Happy Easter Weekend everyone! The new weather data is coming in and it looks rather stormy next week which is typical for this time of year. Almost everyday next week there is a chance for thunderstorms. The way it appears right now the most likely days for a significant severe weather event in Oklahoma seems to be Wednesday and Thursday but obviously it's a long way off and well we all know how things can change around these parts. So as usual nothing set in stone but prepare for the worst and hope for the best! I usually don't post detailed information this far out into the future since the weather won't look exactly this way but what the heck. The weather computer models have been very consistent on this for many days now and climatology is in my favor. Plus, I'm going a little stir crazy these days and just making sure everyone has an early heads up on what could be a stormy week. That reminds me of an old movie called... Stir Crazy. IMO this movie had some of the funniest scenes ever. The very best I could not post due to inappropriate language so try this one. Stir Crazy.
Storm Chasing Hobart, OK Spring 1984
My first tornado Feb 14, 1987 Medicine Park. OK
My last tornado May 20, 2013 Moore, OK
Here's the latest 00z data from the GFS computer tracking the next storm system moving across the country. You can follow the upper storm system from west to east and as you can see the track and over all jet stream pattern is favorable for thunderstorms in Oklahoma next week. And in Oklahoma when you get thunderstorms this time of year, you get severe with it. We can only hope that it's not too severe and that some areas receive beneficial rainfall!
Tuesday afternoon upper storm moving into west coast.
Wednesday afternoon center of upper storm moving into Colorado.
Thursday afternoon center of upper storm moving across Nebraska / South Dakota.
Friday center of upper storm moving across Minnesota.