February 16-17, 1987 Winter Storm
This was an extreme event with a very special and rare sounding from Greensboro.
The February 16-17, 1987 event was a prolonged sleet event that
produced 3 to 5 inches of sleet and a little snow
across the Piedmont of North Carolina with 6 inches of sleet reported at RDU.
Thunder was reported at times. There was a 40 degree warm nose and a 12 degree
cold nose at the surface resulting in a 28 degree difference in a layer just
over 2000 feet thick. A 50 kt southeast jet tranposrted significant moisture up an over
a 30 to 40 kt low level northeasterly flow.
NCEP Reanalysis Data -
00Z Reanalysis 1987/02/16 |
12Z Reanalysis 1987/02/16 |
00Z Reanalysis 1987/02/17 |
12Z Reanalysis 1987/02/17 |
00Z Reanalysis 1987/02/18
KGSO Skew-T's -
00Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/16 |
06Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/16 |
12Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/16 |
18Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/16 |
00Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/17 |
12Z KGSO Skew-T 1987/02/17 |
Animated Event Nomogram - Not available