Tuesday, May 11, 2010

4:25pm Weather Update

We are in a holding pattern in the Weather Center.

The atmosphere is becoming unstable in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The bullseye of instability is over southern/southeast Missouri.

Here is a look at the CAPE's (Convective Available Potential Energy). CAPE is an instability index that we use when forecasting thunderstorms.

The one lacking ingredient appears to be the spark plug to get the thunderstorms going.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hmmm...it's 11:01 pm here in Greenville (Wayne Co.) and it appears we are still holding! :D