NWC REU 1999
May 24 - July 30



Strong and Violent Tornado Outbreaks: Comparisons in Thermodynamic and Wind Parameters Between Large Hail and Non Large Hail Events

Michael Seaman and Robert Johns



There are occasionally strong and violent tornado outbreaks in which no large hail is reported with any of the individual storms. These events primarily occur in the southeastern United States, and are most frequent in the fall. Whereas past research on this topic has looked at the frequency and distribution of both hail and non-hail events. The preliminary results indicate some differences in the thermodynamic parameters between these two types of cases.

Paper available upon request.