Risk assessment through 03/27/2017 02:00 am

Total Severe Risk
Slight
Predicted Impact Level
Minor

Several low pressure systems are expected across Kansas over the next week or more bringing much-needed rain. There are some possibilities for severe weather, too. I'm currently watching three days short-term and one day toward the middle of next week.


Marginal to slight risk for severe storms 2/28/17 south and east of a line from near Atchison to near Independence

SE Kansas Could See Storms Tuesday

There is a marginal to slight risk for about the southeastern one-quarter of Kansas from a system that's expected to bring damaging tornadoes and hail to Missouri and Illinois. Main risk in Kansas is hail up to 1.5".





Fire Safety Crucial Until it Greens Up

Elevated Fire Risk in western Kansas coincides with Wildfire Awareness Week across the state. Outdoor burning should be avoided due to the dry grasses and dormant trees. Kansas wind will cause any fires that occur to spread rapidly.


Marquette KS EF-4 tornado April 14, 2012

Salina CLASS: Intro to Storm Tracking

Learn why some days produce supercells and others produce squall lines. Find out how to interpret radar and the sky to position yourself safely to observe and report severe weather.


Severe Weather Season Starts Soon

If this year is typical, we'll be seeing severe weather in Kansas in the not-too-distant future. My usual first chase date is about six weeks from now, and we're four weeks away from the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week across Kansas.