Posted by: pyeager | May 30, 2011

Tornado Threat from Plains to Northeast This Week

By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

The greatest number of tornadoes in this record-breaking tornado season has been across the southern portion of the United States, but a storm system producing late-season snow in the Rockies will result in a tornado threat from the Northern Plains to the Northeast from Monday (Memorial Day) through Wednesday.

On Monday, a moderate risk of tornadoes will be found in the northern Plains, including the eastern Dakotas and parts of Minnesota and Nebraska, according to the government’s tornado experts, the Storm Prediction Center.

Memorial Day severe weather potential
Memorial Day severe weather potential

By Tuesday, the dangerous thunderstorms will be possible in the upper Midwest.

Severe weather potential for May 31, 2011

Severe weather potential for May 31, 2011

By Wednesday, the severe weather threat will expand in the highly populated Northeast, a region that has generally be spared damaging thunderstorms and tornadoes so far this year. The preliminary risk area includes all of New England, eastern New York (including New York City), much of New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania (including Philadelphia).

Needless to say, this area will be refined in the coming days, but the danger is elevated in highly populated regions.

Severe weather potential for June 1

Severe weather potential for June 1

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