Small tornado near Sayre, OK April 16, 2015. Pic from Johnny Kelly.
Same small, weak tornado near Sayre, OK April 16, 2015. Pic from JR Hehnly.
Look how small this tornado is. I believe this is the same weak tornado moving northwest across I 40 near Sayre, OK from Mike Williams. EF-0?
It's the Cut Off Low Weatherman's Woe! Here's the upper level weather pattern verified at around 6pm Thursday evening. This is not a forecast but the real observations Thursday evening. This is a SLOW moving storm system and expect rounds of showers and thunderstorms through Sunday morning. The instability is somewhat limited but lots of spin in the atmosphere so severe weather including tornadoes possible depending on how everything sets up each day. Today we had a few small tornadoes as I posted above with those pics I grabbed off of the KFOR TV website. Lets make sure I give everyone credit so I don't get sued or worse called out on TV. So yes, Friday and especially Saturday waves of thunderstorms could produce some severe weather including smaller type tornadoes. Plus, more chances for significant rainfall!! The upper storm system will move east of our area by Sunday afternoon and a nice break Monday through Tuesday with dry and pleasant weather returning.
But then later next week...look out folks! Here's the forecast for next Thursday. The jet stream flows over Oklahoma with a surface low developing to the northwest, dry line extending south, gulf moisture returning north and so on. Obviously, the weather maps I've posted here are make believe since it's seven days away! However, if the actual pattern comes close to this being late April then expect tornado alley to light up later next week or maybe next weekend. See ya under the wall cloud...