Sunday, September 09, 2012

Severe Thunderstorms Lower Colorado River Basin

Thunderstorm activity today, after the fast-hitting early morning storms in TUS area, has been mostly off to the west, as predicted by the early WRF-GFS (which had forecast early activity also, but was off in the timing by 4 or 5 hours). The 01 UTC IR satellite image (above) shows a large MCS out in southwestern Arizona. The composite radar image from KYUX (below) shows a number of strong storms along the lower Colorado River. Yuma has had a spit of rain, along with dust and wind gusts to 64 mph, which indicates lots of high winds probably occurred across the desolate stretches of southwestern Arizona and northwestern Sonora.

No comments:

Post a Comment