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Convective Outlook in DAWS
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:12 pm
I tried to plot the Day 1 and Day 2 convective outlooks and haven't gotten them to work. I went to Data > Convective Outlook (US) and got a small box plotted in the lower left part of the map with the caption:
SFC SEA LEVEL PRESSURE (MB)
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:36 pm
I'll get this fixed.
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:05 pm
Will this version have the ability to plot OLD convective outlooks? Such as if I loaded one through the "Import a File" option?
Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:03 am
Probably not, since these bulletins seem to keep changing
in format every few years, but if you post a sample I'll see
if there's some quick code I can add to give it recognition.
Also see patch above, which opens up the module partially.
Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:52 am
Sometimes "MODERATE" appears instead of "MDT" in the points section. Also, it wouldn't plot without the phrase "STORM PREDICTION CENTER" above the valid time. The outlook below does not say it's a Day 1 in the main text, but it does in the header.
Here is a Day 1 outlook from May 1995:
ZCZC MKCSWODY1 000
ACUS1 KMKC 171904
MKC AC 171903
CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK...REF AFOS NMCGPH94O.
VALID 171900Z - 181200Z
REF WW NUMBER 0420...VALID TIL 2100Z
REF WW NUMBER 0421...VALID TIL 2200Z
REF WW NUMBER 0422...VALID TIL 0300Z
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACRS PORTIONS OF CNTRL AND ERN
OK. THE HIGH RISK AREA IS LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM END
25 E PNC 25 SW JLN FSM 20 N PRX 40 NW ADM END.
SURROUNDING THE HIGH RISK...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACRS
PORTIONS OF OK...TX...AR...MO...TN...KY...IL AND IND. THE MDT RISK
AREA IS LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM SEP 20 E SPS 30 E CSM
40 W END 20 NNW END 20 NW BVO 20 S JEF MTO 45 ESE IND 25 N JKL 40
NW TYS 15 S BNA 40 E MKL 25 WSW MKL ELD TYR ACT SEP.
THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM
20 E CHS AGS AUO HEZ SAT JCT 15 NE BWD SPS GAG 20 SW DDC
15 NNE ICT OJC 15 E PIA BEH ARB 35 NW YNG MRB WAL.
GEN TSTMS ARE FCST TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 25 SSW P07
25 WSW INK 15 ENE HMN 20 SE E03 DRA 45 WNW BIH 45 SE RBL 15 NW 4LW
55 WNW BOI PUW 35 NE 63S ...CONT... 50 NE GGW 15 E 81V 45 NNW IML
GRI 20 NW DSM 35 SE LNR OSC ...CONT... 35 NNE PBG 15 WNW ACK.
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM FORECAST DISCUSSION...
LTST SFC MAP INDICATES AN AREA OF LOW PRES OVR W CNTRL OK WITH A
DRYLN EXTENDING SWWD TO E OF SPS/SJT TO W OF DRT. A SFC FRONT
EXTENDS NEWD FM LOW ACRS MO INTO THE ERN GREAT LAKES.
AMS S OF SFC FRONT AND E OF DRYLN HAS BCM VERY UNSTBL WITH SFC
BASED CAPE IN EXCESS OF 2500 J/KG. WITH VERY UNSTBL AMS IN
PLACE...EXPECT STG/PSBLY SVR TSTMS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ONGOING TO
CONT FOR NEXT SVRL HOURS.
OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT STMS...PARAMETERS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR A
HIGH POTENTIAL FOR SVR TSTMS OVR PORTIONS OF OK...E OF DRYLN.
SFC LOW SHOULD CONT MOVING SLOWLY E WITH TIME AND BY 18/00Z SHOULD
BE LOCATED OVR CNTRL OK WITH THE DRYLN EXTENDING SWD ACRS CNTRL TX
INTO SRN TX. AMS E OF DRYLN WILL CONT TO DESTABILIZE WITH CAPE
VALUES IN EXCESS OF 2500 J/KG PROGD ACRS OK/TX. IN ADDITION...ETA
MODEL PROGS VERT WIND PROFILE TO INCREASE INTO THE NIGHTTIME HRS AS
50 KT 850 MB JET AND SWLY 85 KT 500 MB JET MOVES ACRS RGN. 18Z
SOUNDINGS FM RGN INDICATE AMS IS STILL CAPPED. HOWEVER...EXPECT
CONVERGENCE ALG DRYLN AND PROGD MID LVL CAA WILL INITIATE
CONVECTION ALG DRYLN.
ONCE STMS DEVELOP...THEY SHOULD QUICKLY BECOME SEVERE WITH
TORNADOES LIKELY...ESPECIALLY ACRS PORTIONS OF CNTRL AND ERN OK.
STMS THAT DEVELOP OVR PORTIONS OF SRN PLAINS SHOULD CONT THRU THE
NIGHTTIME HOURS AS CONVERGENCE ALG FRONT...INSTABILITY AND
INCREASING WINDS ALOFT COMBINE TO PRODUCE A FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT
FOR SVR TSTM DEVELOPMENT/INTENSIFICATION. GREATEST THREAT FM STMS
THAT DEVELOP/MOV ALG FRONT FM MS VLY INTO OHIO VLY SHOULD BE LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. HOWEVER...ISOLD TORNADOES ARE ALSO PSBL.