Storm chasing is heating up and a MAJOR severe weather setup appears to be on tap for the weekend (especially Saturday, April 14) in the central USA. I was able to get tickets and will be flying out on Friday the 13th of April, chase Saturday (the 14th in Kansas), and return on Sunday the 15th!
In the image above, a moderate risk (later upgraded to high) was in place as per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) on Thursday, April 12.
In the above image, issued by SPC on Friday, April 13 (for Saturday the 14th), a rather scary hish-risk (with 60% hatched probabilities) outlook and chilling text was published as a "high-end life threatening event"! A full-chase log for this event will be available (in my on-going section for storm chasing in 2012) once this first major chase is completed, and that area can be seen by clicking the link that is provided below.