Nation's Icebox basks in 77°F warmth

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:08 PM GMT on March 18, 2012

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Each year, when the list of coldest U.S. cities is compiled, International Falls, Minnesota regularly winds up at the top of the list, earning its title as "Icebox of the Nation". The city once hit -55°F (on January 6, 1909), and takes pride in the distinction of being the coldest city in the U.S., having trademarked the term "Icebox of the Nation" in 1948. The city recently defended the trademark against the town of Fraser, Colorado, which sought to usurp the title as the Nation's Icebox. But yesterday, International Falls set a truly phenomenal weather record for warmth. The city's temperature soared to 77°F, which was 42° above the average high temperature for the date. Not only was it the city's hottest March temperature on record by 4°, it was just 4° shy of yesterday's high in Miami, Florida. But what was truly amazing is that the 77°F high in International Falls beat the previous record for the date by 22°! I talked to Christopher C. Burt, wunderground's weather historian, and he couldn't recall seeing a station with a century-plus period of weather records break a daily record by such a wide margin (International Falls' records go back to 1895.) Yesterday's temperatures in International Falls were but one chapter in the on-going story of one of the most extreme meteorological events in U.S. history. Never before has such an extended period of extreme and record-breaking warm temperatures affected such a large portion of the U.S. in March, going back to the beginning of record keeping in the late 1800s. The record-breaking warmth will continue through Thursday, and I'll have much more to say in Monday's post.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting StormTracker2K:
60 degree dewpoints in Canada in March! WOW!!!



*jaw wide open then a word tries to come out* ... Amazing.

It stayed above 16C all night in Winnipeg. The forecast high of 26C is a full 25C(45F) above normal. The Weather Network says there's a risk of severe thunderstorms today in south-eastern Manitoba...

Interesting, the record for the warmest March day on record in Winnipeg is only 23.3C set on the 27th in 1947. Therefore, today, we could see that record smashed by more than 3 degrees Celsius!!
Records go back to 1938.

In fact, on average, Winnipeg sees 1.5 days in March above 10C - we are already at 8 counting today. Meanwhile, it sees "0 days" (probably between 0 and 0.05 - statistically insignificant to them I presume) above 20C. We have 4 days above 19C counting today.

This heat wave is simply unreal...
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Quoting wxmod:


Quit buying the stuff from China. It's just that simple.


Yeah, try telling that that to the poor or working poor, which now make up a considerable percentage of the country's population.

Stores like Walmart aren't popular because they have the best goods. They're popular because it's affordable. Chinese goods are cheap, and therefore that's what most of the country will purchase.
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Good morning all. Hope your weekend was good. I see that the people in the midwest need to keep alert today. Keep safe everyone. I was curious if anyone knows about that moisture in the GOM. Does it look like it might bring some rain to SE Fl.?
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Morning all. 30-sec look in before I head out.

Temps here in Nassau have been pretty average for March, with highs around 82 F . That's actually pretty good because March has of recnt years been an above average month tempwise. The unusual high has been rainfall. What is normally a dry month for us has been above average rainfall-wise.

Hope everybody stays safe in the US today....
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Quoting KoritheMan:
Random question, but I'm curious as to which areas would experience the least amount of change due to global warming. Theoretically I'd say it would be the tropics, but I dunno...


Most likely the tropics, or areas furthest from jets. We're seeing the most change during the transition seasons in the transition zones. The tropics is probably where conceptually one would expect the least change, but there are possible impacts to ITCZ and drought/rainfall areas which could impact the tropics. I suppose it depends on what kind of change you are talking about.

Quoting KoritheMan:


Actually, I heard GR2 was.


http://www.grlevelx.com/gr2analyst/
$250 for the base program, $125 for dual-pol functionality turned on.

http://www.grlevelx.com/grlevel2/
For base data only, get GRLevel2. Although Mike Gibson is considering merging GR2 into GR2Analyst at some point, but at least now you can still purchase it apparently. I think he reduces the cost of GR2Analyst if you already bought GRLevel2.
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Gulf Of Mexico - Rainbow Loop


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Have a Battery Backed up NOAA Alert Weather Radio as it is the best bet on being alerted to Severe Weather.

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Looks like it's going to be a long night here in Austin.
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That is some squall line in the southern plains!

Quoting AussieStorm:
Some awesome Lightning photo's from a storm near Geelong, Victoria.










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Really cool! love the electric blue color.
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60 degree dewpoints in Canada in March! WOW!!!

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Quoting trunkmonkey:
I can't wait to see what the first hay cutting will be in Texas, that's the real drought monitor, not the govment fuey!

Some of my horse friends in Texas say they won't have to import their hay this year.

I'll report back around the second week in April. that should tell about the so-called drought monitor.


Is this a matter of the quality of hay? Or the amount?
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Another record breaking day across the east today.


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Quoting ncstorm:
Greg Forbes Torcon Index

Monday March 19
AR west half - 3
IA southwest - 3
KS east - 3
LA northwest - 3
MO west half - 3
NE extreme southeast - 3
OK central, northeast - 4
OK southeast - 6
TX south - 4
TX northeast - 6
TX central - 7
TX southeast west of Laredo-Houston-Lufkin line - 3 to 4
Other areas - less than 2
That's a big difference from yesterday; a '4' was the highest he gave to any area.
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I can't wait to see what the first hay cutting will be in Texas, that's the real drought monitor, not the govment fuey!

Some of my horse friends in Texas say they won't have to import their hay this year.

I'll report back around the second week in April. that should tell about the so-called drought monitor.
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Greg Forbes Torcon Index

Monday March 19
AR west half - 3
IA southwest - 3
KS east - 3
LA northwest - 3
MO west half - 3
NE extreme southeast - 3
OK central, northeast - 4
OK southeast - 6
TX south - 4
TX northeast - 6
TX central - 7
TX southeast west of Laredo-Houston-Lufkin line - 3 to 4
Other areas - less than 2
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Quoting ncstorm:
Intense day setting up..Those under the gun today, heed the warnings, good thing that this is happening during daytime hours

Day1 Tornado outlook


That's a very bad location for the 10%.

Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Waco, Austin...they're all in the greatest tornado threat.
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Intense day setting up..Those under the gun today, heed the warnings, good thing that this is happening during daytime hours

Day1 Tornado outlook

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Very ominous looking, huh?

Yeah. Night time tornadoes are especially eerie.

Here's awesome footage of a couple tornadoes and large hail in Greer County, OK.
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Quoting Ameister12:

Another picture of the same tornado.

Very ominous looking, huh?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Another picture of the same tornado.
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This is as the tornado entered North Platte, injuring two and destroying a few homes. It was a lot bigger beforehand, so the city was lucky.



0210 4 SW NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4109 10083 WELL DEFINED TORNADO ON THE GROUND WITH MULTIPLE POWER FLASHES WEST OF TOWN. (LBF)
0212 5 S NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4106 10077 LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR LAKE MALONEY. (LBF)
0215 4 W NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4113 10085 REPORT OF POWER LINES DOWN AND DEBRIS ACROSS HIGHWAY 30 AT MILE MARKER 171. (LBF)
0217 NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4113 10077 PUBLIC REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND 1 MILE WEST OF SOUTH MILLER SCHOOL ROAD (LBF)
0218 3 WSW NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4112 10083 2 HOUSES DAMAGED. VISUAL CROSSING BAILEY YARDS. (LBF)
0220 3 WSW NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4112 10083 TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED DEBRIS CLOUD AND STOVE PIPE TORNADO LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD BAILEY YARD. (LBF)
0220 NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4113 10077 SPOTTER REPORTED WELL DEFINED TORNADO NEAR BAILEY YARD IN NORTH PLATTE. (LBF)
0220 4 W NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4113 10085 REPORTED 15 TRAIN CARS FLIPPED OVER WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO PRIVATE VEHICLES ON THE PLOT. (LBF)
0222 NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4113 10077 LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO AT BUFFALO AND NORTH RIVER ROAD IN NORTH PLATTE. (LBF)
0222 1 N NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4115 10077 SPOTTER REPORTED THAT TORNADO HAS ROPED OUT BUT WELL DEFINED WALL CLOUD AND FUNNEL CLOUD STILL EXISTS JUST NORTH OF NORTH PLATTE. (LBF)
0230 10 N NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4128 10077 TORNADO ON THE GROUND WITH A CYCLIC LIFTING OF THE FUNNEL. (LBF)
0239 15 N NORTH PLATTE LINCOLN NE 4135 10077 SPOTTER REPORTS TORNADO BECOMING MORE WELL DEFINED. LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE. (LBF)
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Good Morning !
That's some Potential Horrors setting up in the MidWest today.
Not looking too good.

Heading for Grenada at about noon for 5 days.
Plenty of wet stuff coming up out of the Amazon heading this way.
Overcast and gloomy right now.
It would be Terrible if it rained all week and I had to lie in a hammock on a gallery drinking beer and watching the rain come down.

Hmm, come to think about it.......

:):))
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Just wanted to stop in quick and wish everyone a good Monday and to say those under the red to be careful today.
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Took this from Shawn Tanner's blog.
He has a good explanation of what to expect.
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Good morning folks, warm dry day here once again in the 80's they say, the spring breakers are all over the place,having a great time, like they say "come on down"!! lol..have a great day and folks in the midwest and eastward, pay attention to the weather later on today.
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
433 AM CDT MON MAR 19 2012

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-191700-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJ OR-GARFIELD-NOBLE-
ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-B ECKHAM-
WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCC LAIN-CLEVELAND-
POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-J ACKSON-TILLMAN-
COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COT TON-JEFFERSON-
CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMA N-FOARD-WILBARGER-
WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
433 AM CDT MON MAR 19 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN...WESTERN...
CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK...
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE STORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA WITH A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL... CENTRAL... AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA... AND
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS THROUGH TONIGHT.

LOCATION...
THE MODERATE RISK AREA IS ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM
ATOKA... TO MADILL OKLAHOMA. THE SLIGHT RISK AREA INCLUDES AREAS
NORTH AND WEST OF THE MODERATE RISK AND THEN ALONG AND SOUTHEAST
OF A LINE FROM CHEROKEE AND WATONGA... TO HOBART AND ALTUS
OKLAHOMA... TO VERNON AND BENJAMIN TEXAS.

TIMING...
SEVERE STORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THIS MORNING THEN AGAIN LATER
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

IMPACTS...
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH AND LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF
GOLFBALLS WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS. THIS MAY CAUSE SOME DAMAGE TO
AUTOMOBILES...VEGETATION...AND ROOFTOPS.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS...
STORM SPOTTER GROUPS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL ACROSS THE
RISK AREA SHOULD PLAN FOR SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS OFF AND
ON THROUGH TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST ACROSS PORTIONS
OF OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS THIS MORNING. SOME OF THESE
STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE. WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH AND HAIL TO
THE SIZE OF QUARTERS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY SEVERE STORMS THIS
MORNING. AS THE LINE MOVES INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND AREAS FURTHER
EAST THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL DECREASE.

A STRONG UPPER STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE THE REGION
THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND TONIGHT. SCATTERED TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. INSTABILITY
AND WIND SHEAR WILL BE SUFFICIENT THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FOR
SEVERE STORMS. THE MAIN CONCERNS WITH THESE STORMS WILL BE LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. AN ISOLATED TORNADO WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
MAINLY IN THE MODERATE RISK AREA.

PROBABILITY TABLE...
VALID THROUGH 700 AM CDT TUESDAY MAR 20.
PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE
NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA...100 PERCENT.
PROBABILITY OF SEVERE STORMS IF STORMS OCCUR...60 PERCENT.

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA. THIS RAIN COULD LEAD TO FLOODING IN SOME LOCATIONS. A
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF THIS AREA. PLEASE
REFER TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS PRODUCT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK...
THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS THE
UPPER STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE AREA. HOWEVER...
WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL LEADING TO FLOODING WILL REMAIN A CONCERN
TUESDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA. WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 1.5 TO 3
INCHES OR MORE WILL BE POSSIBLE.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED BY
NOON TODAY. UNSCHEDULED UPDATES ARE POSSIBLE.

$$

MAXWELL
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Quoting jamesrainier:

looks like its going to be a very dangerous day for the midwest, take care out there folks and listen to the warnings.
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link for larger map http://synoptic.envsci.rutgers.edu/site/radimg/an im_nrc.gif


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One might say, was it me or the SPC you were more displeased with?

I see your add at 606. I have not ever been displeased with the SPC. I was displeased with that map you posted stating no watches when a watch was up, not displeased with you. Good night.
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Quoting jamesrainier:


I wasn't being funny. I thought there should have been a watch when there wasn't, and I mis-assumed that the few people on here would see the acute difference between the no-watches map and the radar images being posted.


SPC issued a watch at 10:50 pm and then another upgrading part of that watch to a tor watch. These did not show up on the map you posted because of a glitch in their graphics. Hope you saw the Ps I added before you posted. Here it is again: Ps. There's a link on left side of SPC page that will take you to the watches. they don't post warnings. That is done by individual NWS forecast office. Next time you might want to double-check it - the lefthand link - the list of current watches.

Please excuse me now. I need to get some sleep.
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:


I negged it awhile back so I couldn't see it. Yeah. They caught up with their graphics a while ago. Ironic maybe, but wasn't funny to post it on a blog people come to for information. No excuses. Live and learn.


I wasn't being funny. I thought there should have been a watch when there wasn't, and I mis-assumed that the few people on here would see the acute difference between the no-watches map and the radar images being posted.

One might say, was it me or the SPC you were more displeased with?
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Quoting jamesrainier:


Refresh and it'll update for you.

And at the time I posted it I did it in an ironic way, as there was a flaming sword of storms in west Texas and a tornado warning.


I negged it awhile back so I couldn't see it. Yeah. They caught up with their graphics a while ago. Ironic maybe, but wasn't funny to post it on a blog people come to for information. No excuses. Live and learn.

Ps. There's a link on left side of SPC page that will take you to the watches. they don't post warnings. That is done by individual NWS forecast office.
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:


How about removing that "No Watches in Effect" graphic?


Refresh and it'll update for you.

And at the time I posted it I did it in an ironic way, as there was a flaming sword of storms in west Texas and a tornado warning.
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Click image for probability graphics.


DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1257 AM CDT MON MAR 19 2012

VALID 191200Z - 201200Z

...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER MUCH OF CNTRL AND NERN TX
INTO FAR SERN OK...

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FOR MUCH OF THE SRN PLAINS NWD
INTO THE MID MO RIVER VALLEY...

...SYNOPSIS...
AN EXPANSIVE FULL LATITUDE UPPER TROUGH WILL OVERSPREAD THE SRN AND
CNTRL PLAINS ON MONDAY WITH MERIDIONAL STYLE FLOW REGIME. SLY LOW
LEVEL FLOW WILL PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT...RESULTING IN AMPLE MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS FROM TX INTO MN AND WI. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO
EXTEND FROM WRN/CNTRL OK INTO WRN N TX EARLY MON...BUT SHOULD STALL
ACROSS CNTRL TX.

MULTIPLE EPISODES OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
SRN PLAINS...AND THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF MODEL SOLUTIONS.
HOWEVER...IT APPEARS CONSENSUS IS FOR WIDESPREAD SEVERE STORMS
CENTERED OVER THE MDT RISK AREA...FROM CNTRL/NERN TX INTO SERN OK.


ELSEWHERE...A WEAK DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO REMAIN OVER
OH/PA/WV...WITH ISOLATED HAIL OR WIND POSSIBLE FROM DIURNALLY DRIVEN
STORMS.

...TX INTO OK AND THE ARKLATEX REGION...
A COMPLICATED CONVECTIVE DAY WILL UNFOLD ON MONDAY. UNCERTAINTIES
BEGIN EARLY IN THE MORNING IN RELATION TO WHERE A SQUALL LINE...NOW
OVER WRN TX...WILL BE LOCATED...AND HOW MUCH COLD POOL AND
STABILIZATION WILL OCCUR WITH THIS SYSTEM. MODELS GENERALLY SUGGEST
THIS LINE WILL BE OVER W CNTRL OK INTO WRN N TX AT 12Z...WITH SRN
END NEAR I-20. THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE IN A STRONGLY SHEARED
ENVIRONMENT...AND STRONG TO SEVERE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
ADDITION TO SOME HAIL. THIS ACTIVITY MAY REJUVENATE OVER ERN OK/NERN
TX WITH A STRONG 50 KT LOW LEVEL JET FEEDING INTO THAT AREA. LATER
IN THE AFTERNOON IN THIS SAME GENERAL VICINITY...ADDITIONAL
DEVELOPMENT FUELED BY WARM ADVECTION MAY OCCUR WITH CONVECTION
ALLOWING MODELS DEPICTING ISOLATED SUPERCELLS. SHEAR WOULD FAVOR
DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES.

THE GREATEST SEVERE THREAT SHOULD BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND INTO
THE EVENING OVER MUCH OF CNTRL TX. AS OF THIS WRITING...THIS AREA
SHOULD BE S OF THE MORNING ACTIVITY...AND ON THE INTERFACE OF STRONG
HEATING PROGGED OVER WRN/W CNTRL TX. FORECAST SOUNDINGS SHOW STEEP
LAPSE RATES ALOFT...STRONG INSTABILITY...AND AMPLE DEEP LAYER SHEAR
FOR SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER INCLUDING VERY LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING
WINDS AND TORNADOES. ISOLATED STRONG TORNADOES MAY OCCUR...BUT WILL
DEFER POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT TORNADO PROBABILITIES TO LATER OUTLOOKS
GIVEN UNCERTAINTIES WITH LOW LEVEL FLOW AND BOUNDARY LOCATIONS.

CONVECTIVE COVERAGE WILL ONLY INCREASE OVERNIGHT WITH COUPLED JET
STRUCTURE ALOFT LIKELY RESULTING IN A LARGE MCS WITH SEVERE WEATHER
AND FLOODING RAIN.

...ERN KS...MO...NEB/IA...
UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S F DEWPOINTS WILL STREAM NWD INTO THE MID MO
VALLEY WITH A 40+ KT SLY LOW LEVEL JET. LITTLE CIN WILL EXIST SO
WARM ADVECTION WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO DRIVE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT.
THIS WILL OCCUR IN A STRONGLY SHEARED ENVIRONMENT...AND SOME STORMS
MAY ACQUIRE ROTATION. A BRIEF TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT...ALONG
WITH GUSTY WINDS.

...OH/WV INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...
STRONG HEATING WILL OCCUR OVER THE REGION UNDER THE UPPER
RIDGE...BUT A POCKET OF MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEAK UPPER
WAVE/OLD MCV SHOULD HELP TO FOCUS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE
DAY. ALTHOUGH SHEAR WILL BE WEAK...NWLY FLOW ALOFT AND STEEP LAPSE
RATES WILL FAVOR A FEW STORM CORES CAPABLE OF HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS.

..JEWELL/HURLBUT.. 03/19/2012

'Nite, wubloggers.
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Some awesome Lightning photo's from a storm near Geelong, Victoria.










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Some awesome Lightning photo's from a storm near Geelong, Victoria.










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Random question, but I'm curious as to which areas would experience the least amount of change due to global warming. Theoretically I'd say it would be the tropics, but I dunno...
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Both Fargo and International Falls have records going back to the 1800s. Over 100 years.

Here's a question for Dr. Masters.

When was the last time a city with over 100 years of records had a low that was warmer than the old record high?

Or has that never happened at all?
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The Shreveport NWS has pictures. Makes it easy for me to understand. :D More at the Link

A large upper level trough of low pressure will be making its way across the western United States through the weekend. By Monday, it will have deepened and tracked into the four corners region of the southwest. In advance of this strong upper level trough, a surface low pressure system will develop across the plains states with an associated cold front and dryline extending southward across portions of west Texas. As Monday progresses, the surface low and dryline will march eastward acting as the focus for widespread thunderstorm activity from Texas to Iowa.



A typical Spring time storm system is in the forecast from Monday into Tuesday with a strong upper level trough coming in from the west with much cooler air. At the same time, a stubborn, broad area of high pressure(that has been responsible for above average temperatures) remains strong over the southeast United States. Where these two air masses collide, the potential exists for thunderstorms, some of which will be severe.
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Wouldn't it be wild if either of those cities had a low today that is warmer than the record high was?
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
At midnight Fargo ND was 70 degrees. This means they already broke their record high of 66 for March 19 which was set in 1910.

At midnight International Falls MN was 66 degrees. This means they already broke their record high of 60 for March 19 which was set in 1918.



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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Well, this is disturbing...

Michael Phelps
"From Kendra Reed regarding the tornado video shot from 100 yards away by Jon Stone and Amy Phelps: CNN's exact words..."We can't buy this, there isn't any building being ripped apart...death or destruction"."


That's just freaking gross, the media scares me sometimes.
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Quoting ScottLincoln:
Yikes... which program are you looking at that is $500 for full features?

Even GR2Analyst which is arguably the best out there is only $375 for the full-featured L2 data program and a dual-pol addon.


Actually, I heard GR2 was.
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