Tornado, hail, and torrential rains hammer Hawaii

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:50 PM GMT on March 10, 2012

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A waterspout made landfall on the Hawaiian island of Oahu Friday morning on the east shore town, becoming a rare Hawaiian tornado as it moved through the towns of Lanikai and Kailua. The twister, rated an EF-0 with winds of 60 - 70 mph, tore holes in roofs and downed trees along a 1 1/2 mile long, 20-yard wide path of damage. No injuries were reported. The same storm also brought golf ball sized hail raining down for about 45 minutes on Oahu. The islands have seen intense rains over the past week, thanks to a 1040 mb blocking high pressure system near 40°N, to the NNW of the island that forced a companion cutoff low near 25°N 165°W to stay put, bringing a series of heavy storms to the islands. Rainfall amounts over the past week have exceeded three feet in some locations. The resulting flooding forced the governor on Wednesday to declare two islands, Oahu and Kauai, disaster areas. The latest forecasts for Kauai and Oahu call for sporadic rains to continue over the weekend, followed by a drying trend during the coming week.


Video 1. On March 5, 2012, flooding rains of 3" per hour caused this creek to overflow the Loop Road on Kauai and wash away a pickup truck that tried to cross. The occupants evacuated safely.

Here are some select rainfall amounts over the past week, from the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1155 AM HST FRI MAR 9 2012

...TORRENTIAL RAINS SLAM HAWAII IN THE PAST WEEK...

A SLOW MOVING FRONT BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN TO MOST ISLANDS THE PAST WEEK...AS IT INTERACTED WITH SEVERAL DISTURBANCES ALOFT. THE FOLLOWING REPRESENTS 7-DAY RAINFALL TOTALS...FROM 11 AM FRIDAY MARCH
2 THROUGH 11 AM FRIDAY MARCH 9.

KAUAI
HANALEI 45.97
WAINIHA POWER HOUSE 43.84
KAPAHI 32.66
MOUNT WAIALEALE RAINGAGE 31.32
LIHUE AIRPORT 13.59

OAHU
OAHU FOREST NWR 39.65
MOANALUA - USGS - USGS 36.42
PUNALUU STREAM - USGS 31.46
WILSON TUNNEL 25.05
LULUKU 22.25
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER 20.47
HONOLULU AIRPORT 4.54

MOLOKAI
MOLOKAI AIRPORT 2.74

MAUI
PUU KUKUI - USGS 16.70
KAHULUI AIRPORT 2.34

HAWAII
HILO AIRPORT 5.97


Video 2. Damage from the March 9, 2012 tornado on Oahu.

Hawaii's tornado history
Tornadoes are rare in Hawaii. According to the Tornado History Project, only 39 tornadoes have hit the state since 1950, an average of one tornado every 1.5 years. The strongest tornadoes to hit the state occurred in 1982, when a series of three F-2 twisters struck Oahu in February and March. Those months are the most frequent months for tornadoes, with 44% of the total. No one has ever been killed in a Hawaiian tornado, but six people have been injured.

Jeff Masters

Hawaii Hail (IslandStyle15)
Rare Hawaii hailstorm to be remembered
Hawaii Hail
Not A good day in Paradise (xJrhouckx)
Hawaii has had ping pong ball size hail and major flooding this week.
Not A good day in Paradise
Uwe ka lani, ola ka honua (Uwekalani)
When the heavens weep, the earth lives. Notice the color of the center falls. Taken from below the Pali Lookout. Many drivers pulled into the overlook to admire these amazing waterfalls.
Uwe ka lani, ola ka honua

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Quoting aspectre:
209 BobWallace "[Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees global warming]
So in a few hundred years people might be spending their vacations visiting the underwater ruins of Miami, New York, London, and so many other coastal cities."

Should make for some great diving: all those flooded buildings would make excellent artificial reefs.
Ain't just coastal cities: eg Sacramento,California starts to go under with a 3metre(10foot) rise;
PhnomPenh,Cambodia starts to go underwater at 7metres(23feet);
and a sea-level rise of 24metres(79feet) turns Paris,France into a seaport.


A couple of places already in trouble are the "islands" in the San Joaquin Delta, east of San Francisco, and Bangkok.

The Delta is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world. The islands are now many feet below water level, protected by levees and use pumps to keep from being water logged. Most of the levees are stressed close to the max. A bit of increase in sea level causing the river levels to rise and a massive rainfall like we're starting to see here and there are likely to breach levees and those farmlands will be lost forever.

Bangkok was built on swampy ground along the Chao Praya River. The city itself is sinking and the river rising. This last year brought massive flooding to Thailand and now talks are underway which could lead to an abandoning of large parts of the city.

Some of the canaries...
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Quoting MontanaZephyr:


If there is such a thing as a Just God, then there will always be more questions than answers, eh?


if you need answers concerning the Lord, pick up a bible or feel free to mail me, id be happy to answer them! :D
Quoting WxGeekVA:


Oooh is that Cindy from last year?


Uh, no its the current blob that some people(including myself) are watching in the central Atlantic. :D

I winder when it might possibly become 91L...
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261. wxmod
Quoting Skyepony:
WEEKEND SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot AR1429 is still erupting this weekend. On Saturday, March 10th, it produced a powerful M8-class flare that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory. During the flare, New Mexico amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft recorded a series of radio bursts at 21 and 28 MHz:

The roaring sounds are caused by shock waves plowing through the sun's atmosphere in the aftermath of the explosion. "There is incredible complexity in the waveforms," notes Ashcraft. "This is a recording of one of the most turbulent events in all of Nature!".
source


21 mhz rain on a tin roof. Amazing.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


Oooh is that Cindy from last year?
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Next good looking chance of severe weather.
This reminds we of june weather, central plains, front washes out over SE, Low lifts to Canada:
Maybe our severe weather season will be like our winter, one and done, or at least the big one, and then the inconsequential events.
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257. Skyepony (Mod)
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JUST shy of TS storm conditions here today (Dillon MT).
Updated: 1 hr 1 min 49 sec ago
Mostly Cloudy
53 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 21%
Dew Point: 14 °F
Wind: 34 mph from the SSW
Wind Gust: 44 mph
Pressure: 29.47 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
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255. Skyepony (Mod)
WEEKEND SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot AR1429 is still erupting this weekend. On Saturday, March 10th, it produced a powerful M8-class flare that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory. During the flare, New Mexico amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft recorded a series of radio bursts at 21 and 28 MHz:

The roaring sounds are caused by shock waves plowing through the sun's atmosphere in the aftermath of the explosion. "There is incredible complexity in the waveforms," notes Ashcraft. "This is a recording of one of the most turbulent events in all of Nature!".
source
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209 BobWallace "[Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees global warming]
So in a few hundred years people might be spending their vacations visiting the underwater ruins of Miami, New York, London, and so many other coastal cities."

Should make for some great diving: all those flooded buildings would make excellent artificial reefs.
Ain't just coastal cities: eg Sacramento,California starts to go under with a 3metre(10foot) rise;
PhnomPenh,Cambodia starts to go underwater at 7metres(23feet);
and a sea-level rise of 24metres(79feet) turns Paris,France into a seaport.
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253. Skyepony (Mod)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama has approved federal assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses in six Indiana counties in southern Indiana struck by tornadoes and severe storms that killed 13 people last week.

The action announced late Friday night by the White House makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick, and Washington counties.

Officials say assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from damage from the storms that hit the region from Feb. 29 to March 3.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says residents can apply for assistance by registering online at http://www.fema.gov/assistance or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

The state's disaster recovery website is at http://www.emergency.in.gov.

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252. Skyepony (Mod)
Ontario~ Four people, one OPP officer broke through Ice. Snow mobile, four wheeler & an investigating officer all went through.

People are being reminded that the warm weather has begun to make the ice in the waterways more unpredictable & less frozen.
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Quoting muddertracker:


Damn aliens stealing our sun's power again? Somebody call the MIB...quick! j/k...interesting!


It's a fun puzzle!

If there is such a thing as "The Soul of a Scientist", then it was created to love such puzzles!

If there is such a thing as a Just God, then there will always be more questions than answers, eh?
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250. Skyepony (Mod)
I-75 in Sumter County FL reopens after 11 wrecks with 27 cars due to heavy rain.

People are being urged to slow down & drive cautiously in the rain.
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Also note that to the lower right is another similar streak, though less dense, apparently, and off in the distance as well.

It may well be that these are common phenomena, and it is only improvements in technology that make them seem to be new.

If they are actually a totally new phenomena, um, this might not be such a good thing.
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Vertical instability is well above average across the Gulf of Mexico this year, and the Caribbean is near average. Remember, last year, vertical instability was very low across the Atlantic as a whole, leading to an increase in dry air, ultimately limiting many storms' intensities.



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Quoting MontanaZephyr:


Whatever it is, when blown up to 500%, it seems to connect to a definite darkened circle on the surface. Meanwhile, the 'dark tube' or streak does not extend entirely to the dark semi-circle at the edge of the corona: there is a slight region where the corona does occlude the tube near its outer end ... it almost looks as though the tube punctures the corona in that spot. The tube does seem to obliterate the distinction of the sun's disk at place where it intersects it at the circumference.


Damn aliens stealing our sun's power again? Somebody call the MIB...quick! j/k...interesting!
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246. Skyepony (Mod)
There is several papers on the SAL's effect on tropical storms. This is an interesting one comparing '05 to '07. '05 had a lot of dust. '07 even more. This paper confirms some theories that it's not just dust but the overall humidity in mid & lower levels over the MDR (main development region). Where 2005 many waves would eventually shake dust & moisten over the humid ocean. 2007, by then not just parts of Africa were dry but the lower & midlevels over the ocean were bone dry too, inhibiting storms even farther.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
I saw that this morning, and wasn't sure whether it was just an illusion or not.

huh?


Whatever it is, when blown up to 500%, it seems to connect to a definite darkened circle on the surface. Meanwhile, the 'dark tube' or streak does not extend entirely to the dark semi-circle at the edge of the corona: there is a slight region where the corona does occlude the tube near its outer end ... it almost looks as though the tube punctures the corona in that spot. The tube does seem to obliterate the distinction of the sun's disk at place where it intersects it at the circumference.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

How is it not a nice thing to say, Taz? You realize what RIP is......


I was wondering the samthing. FYI Taz, RIP is Rest in Peace.

Cant believe it is a year already.
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Quoting Tazmanian:




now that not nic thing too say even no 20,000 people where kill but still not a vary nic thing too say

How is it not a nice thing to say, Taz? You realize what RIP is......
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
MARCH 11, 2011
A DREADFUL & UNFORGETTABLE DAY FOR JAPAN

1st anniversary.


so much destruction, damage and deaths.

RIP FOR THEM ALL
though, I never figured what that scary swirl in the picture was all about ???

Could the swirl be a rip current??
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
R.I.P. to the nearly 20,000 people that were killed





now that not nic thing too say even no 20,000 people where kill but still not a vary nic thing too say
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R.I.P. to the nearly 20,000 people that were killed

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Quoting Neapolitan:
I saw that this morning, and wasn't sure whether it was just an illusion or not.

There's been some interesting tornado like plasma vortexes seen on the sun thanks to the SDO mission. Breathtaking stuff. It's amazing, there is so much new observational data of our star and yet it's still really only scratching at the surface.
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238. wxmod
Quoting Patrap:
Never before seen Anomaly on the Sun...a filament eruption with a Black Long Spiral anomaly.




Looks like the vacuum left behind by a large explosion is being filled through a soda straw.
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MARCH 11, 2011
A DREADFUL & UNFORGETTABLE DAY FOR JAPAN

1st anniversary.


so much destruction, damage and deaths.

RIP FOR THEM ALL
though, I never figured what that scary swirl in the picture was all about ???
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Quoting Skyepony:


I disagree. With a drought in West Africa we should see dust choked Tropical Waves that will take longer to develop. We should see more waves make it across the Atlantic before they shake the dust out & form. This was key in like 2005. Should add to the homegrown advantage.


Yes,I have said before that homegrowns will be the majority on 2012.
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234. wxmod
Quoting Skyepony:


I disagree. With a drought in West Africa we should see dust choked Tropical Waves that will take longer to develop. We should see more waves make it across the Atlantic before they shake the dust out & form. This was key in like 2005. Should add to the homegrown advantage.


Development will depend on the size of the particulates and their elevation. The course material should be gone by hurricane season, and the fines could be in the stratosphere which should stagnate the atmosphere.
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232. JRRP
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Well, that's certainly...interesting.


Well isn't this just a nasty storm....

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Well, that's certainly...interesting.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
228 PM MDT SUN MAR 11 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IDAHO...
AND WEST CENTRAL VALLEY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IDAHO...


* UNTIL 300 PM MDT.

* AT 220 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 3 MILES WEST OF INDIAN
MOUNTAIN...OR 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MCCALL...AND WAS MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
COUNCIL MOUNTAIN AND INDIAN MOUNTAIN AROUND 225 PM MDT...
TAMARACK SKI AREA AND CENTRAL CASCADE RESERVOIR AROUND 230 PM
MDT...
DONNELLY AND NORTHERN CASCADE RESERVOIR AROUND 235 PM MDT...
PADDY FLAT WORK CENTER AROUND 245 PM MDT...
LAKE FORK GUARD STATION AROUND 250 PM MDT...
KRASSEL WORK CENTER AROUND 300 PM MDT.

WINDS GUSTING 50 TO 60 MPH WERE ESTIMATED IN INDIAN VALLEY AND A FEW
CLAPS OF THUNDER WERE REPORTED WITH THIS STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM...TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.



LAT...LON 4506 11582 4489 11561 4454 11624 4467 11641
TIME...MOT...LOC 2027Z 229DEG 44KT 4467 11622
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Quoting 7080734:
What're the severe weather chances for tomorrow around Chicago?

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Chicago, IL area in a Slight risk of Severe Weather. Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are all possible.



...NERN IL/SERN WI INTO LOWER MI...
WIDESPREAD MORNING RAIN WILL LIKELY EXIST FROM LOWER MI INTO
IND...OH...AND ERN KY/TN ASSOCIATED WITH LOW LEVEL WARM ADVECTION.
THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD LIFT RAPIDLY NEWD AS THE DRY SLOT SPREADS OVER
MUCH OF IL AND IND BY MIDDAY. WITH COOL TEMPERATURES ALOFT AND
DAYTIME HEATING...LAPSE RATE PROFILES WILL BE RELATIVELY STEEP...AND
LITTLE CONVECTIVE INHIBITION SHOULD EXIST BY AFTERNOON.

THERE ARE MODEL DIFFERENCES THAT LEND A DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY TO
THIS SEVERE SCENARIO. FOR EXAMPLE...THE GFS MODEL SUGGESTS MUCH LESS
INSTABILITY...AND FASTER VEERING OF THE LOW LEVEL FLOW...RESULTING
IN VERY LITTLE SEVERE THREAT OVER IL...AND PERHAPS ONLY ISOLATED
INTO LOWER MI. HOWEVER...THE NAM/NAMKF SOLUTIONS INDICATE A
SUBSTANTIAL THREAT OF SUPERCELLS...INCLUDING LARGE HAIL AND
TORNADOES.

GIVEN STRONG FORCING WITH THE UPPER SYSTEM...AT LEAST ISOLATED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS APPEAR LIKELY...ALONG AND JUST AHEAD OF THE
DEVELOPING SYNOPTIC COLD FRONT. TIMING OF SEVERE WEATHER WOULD BEGIN
NEAR 21Z SRN WI/NRN IL...AND WOULD CONTINUE THROUGH ABOUT 03Z INTO
LOWER MI.
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Quoting DavidHOUTX:
I am in Houston and it has been coming down pretty good for a few hours. It will taper off to light rain then pick up to moderate rain. Looks like we will be in the clear in the next few hours
Sunny and Very Warm South of Austin, also very humid. 2.2 inches here with several receiving 3 to 4 inches but Very little rain around Lake Travis where they are still down over 40 feet from Normal and 50 feet from being full.
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What're the severe weather chances for tomorrow around Chicago?
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Quoting Neapolitan:
I saw that this morning, and wasn't sure whether it was just an illusion or not.

huh?


a sunado new word for the day
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Quoting Neapolitan:
I saw that this morning, and wasn't sure whether it was just an illusion or not.


Ain't life just that way?
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2000 GMT Day 1 Convective Outlook.


DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0230 PM CDT SUN MAR 11 2012

VALID 112000Z - 121200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FROM THE SABINE RIVER INTO ERN
AR...

...LOWER MS VALLEY...
AN ELONGATED AREA OF RAIN AND STORMS WITHIN THE WARM CONVEYOR
CONTINUES TO DRIFT EWD ACROSS SRN MO...AR AND ACROSS THE SABINE
RIVER EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE MORE VIGOROUS STORMS WERE LOCATED
OVER LA AND ERN TX...WHERE A FEW STORMS WERE EXHIBITING ROTATION AND
POSSIBLE DAMAGING WINDS.

FARTHER N INTO AR AND MO...SURFACE ANALYSIS SHOWS DEWPOINTS SLOWLY
RISING...WITH LOWERS 60S F NOW INTO SRN AR. HOWEVER...WIDESPREAD
RAIN WAS RAPIDLY SHIFTING EWD ACROSS THE WARM SECTOR...WHICH MAY
TEND TO LIMIT ANY FURTHER DESTABILIZATION. SHEAR REMAINS QUITE
STRONG AREA-WIDE...AND THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF ROTATION TO DEVELOP
WITHIN STRONGER STORMS.

THE BEST CHANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER INCLUDING A TORNADO OR TWO WILL BE
OVER SRN AR AND LA...AND FAR ERN TX BEFORE THE LINE CROSSES THE
RIVER. HERE...INSTABILITY IS SUFFICIENT FOR SEVERE STORMS. FARTHER N
INTO AR AND MO...WHILE FORCING IS STRONG...INSTABILITY HAS BEEN SLOW
TO RETURN. THERE STILL MAY BE AN INCREASE IN ACTIVITY EMBEDDED
WITHIN THE MAIN LINE OF RAIN...WITH A FEW BOWS CAPABLE OF STRONG TO
SEVERE WIND GUSTS...OR PERHAPS MESOCYCLONES AT TIMES AND BRIEF
TORNADOES. BUT...THE THREAT WILL GENERALLY WANE WITH PASSAGE OF THE
EXISTING CONVECTION.


..JEWELL.. 03/11/2012
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Quoting Patrap:
Never before seen Anomaly on the Sun...a filament eruption with a Black Long Spiral anomaly.


I saw that this morning, and wasn't sure whether it was just an illusion or not.

huh?
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Quoting Skyepony:


I disagree. With a drought in West Africa we should see dust choked Tropical Waves that will take longer to develop. We should see more waves make it across the Atlantic before they shake the dust out & form. This was key in like 2005. Should add to the homegrown advantage.

Interesting thought, and I actually agree. While the drought may cut down on total storm numbers, it could lead to more US impacts.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


The West African big drought continues on full swing meaning if it stays, less train of Tropical Waves will emerge into the Tropical Atlantic.



I disagree. With a drought in West Africa we should see dust choked Tropical Waves that will take longer to develop. We should see more waves make it across the Atlantic before they shake the dust out & form. This was key in like 2005. Should add to the homegrown advantage.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Then you might want to consider relocating to Reunion Island. Certain locations have received 73.62" in 24 hours (the world record), 183.19" in one week (also a record), and 239.45" in two weeks. Wet enough for you?

Link


That would be just about perfect for me, as long as it was relatively evenly distributed throughout the year (not 200" in three months of monsoon, and 1/2" the other nine months).

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Rotation near St./ Augustine, Texas:

Link

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a record warm day 23 degrees above normal
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Looks like most of the Harris County Flood Control District gages are showing ~1.5-2.0 inches of rain over the past 24 hours.

Gages

Most of the really heavy stuff (~2") seems to have fallen on the northwest corner of The Loop up near 290 and then on the south end towards League City.
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63 NOW MAY MAKE 65
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Quoting SPLbeater:


u must be in the south, i assume?


Houston here. The rain stopped about 20 minutes ago.
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TORNADO WARNING
TXC403-405-419-112000-
/O.NEW.KSHV.TO.W.0005.120311T1912Z-120311T2000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
212 PM CDT SUN MAR 11 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN SABINE COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
NORTHERN SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 212 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO JUST NORTHEAST OF
MACUNE...OR ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH OF SAN AUGUSTINE...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 30 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SAN
AUGUSTINE...BLAND LAKE...NEUVILLE...ROSEVINE...GENEVA AND
PATROON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT
TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.

&&

LAT...LON 3130 9420 3165 9432 3180 9385 3164 9382
3162 9382 3160 9384 3157 9382 3155 9382
3152 9377 3141 9372
TIME...MOT...LOC 1911Z 244DEG 25KT 3146 9411

$$




That day 2 convective outlookis ridiculous. Michigan in March, and im looking to get summer type diurnal thunderstorms.

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