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but there was a massive low sitting just north of us across the middle of the country.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: TechniXcality
Why would anyone live there?
(Says a guy who lives in hurricane country)
Ironically, we found the one constant in weather-triggered Migraines was change. For instance, even though the heat, high humidity or a storm can cause the headaches in some people, it's usually the change in temperature, humidity or barometric pressure that brings Migraines on in most sufferers."
It wasn't a storm.
Massive as in size of storm and length of time it took to crawl in and out of the area.
I'm not. Your source:
Honestly, I would never have pegged you for a science denier.
Thus, more than 1 in 10 people in the study wrongly believed weather triggered their Migraines.
The main weather stories over the next 5 days will be 1) a weakening cold front that will slowly move through the KC region on Monday then quickly retreat northwards on Tuesday. 2) a potential upper level storm (and the reason for the quick retreat of the front) moving into the central Rockies Tuesday into the northern Plains on Wednesday 3) a BIG jump in surface dew points and eventual instability through the Plains. Strong surface moisture advection will be taking place sending dew points well into the 60s in the region later Tuesday into Wednesday AM 4) and outbreak of severe storms…timing of which is still a question for the KC area and elsewhere. The data today is already subtly different than yesterday and that will continue to be a trend through Monday at least. It appears the severe risk in KC is later Tuesday not earlier…and may even be pushed till later Tuesday night into early Wednesday. 5) there is still no way of telling how much severe weather will be an issue on the KC area…the timing changes already are showing up so there are more twists and turns coming I’m sure. Storms that fire well west of the area and get here after hours and in the middle of the night are typically wind/hail producers more than anything else…again let’s wait on this situation.
So with all the items above…wait and monitor approaches are the best. I’m already seeing some internet “chatter” about all sorts of terrible weather scenarios possible…and again how KC plays into that remains to be seen.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:
*A tornado watch is in effect until 11 p.m. CDT for central and eastern Kansas, as well as northern Oklahoma. The watch area includes Wichita, Kansas and Topeka, Kansas.
*A severe thunderstorm watch is valid until 10 p.m CDT for southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, western Iowa, eastern Nebraska, north-central Kansas and far northwestern Missouri. The watch area includes Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Omaha, Nebraska.
New data coming in tonight seems to warrant our deep concern (though not fear) for Tuesday. Although according to this graphic the cap appears to be insurmountable on Tuesday morning, by late Tuesday afternoon it is altogether absent. These graphics depict a numerical value for cap strength. Without going into the boring details, a general rule of thumb is that when the cap strength exceeds a 100 points, it becomes very difficult to break. As you can see, our cap strength is between 250 and 400 points Tuesday morning across most of north Texas which is essentially unbreakable. But as daytime heating kicks in, and as our negative-tilt disturbance approaches, the cap will begin to rise, and the atmosphere will destabilize. You will recall that the cap is a layer of warm air aloft. When warm air is forced to rise, it must cool down (law of thermodynamics). Thus, when you force the cap to rise, it is forced to cool off. And when you cool the cap, you effectively get rid of it. This is why you see a large gaping open channel in the center of the cap from central Texas north into Kansas by Tuesday afternoon. It is through this breach in the cap that severe storms are expected to fire late in the day Tuesday and continuing into Tuesday evening. Note, there is no cap in west Texas. That is because the cap is irrelevant in areas that have no chance for storms. West Texas will be in the driest of desert air on Tuesday, so although technically there is "no cap," there can nevertheless be no storms, so cap strength is undefined in that area. Although Tuesday continues to be the big day to watch, tomorrow (Monday) will also need to be closely monitored for any unexpected weakness in the cap. The atmosphere will be very unstable on Monday, and a paper-thin cap may be the only thing that will stop supercell storms from popping. But it is hoped the cap will be just strong enough on Monday to prevent a "preview performance" of storms we will likely see late Tuesday
SIGNIFICANT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GREAT PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS. TORNADOES...SOME STRONG...WILL BE POSSIBLE...IN ADDITION TO VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. ADDITIONAL ISOLATED STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COAST REGION. ...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS... ...FORECAST PARAMETERS CONTINUE CONSISTENT SIGNAL FOR POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN PLAINS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING... DETERMINISTIC AND ENSEMBLE GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO BE CONSISTENT WITH BRINGING A NEGATIVELY TILTED TROUGH INTO THE PLAINS DURING THE AFTERNOON/EVENING ON TUESDAY. A 60+ KT SOUTHWESTERLY MIDLEVEL JET WILL OVERSPREAD TX INTO OK/KS BY EARLY AFTERNOON WITH STRONG DCVA. THIS WILL BE ALIGNED WITH A SURFACE DRYLINE STRETCHING S/SW FROM ROUGHLY CNTRL KS...WRN OK AND W-CNTRL TX BY 00Z/WED. THERE IS STILL SOME VARIABILITY IN GUIDANCE WITH REGARDS TO THE SURFACE LOW POSITION...BUT EXPECT THIS TO BE SOMEWHERE NEAR THE KS/NEB BORDER WITH THE ATTENDANT WARM FRONT STRETCHING W-E NEAR/JUST NORTH OF THE KS BORDER AT 00Z. RICH BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE WILL RESIDE ACROSS THE WARM SECTOR WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 60S TO NEAR 70 AS FAR NORTH AS S-CNTRL/SE NEB. STRONG INSTABILITY AND VERY STEEP MIDLEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL BE IN PLACE BY AFTERNOON...AND STRONG HEATING NEAR THE DRYLINE SHOULD RESULT IN CONVECTIVE INITIATION BY LATE AFTERNOON. CONCERNING CONVECTIVE COVERAGE...UNCERTAINTY INCREASES WITH SOUTHWARD EXTENT ACROSS OK INTO N TX. DEPENDING ON YOUR FAVORED MODEL DEPICTION...A BI-MODAL COVERAGE PATTERN IS POSSIBLE WITH THE INITIAL VORT MAX EJECTING NORTHEAST ACROSS N-CNTRL OK INTO KS AND S-CNTRL NEB. ANOTHER VORT MAX WILL EJECT FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS CNTRL/NRN TX LATER IN THE EVENING. THIS COULD LEAD TO A RELATIVE MIN SOMEWHERE...BUT WHERE THIS IS REMAINS UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME. REGARDLESS...AT LEAST ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED INTENSE SUPERCELLS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE DRYLINE...WITH GREATER COVERAGE IN THE VICINITY OF THE TRIPLE POINT WHERE FORCING AND SHEAR WILL BE MAXIMIZED. STRONG /POTENTIALLY LONG-TRACK/ TORNADOES...VERY LARGE /PERHAPS GIANT/ HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORM THAT DEVELOPS ACROSS THE WARM SECTOR. AFOREMENTIONED COVERAGE CONCERNS WILL PRECLUDE A HIGH RISK AT THIS TIME. DURING THE EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT...STORMS MAY GROW UPSCALE INTO AN MCS OR BOWING SEGMENTS ACROSS ERN KS INTO MO. WHILE A TORNADO THREAT WILL LINGER NEAR THE WARM FRONT...A TRANSITION TOWARD MAINLY A LARGE-HAIL AND DAMAGING-WIND THREAT IS EXPECTED WITH EASTWARD EXTENT OVERNIGHT. ACROSS NRN/CNTRL TX...STRONGER FORCING WILL ARRIVE DURING THE EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND SUPERCELLS MAY DEVELOP LATER THAN FURTHER NORTH. THIS COULD LEAD TO A NIGHTTIME TORNADO RISK BEFORE STORMS POTENTIALLY GROW UPSCALE AS THEY APPROACH NORTHEAST TX. ADDITIONALLY...VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
originally posted by: SonOfThor
a reply to: TechniXcality
Happy Monday! How are the models looking today?
Any recommendations for those of us who don't have basements or storm shelters? I'm in SW Arlington right near 287 and 20 so I'm wondering if a long track tornado ends up heading our way what my best course of action would be...
Call me being a little more nervous now that I have a pregnant wife, but I am definitely much more aware of these types of dangers this year...