Severe Weather Outlooks & Forecasts
We hope you'll find these links useful for storm chasing.
|Day 1 Graphic - SPC||Day 1 Graphic - College of DuPage|
|Day 1 Convective Outlook - SPC||Day 1 Plain English - College of DuPage|
|Day 2 Graphic - SPC||Day 2 Graphic - College of DuPage|
|Day 2 Convective Outlook - SPC||Day 2 Plain English - College of DuPage|
|Day 3 Convective Outlook - SPC||Day 1 Text - Ohio State|
|Day 2 Text - Ohio State|
|Weather Watches:||Mesoscale Discussions:|
|Current Conv. Watches & Advisories - SPC||Recent Mesoscale Discussions - SPC|
|General Watch & Advisory Graphic - SPC|
Convective Forecasts & Discussions:
|Current Alerts & Bulletins:|
|National Convective Weather Forecast||Severe WX Bulletins - COD|
|Hourly Mesoscale Analysis - SPC||Severe WX Bulletins - Wx Underground|
|Short Term Forecast Discussion - HPC|
|Medium Range Forecast Discussion - HPC|
|CAPS Storm Prediction - OU||Severe Wx Reports & Statistics:|
|U.S. Weather Threats - NOAA||Severe Weather Reports - SPC|
|Oklahoma Mesonet - OU||Monthly Tornado Statistics - SPC|
|Iowa Mesonet - ISU|
- Interactive Weather Information Network
|Severe Weather Discussions|
|Robert Lattery-AKA 'Vortex 100's Discussion|
A bit of information on these outlooks:
A storm chaser or weather enthusiast is always interested in the possibility of severe weather near his or her area. These links are often referenced before or during storm chasing. Probably the most used outlooks are the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 forecasts from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. These forecasts attempt to predict the potential for supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail.
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Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.
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