This is Meteorologist Tim Root from The News Tribune. The super cell storms, causing tornadoes in our state and many others this week all related in part to La Nina and a zonal flow across the country this spring. The main jet stream (storm track) is located in the central part of the country at this time and as storms flow in from the west coast they blow up and causes the wind flow to be "wacko" across the midwest and east. This causes more super cell thunderstorms to form along with large tornadoes embedded in the severe storms. This pattern will ease a bit as the storms die off over the rockies during the next few days. But remember we still have May, June and even early July to get through before the real nasty weather settles down. Summer time the flows are more light and just your typical summer time evening storms roam around. But without the changing wind flows, so the threat of twisters become a less threat to the local central part of MO. If you like to get weather alerts direct to your landline phone, cell phone, fax or emails.you can sign up on the weather page under severe storm alerts or call Meteorologist Tim Root at 1-863-686-6234.


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