Archive for March, 2012
Posted on23. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
An interesting severe weather potential is possible later today across parts of the eastern Corn Belt, mid-Mississippi River valley and the Ohio River valley. I’d expect to see more cold air funnel reports as we’ve had the past several days across parts of OK and KS, as well as the potential for low-topped convection [...]
Posted on18. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
As winter maintains its last grasp on the U.S. (the spring equinox arrives Tuesday, March 20th), the first widespread, appreciable SVR weather event for the Plains appears poised to unfold across the southern Plains into the mid-Mississippi Valley regions today and tomorrow as an upper-level trough, currently located over the Great Basin/Sierra Nevada regions, gyrates [...]
Posted on16. Mar, 2012 by Danny.
CA chasers Danny Neal and Adam Lucio were treated to a random isolated thunderstorm. The storm blew up directly over Danny’s house in Evergreen Park before drifting northeast over the lake and dying. Before the death of the storm, it thundered constantly and let several cameras capture it’s beauty. Here is an explanation of what [...]
Posted on15. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
Based on 00z/15 (ECMWF and GFS) and 12z/15 (NAM) model runs, there appear to be two severe weather events poised to impact parts of the southern Plains this weekend, with the best chances coming on Friday, March 16th over parts of the Red River Valley region and Sunday, March 18th over parts of the southern [...]
Posted on12. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
Some of the Convective Addiction members will be closely monitoring a more local setup today across the western Great Lakes region courtesy of an upper-level low that has moved into the Upper Mississippi River Valley this morning, with a 70 kt 500 mb jet core nosing into WC IL. A small band of convection is [...]
Posted on10. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
The next chance for SVR weather may arrive tomorrow afternoon courtesy of a closed low that is currently situated over the four corners region of the SW CONUS, which is forecast to gyrate eastward int the central Plains by late tomorrow. A pseudo-warm front is poised to lie across the ARKLATEX region, lifting into the [...]
Posted on08. Mar, 2012 by Adam.
Spring lovers rejoice! Winter is finally on its way out and the yearly battle with spring has begun, as we have seen with the recent wild weather. March is the most volatile weather month for many locations. If you look up weather records for where you live in March you will find some years have [...]
Posted on05. Mar, 2012 by Danny.
One of my chase partners and CA member ,Skip Talbot, is developing new radar software that he plans to use in the field this year. He developed it all by hand and code and uses GPS logs to position Convective Addiction chasers during their chases. This is truly amazing software and I am privileged to have such [...]
Posted on04. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
Several Convective Addiction chasers intercepted supercells in southern Indiana on Friday, March 2, 2012 as part of the regional severe weather outbreak on that day. We’ll take a brief look at the synoptic overview and then link some of the photos and footage from that event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims who [...]
Posted on03. Mar, 2012 by Jesse.
First, we extend our condolences to all of those who were affected by yesterday’s tragic weather. There were indeed a number of casualties, along with numerous properties damaged, but it’s also important to note how much worse things could have been without the advent of modern severe weather forecasting skill. The number of dead and [...]