Friday, February 06, 2009

Road Trip with a chance of THUNDER ... and more info on (cat 4) Cyclone Gael

Chase is a "go"! I've been keeping an eye on the model runs for the past five days or so (GFS/NAM) and they've been consistent on painting some action along the New Mexico / Texas border late afternoon Sunday. While this setup isn't anything to get too excited about, the feeling among my chase partners is that it is very early in the season but also a long time since we've been out. If anything, this may turn into more of a road trip than anything else. I still have hope for some good hail and lightning.

So, I'll be heading out Saturday at noon with Tony Laubach and Michael Carlson. We'll be in Amarillo by 7PM Saturday night and ready to go where needed on Sunday morning to set up. I'll be posting updates on my Facebook page.

So, just a reminder, this blog will not be updated for the next few days. I'll be returning on Monday and may or may not have time to update then. So ... see you all soon.

Active Tropical Weather
Indian Ocean

13S GAEL - All I can say is "wow". This storm has gone through rapid intensification over the past 48 hours. Luckily, no one seems to be in the core path. If she holds course, only her outer bands will have any effect on Madagascar or La Reunion. I've included plenty of imagery of this beautiful storm below.

14S Freddy - This storm is heading off into open water and expected to strengthen slowly.

Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Currently at Denver (Hampden Heights), Colorado: 39ºF Clear.

Overview tropical satellite imagery used with permission; courtesy of IPS Meteostar Inc. Tropical tracking information and additional satellite imagery from Joint Typhoon Warning Center and Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page. Annotations are made by the author of this blog. Click for larger images.
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