Tag: blue sky

02 Jun

June 2, 2011 – Beautiful South Dakota

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Ah, to be in South Dakota again! A strong trough was expected to move from the Rockies to the Northern Plains which would nudge the cold front eastward across the western Dakotas providing focus for storms to my north. Meanwhile a warm front draped from North Dakota down into Iowa and Missouri would provide a focus for storms to my east.  I opted to play the cold front as the warm sector would be flooded with ML CAPE near the 4,000 J/Kg range along with strong low level winds and curved hodographs would set the stage for a potentially decent severe weather threat.
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27 May

May 27, 2011 – Baking in Southwest Oklahoma

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Spent the 26th as downtime in Springfield, MO.  The 27th was one of those conditional days where most wouldn’t make the drive, but if something went up you’d kick yourself for not going there.  Luckily for me, I was still on vacation, so I had nothing to lose.  A massive 130kt jet streak was plowing across the nation, unfortunately, it was up near Nebraska/South Dakota where the lower atmosphere was pretty worked over from the system that plowed through on the 24th through 26th.
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