Arizona wildfires spread smoke 1,000 miles; 94L little threat to develop

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:50 PM GMT on June 07, 2011

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Smoke from Arizona's third largest fire on record, the massive Wallow fire, has now blown downwind over 1,000 miles to Iowa. The fire, which is 0% contained, is expected to rage full-force for at least three more days due to unfavorable weather. Hot, dry, and windy weather is predicted again today over Eastern Arizona, where NOAA has issued red flag warnings for critical fire conditions. A large trough of low pressure is anchored over the Southwest, and several disturbances rippling along this trough will bring strong southwesterly surface winds of 20 - 30 mph, with gusts near 35 mph, through Thursday. Extremely low humidities of 5 - 15% and hot summer temperatures are also expected, creating a dangerous fire weather situation. Yesterday, Luna, New Mexico, located about 50 miles northeast of the fire, had wind gusts in excess of 30 mph for 8 hours, temperatures near 80°F, and humidities as low as 12%. During the day yesterday, the fire grew from 300 square miles to 365 square miles, 30% of the size of Rhode Island. A separate fire burning in Southeast Arizona, the 163-square-mile Horseshoe Two fire, is the state's 5th largest fire on record. According to the Interagency Fire Center, 3.5 million acres have burned in the U.S. so far this year, the most on record for this early in the year--and more than double the 10-year average from 2001 - 2010 of 1.4 million acres. Extreme to exceptional drought conditions over most of Texas, New Mexico, and Eastern Arizona are largely responsible for the record fire season.


Figure 1. Active wildfires and smoke as visualized at 9am EDT June 7, 2011 using our wundermap for the U.S. with the Fire layer turned on. Smoke from the Wallow fire and Horseshoe Two fire in Arizona extended more than 1,000 miles, covering most of the Midwest.


Figure 2. Smoke billows from the rapidly growing Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona in this image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on June 6, 2011. The fire beneath the smoke is outlined in red. A large pyrocumulus cloud spawned by the fire is visible along the Arizona-New Mexico border. Pyrocumulus clouds are produced by the intense heating associated with fires or volcanic eruptions. Image credit: NASA Natural Hazards website.

Caribbean disturbance 94L little threat to develop
The large, disorganized tropical disturbance (Invest 94L) in the Western Caribbean near Jamaica is looking much less organized this morning, but is still capable of bringing heavy rains as it pushes slowly northwards at less than 5 mph. Satellite estimates of rainfall for the 24-hour period ending at 8pm EDT Monday night run as high as 5 inches for northeastern Nicaragua and Honduras, with 2 - 4 inches falling over portions of Jamaica and southeast Cuba. Satellite loops show a decrease in the heavy thunderstorm activity and organization of 94L in recent hours, and the storm's low-level spiral bands and upper-level outflow are very poorly defined. The storm's center of low pressure is located about 100 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman Island. Water vapor satellite loops show the Caribbean is quite moist, and water temperatures in the Central Caribbean are about 1°C above average, 28 - 28.5°C, which is 2°C above the threshold needed to support development of a tropical storm. Wind shear has edged into the high range, 20 - 25 knots, which has probably contributed to 94L's deterioration.


Figure 3. Morning satellite image of 94L.

Since 94L is so large and poorly organized, today's mission by the Hurricane Hunters has been cancelled. The storm is moving slowly to the north, into a band of very high wind shear of 30 - 50 knots that lies over Cuba and the southern Bahama Islands. The SHIPS model predicts shear will rise above 30 knots by late tonight, which will make development into a tropical depression difficult. This morning's 00Z and 06Z model runs were unimpressed with 94L, with most of them showing little or no development. The 00Z run of the NOGAPS model predicts that a gap may open up in the shear sufficient for the storm to organize into a tropical depression late this week, but this is looking increasingly unlikely. At 8am EDT today, NHC gave 94L a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Thursday. Regardless of development, 94L is capable of bringing heavy rains of 2 - 4 inches to Jamaica, eastern Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Haiti through Thursday. These rains will probably spread northwards into the Bahama Islands, and possibly South Florida, by Thursday or Friday.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting FrankZapper:
To my understanding they achieved successful shutdowns of the 4 operating reactors after the quake, but then needed the diesel generators to power the cooling pumps for several weeks until the nuclear reactions and therefore heat petered out. That was my impression, but I ain't no Oppenheimer either.

It's more complex than that, too.
Nuclear reaction is dependent upon the reaction of things one to another.
If you get the Physics right, you have a Nuclear Explosion.
Nuclear plants do this, but in a controlled way. Its a balancing act. The "explosion" is ongoing and is controlled and results in heat which generates steam to run turbines to turn generators.
When you have an earthquake, a tsunami, and a fire, you lose control.

I dont know if they shut down the reactors in a controlled way, or if they shut down because they could not control them.

They were pumping water onto the cores to cool them, because they were overheating. They had no control.
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Quoting FrankZapper:
For better or worse, this has set back the reemerging nuclear industry another 10-20 years.
Yes it has. Not the best time to be a nuclear company lol
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Quoting FrankZapper:
The local weatherman (Bob Breck) said it was an ULL and not a problem.


Thanks Frank!
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Quoting midgulfmom:
I see. Heard a scientist on, again, NPR, explain it that way but I'm going from my middle aged memory (LOL). I think he did say that the meltdown would continue in Japan until they get under it or it looks much worse than most imagine. Sounds dreadfully dire. :(
In Japan they call this melting down "The American Syndrome". :)
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Quoting druseljic:
Seasoned bloggers please help...what is the spin in the northern GOM and is it anything worth watching? TIA
The local weatherman (Bob Breck) said it was an ULL and not a problem.
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Quoting pottery:

It's a very different situation, Russia and Japan reactor problems.
In Russia, the radioactive materials were ejected into the air.
In Japan, they are still sort of contained in (leaking) pools underground.
The stuff in Japan is making its way into the ground, groundwater and maybe the sea. (Probably).
A small amount of the Radioactive material was ejected into the air in Japan.

In Russia, they could place concrete on top of the thing, but in Japan, they cannot get to it...
I see. Heard a scientist on, again, NPR, explain it that way but I'm going from my middle aged memory (LOL). I think he did say that the meltdown would continue in Japan until they get under it or it looks much worse than most imagine. Sounds dreadfully dire. :(
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Quoting midgulfmom:
IKR..where does the money go? I hope the right people are asking that. What a frustrating situation. What's going on? Somethings definitely not right.


Dont get me started on THAT one...
You wouldn't believe the stuff going on there, in the name of Helping the Poor Haitians....
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Seasoned bloggers please help...what is the spin in the northern GOM and is it anything worth watching? TIA
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Quoting TomTaylor:
nuclear waste is forever man.

Ok not really. But even if a reactor goes its whole life with no problems, you still have to store the fuel rods for thousands of years. Nuclear energy is nasty stuff. It has the potential to devastate entire regions of our earth for over a century.

That's why I don't support it. Granite with strict regulations it is "safer", but the disaster potential is never gone, it's always there.
For better or worse, this has set back the reemerging nuclear industry another 10-20 years.
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Quoting midgulfmom:
I heard it will keep melting down and down until it's stopped with heat proof concrete. The Russians managed to get under Chernobyl and stop the meltdown. Last I heard, no such luck in Japan and could get into the water table/system. Anyone know differently? Hope so.

It's a very different situation, Russia and Japan reactor problems.
In Russia, the radioactive materials were ejected into the air.
In Japan, they are still sort of contained in (leaking) pools underground.
The stuff in Japan is making its way into the ground, groundwater and maybe the sea. (Probably).
A small amount of the Radioactive material was ejected into the air in Japan.

In Russia, they could place concrete on top of the thing, but in Japan, they cannot get to it...
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Quoting pottery:

I agree with that.
It really seems like "we" are completely impotent there.
The UN and just about everyone else has been in there for decades spending billions every year, and NO CHANGE ??
Granted, Hurricanes and Earthquakes dont help, but really....

I think "we" are still raping Haiti...
Where does the funding actually end up?
IKR..where does the money go? I hope the right people are asking that. What a frustrating situation. What's going on? Somethings definitely not right.
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Quoting pottery:

I think that you can shut down a reactor anytime, but it has to be a controlled sequence of events.
What happened in Japan was the cooling system failed, and things went downhill from there. Temps became too high to control, and stuff started melting.
To my understanding they achieved successful shutdowns of the 4 operating reactors after the quake, but then needed the diesel generators to power the cooling pumps for several weeks until the nuclear reactions and therefore heat petered out. That was my impression, but I ain't no Oppenheimer either.
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Quoting midgulfmom:
It's down right awful how much they have had to endure. Just awful..don't know what else to say except I hope and pray things get better for them in a hurry.

I agree with that.
It really seems like "we" are completely impotent there.
The UN and just about everyone else has been in there for decades spending billions every year, and NO CHANGE ??
Granted, Hurricanes and Earthquakes dont help, but really....

I think "we" are still raping Haiti...
Where does the funding actually end up?
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Quoting pottery:

I think that you can shut down a reactor anytime, but it has to be a controlled sequence of events.
What happened in Japan was the cooling system failed, and things went downhill from there. Temps became too high to control, and stuff started melting.
I heard it will keep melting down and down until it's stopped with heat proof concrete. The Russians managed to get under Chernobyl and stop the meltdown. Last I heard, no such luck in Japan and could get into the water table/system. Anyone know differently? Hope so.
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Anyone has a sat image of the lightening going off in adrian?
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Quoting midgulfmom:
By the way, Germany did say they hoped other European countries would follow.

Electricity in the near future will be THE commodity...
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781. Skyepony (Mod)
A low air pressure in Arabian Sea is likely to form a tropical cyclone 600km off Karachi coast on Tuesday. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says that the low air pressure is forming a tropical cyclone in the eastern Arabian Sea. According to the PMD, the temperatures would rise in Sindh and Punjab following a change in wind pattern due to the low air pressure in eastern Arabian Sea. A rain spell is also expected in coastal areas of Balochistan and Sindh. The PMD says that the weather conditions are indicating a hurricane and its tropical cyclone warning centre is observing the sea pattern.
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Quoting FrankZapper:
I wonder if France is reevaluating it's position?

I always thought that when you shut down a nuclear plant's reactor the danger was over. No one ever said it took months to cool down using a constant supply of water. Even the movie "The China Syndrome" never brought that up. And it was definitely antinuclear.
nuclear waste is forever man.

Ok not really. But even if a reactor goes its whole life with no problems, you still have to store the fuel rods for thousands of years. Nuclear energy is nasty stuff. It has the potential to devastate entire regions of our earth for over a century.

That's why I don't support it. Granite with strict regulations it is "safer", but the disaster potential is never gone, it's always there.
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Quoting pottery:
More heavy rains heading into Haiti now, as the death toll from flooding and mudslides yesterday is 23 confirmed with several missing...

Dread...
It's down right awful how much they have had to endure. Just awful..don't know what else to say except I hope and pray things get better for them in a hurry.
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Gulf of Mexico WV Loop
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Quoting FrankZapper:
I wonder if France is reevaluating it's position?

I always thought that when you shut down a nuclear plant's reactor the danger was over. No one ever said it took months to cool down using a constant supply of water. Even the movie "The China Syndrome" never brought that up. And it was definitely antinuclear.

I think that you can shut down a reactor anytime, but it has to be a controlled sequence of events.
What happened in Japan was the cooling system failed, and things went downhill from there. Temps became too high to control, and stuff started melting.
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Quoting midgulfmom:
Don't know but Japan has given many a whole new perspective on the industry. With good reason...
Yep
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Quoting FrankZapper:
I've always been a big proponent of nuclear energy. I don't know now. I don't know.


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Quoting midgulfmom:
Don't know but Japan has given many a whole new perspective on the industry. With good reason...
By the way, Germany did say they hoped other European countries would follow.
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More heavy rains heading into Haiti now, as the death toll from flooding and mudslides yesterday is 23 confirmed with several missing...

Dread...
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Quoting FrankZapper:
I wonder if France is reevaluating it's position?

I always thought that when you shut down a nuclear plant's reactor the danger was over. No one ever said it took months to cool down using a constant supply of water. Even the movie "The China Syndrome" never brought that up. And it was definitely antinuclear.
Don't know but Japan has given many a whole new perspective on the industry. With good reason...
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Quoting midgulfmom:
Heard on the radio that Germany, a formerly big proponent of Nuclear energy, now will give it up totally and rely on more environmentally friendly sources even if it means higher costs and occasional black outs.
I wonder if France is reevaluating it's position?

I always thought that when you shut down a nuclear plant's reactor the danger was over. No one ever said it took months to cool down using a constant supply of water. Even the movie "The China Syndrome" never brought that up. And it was definitely antinuclear.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
glad to hear that
Me too. Heard it on NPR and they now believe it's too risky. There are berries,etc. in some areas of Germany that are still inedible due to Chernobyl (sorry for spelling of that) and will be for a very very long time.
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Quoting oldnewmex:
Pottery 755.
Very good points; thank you for bringing this up.

No Probs. Your'e welcome!
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Quoting midgulfmom:
Heard on the radio that Germany, a formerly big proponent of Nuclear energy, now will give it up totally and rely on more environmentally friendly sources even if it means higher costs and occasional black outs.
glad to hear that
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Is there a shimmer of hope for 94L down the road. I believe some were talking about a brief opportunity in the GOM. Short excerpt from the Miami NWS.

THE GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO BE A
LITTLE INCONSISTENT IN WHEN THE IN-FLUX OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE
AHEAD OF THE LOW WILL BEGIN TO INFLUENCE THE REGION...WITH THE 12Z
GUIDANCE SLOWING THAT SCENARIO DOWN...INDICATING THAT THE DEEPER
LAYERED MOISTURE MAY NOT APPROACH THE REGION UNTIL THURSDAY. THE
GUIDANCE ALSO CONTINUES TO SUGGEST THAT THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH CURRENTLY IN THE CENTRAL GULF WILL SLOWLY MOVE NORTHWARD
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...MORE OR LESS IN TANDEM WITH THE
BROAD SURFACE LOW. GIVEN THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN MOISTURE OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND WITH THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
FORECAST TO BE IN A FAVORABLE POSITION TO ENHANCE CHANCES OF
CONVECTION...THERE IS AN INCREASING TREND IN THE POP FORECAST
THROUGH FRIDAY.
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766. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting Jedkins01:


Its an upper low developing with cold air aloft. The problem is we still have dry mid level air over Florida. But if we can get that deep tropical moisture to surge north, that combined with the upper low will lead to very strong thunderstorms and typical summertime torrential rains.


I've seen NWS MLB call it both a backdoor trof/vort & a shortwave trough. I got a sprinkle off it..the clouds flying toward it included plenty of lower level clouds. GFS does keep it more a midlevel event, impeded by land. Not sure if I buy that except for the impeded by land part look plausible. It certainly has alot of dry air to deal with.
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Quoting FrankZapper:
I've always been a big proponent of nuclear energy. I don't know now. I don't know.
Heard on the radio that Germany, a formerly big proponent of Nuclear energy, now will give it up totally and rely on more environmentally friendly sources even if it means higher costs and occasional black outs.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
More good news:

Japan raises spectre of Fukushima 'melt-through'

For the first time, Japanese authorities have suggested the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant may have gone beyond a meltdown.

An official report, which Japan will submit to the UN's nuclear watchdog, says nuclear fuel in three reactors at Fukushima has possibly melted through the pressure vessels and accumulated in outer containment vessels.

Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper says this "melt-through" is far worse than a core meltdown, and is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident.

This is the first official admission that a "melt-through" may have occurred.

In the report, Japan also admits it was unprepared for the scale of the Fukushima disaster, which struck after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.

The report also acknowledges there was insufficient communication between the government and the plant's operator.

ABC News (Australia) Article...
I've always been a big proponent of nuclear energy. I don't know now. I don't know.
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Pottery 755.
Very good points; thank you for bringing this up.
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Get that sucker to spin up this way some! All of the afternoon showers that have popped up around Mobile the past few days are missing me - lol..still down 13 inches of so and praying that we don't get it all at once!..lol
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Quoting Skyepony:
There's a backdoor trof/vort now moving up gulf near the west side of FL..looks neat on satellite..kinda spinning up, except all my gulf only views/links aren't working. So haven't had a close look at it yet. Anybody got one that is?

Actually got a Trace of rain from it a few hours ago. Low level clouds flying in from the east. Had a tropical feel.
I see it on the NHC site on the rgb loop. There is a spin going on at some level in the outer Matagorda Bay area. Interesting.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



Hmmm those are good points too, I see what you mean, all the more reasons its time for the climate to switch back to Florida.

True1 !
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Quoting Skyepony:
Thanks Pat I see it's working now..see what I's saying. Look at that spining up the west side of FL.

Recon is out there right now, AF306. They flew out there early afternoon. Found a little shear around 700mb. Flew back then flew out there again with a takeoff time around 2300Z. Shear has dropped considerably.


Its an upper low developing with cold air aloft. The problem is we still have dry mid level air over Florida. But if we can get that deep tropical moisture to surge north, that combined with the upper low will lead to very strong thunderstorms and typical summertime torrential rains.
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Quoting pottery:

That is generallyb true.
But 'nature' is getting stressed as well, as there are fewer and fewer pockets of it left in it's original state.
Fire and flood are not new things as we know, but in the past when an eco-system was damaged there was a lot of similiar eco-system around to help in re-establishing it.
Now, this is not so true.

It takes longer for things to return to 'normal' and especially when the area has been changed through species introduction (farm land, orchards etc) and where land has been altered through drainage, forrest removal and so on.

I hear what your'e saying, but think about the Linkages.



Hmmm those are good points too, I see what you mean, all the more reasons its time for the climate to switch back to Florida.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i don't want to scare anyone but 01E TS Adrian may become more than a 3


it may be a 2-3 by tomorrow morning (pacific)
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Quoting Jedkins01:



It is a serious situation, but keep in mind, nature is great at recovering. The biggest issue I think, is that since Florida is normally a wet climate, once we break out of this dry weather, it could bounch back to the other extreme, well above normal amounts of rain and thunderstorms leading to severe weather and flooding. It seems that the climate everywhere is wacked, you are often either in a serious drought, or way too much rain...

That is generally true.
But 'nature' is getting stressed as well, as there are fewer and fewer pockets of it left in it's original state.
Fire and flood are not new things as we know, but in the past when an eco-system was damaged there was a lot of similiar eco-system around to help in re-establishing it.
Now, this is not so true.

It takes longer for things to return to 'normal' and especially when the area has been changed through species introduction (farm land, orchards etc) and where land has been altered through drainage, forrest removal and so on.

I hear what your'e saying, but think about the Linkages.
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i don't want to scare anyone but 01E TS Adrian may become more than a 3
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751. Skyepony (Mod)
Product: Air Force Temp Drop (Dropsonde) Message (UZNT13 KNHC)
Transmitted: 8th day of the month at 00:56Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 306)
Mission: Non-Tasked Mission, possibly not tropical (flight in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Identifier: 110607230851306 (2 digit year/2 digit month/2 digit day/6 digit mission start time/Last 3 digits of aircraft tail number)
Date Mission Started: June 7th in '11
Time Mission Started: 23:08:51Z
Observation Number: 04

Part A...

Date: Near the closest hour of 1Z on the 8th day of the month
Highest Mandatory Level For Which Wind Was Reported: 400mb
Coordinates: 28.3N 86.8W (View map)
Location: 147 miles (236 km) to the SSW (208°) from Panama City, FL, USA.
Marsden Square: 081 (About)

Level Geo. Height Air Temp. Dew Point Wind Direction Wind Speed
1011mb (29.85 inHg) Sea Level (Surface) 28.2°C (82.8°F) 23.5°C (74.3°F) 110° (from the ESE) 10 knots (12 mph)
1000mb 100m (328 ft) 27.4°C (81.3°F) 23.4°C (74.1°F) 110° (from the ESE) 9 knots (10 mph)
925mb 786m (2,579 ft) 23.2°C (73.8°F) Approximately 14°C (57°F) 85° (from the E) 6 knots (7 mph)
850mb 1,518m (4,980 ft) 18.0°C (64.4°F) Approximately 12°C (54°F) 105° (from the ESE) 14 knots (16 mph)
700mb 3,152m (10,341 ft) 8.2°C (46.8°F) Approximately 0°C (32°F) 110° (from the ESE) 10 knots (12 mph)
500mb 5,840m (19,160 ft) -9.5°C (14.9°F) Approximately -22°C (-8°F) 120° (from the ESE) 7 knots (8 mph)
400mb 7,520m (24,672 ft) -20.5°C (-4.9°F) -25.4°C (-13.7°F) 145° (from the SE) 18 knots (21 mph)

Information About Radiosonde:
- Launch Time: 0:31Z
- About Sonde: A descending radiosonde tracked automatically by satellite navigation with no solar or infrared correction.


Well I suppose they maybe home by now..
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Quoting Skyepony:
Thanks Pat I see it's working now..see what I's saying. Look at that spining up the west side of FL.

Recon is out there right now, AF306. They flew out there early afternoon. Found a little shear around 700mb. Flew back then flew out there again with a takeoff time around 2300Z. Shear has dropped considerably.


Its an upper low developing with cold air aloft. The problem is we still have dry mid level air over Florida. But if we can get that deep tropical moisture to surge north, that combined with the upper low will lead to very strong thunderstorms and typical summertime torrential rains.
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Sumthings up skye,,as they switching the beam down a tad.


And there be a spin,ahoy...

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748. Skyepony (Mod)
Thanks Pat I see it's working now..see what I's saying. Look at that spining up the west side of FL.

Recon is out there right now, AF306. They flew out there early afternoon. Found a little shear around 700mb. Flew back then flew out there again with a takeoff time around 2300Z. Shear has dropped considerably.
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