March 2 - 3 tornado outbreak: 10th largest in recorded history?

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:06 PM GMT on March 12, 2012

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The deadly early-season tornado outbreak of March 2 - 3 that hit Indiana, Kentucky, and surrounding states, killing 41 people, may have been the 10th largest two-day tornado outbreak since record keeping began in 1950. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center now lists 132 preliminary tornado reports for March 2, and 11 for March 3. It typically takes several months to finish damage surveys and verify all the tornadoes that really occur in a big tornado outbreak. Sixty-one tornadoes have been confirmed so far, according to Wikipedia's tally of the outbreak. The two-day total of 143 tornadoes from March 2 - 3 is probably an over count of about 15%, based on historical levels of over counts. This would give the March 2 - 3 outbreak around 120 tornadoes, making it the tenth largest outbreak since record keeping began in 1950. Assuming this is true, the past two tornado seasons would hold four of the top ten spots for largest tornado outbreaks in recorded history. Below are the top two-day tornado outbreaks since 1950. Several of these two-day totals were taken from outbreaks that lasted three or more days; the highest two-day period of activity was selected for this list, so that the outbreak would not be mentioned multiple times. The numbers from the 2011 outbreaks are still preliminary:

262, Apr 26 - 27, 2011
169, Apr 3 - 4, 1974
160, May 29 - 30, 2004
141, May 24 - 25, 2011
135, Jan 21 - 22, 1999
130, Apr 15 - 16, 2011
125, May 4 - 5, 2003
123, Jun 15 - 16, 1992
121, May 4 - 5, 2007
120ish, Mar 2 - 3, 2012
120, May 3 - 4, 1999


Video 1. Spectacular tornado video taken at a home in West Liberty, Kentucky outfitted with seven automatic security cameras, which captured the fury of the strong EF-3 tornado with 165 mph winds that roared overhead on March 2, 2012. The views from all the cameras are worth watching, but don't watch past 7:00, as the end of the video has three minutes of blankness at the end. According to an article at wkyt.com, the home owners, Randy and Norma Risner, took shelter in the basement, and their home survived the tornado. "You could actually feel the ground shaking and our the 11-foot basement walls were shaking, too," Norma said. The tornado destroyed their workshop (caught on camera), and another camera shows the roof of their neighbors home peel off.


Video 2. Perhaps even more impressive is video taken at a nearby pharmacy showing the West Liberty tornado destroying buildings across the street. The view from Clinic Pharmacy starts at 0:50 into this video.

The uncertain business of counting tornadoes
While there's no question that having four top-ten tornado outbreaks in just two years is highly unusual, the quality of our tornado data base is poor, and there are probably outbreaks that occurred prior to 1990 that were significantly under-counted and would have made the top ten list, had they occurred today. The number of tornadoes being reported has increased in recent decades, and this increase may be due entirely to factors unrelated to climate change:

1) Population growth has resulted in more tornadoes being reported.

2) Advances in weather radar, particularly the deployment of about 100 Doppler radars across the U.S. in the mid-1990s, have resulted in a much higher tornado detection rate.

3) Tornado damage surveys have grown more sophisticated over the years. For example, we now commonly classify multiple tornadoes along a damage path that might have been attributed to just one twister in the past.


Figure 1. Number of EF-1, EF-2, EF-3, EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes from 1950 to 2011. The total shown for 2011 is preliminary and uses unofficial numbers, but 2011 now ranks in 2nd place behind 1973. There is not a decades-long increasing trend in the numbers of tornadoes stronger than EF-0, implying that climate change, as yet, is not having a noticeable impact on U.S. tornadoes. Data provided by Harold Brooks, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory.

If we look at changes in the strongest tornadoes--EF-1, EF-2, EF3, EF4, and EF-5 twisters, the ones most likely to have a reliable long-term detection rate, due to their destructive power--we see no sign of an increasing trend in recent decades (Figure 1), even if we include 2011. However, it is difficult to make solid conclusions on how tornadoes may be changing, since the quality of the historical tornado data set is so poor. This is largely due to the fact that we never directly measure a tornado's winds--a tornado has to run over a building before we can make an EF-scale strength estimate, based on the damage. As tornado researcher Chuck Doswell said in a 2007 paper, "I see no near-term solution to the problem of detecting detailed spatial and temporal trends in the occurrence of tornadoes by using the observed data in its current form or in any form likely to evolve in the near future." Major changes in the rating process occurred in the mid-1970s (when all tornadoes occurring prior to about 1975 were retrospectively rated),and again in 2001, when scientists began rating tornadoes lower because of engineering concerns and unintended consequences of National Weather Service policy changes. Also, beginning in 2007, NOAA switched from the F-scale to the EF-scale for rating tornado damage, causing additional problems with attempting to assess if tornadoes are changing over time.


Figure 2. Thomas Hudson and the Portlight trailer in Harrisburg, Illinois.

Portlight disaster relief charity responding to the tornado disaster
The Portlight disaster relief charity has made a strong showing in tornado-devastated Harrisburg, Illinois and Henryville, Indiana. Both towns were hit by deadly EF-4 tornadoes during the February 28 - March 3 tornado outbreak. From the Portlight blog:

"Yesterday we went to Henryville, Indiana and volunteered for a few hours, mainly unloading trailers with water, canned goods, etc.

The people were in great spirit, eager to rebuild, and overall thankful that it wasn't worse than it was.

Myself, Jeremiah Moran, Blaize Edwards, and Andrew Newcomb made the 2 hour drive from Washington, Indiana.

We will be trying to get back this weekend or a couple of days next week."

An interesting sciencedaily.com article discusses how the powerful EF-4 tornado from the February 29, 2012 outbreak that devastated Harrisburg, Illinois passed through a high-density network of seismographs. "The seismograms show a strong, low-frequency pulse beginning around 4:45 a.m. on Feb. 29. Our preliminary interpretation, based on other seismic records of tornadoes, suggests that we were recording not the tornado itself, but a large atmospheric pressure transient related to the large thunderstorms that spawned the tornadoes."

I'll have a new post by Wednesday.

Jeff Masters

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
636 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EATON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 634 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTH OF NASHVILLE...AND MOVING
EAST AT 30 MPH.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
CHARLOTTE... EATON RAPIDS... GRAND LEDGE...
BELLEVUE... KALAMO... BROOKFIELD...
WAVERLY... MULLIKEN... DIMONDALE...
OLIVET... VERMONTVILLE... POTTERVILLE...
SUNFIELD... DELTA MILLS... WOODBURY...
HOYTVILLE... MILLETT... LITTLE VENICE...
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Look out.
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Lake effect T-storms on the east side of Lake Michigan. Boy these things came up fast.
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Quoting MontanaZephyr:


Pat, your link takes the viewer to a page that is not spaceweather.com, but appears to be some sort of amalgam of Dr. Masters' blogging.


Thanx..I redid the one, and here is the Link.

spaceweather.com
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Quoting Patrap:
A solar wind stream flowing from this coronal hole could reach Earth on March 16-17. Credit: SDO/AIA.

http://spaceweather.com/


Pat, your link takes the viewer to a page that is not spaceweather.com, but appears to be some sort of amalgam of Dr. Masters' blogging.
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Aerial footage of flooding in north Lafayette and Carencro, LA, areas after 10-15" of rainfall in under 12hrs (most of which occurred in 3hrs):
http://www.katc.com/videos/aerial-video-from-lafa yette-flooding/

http://www.katc.com/videos/part-2-aerial-video-fr om-lafayette/

http://www.katc.com/videos/part-3-aerial-video-fr om-lafayette/
http://www.katc.com/videos/part-5-aerial-video-fr om-lafayette/

Flash Flood Warning with "emergency" emphasis has been extended until 11:30pm:

* AT 524 PM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLOODING CONTINUING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WITH NUMEROUS ROADS AND HOMES FLOODED. THE LATEST RAINFALL ESTIMATES SHOW 12 TO 16 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLENSINCE EARLY THIS MORNING.

THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHERN LAFAYETTE PARISH...SOUTHERN SAINT LANDRY PARISH AND NORTHWEST SAINT MARTIN PARISH.

THIS CONTINUES TO REMAIN A DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH NUMEROUS ROADS AND HOMES FLOODED IN THE WARNED AREA DO NOT DRIVE INTO THESE AREAS UNTIL AFTER THE WATER SUBSIDES.

FOR BAYOU VERMILION AT CARENCRO...THE FLOOD STAGE IS 17 FEET. THE CURRENT STAGE IS 22 FEET. THE FORECAST IS FOR THE BAYOU TO CREST BETWEEN 22 AND 23 FEET. THIS IS WOULD MAKE THIS A RECORD CREST FOR
THIS SITE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 21.5 SET IN MAY 2004.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the universe itself is weird

Whats weird is that dark matter encompasses 95% of the known universe...leaving the other 5% which we can see...
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Quoting nigel20:

Not sure, but some meteorologists are skeptical about 870mb pressure


Personally, Typhoon Tips record was probably beaten in April 2006.
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Quoting nigel20:

We don't even know how big it is and it's constanly expanding
Well we know its at least a certain size but this changes every second light arrives to earth. Our view of the universe is expanding literally at the speed of light.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



You both are kids, signed a 21 year old :)


Now, all I have to do is wait for a 60+ year old to call me a kid too!


I can help you out there. KID

Oh, and thanks for the Indian Daylight Savings Image, cool....
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the universe itself is weird


We don't even know how big it is and it's constanly expanding
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Quoting ILwthrfan:
Very weird????

the universe itself is weird

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Quoting drought:
Thanks for answering my question Jedkins01.



no problem
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A solar wind stream flowing from this coronal hole could reach Earth on March 16-17. Credit: SDO/AIA.



spaceweather.com
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Thanks for answering my question Jedkins01.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
608 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
ISABELLA COUNTY IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
SOUTHEASTERN MECOSTA COUNTY IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 604 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF EDMORE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
MOUNT PLEASANT... ROSEBUSH... DELWIN...
LEATON... LOOMIS... WINN...
BEAL CITY... BLANCHARD... MILLBROOK...
HERRICK... DEERFIELD CENTER... BROOMFIELD CENTER...
ROLLAND CENTER... VERNON CENTER... WISE...
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Those solar images people are posting look very cool. But I can't interpret them. What do they mean?

If there were images of the sun taken with the same filter when the sun was 'normal' or quiet the way it was a couple years ago that would help make comparison easier.
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Quoting drought:


Think we'll ever see an Atlantic system beat Typhoon Tip's 870 mb pressure?



I'm sure some day we will, the Earth is undergoing climate change, so we will see how it might affect that possibility. How it will affect a possibility of that record being broken remains only an educated guess at best, despite what some may tell you.

Let's HOPE we won't though, well actually, seeing one at open sea that strong again would be great with improved satellite imagery, we just have to hope a tropical cyclone like Tip never makes landfall at such a strength and size. A storm with that much power would probably cripple the entire U.S. economy.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
It can only mean...



YESSSSSS hahahahaha
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Quoting ILwthrfan:
Very weird????

It can only mean...
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Quoting drought:


Think we'll ever see an Atlantic system beat Typhoon Tip's 870 mb pressure?

Not sure, but some meteorologists are skeptical about 870mb pressure
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:
Just looks like training, and slow-moving storms over Louisiana.



Yeah, it's been a really long day. Probably an even longer day for the service hydrologist at NWS Lake Charles. He was originally on his way to go survey the tornado near Jennings, LA, from last night, then stayed at the office as this flash flood event started to unfold. Day isn't over, I get to go back in later.
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Quoting drought:


Think we'll ever see an Atlantic system beat Typhoon Tip's 870 mb pressure?



I'm sure some day we will, the Earth is undergoing climate change, so we will see how it might affect that possibility. How it will affect a possibility of that record being broken remains only an educated guess at best, despite what some may tell you.

Let's HOPE we won't though, well actually, seeing one at open sea that strong again would be great with improved satellite imagery, we just have to hope a tropical cyclone like Tip never makes landfall at such a strength and size. A storm with that much power would probably cripple the entire U.S. economy.
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Very weird????

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
559 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN ALCONA COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
IOSCO COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
EASTERN OGEMAW COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 559 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SELKIRK...OR 10 MILES EAST
OF WEST BRANCH...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. PENNY SIZE HAIL
MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THESE DAMAGING WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GLENNIE...AU SABLE...OSCODA...RIFLE RIVER STATE PARK...LUPTON...
LONG LAKE...HALE...SOUTH BRANCH...PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP...BARTON
CITY...WURTSMITH AIRFIELD...MIKADO...SID TOWN...WILBER AND MILEN
TOWNSHIP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY...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.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER
HOUR...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR
YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR
HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE
INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.



A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT MONDAY EVENING
FOR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Ahh.

I should have said major hurricanes instead of tropical cyclones.

Would have been much, much closer. ;-)
yea lol
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A solar wind stream flowing from this coronal hole could reach Earth on March 16-17. Credit: SDO/AIA.


spaceweather.com
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
559 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN ALLEGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...
BARRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 555 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A DEVELOPING
TORNADO 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF KALAMAZOO. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. MILO IS IN THE PATH OF THIS
STORM.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
HASTINGS... MIDDLEVILLE... NASHVILLE...
PLAINWELL... MORGAN... ASSYRIA...
BANFIELD... HICKORY CORNERS... IRVING...
LACEY... DOWLING... DELTON...
FREEPORT... ORANGEVILLE... WOODLAND...
CARLTON CENTER... WELCOME CORNERS... MILO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR
HOME OR BUSINESS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
GRAND RAPIDS AT 1 800 647 3836.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



I don't know, I'm sure you would have throw in friction into your equation for surface winds, but still a 100 mb pressure reading would practically be a black hole for all practical purposes.


Think we'll ever see an Atlantic system beat Typhoon Tip's 870 mb pressure?
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Yes I totally understand what he means. Wait...no I don't! Edit: When I read foot I thought he meant the body part lol.



haha
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NWS Space Weather Now
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Quoting Jedkins01:



You both are kids, signed a 21 year old :)


Now, all I have to do is wait for a 60+ year old to call me a kid too!

Same here
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Rain leaving my part of Georgia, was very light anyway. Heavier rain staying south.I might get my game in tonight!!!

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Quoting drought:
I am middle aged. I am 43.




At what number would the pressure in millibars and the wind in knots match? Something to stay away from for sure!



I don't know, I'm sure you would have throw in friction into your equation for surface winds, but still a 100 mb pressure reading would practically be a black hole for all practical purposes.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I always wanted to know how did the native americans and settlers deal with Tornados and hurricanes?.I've herd people say that native americans would tie themselves to a tree when a hurricane would come.But what about a Tornado?


To paraphrase Indian legend from central Oklahoma... "If a tornado has one leg, you'll probably be okay. If two, maybe you will. If a tornado has three legs, you'll probably die."

They protected themselves by heading for low ground, river, creek, seasonal drainage bed.

I know someone who could see more than one "leg"(vortex), remembered the Indian legend, and took cover in Canadian River bed during the big one May 3, 1999. Better than being on the highway.

Quoting KeyWestSun:

Haha. At least you have a sense of humor. I'll give you that!

LOL, KWS. You're still cracking me up. And this Freudian typo you made at 90. is priceless...
I'm kind of techno savvy, so please bare with me. ;-)

Thanks for the compliment, though your opinion of me is not a concern.
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The Sun is the Same in a relative way but yer older..

Me tinks da Sun is the Local Illuminati, as she is a tad older than man one can say with confidence..
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

Haha. Hell, I'm still a kid. I'm 22. Yes, I'm a young lady. But I'm still a kid at heart!!

I'm 22 too and I also feel like a kid
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Quoting Patrap:
High Sun triangle..

Interesting


sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov



enlarged image
Is the sun part of the Illuminati?
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
544 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN KALAMAZOO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 542 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PAW PAW...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
35 MPH.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL BE NEAR...
COOPER AROUND 610 PM EDT...
NORTHWOOD AROUND 610 PM EDT...
HIGHLAND PARK AROUND 625 PM EDT...
GULL LAKE AROUND 625 PM EDT...
YORKVILLE AROUND 625 PM EDT...

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
KALAMAZOO... RICHLAND... OSHTEMO...
ALAMO... HIGHLAND PARK... GULL LAKE...
YORKVILLE... COOPER... NORTHWOOD...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS DANGEROUS WEATHER SITUATION.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
GRAND RAPIDS AT 1 800 647 3836.
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Here in southern NH another record today... old record was 64F, made 71F about an hour ago... record broken by 10 percent. Looks like warm for at least a week. Really great for the heat bill but strange... strange.
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I am middle aged. I am 43.


Quoting Jedkins01:



haha alright, that's what I thought you meant!

100 mb pressure drop would make more sense, its likely then it was a bit below 900 mb.

I was gonna say, if the pressure reading was only 100 mb you would think the winds would be closer to 1000 mph... LOL


At what number would the pressure in millibars and the wind in knots match? Something to stay away from for sure!
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Nice weather in North Florida for the Spring Breakers in the area (Panama City Beach) and Tallahassee NWS gave them a shout-out this pm:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
330 PM EDT Mon Mar 12 2012

........The main limitation to how warm it gets will be the winds coming off the cooler shelf waters of the Gulf of Mexico during the afternoons, where water temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Thus highs at the beaches will remain in the lower 70s. The weather for this upcoming week feel more like April, and will be nearly ideal for spring breakers.


Spring Break at the beach was many moons away for me back in the day in Daytona Beach......... :)
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Quoting TomTaylor:
The percent of tropical cyclones that originate from tropical waves is definitely not 90%. It's somewhere around 60% of all tropical cyclones in the Atlantic that originate from tropical waves.

Link

Ahh.

I should have said major hurricanes instead of tropical cyclones.

Would have been much, much closer. ;-)
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High Sun triangle..

Interesting


sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov



enlarged image
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


You're a kid.

-signed, a 17 yr old

Kid quoting kid
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Link

Apparantly, FEMA doesn't think Harrisburg needs any help...so very sad!
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


You're a kid.

-signed, a 17 yr old



You both are kids, signed a 21 year old :)


Now, all I have to do is wait for a 60+ year old to call me a kid too!
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