Auxillary Data for Eastern New York/Western Massachusetts tornadoes; 28 August 1973
Figure 1. Severe weather reports for 28 August 1973. Shown are tornado
paths (red dots/lines) with maximum F-scale rating, hail sizes (in inches x 100)
as green dots, and location of wind damage as blue crosses.
Figure 2. Daily precipitation accumulation average (in inches) for the
period 25-29 August 1973.
Curved solid black line represents the approximate 96-hour backward trajectory originating at ALB
at 12 UTC 29 August 1973, with a notable absense of precipitation along most of the path.
FIGURE 3. Time-height cross section of wind (barbs, kts), potential
contours, K), and mixing ratio (dashed grey contours, g/kg) derived from Albany, NY rawinsondes
launched 12 (t-12) and 24 (t-24) hours prior to 12Z 28 Aug 1973 (to), as well as
12 hours later (t+12). Destabilization is noted in the 800-500 mb layer at to
associated with the presence of the EML over the area.