7/25/09 Chase Recap

This was an interesting chase. I honestly wouldn't have thought about chasing until Ben Holcomb suggested it. I guess I never really looked at the data. Even though this chase was a bust, everything looked good except for one ingredient: instability. The LCL's were insanely low, and SRH was also pretty ridiculous. The NAM and GFS both had forecasted some CAPE in the area, but the RUC refused to show any. We decided since two out of the three models agreed on it, that maybe the RUC was missing something. Well, I guess we learned that the RUC was right, and no CAPE = no storms.