October 2011 the globe's 8th warmest on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:38 PM GMT on November 16, 2011

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October 2011 was the globe's 8th warmest October on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies also rated October the 8th warmest on record. The top ten warmest Octobers since record keeping began in 1871 have all occurred since 1997. October 2011 global land temperatures were the 2nd warmest on record, and ocean temperatures were the 11th warmest on record. Global satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere near average, the 19th or 12th warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH).

Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the October 2011 Global Weather Extremes Summary.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for October 2011. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

A warm October with few extremes for the U.S.
In the contiguous U.S., where extreme weather has been the norm this year, October was remarkably normal. October 2011 ranked as the 33rd warmest October in the 117-year record. Extremes in temperature were hard to find, with no states recording a top-ten coldest or warmest October. Three states had a top-ten driest October--Louisiana, Missouri, and Iowa. Two states had a top-ten wettest October--New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Precipitation over Texas was near normal in October, making it the first month since February that was not a top-ten driest month for the state. Nevertheless, 90% of Texas remained under extreme to exceptional drought as of November 8, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The most significant weather event of the month in the U.S. was the October 29 - 30 Nor'easter that dumped up to 32" of snow on the Northeast, causing at least $3 billion in damage.

A weak La Niña continues
A weak La Niña event continues in the equatorial Pacific, where sea surface temperatures have ranged between 0.8 - 1.1°C below average during the first half of November. The impacts of a La Niña on U.S. weather are well-defined. It is likely that the drought in the South, especially Texas, will continue, along with above average temperatures. The Northwest can expect cooler than average temperatures, as well as the potential for another winter with a heavy snowpack across the western United States.

Arctic sea ice extent second lowest on record
Arctic sea ice extent was at its second lowest on record in October, behind 2007, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. October 2011 sea ice extent was 23.5% below the 1979 - 2000 average. Sea ice extent retreated to its lowest value on record during the second week of November, thanks in part to a powerful 943 mb blizzard that brought hurricane-force winds to the Chukchi Sea between Siberia and Russia, compacting and breaking up the sea ice there. Sea ice records date back to 1979.

Eastern Pacific hurricane season not over yet?
Both the tropical Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans are quiet this week, and we are well past the date for the climatological formation of the season's last storm in both basins, particularly in the Eastern Pacific. A major reason for the lack of late-season activity in the Eastern Pacific is due to the cessation of African waves spawned by the African monsoon, which serve as low pressure "seeds" to get the atmosphere spinning and trigger formation of a tropical cyclone. However, the four top models for predicting formation of tropical storms unanimously agree that a tropical storm will form in the Eastern Pacific early next week, thanks to some unusual wave-like motions in the atmosphere that are generating low pressure systems over the Eastern Pacific, similar to African waves. The GFS model is forecasting that we will get not one, but two tropical storms forming in the Eastern Pacific over the next two weeks. Tropical storms are very rare in the Eastern Pacific this late in the year. Since 1949, here have been just three named storms that have formed after November 18. These three storms were an unnamed tropical storm on November 27, 1951; Tropical Storm Sharon on November 27, 1971; and Hurricane Winnie on December 5, 1983. None of these storms hit land, though the 1951 storm grazed the Baja. Next week's storm, if it forms, is expected to move west-northwest, parallel to the Mexican coast, but it is uncertain if it might pose a landfall threat or not.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

cool. :-)

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Quoting Articuno:

you killed the blog

cool. :-)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Models are back on board with subtropical/tropical development in the open Atlantic in 5-6 days. The models show the system as deep, but I don't know if this is because of its subtropical origins of not. Either way, it appears we will be tracking both Kenneth and Tammy by the early to mid portions of next week.

12Z CMC - 144 hours -



12Z GFS - 168 hours -



00Z ECMWF - 144 hours -
(Slightly faster with "Tammy", has it absorbed by front by 168 hours.)


you killed the blog
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Models are back on board with subtropical/tropical development in the open Atlantic in 5-6 days. The models show the system as deep, but I don't know if this is because of its subtropical origins of not. Either way, it appears we will be tracking both Kenneth and Tammy by the early to mid portions of next week.

12Z CMC - 144 hours -



12Z GFS - 168 hours -



00Z ECMWF - 144 hours -
(Slightly faster with "Tammy", has it absorbed by front by 168 hours.)

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Say hello to Invest 90E, which is likely Hurricane Kenneth in the making.

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Quoting weatherbro:


Yeah. Even Florida can have that effect where Ocala, Gainesville, and Tallahassee will be 10-20 degrees colder at night then surrounding areas during our cold fronts!


Well, all of the cities you've mentioned are many miles from the Gulf, so the closer you are to the Gulf or Atlantic in Florida, the warmer it will be at night.
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Conroe,TX is in a valley just north of Houston and is always colder than everybody during cold periods, also Angleton,TX just inland from the GOM is another cold spot that is noticeably colder than everyone around them.
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Quoting dogsgomoo:


Is there also a phenomenon where valleys can be cooler then the surrounding elevations?


Yeah. Even Florida can have that effect where Ocala, Gainesville, and Tallahassee will be 10-20 degrees colder at night then surrounding areas during our cold fronts!
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Interesting note that Dr. Matthews makes in reference to the weak La Nina conditions continuing.. Within the past week, we have just observed one of the strongest westerly wind burst of the year east of 160E. In response to these equatorial westerly winds, an oceanic Kelvin wave is beginning to develop and will propagate slowly towards the east, deepening the thermocline by advecting warm water eastward. This oceanic Kelvin wave will further weaken the La Nina conditions currently being observed. According to Dr. Paul Roundy (University at Albany, ny), there has never been a transition towards El Nino conditions during Northern Hemisphere winter. So it's not likely that things will swap towards El Nino, but there is higher confidence in a weakening of the current La Nina state.


-Mike V.

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Creeping east still...


MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2333
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0306 PM CST WED NOV 16 2011

AREAS AFFECTED...SERN GA...SC...CNTRL NC

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 890...

VALID 162106Z - 162300Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 890 CONTINUES.

SEVERE STORMS...SOME POSSIBLY TORNADIC...CONTINUE TO EVOLVE ACROSS
CNTRL AND ERN GA AND NOW INTO NWRN SC. ANOTHER WATCH MAY BE NEEDED
TO THE E OF WW 890.

RADAR SHOWS A LARGE CLUSTER OF CELLS OVER CNTRL GA ALONG A WEAK LOW
PRESSURE TROUGH THAT EXTENDS NWD TO A MESO LOW THAT HAS BEEN MOVING
ALONG THE FRONT NOW OVER WRN NC. SUBSTANTIAL SHEAR AND SUFFICIENT
INSTABILITY EXIST OVER A LARGE AREA INCLUDING GA...SC AND MUCH OF
NC. PROFILES CONTINUE TO FAVOR SUPERCELLS...WITH LOW LCLS AND
EFFECTIVE SRH IN EXCESS OF 200 M2/S2 FAVORING TORNADO DEVELOPMENT.
EVEN STORMS THAT DO NOT PRODUCE TORNADOES BUT STILL EXHIBIT ROTATION
WILL BE CAPABLE OF LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.

MARGINALLY UNSTABLE AIR CONTINUES TO SLOWLY MOVE NWD ACROSS WRN
NC...AND APPEARS SUFFICIENT FOR A TORNADO THREAT GIVEN AMPLE SHEAR
IN PLACE AND ROTATING STORMS NOTED UPSTREAM. THEREFORE...THIS ZONE
MAY EVENTUALLY REQUIRE A WATCH.

ACTIVITY OVER CNTRL GA IS VERY STRONG AND CELLULAR...AND WILL SHIFT
INTO SC AND OTHER PARTS OF SERN GA. ANOTHER WATCH IS LIKELY IN THESE
AREAS.

..JEWELL.. 11/16/2011
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98. Now that is some insane cold, probably enough to freeze the skin right off ya body.
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Should be an active night tonight in North Carolina.
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In Northern Finland, the onset of the thermal winter, i.e. the daily mean temperature dips below 0°C / 32°F, is over six weeks late. Normally it occurs in the last week of September or the first week of October but this year the mean temperature has not dropped below 0 yet, as of November 13.

Here in North Wales, it is also way too mild for the season, on Monday we still had 18°C / 64°F, now it's a bit cooler with only 13°C/55°F. Still no night frosts and many trees still have their leaves. Some flowers start blooming again because they are confused. Winter is definitely late over here in Europe.
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Quoting Levi32:
You guys are going to pour forth with envy:

Fairbanks, Alaska (Airport)
Updated: 9:53 AM AKST on November 16, 2011

-38 °F / -39 °C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Calm

Pressure: 30.56 in / 1035 hPa (Rising)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is 30 degrees colder than normal for this time of year. We set a record last night:

... Fairbanks sets new record low for November 15th...

The Fairbanks International Airport reached a low temperature of
35 below zero at 1114 PM on Tuesday. This sets a new record low
temperature for November 15, breaking the previous record low of
33 below set back in 1969.


The official forecast is for lows of 40 below zero for the next 8 days at least.


Cold air has relocated to different area around the Arctic, the weather works, if it's gonna be warmer than average and people freaking out, it's gonna be below average somewhere on the other side, called balancing itself out
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Quoting caneswatch:


Its just hill tops, they're not mountains.

For those who don't know: For every 1000 feet in elevation you are, the temperature outside is lowered by 3 degrees than on ground level. Say if you're in Breckenridge, CO, and it has an elevation of 10000 feet, the temperature is going to be 30 degrees cooler than it would be on ground level.


Is there also a phenomenon where valleys can be cooler then the surrounding elevations?
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
Question anyone, why in fairbanks will it be 5 to 10 degrees warmer on hill tops? isnt it usually the other way around?


Temperature inversion is quite common in extreme cold.
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110. wpb
gfs strong ts mid atlantic in four days???
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Quoting SPLbeater:
SPC just extended the slight risk area more to the North and West...now stretches further into VA and goes westward to NC/TN border.

Link To SPC


Yeah, we've seen a lot of downpours today here in Richmond VA, that was just the warmup, now waiting for the climax :)
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
Question anyone, why in fairbanks will it be 5 to 10 degrees warmer on hill tops? isnt it usually the other way around?


Its just hill tops, they're not mountains.

For those who don't know: For every 1000 feet in elevation you are, the temperature outside is lowered by 3 degrees than on ground level. Say if you're in Breckenridge, CO, and it has an elevation of 10000 feet, the temperature is going to be 30 degrees cooler than it would be on ground level.
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Quoting Levi32:
You guys are going to pour forth with envy:

Fairbanks, Alaska (Airport)
Updated: 9:53 AM AKST on November 16, 2011

-38 °F / -39 °C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Calm

Pressure: 30.56 in / 1035 hPa (Rising)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is 30 degrees colder than normal for this time of year. We set a record last night:

... Fairbanks sets new record low for November 15th...

The Fairbanks International Airport reached a low temperature of
35 below zero at 1114 PM on Tuesday. This sets a new record low
temperature for November 15, breaking the previous record low of
33 below set back in 1969.


The official forecast is for lows of 40 below zero for the next 8 days at least.
So when is that Cold Air going to head south? It is in the 80s here so you are like 120 degrees colder than I am, LOL
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Quoting WxGeekVA:


Two different time periods......


They are both for october
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


They can't both be right. The entire land of Greenland is 5C below average in the second one, where in the first one its a mix between above and below average. Plus look at Northeastern Canada, and Central Europe.


Two different time periods......
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Quoting Levi32:
You guys are going to pour forth with envy:

Fairbanks, Alaska (Airport)
Updated: 9:53 AM AKST on November 16, 2011

-38 °F / -39 °C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Calm

Pressure: 30.56 in / 1035 hPa (Rising)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is 30 degrees colder than normal for this time of year. We set a record last night:

... Fairbanks sets new record low for November 15th...

The Fairbanks International Airport reached a low temperature of
35 below zero at 1114 PM on Tuesday. This sets a new record low
temperature for November 15, breaking the previous record low of
33 below set back in 1969.


The official forecast is for lows of 40 below zero for the next 8 days at least.

Lol. Wow! I don't know about envy now. This past summer absolutely! But as bad as it's been this year I'll take a day like today any day. :) Keep warm up there.

Orange County Airport
Lat: 30.07   Lon: -93.8   Elev: 13
Last Update on Nov 16, 12:55 pm CST


FAIR   81
HUMIDITY 57%
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Question anyone, why in fairbanks will it be 5 to 10 degrees warmer on hill tops? isnt it usually the other way around?
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Got another Tornado on Radar due west of Macon Ga. Very strong rotation and likely on the ground.

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Thanks Dr. Masters for the update.

Been Ill of late and missed the blog post about the blizzard in the Bering sea that caused that ice "re-treat".Thanks to Skyepony's memory, I went to the archives and dug it up."943mbs"...I just can't imagine the winds with it as well as what the wind gradients looked like at the peak of the storm as the 943mbs. was an over water reading(maybe someone here could point me in the right direction to find that data TIA)
To Quote You,
"Sea ice extent retreated to its lowest value on record during the second week of November, thanks in part to a powerful 943 mb blizzard that brought hurricane-force winds to the Chukchi Sea between Siberia and Russia, compacting and breaking up the sea ice there. Sea ice records date back to 1979."

Thanks again for the update Dr. Masters and great info from all the bloggers here at WU.
Also looks like we here in Pensacola didn't get the bad part of the front that just came through..I have 1.1"(24 hr.) in my unofficial rain gauge...still very muggy outside though...
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Quoting Levi32:
You guys are going to pour forth with envy:

Fairbanks, Alaska (Airport)
Updated: 9:53 AM AKST on November 16, 2011

-38 °F / -39 °C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Calm

Pressure: 30.56 in / 1035 hPa (Rising)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is 30 degrees colder than normal for this time of year. We set a record last night:

... Fairbanks sets new record low for November 15th...

The Fairbanks International Airport reached a low temperature of
35 below zero at 1114 PM on Tuesday. This sets a new record low
temperature for November 15, breaking the previous record low of
33 below set back in 1969.


The official forecast is for lows of 40 below zero for the next 8 days at least.


-38? i wish i could be so lucky...
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You guys are going to pour forth with envy:

Fairbanks, Alaska (Airport)
Updated: 9:53 AM AKST on November 16, 2011

-38 °F / -39 °C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Calm

Pressure: 30.56 in / 1035 hPa (Rising)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is 30 degrees colder than normal for this time of year. We set a record last night:

... Fairbanks sets new record low for November 15th...

The Fairbanks International Airport reached a low temperature of
35 below zero at 1114 PM on Tuesday. This sets a new record low
temperature for November 15, breaking the previous record low of
33 below set back in 1969.


The official forecast is for lows of 40 below zero for the next 8 days at least.
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
So which image is right?




They're both right. The top image shows land and water surface temperature anomalies; the bottom one shows air temperature anomalies at the 925 millibar level (roughly 3,000 feet). From the NSIDC page:

"These temperature anomalies in part reflect a pattern of above-average sea level pressure centered over the northern Beaufort Sea, and lower than average sea level pressure extending across northern Eurasia. This pattern is linked to persistence of the positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation through most of the month. These pressure and temperature anomalies tend to bring in heat from the south, warming the Eurasian coast, but they also lead to cold northerly winds over the eastern Canadian Arctic Archipelago. However, along the Siberian coast and in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, warmer temperatures came primarily from the remaining areas of open water in the region, as heat escaped from the water. These effects are more strongly apparent in the surface air temperatures: average October temperatures in the region were 5 to 8 degrees Celsius (9.0 to 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. "
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I need further clarification. What is the "compared to average"? The bottom graphic does not say. Do you have the link to the page the graphic is on as opposed to just a link to the graphic itself? Perhaps that would solve your riddle?


It is the temperature of the region measured by satellite from october 1st to 28th. I do not know what the base period is, but the map can be found here.
nsidc.org
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


Um no, its the temperature compared to average from the dates 1-28 of October. Not with respect to those dates. Its the average temperatures of those dates compared to average.


I need further clarification. What is the "compared to average"? The bottom graphic does not say. Do you have the link to the page the graphic is on as opposed to just a link to the graphic itself? Perhaps that would solve your riddle?
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This does not look good folks! If you live in the south and don't have a weather radio then get one as next week looks rough!

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haven't seen one of these in a while, especially in the EPAC:

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Another Severe WX Outbreak come next Tues thru Thanksgiving Day.

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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


The top graphic says that it is in respect to 1971 to 2000 base period. The bottom graphic is in respect to October 1-28, 2011. There, my friend, is your difference and one does not bring into question the other.


Um no, its the temperature compared to average from the dates 1-28 of October. Not with respect to those dates. Its the average temperatures of those dates compared to average.
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Just right down the road from me. (North of Orlando)

Dubsdread Golf Course
Temperature: 89 °F
Dew Point: 67 °F

Humidity: 47%
Wind: E at 5mph
Pressure: 29.74in
Precipitation: 0.00in
Daily Precip.: 0.00in

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Ala hit by worst weather outbreak since April
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Strong storms are pounding Alabama in the state's worst bout of severe weather since the April outbreak that killed about 250 people statewide.

An apparent tornado damaged at least four homes and injured several people in Sumter County, and more damage is being reported in Marengo County.

High winds also knocked down trees in Madison County near Huntsville. Much of the state is under tornado watches or warnings.

Authorities say a weather warning system failed near Tuscaloosa as the storms passed, but no serious injuries or deaths are being reported anywhere in the state.

Forecasters say a strong cold front is to blame for the bad weather, but the system isn't as strong as the one that caused scores of deaths and miles of destruction in the spring
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


They can't both be right. The entire land of Greenland is 5C below average in the second one, where in the first one its a mix between above and below average. Plus look at Northeastern Canada, and Central Europe.


Yes, they both can be right. See post# 85
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
So which image is right?





The top graphic says that it is in respect to 1971 to 2000 base period. The bottom graphic is in respect to October 1-28, 2011. There, my friend, is your difference and one does not bring into question the other.
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


True, I just figure if the temps are 3-4C above average that the amount of time it would take the water to freeze would take much longer.

I have stood next to relatively warm water and watched it cool down and freeze very quickly if the wind speed is high and the wind is very cold. It doesn't take a lot of time for freezing wind to cool water down, a bit like a bigger version of blowing on hot food. Once in Sweden standing next to open water broken by ice breakers I watched small waves freeze in mid air, the air temp was about -20/c, with a very strong offshore wind. Almost never will water freeze to the bottom, it usually forms an ice skin quite often above the water surface only touching in places, being lighter than water, it then attracts more ice to itself as water splashes over it.
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Mississippi County reports 15 hurt in storm
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST
AP
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County on Wednesday, causing damage to dozens of homes and buildings in an area north of Laurel.

Only one person was taken to a hospital. No deaths have been reported.

County emergency director Don McKinnon said the path of the damage was narrow but stretched for miles. The most serious damage happened around Mississippi Highway 15 on the northern fringe of Laurel and near the Shady Grove community.

He said that about 35 homes and fewer than 10 commercial structures had been damaged. He said about five homes and a few buildings were destroyed.

McKinnon said some people were trapped for a time in houses that trees had fallen on, or in mobile homes that were tossed off their foundation.

"There were no fatalities, so it's a good day," McKinnon said.

He said as many as 2,500 electric customers, mostly served by Laurel-based Dixie Electric Power Association, were without power. He said it could take until Thursday to restore the power.

In neighboring Jasper County in the area of the Mossville community, one house, a mobile home and four chicken houses were destroyed, said Jasper County EMA Director Mike Lucas. He said three other structures were damaged. Lucas said no injuries were reported.
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LOOK at the Winds colliding in opposite directions....BAM
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Heads Up Montgomery


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NWS Reports Damage in Auburn


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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
northeastern Bullock County in southeast Alabama...
southeastern Macon County in southeast Alabama...
Russell County in southeast Alabama...

* until 115 PM CST

* at 1221 PM CST... the National Weather Service indicated a severe
thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm
was located 6 miles east of Union Springs... and moving northeast at
40 mph.

* Locations impacted include...
Hurtsboro... Phenix City... Guerryton... Uchee... Seale... Russell
County sports complex... Ladonia... Creek Stand... Rutherford and
hatchechubbe.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take cover now. For your protection move to an interior room on the
lowest floor of a sturdy building.

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The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
southeastern Cherokee County in north central Georgia
northern Cobb County in north central Georgia
northeastern Fulton County in north central Georgia

* until 145 PM EST

* at 104 PM EST... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Kennesaw...
moving northeast at 45 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
Woodstock... Mountain Park... Alpharetta and Milton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When a Tornado Warning is issued based on Doppler radar... it means
that strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may
already be on the ground... or is expected to develop shortly. If you
are in the path of this dangerous storm... move indoors and to a
basement or interior room on the ground floor. Stay away from
windows. If driving... do not seek shelter under a Highway overpass.

If you see wind damage... large hail or significant flooding... wait
until after the storm has passed... and then call the National Weather
Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 700 PM EST Wednesday evening
for northern Georgia.

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