Quiet Start to the 2018 Severe Weather Season across the Midwest

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As of the end of April, Tornado Alley has been a quiet place; record setting to be specific. Normally by this time areas in the central part of the country, which normally see the severe weather, there would have been close to 50 tornadoes across Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The reason for this “dry spell” is because shots of cold air have pushed into the area and that has confined the war and humid air needed for the development of severe weather. Now, we are moving deeper into spring which leads to longer days and an increasing sun angle.

Starting back on Monday, a system was set to move into the area bringing the potential for a multiday severe weather setup.

Here was the Storm Prediction Center Outlook from Monday:

Now Tuesday:

And Wednesday:

We all know that even though something has the potential to form…doesn’t always mean it will.

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