Thunderstorms, some severe, with very heavy rain have moved into the Mid South and Tennessee Valley today. Flash flooding and severe thunderstorms will be possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Upper Great Lakes. The greatest threat of excessive rains will be in portions of the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys. This storm system has a history of producing life threatening flash floods. Read More >
Experimental Convective Parameters For North Texas
|The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is now offering Experimental Convective Parameters on this website!
The analysis is computed using surface observation data and the latest RUC model for all upper level data. This is different from the SPC mesoanalysis web page, because no model analysis is used for the surface fields. This means our analysis is heavily weighted to the latest surface observation. Thus, some small "bulls-eye" type areas may occur if a surface observation is outlying or incorrect. Bad observations are periodically quality controlled by forecasters and removed. The advantage to this technique is that our convective parameters will have a higher resolution and be capable of rapid adjustments if the atmosphere is rapidly changing.
The parameters are generated hourly, with the generation process starting around 15 minutes past the hour. The images should be available by 20 past each hour.
We are currently producing the following images: