Met up with Paul Sirvatka and Trip 3 crew to launch a weather balloon from Kermit, TX. The sounding (below) revealed nearly 100 J/kg of CIN in the environment near Kermit. A storm was able to form in the higher terrain / steeper lapse rates to the west near Mentone, but quickly decayed as it entered the unfavorable thermodynamic environment further east. More robust supercell development was likely inhibited by the presence of milky mid and high-level stratus throughout the day.
MISC: Overnighted in Hobbs, NM.
|Brief severe storm near Mentone, TX|
|Weather balloon launch from Kermit, TX|