Yesterday evening, there was a storm near Becker, NM, that was a textbook example of the popup-type thunderstorms we can expect in this low-shear atmosphere.
From the shuttle window near Bernardo:
On radar, we can see that the cell became strong very quickly.
This storm built vertically, and is not leaning, as there was no shear. Therefore the updraft and downdraft overlapped. This quickly killed the storm. The entire storm cycle lasted around 45 minutes.
This storm had some strength at its peak, however. There was a little Three-Body Scatter Spike (TBSS) indicating large hail at this higher radar angle.
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