It is raw from Iowa (40s) to Manitoba (32). Check out the new wet snowfall at Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada DOT & darethehair’s cam:
Near North Dakota state line (from fortwhytelive):
LEAST ACTIVE SPRING IN 5 YEARS…………….BEFORE THAT, 23 YEARS……..
Spring 2015 is the least active (severe weather-wise) in our viewing area since 2010. Prior to 2010, that spring was the least active since 1992. Prior to 1992, 1971 was the least active.
This is measured by 1) t’storm events, 2)official NOAA severe weather reports divided by population density & 3) number of strong/severe t’storm reports in newspapers that were not picked up by NWS.
STORMS SOUTH & NORTHWEST OF US LASTNIGHT……..WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR TODAY WITH CLEARING SKIES…………
We had a couple of pre-frontal trough squall line segments of storms pass through southwestern Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee last night & a supercell pass over Lake Michigan, but we missed out. There was some isolated to spotty wind damage in southern Kentucky/Tennessee & Wisconsin.
This after 273 reports of severe weather in the central & eastern U.S. Saturday. There were 45 reports of tornadoes from Wyoming to Minnesota to Missouri to Texas. One tornado even occurred in Louisiana.
Skies will gradually clear today & winds will shift to west as humidity drops. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s look good with near 50 tonight. Dew points have dropped into the 40s in northwestern Illinois & 50s in north-central Illinois, while ours are still in the 60s as surface cold front passes. If there is anything that pops today, it would be an isolated shower/t’shower.
ANOTHER EPISODE OF BLACK LOCUST WINTER…………
It is going to be chilly with another Black Locust winter episode Tuesday-Friday morning.
After some sun & cumulus tomorrow with 62-66, lows of 39-44 are likely tomorrow night. Wednesday looks cool & fall-like with mostly cloudy skies, a few spotty showers, windy conditions & highs of only 55-62. With clearing, 37-42 is likely Wednesday night.
Thursday will feature more in the way of sun & highs of 62-66 & lows Thursday night of 40-46.
FRIDAY-NEXT WEEKEND………NEXT MONDAY, TOO………..
Friday & Saturday look good with 70s (low Saturday night only in the 60s), but showers & t’storms are likely the day of the Indy 500 with highs of 75-80.
Severe weather is possible, given current forecasted shear, instability & dynamics next Monday. Highs in the 80s are possible. The exact details of who has the best potential of severe weather in the Midwest will become more apparent in the coming days. It may be north, south, east of us or we may in the worst of the bulls-eye. Stay tuned.