Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heads up weather days

As I mentioned in my last post, you'll want to pay special attention to the changing weather situation over the next 3 days.  The storm threat today will be mainly western and central Kansas, those areas highlighted in yellow.  Large hail, high winds and a few tornadoes are possible later this afternoon and evening.  The focus of attention will push eastward for Friday afternoon and evening, with again a few tornadoes, hail and wind the concerns.  Saturday has the potential to be a very active day across eastern Kansas, especially in the orange-shaded area.  This includes Wichita, Hutchinson, El Dorado, Salina, Emporia and Topeka, just to name a few of the cities.

This post isn't to scare you but simply make you aware of the threat that Kansas is facing.  Now is the time to plan and prepare!  If you have special activities going on any of these highlighted areas, just have a plan in place and know ahead of time where you would go if severe weather threatens.
If you haven't already, now would be a great time to download our free Storm Team 12 app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us safe.

Mike said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date on this days in advance. We actually delayed a trip to Omaha on Saturday to Sunday to avoid any chances of being caught by a storm.
Thanks!

Gary Shuff said...

As a spotter I can always be ready for the weather change so Thanks Rodney for keeping us spotters informed.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. But I hope Saturday's forecast is wrong. Our daughter is running her first full marathon in Abilene Saturday morning. We are praying the storms hold off until the race is over and we make the drive back to Wichita.

javajodi@att.net said...

Not only thanks to Rodney...but a big shout out to all of the spotters who are on the outside looking out for us...Thanks guys and gals!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information. I work at business that I need to be aware to keep our customers safe.

Anonymous said...

After being in several cities that have been hit by tornadoes when I lived within them and then having a daughter, son in law and grandchildren having their whole town torn up (Greensburg) I am thankful that you give us a "heads up" on conditions that can cause a tornado in our area. Forewarned is being forearmed against any dangerous weather.

Rodney Price said...

Anonymous 11:47am commenter - if I had to guess right now, I'd say the mid-late afternoon hours would be the prime time for storms to develop. Unless we still have some early morning storms (from the night before), the first half of the day looks OK. But as always, stay tuned.