Severe Season is Just Getting Started

An experimental model based on past events, which is what we call “analogs” has been released by Saint Louis University. The parameters included are the probability of high winds, hail, and tornadoes. While thisĀ  is a week away, we can use it as general guidance as to when the next severe event may unfold here in the Carolinas and Virginia. As of now, there is a 45% chance of the event happening and event higher perhaps in certain locations within the dark orange outline.

The biggest threats for this potential event are wind and hail, and not so much tornadoes. However, keep in mind no two events are similar, and this model is based upon past events.

Wind threat:

Hail threat:

This new experimental outlook can be found at Saint Louis University’s website :

The model is indicating there could be some kind of a threat later this week into this weekend for the East Coast, so stay tuned!



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!