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    Henry Margusity

    Severe Storms in the Plains. Pattern Fears Coming

    7/31/2013, 7:10:51 AM

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    The longer-range pattern shows what I have been fearing this summer. The trough axis is becoming centered over the Mississippi Valley, and that trough may stick around through the end of August into September. The Atlantic ridge once again tries to push in from the East setting up a tropical corridor up the East coast. With all the rain we had this summer and more on the way, any tropical system that gets drawn into the southerly flow could mean a flood event for the some of the Eastern states. That's the fear I had all summer during the wet pattern we have been in.

    In the meantime, the troughs blowing through the East will bring cool, dry weather for a week, but more rain is coming for the East. The severe storms will remain in the Plains on the west side of the trough and some of the storms can be severe producing damaging winds, hail and even a few tornadoes.


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