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 Treehorn:


I'm not on the denialist side. Stealing emails, cherry-picking them is appalling. Pushing a fake document (the argument for authenticity is extremely weak) is wrong too. For this chain of events, the author makes a great point...

"When skeptics complain that global warming activists are apparently willing to go to any lengths–including lying–to advance their worldview, I’d say one of the movement’s top priorities should be not proving them right. And if one rogue member of the community does something crazy that provides such proof, I’d say it is crucial that the other members of the community say “Oh, how horrible, this is so far beyond the pale that I cannot imagine how this ever could have happened!” and not, “Well, he’s apologized and I really think it’s pretty crude and opportunistic to make a fuss about something that’s so unimportant in the grand scheme of things.”
After you have convinced people that you fervently believe your cause to be more important than telling the truth, you’ve lost the power to convince them of anything else." - McArdle

I've been reading this site for more than 5 years. That last sentence can be applied to far too many posters on this site. There are a number of posters here with sound factual information, they are the reason I read. I wish others, on both sides of the argument, would post with less conviction and more facts.


I just LOVE that quote.
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Cumulus clouds are building outside, wind is gusty around 10-15mph atm.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Sorry for all these posts, these warnings just started popping.

Tornado Watch #35 has been issued.


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 35
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
850 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

TORNADO WATCH 35 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ALC001-003-005-011-013-017-021-023-025-027-035-037 -039-041-047-
051-053-081-085-087-091-097-099-101-105-109-111-11 3-123-129-131-
242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

AL
. ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AUTAUGA BALDWIN BARBOUR
BULLOCK BUTLER CHAMBERS
CHILTON CHOCTAW CLARKE
CLAY CONECUH COOSA
COVINGTON CRENSHAW DALLAS
ELMORE ESCAMBIA LEE
LOWNDES MACON MARENGO
MOBILE MONROE MONTGOMERY
PERRY PIKE RANDOLPH
RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA WASHINGTON
WILCOX


GAC009-021-023-033-035-053-063-073-077-079-091-093 -105-107-113-
125-133-141-145-149-151-153-159-163-167-169-171-17 5-181-189-193-
197-199-207-211-215-217-221-225-231-235-237-245-24 9-255-259-261-
263-265-269-283-285-289-293-301-303-307-317-319-24 2100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

GA
. GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BALDWIN BIBB BLECKLEY
BURKE BUTTS CHATTAHOOCHEE
CLAYTON COLUMBIA COWETA
CRAWFORD DODGE DOOLY
ELBERT EMANUEL FAYETTE
GLASCOCK GREENE HANCOCK
HARRIS HEARD HENRY
HOUSTON JASPER JEFFERSON
JOHNSON JONES LAMAR
LAURENS LINCOLN MACON
MARION MCDUFFIE MERIWETHER
MONROE MORGAN MUSCOGEE
NEWTON OGLETHORPE PEACH
PIKE PULASKI PUTNAM
RICHMOND SCHLEY SPALDING
STEWART SUMTER TALBOT
TALIAFERRO TAYLOR TREUTLEN
TROUP TWIGGS UPSON
WARREN WASHINGTON WEBSTER
WILKES WILKINSON


MSC039-041-111-131-153-242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

MS
. MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

GEORGE GREENE PERRY
STONE WAYNE


SCC001-003-009-011-017-023-025-027-037-039-047-055 -057-059-061-
063-065-071-075-079-081-085-087-242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

SC
. SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ABBEVILLE AIKEN BAMBERG
BARNWELL CALHOUN CHESTER
CHESTERFIELD CLARENDON EDGEFIELD
FAIRFIELD GREENWOOD KERSHAW
LANCASTER LAURENS LEE
LEXINGTON MCCORMICK NEWBERRY
ORANGEBURG RICHLAND SALUDA
SUMTER UNION


ATTN...WFO...BMX...GSP...CAE...MOB...FFC...


when a storm comes to my county, ima put my hand up and turn it the other way
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This Tornado Watch is a monster...it stretches from Mississippi to South Carolina!
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365. MahFL
Not a good day for storm chasing, as they are moving pretty fast.
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Sorry for all these posts, these warnings just started popping.

Tornado Watch #35 has been issued.


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 35
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
850 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

TORNADO WATCH 35 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ALC001-003-005-011-013-017-021-023-025-027-035-037 -039-041-047-
051-053-081-085-087-091-097-099-101-105-109-111-11 3-123-129-131-
242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

AL
. ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AUTAUGA BALDWIN BARBOUR
BULLOCK BUTLER CHAMBERS
CHILTON CHOCTAW CLARKE
CLAY CONECUH COOSA
COVINGTON CRENSHAW DALLAS
ELMORE ESCAMBIA LEE
LOWNDES MACON MARENGO
MOBILE MONROE MONTGOMERY
PERRY PIKE RANDOLPH
RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA WASHINGTON
WILCOX


GAC009-021-023-033-035-053-063-073-077-079-091-093 -105-107-113-
125-133-141-145-149-151-153-159-163-167-169-171-17 5-181-189-193-
197-199-207-211-215-217-221-225-231-235-237-245-24 9-255-259-261-
263-265-269-283-285-289-293-301-303-307-317-319-24 2100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

GA
. GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BALDWIN BIBB BLECKLEY
BURKE BUTTS CHATTAHOOCHEE
CLAYTON COLUMBIA COWETA
CRAWFORD DODGE DOOLY
ELBERT EMANUEL FAYETTE
GLASCOCK GREENE HANCOCK
HARRIS HEARD HENRY
HOUSTON JASPER JEFFERSON
JOHNSON JONES LAMAR
LAURENS LINCOLN MACON
MARION MCDUFFIE MERIWETHER
MONROE MORGAN MUSCOGEE
NEWTON OGLETHORPE PEACH
PIKE PULASKI PUTNAM
RICHMOND SCHLEY SPALDING
STEWART SUMTER TALBOT
TALIAFERRO TAYLOR TREUTLEN
TROUP TWIGGS UPSON
WARREN WASHINGTON WEBSTER
WILKES WILKINSON


MSC039-041-111-131-153-242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

MS
. MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

GEORGE GREENE PERRY
STONE WAYNE


SCC001-003-009-011-017-023-025-027-037-039-047-055 -057-059-061-
063-065-071-075-079-081-085-087-242100-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0035.120224T1350Z-120224T2100Z/

SC
. SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ABBEVILLE AIKEN BAMBERG
BARNWELL CALHOUN CHESTER
CHESTERFIELD CLARENDON EDGEFIELD
FAIRFIELD GREENWOOD KERSHAW
LANCASTER LAURENS LEE
LEXINGTON MCCORMICK NEWBERRY
ORANGEBURG RICHLAND SALUDA
SUMTER UNION


ATTN...WFO...BMX...GSP...CAE...MOB...FFC...
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
849 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN HARRIS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
MERIWETHER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
SOUTHERN TROUP COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 915 AM EST

* AT 844 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZED HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR WEST
POINT...MOVING EAST AT 70 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LAGRANGE...PINE MOUNTAIN-CALLAWAY GARDENS...WARM SPRINGS...
GREENVILLE AND WOODBURY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...HAIL OR FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL 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. YOU CAN ALSO TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG GAWX.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR NORTHERN GEORGIA.


^ Storm Prediction Center is in the process of issuing a Tornado Watch.
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
748 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 815 AM CST

* AT 743 AM CST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR KELLAM HILL...OR NEAR LANETT...AND MOVING EAST AT
60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Winds in D.C will be gusting to 55mph!!!!.I'am quite excited(but not for my hair because it will be blowing all over the place) as it will be like being in a tropical storm minus the rain driven wind may I remind you.The high is suppose to be 75 today.Spring has arrived to soon.
I was just thinking the same thing, like being in a tropical storm, be careful with those winds if walking outside
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A watch will probably be placed across s GA, e TN, w NC, or e VA at 2utc ( 12minutes)
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
741 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 830 AM CST

* AT 740 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF HATTIESBURG...OR 12 MILES WEST OF NEW AUGUSTA...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
STATE LINE... BUCKATUNNA... RICHTON...
NEW AUGUSTA...
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fayetteville, n.c. 8:44 am...72 degrees, dew point 66 and sunny, not good!
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Winds in D.C will be gusting to 55mph!!!!.I'am quite excited(but not for my hair because it will be blowing all over the place) as it will be like being in a tropical storm minus the rain driven wind may I remind you.The high is suppose to be 75 today.Spring has arrived to soon.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
843 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 915 AM EST

* AT 839 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WEBER
CITY...OR 6 MILES EAST OF GATE CITY. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
NICKELSVILLE...COLLINGWOOD...BENHAMS...HANSONVILLE ...HILANDER
PARK...HOLSTON...LINDELL...EMORY-MEADOW VIEW AND GLADE SPRING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.
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METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST

ISSUED: 631 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012
DCZ001-MDZ004-009-013-016-VAZ042-052>054-241500-
WASHINGTON DC GREATER METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT
EST TONIGHT...

.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY
WINDS THIS AFTERNOON. BREEZY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH...INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN
50 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN CLEARING. WINDY WITH
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
60 MPH...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY. COOLER WITH HIGHS AROUND 50.
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
733 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL FORREST COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
SOUTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 815 AM CST

* AT 733 AM CST...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
LUMBERTON MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
MCLAURIN AND BROOKLYN BY 745 AM CST...

WINDS OF 60 MPH CAN BRING DOWN TREES...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. ROOFS OF MOBILE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS COULD BE
DAMAGED...AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO WELL BUILT HOMES AND STRUCTURES
COULD OCCUR.

LAT...LON 3099 8946 3120 8947 3129 8915 3100 8914
3100 8941 3099 8942
TIME...MOT...LOC 1333Z 254DEG 56KT 3108 8939
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
828 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
SOUTHEASTERN COWETA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
NORTHERN MERIWETHER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
NORTHWESTERN PIKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
SOUTHWESTERN SPALDING COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 900 AM EST

* AT 826 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES WEST OF GAY...MOVING EAST AT
40 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. ALTHOUGH
CURRENT DATA DOES NOT INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A TORNADO...A TORNADO
MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO
A PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR
SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...HAIL OR FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL 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. YOU CAN ALSO TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG GAWX.
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Quoting severstorm:

NO SAY IT AIN'T SO.....Morning 2K how it going over on the east coast? 65 outside this am cloudy and a good breeze.
gee i went to that race 3 times, great event, lots of people will be mad this weekend if they cancel
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Daytona 500 may get rained out on Sunday.



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...EXTENDED FORECAST ADDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
415 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012


SUN-SUN NIGHT...
WX PATTERN HAS TURNED NOTICEABLY WETTER ON SUN. THE SHORT WAVE TROF
OVER THE BAJA PENINSULA/NW MEXICO WILL DEAMPLIFY AND ACCELERATE ENE
AND BECOME ABSORBED IN THE PREVAILING WRLY FLOW. AS IT DOES...IT
WILL TAP DEEP MOISTURE OVER THE WRN GOMEX AND PULL IT ACRS FL.
MEANWHILE...THE MID LVL RIDGE TO THE S WILL HOLD FAST AND PUSH THE
STALLED FRONT BACK TO THE N. INTERACTION BTWN THE MID LVL RIDGE AND
THE MID LVL TROF WILL GENERATE A DEEP AND STRONG SWRLY FLOW THAT
WILL RESULT IN STRONG ISENTROPIC LIFT ACRS CENTRAL FL.

NO SAY IT AIN'T SO.....Morning 2K how it going over on the east coast? 65 outside this am cloudy and a good breeze.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


and enough heating can erode a cap if the warm layer rises out of the way.

My CAP is broken at the surface, still a little bit higher up though.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
just looked up what the CIN does. dat blue shade on the CAPE analysis, and ScottLincoln was right. basically a cap, and if it isnt overcome/broke, then you cant get your towering cumulonimbus clouds until it is exausted.

:D


and enough heating can erode a cap if the warm layer rises out of the way.
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
535 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

FLZ039-042-043-048>052-055>057-060>062-065-242245 -
LEVY-CITRUS-SUMTER-HERNANDO-PASCO-PINELLAS-HILLSB OROUGH-POLK-
MANATEE-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-SARASOTA-DE SOTO-CHARLOTTE-LEE-
535 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE NORTHERN
PORTION OF THE NATURE COAST. STORMS COULD PUSH INTO PARTS OF
LEVY COUNTY DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT. STORMS COULD PRODUCE STRONG TO SEVERE WIND
GUSTS...DEADLY LIGHTNING AND TORRENTIAL RAINS.

...DENSE FOG/SMOKE IMPACT...
DENSE AREAS OF FOG WILL LINGER OF THE REGION THIS
MORNING...INCLUDING ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. LOCALIZED PATCHES
COULD REDUCE VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE QUARTER MILE. EXPECTED FOG TO
LIFT INLAND AFTER SUNSET WITH SEA FOG DISSIPATING DURING THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS.

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

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
WINDS ALONG AND BEHIND A COLD FRONT WILL VEER MORE NORTHERLY BY
TOMORROW AND BECOME OFF SHORE BY SUNDAY. WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE BY TOMORROW. SEAS WILL
RESPONSE BY INCREASING TO 3 TO 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 6 TO 8 FEET
OFF SHORE. WINDS AND SEAS BEGIN TO SUBSIDE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY
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just looked up what the CIN does. dat blue shade on the CAPE analysis, and ScottLincoln was right. basically a cap, and if it isnt overcome/broke, then you cant get your towering cumulonimbus clouds until it is exausted.

:D
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First tornado warning

TORNADO WARNING FOR...
HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 845 AM EST
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
820 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 845 AM EST

* AT 816 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 5 MILES NORTH OF
SURGOINSVILLE...OR 14 MILES NORTHEAST OF ROGERSVILLE. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS ROTATION MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.


* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
GATE CITY...WEBER CITY...OKOLONA...CHURCH HILL...MOUNT CARMEL...
BLOOMINGDALE...HILTONS AND NICKELSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...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.
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Im in the hatched area and the 10% on tornado...sigh its going to be a busy day with temperatures already at 73 and with dewpoints at 65
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Quoting LargoFl:
stay safe up there and heed the warnings


sure thing! GOnna go over to my grandparents house at 9, mom didnt give me and my bro schoolwork today which is good, because i can focus on the weather. Weather radio is ready!!

I am sitting just inside the western line of the 45% wind area, well inside the 10% tornado area, so.....:/
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Daytona 500 may get rained out on Sunday.



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...EXTENDED FORECAST ADDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
415 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012


SUN-SUN NIGHT...
WX PATTERN HAS TURNED NOTICEABLY WETTER ON SUN. THE SHORT WAVE TROF
OVER THE BAJA PENINSULA/NW MEXICO WILL DEAMPLIFY AND ACCELERATE ENE
AND BECOME ABSORBED IN THE PREVAILING WRLY FLOW. AS IT DOES...IT
WILL TAP DEEP MOISTURE OVER THE WRN GOMEX AND PULL IT ACRS FL.
MEANWHILE...THE MID LVL RIDGE TO THE S WILL HOLD FAST AND PUSH THE
STALLED FRONT BACK TO THE N. INTERACTION BTWN THE MID LVL RIDGE AND
THE MID LVL TROF WILL GENERATE A DEEP AND STRONG SWRLY FLOW THAT
WILL RESULT IN STRONG ISENTROPIC LIFT ACRS CENTRAL FL.
yesss bring on the rain
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Quoting LargoFl:
strong system there, be careful
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Quoting StormTracker2K:

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0151
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0556 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...CENTRAL/ERN AL...CENTRAL/NRN GA...AND UPSTATE SC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 241156Z - 241330Z

A TORNADO WATCH IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR ISSUANCE FROM PARTS OF
CENTRAL AND ERN AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA INTO UPSTATE SC...AND
POTENTIALLY INTO WRN NC. PROBABILITY OF WW ISSUANCE BY 13-14Z IS
60-70 PERCENT.

IN ADDITION TO A CONTINUATION OF TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG A COLD FRONT
ADVANCING THROUGH NRN AL...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY/LIGHTNING DATA
SHOWED AN INCREASE IN TSTM ACTIVITY ACROSS CENTRAL AL/WRN GA SINCE
1045Z. COLD AIR ADVECTION ABOVE 850 MB HAS RESULTED IN A WEAKENING
OF THE CAP THAT WAS EVIDENT ON THE 24/00Z BHM/ATL SOUNDINGS AND NOW
ERODED PER 12Z BHM SOUNDING. THUS...GIVEN A MOIST WARM SECTOR /PW
VALUES RANGING FROM 1-1.5 INCH/ AND LAPSE RATES NEAR 7 C/KM...THE
MUCAPE IS ALREADY NEAR 1000 J/KG. DESPITE A LACK OF STRONGER HEIGHT
FALLS ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA TODAY...UPWARD VERTICAL MOTION
WITHIN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF A 150+ KT UPPER JET IN THE TN/OH
VALLEYS IS EXPECTED TO SUPPORT FURTHER TSTM DEVELOPMENT ENEWD FROM
THE ONGOING ACTIVITY. THIS SCENARIO IS SUPPORTED BY MOST SHORT TERM
MODELS WHICH SUGGEST A CONTINUED INCREASE IN TSTM DEVELOPMENT THIS
MORNING FROM AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA TO UPSTATE SC/NC.

STRENGTHENING WSWLY DEEP LAYER WIND FIELDS /60-70 KT AT 700 MB AND
80-100 KT AT 500 MB/ WILL MAINTAIN STRONG BULK SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED
STORM DEVELOPMENT. STRAIGHT HODOGRAPHS SUGGEST SPLITTING SUPERCELLS
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOW LEVEL SHEAR SUFFICIENT FOR TORNADO
DEVELOPMENT...IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i am right on the line of that moderate risk line...

Skies are nothing but clear.

Im thinking this might not be good.
stay safe up there and heed the warnings
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I'm in a Moderate risk now!



i am right on the line of that moderate risk line...

Skies are nothing but clear.

Im thinking this might not be good.
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Ok, so now I'm in a 10% tornado and a 45% HATCHED DAMAGING WIND threat.
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Quoting Ameister12:
The SPC probably isn't going to upgrade to a moderate risk, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they did.

STILL...THE EXPECTATION OF MODEST MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES LIMITING
INSTABILITY AND SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE DEGREE OF SURFACE HEATING
WILL PRECLUDE AN UPGRADE TO MODERATE RISK ATTM.



WHAT NOW!!!!!
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Quoting Ameister12:

The SPC probably isn't going to upgrade to a moderate risk, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they did.
STILL...THE EXPECTATION OF MODEST MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES LIMITING
INSTABILITY AND SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE DEGREE OF SURFACE HEATING
WILL PRECLUDE AN UPGRADE TO MODERATE RISK ATTM.

Never mind! They just upgraded today to a moderate risk day.
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I'm in a Moderate risk now!

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The SPC probably isn't going to upgrade to a moderate risk, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they did.

STILL...THE EXPECTATION OF MODEST MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES LIMITING
INSTABILITY AND SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE DEGREE OF SURFACE HEATING
WILL PRECLUDE AN UPGRADE TO MODERATE RISK ATTM.
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SPC homepage says moderate risk, new convective outlook out in a minute
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0151
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0556 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...CENTRAL/ERN AL...CENTRAL/NRN GA...AND UPSTATE SC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 241156Z - 241330Z

A TORNADO WATCH IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR ISSUANCE FROM PARTS OF
CENTRAL AND ERN AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA INTO UPSTATE SC...AND
POTENTIALLY INTO WRN NC. PROBABILITY OF WW ISSUANCE BY 13-14Z IS
60-70 PERCENT.

IN ADDITION TO A CONTINUATION OF TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG A COLD FRONT
ADVANCING THROUGH NRN AL...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY/LIGHTNING DATA
SHOWED AN INCREASE IN TSTM ACTIVITY ACROSS CENTRAL AL/WRN GA SINCE
1045Z. COLD AIR ADVECTION ABOVE 850 MB HAS RESULTED IN A WEAKENING
OF THE CAP THAT WAS EVIDENT ON THE 24/00Z BHM/ATL SOUNDINGS AND NOW
ERODED PER 12Z BHM SOUNDING. THUS...GIVEN A MOIST WARM SECTOR /PW
VALUES RANGING FROM 1-1.5 INCH/ AND LAPSE RATES NEAR 7 C/KM...THE
MUCAPE IS ALREADY NEAR 1000 J/KG. DESPITE A LACK OF STRONGER HEIGHT
FALLS ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA TODAY...UPWARD VERTICAL MOTION
WITHIN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF A 150+ KT UPPER JET IN THE TN/OH
VALLEYS IS EXPECTED TO SUPPORT FURTHER TSTM DEVELOPMENT ENEWD FROM
THE ONGOING ACTIVITY. THIS SCENARIO IS SUPPORTED BY MOST SHORT TERM
MODELS WHICH SUGGEST A CONTINUED INCREASE IN TSTM DEVELOPMENT THIS
MORNING FROM AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA TO UPSTATE SC/NC.

STRENGTHENING WSWLY DEEP LAYER WIND FIELDS /60-70 KT AT 700 MB AND
80-100 KT AT 500 MB/ WILL MAINTAIN STRONG BULK SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED
STORM DEVELOPMENT. STRAIGHT HODOGRAPHS SUGGEST SPLITTING SUPERCELLS
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOW LEVEL SHEAR SUFFICIENT FOR TORNADO
DEVELOPMENT...IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL
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Daytona 500 may get rained out on Sunday.



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...EXTENDED FORECAST ADDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
415 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012


SUN-SUN NIGHT...
WX PATTERN HAS TURNED NOTICEABLY WETTER ON SUN. THE SHORT WAVE TROF
OVER THE BAJA PENINSULA/NW MEXICO WILL DEAMPLIFY AND ACCELERATE ENE
AND BECOME ABSORBED IN THE PREVAILING WRLY FLOW. AS IT DOES...IT
WILL TAP DEEP MOISTURE OVER THE WRN GOMEX AND PULL IT ACRS FL.
MEANWHILE...THE MID LVL RIDGE TO THE S WILL HOLD FAST AND PUSH THE
STALLED FRONT BACK TO THE N. INTERACTION BTWN THE MID LVL RIDGE AND
THE MID LVL TROF WILL GENERATE A DEEP AND STRONG SWRLY FLOW THAT
WILL RESULT IN STRONG ISENTROPIC LIFT ACRS CENTRAL FL.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Today looks like a very busy day Severe Weather wise, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Storm Prediction Center upgraded to a Moderate risk. I live right on the outskirts of the 10% tornado and 30% hatched damaging wind threat, so it'll be pretty bad here. Temperatures at my location are approaching 70F, Dewpoints are approaching the upper 60s, the winds are blowing from the southwest near 20 mph, and worst of all, skies are rapidly clearing, which will add instability into the area. High's are expected to peak about the time the storms move this way this afternoon, so they will have ~80F temperatures to feed off of.





yeah not looking good for fayetteville and raleigh!! it will be very warm there (as it is always the hottest part of the state) saying now possibly low 80's and the storms will be in that area at max sun...i wouldnt be surprised to see a few damaging tornadoes, straight line wind damage for sure
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Today looks like a very busy day Severe Weather wise, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Storm Prediction Center upgraded to a Moderate risk. I live right on the outskirts of the 10% tornado and 30% hatched damaging wind threat, so it'll be pretty bad here. Temperatures at my location are approaching 70F, Dewpoints are approaching the upper 60s, the winds are blowing from the southwest near 20 mph, and worst of all, skies are rapidly clearing, which will add instability into the area. High's are expected to peak about the time the storms move this way this afternoon, so they will have ~80F temperatures to feed off of.



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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0151
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0556 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...CENTRAL/ERN AL...CENTRAL/NRN GA...AND UPSTATE SC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 241156Z - 241330Z

A TORNADO WATCH IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR ISSUANCE FROM PARTS OF
CENTRAL AND ERN AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA INTO UPSTATE SC...AND
POTENTIALLY INTO WRN NC. PROBABILITY OF WW ISSUANCE BY 13-14Z IS
60-70 PERCENT.

IN ADDITION TO A CONTINUATION OF TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG A COLD FRONT
ADVANCING THROUGH NRN AL...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY/LIGHTNING DATA
SHOWED AN INCREASE IN TSTM ACTIVITY ACROSS CENTRAL AL/WRN GA SINCE
1045Z. COLD AIR ADVECTION ABOVE 850 MB HAS RESULTED IN A WEAKENING
OF THE CAP THAT WAS EVIDENT ON THE 24/00Z BHM/ATL SOUNDINGS AND NOW
ERODED PER 12Z BHM SOUNDING. THUS...GIVEN A MOIST WARM SECTOR /PW
VALUES RANGING FROM 1-1.5 INCH/ AND LAPSE RATES NEAR 7 C/KM...THE
MUCAPE IS ALREADY NEAR 1000 J/KG. DESPITE A LACK OF STRONGER HEIGHT
FALLS ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA TODAY...UPWARD VERTICAL MOTION
WITHIN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF A 150+ KT UPPER JET IN THE TN/OH
VALLEYS IS EXPECTED TO SUPPORT FURTHER TSTM DEVELOPMENT ENEWD FROM
THE ONGOING ACTIVITY. THIS SCENARIO IS SUPPORTED BY MOST SHORT TERM
MODELS WHICH SUGGEST A CONTINUED INCREASE IN TSTM DEVELOPMENT THIS
MORNING FROM AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA TO UPSTATE SC/NC.

STRENGTHENING WSWLY DEEP LAYER WIND FIELDS /60-70 KT AT 700 MB AND
80-100 KT AT 500 MB/ WILL MAINTAIN STRONG BULK SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED
STORM DEVELOPMENT. STRAIGHT HODOGRAPHS SUGGEST SPLITTING SUPERCELLS
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOW LEVEL SHEAR SUFFICIENT FOR TORNADO
DEVELOPMENT...IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

..PETERS.. 02/24/2012


ATTN...WFO...CAE...GSP...MRX...FFC...TAE...BMX...M OB...

LAT...LON 33428712 34318561 35618331 35568155 34818065 33658083
32748291 32108446 31738584 31848690 32238741 33428712


unless something forms N of the line out there, i am below the squall line :(
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0151
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0556 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...CENTRAL/ERN AL...CENTRAL/NRN GA...AND UPSTATE SC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 241156Z - 241330Z

A TORNADO WATCH IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR ISSUANCE FROM PARTS OF
CENTRAL AND ERN AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA INTO UPSTATE SC...AND
POTENTIALLY INTO WRN NC. PROBABILITY OF WW ISSUANCE BY 13-14Z IS
60-70 PERCENT.

IN ADDITION TO A CONTINUATION OF TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG A COLD FRONT
ADVANCING THROUGH NRN AL...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY/LIGHTNING DATA
SHOWED AN INCREASE IN TSTM ACTIVITY ACROSS CENTRAL AL/WRN GA SINCE
1045Z. COLD AIR ADVECTION ABOVE 850 MB HAS RESULTED IN A WEAKENING
OF THE CAP THAT WAS EVIDENT ON THE 24/00Z BHM/ATL SOUNDINGS AND NOW
ERODED PER 12Z BHM SOUNDING. THUS...GIVEN A MOIST WARM SECTOR /PW
VALUES RANGING FROM 1-1.5 INCH/ AND LAPSE RATES NEAR 7 C/KM...THE
MUCAPE IS ALREADY NEAR 1000 J/KG. DESPITE A LACK OF STRONGER HEIGHT
FALLS ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA TODAY...UPWARD VERTICAL MOTION
WITHIN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF A 150+ KT UPPER JET IN THE TN/OH
VALLEYS IS EXPECTED TO SUPPORT FURTHER TSTM DEVELOPMENT ENEWD FROM
THE ONGOING ACTIVITY. THIS SCENARIO IS SUPPORTED BY MOST SHORT TERM
MODELS WHICH SUGGEST A CONTINUED INCREASE IN TSTM DEVELOPMENT THIS
MORNING FROM AL THROUGH CENTRAL/NRN GA TO UPSTATE SC/NC.

STRENGTHENING WSWLY DEEP LAYER WIND FIELDS /60-70 KT AT 700 MB AND
80-100 KT AT 500 MB/ WILL MAINTAIN STRONG BULK SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED
STORM DEVELOPMENT. STRAIGHT HODOGRAPHS SUGGEST SPLITTING SUPERCELLS
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOW LEVEL SHEAR SUFFICIENT FOR TORNADO
DEVELOPMENT...IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

..PETERS.. 02/24/2012


ATTN...WFO...CAE...GSP...MRX...FFC...TAE...BMX...M OB...

LAT...LON 33428712 34318561 35618331 35568155 34818065 33658083
32748291 32108446 31738584 31848690 32238741 33428712
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322. MahFL
Quoting RTSplayer:




It's going to take 53 years to break even at that VA Hospitial, and the system won't last 53 years, so it will have to be renewed.
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It's snowing as hard as I've ever seen it snow right now... I already have the "coating" that was forecast and it's only been snowing for a few minutes
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