Saturday, April 24, 2010

Major Severe Weather Outbreak

This weekend has and will continue to feature a major outbreak of severe weather across the Southeast.  On Saturday over 50 tornadoes were reported resulting in at least one dozen deaths.  In addition, over 300 reports of severe weather blanketed the region.   Here is a map of the severe weather reports for Saturday:

This is the most potent spring type storm so far this season featuring many of the ingredients necessary for a severe weather outbreak.  Ample gulf moisture, instability, strong upper level winds and wind shear (a change in wind speed or direction) were all present for this outbreak of severe storms.