IOP3 Update #3: 2:30 PM Thur Mar 31

Things might be getting pretty busy pretty soon.  Thunderstorms are forming over north-central MS and moving rapidly toward the east-northeast.  Several of these already exhibit weak shear.  It looks like we are ready to collect data.


These storms are moving into a band of fairly strong temperature contrast.  This would normally favor low-level rotation and possible tornadoes, but at some point they move into air too cool to support them.  Studying these sorts of environmental effects are a big reason for VORTEX-SE.

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