This was a fun vlog to put together where Sanner talked the first storm chase chances of 2018 but also they talked about a very important tool: the HREF.
The HREF is largely under-utilized by chasers in favor of the HRRR, but the HREF actually includes the HRRR and other high res models, giving you a great 360-degree view of what higher res short term models are saying about a chase day. Especially on boom/bust cap days, this tool is an enormous help.
I get excited every year while we’re ramping up, getting our New Severe WX Plans drafted and finalized before the first Severe Storms set up.
So, I know we still need to get thru winter, but with the nr of snowfall days so far, it feels like we should be ready to rock.
Probably still a bit away, but the season is approaching fast! This is usually the time we start gearing up and getting production items ready to go. Tends to work out better in preparing about now vs. waiting for March for obvious reasons! Haha