12. SPC and PTWC web sites

If you haven’t visited the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center website at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/ recently, tonight might be a good time to become reacquainted with it.  Tomorrow’s Convective Outlook calls for a 15% chance of severe weather within District 3, with damaging wind and a few tornadoes as the primary threats.  In other words, our spring severe weather season for 2014 begins tomorrow.

Of less importance locally, but interesting nevertheless, are the websites of their Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (ptwc.weather.gov), and the National Tsunami Warning Center, (ntwc.arh.noaa.gov).  These two centers were very busy after an 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile yesterday, issuing tsunami advisories, watches and warnings.

As usual, check the District 3 website at http://www.ohd3ares.org/ for past programs.