I don't believe it is appropriate for me to lauch into song about anything else right now. Not that everything that comes to mind isn't important, but, the troposphere is a disaster and it isn't getting any better.
Below is a UNISYS Water Vapor Map of the North and West Hemisphere. (click title for 12 hour loop - thank you)
There is a dynamic that cannot be ignored just south of the Azore Islands in the East Atlantic. When viewing the 12 hour loop, this tropospheric depression is stable. There is similar phenomena in triplicate in the Pacific, East of the Hawaiian Islands, over the Hawaiian Islands and Northwest of them. That leaves a limited space for the turbulent air to occur. I am concerned this weather pattern will sustain for a time. The outbreaks are rapid and spontaneous over land. I am concerned.
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of North and West Hemisphere
May 23, 2011
A new tornado watch was issued Monday for Oklahoma and parts of southern Kansas due to an "evolving tornado threat," said Russell Schneider, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center.
The central United States was warned to brace for more big storms on Tuesday.
"We are currently forecasting a major severe weather outbreak for Tuesday over the central United States with strong tornadoes likely over Oklahoma, Kansas, extreme northern Texas, southwest Missouri," Schneider said.
The warning was extended to the area around Joplin, Missouri, which was hit hard in the weekend tornado, and would also include cities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City....