Normally on a day like today, I check the HRRR model to see what it says. Unfortunetly, something happened today, and the last usable run from the HRRR was from 4z. Really wouldn't help me out today. So instead, I went to the station, chatted with Lisa and checked out the latest RPM model we have at the station. RPM seems to do pretty good at these weather systems in managing precip and estimated radar. At the station, we are really lucky to have the RPM as a resource in our weather toolkit. RPM and HopWRF were pretty accurate today, so west towards Jamestown I went.
I made it to Oriska, and I was greeted with my first storm and thunder of the season, but it really wasn't photogenic.
As I made my way east to Fargo, I was greeted with a little more structure to the storm:
|Here shelfy, shelfy, shelfy....|
And near Tower City, it got even more shelfy!
As it got closer to Buffalo, that's the best it really got. After that, whatever structure was there just disappeared. However, all the farmers working in the fields did make for some photogenic opportunities!
|Dust coming off a farmer's field.|
|FLY, MY BIRDIES!|
|Ominous looking, but harmless.|
|Farmer tilling with smoke in the background.|
As I look into the future, there is a system I'm starting to watch for later on into next week. Not sure if it will pan out, but it's something we're keeping our eyes on.
On the flip side, it was a very good day to test everything out, including some upgrades, so if you ended up watching the live feed today, you _may_ have gotten a glimpse into said upgrades. More to come later this year....