A rear-flank downdraft on RADAR
On April 15, 2011, a major tornado outbreak occurred in Dixie Alley. Many tornadic supercells occurred. One of those storms occurred close to the Birmingham, AL RADAR. At one point, the rear-flank downdraft (RFD) came out of the storm, a process thought to aid in tornadogenesis. The RADAR animations of this RFD are presented here.
Here is a link dedicated to the outbreak.
- Here is the animation combining the velocity and the reflectivity
- Here is the animation of the reflectivity
- Here is the animation of velocity
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