Development of The Short Fuse Composite Technique

Phil Bothwell's ADAP (NWS SR-114) arrives in 1985 (from TOP).

Watched hourly ADAP charts for May 7, 1986 Canadian, TX F-3.

A few base charts selected by spring season of 1987. STA, SMC, SSL and SSC.

Charts watched through 18 TX, KS and CO Tornadoes 1987 - 1990.

Installed and working at WSO Dodge City by fall of 1989.

Using this and other data, noted empirical values, composited the charts and defined the threat area. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.