Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for August 20 – 26, 2007.
Valid: 08/20/2007.

Highlights:

– Temperatures near normal.

– Possible cold front this weekend with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

– Dean should make landfall on Wednesday and there is another system in the tropics to watch.

Probabilities:

– Severe Thunderstorms in Oklahoma: 10%
– Storm Chase: < 5%
– Winter Precip: < 5%

Discussion:

Saturday night was a wild ride, of course some of us slept right through it. Pretty wild situation and none of us got the forecast right. This week should be much more quiet.

594dm ridge will build into the region on Tuesday bringing temps to their warmest level of the week. By Wednesday the ridge should weaken with heights generally around 592dm. A shortwave trof will move just north of Oklahoma on Friday and this should help push a weak front into the region. Little cooling is expected as flow behind this system is weak. Overall this week should be a normal late summer time period with temperatures a little above normal (currently 92F in OKC).

Since I'm issuing discussions on Dean, I won't waste much time here on it. There is a weak system in the Atlantic that NHC is watching, at this point the tropics are seasonably active.

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About Putnam Reiter

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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