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COMET_CASE_033: COMET Case Study 033:Missouri Isolated Severe Weather

Summary

On 21 May 2000, several isolated severe thunderstorms broke out in northwest Missouri. They produced golfball sized hail, up to 70 MPH wind gusts and spawned a F1 tornado. Forecasts for this region were for sunny skies through the afternoon as the conditions supporting convective development were subtle and difficult to recognize. This challenging forecasting scenario provides a good teaching case for identifying triggers of severe thunderstorms.

Objectives:

This case provides an example of severe weather in the wake of a cold frontal passage, in northwest flow aloft.

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Additional information

GCMD Name COMET > Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2000-05-20 00:00:00
End Date 2000-05-22 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 44.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.40
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.80, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.30

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Parent project COMET: COMET Case Studies