Analyses of 1/24/97 Tornado Outbreak

Tim Vasquez


If you read your Saturday paper this weekend or looked at CNN, you're certainly aware of the tornado that touched down near Tuscaloosa, Alabama (among many others) on Friday, January 24, 1997. Provided here are some copies of mesoanalysis charts for that day, plotted with the Digital Atmosphere software program. These are quick analyses and were not fine-tuned with radar or satellite data, so use them with a grain of salt.

1/24/97 12Z SFC


1/24/97 18Z SFC


1/25/97 00Z SFC


The following upper-level charts were analyzed with NCEP plot data:

1/24/97 12Z 500 mb


1/24/97 12Z 850 mb



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