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200-850 hPa Vertical Wind Shear & Anomalies (Last 10 days)

Mean (top) and anomalous (bottom) 200-850 hPa vertical wind shear magnitude (m s-1) and vector for the last 10 days. In top panel only total vertical shear values less than 8 ms-1 are shaded. In bottom panel the anomalous vertical shear magnitude (shaded) is calculated as the magnitude of the observed total shear vector minus the climatological mean (observed shear - climatological shear). A reference vector with amplitude of 10 ms-1 is shown below each panel. Anomalies are departures from the 1979-95 base period daily means.

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