Past IEM Features tagged: may08
The middle third of May has been on the quiet side, severe weather wise, with no warnings issued on the 12th. The featured chart is a summary of warnings issued by day this month for the United States. Tuesday saw an uptick in severe weather with more of the same expected into this weekend over the High Plains. In fact, a rather significant outbreak of severe appears possible just to our west and is already attracting the attention of dedicated storm chasers.
A plot of daily high and low temperatures with climatology for Ames shows most of this month at below normal levels. The forecast for this week keeps us around 70 and 50 with the main area of thunderstorm chances staying mostly to our west.