Severe Weather Outlooks FAQ

SYNOPSIS

Strong trough / low persists across W Europe and N Atlantic while upper low remains over the N Mediterranean. A short-wave crosses S France in the afternoon hours while another wave with frontal system moves across NE Germany and Poland. In between, strong ridge persists across E-CNTRL and N Europe.

DISCUSSION


ENH risk has been issued for NE Germany, N Czech Republic into N/W-CNTRL Poland with threat for severe storms, capable of producing severe winds, torrential rainfall, large to very large hail and some tornado threat. Organized severe storms are expected to form along the cold front in the afternoon hours, within a strongly unstable and sheared environment. Supercells are likely with damaging hail and winds. Enhanced helicity across the N Poland and NE Germany should also enhance threat for tornadoes closer to the warm front.

SLGT risk has been issued for areas surrounding the ENH risk across Poland, Baltic region, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, S Germany into NW Italy, Switzerland and SSE France with more isolated threat for severe storms, capable of producing severe winds, large hail and torrential rainfall.


SLGT risk has been issued for E-SE Balkans with threat for severe storms capable of producing severe winds, torrential / excessive rainfall and large hail. Flash floods and hail accumulation are possible with slow-moving storms.

MRGL risk has been issued for central Italy for isolated severe storms, capable of producing large hail, torrential rainfall and severe winds.

TSTM risk areas have been placed where convective storms are likely to occur but should remain sub-severe.