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Almost Time...

It's finally here: the week we leave! I've been crazy busy with work and getting things ready to go and finally the day is within reach. Due to work commitments, the earliest we could leave would be the morning of May 7th. We're all ready to go so it's just a matter of pulling the trigger and heading out. There are quite a few "chase-able" days this week so we'll keep reassessing through Wednesday night to see when we should head out.

The journey normally takes us about 1.75 days of travel taking us from Toronto, ON to just west of St. Louis, MO the first day then the second day from that point through to where ever we need to be. In the past, day 2 normally takes us to Oklahoma City, OK. Depending on where storms could set up on May 8th (if the models continue to trend this way) we may end up either heading SW on the I-44 or W on the I-70 on day 2. We'll make that call as we travel. 

20150503 12Z GFS 500mb Wind Speeds for Friday night (00Z 20150509).If the pattern holds, we should be able to chase on Friday. We likely wouldn't be in position for initiation but should get there in time to see some storms (again, if the pattern holds).

Long range models look promising for May 2015. After this week, looks like there could be a couple of down days but overall the pattern looks to remain active through the end of the month. It doesn't look to be epic setups at this point but certainly troughing in the west... Which is a lot more than what the dominating pattern has been over the last year or so.