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Meteorology 503 Tornadic Analysis Severe Weather Outbreak Dodge City, KS May 7, 2002. Julio C. Garcia! SFSU. Tornadic Analysis Severe Weather Outbreak. Tornadic outbreaks over Dodge City, KS are analyzed by looking at Shear, synoptic and buoyancy environments on May 7, 2002.

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Meteorology 503 tornadic analysis severe weather outbreak dodge city ks may 7 2002

Meteorology 503Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather OutbreakDodge City, KS May 7, 2002

Julio C. Garcia!

SFSU


Tornadic analysis severe weather outbreak
Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

Tornadic outbreaks over Dodge City, KS are analyzed by looking at Shear, synoptic and buoyancy environments on May 7, 2002


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

12 UTC 7 May 2002 500mb

Upper level trough moving

East into the Southwest.


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

00 UTC 8 May 2002

500 mb Chart

12 hours later:

Southwest winds over the Great Plains


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

May 8, 2002 00 UTC:

Sounding for Norman, OK

Winds veering with height

  • Strong CAPE 4890 J/Kg

  • Deep layer wind shear 49 kt.

  • SRH 272 m^2/s^2


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

May 8, 2002 00 UTC

Sounding for Topeka, KS.

  • Strong SRH: 690 m^2/s^2

  • Deep layer wind shear: 69 knots


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

Surface analysis

May 7 22 UTC

Depicting:

Areas of high dewpoints related to Tornadic events.


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

Radar May 7, 2002 22:35 UTC

Radar May 7, 2002 23:05 UTC


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Tornadic AnalysisSevere Weather Outbreak

Overshooting tops

Visible May 7, 2002 21:45 UTC

Visible May 7, 2002 23:15 UTC


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