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Monster EF-4 Tornado Near Solomon, Kansas!

Sometimes a storm chase is completely and utterly unexpected in what it produces. On this day, there was a weak MCV in northern Kansas but no other real indications that something incredibly powerful could take shape. In fact, the best…

The Tropics Awaken

You would be forgiven if you did not know that it was hurricane season, given that we haven’t had any activity so far this month. Getting through August without much more than a whisper is like tornado season moving through…

A break from the heat inbound!

I hope this e-mail finds you ok, because the heat we’re all experiencing from the Southwest out onto the Plains is brutal with 110F readings widespread at times. This is some real-deal heat that would make any person uncomfortable, even…

The Ridge Dominates

In our last post, we talked about how there were some signs the ridge parked over the central U.S. might flatten out and shift west some by mid-July bringing reasonable severe weather chances to the Plains again — but models…

Severe Weather Still on the Menu!

First off, it should come as no surprise that we will have sporadic chances of severe weather, including supercells and tornadoes, over the next few months on the Plains. That’s a pretty normal thing. As such, we’re watching our first…

And Quickly, Now Comes Summer

As promised, the pattern was busy the last couple of days of May into this first week of June. We should see a few more days of busy severe weather action this week before the annual summertime ridge of high…