Denise Balukas

Lab 2 METR 835

 

Joplin, Missouri Tornadic Outbreak May 22 2011

 

Bounded Weak Echo Region

 

Text Box: This image is the lowest tilt (0.5) base reflectivity at 22:43 UTC. The hook echo can clearly be seen over the Joplin area. The Bounded Weak Echo  Region (BWER) is just to the northwest of the hook area with the highest reflectivity values. It is more subtle than I expected to find.Text Box: Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:Radar0.5_22/43.jpg

 

Text Box: This image is the 0.5 degree tilt base reflectivity at 22:53 UTC. The hook echo is still clearly identifiable. The BWER is more easily identified at this time, again, just to the northwest of the inner hook region.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:Radar0.5_22/53.png

 

Low Level Mesocyclone

 

 

Text Box: Base reflectivity image from 22:43 UTC. Hook echo is clearly visible at this time.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:Radar0.5_22/43.jpg

Text Box: Storm relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 0.5 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222248_N0S.jpg

Text Box: Base relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 0.5 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_N0U.jpg

Low/Mid Level Mesocyclone

 

Text Box: Base reflectivity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 1.5 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:Radar1.5_2243.jpg

Text Box: Storm relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 1.5 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_N1S.jpg

Text Box: Base relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 1.5 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_N1U.jpg

Mid Level Mesocyclone

 

Text Box: Base reflectivity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 3.4 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:Radar3.4_2243.jpg

Text Box: Storm relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 3.4 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_N2S.jpg

Text Box: Base relative velocity image from 22:43 UTC. Radar tilt is 3.4 degrees.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_N2U.jpg

 

Mesocyclone Location

 

 

Text Box: Radar identified location of mesocyclone. Image is from 22:43 UTC.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_NMD.jpg

 

 

Tornado Vortex Signature

 

Text Box: Radar identified location of tornado vortex signature. Image is from 22:43 UTC.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222243_NTV.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical Azimuth Display

 

 

Text Box: Verticle Azimuth Display wind profile. Image is from 22:48 UTC.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:denisebalukas:Documents:images Joplin-1:1105222248_NVW.jpg