STATUS: IOP tomorrow 6 April
The U. Oklahoma SMART-Radars will be moving to the Monroe LA area shortly, and the P-3 will likely have an afternoon-evening flight tomorrow. We expect a near-certainty of strong convection in the U. Louisiana-Monroe subdomain, and this should prove useful for honing our ability to produce wind analyses based on a mix of multiple fixed, mobile, and airborne Doppler radars. At this time, it appears the main band of convection will pass through our subdomain between about 3-10 PM. We expect this main band to be elevated, with rotating updrafts but only slight possibilities of tornadoes. Of course… expectations can change, and reality has a way of telling us what we should have expected.