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Meteorology B

Post by IHateClouds » November 10th, 2019, 2:52 pm

TFW its november and there's no question marathon for meteo :cry: (or im blind...)

When is a funnel cloud officially considered a tornado?
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by twig » January 16th, 2020, 6:52 pm

It is considered a tornado when the funnel cloud touches the GROUND!
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by IHateClouds » January 17th, 2020, 5:37 am

twig wrote:
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It is considered a tornado when the funnel cloud touches the GROUND!
Yup :) Your turn!
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by twig » January 17th, 2020, 7:49 pm

What are the conditions required to form a blizzard?
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by IHateClouds » January 18th, 2020, 8:55 am

twig wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:49 pm
What are the conditions required to form a blizzard?
i'm not really sure what you meant but... a blizzard is defined as visibility less than a 1/4 mile due to blowing snow and winds >35mph for at least 3hrs. to form, a weak jet stream brings cold dry air clashing with the gulf's warm moist air. it needs cold temperatures for snow to form, wind to blow the snow around and moisture for there to be precipitation.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by twig » January 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm

That's what I meant, I just didn't figure out how to write the question.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by IHateClouds » January 19th, 2020, 7:47 am

twig wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm
That's what I meant, I just didn't figure out how to write the question.
Your turn!
OK cool :)

What does a bow echo depict?
Where are the highest winds? What type of winds are they?
What happens after its a bow echo? (what are the two next steps in its "evolution")
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by Locoholic » January 19th, 2020, 8:19 am

IHateClouds wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 7:47 am
twig wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm
That's what I meant, I just didn't figure out how to write the question.
Your turn!
OK cool :)

What does a bow echo depict?
Where are the highest winds? What type of winds are they?
What happens after its a bow echo? (what are the two next steps in its "evolution")
A bow echo is a radar feature depicting a Mesoscale Convective System. They can evolve into derechos.
The highest winds occur around the tropopause and are known as Jet Streams.
A bow echo can form a hook, forming a hook echo. It can then further evolve into a comma echo, or comma cloud.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by IHateClouds » January 19th, 2020, 8:35 am

Locoholic wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 8:19 am
IHateClouds wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 7:47 am
twig wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm
That's what I meant, I just didn't figure out how to write the question.
Your turn!
OK cool :)

What does a bow echo depict?
Where are the highest winds? What type of winds are they?
What happens after its a bow echo? (what are the two next steps in its "evolution")
A bow echo is a radar feature depicting a Mesoscale Convective System. They can evolve into derechos.
The highest winds occur around the tropopause and are known as Jet Streams.
A bow echo can form a hook, forming a hook echo. It can then further evolve into a comma echo, or comma cloud.
By the way, are you from Bala Cynwyd? I think you were the team that beat us at Rustin!
1. yep!
2. I probably should have been more clear, but it was a reference to the previous question, so the highest winds are in the middle of the bow echo and are straight-line winds
3. i was thinking bow echo->comma echo->dissipating, but that works!

and yeah i'm the team from BC who won :P are you longfellow?

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by Locoholic » January 19th, 2020, 9:13 am

Alright.

1. What is the difference between a radiosonde and a rawinsonde?

2. What is the "level of free convection" in Skew-T Log-P analysis?

3. What is the typical measurement unit used in returns from reflectivity data? (The strength of the signal coming back to the radar)

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