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CAT4 Hurricane Florence from the International…

CAT4 Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station today, captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst!

📸: @fussymarmee: I imagine this room when …

📸: @fussymarmee:

I imagine this room when I have trouble sleeping. i finally drew it

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Random Texas Thunderstorm

Random Texas Thunderstorm

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Its about time we did another Storm Anatomy Di…

Its about time we did another Storm Anatomy Diagram! The march to actually get content out continues to be a struggle due to higher than expected work demand this summer – so the pace will probably continue to be 1-2 vids a week max. With that said, the newest video is a diagram of the Mobeetie, TX Supercell from May 29, 2018. This was a higher based supercell that still had a pretty stout wall cloud developing with it (and it ended up producing a tornado). We break down some of the things to look for in this stage of a supercell’s organization phase before it goes full on tornadic! Check us out on the web: https://ift.tt/1bwSWxW

Its about time we did another Storm Anatomy Di…

Its about time we did another Storm Anatomy Diagram! The march to actually get content out continues to be a struggle due to higher than expected work demand this summer – so the pace will probably continue to be 1-2 vids a week max. With that said, the newest video is a diagram of the Mobeetie, TX Supercell from May 29, 2018. This was a higher based supercell that still had a pretty stout wall cloud developing with it (and it ended up producing a tornado). We break down some of the things to look for in this stage of a supercell’s organization phase before it goes full on tornadic! Check us out on the web: https://ift.tt/1bwSWxW

The calendar said summer, but the atmosphere s…

The calendar said summer, but the atmosphere screamed Spring. A nice pocket of stronger winds aloft was moving over the High Plains along with a big of stronger low level flow. Things seemed pretty prime for supercells and perhaps a tornado or two given the unseasonably strong shear. The big caveat was dry low levels and the expected transition into a line of storms by early evening. Early on, storms were supercellular and produced dusty/spinny whirly things – some of which were reported as tornadoes. A couple did resemble weak/brief tornadoes, others more resembled gustnadoes. In practice, I’m not sure there was much difference and they weren’t *that* impressive. What was impressive was how the line of storms took shape, propagated forward at 65mph with 60-80mph winds along its path from NW KS into C OK. This line was a derecho with lots of 70mph gusts out of it. We’ll have more on this day in a WiLD Weather episode this fall! Check us out on the web: https://ift.tt/1bwSWxW

The calendar said summer, but the atmosphere s…

The calendar said summer, but the atmosphere screamed Spring. A nice pocket of stronger winds aloft was moving over the High Plains along with a big of stronger low level flow. Things seemed pretty prime for supercells and perhaps a tornado or two given the unseasonably strong shear. The big caveat was dry low levels and the expected transition into a line of storms by early evening. Early on, storms were supercellular and produced dusty/spinny whirly things – some of which were reported as tornadoes. A couple did resemble weak/brief tornadoes, others more resembled gustnadoes. In practice, I’m not sure there was much difference and they weren’t *that* impressive. What was impressive was how the line of storms took shape, propagated forward at 65mph with 60-80mph winds along its path from NW KS into C OK. This line was a derecho with lots of 70mph gusts out of it. We’ll have more on this day in a WiLD Weather episode this fall! Check us out on the web: https://ift.tt/1bwSWxW

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