|Friday, April 24, 2009 - 2:42PM
Beginning of May looking good
The Plains severe weather season is already going to be cranking up this weekend, but the GFS and Euro models have been fairly consistent in bringing some very good storm observation days to the Plains next week. This may usher in the first trip this season. I'm trying to decide whether I want to leave tonight (in order to observe storms the upcoming setups in Texas/Kansas this weekend), or on Tuesday for the second round.
The vehicle work is going to have to be done in Charleston over the next couple of days, I'm afraid - an early series of outbreaks means no time for Raleigh work sessions.
Based on the current outlook, this probability table charts the chance of the Plains weather expedition starting on a particular date:
|2009 Weather Expedition - Departure Date Probability as of April 24|
|April 28 - May 10||42%|