Interesting development in SE China (ended)

Wow...very interesting too see storms in that area...i usually only hear about the weather in the USA. Very cool!!! :shock:

Hi,

This zone of China is a miny alley, both for supercellular storms (with hailstorms and tornadoes) from March to late May and typhoon-spawned tornadoes from July to October.

Anyway, this storm is getting organized :shock:

[Broken External Image]:http://www.grmc.gov.cn/leida/gzradr/GZR200505040358.GIF

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Interesting but I don't think I will chase that one. :lol:

Definitely not, is too early and is only rain and maybe hail. :?

The attached image has been captured on a supercell on April 25th that lasted for hours and crossed the entire radar from W-NW to E-SE (with SW flow aloft.... so right deviating) and devasted several locations with hail and very high wind, and flooded many others.

That was more interesting... :)

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Just when I thought I'd seen everything, I find a freakin' NOW thread on Stormtrack for southern CHINA -- and a chaser down there gearing up to go. This truely is a wonderful website.
 
Just when I thought I'd seen everything, I find a freakin' NOW thread on Stormtrack for southern CHINA -- and a chaser down there gearing up to go. This truely is a wonderful website.

:)

That morning storm ruined the games, but now the anvil prp are helping the atmosphere to get even more humid (dews increasing !!).

Is clearing now, if the sun come out we'll see more action coming up at noon. New storms building about everywhere.

[Broken External Image]:http://www.grmc.gov.cn/leida/gzradr/GZR200505040457.GIF

Link to the rad-loop:
http://www.grmc.gov.cn/tqsk/gzrad_r.asp

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PS: I am right in the center of this radar.
 
Simone,

Can you supply a Web URL to those (and presumably other RDA sites) WSR-98D images?

Yes:

Reflectivity:
http://www.grmc.gov.cn/tqsk/gzrad_r.asp

Base velocity:
http://www.grmc.gov.cn/tqsk/gzrad_v.asp

Radar of HK (reflectivity only):
http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/radars/radar.htm

Unfortunately that's it... :?
Maybe in the future they will improve the radar system. Sometimes (when very serious conditions appears) they publish other radar images, zoomed very in detail and with very high quality, also with some warning marks drawn on the base map.

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Wow.

Nice to see that almost every country's government supplies free radar images......except the UK. :? Noooo.....us British have to "guess" what's around the corner......if you want anything more detailed than dumbed-down TWC (minus satellite and radar) info you're out of luck.

KR
 
Wow.

Nice to see that almost every country's government supplies free radar images......except the UK. :? Noooo.....us British have to "guess" what's around the corner......if you want anything more detailed than dumbed-down TWC (minus satellite and radar) info you're out of luck.

KR

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Anyway China is very sensitive to weather, since it is strike constantly every year by severe weather during the spring and summer.

I read somewhere they are going to extend radar nationwide.

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Anyway China is very sensitive to weather, since it is strike constantly every year by severe weather during the spring and summer.

I read somewhere they are going to extend radar nationwide.
That program is well underway, the CINRAD network, comrpised of WSR-98Ds supplied by Lockheed Martin. These are very similar to WSR-88Ds, with similar RDA and OPRG systems. A similar network was installed in Romania, giving that county the most advanced European radar network (these are S-band radars).

http://www2.inmh.ro/uploads/wsr98d.pdf
 
Anyway China is very sensitive to weather, since it is strike constantly every year by severe weather during the spring and summer.

I read somewhere they are going to extend radar nationwide.
That program is well underway, the CINRAD network, comrpised of WSR-98Ds supplied by Lockheed Martin. These are very similar to WSR-88Ds, with similar RDA and OPRG systems. A similar network was installed in Romania, giving that county the most advanced European radar network (these are S-band radars).

http://www2.inmh.ro/uploads/wsr98d.pdf

Thanks for the confirmation ! And thanks for the PDF, saved and reading now. If you find any link about this pls post it, as I will if I find... with my poor chinese I'll try to translate some chinese docs.

Anyway, better I call some friend and tell them to stay at home tomorrow :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

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I took a bike trip through Guangdong and Guangzhou some years ago. I can vouch that when it storms there, it really storms! Not prime chase country -- that's for sure. The roads through the mountains were something else....
 
Originally posted by David Wolfson
I took a bike trip through Guangdong and Guangzhou some years ago. I can vouch that when it storms there, it really storms! Not prime chase country -- that's for sure. The roads through the mountains were something else....

Yes, definitely a bad place for chasing. However now they built a lot brand new Highways across all the province, I am trying to study a map to see whether it can be suitable.

However, the "probable" supercell of yesterday spawned a tornado and a hailstorm in the area, get from the news last night. About 430 houses destroyed (so they said) and I saw many very large tropical trees break in the middle. I guess F1/F2 ? The hail was about 2 inches, guessed from the holes in roof of some houses....

If I find some web pictures I'll post them.

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I lose the count of the supercells that exploded today !!!!! :shock:

Very strong sfc flow (some HK stations are reporting GALE force winds, up to 35 kts) and dew-point well established into the 25°C.

Here some of the latest radar shots:

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The sfc deep low pressure system is dropping southeast, right to my W-NW. ... Strong showers are also coming in from the south (sea) and bringing more unstable air mass to the convergence line:

[Broken External Image]:http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/radars/rad/ra256_20050505_1748.jpeg

Surface map:
29213093f7f1f8d63087d5135eb74f8d.gif

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This more than suspect cell completely crossed a big city, QINQYUAN, the city of the sounding...........

[Broken External Image]:http://www.ghidini.cn/__tmp/supercella_qingyuan.gif

Tonight I'll check the news again.

Anyway, that sounds like a lot of destruction from that tornado. I hope that injury and death were minimal to zilch, but I suspect that if 2 inch hail is putting holes in the roofs, that there is probably not a lot of confidence in the structure of the buildings unfortunately.

Definitely poorly constructed buildings in the country side. :?


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