Archive for April, 2010

TWISTEX Field operations for April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Forecast: A powerful system has emerged into the southwestern US, thus an intense surface low develops late this afternoon across southwest Kansas. Moisture isn't ideal, however it should be enough (coupled with the very strong winds aloft) to initiate a good storm along the dryline around the Salina-Concordia, Kansas line ...

TWISTEX Field operations for April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

April 23: Targeted area in Southeast Nebraska along the warm front for tornadic supercells.  Storms did fire near dark, but only briefly severe.  Tornado warning was issued late, but no tornadoes observed. April 24: Targeted area in southern Illinois for operations just to the east of an intense 985 mb low just to ...

TWISTEX Field operations for April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Yesterday: Targeted southwest Kansas, and intercepted three tornadoes near Latkin and Friend, Kansas.  Deployed two instruments in one large tornado core near Latkin.  Currently in Hays, Kansas.  All of the tornadoes intercepted were from one cyclic supercell that initiated in far southwest Kansas. A great first day for operations. Forecast: Big day today as ...

TWISTEX Field operations for April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Preparations are being rushed to completion for a first-run of a limited TWISTEX field operation beginning today. Tonight:  Staging in either Lamar, Guymon, Boise City or Dumas, TX. Thursday:  Eastern Texas Panhandle/western Oklahoma Friday:  Central Oklahoma down to the Red River Time of departure:  2 PM today Forecast: Strong wave forecast to move across New Mexico ...

TWISTEX Fielding Status: 2010 Initial Forecast

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

It appears that the forecast models are in good agreement with a cut-off low deepening in the southwest and moving through the plains states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The big question is whether or not there will be adequate moisture drawn northward in time. Given some of the new ...