Forecasters at work at Amarillo NWSFO. This is a great office!! Meteorologists at work right in the middle of the "Llano Estacado" ("The Staked Plains")

From left to right, John Monteverdi, Ron Smith, Thom Trimble, "Chase Vehicle 1997", the Doppler radar dome.

May 20, 1997


First day out. Cold front/baroclinic boundary into far southern Texas. Winds have come around to southeasterly at Amarillo. Trough in subtropical branch to our west. This is a dead day!! However, tomorrow may be better!!