Monthly Archives: May 2015

Storm Chase 2015, Day 11

Today proved to be difficult in terms of an obvious forecast, but we took advantage of several opportunities to travel and explore new areas for our trip across the southwest US and document even more severe weather. We had a … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 10

We woke up in Pampa, TX with a difficult forecast ahead of us. Below is a surface composite from the morning. Isodrosotherms (green) showed rich moisture nosing into the central plains with dewpoints reaching into the upper 50’s in the … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 9

Today, we started our chase day in Stephenville, Texas with a target of Canadian, Texas for the afternoon. The surface analysis shows the observations from the morning conditions before chasing, as well as parameters the models were outputting for the … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 8

Today began bright and early in Gainesville, Texas. After a morning forecast discussion, we decided to head toward the town of Graham, TX. This would place us in a good area to await initiation of the storms that afternoon. For … Continue reading

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Storm Chase Day 7

Today we woke up in Altus, Oklahoma with the intentions of traveling south for the day’s chase. As seen in the composite map below, there was sufficient support for a good chase day. 500mb wind flow (blue arrow) was out … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015 Day 6

We began the day in Garden City, Kansas after chasing in southeastern Colorado. The surface analysis shows observations from the morning just before we left to chase and also model outputs for convection parameters. The 250mb jet(yellow arrow) is coming … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 5

Today we started our chase day in Limon, CO after chasing in Southeast Colorado the day before. The surface analysis below displays observations of the mornings conditions before the chase, as well as the parameters that model output was giving … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 4

Day 4 of the trip began in Guymon, OK after traveling from Alpine, TX the day before. Guymon put us about 6 hours away from the potential target areas. ┬áThe surface analysis below shows isodrosotherms (green), 500mb flow (yellow), 850mb … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Travel Day

Day 3 of our chase shaped up to be a transition day on the road as the frontal boundary responsible for the initiation of thunderstorms on our first two days continued on a persistent southward progression. Numerical weather models were … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 2

After a successful first day of chasing, during which we analyzed and documented one of two supercells in the panhandle of Texas, we stayed the night in Childress, TX to analyze data for Wednesday. We woke up Wednesday morning and … Continue reading

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