Archive for December, 2011
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Amazing Time lapse video of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season
This animations merges both the visible and infrared imagery taken by the GOES East (GOES-13) satellite every 30 minutes over the Northern Hemisphere from June 1 — November 28, 2011.
The next few days will bring snow, rain, tornadoes, and blizzards to areas of plains and Midwest.
Severe Weather Outlook
This outlook provides a look at the main area of concern for a tornado setup in the state of Texas.
...CNTRL AND E TX TODAY/TNGT... 50+ KT SLY LLJ WILL PERSIST AHEAD OF W TX UPR SYSTEM TODAY AND TNGT...MAINTAINING NWD TRANSPORT OF MOISTURE ACROSS THE SRN PLNS AND WRN PARTS OF THE LWR MS VLY. NEITHER SATELLITE NOR SFC DATA SHOW PRESENCE OF ESPECIALLY MOISTURE-RICH AIR OVER THE NWRN GULF FOR THE LLJ TO TAP. NEVERTHELESS...THE DATA DO SUGGEST THAT AHEAD OF PACIFIC COLD FRONT...SFC DEWPOINTS WILL RISE INTO THE UPR 50S F AS FAR N AS THE RED RIVER LATER TODAY. VALUES IN THE MID TO UPR 60S APPEAR LIKELY OVER THE MIDDLE TX GULF CSTL PLN...WITH PW AOA 1.25 INCHES. HEIGHT FALLS/FORCING FOR ASCENT ON LEADING EDGE OF W TX UPR VORT...LOW-LVL UPLIFT ALONG ASSOCIATED PACIFIC FRONT...AND WEAK SFC HEATING SHOULD FOSTER DEVELOPMENT OF AN ARC OF SFC TO NEAR SFC-BASED TSTMS ALONG THE FRONT FROM ERN PARTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY NWD TO N CNTRL TX BY MID TO LATE AFTN. THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD FAIRLY QUICKLY EVOLVE INTO A BROKEN LINE AND CONTINUE E ACROSS THE I-35 CORRIDOR BY EARLY EVE. OTHER...PERHAPS MORE DISCRETE STORMS MAY FORM A BIT LATER IN THE DAY OR THIS EVE ALONG PRE-FRONTAL CONFLUENCE AXIS OVER THE MIDDLE TX GULF CSTL PLN E/NE TO NEAR THE CLL AREA. AS THE UPR LOW CROSSES THE SRN PLAINS...A BAND OF 60 TO 80 KT SSW TO SWLY 500 MB FLOW WILL OVERSPREAD WARM SECTOR...YIELDING SHEAR/WIND PROFILES FAVORABLE FOR SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS. ALTHOUGH THE STRONGEST FORCING FOR ASCENT AND SHEAR WILL RESIDE OVER N TX...TEMPORAL BACKING OF MID LVL WINDS AND COMPARATIVELY WEAK LOW LVL BUOYANCY /SBCAPE AOB 250 J PER KG/ SHOULD LIMIT THE SVR THREATS TO LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND PERHAPS AN ISOLD TORNADO FROM LINE SEGMENTS CONTAINING EMBEDDED LEWPS/SMALL BOWS. MORE SUBSTANTIAL SBCAPE /WITH VALUES AOA 1000 J PER KG/ IS EXPECTED FARTHER S FROM CNTRL TX ESE TO THE MIDDLE TX GULF CST. WHILE WIND PROFILES IN THIS REGION WILL BE WEAKER RELATIVE TO POINTS N...ABSENCE OF TEMPORAL BACKING OF FLOW AND PRESENCE OF GREATER INSTABILITY/WEAKER LINEAR FORCING FOR ASCENT MAY SUPPORT A COUPLE SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND. SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY MAY REACH THE CST TNGT...AFFECTING AREA FROM PSX TO HOU/GLS. THE SVR THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH LATER TNGT/EARLY TUE AS UPR LOW CONTINUES NE INTO KS AND FORCING/SHEAR WEAKEN OVER SE TX."
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.