Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for March 19 – 25, 2007.
Valid: 03/19/2007.

Highlights:

– Lots of rain this week with some severe weather potential thrown in for good measure. Temperatures will vary day to day, but should average at or above normal.

Probabilities:

– Severe Thunderstorms in Oklahoma: 40%
– Storm Chase: 20%
– Winter Precip: < 5%

Discussion:

Normal high is 63F at this point and we should be near or above that all week. Cloud cover and rainfall will make the actual temperatures vary quite a bit. Severe thunderstorms are possible all week, but the most intense stuff looks to be Wednesday and Saturday. I disagree with OUN on Thu/Fri. I do think we'll see some isolated severe on these days, but don't think it will be anything other than marginal. The 40% covers what's expected all week and highlights Wed/Sat. Heavy rainfall is a big concern although the GFS has turned dry. I'm not biting into this solution as there is lots of moisture over the region. OUN's sounding had CAPE values of 760 J/Kg and LIs -3.6 this morning. This should only improve, until widespread rainfall hits.

More details this afternoon with the special discussions.

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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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