Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NC Tornados

I'm addicted to radar images of tornadoes. The above image is a velocity radar loop of one of the tornadoes in North Carolina yesterday. This went very close to the Charlotte-Metro area! Can you spot the tornado? Bonus question... Can you spot the Rear Flank Downdraft?

Just for fun I loaded the radar data's .kmz file into Google Earth and loaded the 3D Buildings of Charlotte. This is some true weather candy...

I labeled the couplet in the above image, but in the below image you can see it a little better. At this point, the tornado may have lifted. I can't find the Public Information Statement from the NWS.

Anywho, I don't feel like typing much and I'm heading to bed. Enjoy the images.

1 comment:

mom/meemaw said...

That's fascinating how that the graphics blend in together and fabricate the storm events.
Next thing you know, we'll need
3D glasses :)