IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 23 August 2010

Dry air helping out

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:21 AM

The featured map is a NOAA satellite's water vapor channel imagery from Sunday afternoon. The dark reds in the imagery indicate dry air thanks to a large ridge parked over the central US. This dry and warm air overhead helped to suppress storm development, which is exactly what we needed. An interesting and technical discussion of this unusally dry air over the central US can be found on the CIMMS Blog.

Good = 32
Bad = 7

Tags:   satellite