Saturday could be a good rain day Monsoon, Northern Arizona Weather, Skew-T Aug 272011 0000ShareThe skew-T plot looks the most promising it has for a while. The question is if it will hold for the thunderstorms to develop? Morning Skew-T plot for Flagstaff, Arizona, 8-27-2011 0000ShareShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreGoogleEmailPrint [suffusion-the-author] [suffusion-the-author display='description'] 2 Responses to “Saturday could be a good rain day” Taylor says: August 27, 2011 at 10:35 am For me, these plots are both fascinating and stultifying. In an earlier post you say, “The brown dotted line, mostly to the right of the red line, shows what would happen to a parcel of air as it rises in altitude.” Do you know which atmospheric values (relative humidity, temperature, etc.) the brown dotted line is plotting the change of? That is, as the air rises, what sort of change does this line depict? Also, do you know where I can find an explanation of the metrics employed in measuring the Convective Available Potential Energy? Taylor says: August 27, 2011 at 10:38 am It would be fascinating to see hourly Skew-T plots across a 24-hour period on an active monsoon day. Seeing the sequence of change would help understand what to look for in an individual Skew-T. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.