Friday, May 23, 2008

And the reported tornado!

22 May 2008, Ramnicu Sarat
(Courtesy Antena 3)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Convergence line and severe convection

In Romania, one of the most frequent convercence line is in the SE part. In Southern circulation, with important instability, this line can bring the lift needed for convection.

12.15 UTC, 22 May 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tornadic storm

A lot of good information about the case on 22 April 2008, you can find here:

"Satrep" is a very good site about satellite meteorology (the best!) , enjoy!

Friday, May 9, 2008

National Mosaic

One of the radar products I am not very happy with, is the so called "mosaic", when we make an overlap of all the radars we have in the country in one single larger scale image. Is a product that can have so many erros that is very dangerous. Here, the same case like in the previous post, if you look at the SW part of the image (pinkish reflectivities over Serbia) you can see that the echoes are very strange, like a "circle" line (see zoom) , due to the contributions of two radars on the same region of the image. The beams reach different heights in the atmosphere and the composition is unreal.

The storm in Bulgaria, was tornadic, and later similar ones form over S.Romania.