Twisting Away the Weekend

May 10, 2015

gLow-overcast merging with some ground fog this early Sunday on California’s north coast, but feels a bit warmer, most-likely a 20-percent chance of rain this evening the reason — most of the time, wet weather means warmer weather…usually.
The NWS forecasts the same rain percentage until Wednesday, descending to a ‘slight chance of showers‘ through next weekend.

Despite the clouds, not an unpleasant environment at all, but a contrast to the US Midwest — a weather system  of moisture and violent wind.
CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam: ‘“That gives us the perfect playing field for severe weather across the central Plains States.”
And today more tornadoes, violent hail.

(Illustration: John Steuart Curry’s ‘Tornado Over Kansas‘ (1929), found here).

From the Weather Network this morning:

Severe storms — bringing heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes — are to push eastward Sunday, stretching from Nebraska/Iowa south to eastern Oklahoma and into Texas.
“A broad corridor of scattered severe storms will be possible from eastern portions of the central Plains to central and eastern Texas and extending east through the Ozark Mountains, mid-Mississippi to southern Upper Mississippi Valley Sunday,” says the SPC.
Some tornadic activity is possible fore eastern portions of the central and southern Plains, adds the weather agency.
“Similar to Saturday, a brief tornado threat is expected across northeast South Carolina and eastern North Carolina associated with the inland movement of subtropical storm Ana.”
The combination of dry air over the Midwest and a mass of unstable moisture from the Gulf of Mexico have created ideal conditions for this type of active and dangerous weather across the U.S. Plains.

The word, ‘tornadic‘ is becoming more familiar… unfortunately.

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