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Severe WX June 6th-June 8th Severe Weather Threat (1 Viewer)


Bevo

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Looks like severe weather in the north will pick back up again over the coming days.

The updated risks from the SPC on Day 3 (7 AM Sat. 6/6 - 7 AM Sun. 6/7) are notable--Day 3 enhanced with a corridor of significant severe forecast in Montana and the Dakotas.

SPC AC 040744

Day 3 Convective Outlook CORR 1
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0244 AM CDT Thu Jun 04 2020

Valid 061200Z - 071200Z

...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...

CORRECTED FOR WORDING

...SUMMARY...
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind
gusts and a tornado threat will be possible in parts of the northern
Plains Saturday afternoon and evening.

...Northern Plains...
An upper-level ridge will amplify and move quickly northeastward
across the northern Plains on Saturday. At the surface, a low will
deepen in the northern Montana as a warm front moves northward into
the northern Plains. Along and south of the warm front, a moist
airmass will be in place across much of South Dakota. A narrow
corridor of maximized low-level moisture will exist across eastern
and northern Montana. Strong instability is forecast to develop to
the south of the warm front Saturday afternoon across parts of
southern and western South Dakota with moderate instability further
northwestward along the moist axis. Large-scale ascent will increase
across the northern Plains during the day as a shortwave trough
approaches from the southwest. Although a capping inversion is
forecast to be in place across much of the instability corridor, the
cap should weaken by late afternoon. This combined with increasing
large-scale ascent and low-level convergence along the warm front
should result in surface-based convective initiation across the
instability corridor Saturday afternoon from southern and western
South Dakota into central and eastern Montana. Other thunderstorms
may develop further to the northeast in the cooler airmass across
northeastern South Dakota and southern North Dakota. Thunderstorms
are expected to grow upscale and move northeastward across the
northern Plains from late Saturday afternoon through the evening.

Forecast soundings along the instability axis by 22Z on Saturday to
the east of Rapid City, South Dakota show moderate to strong
instability with MLCAPE in the 2500 to 4500 J/kg range, lower or
higher depending upon which model solution you look at. The wind
profile shows directional shear from the surface to 700 mb with
strong speed shear in the mid-levels. The wind profile will likely
support supercell development. 700-500 mb lapse rates of 7.5 C/km
will be favorable for large hail with the more intense cores. The
large hail threat along with a possibility of hailstones greater
than 2 inches in diameter, is forecast to be greatest across western
and central South Dakota along the corridor with the strongest
instability. Large hail will also be possible in central and
northern Montana but weaker instability there may keep the threat a
bit more isolated. A few tornadoes may occur as supercells mature
and move northeastward into strengthening low-level flow during the
late afternoon and early evening. The wind damage threat will be
maximized with the stronger supercells. This wind damage threat
should become greater during the early to mid evening, especially if
a transition to linear mode occurs.

..Broyles.. 06/04/2020
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Weather Twitter has their eyes on this system.

From the outlook discussion, it sounds like the hatched area at this time outlines a large hail threat, but the outlook does mention a threat for tornadoes. A bit too early to tell how significant but tomorrow's update should clarify things.

Day 4 shows a 15% risk for Sunday and Monday morning across the Dakotas and Minnesota.
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DDM

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I'm in the enhanced risk area today in NW MN. It looks like our first good chance for severe storms this year. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the sky later.
 

DDM

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Round 2 of severe should be coming up in a couple of hours. Had a couple of decent lightning shows last night, but nothing too exciting.
 

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Brief Tor Warning for Cullman/Morgan county. The warning was allowed to expire as the rotation broadened out as it moved north.
 

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