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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 9

Morning observations identified a weak surface low over the extreme western Oklahoma Panhandle as a result of a shortwave trough rotating through the region that would provide some convergence and an anchor for the dryline draped in a southwest-northeast fashion … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 4

Morning observations indicated a stalled cold front along I-10 corridor, and model data suggested this front would be weakening throughout the day. Therefore, this cold front would become less of a forcing factor in afternoon thunderstorms. Yesterday’s convection along and … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 3

Our morning forecast discussion was done on the road after an 8:45 AM CST departure from Amarillo, TX. The convective outflow boundary from yesterday’s storm complex descended southward overnight, pushing moisture with it and containing higher dewpoints in the south … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 2

Our morning forecast discussion identified an enhanced kink in probable dryline formation that formed an axis between the western Panhandle regions into the central Texas Panhandle. Model data suggested caps would break around 1-2 pm in Colorado and storms would … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 1

Greetings, and welcome to the official blog of the 7th Annual WKU Weather Analysis and Forecasting Field Methods Course (a.k.a. Storm Chase)! Daily updates on the group’s activities and targets will be posted here. Last week, our team of students … Continue reading

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Storm Chase 2015, Day 1

Our trip to the Great Plains began with a few road delays, but after 13 hours of persistent travelling we eventually reached our destination in Hays, KS. Nonetheless, our first objective of this trip was to pick up our friend … Continue reading

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