Sounding Analog Retrieval System (SARS)

Description: SARS uses a climatology of severe weather soundings to match groups of five parameters and retrieve soundings with similar characteristics. To match, all five parameters must overlap within a specified tolerance:

Significant Hail


SARS will detect a number of matches, and there can still be significant differences in matched soundings due to the loose tolerance. It is best to investigate the differences between the soundings before drawing too many conclusions about expected outcomes.