Unprecedented early-year heat smashes all-time records in Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:04 PM GMT on March 15, 2012

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The first day of spring doesn't arrive until Tuesday, but Mother Nature has fast-forwarded past spring and gone straight to summer over the Midwest. Yesterday, large portions of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Indiana recorded their all-time warmest temperatures for so early in the year, including the cities of Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Lansing. Temperature records for these cities go back as far as 1863. Perhaps the most extraordinary record was set in Traverse City, Michigan, which hit 81°F--a temperature 42°F above the average high for the date, and four degrees warmer than any previous day so early in the year. Records go back to 1897 in the city.


Figure 1. Spring has arrived early in Sherrard, Illinois, and much of the Midwest, thanks to a record-breaking March heat wave. Image credit: wunderphotographer JourneysEnd.

Major airports that set all-time heat records yesterday

Chicago, Illinois hit 81°F; the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1872, and 35°F above average. This ties the record set on March 12, 1990.

Springfield, Illinois hit 83°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1879, and 32°F above average. This ties the record of 83°F on March 13, 1918.

Rockford, Illinois hit 79°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1893, and 33°F above average. Previous record: 78°F on March 7, 2000.

Peoria, Illinois hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1883, and 31°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 12, 1990.

Minneapolis, Minnesota hit 73°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1872, and 33°F above average. This ties the 73°F reading of March 7, 2000.

Grand Rapids, Michigan hit 80°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1892, and 37 degrees above average. Previous record: 78°F on March 8, 2000.

Muskegon, Michigan hit 77°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1896, and 35°F above average. Previous record: 73°F on March 8, 2000.

Traverse City, Michigan hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1897, and 42°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 7, 2000.

Lansing, Michigan hit 79°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1863, and 36°F above average. This ties the record of 79°F on March 8, 2000.

Indianapolis, Indiana hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1871, and 30°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 8, 1974 and March 13, 2007.

South Bend, Indiana hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1893, and 35°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 8, 2000.

Evansville, Indiana hit 82°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1871, and 25°F above average. This ties the record of 82°F set on March 10, 1990.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin hit 78°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1869, and 36°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 7 and 8, 2000.

Madison, Wisconsin hit 78°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1869, and was 36°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 8, 2000.

Green Bay, Wisconsin hit 75°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1886, and 37°F above average. Previous record: 74°F on March 8, 2000.

Dubuque, Iowa hit 75°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1874, and 37°F above average. This ties the 75°F reading of March 12, 1990.

Data for the previous records was taken from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Why the record early-season warmth?
The unusual warmth is due to a loop in the jet stream that has created a large upper-level ridge of high pressure that is stuck in place over the Eastern U.S.--a phenomenon known as a "blocking pattern." Since the jet stream acts as the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south, and the large loop in the jet places its axis far to the north of the eastern U.S., summer-like warmth has developed over the eastern half of the U.S. Conversely, colder than average temperatures have developed over the western third of the U.S. behind the southwards-dipping loop of the jet stream. There are at least three large-scale patterns working together right now to create an unusually strong high-pressure ridge over the eastern half of the U.S.:

1) La Niña. The on-going La Niña event in the Eastern Pacific has weakened considerably over the past month, but ocean temperatures there are still cool enough to affect the jet stream pattern, favoring high pressure and warm temperatures over the Eastern U.S., and low pressure and cold temperatures over the Western U.S.

2) The Madden-Julian Oscillation( MJO). The MJO is a 2-month cycle of thunderstorm activity that travels west to east along the Equator. The MJO is currently in phase with La Niña, and is helping create warmer temperatures over the Eastern U.S.

3) The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO.) The NAO is in its positive phase, which means the difference in pressure between the Icelandic Low and the Azores High is stronger than usual. This tends to increase the jet stream winds and keeps the jet from sagging southwards over the Eastern U.S.

While the blocking pattern responsible for the heat wave is natural, it is improbable that the intensity of the heat would have been so great unless we were in a warming climate. Climate scientist Dr. James Hansen has posted an interesting (as yet unpublished) paper discussing how the odds of such extreme heat events have shifted in recent years. I plan to discuss these concepts in more detail next week.


Figure 2. Predicted high temperatures for Thursday, March 15, 2012 over much of the Midwest are more typical of June than March.

The forecast
The summer-like heat continues today over the Midwest, with the greatest departures from average (30°+) expected over Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. This area of 30°+ above average temperatures will expand to stretch from South Dakota to New York on Sunday and Monday, then gradually shift eastwards, extending from Wisconsin to Maine by Wednesday. The jet stream loop is predicted to grow more pronounced this weekend, and reach a truly extreme configuration on Monday and Tuesday. On those days, the predicted strength of the upper-level ridge of ridge pressure along the northern tier of states, from Wisconsin to Maine, will be typical of what we see at the height of summer, during July and August. The GFS and ECMWF models are predicting the height at where a pressure of 500 mb is found will range between 5760 - 5800 meters on those days--7% higher than the typical mid-March 500 mb heights of 5460 meters. Record-breaking summer-like temperatures will last until at least Friday, March 23, for much of the Midwest and Northeast U.S.

Extreme jet stream patterns like this often lead to tornado outbreaks in the Midwest, at the boundary of where warm, moist air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico collides with cold, dry air flowing south. Cold dry air aloft, combined with warm, moist air at the surface, makes the atmosphere unstable, since air rising in thunderstorm updrafts will be less dense than the surroundings, allowing the air to accelerate upwards and increase the intensity of the thunderstorm. This will be the case on Sunday, when NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a potential risk area for severe weather from Texas northwards through Nebraska. Fortunately, the winds of the jet stream are expected to blow almost due south to north over the region by Monday, which may limit the amount of cold air aloft that can overrun the warm air at the surface, resulting in a more stable atmosphere and a reduced chance of severe weather compared to Sunday.

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393. JeffMasters (Admin)
Looks like scattered EF-2 damage in Dexter, 8 miles west of Ann Arbor, as per helicopter video from

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/generic/news/live_str eam_2

Jeff Masters
baseball size hail


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
552 PM CDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 548 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO BASEBALL
SIZE...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR CARROLLTON...OR 11 MILES NORTH OF JERSEYVILLE...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

AT 545 PM BASEBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN CARROLLTON WITH
THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GREENFIELD...ATHENSVILLE...WRIGHTS AND ROCKBRIDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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Yah Dexter seems to have EF3 damage.
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Strongest all day.
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Almost certinaly producing a tornado. Very strong couplet on the northern storm.

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Detroit-Pontiac
NEXRAD Radar

Echo Tops ° Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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Detroit-Pontiac
NEXRAD Radar
Base Reflectivity 0.50 Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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I'd watch The Weather Channel..excellent coverage, pictures, and video of both tornadic storms.
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Well above normal temps and severe weather/heavier than normal rain in the Ohio Valley and drought in Florida.

Yeah, its been like this for a few years now... Seems like its growing worse, too.

Thankfully La Nina is expected to finally die, I hope very much it does. I hate it. There is absolutely no significant rain in sight here, I fell like I'm living in the California desert, or something.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
644 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL LAPEER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 641 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COLUMBIAVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
COLUMBIAVILLE AROUND 650 PM EDT.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
OTTER LAKE... COLUMBIAVILLE...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4305 8330 4308 8346 4318 8347 4323 8346
4323 8335 4325 8335 4324 8323
TIME...MOT...LOC 2244Z 284DEG 11KT 4314 8343

$$

BT
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SVR T-STORM WARNING DETROIT/PONTIAC MI - KDTX 645 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 545 PM CDT THU MAR 15 2012

SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 644 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

TORNADO WARNING DETROIT/PONTIAC MI - KDTX 644 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Really needs a tornado warning on it. Been on this storm for half-hour.

It has one.
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Really needs a tornado warning on it. Been on this storm for half-hour.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
644 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL LAPEER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 641 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COLUMBIAVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
COLUMBIAVILLE AROUND 650 PM EDT.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
OTTER LAKE... COLUMBIAVILLE...
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Quoting JeffMasters:
Missed my location, I'm well north of there. Talking to my sister in Ypsilanti, she was 4 mi north of the cell and got quarter size hail.

Jeff Masters

Glad your safe.
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This was the Radar with the time stamp..a lil while ago

NOT CURRENT

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Quoting JeffMasters:
Missed my location, I'm well north of there. Talking to my sister in Ypsilanti, she was 4 mi north of the cell and got quarter size hail.

Jeff Masters

Glad you are ok
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Good to hear your alright Dr. Masters.
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Quoting JeffMasters:
Missed my location, I'm well north of there. Talking to my sister in Ypsilanti, she was 4 mi north of the cell and got quarter size hail.

Jeff Masters
Glad your ok.
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374. JeffMasters (Admin)
Missed my location, I'm well north of there. Talking to my sister in Ypsilanti, she was 4 mi north of the cell and got quarter size hail.

Jeff Masters
Been watching this storm for awhile. Has 3in hail. Also has had rotation with it forever. Seems to be getting stronger.
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Quoting nymore:
That would be from Minneapolis south, that is for the lock and dams, which are from minneapolis south.



Just found this - earliest and latest ice-out dates for Minnesota waters.

Earliest ice-out dates are dominated by this century dates, latest ice-out dates are dominated by the middle of last century.

Even in the north central part of the state....

http://climate.umn.edu/doc/ice_out/ice_out_histor ical.htm
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
It seems like I might be right about the roatation reforming to the south. Notice the inflow notch starting to form.
It looks like a potential killer.

At least they have a siren. I hope that siren reaches the southwestern part of town, but given this is rush hour, I wonder if it would help much.



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Have to admit the Fox 2 met is not impressing me.
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Quoting TropicTraveler:


I think the Mayan calendar ends when it does because they ran out of rock. I mean you can only get so many years on a calendar and then you need to start a new stone. As a civilization, the Mayan era ended long before now. although there are Mayan descendants living around their pyramids such as Chichen Itza, in the same type of housing they used when their culture was at it's height. Just like the temptation to view a huge triangle on the sun as a "sign" or omen of something, it's more logical to think the rock was just too small.
lol, good thought there, years ago i took a vacation down in Cancun, and took a side trip to chichen Itza to see the ruins etc, amazing sights there
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WFUS53 KDTX 152228
TORDTX
MIC161-152315-
/O.NEW.KDTX.TO.W.0006.120315T2228Z-120315T2315Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
628 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN WASHTENAW COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 715 PM EDT

* AT 626 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
NEAR SALINE. A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP AT ANY TIME. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS DANGEROUS STORM MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION...LARGE HAIL OVER 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER IS POSSIBLE
WITH THIS STORM AND WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS TO THE NORTH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
MILAN AND WHITTAKER AROUND 640 PM EDT.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
WILLIS... DIXBORO... YPSILANTI...
SALINE... MILAN... ANN ARBOR...

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.



LAT...LON 4228 8397 4236 8355 4208 8354 4208 8380
TIME...MOT...LOC 2227Z 314DEG 26KT 4217 8373
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
628 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN WASHTENAW COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 715 PM EDT

* AT 626 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
NEAR SALINE. A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP AT ANY TIME. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS DANGEROUS STORM MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION...LARGE HAIL OVER 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER IS POSSIBLE
WITH THIS STORM AND WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS TO THE NORTH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
MILAN AND WHITTAKER AROUND 640 PM EDT.

THE WARNING INCLUDES AREAS SURROUNDING THESE LOCATIONS...
WILLIS... DIXBORO... YPSILANTI...
SALINE... MILAN... ANN ARBOR...
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6:10 PM EDT Thursday 15 March 2012
Severe thunderstorm warning for
Bancroft - Hastings Highlands - Denbigh issued

A severe thunderstorm has developed over the area. This storm is capable of producing ping pong ball size hail and local torrential downpours until 7:00 PM EDT.

Monitor weather conditions and take immediate safety precautions if threatening weather approaches.

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Really impressive.

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It's gotten very strong again.

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I'd say this is a tornado signature

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Tornado Warning
Statement as of 6:05 PM EDT on March 15, 2012

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Washtenaw County until 630
PM EDT...

At 603 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous
storm was located 6 miles south of Dexter... moving southeast at 20
mph. Recent radar trends show rotation strengthening with this
storm. A tornado could develop at any time.

In addition to the tornado... hail over 2 inches in diameter has been
reported with this storm.

This dangerous storm will be near...
Ann Arbor around 615 PM EDT.
Saline around 620 PM EDT.
Pittsfield Township around 625 PM EDT.
Milan around 630 PM EDT.

The warning includes areas surrounding these locations...
Willis... Dixboro... Ypsilanti...
Saline... Salem... Milan...
Dexter... Ann Arbor...

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.


Lat... Lon 4208 8380 4232 8400 4242 8398 4243 8355
4209 8354
time... Mot... loc 2205z 312deg 18kt 4225 8384


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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

File --> Save Image --> Radar only and then upload to imgur.

That's what I do.

That's what I'm trying to do, but Photo Gallery can't display the picture.
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
524 PM CDT THU MAR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
WESTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 520 PM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING
ONGOING IN AND AROUND LEIPERS FORK WITH SEVERAL ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
CLOSED. RADAR ESTIMATES UP TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN ACROSS
THE WARNED AREA.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE FLASH
FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING
INCLUDE...LEIPERS FORK.

AT 515 PM CST...WILLIAMSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED
HIGHWAY 46 AT FLOYD ROAD AND SOUTHALL ROAD IN LEIPERS FORK CLOSED
DUE TO FLOODING.
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Quoting Ameister12:
I just got GR2Analyst and I'm still trying to figure it out. I am having problems saving the image. When I save the image, Photo Gallery says the file is an empty file. Can anyone help?

File --> Save Image --> Radar only and then upload to imgur.

That's what I do.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Looks like Dr. Masters got some hail and strong winds.

I'm sure Dr. Masters would not mind some hail or strong winds
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353. wxmod
Quoting BobWallace:


Sorry, I'm not in a position to give you any feedback along those lines. I've been burning "junk" wood the last couple of years. I'm tinning in an attempt to reduce the forest fuel load down slope of my house.

Most of my wood is "too small to bother splitting" Doug Fir. A bit of storm-downed oak.

I'm burning what my grandaddy called "stove wood" - stuff fit for the kitchen cookstove, not serious heating wood.

No one is touching my madrones! ;o)

Is your stove burning well? If you're not getting nice hot fires I'm going back to my original question about the air intake.



40 years I've been burning these stoves and I've never seen this. Dry madrone, good hot fire, flu configuration all the same as it used to be. Drippy tar dripping on the tin roof. It's something with the atmosphere, not the stove. You see the climate changing but don't see the finer manifestations of that change, the proof. I think my woodstove and garden are proof of climate change that I can see right at home.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Looks like Dr. Masters got some hail and strong winds.
he is not out of the woods yet
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351. Ameister12
10:23 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
I just got GR2Analyst and I'm still trying to figure it out. I am having problems saving the image. When I save the image, Photo Gallery says the file is an empty file. Can anyone help?
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350. Slamguitar
10:22 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
It's March and we're worried about tornadoes here in Michigan already. This is going to be an interesting season.
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349. TheOnlyBravesFan
10:20 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
It's coming back

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348. hurricanehunter27
10:20 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
Next frame may be epic.
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347. LargoFl
10:20 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Wow what a cell. Its starting to ramp up again.
all that cold air is hitting all the hot air, gee look at all that red
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346. TheOnlyBravesFan
10:19 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
To me, looks like there might be a 2nd tornado/funnel as well, behind that first one
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345. TropicalAnalystwx13
10:18 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
Looks like Dr. Masters got some hail and strong winds.
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344. Guysgal
10:15 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
Thanks to Thoreau!

Link
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343. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10:14 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
if you are out there doc heads up friend its coming
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