Hamill, T. M., R. S. Schneider, H. E. Brooks, G. S. Forbes, H. B. Bluestein, M. Steinberg, D. Melendez, and R. M. Dole, 2005: The May 2003 extended tornado outbreak: Daily maps. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. (electronic supplement), 86, ES3-ES16.


The following consists of a set of daily maps of sea level pressure (hPa), 500-hPa geopotential height (m), lifted indices (LI; °C), and surface to 500-hPa wind shear (m s-1). The top panels are the analyzed data, determined from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)-National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) reanalyses. The middle panels are 2-day forecasts that are valid at the same time as the analysis data. The bottom panels are 5-day forecasts valid at the same time.

Also attached are tornado tracks on each day of interest.

[This document is supplement A to "The May 2003 Extended Tornado Outbreak," Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 531-542.]