Too Early to Plant Frost Sensitive Plants

The above map was the severe weather outlook map for Tuesday, issued Tuesday morning from the Storm Prediction Center. There was a Moderate Risk of severe storms (in red on the map above) for E. Oklahoma, NE Texas and far W. Arkansas. Surrounding the moderate risk there was an Enhanced Outlook (in orange on the ma) from Texas to SW Missouri. The Slight Risk Area (in yellow) ran from the western Chicago suburbs and S Wisconsin to the Gulf of Mexico and the Marginal Outlook (in dark green) comes up to Milwaukee, S. Lake Michigan and New Buffalo MI. SPC said:

As of 12:55 am Wed., there were 245 reports of severe weather for Tuesday. Only one tornado was reported, but there were quite a few wind and hail reports…including hail to 3 3/4″ in diameter near Chickasha OK, wind gusts to 75 mph at Tulsa OK and an 80 mph gust at Jasper, Montana (the lone report from that area).