Texas Storm Chasers – “Mother Nature will be unleashing all modes of weather tomorrow including blizzard conditions across parts of Wyoming and South Dakota, severe storms with tornadoes possible across parts of Minnesota and Iowa, and a hurricane in the gulf.
The NWS office in Rapid City, SD has issued a Blizzard Warning in effect for the area from 6am tomorrow until 9am on Saturday. Snowfall amounts of 6-13 inches are expected in and around the area with some locally higher amounts possible. Winds with gusts up to 50mph will be possible resulting in extremely compromised visibilities throughout the day tomorrow…
…Ahead of the snow, severe…possibly supercell type thunderstorms are expected to develop across parts of Minnesota and Iowa tomorrow with a chance of a few strong and damaging tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an elevated risk of severe weather tomorrow for southern Minnesota down into northern and central Iowa, with a standard risk extending into Wisconsin and south into parts of Kansas and Oklahoma…And last but not least…we’ve got tropical storm Karen in the gulf that is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by late Friday, and make landfall somewhere near Mobile Alabama by late Saturday…”
Published on Oct 3, 2013
There is the possibility of isolated tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds Friday, October 4 over portions of northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Nebraska.
- Tropical Storm Karen Forms, Likely to Hit US Gulf Coast (livescience.com)
- Unusual Strong Storm Front Threatens Midwest (1011now.com)
- Major fall storm arrives tonight, 2″ to 4″ rainfall, growing Friday severe risk (blogs.mprnews.org)
- Severe threat increasing for Kansas City; Rain arrives east by daybreak Saturday (kcstormfront.wordpress.com)
- Tropical Storm Karen nearing hurricane status in the Gulf (kens5.com)
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Under Hurricane Watch for Tropical Storm Karen (msema.org)
- Governor encouraging Alabamians to prepare for tropical storm Karen (enewscourier.com)
- Severe Weather Possibilities (blogs.woodtv.com)