When Storms Roll In, Texas A&M Steps Up To Aid Weather Forecasters
Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences recently helped the National Weather Service monitor severe weather as it moved through the Brazos and Trinity Valleys.
By David Coates, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences
On April 22, the first day of a multi-day severe weather outbreak in the southern United States, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University acted quickly to provide regional, timely field data to official forecasters.
“We were the National Weather Service’s eyes for a tornadic supercell thunderstorm,” said Don Conlee, instructional professor of atmospheric sciences.
Conlee, graduate student Montana Etten-Bohm, and Christopher Nowotarski, assistant professor, coordinated with the National Weather Service (NWS) Houston-Galveston and Fort Worth offices to provide upper-air and radar observations to help enhance NWS forecasts of the event.
Source: Brazos Reporter