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Can anyone explain this radar return?
07-21-2012, 09:56 PM
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Can anyone explain this radar return?
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Monday, July 2nd... late afternoon. These storms formed during the usual daylight heating cycle. They also happened to form along the heaviest traffic routes from that day. It doesn't look like coincidence...
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07-23-2012, 07:15 AM
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Can anyone explain this radar return?
Were the returns along the highway verified? Were the returns along the shore verified?

The returns along the causeway probably are not real, but a product of the heat difference b/w the concrete elevated highway and the water surface. This will affect the atmosphere well above the ground and the radar site (which is not not far from the highway) was able to capture it.

The returns along the south shore are due the the north wind causing lift/rain once it hit the heated shore line. Like the onshore Gulf breeze we get along the coast during the summer.


But I am sure there are some technical terms that explain this, but I do not know them. I am just a dirt/rock scientist.

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