Opinion: The Storm Predicition Center Should Become Regionalized

I am all for change within the meteorological world. It’s something that a lot of meteorologists surprisingly fight against, but as with anything, people get set in their ways and refuse to try to do things better. Social media is one example. The weather world (at least NWS affiliates) was several years behind on that […]

Marginal Risk of Severe Storms This Afternoon

Marginal Risk of Severe Storms just East of Bowling Green Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to pop up just to the west of Bowling Green around noon. These showers and storms will be moving into a slightly better environment over Bowling Green and points eastward. Current mesoanalysis indicates that some instability is nosing into the […]

Sweet Relief for Bowling Green Weather

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today 7/20 – Isolated Thunderstorms; Hot – High 95° / Tonight – Isolated Showers – Low 76° A shortwave trough has kicked off a large cluster of storms to our west this morning. These storms will impact us in the morning hours if they hold together. Conditions will once […]

Severe Weather Expected for Bowling Green Weather

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today 7/13 – Scattered Severe Storms Likely; Hot – High 93° / Tonight – Severe Storms Likely – Low 75° According to a morning analysis across the midwest, a very warm, and moist environment is in place across Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and places further north. This means that the […]

Severe Weather Likely This Afternoon

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar: Today – AM Showers, Afternoon Severe Storms Possible – High 78˚ / Tonight – Severe Storms Possible – Low 54˚ Showers will move out of the region by late morning. Scattered showers are possible throughout the afternoon. Severe storms become increasingly likely by late afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has placed us […]

Severe Weather in the Southern Plains

Twelve tornado reports were submitted to the National Weather Service yesterday afternoon, in what has been a fairly active week for weather in the southern Plains. The main culprit for the consistent severe weather: a cut-off low pressure system that has been parked over the Four Corners. This setup primes the Plains environment for sufficient […]

Severe Weather Potential On The Rise

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today – Scat’d Strong Storms, Windy – High 72° / Tonight – Scat’d Storms – Low 40° Heavy rain and storms are ongoing across much of the region this morning, but the more prominent risk for storms will be later this afternoon along a cold front that’s moving through. […]

SPC Severe Weather Breakdown

As a follow-up to the article Pierce wrote about how to interpret the SPC severe weather outlooks, here is a great chart that visually explains what each color on the map means. I find this to be a very simple and helpful breakdown since so many colors and levels of risk can get confusing. This […]

Severe Weather Season Starts Slow

With only 27 (SPC) tornadoes through March 12th, some might say we are off to a slow severe weather start. Does this mean we are in for a weak severe weather season? Not necessarily. The cold weather across the country has definitely had an impact on the amount of severe weather we have seen so […]

Tornado Forecasting Workshop with Rich Thompson

An amazing series has been put together by the University of Oklahoma’s Student Chapter of the American Meteorology Society (OUSCAMS). OUSCAMS has had Lead Forecaster Rich Thompson of the Storm Prediction Center come to the National Weather Center for a weekly series discussing tornado forecasting. I will say the tornado forecasting workshop is not your normal […]