Archive for February, 2013

What’s a Skew-T part 1

Posted: 25th February 2013 by Jason in Tutorial

If you’ve hung around chasers, at all. ever. You’ve heard talk about Skew-Ts and hodographs. We’ll get into hodographs another time. but this is the first of a 7 part series on Skew-T diagrams. So, what is a Skew-T? The Skew-T/Log-P (we just use skew-t, but I think log-p sounds cooler, oh well) has been […]

Weather alerts in your news feed

Posted: 25th February 2013 by Jason in Resources

The NWS has some great resources, but one of my favorite “it just works” ones is the NWS Public Alerts feed. You can subscribe by state, county and zone using your favorite RSS reader and have your favorite weather information right in your daily news feeds.  I make HEAVY use of RSS (around 700 articles […]

More snow in st louis?

Posted: 23rd February 2013 by Jason in Winter Weather

I woke up this morning to this delightful notification from the NWS … Another winter storm taking aim on the central U.S. Early next week… This mornings weather data continues to indicate that a major storm is a very real possibility for parts of Missouri and Illinois late Monday and into Tuesday. Although there is […]

WEA or “who sent me that text message?”

Posted: 22nd February 2013 by Jason in Misc

As of July 18th 2012, NWS has been given the capability to send out mass warnings to cell phones for imminent threat conditions like Tsunamis, tornadoes, blizzards, etc based on your current location.  Imagine the scenario, you are at a concert somewhere in KS. The sky has gotten dark and you have heard that a […]

More Dual Pol HCA

Posted: 21st February 2013 by Jason in Winter Weather

The winter storm has given us a great chance to learn more about the Dual Pol HCA product . While the storm started 3 hours before I thought it would (I hate winter forecasting) it’s dropping a lot of different types of precipitation which is showing up nicely on the HCA.   This picture shows a […]