Oklahoma Tornadoes: Feb 10, 2009 Radar Loops
We have compiled two radar animations for yesterday’s tornadoes (February 10, 2009) from our Radar Center. The first animation (above left), is centered on the area of interest surrounding Oklahoma and northern Texas. The second animation (above right) is a regional view of the southcentral United States.
Both animations begin at 2.23pm EST and run through the evening into the next day, or basically a 24 hour animation. This means they are quite large =), but do not worry, if you have a reasonably good connection you should be fine.
Each animation has controls at the bottom that allow you to speed up, slow down, start, stop, goto the first image / last image, and advance each frame individually.
Additionally, both animations are overlain with the associated watches and warnings, that allow you to view the timing of storm formation versus lead time on watches and warnings, and of course with the ability to advance each frame individually, you may view your area of interest at ease.
Recall that our Radar Center has many overlays you may choose from (controls top right), that can be overlain as you ‘zoom in’ to an area you are interested in live and ‘on the fly!’ Additionally, you may choose from our standard ‘topo’ map background, or the ‘flat’ map background that is used in the animations above.
We hope you enjoy the animations!
Incidentally, if you are a weather buff, you may also wish to review our discussion from yesterday, and compare to how the events played out on the animations above!
As always stay tuned to your favorite weather outlet, stay informed, and stay safe!