Thursday, June 6, 2013

What does TS Andrea and a Winter Storm have in common?

The neat thing about TS Andrea is that there is nothing I can tell you about the track, expected rainfall, ...etc... that has not been consistently forecast.  However, take a look at this evening's  satellite image courtesy of the University of Wisconsin SSEC.

There are many reasons to be awed by the weather. Take a look at the overall size of TS Andrea (1) and the involvement of the other two non-tropical systems.   The hybrid/baroclinically enhanced nature of Andrea is apparent as she maintains a banded structure in her NW and NE quadrants yet has an impressive warm front, a dry slot and a trailing frontal system still drawing heat and moisture from the deep tropics.

The trailing storm system (2). is being drawn into Andrea's structure much like a typical upper low that shadows major winter storms.  System #3 is a typical leading system that provides a trailing front that paves the way for heavier system.

There is no doubt that we are in for several inches of rain along and near the track. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It is time to start posting again!

I really did not go anywhere.  Sometimes transitions in life can derail person from hobbies and interest. There will definitely be much to write about through the summer.  

My rest of summer forecast is in progress....