Strongest storm ever recorded in the Midwest smashes all-time pressure records

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:09 PM GMT on October 27, 2010

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Tornadoes, violent thunderstorms, and torrential rains swept through a large portion of the nation's midsection yesterday, thanks to the strongest storm ever recorded in the Midwest. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged 24 tornado reports and 282 reports of damaging high winds from yesterday's spectacular storm, and the storm continues to produce a wide variety of wild weather, with tornado watches posted for Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, a blizzard warning for North Dakota, high wind warnings for most of the upper Midwest, and near-hurricane force winds on Lake Superior.

The mega-storm reached peak intensity late yesterday afternoon over Minnesota, resulting in the lowest barometric pressure readings ever recorded in the continental United States, except for from hurricanes and nor'easters affecting the Atlantic seaboard. So far, it appears the lowest reading (now official) was a pressure of 28.21" (955.2 mb) reduced to sea level reported from Bigfork, Minnesota at 5:13pm CDT. Other extreme low pressures from Minnesota during yesterday's storm included 28.22" (956 mb) at Orr at 5:34pm CDT, 28.23" at International Falls (3:45pm), and 28.23" at Waskuh at 5:52pm. The 28.23" (956mb) reading from International Falls yesterday obliterated their previous record of 28.70" set on Nov. 11, 1949 by nearly one-half inch of mercury--a truly amazing anomaly. Duluth's 28.36" (961 mb) reading smashed their old record of 28.48" (964 mb) set on Nov. 11, 1998. Wisconsin also recorded its lowest barometric pressure in history yesterday, with a 28.36" (961 mb) reading at Superior. The old record was 28.45" (963.4 mb) at Green Bay on April 3, 1982. The previous state record for Minnesota was 28.43" (963 mb) at Albert Lea and Austin on Nov. 10, 1998.


Figure 1. Visible satellite image of the October 26, 2010 superstorm taken at 5:32pm EDT. At the time, Bigfork, Minnesota was reporting the lowest pressure ever recorded in a U.S. non-coastal storm, 955 mb. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

Yesterday's records in context
Yesterday's 28.21" (955 mb) low pressure reading in Minnesota breaks not only the 28.28" (958 mb) previous "USA-interior-of-the-continent-record" from Cleveland, Ohio during the Great Ohio Storm of Jan. 26, 1978 (a lower reading in Canada during this event bottomed out at an amazing 28.05"/950 mb), but also the lowest pressure ever measured anywhere in the continental United States aside from the Atlantic Coast. The modern Pacific Coast record is 28.40" (962mb) at Quillayute, Washington on Dec. 1, 1987. An older reading, taken on a ship offshore from the mouth of the Umpqua River in Oregon during the famous "Storm King" event on January 9, 1880, was 28.20" (954.9 mb)--slightly lower than the 2010 storm.

The lowest non-hurricane barometric pressure reading in the lower 48 states is 28.10" (952 mb) measured at Bridgehampton, New York (Long Island) during an amazing nor'easter on March 1, 1914 (see Kocin and Uccellini, "Northeast Snowstorms; Vol. 2., p. 324, American Meteorological Society, 2004.) The lowest non-hurricane barometric pressure reading from anywhere in the United States was a 27.35" (927 mb) reading at Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Oct. 25, 1977. The lowest hurricane pressure reading was the 26.34" (892 mb) recorded in 1935 during the Great Labor Day Hurricane.


Figure 2. Storm reports received by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center from the October 26, 2010 superstorm.

The six most intense storms in history to affect the Great Lakes
According to the Chicago branch of the National Weather Service and Christopher C. Burt, our Weather Records blogger, the following are the six lowest pressures measured in the U.S. Great Lakes region:

1. Yesterday's October 26, 2010 Superstorm (955 mb/28.20")
2. Great Ohio Blizzard January 26, 1978 (958 mb/28.28")
3. Armistice Day Storm November 11, 1940 (967 mb/28.55")
4. November 10, 1998 storm (967 mb/ 28.55")
5. White Hurricane of November 7 - 9, 1913 (968 mb/28.60")
6. Edmund Fitzgerald Storm of November 10, 1975 (980 mb/28.95")

So, the famed storm that sank the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald in 1974, killing all 29 sailors aboard, was weaker than the current storm. Indeed, I wouldn't want to be on a boat in Lake Superior today--sustained winds at the Rock of Ages lighthouse on Isle Royale were a sustained 68 mph, gusting to 78 mph at 3am EDT this morning!

Yet Another Remarkable Mid-latitude Cyclone so far this Year!
Yesterday's superstorm is reminiscent of the amazing low pressures reached earlier this year (Jan. 19-22) in the West, where virtually every site in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, southern Oregon, and southern Idaho--about 10 - 15% of the U.S. land area--broke their lowest on record pressure readings. However, the lowest readings from that event fell well short of yesterday's mega-storm with 28.85" (977 mb) being about the lowest recorded at any onshore site.

Commentary
We've now had two remarkable extratropical storms this year in the U.S. that have smashed all-time low pressure records across a large portion of the country. Is this a sign that these type of storms may be getting stronger? Well, there is evidence that wintertime extratropical storms have grown in intensity in the Pacific, Arctic, and Great Lakes in recent decades. I discuss the science in detail in a post I did earlier this year. Here is an excerpt from that post:

General Circulation Models (GCMs) like the ones used in the 2007 IPCC Assessment Report do a very good job simulating how winter storms behave in the current climate, and we can run simulations of the atmosphere with extra greenhouse gases to see how winter storms will behave in the future. The results are very interesting. Global warming is expected to warm the poles more than the equatorial regions. This reduces the difference in temperature between the pole and Equator. Since winter storms form in response to the atmosphere's need to transport heat from the Equator to the poles, this reduced temperature difference reduces the need for winter storms, and thus the models predict fewer storms will form. However, since a warmer world increases the amount of evaporation from the surface and puts more moisture in the air, these future storms drop more precipitation. During the process of creating that precipitation, the water vapor in the storm must condense into liquid or frozen water, liberating "latent heat"--the extra heat that was originally added to the water vapor to evaporate it in the first place. This latent heat intensifies the winter storm, lowering the central pressure and making the winds increase. So, the modeling studies predict a future with fewer total winter storms, but a greater number of intense storms. These intense storms will have more lift, and will thus tend to drop more precipitation--including snow, when we get areas of strong lift in the -15°C preferred snowflake formation region.

Invest 90L
A low pressure system (Invest 90L) in the middle Atlantic Ocean has developed a broad circulation, but has very limited heavy thunderstorm activity. NHC is giving 90L a 10% of developing into a tropical depression by Friday. Another area of disturbed weather a few hundred miles west of 90L is disorganized, and is also being given a 10% chance of developing.

Next update
I'll have an update on Thursday morning. I'm at the National Hurricane Center in Miami this week, as part of their visiting scientist program, and hopefully the weather in the rest of the country will slow down enough so I can write about goings-on here at the Hurricane Center!

Christopher C. Burt is responsible for most of the content of this post, with the exception of the commentary, which I wrote.

Jeff Masters

The Big Blow! (pjpix)
This photo and the other in my series were both take from the same spot ... just different directions and just a representative scene mirroring so many others here in the midwest. These were taken yesterday morning right after the thunderstorm front had gone through but the winds continued to increase in intensity as the barometer dropped ... to a record low in some midwest spots. The big Blow was the equivlant of a Cat 2 or Cat 3 hurricane and indeed a very unusual storm in the upper midwest for this time of the year.
The Big Blow!
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Quoting KerryInNOLA:
America has been very fortunate this year to have escaped the ravages of hurricanes for the most part this year. No hits on solid land were sustained. We sympathize with our neighbors to the south whose 3rd world countries were repeatedly affected by hits to their solid land and we offer our prayers that they may recover. We offer financial, humanitarian, moral and psychological support to those seeking our help.
This would have sounded really nice if you had only left this out.
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Quoting AEKDB1990:
Calusakat, once again you are not telling the truth. The emails were not leaked. They were stolen. Hacked. And the hackers are criminals who violated the law.

And you lied about and slandered honest scientists, which every review of the Climate Research Unit exonerated. Data was not falsified, as you said.

Slandering honest scientists as you do is reprehensible and disgusting.


So is slandering folk that did nothing to you. Sport, I believe you've been guilty of the same stuff you accuse others of. My opinion.

Weather here in FL is humid.
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The Earth got NOTHING on this guys Greenhouse effect. Man o'mighty.



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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


ouch, thats because there is a record low pressure system bringing up warmer air from the south. And Texas is having its first freeze 2 days before average. Don't mention all the facts though.
and the stage is being primed for another system yet to come one just like yesterday except this is from two not one comes from carb and se us lifts up as a big ole nor'easter by the end of next week maybe by wed or thurs nov 4th or 5th next week
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Quoting JupiterFL:
Some people really have absolutely nothing to do all day long.

Proof that unemployment is at a very high level?

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390. txjac
I think one of the questions of the global warming debate is "are we as a people" accelerating the time it takes for nature to go through its natural cycles?

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Some people really have absolutely nothing to do all day long.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Definitely unseasonably hot. According to HAMweather, there have been 20 record low, or record low maximum, temperatures in the past 24 hours in the CONUS--and 353 record highs or high minimums.

Ouch...


ouch, thats because there is a record low pressure system bringing up warmer air from the south. And Texas is having its first freeze 2 days before average. Don't mention all the facts though.
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INV/90L/XX
MARK
26.55N/40.99W
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Quoting calusakat:


Talk about viewing things with rose colored glasses.

Did I not mention leaked e-mail communications? Thats making stuff up?

Or "the basic science seems to have been done fairly and properly" notice they didn't say 'it obviously was done'...seems was the word they chose.

The fact still remains that the communications revealed that they felt justified in altering the data. The conclusion of the various panels was that there was nothing wrong in altering the data, and that has nothing to do with the fact that it was still ALTERED and admittedly so.

My assertion has always been that altering data for any reason is wrong and making conclusions based on that altered data is wrong as well.

Amazing how facts can be labeled as lies when it suits the AGW gang.

Sad, so sad.




And the fact they are finding stone buildings that are under the glaciers, after they melted away, obviously meaning there was no ice there before. They choose to ignore that, and choose to ignore why deserts such as the middle east and northern alaska have oil. Oil only comes from organic material, meaning a much different climate in the past, humans must have changed that too.
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INV/91L/XX
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INV/92L/XX
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Definitely unseasonably hot. According to HAMweather, there have been 20 record low, or record low maximum, temperatures in the past 24 hours in the CONUS--and 353 record highs or high minimums.

Ouch...
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Quoting AEKDB1990:


Actually, you are lying. And I can back it up.

Report of the International Panel set up by the University of East Anglia to
examine the research of the Climatic Research Unit.


Conclusions
1. We saw no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work
of the Climatic Research Unit
.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the report, the panel's chair, Lord Oxburgh, stated that his team had found "absolutely no evidence of any impropriety whatsoever" and that "whatever was said in the emails, the basic science seems to have been done fairly and properly." He said that many of the criticisms and allegations of scientific misconduct had been made by people "who do not like the implications of some of the conclusions" reached by the CRU's scientists."

The same conclusion is given in the The Independent
Climate Change E-mails Review


And a British Parliamentary Inquiry
:

LONDON, UK, March 31, 2010 (ENS) - An investigation into leaked emails by British climate scientists that appeared to indicate a conspiracy to manipulate data to bolster a case for global warming has cleared the scientists of wrongdoing.

The British Parliament's report on the East Anglia Climate Research Unit.


It is completely dishonest, reprehensible, and slanderous to the scientists working at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit to say that they falsified data to support their own conclusions. And that's exactly what you did, calusakat.

Where are your sources? Making up stuff doesn't count.


Talk about viewing things with rose colored glasses.

Did I not mention leaked e-mail communications? Thats making stuff up?

Or "the basic science seems to have been done fairly and properly" notice they didn't say 'it obviously was done'...seems was the word they chose.

The fact still remains that the communications revealed that they felt justified in altering the data. The conclusion of the various panels was that there was nothing wrong in altering the data, and that has nothing to do with the fact that it was still ALTERED and admittedly so.

My assertion has always been that altering data for any reason is wrong and making conclusions based on that altered data is wrong as well.

Amazing how facts can be labeled as lies when it suits the AGW gang.

Sad, so sad.


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TORNADO WARNING
NCC033-157-VAC089-143-590-280045-
/O.NEW.KRNK.TO.W.0026.101027T2351Z-101028T0045Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
751 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
NORTHERN CASWELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
CITY OF DANVILLE IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN HENRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT.

* AT 747 PM EDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO 7 MILES WEST OF
BETHANY...OR NEAR MADISON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WENTWORTH...
HARRISONS CROSSROADS...
OREGON HILL...
MAYFIELD...
PELHAM...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE RELAY YOUR SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT...1...8 6
6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT THURSDAY MORNING
FOR NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3656 7989 3679 7920 3660 7920 3655 7922
3654 7920 3639 7920 3624 7988
TIME...MOT...LOC 2351Z 245DEG 36KT 3637 7992

$$
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379. Ookla
Neapolitan, you're doing yeoman's work here. Stay strong!
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


:P

Not saying y'all shouldn't debate, but you don't want to run out of surprise talkin points once Dec. 1st comes around don't ya?

Well, I've got an unlimited supply, so I ain't too worried... ;-)
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Quoting AEKDB1990:
There was Hurricane Grace and there was also another hurricane that the storm turned into later, which the NHC decided not to name because they were afraid that it would cause panic and confusion.

First pageLink

Second page

Third page

Fourth page (which contains the justification for not naming
and publicizing the hurricane)



Fifth page


Sixth page


Seventh page
Neat stuff. Thank you for posting it.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
@TropicalAnalystwx13: Here's a bunch of links for tracking the tropics.

Canefever Links


Thanks...Forgot about that one ;)
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Quoting Neapolitan:

Well, Dr. Masters opened the door for the current GW talk in his commentary today...and he's actually at the NHC the week so I think we're on pretty solid ground here... ;-)


:P

Not saying y'all shouldn't debate, but you don't want to run out of surprise talkin points once Dec. 1st comes around don't ya?
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@TropicalAnalystwx13: Here's a bunch of links for tracking the tropics.

Canefever Links
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Save ya debatin about GW for post season.. still hurricane season as mother nature is reminding us.

Well, Dr. Masters opened the door for the current GW talk in his commentary today...and he's actually at the NHC the week so I think we're on pretty solid ground here... ;-)
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TORNADO WARNING
MDC017-037-280030-
/O.NEW.KLWX.TO.W.0029.101027T2336Z-101028T0030Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
736 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...
CENTRAL ST. MARYS COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 830 PM EDT

* AT 733 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES WEST OF
SWAN POINT...OR 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DAHLGREN...MOVING EAST AT 35
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SWAN POINT...
WICOMICO RIVER...
LEONARDTOWN...
HOLLYWOOD...
CALIFORNIA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF OUTDOORS OR IN A MOBILE HOME OR
VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3824 7639 3826 7686 3827 7687 3828 7692
3831 7695 3835 7695 3842 7663
TIME...MOT...LOC 2336Z 256DEG 31KT 3829 7706

$$
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000
ABNT20 KNHC 272336
TWOAT
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

A NEARLY-STATIONARY LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED ABOUT 1200 MILES
NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW REMAIN DISPLACED WELL TO
THE EAST OF THE CIRCULATION CENTER DUE TO UNFAVORABLE UPPER-LEVEL
WINDS. DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO...THE UPPER-LEVEL ENVIRONMENT
COULD BECOME MARGINALLY CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THERE IS A
MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL
CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER-
LEVEL AND SURFACE TROUGH ARE LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES NORTHEAST
OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS COULD
BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THIS DISTURBANCE DURING
THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. THERE IS A MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF
THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

A VIGOROUS TROPICAL WAVE IS LOCATED OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC
ABOUT 1100 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR SOME SLOW DEVELOPMENT
OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD OR WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

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FORECASTER BROWN

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Evening, everyone. We had .02 RAIN! At least it was something. We're now under a Red Flag Warning until tomorrow night. But the fire currently in the National Forest is about 95% contained thank God.
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Quoting AEKDB1990:


I think he is confusing the 1993 superstorm with the 1991 Perfect storm, which did have Hurricane X (unnamed) as a part of the storm system.
Yes. Hurricane Grace was associated with The 1991 Halloween Storm..That was a big one..
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Quoting hydrus:
Maybe the 1993 storm had winds of hurricane force. But it was not a true hurricane. Not according to the National Hurricane Center.


Sorry, I was confusing it with the 1991 "Perfect storm"
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Thanks AEKD1990...

I only had two of those links...The Allan Huffman Model's page, and the other model page.

Thanks again!
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Save ya debatin about GW for post season.. still hurricane season as mother nature is reminding us.


+1000
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91L is in a bad spot, shear ain't that high, looks as though the area ahead of it is moistening up, could spell trouble for Eastern, Central and western caribbean in a few days, not mention already hard hit CA this year.
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TORNADO WARNING
NCC131-VAC025-081-117-280000-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.TO.W.0048.101027T2315Z-101028T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
715 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...
SOUTHERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
SOUTHWESTERN GREENSVILLE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
SOUTHEASTERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 712 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EBONY...OR 9 MILES NORTHEAST
OF WARRENTON...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EBONY...GASBURG...BRUNSWICK...BARLEY...BOWENS CORNER...WHITE
PLAINS...HENRICO...VALENTINES...VULTARE...TRIPLET...ANTE...SLATES
CORNER AND BRINK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE... OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3656 7816 3678 7769 3655 7759 3649 7786
3651 7791 3655 7791 3655 7815
TIME...MOT...LOC 2315Z 254DEG 36KT 3652 7805

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ALBRIGHT
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Chaba.
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


Its not an argument thats its warming, its the argument that its been this warm and much warmer in the past, which has proven many times. therefore are we sure its humans fault?
Quoting Neapolitan:

You seem to be (intentionally?) missing my point, so perhaps I made it too obscure for you. Please allow me to try again: those who believe in the Easter Bunny have no scientific backing. Those who believe the planet isn't warming have no scientific backing. Was that comparison clearer? ;-)
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Quoting jasoniscoolman2010xo:
WOW!!! 72F IN NEW YORK CITY AT OCTOBER 27 2010 SOMETHING FUNNY GOING ON HERE.
its downright goobers, or raisinettes
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Quoting hurristat:


The 1993 Superstorm was actually a hurricane at one point.
Maybe the 1993 storm had winds of hurricane force. But it was not a true hurricane. Not according to the National Hurricane Center.
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Quoting jasoniscoolman2010xo:
no more severe weather tonight..


TORNADO WARNING
VAC033-272330-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.TO.W.0047.101027T2309Z-101027T2330Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
709 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL CAROLINE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 707 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES EAST OF MASSAPONAX...OR 12 MILES NORTH OF
BOWLING GREEN...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF EXTREME NORTHERN CAROLINE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE... OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3824 7729 3825 7728 3825 7723 3824 7722
3821 7725 3820 7740 3821 7741 3826 7736
TIME...MOT...LOC 2309Z 259DEG 39KT 3823 7732

$$

ALBRIGHT
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Quoting Neapolitan:

You seem to be (intentionally?) missing my point, so perhaps I made it too obscure for you. Please allow me to try again: those who believe in the Easter Bunny have no scientific backing. Those who believe the planet isn't warming have no scientific backing. Was that comparison clearer? ;-)


Its not an argument thats its warming, its the argument that its been this warm and much warmer in the past, which has proven many times. therefore are we sure its humans fault?
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both 91 and 92 might develop but 91 is the threat. has potential to be the one for 2010 just guessing but alex is the only one the deserves to have its name retired
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