TWISTEX Field Operations for June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011 – 7:34 am

Currently in Bennett, CO

Past couple of days:

Group had several down days due to the lack of good parameters for severe storms.


Making a quick call to head out to eastern Nebraska this morning.  Good backed surface flow with strong low-mid level winds with excellent looking hodographs in the Topeka, KS-Lincoln, NE-Red Oak, IA triangle. Preliminary target:  Nebraska City, NE.  We plan to depart around 8 AM, Denver crews are scrambling to meet us for a timely departure.


Frontal boundary pushes south into Missouri.  Surface dynamics weakens considerably, and pushes well south of the good mid level flow.  Likely down day, but will evaluate in the morning.


Future is very uncertain.  Only hope the next several days are ‘pockets’ of reasonable flow at the mid levels, as there are not any significant systems that will move through the midwest until the 17th or so–if one believes these long-range forecasts..

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