Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Soggy Storm A Brewin' For The Plains?

Good morning from snowy Denver, Colorado.

I was taking a look at a long range forecast model and it's got a very soggy storm system heading across the country early next week.

Just take a look at this image from a forecast model next Tuesday, April 13.  (You are looking at the southern plains - that pink and red colors are along the Kansas/Colorado state line and extending down into Texas.

Those pinks are reds mean widespread rain totals in the 2+ inch category. If this comes true, it will be very needed and appreciated.

The wind over the past several days has zapped much of the moisture from the top layers of the soil. The region you see in this snapshot has been covered with widespread high fire danger over the past week.

Even the climate prediction center has picked up on the potential for a soggy storm system - highlighting the central plains on their weekly weather hazards for the potential to see heavy rain April 13-14.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.  Will post updates later in the week!

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