Friday, May 6, 2011

Sluggish Start to May

After Ma' Nature's vorticity frenzy in April, a slow start to May led to a day spent at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. I highly recommend visiting this park for hiking and sightseeing if you are ever in the area. We will be leaving in the morning for the first day of a mini chase vacation while making a last minute decision on the typical north vs. south play. Better dynamics, low-level shear, and precipitation probabilities to the north, while better instabilities along the dryline to the south, albeit with a stronger cap. However, the southern play may lend to better positioning for storm prospects on Mon. and Tues. I'll likely make a last minute decision in the morning after looking at data.

Lovers Leap (looking NW)

Starved Rock Point (looking E)

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