There were three areas of severe weather in the country on Friday, as seen on the Storm Prediction Center torm reports map. One was the east, with numerous wind damage and hail reports and a few tornado reports, most prominently the one that moved through parts of Hampton in southeast Virginia. The second was in the Texas Panhandle, where the Virginia Tech storm chasers observed some supercell storm structures, though the sparse road network didn’t allow us to position ourselves as well as we would have liked. And then there was a third in South Dakota, considered a marginal chance Friday morning, but ending up producing a few tornadoes.
Cooler, drier weather is moving into Southwest Virginia for the weekend, as the jet stream takes a big dip in the Eastern U.S.
Meanwhile, we’ll take another stab at Plains supercells on Saturday, quite likely in the Texas Panhandle once again.