Satellite & Radar Analysis Of Dangerous Spring Storm

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Dangerous Thunderstorms To Hammer Central US Today & Tuesday

 

 

Another round of dangerous thunderstorms will occur over the south-central US today as a slow moving powerful Spring storm continues to hammer the country. The greatest threat of severe weather will occur over the Southeast with tornadoes and large hail being the primary concern. The severe weather threat gradually pushes into the eastern US coast over the coming days with the Southeast again being in the path of the most dangerous portion of the storm. Of importance to the nat gas and heating markets is the cool air that continues pushing deep into the southern US on the back side of the storm and over much of the eastern US by Wednesday. This will lead to greater than normal demand over many regions as lows drop into the 30s and 40s for much of this week. A surge of warmer temperatures out ahead of the storm will lead to pleasant conditions across much of the eastern US coast until the cold front passes Wednesday. Once the cooler than normal conditions become established over the eastern US, reinforcing cool blasts will continue through the weekend with additional Spring storms expected next week. We have said the active and chilly pattern would play out into May for quite some time and it will do so until at least the middle of the month. This weeks storm will again prevent “perfect” build weather from occurring as warm temperatures will remain confined to the western US and portions of the southern Plains, which will keep supplies from gaining significant ground on the nearly 1.0 Tcf deficit they are currently running compared to the 5 year average.

The water vapor satellite loop shows a massive Spring storm over the central US with powerful thunderstorms along the cold front. Chilly air is being dragged into the low through the northern Rockies and Plains and will lead to cooler than normal conditions for much of this week over much of the central and eastern US. Out ahead of the line of thunderstorms a nice warm surge is pushing into the eastern US coast for a couple days of pleasant temperatures.

 

 

Another round of severe thunderstorms will occur Tuesday, especially during the afternoon and evening with tornadoes and large hail again a threat over the Southeast.

Another round of severe thunderstorms will occur Tuesday, especially during the afternoon and evening with tornadoes and large hail again a threat over the Southeast.

 

 

Tuesday will bring the threat of more tornadoes across the southeastern US with the image showing the location of greatest threat.

Tuesday will bring the threat of more tornadoes across the southeastern US with the image showing the location of greatest threat.

 

 

Tuesday will bring moderate to heavy rains along the cold front with many locations recieving an inch or more over the Southeast with lesser but still impressive amounts toward the Ohio Valley region.

Tuesday will bring moderate to heavy rains along the cold front with many locations recieving an inch or more over the Southeast with lesser but still impressive amounts toward the Ohio Valley region.

This weeks trough and associated strong Spring storm will bring cooler than normal conditions of 10-15F across all of the central US and gradually pushing into the eastern US later in the week.  This will lead to enough nat gas and heating demand to keep builds from being anything but modest.  Only the west coast will see above normal temperatures by Thursday as high pressure builds in.

This weeks trough and associated strong Spring storm will bring cooler than normal conditions of 10-15F across all of the central US and gradually pushing into the eastern US later in the week. This will lead to enough nat gas and heating demand to keep builds from being anything but modest. Only the west coast will see above normal temperatures by Thursday as high pressure builds in.

 

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