Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for July 10 – 16, 2006.
Valid: 07/10/2006.

Highlights:

– Thunderstorms tonight through Tuesday night, isolated severe possible.

– Temperatures above normal all week, reaching 100F in parts of the state by Friday.

Probabilities:

– Severe Thunderstorms in Oklahoma: 15%
– Storm Chase: < 5%
– Winter Precip: < 5%

Discussion:

Ongoing activity is the most exciting thing this week. Weak shortwave trof will move east of the region on Wednesday with a return to hot and dry conditions. Temperatures should continue above normal (93F in OKC) all week. 100F temperatures are possible late in the week as the 594dm ridge tries to build in across parts of western OK. For now expect temperatures to be 5-8 degrees above normal region wide. Dewpoints are in the low 70s and little change is expected, which will be the main reason for uncomfortable conditions this week. All in all this is right in line with climo and nothing to complain about.

NHC is monitoring some activity way east and this may develop into a TD or TS late in the week. Other than that, little organized activity in the tropics.

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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