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Stories by John Cintineo

Widespread Convection over the central U.S.

It’s spring time on the Great Plains, which means strong dynamical systems that often bring blizzards as well as severe thunderstorms. A long-wave trough with an embedded 850-500mb jet streak created cyclogenesis in western Oklahoma and southwest Kansas on March 13, with associated low-level moisture return into eastern Kansas.The strong... Read More

ProbSevere in the Oklahoma severe-weather outbreak

There was a conditional outlook for severe storms in Oklahoma on April 19th, owing to uncertainty in the forcing for ascent and a stout warm-sector cap. Well, the cap broke, and mayhem ensued in central Oklahoma. A break in the cirrus deck in southwest Oklahoma likely contributed to surface heating... Read More