NWC REU 2001
May 28 - August 3



Severe Weather Associated with a Bow Echo and a Mesolow Complex

Diana Blahyj and Dave Imy



Fast moving bow echoes typically produce a significant amount of wind damage, especially along the bowing portion of the line. On 12 March 2001, a line of severe thunderstorms with embedded bow echoes and mesolows moved rapidly through the southeastern United States. This bow echo produced wind damage along the bowing portion of the line early in the day, however, a majority of the severe weather events occurred with mesolows/mesocyclones located within the line after 1500 UTC. This paper focuses on the evolution of the mesolows and severe weather that occurred on this particular day.

Paper available upon request.