One thing I always ensure I do as a registered storm spotter is log my chases. The Spotter Network allows us to constantly log our GPS coordinates, which is vital in providing accurate reports anyway, but I also make sure I have a constant record of radar reflectivity, velocity, etc. I can reference when performing post chase analysis. The posted image is a radar velocity screenshot via Radarscope from the Wheeler, OK tornado I intercepted earlier this month (along with my own illustrations, of course). This has been habitually integrated into my spotting routine for years now and it is an excellent way of receiving valuable feedback. I am always able to evaluate what I did right, what I did wrong, and what other variables played any sort of role in either the success or failure of any given chase.
The Chaos Theory plays such a prominent role in meteorology so I would strongly encourage any of my fellow storm spotters that are serious about the science to do the same.
NOAA announced the 2017 Hurricane Season predictions. The outlook calls for a 40% chance of an above-normal season, a 40% chance of a near-normal season, and a 20% chance of below-normal season, with 5-8 tropical cyclones expected to affect the Central Pacific. 🌧 Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30
Below severe limits, but strong storm none the less. The storm did appear to rotate a tad on radar. I tried to get a video but the church end up blocking the low clouds a couple minutes after this photo was taken as the storm moved NE towards Fairfield/Bloomfield, KY. My house missed out on the precipitation as usual. 🌩
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