Preliminary numbers show VORTEX2 intercepted about 30 supercells, and 20 weak or short-lived tornadoes.
Warning Research News
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment – 2 will begin the second year of data collection on May 1 and run through June 15.
The cornerstone of the testbed is the annual NOAA HWT Spring Experiment that attracts 50-60 researchers and forecasters to Norman each year.
NSSL’s mobile radar team and the Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar (SMART-R) have returned to Norman, Okla. following participation in the NOAA/USGS demonstration flash flood and debris flow early warning system project.
NSSL’s mobile radar team and the SMART-R have captured seven heavy rain events in southern California.