TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- After so much snow this winter, many northeast Kansans are eagerly awaiting the first day Spring – but, as the old adage goes, be careful what you wish for.
New projections from AccuWeather predict a high frequency of severe weather risks this Spring across Kansas, Oklahoma, parts of Texas and Nebraska – or what is commonly thought of as Tornado Alley.
“We believe that the more traditional severe weather region of the central and southern Plains will have a higher potential for tornadoes and severe weather more frequently than they have experienced on average the past three years,” said AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.
Its models expect more twisters this year than last year; however, with 1,075 forecasted that’s still less than the annual average of 1,171, Accuweather says.
No matter what, though, in Kansas, severe weather is less a question of ‘if’ as it is a question of ‘when.’ And, when it does come, you can count on the 13 Weather team to keep you safe and informed.
You can also download our 13 NEWS Weather app. In addition to checking the forecasts, you can find an interactive radar to track the system as it rolls through and get alerts specific to your location.