When Storms Roll In, Texas A&M Steps Up To Aid Weather Forecasters

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.

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Source: Brazos Reporter

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