I am going to blog all about the SPRINT TRI in my next entry.
Right now I am at work tracking severe storms and we had an interesting weather phenomenon occur in southwestern Oklahoma that several viewers have asked about. It's called a HEAT BURST!
|Dying thunderstorm - wah wah|
Oklahoma Mesonet site in Mangum recorded a temperature of 92 degrees. Only 10 minutes earlier a neighboring Mesonet site in Hollis reported 52 mph winds. Locally they were likely higher.
This relative humidity graphic from the Oklahoma Mesonet site shows how dry air aloft has invaded the surface through this heat burst. Earlier in the evening southwest Oklahoma had relative humidity percentages in the 50's. After the heat burst, relative humidity percentages dropped to the 20s, as shown in the graphic above about 45 minutes after the heat burst. For the nerdy specifics click here for a great website.
And now you know all about heat bursts! BOOM!