As we begin focusing on the first frost and freeze of the season, and even the first flakes for some areas, it is important to remember that severe weather can and does still occur in November–despite average temperatures quickly decreasing throughout the month. Fall and winter storm systems in a hyper-active jet stream that plunges south provide cold, Canadian air masses clashing with warm, Gulf air masses. This leads to big-time thunderstorms, producing tornadoes from the Southern Plains into the South and Southeast. The tornado threat does extend farther north, however, into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes. Even the western states see a few tornadoes as potent storms roll in off the Pacific. Join the Firsthand Weather Supporter Group today.
It is important to keep a close eye on the forecast for severe thunderstorms that may enter your forecast. Have a few reliable resources to receive warnings from and have a plan in place in case a warning is issued for your area.