Summer “Pop Up” Storms 8/10/15

8/10/15 – This was a warm and humid day, and there was some instability around. That usually leads to what’s commonly called “pop up” or “popcorn” convection. These types of pulse showers and storms can be isolated, scattered, or numerous, depending on the given conditions at the time. These were…

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Low Topped Supercells 5/26/15

This was an interesting day. The dynamics were in place for storms to go into a supercellular mode if they developed, but the overall instability was mitigated a bit by cloudiness in the morning, followed by more cloudiness and approaching showers in the afternoon hours. Despite the limited instability, the…

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Heavy Rain and Urban Flooding

9/1/14 – With a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for the day, and high precipitable water values across the area, I knew that if any storms developed, they would be putting down quite a bit of rain, and that is exactly what happened. I had been looking at computer…

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Nebraska Chasing 5/26/12

The day began in Denver, CO. We were anticipating storms to develop in Nebraska, so we tried to head out early to intercept them. This would not go exactly as planned though. We ended up taking a tour through Denver International Airport, and Mike left his iPhone at the 7-Eleven…

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Nebraska Chasing, Take Two 5/24/12

What was supposed to be simply a travel day to Denver to pick up Chris Johnson, turned out to be a chase day as well. The conditions were marginal, but some cumulus were already beginning to gather in the late morning, and continued to build into the afternoon hours. SBCAPE…

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