As I prepare to spend some quality time on our boat, here’s a cool article to share from Boating Magazine regarding the different names boaters give wind based on type or location.

As I prepare to spend some quality time on our boat, here’s a cool article to share from Boating Magazine regarding the different names boaters give wind based on type or location.

This is an overlay of the latest SPC Tornado Probabilities (Green = 2%, Red = 5%) onto a map of expected CAPE at 5pm. Cells have developed SW of Shamrock and are moving NE. Development is expected to extend further south as the afternoon goes on. 
Tornado potential is actually not as good as earlier thought; primarily a hail event that looks to be mostly focused in the eastern TX PH.

This is an overlay of the latest SPC Tornado Probabilities (Green = 2%, Red = 5%) onto a map of expected CAPE at 5pm. Cells have developed SW of Shamrock and are moving NE. Development is expected to extend further south as the afternoon goes on. 

Tornado potential is actually not as good as earlier thought; primarily a hail event that looks to be mostly focused in the eastern TX PH.

How Apple maps suggests I get home from Cabo. This route requires tolls… And a bit of a swim.

How Apple maps suggests I get home from Cabo. This route requires tolls… And a bit of a swim.

Put Some Effort Into It

Below is a perfect example of a waste of Twitter. Connecting a Twitter to Facebook or visa-versa on a business account OR personal account just makes no sense. Why would people think while I’m on Twitter that I would want to be directed to Facebook in order to read your content?

The company below is not the only offender, just the one on my news feed this morning wasting space.

The Tale of Two Hours

The maps below are of 5 & 6pm tomorrow respectively. Prior to the 00z run of the NAM, I really didn’t give much merit to the idea we could see action here in Oklahoma City other than maybe waving at some nice thunderheads to our east. This has changed and in a most ominous fashion.

As of the latest information, the 4km NAM doesn’t have the cap breaking much further south of OKC. Simulated radar paints the picture of a supercell that will track through the metro between 5 and 6:30p. This image above is 5pm Sunday, the image below is 6pm.

All of this said, the best dynamics still remain to the East of OKC and clearly the area between Okmulgee and Bartlesville look to have the potential to be hotspots for damaging hail and wind.
The main thing that keeps me from getting excited about the dryline play is the fact that models handle the arrival of cold air poorly and it’ll have a good chance of being ahead of where the models think it should, even 24 hours out.

Time will tell. 

A little more info about storms Sunday in Oklahoma: Looks like they will arrive in the Tulsa area around 5-6p and exit by 8:30p. Wind will be a major concern, as will hail. Tornadoes cannot be ruled out but are not a focal point for this event.The image below is what the models at 7a today think radar might look like at 6p tomorrow.

A little more info about storms Sunday in Oklahoma: Looks like they will arrive in the Tulsa area around 5-6p and exit by 8:30p. Wind will be a major concern, as will hail. Tornadoes cannot be ruled out but are not a focal point for this event.
The image below is what the models at 7a today think radar might look like at 6p tomorrow.

Who likes hail and wind? Well, if you’re East of I35 in Oklahoma on Sunday, here are your chances of seeing such a thing. The shaded area represents the probability of severe weather within 25 miles of any point within. The hatched area = 10% or greater probability of significant severe weather within 25 miles of a point. Tornado potential appears to be low at this time.
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Who likes hail and wind? Well, if you’re East of I35 in Oklahoma on Sunday, here are your chances of seeing such a thing. The shaded area represents the probability of severe weather within 25 miles of any point within. The hatched area = 10% or greater probability of significant severe weather within 25 miles of a point. Tornado potential appears to be low at this time.
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Who likes hail and wind? Well, if you’re East of I35 in Oklahoma on Sunday, here are your chances of seeing such a thing. 
The shaded area represents the probability of severe weather within 25 miles of any point within. The hatched area = 10% or greater probability of significant severe weather within 25 miles of a point. Tornado potential appears to be low at this time.

FlightRadar24 is definitely one of the cooler apps on my iPad…
NABShow here I come.

FlightRadar24 is definitely one of the cooler apps on my iPad…
NABShow here I come.

April 3, 2014 - Denton TX: Hail

Some incredible damage images came from immediately following the hailer that hit Denton, TX yesterday. This Tornado Warned cell fortunately didn’t get it’s act together and drop a tornado in Denton proper but the damage from hail is tremendous. 

Here are a couple of radar images I stole from a popular weather blog of a competing company who uses RadarScope but cuts out the logo and other identifying features, then posts. I’m sure they won’t mind.

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HiRes Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL)

And below, the resulting images:

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You’ve seen the radar and you’ve seen the resulting images, now check out the verification.
This is what WDT hail algorithms look like for April 3rd. Contractors, paintless dent repair techs, insurance companies, etc. all utilize these types of maps to determine the potential for new business, materials management needs, and various insurance and reinsurance purposes.

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NAB Show 2014

There’s one day remaining before the NAB Show kicks off. What an exciting event to be a part of! Weather Decision Technologies will be there in full force as we host individual meetings from Sunday through Wednesday and present 2014 product updates at our NCAA Championship pre-game reception on Monday at 3:30p.

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I’ll be updating here on my blog quite a bit during the event. For meetings, please contact me direct at steve at stevemillerok dot com.

Tomorrow looks like a very interesting severe weather day with storms going bonkers right around sunset in NE TX and AR with MO getting the action a little earlier in the evening.
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Tomorrow looks like a very interesting severe weather day with storms going bonkers right around sunset in NE TX and AR with MO getting the action a little earlier in the evening.
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Tomorrow looks like a very interesting severe weather day with storms going bonkers right around sunset in NE TX and AR with MO getting the action a little earlier in the evening.
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Tomorrow looks like a very interesting severe weather day with storms going bonkers right around sunset in NE TX and AR with MO getting the action a little earlier in the evening.

A giant redwood tree in North Berkeley, California was struck by lightning at around 1:15 p.m. today and “exploded” sending chunks of wood flying in all directions. The redwood has been reduced in size from 70 ft to about 25 ft.
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A giant redwood tree in North Berkeley, California was struck by lightning at around 1:15 p.m. today and “exploded” sending chunks of wood flying in all directions. The redwood has been reduced in size from 70 ft to about 25 ft.
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A giant redwood tree in North Berkeley, California was struck by lightning at around 1:15 p.m. today and “exploded” sending chunks of wood flying in all directions. The redwood has been reduced in size from 70 ft to about 25 ft.

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