Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) can be used to identify some features in storms. These features include hail, multicell thunderstorms and downbursts.
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 |
As both a meteorologist and an amateur astronomer, I know first-hand the impact weather has on both visual observing and astrophotography. Weather will certainly be a major factor for the upcoming August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, particularly cloud cover.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Frontier |
We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to thunderstorms, the gust front gets to you before the storm does.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Wind | Thunderstorm |
Mike Wolfinbarger received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He leads our mobile development team and manages our direct-to-consumer mobile product suite (RadarScope and Weather Radio).Topics: RadarScope | Employee Spotlight |
Have you heard of the dry line before? If you live in the Texas Panhandle or Oklahoma, this is nothing new to you. Every spring, the dry line is talked about on severe weather days. So, what is it exactly and how does it relate to thunderstorm development?Topics: RadarScope | SkyWise | Thunderstorm |
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 |