Kansas is in tornado alley, this time of the year especially we pay extra close attention to the weather forecast. The names of the towns wrecked by huge tornado's roll off our tongues easily...Udall, Haysville, Andover, El Dorado, Hesston, Emporia, Topeka, the most famous of all Greensburg, and most recently Chapman.
Year by year the forecasting gets better and better. I watch a storm chaser site for their more site specific forecasts, and for almost a week they have been talking about May 10 being a day for a possible tornado outbreak in central Kansas, at times the forecast moves east a bit. The NWS convective outlook this morning shows a target area for Monday taking in eastern Kansas, and part of Oklahoma, Missouri, and even a little bit of Iowa and Nebraska.
We won't really know anything for sure until Monday is over, but it will be interesting to me if they can forecast this so far ahead and be correct in any way shape or form, because if they can it will prove to me just how far their forecasting ability has come.
It is a little maddening to read the comments on the chaser site though, they are "praying" everything will come together for a major outbreak, and "hoping" they aren't misreading things. I guess everyone hopes for different things in life, I am praying to be spared.