Tag: kansas

09 Oct

June 21, 2019 – The Winds of Northeast Colorado

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June 21st featured a couple of areas of interest across the central US for severe weather. An enhanced risk existed downstream of an MCS marching across Iowa and two other slight risk areas in North Dakota and Eastern Colorado. I’m partial to playing Colorado upslope, especially given that the following day appeared to be in Colorado as well.


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06 Oct

June 14, 2019 – Eastern Colorado

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Mostly zonal flow across the High Plains provided for a nebulous pattern on June 14th with no real obvious target in mind, however a rather buoyant airmass was in place in Eastern Colorado into Western Kansas that seemed to at least harbor the chance for isolated supercells. The primary threat was large hail and wind as dewpoints seemed too low to warrant much of a low level tornado thread.


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05 Oct

June 8, 2019 – Landspouts in Colorado and Kansas

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June 8th featured an interesting setup across the high plains. A cold front was expected to extend from a surface low in northern Minnesota through South Dakota and Central Nebraska and intersect a dryline near the Kansas/Colorado Border. Behind the front in Northeastern Colorado, a post-frontal upslope regime with maximized shear was forecast.


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17 Sep

May 25, 2019 – Southwest Kansas

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May 25th featured rather brisk southwesterly flow across the southwest United States permeating into Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. While at the surface mid 60°F dewpoints stretched into eastern New Mexico. The dryline was rather broad, however we expected that to be the focal point for severe initiation later in the afternoon. The question was where?


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