Chill, man. It's not even May yet. Ya know what we were all saying this time last year? Doom and gloom, no tornadoes, blah blah blah. What happened? 2004 turned out to be the best tornado season anybody'd had.
There are rumblings in the crystal balls of some gravy-esque longwave trough setting up over the 4-corners......so don your cloak and prepare to do some serious model skulking.....and chill, man.
I couldn't agree more.
I've been noticing quite a bit of despondency in some posts lately regarding this year and how "lousy" it has been. If you remember, this time last year (also to some extent in 2003) wasn't any better. In 2004, as I gather from reading through the posts here and from the accounts on the 100+ chaser websites I have in my favorites, there was only one really "good" tornadic event in the southern Plains (March 27th) before May 12th rolled around, and between that and May 22nd, 24th, 29th, 30th and June 12th a bunch of people set personal tornado records.
April is a fickle month...it can turn a highly anticipated situation into a disappointing bust or can whip up a big outbreak seemingly out of nowhere.
May can be just as unpredictable...but seems to disappoint less often. That's (among many other things) what I love about spring.
There's still plenty of time, everybody. It's not over till it's over.