Severe Weather outlook for Saturday 5/21/05- 11:05am EDT
Today looks like it could be a little exciting for hail and straight-line winds but tornadic development looks limited. Especially after dark tonight I expect a mesoscale convective system (MCS) to develop in a line from western Iowa through eastern Kansas. Below I attached the severe weather and hail outlook maps from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK. For those of you who have never seen SPC, imagine a single room filled with lots of computers with three meteorologists inside. Yeah, that's it. I was very disappointed when I visited. However, these guys do know their stuff. They are responsible for issuing watches while warnings and details on individual storms are left up to the individual forecast offices.