Excellent analysis as always.
Whilst Storm Katie was not a record-breaker by any means she did have provide some evidence of stingjet winds in the wrap-around feature that showed up especially on IR satellite photos and rainfall radar in the later stages of her track across the SE and UK.
Here is some analysis from local Reigate Surrey records of these winds to explore this feature more. Stingjets can be the most damaging winds, in this case they were not especially strong. Professionals, like Matt Hugo (NorthWstWx services) and Simon Lee (MMetReading), saw hints of stingjets during the passage of the storm but what evidence of stingjet winds is there “on the ground” and how can amateur observers watch out for these potent weather features in future?
— Matthew Hugo (@MattHugo81) March 28, 2016
Katie’s rapid cyclogenesis prior…
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