Salina, KS

Now: 21 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 21 ° | Lo: 13 °

Researcher Seeks Clues To Tornado Paths

KSAL StaffMarch 8, 2014

Weather officials will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes.

The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather researcher Jon Davies. The two large tornadoes — one near Bennington in north-central Kansas on May 28, and another near El Reno in Oklahoma on May 31 — took unpredictable paths.

Davies studied those tornadoes and found they had fairly weak winds between 10,000 and 30,000 feet above the surface.

Kansas weather officials say they’ll look at midlevel winds with strong thunderstorms this season to see if they can correlate those wind speeds with tornado paths. Forecasters may get a bearing on whether a supercell thunderstorm’s tornadoes will be erratic.

___

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

Proposed Kansas Tyson Plant Paused

November 21, 2017 6:19 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Lottery Thief Turns Self ...
February 20, 2018Comments
Burglar Takes Cash, Lotte...
February 20, 2018Comments
Motions Hearing for Garde...
February 20, 2018Comments
CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, ...
February 20, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO