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What is a good shear?

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:18 am

I am going through some of the storm casts and viewing the shear map.

There are some figures in black from 5 to 15 at the moment. What am I looking at? What is favourable? or does that further depend on the other factors like CAPE temps and LI to be of value?

How am I best to read shear?

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Re: What is a good shear?

Postby nocky » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:20 am

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Hope they can help :mrgreen:

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Re: What is a good shear?

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:52 pm

yes PK, very amusing ;)

favourable shear is more my question :)

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Re: What is a good shear?

Postby Pete » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:28 am

I think a good shear is when the temperature difference across the storm is 5 degrees (Celcius) or more

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Re: What is a good shear?

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:05 pm

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