An Attempt at Hindcasting the April 22nd, 2011 Tornado at St. Louis' Lambert International Airport Using Experimental Equations (217)

JP Kalb, Global Weather and Climate Center, LLC, Cupertino, CA

 

Abstract:

On April 22, 2011, an EF-4 tornado touched down in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This tornado caused millions of dollars in damages, including to Concourse C at St. Louis' Lambert International Airport. The tornado caused enough damage at Lambert to close it for the day and to have reduced operations for a few days. This presentation looks into whether the tornado could have been forecasted using a combination of a modified form of Kalb's cloud equation (previously presented in 2016 and 2017) and an experimental scale for forecasting tornadoes.