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Extreme turbulence reported by a DC-9

When you tangle with deep, moist convection, it should not surprise anyone if extreme turbulence is the result. Here's an example of a DC-9 that reported extreme turbulence at 3,100 feet at 1623Z over Shreveport, Louisiana today.

Based on the DC-9 Flightaware arrivals into Shreveport around 1623Z, it appears that the flight below inbound from Detroit, Michigan is the one that encountered this turbulence. At first appearance with the radar overlay, it may appear the flight made it to the airport just before the main line of convection moved through. However, the radar depiction shown in Flightaware is earlier than when the aircraft landed.

The actual radar depiction shown below is more representative of the weather this flight faced turning northwest and penetrating this line of severe convection.