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I don't really get mesolows

Oct 21, 2014 - 1:51 PM - by Elliott Budd
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First, thank you to everyone here who gave some help on my last post. Now I am understanding and identifying cold pools, outflow boundaries, moisture convergence, etc. I just don't get mesolows. I Googled them, looked around here, but have only a vague understanding that their small-scale centers of low preasure. It would be a great help if could help me to identify them.
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Cities removing tornado sirens in favor of texts, media and Internet warnings

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:28 AM - by Warren Faidley
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This topic has reached an all time high for number of responses on my Facebook page so I thought I'd open the discussion here.

There are a growing number of cities that are removing (or considering removing) tornado sirens in favor of Internet, media and text warnings.

RE: http://www.local8now.com/news/headli...278795341.html

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How much time do you guys spend studying surface charts?

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:08 PM - by ADClope
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I'm reading through Tims Vasquez' books and a few others and one common theme is the importance of doing your own surface analysis by hand. So, I've been trying this for a few months now, and sometimes do have a difficult time "seeing" boundaries.

How often do you guys do hand analysis? How important do you view this skill?

Are there any tricks to finding boundaries? I have just been looking for sharp wind directional changes along with temp/dew differences. Also,... [Read More]
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New Forecast Soundings Online - SHARPpy

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:47 PM - by Greg Blumberg
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For those unfamiliar with the recent updates in online weather data and have been living under a rock for the past few months, this is for you:

HOOT, the student-run organization that develops weather products at the University of Oklahoma, has begun releasing new forecast soundings for public consumption. As of right now, HOOT is only offering select forecast soundings from the RAP, although plans are in place to expand the available forecast soundings to a wide variety of... [Read More]
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Swirl ratio

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:52 PM - by Caleb Routt
So what exatly is swirl ratio? And what does it have to do with creating suction vorticies? I have thought about it and ive came to the conclution that all it means is how much horizontal circulation is vs the updraft of the thunderstorm
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