A break-away peice of energy left over from Isaac may be the source of a new tropical system. Currently located in the extreme northern Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, this low pressure center may drift southwestward for the next 24 hours. The NHC currently has this storm assigned a 40% risk of developing into [read more...]
Cooler temps still expected by this weekend, as the first autumn cold front of the season pushes through the eastern half of the country. Lets take a somewhat more detailed look into what we can expect as this cold front slides through. Above is the GFS model’s forecast for 4pm central time Friday September 7. [read more...]
DFW: Weekend cold front still expected by computer models. I superimposed my own basic analysis of the model in the picture below. This is the GFS model’s forecast for 06z September 8th, which is 1am Central Time Saturday September 8. The upper level shortwave trough lags behind the surface cold front by a good 6 [read more...]
DFW: Cooler temps expected this upcoming weekend will likely bring an end to summertime heat this year. A strong cold front is forecast to push through the entire region before or during Saturday September 8, bringing high temps in the upper 70s to 80, and lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. This frontal [read more...]
I’ll preface this blog post by saying this storm affected my mother personally. Her apartment which resides in Pass-A-Grille Beach took a direct hit and suffered some rather catastrophic damage. I visited her recently, and was even staying with her in this apartment during the April 3rd, 2012 tornado outbreak which affected the entire DFW [read more...]
After two weeks of relatively inactive weather across the southern and central plains, finally an opportunity for another storm chase presented itself. April 30 had some promise for severe weather and I was anxious to do some travelling and chase in my favorite part of the country, the Texas panhandle!
Saturday April 14, the main event that the three of us were waiting for had finally arrived. A high risk day across the central plains, one that had already made the record books before it even began! The team was excited and we all thought and said to each other ‘if we don’t see a tornado today, we are doing something wrong!’.
Not every storm chase is an adrenaline pumping non-stop thrill ride of danger. While some storm chases yield some amazing weather early in the day when the chase first begun, others are a complete bust of epic proportions. Sadly April 12 was the latter, having not intercepted even the slightest rumble of thunder. GPS track of the [read more...]
During the tornado outbreak across north Texas including my home in D/FW, I was back in Tampa Bay, Florida for a vacation visiting family and friends. For days prior to the event I saw some potential for severe thunderstorm development. On the synoptic scale there were no favorable low level winds, hodographs and helicity values [read more...]