Active weather pattern next couple weeks 

Posted: 7:37 am Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

A highly energized subtropical jet stream pattern (stronger than normal faster than normal winds aloft) coming off the Pacific Ocean with embedded storm systems is leading to a more active weather pattern and a shift to more wetness the next couple weeks.

About every 4 days a system will come along capable of producing heavy downpours and isolated damaging thunderstorms.

March through May is prime severe weather season in the south with a peak often seen in April. The map below shows “normal” climatology of tornado odds on this date, it is NOT a forecast map:

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On a national basis this years tornado season is running on a par with the bad year of 2011:

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SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:

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3-DAY RAINFALL ESTIMATE:

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5-DAY RAINFALL ESTIMATE:

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7-DAY RAINFALL TOTAL ESTIMATE:

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