May 22, 2009

5/22/09: Northeast Colorado/Southern Nebraska Panhandle

Very sluggish flow in the midlevels today....but if the 20 knots of southwesterly flow at 500 mb verifies, surmounting 15 knots of southeasterly flow, there are adequate dewpoints and moderate CAPE in northeast Colorado and southern Nebraska Panhandle today. Adequate for briefly rotating thunderstorms...

...of course, there has to be thunderstorm initiation, which did NOT occur yesterday. We overnighted in Garden City, KS, and we both got good workouts in....Thom running 10 miles on a bike trail here, and me 4 miles or so, plus a good long weight workout at the YMCA. It is now 11:30AM and we are now about to depart.