I hesitated before I composed this morning’s heads-up outlook. My thoughts were along the lines of “here it is Wednesday, and I’m looking at model data from Tuesday night, and the models I can access differ significantly — yet I feel the need to post about it now.” A really good discussion has erupted online today, not having to do with this system but with the tropical system forecast by the GFS next week. I’m…
A lot of the storm-related narrative so far this year, at least in the Wichita TV market (i.e. most of Kansas) has been chaser hordes. There are many reasons we try to avoid them. The real problem is not the number of chasers…it’s the hangers-on who fancy themselves chasers because they have a cell phone and a radar app. There are some chasers who have a legitimate purpose on the road, and an order of magnitude more who do nothing but make it more dangerous for everyone.
Will it be a "busy" storm season? It's all relative! If there's only one single tornado this year, that'd be a dud, right? Unless it hits your house or town, then 2020 is a "bad" year...for you. Mark Bogner looks at the climate hints that point to what this spring may look like.Read More