Friday, April 24, 2009

Squall line from space (GOES geostationary satellite)

Amazing image of the developing (severe) storms mushrooming just to our east. RUN to the window to check these out, they appear to be vast, sprawling, thermonuclear towers of rapidly rising air. Once these violent columns of rising air reach the stratosphere (where temperatures get warmer with altitude) the air spreads out into the classic "anvil" shape, the T-storm's flat "cap". Low 90s in southeastern Minnesota, while recent reports show rain mixing with a little wet snow up in Park Rapids last hour. What a crazy state we live in!

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