Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

NWS Storm Prediction Center Day 1 – Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlooks

Severe weather rarely happens without any warning. While we will never be able to pinpoint exactly when and where severe weather will develop, we can identify broader areas with the potential for the development of severe weather.

The weather office charged with monitoring and forecasting the potential for severe weather over the 48 continental United States is the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) located in Norman, OK. The SPC produces what is known as Convective Outlooks that are updated several times each day. These outlook graphics display six different color categories to display the different risks and likelihood of severe thunderstorms occurring in any one location.

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