Meteorologists Warn of Active Severe Storm Season


AccuWeather long-range forecasters are predicting an active severe storm season during spring of 2013.

“People can’t let their guard down,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. “It looks like everybody is going to be vulnerable to severe weather this year from the Gulf of Mexico early in the season up to the Midwest by late in the spring and early summer.”

Storm Threats and Areas of Concern
AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok is forecasting more severe storm events with damaging wind and hail to start the season.

“The Deep South is going to be under the gun during the rest of March through April,” Kottlowski said.

Water temperatures are below normal in the Gulf of Mexico and that means less low-level moisture supply for the Deep South. Moisture-rich air is essential in the development of severe storms. However, Pastelok said that when a storm system is strong enough…

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