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CT Rain

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  1. CT Rain

    Monday, May 20, 2019 Convective Potential

    Not sure it would really matter. Still pretty inverted here. Just not much moisture return in low levels.
  2. CT Rain

    Monday, May 20, 2019 Convective Potential

    FWIW, the SREF and NAM are showing the potential for some legit tornado action in NY/PA on Thursday. Really impressive overlap of parameters.
  3. CT Rain

    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    We built out a whole section on our website for the 5/15 event. Check it out. https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/HAR-Tornado-Parallax-509596791.html
  4. CT Rain

    May 2019 Discussion

    You can see the CC on OKX collapsing east some. Cooling at cloud level in NW CT.
  5. CT Rain

    May 2019 Discussion

    Oh yeah, that's a good one. Didn't help RAX was down most of the day.
  6. CT Rain

    May 2019 Discussion

    Yup. You know he's pulling for flakes.
  7. CT Rain

    May 2019 Discussion

    DnG
  8. CT Rain

    April 2019 Discussion II

    Yup, that's why I excluded the Quinebaug and Connecticut.
  9. CT Rain

    The Annual Countdown to May 1st Thread ©

    I've noticed that a lot of the time we get these elevated instability plumes on the nose of a good LLJ. So you wind up with pretty crappy effective shear given the fact the winds are ripping in the effective inflow layer and winds don't increase much above that so you're left with a lot of 0-6km shear but minimal effective shear. It's definitely a great tool that is pretty valuable in these cases (and many of the sunrise bangers we get).
  10. CT Rain

    April 2019 Discussion II

    I feel like we've been pretty lucky too lately.
  11. CT Rain

    The Annual Countdown to May 1st Thread ©

    And more specifically you need a robust mesocyclone. The vertical pressure deficit from the meso increases updraft strength and will give you the big hail. CAPE is a part of this but the meso is key. I actually thought it was well modeled. The HREF and HRRR had some nice cells with good mid level mesocyclones on the leading edge of that instability plume.
  12. CT Rain

    April 2019 Discussion II

    I think there were 8 fatalities in CT from the event. It is the flood of record for most of the rivers from New Haven to Washington County RI (excluding the Connecticut and Quinebaug).
  13. CT Rain

    The Annual Countdown to May 1st Thread ©

    It definitely was odd but the environment supported it with that storm firing up on the leading edge of a nice MUCAPE plume and also plenty of effective shear. A lot of times we can get 1-2k joules of MU CAPE above the stable boundary layer but there's not much effective vertical shear even though 0-6km shear is off the charts.
  14. CT Rain

    April 2019 Discussion II

    1982 in S CT too
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