Between the Lines - storms to our north and south

09 May 2016

Today had a strong setup. The SPC had issued an enhanced risk a couple of days out for Arkansas and far east Oklahoma. Additionally a slight risk area stretched further north to coincide with the extension of the dry line and a warm front to the north.

We pained over where to target for quite a while. The best storms looked like they would be in the south, but we were concerned that they would fire too far to the east where the terrain makes chasing very frustrating as undulating terrain, trees and sparse roads make things difficult. We decided to play for some storms firing off the dry line in central Kansas.

Those storms did fire, but were very slack. To the north the warm front yielded a number of near stationary tornadic storms, while to the south some intense footage was appearing of a tornadic supercell in Oklahoma (in perfectly chasable territory further to the west than we had anticipated). 

While between all of that, we sat with some gentle thunderstorms. Completely safe, for what it's worth.

Pap storm from the north

SPC Day 1 Weather Outlook as at 06:00UTC (01:00 Central Time the night before)

SPC 01:00UTC day 1 forecast for Mon May 2016

SPC Day 1 Weather Reports for the day.

SPC storm reports for Mon May 2016

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