Understanding the Storm Prediction Center Outlook
has been a change in the way the Storm Prediction Center now classifies
storms click on the button to see the difference between the old and
To help you understand these new categories, click on the this link.
As a further guide here are the SPC's Outlook Probability to Categorically Description Tables.
of this information can be found on the http://www.spc.noaa.gov
website. I strongly suggest you do further reading and regularly check
the page for update. I also encourage you to check the Storm Prediction
Center Outlooks on a daily basis, click on any day that shows a risk
for the area, and read the accompanying text. It will give you a heads
up on any upcoming weather. Also check into http://www.weather.gov/pah/
every day to see what the weather will be for our area. Remember
though, these are only tools that are available to help you. A better
understanding of our weather can only be learned by studying more about
this phenomenon we call weather.
When weather threatens
make sure you log into http://www.weather.gov/pah/ for the latest
update. If you have a Smart Phone there are a number of apps you can
use to look at the radar if you are away from your computer . I use
RadarScope but what you chose to use is up to you.