Storm Prediction Center Day Three Outlook

Storm Prediction Center Day Three Severe Weather Outlook

Day Three Severe Weather Outlook

THUNDERSTORMS: TSTM: (light green) – General or non-severe thunderstorms – Delineates, to the right of a line, where a 10% or greater probability of thunderstorms is forecast during the valid period.

MARGINAL RISK:  MRGL (dark green) – Marginal risk – An area of severe storms of either limited organization and longevity or very low coverage and marginal intensity.

SLIGHT RISK:  SLGT (yellow) – Slight risk – An area of organized severe storms, which is not widespread in coverage with varying levels of intensity.

ENHANCED RISK:  ENH (orange) – Enhanced risk – An area of greater (relative to Slight risk) severe storm coverage with varying levels of intensity.

MODERATE RISK:  MDT (red) – Moderate risk – An area where widespread severe weather with several tornadoes and/or numerous severe thunderstorms is likely, some of which should be intense. This risk is usually reserved for days with several supercells producing intense tornadoes and/or very large hail, or an intense squall line with widespread damaging winds.

HIGH RISK:  HIGH (magenta) – High risk – An area where a severe weather outbreak is expected from either numerous intense and long-tracked tornadoes or a long-lived derecho-producing thunderstorm complex that produces hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread damage. This risk is reserved for when high confidence exists in widespread coverage of severe weather with embedded instances of extreme severe (i.e., violent tornadoes or very damaging convective wind events).

Day Three Severe Probabilities