The official Spring outlook from NOAA has dropped with some mixed news for storm chasers. The official forecast calls for large portions of the Southern High Plains to be drier than normal this Spring.

A lot of the activity in the past several seasons has been focused on that region, which may mean this year’s different vibes are being felt even at the CPC.

There’s an above normal area on the Eastern Plains giving way to equal chances later in the Spring. It’s worth noting that even close to average rainfall can mean a busy tornado season. If you missed it, our seasonal forecast video is available on YouTube.