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Highlights
 
  • Details coming soon on 16, 21, 22, and 24 May 2004 tornadoes
  • Damage survey from 30 May 2004 near Geary, OK coming soon...

Images and Data from Past Years
  • Links to Spencer, May 3 1999, May 9 2003, May 15 2003 pages coming soon. Old links may still work.

Other Items of Interest
Project Status
(This update: 1130 MDT 25 June 2004)

END OF OPERATIONS 25 June

Testing and hurricane missions next. Check main page or projects page for links to information.

There will be no ROTATE status updates until 2005. However, preliminary data and imagery and analysis links will be added from time to time. Please check back from time to time.


Weather
No updates until 2005

2004 Data and Logs
2004 Tornado  intercepts (w/data):  36
2004 dual-Doppler intercepts:  10
2004 Rapid-DOW intercepts (w/data): 2
 
Mission Logs
  • 12 May 2004: Multiple single and possibly several dual-Doppler tornadogenesis intercepts in southern Kansas near Attica. Peak tornado Doppler velocities ranged upwards to over 100 m/s.
  • 16 May 2004: Three single-Doppler weak tornadogenesis intercepts in central Nebraska. Thermodynamic measurements collected north of a weak tornado.
  • 17 May 2004: Single-Doppler scans of a non-tornadic supercell at 40 km range near Russel, KS.
  • 18 May 2004: Bust in southeastern Kansas.
  • 19 May 2004: Bust in southwestern Iowa.
  • 21 May 2004: Dual-Doppler tornadogenesis intercept near Pierce, Nebraska. Thermodynamic measurements collected north of the tornado track.
  • 22 May 2004: Dual-Doppler tornadogenesis intercept near Alma, Nebraska. Brief dual-Doppler intercept of a tornado in progress near Franklin, Nebraska. Two single-Doppler tornadogenesis intercepts near Hebron, Nebraska at dusk and after dark. Thermodynamic measurements collected north and east of the first tornado track.
  • 24 May 2004: Dual-Doppler tornadogenesis intercept of several tornadoes near Hebron, Nebraska. Single-Doppler tornadogensis intercepts of several tornadoes near Chester and Belleville, Kansas. Thermodynamic measurements collected east of several tornado tracks.
  • 26 May 2004: Single-Doppler intercept of a non-tornadic supercell between Hinton and Union City, Oklahoma.
  • 29 May 2004: Single-Doppler tornadogenesis near Thomas, Oklahoma. Single-Doppler intercept of a tornado in progress near Geary, Oklahoma. Doppler velocities exceeded 90 m/s in the circulation around the tornado north of Geary. Thermodynamic measurements collected east and south of both tornado tracks.
  • 10 June 2004: Dual-Doppler intercept of a tornado in progress near Bucktail, Nebraska including rapid-scan data. Single-Doppler observations of tornadogenesis near Tryon, Nebraska. Thermodynamic measurements collected north of a tornado track.
  • 11 June 2004: Mobile single-Doppler tornadogenesis observations of a tornado near Lehigh, Iowa. Thermodynamic measurements collected south and east of the tornado. Single-Doppler observations of two other weak tornadoes. Possible dual-Doppler tornadogenesis near Pilot Mound, Iowa.
  • 12 June 2004: Dual-Doppler observations of a non-tornadic supercell near Sprague, Nebraska including rapid-scan data. Thermodynamic measurements collected northeast and southeast of the mesocyclone.
  • 14 June 2004: Single-Doppler observations of a splitting supercell near Alma, Kansas.
  • 15 June 2004: Dual-Doppler observations of a non-tornadic supercell near Badger, South Dakota.
  • 16 June 2004: Dual-Doppler observations of a bow echo head and single Doppler observations of a book-end vortex between Lakin and Lydia, Kansas.
  • 17 June 2004: Dual-Doppler observations of a non-tornadic supercell south of Las Animas, Colorado.
  • 18 June 2004: Dual-Doppler observations of a non-tornadic supercell northwest of Panhandle, Texas.
 

System Status
DOW2: Up Boulder, CO Ready
DOW3: Up Boulder, CO Ready
Rapid-DOW: Up Boulder, CO Ready
SCOUT: Up Boulder, CO Ready
Wurman: Boulder, CO

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