21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms and 19th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction

Thursday, 15 August 2002
The Effect of a Low-Level Boundary on the Development of the Panhandle, TX Tornadic Storm on 29 May 2001
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Carrollton, TX; and C. Broyles, S. Kersh, and J. Wingenroth
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On 29 May 2001 several supercells developed in west Texas ahead of a dryline. However, only the northern storm became a prolific tornado producer. Detailed radar and satellite analyses revealed this storm interacted with a surface boundary (produced by earlier convection) and became tornadic. Other supercells farther south were in higher CAPE air but failed to produce significant tornadoes. The authors will present a radar and satellite history of this event.

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