A high risk for severe weather and a probable tornado outbreak is forecast for an area west of the Ozarks. The greatest threat as outlined today is from north of Wichita south-southwest into Oklahoma west of Oklahoma City. I will be staying an extra day, extending my current storm chase, to report on these storms!
This tornado outbreak was intense for the Ozarks. In terms of the number of well-defined supercell thunderstorms, tornado count and tornado intensity, it was actually worse than the imfamous May 4, 2003 outbreak.
It was a wild and crazy week for tornadoes. As the Ozarks are taking a final count of the Leap Day twisters, many states out east of us are dealing with the aftermath of an even larger outbreak on Friday.