Category Archives: Severe Weather

General questions and answers concerning Severe Thunderstorms.

Hail damage swaths from severe storms over the High Plains as viewed from satellites during July 2018

By Louie Grasso, Dan Bikos, Jorel Torres and Ed Szoke During the summer of 2018 over the High Plains, several significant severe storms occurred.  Several hailstorms moved southward over the Central High Plains and produced noticeable hail swaths and damage … Continue reading

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Some Advected Layered Precipitable Water (ALPW) Comparisons Between Florence, Harvey (2017), Maria (2017) and Matthew (2016) with Respect to Rainfall and Severe Weather

This blog entry is by Sheldon Kusselson and in the format of a PDF document: Florence 2018 Comparisons With Harvey and Matthew and More_Sep21,2018update

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Storm-relative animations for right-moving and left-moving storms

This blog entry will compare traditional satellite animations of right-moving and left-moving storms with storm-relative animations as observed by GOES-16 visible imagery in AWIPS with the Feature Following Zoom tool.  Also, comparisons will be made between different temporal resolutions, that … Continue reading

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Hail swath observed by GOES-16

On 14 May 2018, a severe thunderstorm near Denver, Colorado resulted in accumulations of hail (reports of 2 to 6 inches in depth locally). The hail swath left by the thunderstorm can easily be observed in GOES-16 imagery: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14may18/&loop_speed_ms=60 After … Continue reading

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