New product allows you to explore record-setting extreme weather

By: Angela Fritz , 6:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012

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We've launched a new extreme weather product this week: Record Extremes. Recent, globally record-setting years have demanded a product that combines U.S. and international record extremes into one, easy to use interface. The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. The product uses data from three sources: (1) NOAA's National Climate Data Center, (2) Wunderground's U.S. records, and (3) Wunderground's International records.

The NCDC records begin in 1850 and include official NOAA record extreme events for ASOS and COOP weather stations in all 50 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands. In this database you can find records for maximum high temps, minimum high temps, maximum low temps, minimum high temps, snow, and precipitation on daily, monthly, and all-time scales.

The Wunderground extremes were compiled by our weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris monitors 300 stations across the U.S. for Record Extremes in maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow events. Most of these U.S. records go back to the end of the 19th century, though the oldest site in this database is Charleston, SC, where precipitation records started in 1737! Internationally, Chris monitors 150 countries worldwide for all-time record high temperatures and all-time record low temperatures. If you're interested in diving deeper into extreme weather in the U.S. and abroad, Chris's book Extreme Weather is an excellent resource.



Figure 1. All-time snow records broken during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. These records were found by selecting NCDC as the source, a start date of 2011-01-31, an end date of 2011-02-02, "maximum snowfall," and "all-time."


We built the Record Extremes product to make it easy to find specific records you're looking for, or just browse the records in general.

Check records that were set on a specific date
You can check on records that were set yesterday, for example, by setting the calendar to yesterday's date, and selecting all the record variables and types that you're interested in.

Explore all records set in a certain time range
2011 was a record-setting year for the U.S., and most of the records were high maximum temp and high minimum temps. To see all of these warm records that were set last year, select "NCDC" as the source, 2011-01-01 as the start date and 2011-12-31 as the end date. Select Maximum High Temp and Maximum Low Temp in weather variables, and select all-time in the record type.

View current standing international records in the Wunderground database
Select either the Wunderground International records, and instead of choosing a date range, select "Show current standing records." This will bring up all standing records in the database for whatever record variable and type you select. Whereas we've collected every record ever set or broken from NCDC, the Wunderground records are always the current, standing record, whenever it was set. As you move your map around the globe, you'll see each country's all-time maximum high temp and all-time maximum low temp.

Filter your table results
Looking for a specific location or record within your search results? Use the "Filter Results" option in the table to narrow down your search.

Let us know what you think!

Angela

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Tornado Watch #36

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 36
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
920 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

NORTHEAST GEORGIA
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
FAR EASTERN TENNESSEE
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
FAR SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 920 AM UNTIL 400
PM EST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF LYNCHBURG
VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 35...

DISCUSSION...TSTMS NOW FORMING AHEAD ON ACCELERATING COLD FRONT
EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WITH DAYTIME HEATING. COUPLED WITH CONTINUED
INFLOW OF LOW LVL MOISTURE...ESPECIALLY IN WRN NC AND S CNTRL
VA...AND INTENSIFYING LOW TO MID LVL WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH
AMPLIFYING IL UPR TROUGH...SETUP COULD SUPPORT BANDS/SHORT LINES OF
SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR NARROW SWATHS
OF DMGG WIND AND ISOLD TORNADOES.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26055.


...CORFIDI
this is some storm, i bet alot of downed powerlines and damage for tomorrows news
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
My NWS latest AFD:


AS OF 10 AM FRIDAY...A VERY WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS THIS MORNING WILL
SET THE STAGE FOR A POTENTIALLY WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER EVENT THIS
EVENING.

TEMPS ALREADY IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA WITH
DEWPOINTS IN THE LOW/MID 60S...QUITE UNUSUAL FOR LATE FEBRUARY...ARE
THE PRECURSOR TO WHAT COULD BE A WIDESPREAD WIND EVENT THIS EVENING.
LOW PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY IS DRAPING A COLD FRONT WHICH IS
CURRENTLY LOCATED FROM AROUND KNOXVILLE, TN...SW TO HOUSTON, TX.
THIS FRONT WILL RACE EASTWARD TODAY AND CROSS THE ILM CWA THIS
EVENING...EXITING OFFSHORE BY MIDNIGHT. A PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE
WILL LEAD THIS FRONT...AND SEVERE STORMS ARE ANTICIPATED WITHIN THIS
LINE.

LATEST SWODY1 FROM SPC HAS THE ENTIRE ILM CWA IN A MODERATE
RISK...WITH 45% HATCHED FOR WIND...AND TORNADO WATCHES ALREADY
BORDER THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE CWA. THIS IN ITSELF IS A SIGN OF THE
THREAT...BUT MANY PARAMETERS WORKING IN FAVOR OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS
EVENING. STRONG SW LLJ OF 50-60 KTS WILL IMPINGE INTO THE AREA THIS
AFTN AND HELP TO INCREASE MOISTURE THROUGH THE COLUMN. AT THE SAME
TIME...THESE ENHANCED WINDS WILL INCREASE LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND
HELICITY...WITH 0-3 KM SRH APPROACHING 300 M2/S2 AHEAD OF THE FRONT.
UPPER LEVEL WINDS INCREASE DRAMATICALLY AS WELL AS THE COASTAL
CAROLINAS GET INTO THE FAVORABLE RIGHT ENTRANCE PORTION OF A 180 KT
UPPER JET...AND 0-6 KM SHEAR IS PROGGED TO EXCEED 70 KTS THIS EVE.
THESE WIND FIELDS SUGGEST RAPIDLY MOVING STORMS...AND FORWARD
PROPAGATING CORFIDI VECTORS EXCEED 70 KTS...SHOWING JUST HOW FAST
STORMS COULD BE MOVING WITHIN THE SQUALL LINE. THIS RAPID MOTION
COMBINED WITH STRONG WIND FIELDS MEANS THAT ANY CONVECTION SHOULD
MIX DOWN VERY STRONG...DAMAGING...WIND GUSTS. ALTHOUGH THERE IS A
TORNADO THREAT AS WELL...ESPECIALLY IF THE LINE BREAKS INTO MORE
DISCRETE STRUCTURES...MOST OF THE SHEAR IS UNIDIRECTIONAL SO WIND IS
BY FAR THE PREDOMINANT THREAT. ANTICIPATE THAT THE AREA WILL GET PUT
INTO A TORNADO WATCH THIS AFTN. SQUALL LINE WILL EXIT THE COASTAL
WATERS BY AROUND 10 PM...BRINGING AN END TO THE WEATHER THREAT TODAY.

TEMPS TODAY WILL RISE WELL INTO THE 70S AWAY FROM THE GRAND STRAND
AND SOUTHERN CAPE FEAR COAST. A SIGNIFICANT AIR MASS CHANGE BEHIND
THE FRONT WILL DROP MINS TO AROUND 40 TONIGHT.
gee that wind is strong enough to take down tree's etc, be careful tonight
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NWS Raleigh Storm Relative Velocity is fine, Wundergrounds' VIL is fine, just the regular radar thats half an hour behind.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No, the site is having problems.
They were really close to a warned storm about an hour ago. Same storm you saw with the meso as it moved off to the east. Maybe they are having power problems.
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Lots of wind going on everywhere



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My NWS's latest AFD:
------------
AS OF 10 AM FRIDAY...A VERY WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS THIS MORNING WILL
SET THE STAGE FOR A POTENTIALLY WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER EVENT THIS
EVENING.


TEMPS ALREADY IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA WITH
DEWPOINTS IN THE LOW/MID 60S...QUITE UNUSUAL FOR LATE FEBRUARY...ARE
THE PRECURSOR TO WHAT COULD BE A WIDESPREAD WIND EVENT THIS EVENING.
LOW PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY IS DRAPING A COLD FRONT WHICH IS
CURRENTLY LOCATED FROM AROUND KNOXVILLE, TN...SW TO HOUSTON, TX.
THIS FRONT WILL RACE EASTWARD TODAY AND CROSS THE ILM CWA THIS
EVENING...EXITING OFFSHORE BY MIDNIGHT. A PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE
WILL LEAD THIS FRONT...AND SEVERE STORMS ARE ANTICIPATED WITHIN THIS
LINE.

LATEST SWODY1 FROM SPC HAS THE ENTIRE ILM CWA IN A MODERATE
RISK...WITH 45% HATCHED FOR WIND...AND TORNADO WATCHES ALREADY
BORDER THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE CWA. THIS IN ITSELF IS A SIGN OF THE
THREAT...BUT MANY PARAMETERS WORKING IN FAVOR OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS
EVENING.
STRONG SW LLJ OF 50-60 KTS WILL IMPINGE INTO THE AREA THIS
AFTN AND HELP TO INCREASE MOISTURE THROUGH THE COLUMN. AT THE SAME
TIME...THESE ENHANCED WINDS WILL INCREASE LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND
HELICITY...WITH 0-3 KM SRH APPROACHING 300 M2/S2 AHEAD OF THE FRONT.
UPPER LEVEL WINDS INCREASE DRAMATICALLY AS WELL AS THE COASTAL
CAROLINAS GET INTO THE FAVORABLE RIGHT ENTRANCE PORTION OF A 180 KT
UPPER JET...AND 0-6 KM SHEAR IS PROGGED TO EXCEED 70 KTS THIS EVE.
THESE WIND FIELDS SUGGEST RAPIDLY MOVING STORMS...AND FORWARD
PROPAGATING CORFIDI VECTORS EXCEED 70 KTS...SHOWING JUST HOW FAST
STORMS COULD BE MOVING WITHIN THE SQUALL LINE. THIS RAPID MOTION
COMBINED WITH STRONG WIND FIELDS MEANS THAT ANY CONVECTION SHOULD
MIX DOWN VERY STRONG...DAMAGING...WIND GUSTS.
ALTHOUGH THERE IS A
TORNADO THREAT AS WELL...ESPECIALLY IF THE LINE BREAKS INTO MORE
DISCRETE STRUCTURES...MOST OF THE SHEAR IS UNIDIRECTIONAL SO WIND IS
BY FAR THE PREDOMINANT THREAT. ANTICIPATE THAT THE AREA WILL GET PUT
INTO A TORNADO WATCH THIS AFTN.
SQUALL LINE WILL EXIT THE COASTAL
WATERS BY AROUND 10 PM...BRINGING AN END TO THE WEATHER THREAT TODAY.

TEMPS TODAY WILL RISE WELL INTO THE 70S AWAY FROM THE GRAND STRAND
AND SOUTHERN CAPE FEAR COAST. A SIGNIFICANT AIR MASS CHANGE BEHIND
THE FRONT WILL DROP MINS TO AROUND 40 TONIGHT.
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The weather program im using is showing warnings but no text from the nws
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No, the site is having problems.


no and it is my home page

the websites seem to be down in srh websites
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Quoting Chapelhill:
Looks like NWS-FCC (Atlanta)is having problems. Can anyone load their webpage?

No, the site is having problems.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yes, something is going on with all the radars. My GR2Analyst isn't loading several radar sites.
Looks like NWS-FCC (Atlanta)is having problems. Can anyone load their webpage?
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411. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
yup. Google Earth I use is not working either. Where there should be a warning on the map... there isn't.
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Quoting nash28:


Great point Chucktown. How much sun we get today will determine how unstable we get this afternoon. Very unseasonable for temps.


That is going to be our most limiting factor. Right now partly sunny at best. Wind profiles and dewpoints very impressive for February, just not sold on the "classic outbreak" cliche. One thing as I said last night, its still February, sun angle is basically where it would be in late October.
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There is definitely something going on, because warnings aren't going out correctly either. This is bad..

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RDU radar not loading past 9:44 AM GRRRRRRRRRR
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Quoting HurrikanEB:


Wow. That's one big tornado watch. especially for the east coast.

Well, they're split into two right now: Tornado Watch 35 and Tornado Watch 36.
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Quoting MTWX:

SPC's products don't seem to be updating either. At least for me. The only tab that has been updating is the hazards.


I noticed that too
i cant see the watches or mesoscale discussions.
But storm reports was working
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Quoting gaweatherboi:
Anybody else with radar problems???

Yes, something is going on with all the radars. My GR2Analyst isn't loading several radar sites.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Mid-level lapse rates are up to 7.0 C/KM



I'll find out much more info shortly. I was just informed that we have a media briefing / webinar with Charleston NWS in 15 minutes.
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Anybody else with radar problems???
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Quoting Chucktown:


Our greatest threat here today will be damaging winds, highest tornado threat will be where SPC has moderate risk for severe. Charleston NWS disco this morning brought up a great point.

"OF COURSE...THERE ARE
SOME LIMITING FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT. MID-LEVEL LAPSE
RATES REMAIN MARGINAL AT 6.5 C/KM IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT AND
THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT THE WIND SHEAR WILL BE SO STRONG THAT
STORMS WILL HAVE TROUBLE GROWING VERTICALLY."

Still doesn't look like a widespread event, but isolated severe is a good possibility from Virginia down to south Georgia.


Great point Chucktown. How much sun we get today will determine how unstable we get this afternoon. Very unseasonable for temps.
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Quoting Chucktown:


Our greatest threat here today will be damaging winds, highest tornado threat will be where SPC has moderate risk for severe. Charleston NWS disco this morning brought up a great point.

"OF COURSE...THERE ARE
SOME LIMITING FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT. MID-LEVEL LAPSE
RATES REMAIN MARGINAL AT 6.5 C/KM IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT AND
THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT THE WIND SHEAR WILL BE SO STRONG THAT
STORMS WILL HAVE TROUBLE GROWING VERTICALLY."

Still doesn't look like a widespread event, but isolated severe is a good possibility from Virginia down to south Georgia.

Mid-level lapse rates are up to 7.0 C/KM

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400. MahFL
The SPC site is slow to update for me, it might be a cache our works system has, or something....
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Wow. That's one big tornado watch. especially for the east coast.
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Quoting nash28:
Good morning all..

Looks like it could be a hairy afternoon here in Charleston. Last severe wx day was a bust. We'll see if the ingredients remain in place today.


Our greatest threat here today will be damaging winds, highest tornado threat will be where SPC has moderate risk for severe. Charleston NWS disco this morning brought up a great point.

"OF COURSE...THERE ARE
SOME LIMITING FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT. MID-LEVEL LAPSE
RATES REMAIN MARGINAL AT 6.5 C/KM IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT AND
THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT THE WIND SHEAR WILL BE SO STRONG THAT
STORMS WILL HAVE TROUBLE GROWING VERTICALLY."

Still doesn't look like a widespread event, but isolated severe is a good possibility from Virginia down to south Georgia.
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397. MTWX
Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
WHAT IS UP WITH NWS AND WUNDERGROUND RADAR, IT IS NOT UPDATING ANYMORE ON MY COMPUTER.
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

GR2Analyst is having radar problems too.

SPC's products don't seem to be updating either. At least for me. The only tab that has been updating is the hazards.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

GR2Analyst is having radar problems too.


I hope the radars are working and it is just the websites etc that are not or else the NWS could have a problem.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
WHAT IS UP WITH NWS AND WUNDERGROUND RADAR, IT IS NOT UPDATING ANYMORE ON MY COMPUTER.

GR2Analyst is having radar problems too.
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WHAT IS UP WITH NWS AND WUNDERGROUND RADAR, IT IS NOT UPDATING ANYMORE ON MY COMPUTER.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Wonder why this isn't tornado warned.



maybe the circulation too broad...maybe there is nothing on the ground...maybe its just a wall cloud....idk lol
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Wonder why this isn't tornado warned.

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Good morning all..

Looks like it could be a hairy afternoon here in Charleston. Last severe wx day was a bust. We'll see if the ingredients remain in place today.
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alright im at grandparents house :D

be back soon, there is too much Sunkist and good food to ignore....
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Tornado Watch #36

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 36
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
920 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

NORTHEAST GEORGIA
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
FAR EASTERN TENNESSEE
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
FAR SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 920 AM UNTIL 400
PM EST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF LYNCHBURG
VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 35...

DISCUSSION...TSTMS NOW FORMING AHEAD ON ACCELERATING COLD FRONT
EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WITH DAYTIME HEATING. COUPLED WITH CONTINUED
INFLOW OF LOW LVL MOISTURE...ESPECIALLY IN WRN NC AND S CNTRL
VA...AND INTENSIFYING LOW TO MID LVL WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH
AMPLIFYING IL UPR TROUGH...SETUP COULD SUPPORT BANDS/SHORT LINES OF
SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR NARROW SWATHS
OF DMGG WIND AND ISOLD TORNADOES.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26055.


...CORFIDI
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Quoting BobWallace:


The version I heard is that Gleick contacted Heartland staff using the name of a board member (or someone inside the organization) and asked for documents.

If that's the case then there is no "insider", just a staffer who assumed the name on the request was real.


And, if that's the story, then he also likely violated California Penal Code Section 528.5 which went into effect on Jan 1, 2011.

Here is the text of PC 528.5:

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another actual person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person is guilty of a public offense punishable pursuant to subdivision (d).

(b) For purposes of this section, an impersonation is credible if another person would reasonably believe, or did reasonably believe, that the defendant was or is the person who was impersonated.

(c) For purposes of this section, "electronic means" shall include opening an e-mail account or an account or profile on a social networking Internet Web site in another person%u2019s name.

(d) A violation of subdivision (a) is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

(e) In addition to any other civil remedy available, a person who suffers damage or loss by reason of a violation of subdivision (a) may bring a civil action against the violator for compensatory damages and injunctive relief or other equitable relief pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), (4), and (5) of subdivision (e) and subdivision (g) of Section 502.

(f) This section shall not preclude prosecution under any other law.

Subsection C makes it clear that creating an email account in someone else's name is a violation when used to defraud or impersonate another person.

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Good grief severe weather on top of high winds

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS: SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH...GUSTING UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH AT
TIMES. WINDS ON SOME OF THE TALLER BRIDGES MAY BE EVEN STRONGER.


* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE BY MID-MORNING AND BE STRONGEST
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS CAN BLOW AWAY UNSECURED OUTDOOR LIGHT
WEIGHT OBJECTS AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY ON
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

I hear ya... Be safe!


You have my word on that:D
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alright guys im packing my computer up for grandparents house. be back here in half an hour, mabye a bit more.

Grandparents have about 5.5 acres of land, and no trees within over 500 yeards of the west facing side.
I have my anemometer to measure windspeeds, and hope to catch a bow echo(that does minimal damage, but strong windspeeds)
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0152
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0805 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...SWRN VA...ERN TN...AND WRN NC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH NEEDED SOON

VALID 241405Z - 241430Z

WW WILL BE COORDINATED SOON FROM PARTS OF ERN TN/WRN NC INTO SWRN
VA.

SINCE 1230Z...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY/LIGHTNING DATA SHOWED AN
INCREASE IN TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG A COLD FRONT ADVANCING EWD INTO
CENTRAL WV...FAR ERN KY...ADJACENT FAR SWRN VA...AND SWWD THROUGH
ERN TN. THIS ACTIVITY HAS DEVELOPED WITHIN A MARGINALLY UNSTABLE
AIR MASS WITH MUCAPE OF 300-500 J/KG. HOWEVER...EFFECTIVE BULK
SHEAR IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT /AROUND 50 KT/ TO SUPPORT ORGANIZED
ROTATING UPDRAFTS. SOME LOW LEVEL HODOGRAPH CURVATURE PER KGSO/KRNK
12Z SOUNDINGS AND WSR-88D VADS AT MRX/CRW FAVOR A NON-ZERO TORNADO
THREAT WITH ANY SUSTAINED STORMS. IN ADDITION...THE ONGOING STORMS
ARE MOVING QUICKLY TO THE NE AT 50-60 KT...WHICH WOULD POSE A THREAT
FOR DAMAGING WINDS WITHIN THE INSTABILITY CORRIDOR. THE OVERALL
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT MAY BE CONFINED TO THE INSTABILITY CORRIDOR.

..PETERS.. 02/24/2012


ATTN...WFO...RAH...RNK...RLX...GSP...MRX...

LAT...LON 36318351 37388198 37658084 37737957 37307921 35868041
34948103 34988340 35118478 36318351
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

I noticed that. However, the greatest threat will appear to be wind.

click image for link


I am aware of that, but I certainly dont want a tree on my house...or on my dogs' house...
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Quoting LargoFl:
HWOAKQ

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
821 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

MDZ021>025-VAZ048-049-060>086-090-091-099-1 00-251 330-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
FLUVANNA-LOUISA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-
MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN-CH ESTERFIELD-HENRICO-
KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-
NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRIN CE GEORGE-
CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-JAMES CITY-YORK-
ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
821 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF
MARYLAND...CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH CENTRAL
VIRGINIA...THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA...THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF
VIRGINIA...THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA...THE PENINSULA OF
SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO 30 TO 40 MPH TODAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS A STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSES THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF
SEVERE WEATHER FROM ANY OF THE SHOWERS OR STORMS. THE MAIN SEVERE
WEATHER THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY TO 30 TO 35 MPH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
amazing, winds in excess of 60 mph
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

You'll be one busy guy today, TAW13!

I'll be right in the middle of it. Busy day for sure. :)
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HWOAKQ

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
821 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

MDZ021>025-VAZ048-049-060>086-090-091-099-100-251 330-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
FLUVANNA-LOUISA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-
MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN-CH ESTERFIELD-HENRICO-
KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-
NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRIN CE GEORGE-
CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-JAMES CITY-YORK-
ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
821 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF
MARYLAND...CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH CENTRAL
VIRGINIA...THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA...THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF
VIRGINIA...THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA...THE PENINSULA OF
SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO 30 TO 40 MPH TODAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS A STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSES THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF
SEVERE WEATHER FROM ANY OF THE SHOWERS OR STORMS. THE MAIN SEVERE
WEATHER THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY TO 30 TO 35 MPH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
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Tornadoes
Probability of 2 or more tornadoes
Mod (60%)
Probability of 1 or more strong (F2-F5) tornadoes
Mod (50%)

Wind
Probability of 10 or more severe wind events
High (>95%)
Probability of 1 or more wind events > 65 knots
Mod (40%)

Hail
Probability of 10 or more severe hail events
Mod (40%)
Probability of 1 or more hailstones > 2 inches
Low (10%)

Combined Severe Hail/Wind
Probability of 6 or more combined severe hail/wind events
High (>95%)
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 35
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
850 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
CENTRAL GEORGIA
SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
PIEDMONT AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 850 AM UNTIL 400
PM EST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF MOBILE
ALABAMA TO 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INCREASING ALONG PRE-FRONTAL
AXIS OF CONFLUENCE AS REGION IS GLANCED BY SE SIDE OF
POTENT...AMPLIFYING IL UPR TROUGH.. WHILE STORMS TO THIS POINT HAVE
BEEN SOMEWHAT ELEVATED...ACTIVITY EXPECTED TO BECOME INCREASINGLY
SFC-BASED. GIVEN STRENGTH OF LOW TO MID LVL WIND FIELD AND ONSET OF
DAYTIME HEATING...POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR SUSTAINED SUPERCELLS/BOWS
WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR TORNADOES AND SWATHS OF DMGG WIND.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26050.


...CORFIDI
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

Be careful out there today, SPL! I know you live in N. Carolina. Are you in the moderate risk zone?


i am just inside the moderate risk line, the western line. well inside the 10% line for tornadoes.

Im a bit disturbed.
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Tornado Watch #35

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