Mesoscale Discussion

Mesoscale Discussion
Valid: Mon 12 Aug 2019 13:00 to Mon 12 Aug 2019 17:00 UTC
Issued: Mon 12 Aug 2019 13:06
Forecaster: PUCIK


... Northwestern Italy ...

12 UTC soundings from Milano and Cuneo reveal environment capable of intense, well organised convective storms with MLCAPE around 2000 J/kg, 0-6 km bulk shear of 30 and 0-3 km bulk shear of 20 m/s. Any storm in such environment could turn into a fast moving supercell or a bow-echo, capable of large to very large hail and/or damaging wind gusts. Even though Cuneo sounding also features around -70 J/kg of CIN, convective coverage over the region may increase as the synoptic-scale ascent overspreads the region with an approaching short-wave trough. Thus, situation needs to be closely monitored over the region.

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