Words like Tornado Drought make me unhappy.
Kansas has not reported a tornado in 262 days, which was broke by the storms last Thursday in Western Kansas.
Here is the NOAA article:
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The storm season finally began Tuesday. Baseball seemed to beat it this year by a full two weeks. Unfortunately, I was stuck in class and unable to chase a squall line that decided to anchor in Northeast Sedgwick Co. and hail for up to 45 minutes. I took the pic above before heading to class.
I regretted having class tonight, mainly because I could have called in my weather reports while sitting in the kitchen.
The white spots in the picture is pea to marble size hail falling.
I got out of class at 8pm and found the storm system rapidly moving to the East, but it looks brilliant in the last rays of sunlight.
There were three cells trying to either squall out or feed off each other as a multicell thunderstorm.
Remember, if a thunderstorm is pointing, it's heading that way.
And this storm did. What stalled out over Sedgwick Co got a kick when a cold front came through. I noticed lighting in the cell and was going to go out after dark to do some long exposure. I waited 10 minutes, checked radar, and watched it rocketing out of range.
I hope this chase doesn't set the whole season. As for the storm, it headed East and caused tornados for the next two days.
Link of interest:http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ict&storyid=50661&source=0
Check out the radar feed midway down.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Reed Timmer at TornadoVideos.net (One of the Discovery Channel guys) says that the setup Monday is similar to the Greensburg setup back when it was nearly removed from reality. Eastern Kansas may be under the gun on Monday. We will see what happens. National Weather Service is interested in later today with the possibility of severe thunderstorms occuring early into late evening. We'll have to see what transpires tomorrow.
Keep tuned in.
Keep tuned in.
Posted by Brian Johnson at 8:51 AM