Monthly Archives: September 2012

Super Typhoon Jelawat

Dan Bikos Typhoon Jelawat developed in the Phillippine Sea of the western Pacific Ocean around September 20, 2012.  See the westernmost track of the figure below: As the cyclone began turning towards the north / northwest while it was east … Continue reading

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Microburst Risk Algorithm observes Favorable Conditions for Strong Convective Winds over the Chesapeake Bay

Ken Pryor (NESDIS / STAR) A GOES sounder-derived Microburst Windspeed Potential (MWP) algorithm, based on convective available potential energy (CAPE), and vertical temperature and humidity lapse rates, and based on the vertical difference in equivalent potential temperature (theta-e difference, TED) … Continue reading

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