Nick Hellums and crew are moving up I-35 this hour and will try to get toward western Kansas as quickly as possible for the impending threat of a few supercell thunderstorms this afternoon. Nick is streaming and will be streaming all day at the link that we provide you below or you can just clikc Mid-South Storm Chasers at the top of the page.
Above is my personal greatest area of concern with the afternoon. The dryline will bulge eastward and a developing surface low will back wind fields across the area. This triple point axis should set the stage for the cap to weaken as large scale ascent moves into Central Colorado. Thus, supercells should fire by late afternoon with the threat of maturity and potential for tornadoes between Hugo and Holyoke, Colorado. This will transition east throughout the evening. The greats threat will likely be in the Goodland forecast area as our hatched location shows.
Tomorrow will be another good chase day. We will try to get a blurb out about that risk and hope to have footage and photos from Nick and crew later this evening. Stay tuned…
Wow…what a day. LSM affiliate John Sibley captured the most intense footage of the day with tornadic activity near the Hattiesburg, MS metro area with a long tracked supercell that ravaged much of the area.
What a catch by our affiliate on his live stream today. We have video available for licensing if you are media. Contact email@example.com for information regarding licensing the high quality product that is degraded in the Youtube videos above.
John is scheduled to appear on several local affiliates in the morning along with The Weather Channel, ABC News, and Good Morning America. We will post updates as available along with more damage video and imagery.
Captured this just a short time ago from John’s stream of a funnel cloud heading into Collins, MS. These cells mean business as there are a number of tornado warnings out. John, Brantley, Michael, and Nick are in the field live! Click the links above!
Our chasers are getting into position for severe storms including the potential formation of supercells. I know that John and Brantley are headed toward the general area of McComb, MS along I-55. Nick is further north and just ahead of a severe line of storms that is impacting the Yazoo City area. Some rotation has been noted in those cells. We will keep you up to date on what is happening, but you can watch each of them LIVE by clicking their tabs at the top of the page!