Wildfires have been ongoing across portions of Montana for the past several weeks. You can see these fires on RadarScope's dual polarization products in more detail than we could before. Base reflectivity and velocity, differential reflectivity, and correlation coefficient are the best products to use to view wildfires.Topics: RadarScope |
Hurricane Harvey is currently 80 miles southeast of Corpus Christi and continues to move to the northwest at 10 mph. Harvey is expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi late this evening or early Saturday morning. At the present time, Hurricane Warnings are in effect from Port Mansfield, Texas to Sargent, Texas. Below is a satellite image of Harvey along with the forecast track.Topics: Hurricane |
Harvey has rapidly intensified into a hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph and is expected to impact the Texas coast at a Category 3 or higher. Tropical Storm Watches are currently in effect from Boca de Catan to Port Mansfield, Texas. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from north of Port Mansfield, Texas to San Luis Pass, Texas and a Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield, Texas to Matagorda, Texas. Significant intensification will continue over the next 36 hours and Harvey may make landfall as a Category 3 (possibly a category 4) hurricane late Friday evening. Below is a satellite view of Harvey and the forecast track.Topics: Tropical |
Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) can be used to identify some features in storms. These features include hail, multicell thunderstorms and downbursts.
One of the most common terms we hear during the summer when discussing the weather is Heat Index. While the Heat Index can give you an idea of how dangerous the heat can be, there is another lesser known variable that may give a complete description, known as the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature.Topics: Heat |
A velocity couplet seen on a RadarScope weather radar image may indicate the potential for a tornado, leading to tornado warnings being issued. While some cases clearly show the tornado potential, other cases may not be as clear cut.Topics: RadarScope | Tornado |
The end of the week could be stormy for portions of tornado alley beginning Thursday and continuing into Friday. Here's what you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming severe weather threats.Topics: WeatherOps | Lightning | Wind | Hail | Thunderstorm |
A winter storm is expected in the Southeast on Saturday. There will be the potential for wintry precipitation for portions of the area as a low pressure develops off the coast. Areas north and northwest of this system, including Alabama, Georgia, and parts of the Carolinas, will have the highest potential for snow, as well as some sleet.Topics: WeatherOps | Snow | Precipitation |