Multi-platform observation of a severe thunderstorm during vortex

R. Jeffrey Trapp, Erik N. Rasmussen, Sonia G. Lasher-Trapp, Andrew I. Watson, Tom R. Shepherd

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Abstract

During the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment (VORTEX), severe thunderstorms occurred on 26 May 1994, near Lubbock, Texas. The right member of a storm split, which occurred just west of Lubbock, produced heavy rain and hail (accumulations of up to 6 inches in sparse locations) which damaged over 15,000 acres of crops. A unique and comprehensive set of observations of this storm was obtained by way of several observing platforms. Although this storm was non-tornadic, it merits very close inspection and diagnosis, given that well-observed non-tornadic storms must be compared with equally well-observed tornadic storms to adequately address VORTEX hypotheses. In this paper, data analysis methodology and issues are the primary focus. Some results are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages517-518
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Vail, CO, USA
Duration: Oct 9 1995Oct 13 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityVail, CO, USA
Period10/9/9510/13/95

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    Trapp, R. J., Rasmussen, E. N., Lasher-Trapp, S. G., Watson, A. I., & Shepherd, T. R. (1995). Multi-platform observation of a severe thunderstorm during vortex. 517-518. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Vail, CO, USA, .