Inclass Exercise and Homework 5: Weather Pattern and Thunderstorm Potential Diagnosis, May 10, 2011

  1. Surface Chart
    • Place values on the isobars, as explained in class
    • Label Highs and Lows.
    • Draw Streamlines for the midsection of the country (color coded; blue=cold; red=warm moist; brown=warm dry)
    • Analyze the boundaries (use proper symbols and colors.
  2. 500 mb and 300 mb Charts
    • Analyze troughs and ridges, highs and lows.
  3. Del Rio Texas Sounding
    • Anlayze for afternoon heating...determine CT, CCL, show CAPE and CIN areas.
    • Examine the forecast maximum temperature for the area and comment on whether the potential of the "loaded gun" will be "realized.