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Category: LightningCast

Wet weather over American Samoa

The Samoan Islands are again within a moisture-rich airmass, as shown by the MIMIC estimates of Total Precipitable Water shown below. The MIMIC fields do not show obvious gradient that might be used to estimate when rains might be especially widespead. The airport at Pago Pago American Samoa has had a little under 2″ of rain the 24 hours ending at around 9 AM Samoa Standard Time on 9 April. Flood Warnings were posted... Read More

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