No Risks For A While
Cold air continues to dominate the United States weather landscape. By mid-February we are seeing a possible storm system, and then a better chance in the first week of March. One of both of these could produce chasing opportunities. We will keep you updated. Gary Lezak
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What is a Slight, Moderate or High Risk?
Slight, Moderate and High Risks are designations used by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, to designate progressively-higher levels of risks associated with severe thunderstorms, including damaging hail, high winds and tornadoes. More explanation here. One main difference between a Slight Risk, a Moderate Risk and a High Risk is the likelihood of severe storms and the number of severe storms expected to appear in a risk area. There have been plenty of tornadoes spotted (and large ones too) on Slight Risk days.
Slight risks are quite common during severe-weather season. You'll see them nearly every day most years. High risk areas may occur only a few to a few dozen times a year.
Additionally, when there's NOT a severe-risk area issued by the SPC for a given day, the staff here at TornadoAlleyLIVE.com will label the day a "low" or "very low" risk. These 2 terms aren't officially used by the SPC, but we consider "low" and "very low" to be additional tools to help you measure the opportunity to viewing LIVE tornado chases on this site.
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