Major tornado outbreak possible in the plains
Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:32 AM
Friday, Apr 13 at 8:45 PM
The tornado outbreak on March 2nd is still very fresh on everyone’s mind. This weekend parts of Kansas and Oklahoma are bracing for a very similar event unfortunately. The ingredients are coming together for a major tornado outbreak. Take a look at the map below. The storm prediction center already has the area under a high risk for severe weather on Saturday. On March 2nd, we weren’t under a high risk until the day of the event.
Even the probability of severe weather is higher in Kansas and Oklahoma at 60%. We had a 45%, which was still very high and very unlikely. They are also under a hatched area, which means long lasting large and violent tornadoes are possible.
Here is text taken From the National Weather Service out of Norman, Oklahoma: A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE IS TAKING FORM FOR LATE SATURDAY IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.
Storm Prediction Center wording: A HIGH RISK WILL BE ISSUED DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR A HIGH-END LIFE THREATENING EVENT ACROSS THE SRN AND CNTRL PLAINS.
If you have family or know anyone living out in this area, please make sure they have a tornado safety plan already set-up. As we all know, this type of event is not something to take lightly!