Redoubt volcano unlikely to have a major climate impact

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:27 PM GMT on March 24, 2009

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Alaska's Redoubt Volcano continues to erupt, with the latest blast coming just after midnight Eastern time (7:41pm AKDT). The latest eruption threw ash 50,000 feet into the air, but the ash has settled to the ground and the ashfall advisory for cities to the north and northwest of Anchorage such as Talkeetna has expired. Redoubt is located about 100 miles southwest of Alaska's most populous city, Anchorage. The prevailing southerly winds deposited a swath of ash about 200 miles long to the north of the volcano (Figure 1). Redoubt last erupted between December 1989 - April 1990, and its ash clouds presented a major hazard to aviation. On December 16, 1989, Redoubt's eruption spewed ash into the air to a height of 14,000 m (45,000 ft) catching KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 867, a Boeing 747 aircraft, in the plume. All four engines stalled and the aircraft plummeted 13,000 feet before the pilot was able to restart the engines and land safely in Anchorage. The total costs to the aviation industry from the 1989 - 1990 eruption were about $100 million. Eighty percent of these costs were due to damaged equipment. For more information on the Redoubt eruption, check out the Alaska Volcano Observatory home page.


Figure 1. Ash on the snow to the north of Alaska's Mt. Redoubt crater in this true color image from NASA's Terra satellite. Image taken 21:49 GMT March 23, 2009. Image credit: Johnathan Dehn, Geographic Information Network of Alaska..


Redoubt's effect on the climate should be minimal
Many historic volcanic eruptions have had a major cooling impact on Earth's climate. However, Redoubt is very unlikely to be one of them. To see why this is, let's examine recent volcanic eruptions that have had a significant cooling effect on the climate. In the past 200 years, Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines (June 1991), El Chichon (Mexico, 1982), Mt. Agung (Indonesia, 1963), Santa Maria (Guatemala, 1902) Krakatoa (Indonesia, 1883), and Tambora (1815) all created noticeable cooling. As one can see from a plot of the solar radiation reaching Mauna Loa in Hawaii (Figure 2), the Mt. Pinatubo and El Chichon eruptions caused a greater than 10% drop in sunlight reaching the surface. The eruption of Tambora in 1815 had an even greater impact, triggering the famed Year Without a Summer in 1816. Killing frosts and snow storms in May and June 1816 in Eastern Canada and New England caused widespread crop failures, and lake and river ice were observed as far south as Pennsylvania in July and August. Volcanic eruptions cause this kind of climate cooling by throwing large amounts of sulfur dioxide gas into the stratosphere. This gas reacts with water to form sulphuric acid droplets (aerosol particles), which are highly reflective, and reduce the amount of incoming sunlight.


Figure 2. Reduced solar radiation due to volcanic aerosols as measured at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.

You'll notice from the list of eruptions above that all of these climate-cooling events were from volcanoes in the tropics. Above the tropics, the stratosphere's circulation features rising air, which pulls the sulfur-containing volcanic aerosols high into the stratosphere. Upper-level winds in the stratosphere tend to flow from the Equator to the poles, so sulfur aerosols from equatorial eruptions get spread out over both hemispheres. These aerosol particles take a year or two to settle back down to earth, since there is no rain in the stratosphere to help remove them. However, if a major volcanic eruption occurs in the mid-latitudes or polar regions, the circulation of the stratosphere in those regions generally features pole-ward-flowing, sinking air, and the volcanic aerosol particles are not able to penetrate high in the stratosphere or get spread out around the entire globe. Redoubt is located near 59° north latitude, far from the tropics, and thus is unlikely to be able to inject significant amounts of sulfur aerosols into the stratosphere. Furthermore, the previous 1989 - 1990 eruption of Redoubt (Figure 3) put only about 1/100 of the amount of sulfur into the air that the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo did, according to the TOMS Volcanic Emissions Group. We can expect the current eruption of Redoubt to be similar in sulfur emissions to the 1989 - 1990 eruption, and have an insignificant impact on global climate.


Figure 3. Amount of sulfur gases put into the air by recent volcanic eruptions. Note that the 1989 eruption of Redoubt put only 1/100 the amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the air that the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo did. Image credit: TOMS Volcanic Emissions Group.

For more information
Realclimate.org has a nice article that goes into the volcano-climate connection in greater detail. One interesting quote from the article: There can be some exceptions to the tropics-only rule, and at least one high latitude volcano appears to have had significant climate effects; Laki (Iceland, 1783-1784). The crucial factor was that the eruption was almost continuous for over 8 months which lead to significantly elevated sulphate concentrations for that whole time over much of the Atlantic and European regions, even though stratospheric concentrations were likely not particularly exceptional.

scienceblog.com has an interesting article about the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century--the 1912 eruption of Alaska's Mt. Novarupta, located in the same chain of volcanoes as Mt. Redoubt. According to a NASA computer model, Novarupta's climate-cooling aerosols stayed north of 30°N latitude, and did not cause global cooling. However, the model indicates that the eruption may have indirectly weakened India's summer monsoon, producing an abnormally warm and dry summer over northern India.

Jeff Masters

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249. charlottefl
4:03 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
WMR100 it has its quirks but for the price you cant beat it

Quoting Ossqss:


Which model OS did you all get? I assume you are happy with them. I have been looking at a few and Samsclub has them around $130 bucks or so US> My old OS is on its last leg (10 years and counting) and cannot be interfaced. This is the one Link
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248. Ossqss
2:57 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting charlottefl:


Yeah actually have an OS also, if you look real close you can see the station and the rain gauge. I saw your cam by the way very nice.


Which model OS did you all get? I assume you are happy with them. I have been looking at a few and Samsclub has them around $130 bucks or so US> My old OS is on its last leg (10 years and counting) and cannot be interfaced. This is the one Link
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247. charlottefl
2:08 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:


I bought two of the linksys wireless cams.. they are also indoor. I found a few websites that said you could mount them outside... if they were protected (under the overhangs, out of the rain). So far so good, they are both outside and working well.

They are ip addressable, so you can put them on a DDNS server, so anyone can see them. The links are on my blog. The weather station is the oregon scientific wireless setup.


Yeah actually have an OS also, if you look real close you can see the station and the rain gauge. I saw your cam by the way very nice.
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246. Patrap
1:57 PM GMT on March 26, 2009


Catastrophe plan
Hurricane Ike reminds us of the need for planning. Texas CAT fund would help do so.


In its messy wake, Hurricane Ike left us a clear message: Category 3 or stronger storm winds will come this way again, perhaps soon. Prepare well for them and do so without delay.

And so we pay heed — shoring up infrastructure and buildings, and cleaning out bayous so flood waters will flow more smoothly.

But some of this work is more nuanced. It must get done in Austin, where Gulf Coast area legislators are pressing the case for better preparedness.
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245. Orcasystems
1:55 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting charlottefl:
Actually ended up buying a webcam, like an indoor one, it's just in a window. Figured I can save money on the cam for now maybe buy a 2nd station a little sooner.

It's a HP IM Plus I think.
Decent quality for the price.

P.S. - Thanks Orca




I bought two of the linksys wireless cams.. they are also indoor. I found a few websites that said you could mount them outside... if they were protected (under the overhangs, out of the rain). So far so good, they are both outside and working well.

They are ip addressable, so you can put them on a DDNS server, so anyone can see them. The links are on my blog. The weather station is the oregon scientific wireless setup.
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244. panamasteve
1:44 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
835 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009

FLC033-091-113-261415-
/O.CON.KMOB.TO.W.0011.000000T0000Z-090326T1415Z/
OKALOOSA FL-ESCAMBIA FL-SANTA ROSA FL-
834 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM CDT FOR
SOUTHERN SANTA ROSA...EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN ESCAMBIA AND SOUTHERN
OKALOOSA COUNTIES...

AT 831 AM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUED TO INDICATE A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS
NEAR NAVARRE...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
NAVARRE BY 840 AM CDT...
WRIGHT AND MARY ESTHER BY 900 AM CDT...
OCEAN CITY AND FORT WALTON BEACH BY 905 AM CDT...
EGLIN AFB BY 910 AM CDT...
POSTIL...VALPARAISO...NICEVILLE AND DESTIN BY 915 AM CDT...
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243. charlottefl
1:40 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Actually ended up buying a webcam, like an indoor one, it's just in a window. Figured I can save money on the cam for now maybe buy a 2nd station a little sooner.

It's a HP IM Plus I think.
Decent quality for the price.

P.S. - Thanks Orca


Quoting Ossqss:


Which cam did you end up getting? It is doing a good job for you.
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242. Ossqss
1:16 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting charlottefl:
Sun is starting to come up. Might take a few more mins for light to filter into the cam. It's on the S side of the house so it's still pretty dark back there.



Which cam did you end up getting? It is doing a good job for you.
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241. weathermanwannabe
1:15 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Good Morning......Trying to stay safe from severes weather the next three days in the Gulf and SE US is a given but it is also nice to finally get some much needed rain in the tri-state North FL/Southern AL & GA region...
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240. Orcasystems
12:49 PM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting charlottefl:
Sky should start lightening up here in about 15 minutes I think...




Looks good :)
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239. tb1
11:26 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
I know what you mean need rain very badly ponds are drying up. Need a gully washer but would like not to get blowed away. Take care.
tbl
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238. tb1
11:22 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting BahaHurican:
Morning, all. Cool and clear here in Nassau (airport is reporting 66 degrees, and it's still outside - for a change lol).

It's a pity that the rain people are getting in the Gulf coast states doesn't seem likely to head our way before the weekend. Yesterday I left my laptop open on my desk for about two hours. When I got back, the desk and the laptop were covered in a heavy layer of dust that had come in through a nearby partially open window.

We could use some steady rain.
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237. charlottefl
11:03 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Sun is starting to come up. Might take a few more mins for light to filter into the cam. It's on the S side of the house so it's still pretty dark back there.

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235. charlottefl
10:15 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Sky should start lightening up here in about 15 minutes I think...


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233. BahaHurican
8:59 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
I keep watching for sunrise on that video cam, charlottefl . . . course it'll happen later there than here, so I may be gone by then :(
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232. charlottefl
8:46 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Just replaced the batteries in my rain gauge. Ready for those summer rains! Whenever they decide to arrive. lol. Webcam is up and running. Tweaking a few more things and weather station #1 is complete. In the planning stages for #2. Also am pretty much finished with my blog. Would appreciate any comments.
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231. BahaHurican
8:28 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Morning, all. Cool and clear here in Nassau (airport is reporting 66 degrees, and it's still outside - for a change lol).

It's a pity that the rain people are getting in the Gulf coast states doesn't seem likely to head our way before the weekend. Yesterday I left my laptop open on my desk for about two hours. When I got back, the desk and the laptop were covered in a heavy layer of dust that had come in through a nearby partially open window.

We could use some steady rain.
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230. atmoaggie
7:42 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Gust clocked at 67 mph in BR.

67 BATON ROUGE AIRPORT EAST BATON ROUGE LA 3053 9115
POWER OUTAGES ACROSS BATON ROUGE. (LIX)

Leading edge fell apart as it approached St. Tammany. A bit of a dud here, so far. Not knocking it...just fine by me. Now if my nado-phobe of a wife would take a deep breath...
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229. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:39 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Seychelles Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Warning Number NINE
FORTE TEMPETE TROPICAL IZILDA
10:00 AM Réunion March 26 2009
================================

At 6:00 AM UTC, Severe Tropical Storm Izilda [985 hPa] located at 23.8S 42.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 50 knots with gusts of 70 knots. The storm is reported as quasi-stationary.

Dvorak Intensity: T3.5

Storm Force Winds
================
close from the center

Gale Force Winds
===============
15 NM radius of the center extending up to 80 NM in the southern quadrant

Near Gale Force Winds
===================
25 NM radius of the center, extending up to 100 NM in the southern semi-circle

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
12 HRS: 23.8S 42.2E - 40 knots (Tempéte Tropicale Moderée)
24 HRS: 23.4S 41.3E - 40 knots (Tempéte Tropicale Moderée)
48 HRS: 22.8S 39.6E - 30 knots (DEPRESSION Tropicale)
72 HRS: 22.9S 37.1E - 30 knots (DEPRESSION Tropicale)

Additional Information
====================
Inertia between system pattern and true weakening is less for small sizes systems. (6H) Northwesterly vertical wind shear is obvious on the imagery. Low level circulation center is partially exposed west of the convection, which is eastward away over the southwestern part of Madagascar. Microwave (AMSU 0226z) and water vapor imageries show a drier air intrusion in the west. Izilda has tracked erratically but should track westward for the next hours, under the steering influence of the subtropical high pressures. Upper-level jet present in the southwest of the system is expected to be a limiting factor. Then the strengthening northerly wind shear (beyond 36 hrs) should weaken this small size system
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228. TampaSpin
7:16 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 215 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009
TORNADO WARNING NEW ORLEANS LA - KLIX 213 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 210 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009
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227. TampaSpin
7:13 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 210 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN SIMPSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... SOUTH CENTRAL SMITH COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... NORTHERN JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... NORTHERN COVINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF COLLINS... * UNTIL 245 AM CDT * AT 210 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR PRENTISS... OR 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MAGEE...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LONE STAR AND CLEM BY 215 AM CDT... MOUNT OLIVE BY 225 AM CDT... COLLINS BY 230 AM CDT...
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226. KoritheMan
7:11 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Morning, charlotte.

For those interested, peak gusts here in Prairieville were in the 40 mph range (rough estimation), but power outages were reported across Baton Rouge, as peak wind gusts approached 70 mph.
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225. charlottefl
7:07 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Feel like I acutally got something accomplished this morning. Webcam added. Not visible at night but should have an image in the morning

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224. TampaSpin
6:47 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
068 WFUS54 KJAN 260640 TORJAN MSC127-129-260745- /O.NEW.KJAN.TO.W.0022.090326T0640Z-090326T0745Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 140 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... EASTERN SIMPSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MAGEE... SMITH COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... * UNTIL 245 AM CDT * AT 140 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A STRONG TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SANATORIUM...OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MAGEE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... SANATORIUM BY 145 AM CDT... MAGEE BY 150 AM CDT... 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARTINVILLE BY 155 AM CDT... RALEIGH BY 215 AM CDT... PINEVILLE BY 230 AM CDT... THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!
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223. TampaSpin
6:43 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
I out for Bed also.....everyone be safe!
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222. firegirl
6:35 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
goodnite, tampa! thanks for your concern!
221. TampaSpin
6:32 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting firegirl:
well, the deluge has begun and will be over before we know it. time to go to sleep to the sound of the rain... ahhh. i love the power and beauty of storms!

goodnight, all. thanks for hanging with me!


Goodnite Firegirl......be safe!
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220. firegirl
6:31 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
well, the deluge has begun and will be over before we know it. time to go to sleep to the sound of the rain... ahhh. i love the power and beauty of storms!

goodnight, all. thanks for hanging with me!
219. TampaSpin
6:30 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Watch L6 it looks like its about to turn into a tornado.......

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218. firegirl
6:17 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
well, 1 person keeping watch is probably better than 3 pacing the floors... i;m sure you'll get them to safety if things get too crazy. power just blinked... yippee.
217. firegirl
6:15 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
yeah... poor grad student here - no cable. if pat has something significant to say, please lemme know. enjoy the fury!
216. KoritheMan
6:10 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
My parents are going to bed, and I'm not sure that's a wise thing to do. I'll stay up to keep them informed.
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215. SouthLAOkie
6:10 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Local guru Pat Shingleton about to hit the air (1:10am CST)

Then...me & my cold drink go to the patio to observe the beautiful fury of mother nature
214. firegirl
6:08 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
i can't think of the last time we saw a squall quite like this one, both in width and intensity. i think we're all going to take a beating. you be safe,too, koritheman and southlaokie. i lived in the dfw area for awhile... i have to admit, it is quite exciting, scary and fun, all at the same time. i worry about those who are not paying attention...
213. SouthLAOkie
6:02 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Observing things here in South LA...just southeast of Denham Springs. Rumblings have begun...those green & reds look pretty scary on the maps above.

Hope everyone makes out OK, but gotta admit I love watching this stuff.

Headed to the front porch now - I'll keep ya posted on observations if things get interesting.

Grew up in NE Okla, so I actually miss this sort of "excitement"
212. KoritheMan
6:01 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Squall line still going strong. That isn't what we typically see with these -- all too often, they weaken significantly before striking the Baton Rouge metro area. Be careful, firegirl. I think you're going to get hit worse than we are.
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211. firegirl
5:57 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
thanks, tampa! the weather radio is on the hurricane preparedness list for this year. i borrowed one from a friend after gus and ike (you think i would have learned after katrina) and it really was the only way to know what was going on while we were off the grid - for over a week. etouffee on a bbq pit was an adventure - rice on a bbq pit was pure talent. i'm just sayin'... :)
210. firegirl
5:53 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
my thoughts, too. turned the air way down so that the cool will last longer when the power goes. ah, memories of gus. good times had by all... NOT.
209. KoritheMan
5:51 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
I'm fully prepared to go a few hours without power.
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208. firegirl
5:48 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
nope... although you think i would have bought one after gustav... just my obsession with all things weather and you good folks on wunderground. wow - the wind is really ripping. that collision of south and west winds is pretty fierce.
207. KoritheMan
5:45 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
I'm in Prairieville, Louisiana, and am about to get slammed by this vigorous squall line.
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206. TampaSpin
5:45 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
For those that don't have a Weather Radio use this site! It updates auto every 2 minutes..

College of DuPage Link
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205. TampaSpin
5:43 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting firegirl:
yeah you see the arrow pointing straight at donaldsonville? that's headed straight for me. fun times. moved the truck and brough the kayak inside... nothing to do now but enjoy the show... and pray everyone is ok!


YOu have a weather radio on..
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204. TampaSpin
5:42 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Look at this collision of Winds out of the South and West colliding currently on the LA and Miss. Line. No wonder..WOW!

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203. firegirl
5:40 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
yeah you see the arrow pointing straight at donaldsonville? that's headed straight for me. fun times. moved the truck and brough the kayak inside... nothing to do now but enjoy the show... and pray everyone is ok!
202. TampaSpin
5:38 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
Quoting firegirl:
baton rouge here... things are getting interesting here. patrap, you better batten down the hatches... be safe, all.


It looks really bad Firegirl
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201. firegirl
5:36 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
baton rouge here... things are getting interesting here. patrap, you better batten down the hatches... be safe, all.
200. TampaSpin
5:11 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
WOW this RAdar is filled with Hooks..I hope the people in Mississippi has their Weather Radios on. This is really bad.
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199. TampaSpin
5:05 AM GMT on March 26, 2009
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