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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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)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Vail, CO, USA
Duration: Oct 9 1995Oct 13 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityVail, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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