Today we had groups operating in the Lubbock, Amarillo and Albuquerque CWA’s, where the most active weather was expected to occur. The Lubbock crew had the opportunity to evaluate the PGLM total lightning products which utilizes total lightning information from Lightning Mapping Array’s, one of which is centralized in the Lubbock area. The Albuquerque pair moved to San Angelo as convection advanced eastward through the late afternoon hours. The special, 18z Amarillo sounding provided participants with an opportunity to compare raob data with nearby NUCAPS soundings, which are available over the central US every day at ~19Z.
Tomorrow, we will start activities at 1:30 in the Dev Lab for the daily debrief before moving to the HWT to immediately begin operations. It looks to be an active severe weather day from Texas to Nebraska.
– Bill Line, SPC/HWT Satellite Liaison and Week 1 EWP Coordinator