Critical Weather Situation Center

You have arrived on our "Critical Weather Situation Center" page. On this page we feature special information about areas being monitored for a possible watch issuance by SPC, as well as critical severe weather events, such as Derecho events, or widespread violent tornado outbreaks. Such areas will appear on the graphic (below). You may then click those areas marked, and be taken to a discussion page with more information about the event(s) expected. This page will be used for any situations where the previously used mesoscale discussions were issued. The discussion links will also appear below the map on the left, and will be numbered sequentially. Links will also be provided in the outlook text area as well.
Note: This product replaces the legacy "mesoscale discussions" previously used for this purpose.

Latest Areas of Concern


You are now in a Particularly Dangerous Situation!

If you live in the affected areas, please review your severe weather safety plan now! Also, make sure that you closely monitor local weather conditions, and listen for the latest forecast information, including any watches or warnings issued. A tornado watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted, or indicated on radar. This is the time to take shelter! Remember, because this is a dangerous weather situation, volitle thunderstorm development is likely! Please be advised and aware of any rapidly changing weather conditions, and ready to act quickly on a moment's notice!

    Current text discussion(s) now active:
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