Supply Chain Management at the Univ. of Tennessee | B.S. and M.S in Meteorology from the Univ. of Oklahoma
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Author Archives: Gabe Garfield
Eight years ago today, a large tornado outbreak affected portions of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. My memories of that day are foggy. I do remember the day, though, as it happened during VORTEX-2, the massive tornado field … Continue reading
The ingredients are coming together for a rare fall-season outbreak of severe weather weather in the Plains on Monday. The primary driver for this threat is a powerful upper-level trough entering the Plains from the western U.S. The flow at 500 mb will … Continue reading
Two years ago today, I observed an EF5 tornado ripping through Moore, Oklahoma. Before the tornado, I had always wondered what it would have been like to see an F5 hit Moore (thinking of 5/3/99). I never thought that I … Continue reading
It’s been a year. In one way, that’s very easy to believe, because so much has happened. Some of it has been negative, but most of it has been positive. I’ve made new friendships and deepened others. The numbing fog … Continue reading
It has come to my attention that the tornado width ascribed to the El Reno tornado in my previous post is not quite accurate. On the topic, Josh Wurman writes, “That is a ridiculous interpretation, out of context, of the … Continue reading
The weather radar conference is ongoing in Colorado this week, and one of the conference papers features some eye-popping statistics regarding the 31 May El Reno tornado. This paper, authored by Josh Wurman and others, is titled “Preliminary Results from … Continue reading