:36 pm

    I doubt this will be eventful

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:46 pm

    The GFS showed a nice line of storms on Friday from Chicago to Arkansas.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  jdrenken on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:09 pm

    Decent SLI's don't go any farther North than Fort Smith, AR.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Thundercloud on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:15 pm

    when you get too far south you will be too far away from the low pressure

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:23 pm

    Thundercloud wrote:when you get too far south you will be too far away from the low pressure
    Still a couple of days out to be talking to be talking in depth about it. Overall not a big event, but there will be some severe storms.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Thundercloud on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:48 pm

    I am thinking an event like the first low of the last event where there are about 5-7 supercells then a line of storms and then done although there may be snow on the north side again

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    Post  forpetessake on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:18 pm

    Well my guy at the NWS site is say spotters are not required for this event. So I dont know. Doesnt look too promising. lol!

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    Post  White Lighten on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:41 pm

    Both the GFS and ECMWF show a minimal severe threat coming across parts of the Nation on the 18th-20th. At this time it looks to only be a minimal threat with a few tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail reports, but I do not forsee a large and devestating outbreak. In fact I am being quite conservative I think in calling it a minimal threat, because while the upper level winds maybe directional and supportive of a tornado threat the speed of the shear is quite low and only maxing out in the 65-85knt range. Instability is very minimal and will most likely be confined to areas across the Plains/ MS. Valley/ and Southeast, but a few hailers could occur up in the Ohio Valley or maybe a damaging wind or two event. Overall, if there is anything that I see spectacular occuring in this event would be the amount of warnings that maybe issued and the actual amount of storm reports that come in. But, always keep in the back of your mind that things can change especially with this system as there is a lot of uncertainities between the GFS and ECMWF.

    I'll keep you posted on my latest thinkings.

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  tornadoresearch15 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:23 pm

    Only time will tell. I'm hoping for some tornadoes in my area, but I tend to agree with you all. The stuff isnt there for this to be too significant of an putbreak. Hopefully late April and May can bring us huge outbreaks! Smile

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  centralplainsstorm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:57 pm

    forpetessake wrote:Well my guy at the NWS site is say spotters are not required for this event. So I dont know. Doesnt look too promising. lol!
    ok Chicago never says they are needed until the SPC issues a risk for severe weather, or your are the night before/ the day of...they never say they are required several days away

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Dominic on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:01 pm


    Yeah. Decent 500mb energy that closes off. Could see some decent severe wx out of this across IL

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:11 pm

    Dominic wrote:

    Yeah. Decent 500mb energy that closes off. Could see some decent severe wx out of this across IL
    The NAM looks better on the 00utc run than the 18utc run. It now has a decent outbreak

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    Re: Apr. 17-18th Severe Weather Possibility

    Post  Chicago Storm on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:25 am

    The SPC on day 3(Thursday) shows only a see text. Not looking to be a good outbrack, as all the dynamics will not come together.

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