NWS Short Fuse Composites


Des Moines, IA

Omaha, NE

Topeka, KS

Rapid City, SD

Dodge City, KS

Goodland, KS

  • LAPS/GFE Short Fuse Composite "Threat Area"
    • Within the maximum of surface moisture convergence
    • Immediately downwind of the warm theta advection axis
    • Within the axis of highest surface based instability (CAPE and Theta-E)
    • Within the region of lowest surface based convective inhibition (0-2.5km AGL lapse rate)
    • *Temporal and spatial continuity of at least 3 hours of all of the above