Daily Summary: Week 4, Day 1

After a week off, the EWP Spring Warning Project resumed in the Hazardous Weather Testbed. With much of the first 3 weeks of activities taking place in Texas, it is refreshing to have a change in the weather pattern, taking us north this week. Today, we had our 3 pairs of forecasters operate in the Bismarck, Pocatello, and Pendleton CWA’s. It is beneficial to have the algorithms evaluated in a variety geographic regions, so today’s northwest convection was welcomed. With a slow start to convection, participants had ample opportunity to become familiar with all of the GOES-R and ENTL products under evaluation. By the end of the day, as convective activity amped up, participants were comfortable using the products to issue short-term forecasts and warnings.

Tomorrow’s activities will begin at 1 pm, and will likely make a slight shift eastward with the most active convective weather.

– Bill Line, SPC/HWT Satellite Liaison and Week 4 EWP Coordinator

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