Monday, May 9, 2011

5/9 - 5pm CDT - Waiting for Storms in South Dakota

We're awaiting storm development here in Murdo, South Dakota. East winds at the surface and dewpoints in the lower to mid 60's (yes they actually did make it up north today) are favorable for storms, along with a push of dry air from the south. Upper-level winds at 500mb are still a bit weak and from the south (you want them from the southwest), but nevertheless everything else seems to line up. These storms could develop anytime between now and overnight tonight, so this is truly a waiting game.

We ran into Reed Timmer's "Dominator" of Discovery Channel fame a few minutes ago in Murdo, SD. Check out this photo that Chad, a guest on our tour, took while we visited with Reed and his crew:

No comments: