Each day, the meteorologists at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma issue severe thunderstorm outlooks for the U.S. These outlooks give people a heads up as to whether or not to expect a tornado outbreak or a dreaded "derecho" event. On Wednesday, however, it seems that whomever drew the map took a bit of artistic license in delineating the possibility of severe thunderstorms from Colorado to Virginia.
Based on this map, not only is Washington, D.C. in for some potentially severe thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon, but it is also about to be eaten by a shark.
This is not the first time that the National Weather Service, and other weather forecasters have released maps with a very strong resemblance to a fish, or even part of the male anatomy.
A more straight-forward map depicts the risk of tornadoes on Wednesday, with the highest odds near Denver (site of the shark's tail in the previous map).
The Denver, Colorado area, which according to the map should be near the tail end of the shark, is likely to see the second straight day of thunderstorms with damaging straight-line winds, giant hailstones, and possible tornadoes. Hail from some thunderstorms piled up to several inches deep in some parts of the state on Tuesday.