Friday, May 11, 2012

Storm Chase 2012

Two instructors and eight students left MSU on May 9th to begin the search for storms and hopefully tornadoes.  The students were cautioned that the models do not look good (at least for the first week) in terms of developing a well forecast area of severe storms.  We headed to southeastern Texas in hopes of chasing tomorrow in southern Texas.  While the atmosphere appears marginal for severe storms, there will be a surface front and some mid- and upper-level winds.  In fact, the late afternoon time-frame shows some impressive shear.  We are cautiously hopeful as we begin our journey.

A portion of our trip through southern Louisiana

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