IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 01 June 2007

Our weathermaker

Posted: 01 Jun 2007 07:02 AM

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6 AM on 1 Jun 2007
The featured map is a top-down water vapor estimation from the GOES satellite. These plots are used for many purposes including a simple way to see the motions of the atmosphere. There is a large upper level low system over the Dakotas (swirl in image) that will slowly move east today. Counterclockwise flow around this system will help to fire thunderstorms in Iowa today and this weekend.

Good = 25
Bad = 14

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