Tag Archives: #weather

Potential Chase Day: 6/6/20

I am watching a potential threat this weekend over the central and northern Great Plains.  Perhaps I will get the chance to go out chasing, after all. Looking at the GFS, the Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) is expected to … Continue reading

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Central New Mexico Weather: 2/4/20

Yesterday was sunny, mild and windy.  I expected colder weather, and longer-duration wind, but It was only windy for a few hours, and I spent most of the day in a flannel jacket. This morning, the weather has been mostly … Continue reading

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Central New Mexico Weather: 2/3/20

Yesterday was sunny, mild and still.  It was a pleasant day, and I spent the afternoon working outside. This morning, the weather has been mostly clear, cold and still. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM:  Winter returns with the possibility … Continue reading

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Weather Video of the Week: #5, 2/2/20

Once again, the video of the week goes to Australia as the brush fires continue. This video shows a large cloud of smoke rising behind Canberra, the capital city.  While there has been rain in a few areas (and even … Continue reading

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Central New Mexico Weather: 2/2/20

Yesterday was sunny, mild and still.  It was a pleasant day, and I spent the afternoon working outside. This morning, the weather has been clear, cold and still. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM:  Beautiful weather is expected this weekend, … Continue reading

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Weather Video of the Week: #4, 1/26/20

This is a super cool video that shows the satellite imagery every day for the 2019 year. I love how the deserts glow as the sun passes over them. I also recognize the May storm chase season, as lines of … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #4

This week’s image was taken this afternoon over Central America. I just flat-out like this image. I like the turquoise sea just off the coast, the dark green jungle, the few cumulonimbus clouds that formed over the land. All of … Continue reading

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Magdalena Storm Chase

We have started meeting this semester to plan the Magdalena Storm Chase of 2020! So far, we have raised about 15% of our estimated operating expenses, and have several fund raisers on the way. We will be selling donuts right … Continue reading

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Moderate Risk: 1/10/20

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Moderate Risk for eastern TX, LA, southern AR, southeastern OK, and western MS. Associated with the Moderate Risk is a hatched 15% tornado threat ring, marked “SIG SEVERE”. To summarize the SPC:  … Continue reading

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Tornado Forecasting From Surface Data, by David Hoadley

I just finished reading a document I received at the Storm Chaser Convention in 2008, called “Tornado Forecasting From Surface Data” by David Hoadley. The top of the paper is marked “February 10, 2008” It was an interesting read, and … Continue reading

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