Classic Outbreak Day Expected Tuesday

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Risk Overview

Valid Starting Monday April 25, 2016 2:00 am
Expires Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:00 am

Primary Risk Tornado

Other Risks Thunderstorms

Total Severe Weather Risk
Potential Impact
Forecaster Confidence Likely


The planners for the ceremony Tuesday commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Andover, KS tornado had to consider: what if there was a tornado threat during the ceremony? It looks like those plans may be at the forefront of their minds, with a classic tornado outbreak day looking to shape up in much of Oklahoma, Kansas, and part of Nebraska.

It's hard not to get caught up in the hype leading up to an outbreak day advertised by the models since early last week. Now, before it hits, is the time to consider your disaster plans and make any updates, such as buying some fresh water, getting cash from the ATM, and designating an out-of-the-area contact in case the worst happens.

I think there are two areas of particular concern in the 6pm and after timeframe -- a small area along the dryline west of Wichita and a larger area along the warm front near the Kansas-nebraska line.