No-Go For Weekend Storm Trip

GFS_20140410Although some stormy weather is expected out west this weekend, I’m calling off any possibility of traveling out there.

I was very much on the fence about the whole prospect anyway. A very marginal setup over Kansas on Saturday and a potential setup in east Texas on Sunday. A round trip of at least 3,000 miles for what, just the slight risk of seeing a good storm?

Even though there may not be another notable threat of severe storms for a while after this weekend, it will be best to wait things out. The heart of the severe chase season is really late April into May.

I figure not taking this trip now will save me the money for an extra trip later in the season.

I will continue to monitor the situation and post additional forecasts and outlooks in the coming days.

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Quincy

Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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