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Monday, May 20, 2013

Radar Images, Oklahoma City Radar, May 20, 2013 Moore, OK Tornado

Click for large view. Moore, OK is labeled. The debris ball in magenta. 4:12 PM EDT.

4:16 PM EDT

4:21 PM EDT

4:25 PM EDT

Wide view of #3 Above, 4:20 PM EDT

Radial Velocity 4:12 PM EDT

Radial Velocity 4:16 PM EDT

Radial Velocity 4:21 PM EDT

Radial Velocity 4:12 PM EDT

Wide view of #3 above Radial Velocity 4:20 PM EDT. The radar is located at the black circle on the left. Red represents velocity away from the radar and green to the radar. The red spot, surrounded by green at the tornado location is velocity aliasing and represents wind blowing towards the radar. Tornado lightened below.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Clearly defined BWER, hook echo and DRCs around the dry slot and vault of the mesocyclone, I wonder if there was a slight or sudden change in the convective temperature at the CCL. I've found that when a parcel of supersaturated or saturated (hyperhygronic) air has an air temperature above the convective temperature at the CCL that explosive free convection (XFC) occurs, I'm curious though as to what made the El Reno tornado so large.