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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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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Just looks like training, and slow-moving storms over Louisiana.

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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


You're a kid.

-signed, a 17 yr old


You really are a kid.

signed: 71 year old
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Quoting kipperedherring:
Good evening Nigel!

Hey, what's up?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

90% of tropical cyclones develop from tropical waves that move off the coast of Africa. That does not make them a Cape Verde system.

The official definition of a Cape Verde tropical cyclone is one that develops near the Cape Verde Islands, or within 800 miles (if I remember correctly). Taking a look at Charley's path, it developed outside of that.



I guess you could not consider it a Cape-Verde type nor a homegrown type.
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
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Haha.

Sorry, there was a 100 mb pressure drop, not the actual pressure.

Seemed a bit strange to me..



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


God help us if we ever see any 100 mb pressure occurrence near the surface...
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Weather watch unlikely in Mid-south.... they were removed from slight w/ last convective update
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0249
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0402 PM CDT MON MAR 12 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...NERN LA...NRN AND WRN MS...SWRN TN

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY


VALID 122102Z - 122200Z

A CONDITIONAL THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL/DMGG WINDS WILL EXIST LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NERN LA...NRN AND WRN
MS...SWRN TN. EXPECTED ISOLATED NATURE OF THE THREAT LIMITS THE NEED
FOR A WW.

20Z VIS SAT IMAGERY SHOWS A MODEST CU FIELD DEVELOPING ALONG A BROAD
LOW-LEVEL THETA-E AXIS /LOCATED ALONG A LINE FROM 35 WSW IER TO 15
ENE OF JBR/. LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE ADVECTION AND HEATING HAVE RESULTED
IN MUCAPE GREATER THAN 1000 J/KG ACROSS THE AREA. ADDITIONALLY...
DEEP LAYER SHEAR NEAR 30 KT IS MARGINALLY FAVORABLE FOR A FEW
ROTATING STORMS. CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REMAINS REGARDING
CONVECTIVE INITIATION AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE. HOWEVER...
INITIATION OF STORMS OVER THE MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY MAY BE ENHANCED
BY A WEAK UPPER IMPULSE MOVING EWD ACROSS AR. IF THIS OCCURS AN
ISOLATED THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL AND DMGG WINDS IS POSSIBLE.

..MOSIER/ROGERS.. 03/12/2012
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
538 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN VAN BUREN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 534 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES WEST OF PAW PAW...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
PAW PAW... KENDALL... LAWTON...
GOBLES... BLOOMINGDALE... GLENDALE...
MATTAWAN... MENTHA... ARMSTRONG CORNERS...
ALMENA... TEAPOT DOME...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS DANGEROUS WEATHER SITUATION.
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Tight rotation with this supercell in Michigan. A tornado may be on the ground right now.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Are y'all talking about me or SLPBeater?

I'm on Spring break if you're talking about me...and I'm not a kid, I'm almost 15! ;-)


You're a kid.

-signed, a 17 yr old
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
home school moms the teacher and the computer is the text book


Oh cool! Didn't know I had company other than GaStormz. Homeschooling is cool, get to study the weather closer than I would've otherwise.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
529 PM EDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN ARENAC COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
NORTHERN GLADWIN COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
SOUTHWESTERN OGEMAW COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
SOUTHEASTERN ROSCOMMON COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 529 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR GLADWIN...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ALGER...WOODEN SHOE VILLAGE...HOCKADAY AND BOWMANVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Are y'all talking about me or SLPBeater?

I'm on Spring break if you're talking about me...and I'm not a kid, I'm almost 15! ;-)


yea kid
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Yeah I agree. I wonder where this kid goes to school that he is able to post so much during the day? My wife is a teacher and she would not ever allow someone to be on a computer this much during school.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
home school moms the teacher and the computer is the text book
Quoting StormTracker2K:


Sweet! Kid is smart I can tell you that. Hopefully he pursues his dreams of being a met.

Are y'all talking about me or SLPBeater?

I'm on Spring break if you're talking about me...and I'm not a kid, I'm almost 15! ;-)
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Quoting JeffMasters:
From the Detroit weather discussion:

"Medium range models still forecasting amplified pattern for the weekend into early next week...with longwave trough out west and upper level ridge building near the Great Lakes region. Almost summer like ridge (582-586 decameters at 500 mb)...and temperatures approaching 80 degrees is not out of the question as we get to Tuesday as 1000-500 mb thicknesses climb toward 564 decameters."

According to NCDC, the hottest Detroit has ever been so early in the year is 76°, so an 80° March 20 would be truly exceptional.

Jeff Masters


yes it would be
could this pattern hold into all of the spring
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154. txjac
Wow, that is high for the Great Lakes area ...I'm originally from Ohio and cannot believe that there is hardly any winter anymore in the Greal Lakes region!

Thanks for the post Dr.
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From the Detroit weather discussion:

"Medium range models still forecasting amplified pattern for the weekend into early next week...with longwave trough out west and upper level ridge building near the Great Lakes region. Almost summer like ridge (582-586 decameters at 500 mb)...and temperatures approaching 80 degrees is not out of the question as we get to Tuesday as 1000-500 mb thicknesses climb toward 564 decameters."

According to NCDC, the hottest Detroit has ever been so early in the year is 76°, so an 80° March 20 would be truly exceptional.

Jeff Masters
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
413 PM CDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL JEFFERSON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHERN ST. CHARLES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 409 PM CDT...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
DES ALLEMANDS...OR 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF AVONDALE...AND MOVING EAST
AT 15 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL
AREAS OF THE INDICATED PARISHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A
TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A
STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


I agree!

Which, btw, I did like one of your posts keeper, came back 5 mins later, and it's back to 0. No need to hate imo, just either like the post or do nothing at all.
forget about it its not important anyway you want to see me you know what to do just click show
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Keeper is one of the best on here and I don't understand who has it out for this guy.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Sweet! Kid is smart I can tell you that. Hopefully he pursues his dreams of being a met.


Who's the home schooled child?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
home school moms the teacher and the computer is the text book


Sweet! Kid is smart I can tell you that. Hopefully he pursues his dreams of being a met.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
log out log in do it again then it should be ok


I think it may have needed a cookie set for the site. I don't allow cookies and it worked after I set one. Hope that still works next time
I log on to the site. Time will tell. Thanks to all for their help.
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I've had mine on Show All. Out of curiosity I switched it to Show Average. Before I did it I +1ed Keeper of the Gate's new post 140. Keeper of the Gate's posts had gone dark including the new +1ed 140.
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This is a massive ridge across the eastern US! One would think that this ridge would break down at some point in time.

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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Yeah I agree. I wonder where this kid goes to school that he is able to post so much during the day? My wife is a teacher and she would not ever allow someone to be on a computer this much during school.
home school moms the teacher and the computer is the text book
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Quoting scooster67:


Who, in there right mind doesn't like the keeper?....what is the world coming to! :)


I agree!

Which, btw, I did like one of your posts keeper, came back 5 mins later, and it's back to 0. No need to hate imo, just either like the post or do nothing at all.
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Quoting PedleyCA:




Thanks, D'oh... I reset that to "show all" and as soon as I did that it recycled the page and took that setting back off. Any thoughts on that. Or am I just having an interesting day.
log out log in do it again then it should be ok
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Quoting Jedkins01:



100 mb? Are you sure you didn't make a mistake on that??


Yeah I agree. I wonder where this kid goes to school that he is able to post so much during the day? My wife is a teacher and she would not ever allow someone to be on a computer this much during school.
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weakening as well
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
set your filter to show all i guess some like to hit the minus to prevent me from being seen you know maybe some don't like me thats ok i like everyone so it does not matter


Quoting PedleyCA:




OK, I looked all over and didn't find that setting anywhere.


Thanks, D'oh... I reset that to "show all" and as soon as I did that it recycled the page and took that setting back off. Any thoughts on that. Or am I just having an interesting day.


Must of been something strange. As soon as I commented on it not working it started working as it was supposed to, go figure.
Made me look like an idiot. really didn't need help for that, lol.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
set your filter to show all i guess some like to hit the minus to prevent me from being seen you know maybe some don't like me thats ok i like everyone so it does not matter


Who, in there right mind doesn't like the keeper?....what is the world coming to! :)
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


That is because the NAO has been postive for a few weeks back and it's forecast to continue that way for now.


So the drought in southern UK, spain, portugal...etc will continue?
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
349 PM CDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL ST. CHARLES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 346 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR DES
ALLEMANDS...OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF HAHNVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
DESTREHAN AND BOUTTE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER
PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. 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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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
The first Tropical Wave of 2011 was analized by TPC at 12z on May 15th. Will this year's first wave be introduced before or after May 15th?


Maybe after the 15th seeing that there is a drought in west africa
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If you can only find out the list of people that exclude more than one or 2 people. Those are the people who should exclude IMO.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
set your filter to show all i guess some like to hit the minus to prevent me from being seen you know maybe some don't like me thats ok i like everyone so it does not matter


I have the same problem, keep's posts always hidden. I try to plus him to combat it lol. But I can't find a show all posts thing anywhere :(

Never mind, I found it. Thanks Keeper (you are one of my favs)
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its located top right of readers comments
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Quoting nigel20:
Why is it the azores high was/is that large and strong through out the winter?


That is because the NAO has been postive for a few weeks back and it's forecast to continue that way for now.

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Quoting PedleyCA:
Hey, Keeper.

How come all your posts come up Hidden. What's with that. Several others do so as well. Figured you might have a clue as you been around awhile, lol.
set your filter to show all i guess some like to hit the minus to prevent me from being seen you know maybe some don't like me thats ok i like everyone so it does not matter
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NOLA in the clear
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
343 PM CDT MON MAR 12 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL ALLEN PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHERN EVANGELINE PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 334 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. ESTIMATED RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE BETWEEN 3 AND 6 INCHES
OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS BETWEEN MAMOU AND PINE PRARIE.
THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSING FLASH FLOODING OF LOCAL STREAMS AND
BAYOUS THAT INCLUDE MANWELL GULLY...PORTIONS OF BAYOU DES
CANNES...GRAND LOUIS BAYOU AND BAYOU NEZPIQUE.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
BASILE...MAMOU...VILLE PLATTE...BAYOU CHICOT...BOND...DURALDE...
PINE PRAIRIE AND REDDELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY
AUTOMOBILE.
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Why is it the azores high was/is that large and strong through out the winter?
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Quoting PedleyCA:



OK, I looked all over and didn't find that setting anywhere.

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The two videos in dr masters blog shows the true power of 165 mph winds.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
That could be one reason.I guess thats a mystery in history we won't fully understand.


Since they were so in touch with nature and the earth tornadoes might have passed by and weakened as it neared them, only to intensify as it passed. They say if you speak with nature it will listen, I'm sure they had a close bond to not have to worry about those twisters
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