Yesterday was a big day for severe storms with over 400 unfiltered reports so far. Wind damage was the main impact and some of the pictures and videos seen on YouTube and Facebook are very amazing. I have to give credit to all weather outlets because the alert was sounded for severe weather and it seems most people were vigilant that severe weather was coming.
Today is not going to be as active of a day, but we will still have several areas of heavy thunderstorms across the country. The map below is a mixture of the TS scale and the HRRR simulated radar. I was just a little creative you can say this morning. The impacts again today will be main damaging wind gusts and some hail.
Looking at the longer range, we are going into a pattern of almost daily severe weather events. The NAO is staying negative which means heat surges across the eastern part of the country and an overactive jet stream across the northern tier of the country for the next 14 days or more. While the Plains will remain dry and hot, it's the areas from the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Northeast and mid-Atlantic that you have to watch shots of heat followed by severe weather events.
By mid-August, things are going to change some and it appears we could be getting into a somewhat active tropical pattern for the last half of August into September.
No video since I am not in the office again today.
The winds will be damaging across the northern Plains today. Expect gusts over 60 mph!
The week will start stormy for the Northern Plains with severe weather followed by high winds.
Next week will start of with severe weather and will end with a tropical threat aong the East coasty.
We may see tornadoes across the northern Plains during the next 10 days.
The active severe weather pattern will hit the northern Plains Thursday and cascade into the Upper Midwest Friday.
The Northeast will have strong storms prior to a nicer weather pattern that is coming in for the rest of the week. Video looks at the El Nino pattern.