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National Severe Weather Outlook for the next week

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Overview of the threat for the next few days

Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4
Sunday, April 5
Monday, April 6
Tuesday, April 7
Wednesday, April 8
Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 10

Outlook for Friday, April 3

Outlook Summary

Scattered large hail, severe wind gusts, and a brief tornado will be possible through this evening across south Texas.

Outlook Images

overview

tornado 2%

wind 15%

hail 15%

Detailed Outlook

SPC AC 031626

Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1126 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 031630Z - 041200Z

THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH TX

### SUMMARY

Scattered large hail, severe wind gusts, and a brief tornado will be possible through this evening across south Texas.

South TX

Initial thunderstorm development is underway just west of Del Rio near the Coahuila border as persistent but light easterly low-level winds aid in weak upslope forcing for ascent, and along the surface cold front over the Edwards Plateau. This vigorous cold front will plow south into the Brush Country through the afternoon and eventually into Deep South TX tonight.

Rich surface dew points from about 69-73 F in conjunction with pockets of modest boundary-layer heating will support a broad plume of 2000-3000 J/kg MLCAPE amid steep mid-level lapse rates of 7.5-8 C/km. While light winds below 700 mb will limit effective SRH, substantial veering of the wind profile with height along with pronounced speed shear through the mid/upper-levels will foster an elongated hodograph favorable for splitting supercells. This setup should support potential for a couple strongly rotating supercells in the mid-levels that may yield very large hail, resulting in a significant area delineation. The small SRH, weak MLCIN, and progressive/anafrontal nature of the front suggest that a messy mode with a mix of clusters and embedded HP supercells may ultimately evolve southeast this afternoon and evening. The best chance for large hail, severe wind gusts, and a brief tornado will exist with any supercell that can be sustained just ahead of the front, mainly into Deep South TX this evening.

..Grams/Karstens.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Saturday, April 4

Outlook Summary

Organized severe thunderstorms are not currently forecast across the Lower 48 states on Saturday.

Outlook Images

overview

tornado low

wind low

hail low

Detailed Outlook

SPC AC 030425

Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1125 PM CDT Thu Apr 02 2020

Valid 041200Z - 051200Z

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST

### SUMMARY

Organized severe thunderstorms are not currently forecast across the Lower 48 states on Saturday.

TX

Showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to be ongoing Saturday morning across parts of the Rio Grande Valley and South TX, as a cold front pushes south of the border by midday. Atop a relatively cool boundary layer, weak elevated instability (MUCAPE around 500-1000 J/kg) is forecast as a zonal belt of strong mid to high-level westerlies is maintained. A 500mb speed max is progged to move from the Gulf of California on Saturday morning to the Edwards Plateau/Rio Grande Valley during the evening. Coinciding with the approach of this disturbance, isolated to widely scattered convective coverage could continue across southern and central TX. Although a risk for small hail could accompany the stronger cores, it appears the overall risk for a stronger storm will remain limited during the day 2 period.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Sunday, April 5

Outlook Summary

Organized severe thunderstorms are not currently forecast for Sunday across the Lower 48 states.

Outlook Images

overview

any severe low

Detailed Outlook

SPC AC 030700

Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0200 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 051200Z - 061200Z

NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST

### SUMMARY

Organized severe thunderstorms are not currently forecast for Sunday across the Lower 48 states.

Synopsis

A mid-level low over the eastern Pacific initially located west of the OR coast Sunday morning, will move slowly south reaching the northern CA coast by early Monday. Very cold temperatures aloft will result in pockets of weak buoyancy primarily near the coast. During the day, some heating inland over the central valley may yield weak instability and low-topped convection.

Farther east, a mid-level ridge will extend across much of the Great Plains and MS Valley. Widely spaced, general thunderstorms are forecast. Low-level moisture/instability will likely remain limited due to the lack of robust moisture infiltrating the southern U.S., because of an old front of continental origin, still located over the Gulf of Mexico.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Monday, April 6

Outlook Images

any severe low / uncertain

Note on Medium Range Outlooks

You are looking at an outlook that is part of the medium range forecast (the outlook for days 4-8). The most important thing to note is that lack of a risk does not mean zero risk. Generally speaking, confidence has to be pretty high for the Storm Prediction Center to have an outlook area this far into the future.

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Detailed Outlook

ZCZC SPCSWOD48 ALL ACUS48 KWNS 030817 SPC AC 030817

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0317 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 061200Z - 111200Z

DISCUSSION

A seemingly slow-to-evolve upper-air pattern is forecast during the extended period. A mid-level low will move very little during the early part of the period and likely remain over CA. To the east, a mid-level ridge over the southern Great Plains and MS Valley is forecast. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday-Wednesday across portions of this broader area. Mesoscale details concerning timing/placement of storms, some of which may be strong to severe, are too uncertain at this time. By late in the extended period, it appears the cut-off mid-level low will gradually move east into the Desert Southwest/southern Rockies. A risk for severe will likely materialize ahead of this feature over the southern Great Plains, but confidence is low regarding timing and possible placement of a severe area.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Tuesday, April 7

Outlook Images

any severe low / uncertain

Note on Medium Range Outlooks

You are looking at an outlook that is part of the medium range forecast (the outlook for days 4-8). The most important thing to note is that lack of a risk does not mean zero risk. Generally speaking, confidence has to be pretty high for the Storm Prediction Center to have an outlook area this far into the future.

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Detailed Outlook

ZCZC SPCSWOD48 ALL ACUS48 KWNS 030817 SPC AC 030817

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0317 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 061200Z - 111200Z

DISCUSSION

A seemingly slow-to-evolve upper-air pattern is forecast during the extended period. A mid-level low will move very little during the early part of the period and likely remain over CA. To the east, a mid-level ridge over the southern Great Plains and MS Valley is forecast. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday-Wednesday across portions of this broader area. Mesoscale details concerning timing/placement of storms, some of which may be strong to severe, are too uncertain at this time. By late in the extended period, it appears the cut-off mid-level low will gradually move east into the Desert Southwest/southern Rockies. A risk for severe will likely materialize ahead of this feature over the southern Great Plains, but confidence is low regarding timing and possible placement of a severe area.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Wednesday, April 8

Outlook Images

any severe low / uncertain

Note on Medium Range Outlooks

You are looking at an outlook that is part of the medium range forecast (the outlook for days 4-8). The most important thing to note is that lack of a risk does not mean zero risk. Generally speaking, confidence has to be pretty high for the Storm Prediction Center to have an outlook area this far into the future.

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Detailed Outlook

ZCZC SPCSWOD48 ALL ACUS48 KWNS 030817 SPC AC 030817

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0317 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 061200Z - 111200Z

DISCUSSION

A seemingly slow-to-evolve upper-air pattern is forecast during the extended period. A mid-level low will move very little during the early part of the period and likely remain over CA. To the east, a mid-level ridge over the southern Great Plains and MS Valley is forecast. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday-Wednesday across portions of this broader area. Mesoscale details concerning timing/placement of storms, some of which may be strong to severe, are too uncertain at this time. By late in the extended period, it appears the cut-off mid-level low will gradually move east into the Desert Southwest/southern Rockies. A risk for severe will likely materialize ahead of this feature over the southern Great Plains, but confidence is low regarding timing and possible placement of a severe area.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Thursday, April 9

Outlook Images

any severe low / uncertain

Note on Medium Range Outlooks

You are looking at an outlook that is part of the medium range forecast (the outlook for days 4-8). The most important thing to note is that lack of a risk does not mean zero risk. Generally speaking, confidence has to be pretty high for the Storm Prediction Center to have an outlook area this far into the future.

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Detailed Outlook

ZCZC SPCSWOD48 ALL ACUS48 KWNS 030817 SPC AC 030817

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0317 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 061200Z - 111200Z

DISCUSSION

A seemingly slow-to-evolve upper-air pattern is forecast during the extended period. A mid-level low will move very little during the early part of the period and likely remain over CA. To the east, a mid-level ridge over the southern Great Plains and MS Valley is forecast. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday-Wednesday across portions of this broader area. Mesoscale details concerning timing/placement of storms, some of which may be strong to severe, are too uncertain at this time. By late in the extended period, it appears the cut-off mid-level low will gradually move east into the Desert Southwest/southern Rockies. A risk for severe will likely materialize ahead of this feature over the southern Great Plains, but confidence is low regarding timing and possible placement of a severe area.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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Outlook for Friday, April 10

Outlook Images

any severe low / uncertain

Note on Medium Range Outlooks

You are looking at an outlook that is part of the medium range forecast (the outlook for days 4-8). The most important thing to note is that lack of a risk does not mean zero risk. Generally speaking, confidence has to be pretty high for the Storm Prediction Center to have an outlook area this far into the future.

If you bookmark this page, it will continue to update with each new outlook that is issued.

Detailed Outlook

ZCZC SPCSWOD48 ALL ACUS48 KWNS 030817 SPC AC 030817

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0317 AM CDT Fri Apr 03 2020

Valid 061200Z - 111200Z

DISCUSSION

A seemingly slow-to-evolve upper-air pattern is forecast during the extended period. A mid-level low will move very little during the early part of the period and likely remain over CA. To the east, a mid-level ridge over the southern Great Plains and MS Valley is forecast. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday-Wednesday across portions of this broader area. Mesoscale details concerning timing/placement of storms, some of which may be strong to severe, are too uncertain at this time. By late in the extended period, it appears the cut-off mid-level low will gradually move east into the Desert Southwest/southern Rockies. A risk for severe will likely materialize ahead of this feature over the southern Great Plains, but confidence is low regarding timing and possible placement of a severe area.

..Smith.. 04/03/2020

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National Risk Overview

Friday, April 3
TORNADO: 2%
HAIL: 15%
WIND: 15%
Saturday, April 4
TORNADO: low
HAIL: low
WIND: low
Sunday, April 5
ANY SEVERE: low
Monday, April 6
ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
Tuesday, April 7
ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
Wednesday, April 8
ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
Thursday, April 9
ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
Friday, April 10
ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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