Hurricanes Igor and Tomas get their names retired

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:19 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

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The names Tomas and Igor will no longer be used to name hurricanes in the Atlantic, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced this March. Hurricane Igor made landfall near Cape Race, Newfoundland on September 21, 2010, and was that island's most damaging hurricane in 75 years, with $200 million in damage. Hurricane Tomas smashed through the Lesser Antilles Islands on October 30 - 31, 2010, dealing a particularly harsh blow to St. Lucia, where eight died and damage was estimated at $500 million. Tomas also killed 35 people on Haiti, and contributed to a cholera epidemic that killed thousands.


Figure 1. Little Barsway bridge 10 km north of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, after flood waters from Hurricane Igor swept it away. Image credit: George J.B. Rose.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Tropical Storm Tomas taken at 10:30am EDT Saturday October 30, 2010, as the storm began lashing the Lesser Antilles. At the time, Tomas was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

The retirement of hurricane names
The WMO maintains a list of hurricane names for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific that repeats itself every six years. The names Igor and Tomas in the Atlantic would have appeared again in 2016, but will be replaced by Ian and Tobias. Each spring, the WMO meets to decide if any names should be retired from the list, due to notable death or destruction caused by one of the past season's storms. Any country that is a member of the WMO can request that a name be retired. If a country seriously affected by a hurricane does not request retirement of the name, then the name will not be retired. In the recent past, Mexico, in particular, has been reluctant to request retirement significant storms that have affected them. In 2010, two significant hurricanes affected the country, but Mexico chose not to request retirement of either: Hurricane Alex, which killed twelve people and did $1.5 billion in damage, and Hurricane Karl, which killed 22 and did $206 million in damage. Back in 2005, Mexico also did not request retirement of Hurricane Emily, which made two landfalls in Mexico as a major hurricane, destroying thousands of buildings, but not claiming any lives. A new storm named Emily will appear this year, as we are recycling the names from 2005 that were not retired (2005 holds the record for most retired names, with five.) Probably the best example of a hurricane that did not get its name retired, but deserved to, was Hurricane Gordon of 1994, which killed 1145 people on Haiti. Haiti did not send a representative to the 1995 WMO meeting when retirements for 1994 were decided. Gordon did not affect any other countries strongly enough to motivate them to request retirement, and the name Gordon will be used again in 2012.

Since Atlantic hurricanes began getting women's names in 1953, 76 names have been retired, an average of 1.3 retired names per year. The list includes one tropical storm, Allison of 2001, that caused billions in damage from its heavy rains. The storm with the most appearances so far is Arlene, which has appeared nine times: 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1981, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005. Arlene will make its tenth appearance this year. One exception to the retirement rule: before 1979, some storm names were simply dropped. For example, in 1966, Fern was substituted for Frieda, and no reason was given. Only three Eastern Pacific hurricanes have had their names retired--Hurricane Ismael of 1995, Hurricane Pauline of 1997, and Hurricane Kenna of 2002. All of these storms hit Mexico.

Cool Katrina animation
A new visualization created by Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois shows Hurricane Katrina spinning over the Gulf of Mexico during a 36-hour period in August, 2005. The animation is part of a full-length planetarium film called Dynamic Earth screened at the Fulldome UK festival on March 12 - 13. You can see the video at the newscientist.com or DynamicEarth web sites. The video description: Trajectories follow moist air rising into intense "hot tower" thunderstorms, and trace strong winds around the eye wall; rapidly rising air is yellow, sinking air blue. The sun, moon, and stars show the passing of time. The visualization highlights Katrina's awesome power and fierce beauty.

I'll be back with a new post Tuesday or Wednesday.

Jeff Masters

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1054. Patrap
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WUUS54 KLIX 300530
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1230 AM CDT WED MAR 30 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF METAIRIE...
ORLEANS PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NEW ORLEANS...EAST NEW ORLEANS...
NORTHWESTERN ST. BERNARD PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 115 AM CDT

* AT 1228 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
METAIRIE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LAKEFRONT AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.



LAT...LON 2990 9016 3003 9024 3004 9022 3003 9012
3005 9001 3007 8996 3016 8987 3015 8985
3011 8984 3011 8980 3013 8978 3005 8972
3004 8981 3001 8983
TIME...MOT...LOC 0530Z 242DEG 26KT 3000 9012




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1053. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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1050. Patrap
764
WFUS54 KLIX 300519
TORLIX
LAC087-300545-
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1219 AM CDT WED MAR 30 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL ST. BERNARD PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM CDT

* AT 1215 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER ST. BERNARD
PARISH...OR 22 MILES NORTH OF PORT SULPHUR...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER
PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.



LAT...LON 2982 8923 2980 8930 2982 8933 2981 8932
2974 8961 2984 8966 3002 8931 2999 8931
2999 8929 3001 8929 2992 8924 2991 8927
2988 8922 2985 8929 2982 8928 2985 8925
2984 8922 2983 8922
TIME...MOT...LOC 0519Z 248DEG 25KT 2981 8958




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Florida Panhandle you better look out tonite as well. Panama City, Florida you are next in line it appears. Get your Weather Radios ON
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some snow and rain for the northeast on friday!!!
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1047. Patrap
Watching for shear markers,,none noted as of now.

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1046. flsky
Quoting Patrap:
Cell Y-1 inbound is the one for NOLA Proper to watch as its a Loner,,down low,,riding the Cape fetch N.


Nasty - you still ok?
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1045. Patrap
Quoting flsky:

Do you mean get to the mainland? Yes, it can be a bear.


skye has a Tree Farm Interest in the Tornado Watch area
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1044. flsky
Quoting Patrap:
Yes skye,,they having a rough go up the road as well there seems.

Do you mean get to the mainland? Yes, it can be a bear.
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1043. Patrap
Yes skye,,they having a rough go up the road as well there seems.
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1042. flsky
Quoting Skyepony:
Pat~ I know where Fisky is coming from. It's not uncommon here for the upstairs, especially on beachside, to be missing after a tornado.

Looks like a rough night at the tree farm.


I'm on a barrier island ("beachside"), and when we get a tornado warning I head to my safest room - bathroom. I'm in a building with apts on 4 sides, so the bathroom is my safest place.
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1041. Patrap
Flash for DocNDswamp down Houma way,,you on Doc ?
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1040. Patrap
Cell Y-1 inbound is the one for NOLA Proper to watch as its a Loner,,down low,,riding the Cape fetch N.

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1039. flsky
Quoting Patrap:
Hopefully we wont have to test that Tonight as I have faith that I can see/hear a threat coming and take immediate action here.

OK - good luck with that. Take care.
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1038. Skyepony (Mod)
Pat~ I know where Fisky is coming from. It's not uncommon here for the upstairs, especially on beachside, to be missing after a tornado.

Looks like a rough night at the tree farm.

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1037. Patrap
403
WGUS54 KJAN 300454
FFWJAN
MSC123-300800-
/O.NEW.KJAN.FF.W.0049.110330T0454Z-110330T0800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1154 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MORTON...FOREST...

* UNTIL 300 AM CDT

* AT 1153 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO
REPORT FLOODING ACROSS MORTON AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY.
NEW THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY...PRODUCING PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN NEAR
MORTON IS MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. ESTIMATED RADAR RAINFALL
AMOUNTS...ON THE ORDER OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES...HAVE OCCURRED IN THE
PAST THREE HOURS.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
HOMEWOOD AND HILLSBORO

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT
TWO HOURS WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.
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1036. Patrap
Hopefully we wont have to test that Tonight as I have faith that I can see/hear a threat coming and take immediate action here.
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1035. Patrap
WUUS54 KLIX 300452
SVRLIX
LAC005-063-093-095-105-300545-
/O.NEW.KLIX.SV.W.0044.110330T0452Z-110330T0545Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1152 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
ASCENSION PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GONZALES...
SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
ST. JAMES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
NORTHERN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF RESERVE...
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HAMMOND...

* UNTIL 1245 AM CDT

* AT 1147 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
SORRENTO...OR 6 MILES EAST OF DONALDSONVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 50 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...GARYVILLE...WHITEHALL...SPRIN GFIELD...
PONCHATOULA AND ROBERT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.



LAT...LON 3064 9036 3055 9024 3036 9024 3024 9034
3019 9042 3013 9042 3011 9041 2996 9086
3019 9106
TIME...MOT...LOC 0452Z 241DEG 43KT 3014 9084




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1034. flsky
OK, but wouldn't a tornado "blow away" the top stories first?
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Were a lil Differnt here as this House is 100 years old and made from Cypress,and well,its 3 stories to the roof and we have a safe room upstairs,,as you dont want 3 stories to fall on you here.
Quoting Patrap:


Were a lil Differnt here as this House is 100 years old and made from Cypress,and well,its 3 stories to the roof and we have a safe room upstairs,,as you dont want 3 stories to fall on you here.
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1033. Patrap
WUUS54 KLIX 300453
SVRLIX
LAC051-089-300530-
/O.NEW.KLIX.SV.W.0045.110330T0453Z-110330T0530Z/

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1153 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN JEFFERSON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...METAIRIE...KENNER...
NORTHERN ST. CHARLES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HAHNVILLE...

* UNTIL 1230 AM CDT

* AT 1152 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BOUTTE TO WAGGAMAN...OR ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM HAHNVILLE TO KENNER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
25 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
HAHNVILLE...WAGGAMAN...KENNER AND NEW ORLEANS ARMSTRONG AIRPORT BY
MIDNIGHT CDT...
DESTREHAN...NEW SARPY AND NORCO BY 1205 AM CDT...
METAIRIE BY 1210 AM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.



LAT...LON 2990 9052 3007 9040 3006 9037 3007 9036
3006 9026 3004 9022 3003 9015 3002 9014
2990 9027 2986 9041
TIME...MOT...LOC 0453Z 226DEG 23KT 2991 9043 2994 9029



22/TD


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1032. Patrap
Quoting flsky:

No, no - go downstairs!


Were a lil Differnt here as this House is 100 years old and made from Cypress,and well,its 3 stories to the roof and we have a safe room upstairs,,as you dont want 3 stories to fall on you here.
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1030. flsky
Quoting Patrap:
Will do,,thanx, upstairs with the Lappy Toppy and the NOAA Radio is in ALERT mode for the Tornado Watch.

Battery Backed up as well.

Midland WR-100


No, no - go downstairs!
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1029. Patrap
151
WGUS54 KJAN 300445
FFWJAN
MSC029-127-300645-
/O.NEW.KJAN.FF.W.0048.110330T0445Z-110330T0645Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1145 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
COPIAH COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...HAZLEHURST...CRYSTAL SPRINGS...
SIMPSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PINOLA...MENDENHALL...MAGEE...

* UNTIL 145 AM CDT

* AT 1145 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DETECTED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
CRYSTAL SPRINGS TO 9 MILES WEST OF BARLOW...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
ESTIMATED RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ON THE ORDER OF ONE TO THREE
INCHES...HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST THREE HOURS.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
ALLEN...GLANCY...MARTINSVILLE...GALLMAN...ROCKPORT ...HOPEWELL...
UNION...HARRISVILLE...SHIVERS...SANATORIUM AND MARTINVILLE

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT
TWO HOURS WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.



LAT...LON 3205 8967 3180 8966 3171 9072 3205 9070



CME


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1028. Patrap
That warning is for this cell, G-O

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1026. Patrap
Lordy,,here we go again..



123
WFUS54 KLIX 300441
TORLIX
LAC075-087-300515-
/O.NEW.KLIX.TO.W.0036.110330T0441Z-110330T0515Z/

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1141 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN PLAQUEMINES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
CENTRAL ST. BERNARD PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 1215 AM CDT

* AT 1138 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 13 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF YSCLOSKEY...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BELLE CHASSE...
MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
YSCLOSKEY BY 1205 AM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER
PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.



LAT...LON 2978 8997 2989 8968 2989 8961 2992 8959
2996 8948 2976 8940 2973 8941 2972 8945
2973 8948 2970 8953 2972 8954 2970 8955
2971 8957 2969 8959 2961 8990
TIME...MOT...LOC 0441Z 251DEG 23KT 2973 8983
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1025. Patrap
Will do,,thanx, upstairs with the Lappy Toppy and the NOAA Radio is in ALERT mode for the Tornado Watch.

Battery Backed up as well.

Midland WR-100

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1024. flsky
You guys are having a crazy night. Please make sure your weather radios are on!

Quoting Patrap:
And now more Soaker's inbound

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Quoting Patrap:



Line of storms lashes metro area

Busy boulevard in Harvey shut down by wind damage; power out, tornado reported in Delacroix.


Pat....U keep your head down!! All the best for our friends in NOLA area and surrounding areas affected!!
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1022. Patrap
And now more Soaker's inbound

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1021. Patrap
Yes indeed,,widespread damage through Southeast Louisiana South of I-10 to Ycloskey
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Quoting Patrap:



Line of storms lashes metro area

Busy boulevard in Harvey shut down by wind damage; power out, tornado reported in Delacroix.


Lordy, Pat, thats looks bad . My power off...dont know about around here yet, but was lots of hail, rain and wind.
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1019. Patrap



Line of storms lashes metro area

Busy boulevard in Harvey shut down by wind damage; power out, tornado reported in Delacroix.
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Thanks, looks to be weakening,somewhat, compared to what we've been having....
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1017. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
MARK
32.11n/89.98w

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maybe use 32 and 89
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1015. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
city and state
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
whats your lat and lon position



Hmmm, I dont even know...sorry
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1013. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting EYEStoSEA:


What time does it look like I can go to bed, Keeper? Never do sleep till the bad weather passes. I'm southeast of Brandon.
whats your lat and lon position
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1012. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


What time does it look like I can go to bed, Keeper? Never do sleep till the bad weather passes. I'm southeast of Brandon.
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1010. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
this one may form right over head
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1009. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
double post
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1008. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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1007. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting Patrap:
This is a Bad set-up for overnight hours,,all the local TV Stations and the SPC saying more later as folks will think the worst has past.

in the darkness it comes
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1006. Patrap
Thats a low area on the Westbank and one that had water before too.
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1005. Patrap
SPC Mesoscale Analysis
Auto-refresh is set to every minute


click thermodynamics,
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Dang...

0755 PM FLASH FLOOD TERRYTOWN 29.90N 90.03W
03/29/2011 JEFFERSON LA EMERGENCY MNGR

JEFFERSON PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED WATER IN
25 APARTMENTS IN THE 1600 BLOCK OF CAROL SUE IN
TERRYTOWN.

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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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