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

The convective temperature is approximately 42C (107F). The forecast maximum temperature is around 100F. It appears that the potential of the loaded gun will NOT be realized.