Yesterday, we were talking about heavy snow in the Rockies. Today, we are looking at yesterday's tornadic storms in Kansas. If that doesn't say fall weather, I don't know what does! Fall is a time of change, just like spring. The weather is moving from one extreme to another and the in-between times commonly experience severe storms.Topics: RadarScope | Tornado | Hail |
One of the new features in RadarScope Tier 2 is the addition of hail size and shear contours. If you are wondering what size of hail may be falling, you can now get a more precise idea. And while we can't detect a tornado, we can definitely show you if that storm is rotating.Topics: RadarScope | Tornado | Hail | Thunderstorm |
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 |
From day one, our goal has been to make RadarScope a full-featured tool for radar data display and analysis. We’ve spent the last eight years working toward this goal with the addition of higher resolution products, higher tilts, dual-polarization data, and supplementary data such as warning polygons and lightning. However, if you delve into the NEXRAD product suite, you’ll find there are still products we haven’t gotten to yet. Storm attributes are one example.Topics: RadarScope | Tornado | Hail | Thunderstorm |
For many years it has been taught that hail forms by cycling in a thunderstorm, getting bigger and bigger until it was too heavy for the updraft. The rings in hailstones were thought to be caused by the multiple journeys up and down in the storm. However, this theory is wrong. Let me tell you what really happens.Topics: Hail |
With the first of May comes the peak month for tornadic activity on the southern plains and the May 7-9 sequence has produced the first tornadic outbreak of the month. Initially starting with the Wray, CO tornadoes on May 7, the focus shifted to Kansas and Oklahoma where most notably a brief tornado occured near Marlow, Oklahoma on May 8th.
Marlow, OK (photo credit: Brian Mejia)Topics: RadarScope | Tornado | Hail |
Thunderstorms are approaching and you hear that unmistakable sound of hail hitting the roof and windows. Some rolls onto your covered back porch and you run out to get it and snap a picture. How big is the hail and what is the best way to measure it?Topics: Hail | Thunderstorm |