8-8-18 Central Plains Forecast:  Dry pattern developing for most….scattered storm risks continue south over the next week.  Details here. N.

8-8-18 Central Plains Forecast: Dry pattern developing for most….scattered storm risks continue south over the next week. Details here. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/IIs1otchTmc?hd=1 Forecast across the region today is shown below.  Still a few hit/miss showers and storms in the green shaded areas.  Highest coverage across western Kansas, where we could even see a few additional strong storms capable of hail and wind pockets. Forecast radar from 9am today through 6am Thursday: Total precipitation through this time-frame: Scattered coverage today with the best risk in western Kansas.  Tonight the risk for showers and storms continues mainly over the southern 2 county rows of Missouri. While many will see dry weather over the coming days, will need to watch southern portions of…
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8-7-18 Central Plains Forecast:  Storm chances shift south through mid-week….drier pattern develops for most.  Details here. N.

8-7-18 Central Plains Forecast: Storm chances shift south through mid-week….drier pattern develops for most. Details here. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/-LC7fjhAQJw?hd=1 Forecast across the region today: Forecast radar time-stamps through the day: Will need to watch southwest Kansas for an uptick in storm chances mainly after midnight tonight into Wednesday morning.  Forecast radar from 11pm-11am CDT tonight into Wednesday morning shown below: Total precipitation through 11am Wednesday: Watch the video for more info on the late week/weekend pattern.  I also touch on a potential shift in the precipitation pattern next week.  High temperatures over the next 4 days: Low temperatures over the next 4 days: Dewpoints over the next 4 days: Wind forecast over the next 4 days: 10-day…
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8-6-18 Central Plains Evening Update: Evening storms progress eastward overnight…majority of the storm risks shift south Tuesday. I.

8-6-18 Central Plains Evening Update: Evening storms progress eastward overnight…majority of the storm risks shift south Tuesday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good evening everyone! Storm activity is beginning to ramp up across portions of the region, in particular eastern NE and central KS, as of 4:15pm CDT. Pulse-type storms have popped up in southeast MO due to daytime instability, but a gradual weakening trend is expected with those storms as sunset approaches. A few storms have also developed across northwest NE.  The storms across eastern NE are expected to push eastward through the remainder of the evening with a slight uptick in coverage possible as it tracks further into southeast NE and eventually along the MO/IA border. This cluster may become…
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8-6-18 Central Plains Forecast: Continued storm risks shift south through Tuesday….drier mid-week. N.

8-6-18 Central Plains Forecast: Continued storm risks shift south through Tuesday….drier mid-week. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/MlTMgHkKK_A?hd=1 Today's forecast across the region:  VERY hot ahead of the cold front in Kansas/Missouri today!  Shower and storm chances increase mainly after 4/5pm lasting through the overnight with the highest risks in the shaded areas. Here is a general time-line of the storm progression across these areas this evening and overnight: The highest storm risks on Tuesday shift across Missouri.  Some very hit/miss activity possible across Iowa with most of Nebraska/Kansas working in drier weather through the day.  Forecast radar from 7am-10pm Tuesday (in 3-hour increments shown below).  Highest risks for more widespread storms across southern Missouri in…
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8-6-18 Long-range: Major conflicting signals week 2 & beyond today. Latest details here. M.

8-6-18 Long-range: Major conflicting signals week 2 & beyond today. Latest details here. M.

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8-5-18 NE/IA/MN/SD PM Update: Strong/severe storm risks increasing through the evening hours…areas of heavy rains likely in northeast NE/northern IA. I.

8-5-18 NE/IA/MN/SD PM Update: Strong/severe storm risks increasing through the evening hours…areas of heavy rains likely in northeast NE/northern IA. I.

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota
Good afternoon everyone! A band of heavier showers and storms continue to progress northeast across northern NE into southern SD as of 12:40pm CDT. A few stray showers have also trekked into far southwestern MN/northwest IA. An earlier patch of showers/storms have pushed eastward across the state of IA with a slow weakening trend noted as the atmosphere where it is located (eastern IA) is more stable. Widely scattered convection is also making its way across southwest NE.  Here is an updated version of the Severe Storm Outlook from this morning's update: A frontal boundary continues to slowly work south…
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8-5-18 Central Plains Sunday Update: Tracking a cluster of storms over IA this morning…additional strong storms likely this afternoon through tonight across NE/IA. I.

8-5-18 Central Plains Sunday Update: Tracking a cluster of storms over IA this morning…additional strong storms likely this afternoon through tonight across NE/IA. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good Sunday morning everyone! An active morning has evolved over portions of IA as an MCS (Mesoscale Convection System) developed over the far northwestern portions of the state. Since then it has took a dive towards the southeast, currently impacting locations in central/northeast IA as of 6:40am CDT. Over the last couple of hours it had exhibited a weakening trend but recently has shown an uptick in storms along the leading edge. While it is entering a less favorable environment, I expect this line to persist further east into eastern IA. I can't rule out some small hail and gusty…
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8-4-18 MN/ND/SD/NE/IA PM Update: Tracking isolated/widely scattered storm chances through early Sunday morning with a few storms becoming strong. I.

8-4-18 MN/ND/SD/NE/IA PM Update: Tracking isolated/widely scattered storm chances through early Sunday morning with a few storms becoming strong. I.

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Good afternoon everyone! This post will discuss new details in regards to this afternoon/evening's severe weather threat. Convection is still ongoing across portions of central IA with slightly heavier rainfall occurring in eastern MN as of 12:35pm CDT. A vast majority of NE and all of SD has since cleared out from this band of rain. The batch of storms from this morning in north-central ND has since crossed the border into northwest MN and this thin line of storms will likely be the biggest playmaker when it comes to our severe weather threat.  The severe weather threat has been…
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8-4-18 Central Plains Saturday Update: Shower/storm risks continue through the remainder of the weekend, especially northern areas…warmth persists south of rains. I.

8-4-18 Central Plains Saturday Update: Shower/storm risks continue through the remainder of the weekend, especially northern areas…warmth persists south of rains. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good Saturday morning everyone! A swath of broken showers with embedded heavier rain is lifting northeastward in western IA/far eastern NE southward into portions of central KS as of 8:20am CDT. These are the remnants of last night's storms that affected the Western Plains.  By the time we arrive towards the noon hour CDT, this band of rain likely won't have made much progression east, though, it likely will have weakened in intensity. Through the afternoon hours I expect the area of showers to continue on a weakening trend with eastern KS, northwest MO, and eastern IA likely seeing a…
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