Friday, June 22, 2012

6/22 - 10:30am - Storm Chasing: Part 2

Tomorrow morning I leave Louisville for Denver as I set out for one last week of chasing storms with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours this year. This will be a late-season chase, meaning that the threat for severe weather will be much further north than where it was during the peak of the season in May. Unfortunately it looks like the pattern will be a little dull until the middle part of next week due to a ridge of high pressure that will be in place over the middle part of the country. By Wednesday an upper-level low will finally move across Alberta and Saskatchewan, which will bring southwesterly wind flow and maybe even a secondary short-wave disturbance through the Dakotas, Wyoming, and even parts of Nebraska. Moisture looks a bit modest at this point, but it's way too far out to judge that properly since model accuracy is low this many days out.

During the chase next week I'll be posting daily blog updates here and real-time chase updates on my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Each morning I should be able to post a weather briefing as I did back in May so that you'll have the latest on where we'll be headed to and why. Hopefully we'll be able to find some good storms!

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