May 2017 chase season update

It’s already May and I only have one decent chase to show for it. Pretty disappointing chase season so far, as none of the early season events were very chaseable and April was largely a bust around here. While there was tornadic activity in the U.S. during the last week of April, the warm/moist air stayed well to the south of Kansas and there was nothing to chase. The next week+ also look pretty bleak as far as severe weather is concerned, not just around here but across the Plains. There are some hints that an active pattern will start to return somewhere in the May 10th-14th timeframe, with activity possibly picking up considerably by the third week of May, but this is pretty far out. I’m hoping for some better chase days ahead.