Looking Ahead Out West

ecmwfUS_500_spd_120Looking deeper into May, there could be some localized severe leading into the weekend as the Southwest trough slowly ejects. The next notable threat is across the High Plains by early next week. While the Euro is a bit more vigorous with a trough digging into the Pacific Northwest, it’s still there with the Euro ensemble mean to a lesser degree. Maybe a bit similar to what some chasers saw yesterday and could see later today (Monday).

At least we’re looking at greater moisture return and with more northward extent than what’s verified so far this spring. That’s good for drought-stricken areas and at least helps should any severe threats arise. It’s not completely unheard of to see events in June throughout the central and southern Plains, but climo says they’re moving north by then with the jet.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

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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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