A big ass ridge was dominating the weather across the southern two-thirds of the country bringing a substantial heat wave to much of the Central and Southern Plains.  The displacement of the jet stream to the north confined most of the severe weather opportunities to the Dakotas and even Canada. […]

Nothing too exciting to report for this day.  SPC had most of Lower Michigan in a slight risk for severe storms, but I wasn’t terribly interested in the day.  I was sitting at home keeping an eye on the storms near Grand Rapids when the southern cell started to appear […]

Convergence along a lee trough was expected to trigger scattered thunderstorms from New Mexico to Nebraska.  Southwesterly flow from 500mb up juxtaposed over southerly flow in the low levels would create an environment supportive of supercells while the large CAPE would promote large hail while large low level shear and […]