Thursday, April 12, 2012

Serious Threat to Life and Property on Saturday

Threat of severe weather on Saturday

Probability of severe weather on Saturday within 25 miles.
Okay everyone, I know I said that this would be a pretty serious event, but the scope has been multiplied overnight as the Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk on Day 3. The last time this happened was on April 27, 2011, and we all know how that turned out.

There have been severe weather outbreaks, but this is an actual outbreak. I cannot stress enough how much you need to get ready if you live in the area in red. If this verifies, we will likely have a 'High Risk', which was also called on April 27, 2011.
There is a very serious threat to life and property in this situation. I am very worried for mass casualties as a result of tornadoes.

Here's the severe weather graphic I have printed up for Saturday.

Yellow: Some thunderstorms possible.
Orange: Thunderstorms likely, some may be strong to severe.
Red: Severe thunderstorms likely.
Pink: Several intense severe thunderstorms likely- risk of tornadoes and large hail.
Blue: Threat to life and property. Tornado outbreak possible.


ERN WX said...

I completely agree. Dangerous outbreak likely.

Anonymous said...

I moved to Wichita half a year ago from Northeast. I live very close to the Andover Tornado path and directly on the Haysville Tornado path (May 3, 1999). I am waiting for my spotter number. Storms are a beauty but they suck when people die.

Andrew said...

Anonymous: Wow! That sounds pretty unbelievable. Glad to know you got out of it OK. That is true- you see the real meaning of 'severe' in severe weather when a life is lost.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't living in Kansas at the time but yeah that was how I got out of both of them lol. I was born and raised in the northeast but economy got so bad I moved to the slow Plains to start over. It is amazing how I live in the paths from two historic outbreaks. Not much northeast outbreaks but some states are prone to killer EF2-EF4s and even EF5s(PA F5 in mid 80s). Man I talk too much lol. Well hopefully everyone will be safe because Plains people are usually more aware visually. It's sad how dixie tornadoes are infamous as the nightstalkers or killers.