A Rather Rare Weather Prediction

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Severe weather is expected in the Plains today and Tuesday, but Wednesday could steal the spotlight this week. Cold air from Canada, clashing with warm and moist air from the Gulf and combining with dry air from the Desert Southwest could combine to produce a potentially deadly and widespread severe weather outbreak by mid-week. “There is the potential for a significant weather event Wednesday,” Bill Bunting, Chief of Operations at the Storm Predication Center said.  Severe storms could spawn tornadoes, damaging winds and destructive hail across Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The outbreak could continue into Thursday and Friday as the system punches eastward.

The Storm Prediction Center issues several forecasts highlighting the probability for severe weather several times a day. These forecasts are called Convective Outlooks. The outlooks highlight the probability that an area will experience severe storms up to eight days in advance. These probabilities fall into three categories:…

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