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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i had 10000 btu stand alone unit that vents out window but got two more 8000 btu's each for a grand total of 26000 btu's just for my unit that i live in i don't like the heat need a cool place to eat sleep and just chill after a long hot sweaty day
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Top storm also interesting, is getting really strong now.
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normal ac prep work is done by may 20 to activate on jun 1st not this year everything is 2 months early
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Interesting structure on this storm. It is the middle one and no longer has a tornado warning.


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Quoting TaylorSelseth:
I don't have a window unit, and the don't turn the central air system from heat to A/c for another 2 months.
i have did a complete building heat shut down4 days now with 6 more too come and may turn on the ac on tue and wed when temps are to hit 23 on tue 26c on wed then factoring in a little humidex of 28 to 30c the inside of the highrise will get quite warm i already have ac running in the office so its cool in the morning for the work day
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Quoting hydrus:
Newer run..

Flooding will be a big problem it would seem
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Anyone else here think we could be in for an early season TD/TS or even a Hurricane. it seems as if the weather is a few weeks ahead of it's self.


I think it's very possible, we've already had a system attempt to develop in the Caribbean and it was only early February. I imagine that we could have a Tropical Storm as early as late April.
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Newer run..
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Anyone else here think we could be in for an early season TD/TS or even a Hurricane. it seems as if the weather is a few weeks ahead of it's self.

I don't think you can have all these winter anomalies and expect to have normal tranquil spring/summer season?
I'm all for a possible early storm the way things are going, mid April!
Personally we are waiting to see what will go wrong first over in Europe. No Rain, Droughts, Heatwaves, Food Shortages,Storms.
The humans can take care of themselves to a large degree but its food for the livestock that's going to be our problem over here?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
turn on the ac
I don't have a window unit, and the don't turn the central air system from heat to A/c for another 2 months.
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UGH! Looks like the nasty weather will be headed this way. And I was rather hoping it would blow through quickly but I guess not. :(

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
501 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2012

ATTENTION THEN TURNS TO THE UPPER TROF TO THE WEST. THE LEAD ENERGY THAT CAUSED THE INITIAL DIGGING HAS ROUNDED THE BASE OF THE TROF AND IS LIFTING THROUGH THE FOUR CORNERS. HOWEVER...WATER
VAPOR IMAGERY INDICATES A VIGOROUS UPPER JET STILL ON THE WESTERN FLANK OF THE TROF AXIS...WHICH MEANS IT WILL CONTINUE TO DIG AS IT TRANSLATES EASTWARD. THE OVERALL TREND IN THE MODEL GUIDANCE HAS BEEN TO SLOW THE EASTWARD PROGRESSION OF THE UPPER TROF...AS IT BECOMES DETACHED FROM THE NORTHERN STREAM FLOW AND CUTS OFF OVER TEXAS...WITH A SLOW NORTHWARD DRIFT PROJECTED THEREAFTER. THIS RESULTS IN ONLY A SLOW EASTWARD MOVEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATED SFC
TROF TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...AND HAS BROUGHT AN ABRUPT END TO THE IDEA OF A DRY PUSH FROM THE WEST BRINGING ABOUT A MORE RAPID END TO PRECIPITATION. MY HAT IS OFF TO THE MID SHIFT FORECASTER...WHO FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS NOTED THE POTENTIAL FOR A SLOWER SOLUTION.

THIS SLOWER EVOLUTION HAS POTENTIALLY DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR AREA...WITH A NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED RAINFALL AXIS THAT IS NOT GOING TO MOVE VERY QUICKLY.

BY LATE MONDAY NIGHT...A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO BE ONGOING ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE SFC TROF OVER CENTRAL TEXAS. THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE INTO EAST TEXAS DURING THE
MORNING HOURS TUESDAY...AND CONTINUE TO TREK SLOWLY EAST INTO PARTS OF WESTERN LOUISIANA DURING THE AFTERNOON.

SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE CONSIDERABLY ON TUESDAY AHEAD OF THE SFC TROF...WITH NEARLY UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW PROGGED FROM THE SFC TO H925...WHERE WINDS ARE PROGGED AT 40 TO 50 KT. A
WIND ADVISORY WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE ENTIRE AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON...WITH ANOTHER POSSIBLE FOR THE EASTERN TIER OR SO OF PARISHES WEDNESDAY. A HIGH WIND WARNING MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED...ESPECIALLY FOR THE COASTAL PRAIRIES. LATEST TIDAL GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO INDICATE THE PROLONGED AND STRENGTHENING SOUTHERLY FETCH WILL PUSH TIDES TO NEAR COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY
CRITERIA TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND NOW ALSO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ALONG AND EAST OF THE SFC TROF.

GIVEN PWAT PROGGED AT OVER TWO STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL...THE SLOW SPEED OF THE SYSTEM...AND THE N-S ORIENTATION OF THE SFC BOUNDARY WHICH IS NEARLY PARALLEL TO THE LOW TO MID LEVEL FLOW...A RISK OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL EXIST. MEAN AREAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.


SEVERE CONVECTION IS ALSO POSSIBLE...AND BASED ON LATEST INSTABILITY/SHEAR PROGS...ALL SEVERE MODES APPEAR TO BE FAIR GAME. SPC HAS OUTLINED THE ENTIRE AREA IN A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ON TUESDAY. A RISK WOULD ALSO EXIST LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING SHOULD THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ENTER EAST TEXAS A LITTLE QUICKER THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST.

GLOBAL MODELS ARE NOW LINGERING QPF INTO THURSDAY AS WELL
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Quoting TaylorSelseth:


Where did you get that image, Keeps?

He made it in his shed over the course of a few weeks and decided to share it with us all now. LOL
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Quoting TaylorSelseth:
And here come the supercells! O_O

It's 78F in Fargo, and the strong SE breeze is making it hard to get air from outside to get into my north-facing roasting apartment, GRRRR!!!
turn on the ac
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


Where did you get that image, Keeps?
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Quoting Ameister12:
Hook echo SW of Crowell, Texas. A tornado warning is needed for this storm.


Good eye! Tor Warned at 5:41 pm cdt
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Anyone else here think we could be in for an early season TD/TS or even a Hurricane. it seems as if the weather is a few weeks ahead of it's self.
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Good evening guys
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Yeeeesssssss! it was the bottom storm. I have intuition in these things. Now the storm above it needs a warning.
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Quoting wxmod:


IF PEOPLE QUIT BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS, China would get a handle on their pollution in a hurry. Send em a message, Bob. Just do it.

I'm not wanting to interfere with an ongoing argument here! But:-
If a starving person has a dollar in their pocket and you say that they can buy a burger for it, or they can wait until they have scraped together another $10 so as they can eat at a diner. Then you say that the burger is bad for them!
Do they starve to death waiting to earn the other $9? Or do they eat the $1 burger?
The world is desperate for products and to the main it doesn't care where they are made or who makes them! It wants products and it wants them now, if not in fact yesterday.
Recently I said to a destitute person who was burning electric cables at the side of the road that he was causing pollution; he told me he needed the cash from the resultant copper sales to buy food. This is the argument, there is no escaping it, you have to have money to be a puritan, you have to have food to Survive.
Pollution is a fact of recent history. 7 Billion are trying to survive; by any means!
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And here come the supercells! O_O

It's 78F in Fargo, and the strong SE breeze is making it hard to get air from outside to get into my north-facing roasting apartment, GRRRR!!!
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:



I wish it were possible to stop purchasing Chineese products. Our manufacturing base has been decimated during the last 30 years. We are a consumer nation and want their products at a cheap "wal-mart" price.
I wish I knew the solution. I don't feel stupid tho because people smarter than I don't have the solution either.

The sad part of this is that nobody wins. The US is getting almost everything from China at very low prices. This prevents any success in the US for manufacturing because it is more expensive to do it here. This hurts unemployment. China sends out all this stuff at ultra-low prices and barely gets enough money to pay all the poor people who work in these brutal factores a few dollars. The solution? Absolutely no idea. That's where the government should, but unfortunately probably will not, step in.
Sorry for the non weather related post... I'll be on topic from now on :)

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0275
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0536 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF NWRN TX...THE ERN TX PANHANDLE INTO WRN
OK

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 80...

VALID 182236Z - 190000Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 80 CONTINUES.

THREAT FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL INCREASE INTO THE EARLY EVENING
FROM NWRN TX INTO THE ERN TX PANHANDLE AND WRN OK. MOREOVER...VERY
LARGE HAIL REMAINS LIKELY WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

EARLY THIS EVENING...CLUSTER OF SUPERCELLS THAT DEVELOPED WITHIN
ZONE OF DEEPER MIXING NEAR THE DRYLINE IS MOVING INTO THE MOISTER
WARM SECTOR WHERE DEWPOINTS ARE NEAR 60F FROM NWRN TX INTO SWRN OK.
THE STORMS ARE DEVELOPING WITHIN A STEEP LAPSE RATE AND MODERATELY
UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH 40 KT EFFECTIVE SHEAR FAVORABLE FOR
ROTATING UPDRAFTS. HODOGRAPH SIZE WILL INCREASE INTO THE EARLY
EVENING AS THE LLJ STRENGTHENS TO 50 KT. THUS BEST TORNADO THREAT IS
EXPECTED BETWEEN 23-02Z AS THE LLJ INCREASES AND BEFORE THE BOUNDARY
LAYER BEGINS TO STABILIZE AND DECOUPLE.
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Quoting ClimateChange:
88 degrees in Winner, SD; 87 degrees in Huron, SD. Can someone top 90 in South Dakota?



The Winner!
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Quoting wxmod:


IF PEOPLE QUIT BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS, China would get a handle on their pollution in a hurry. Send em a message, Bob. Just do it.



I wish it were possible to stop purchasing Chineese products. Our manufacturing base has been decimated during the last 30 years. We are a consumer nation and want their products at a cheap "wal-mart" price.
I wish I knew the solution. I don't feel stupid tho because people smarter than I don't have the solution either.
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Hook echo SW of Crowell, Texas. A tornado warning is needed for this storm.
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358. wxmod
Quoting BobWallace:


I listened to This American Life's hour-long program on how they screwed up the Apple factory story by not adequately fact-checking the guy who did the reporting.

Something that they reported at the end was that if the iPad were to be manufactured in the US the labor-caused cost to Apple would rise as little as $10/unit.

China isn't getting a lot of the manufacturing that it is these days due to low labor costs, but because they have built a manufacturing support stream that the US doesn't have.

We can compete, but we've got to invest in our manufacturing processes to do so.

It's extremely unlikely that we can return manufacturing to America based on an appeal to national pride/whatever. Folks are going to continue to shop more on cost/value than on where the product is made. We've got to catch up with China on how we manufacture.


IF PEOPLE QUIT BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS, China would get a handle on their pollution in a hurry. Send em a message, Bob. Just do it.
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Sounds pretty serious...

TORNADO WARNING
TXC269-182300-
/O.NEW.KLUB.TO.W.0001.120318T2222Z-120318T2300Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
522 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN KING COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS.

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 517 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A RAPIDLY
ROTATING WALL CLOUD PRODUCING A FUNNEL CLOUD. THE WALL
CLOUD WAS LOCATED ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTH OF GUTHRIE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.


* THE TORNADO WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
SOUTHEASTERN KING COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO MAY FORM AT ANY TIME...TAKE COVER NOW! ABANDON MOBILE HOMES
AND VEHICLES FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. AVOID WINDOWS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AT 8067451290.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING
FOR THE PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST TEXAS.

&&

LAT...LON 3340 10000 3340 10025 3343 10033 3368 10023
3368 10000
TIME...MOT...LOC 2221Z 219DEG 25KT 3343 10022

$$
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942
WUUS51 KCLE 182228
SVRCLE
OHC005-139-182315-
/O.NEW.KCLE.SV.W.0020.120318T2228Z-120318T2315Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
628 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN ASHLAND COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
SOUTHERN RICHLAND COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO

* UNTIL 715 PM EDT

* AT 625 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
LEXINGTON...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LOUDONVILLE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE NOW AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.



PLEASE REPORT HAIL AND STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

LAT...LON 4067 8263 4070 8262 4071 8258 4073 8222
4071 8221 4067 8221 4067 8222 4057 8222
4056 8225 4056 8258
TIME...MOT...LOC 2227Z 230DEG 17KT 4069 8253
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405
WFUS51 KILN 182225
TORILN
OHC041-049-089-182300-
/O.NEW.KILN.TO.W.0019.120318T2225Z-120318T2300Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
625 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN DELAWARE COUNTY IN CENTRAL OHIO...
NORTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OHIO...
SOUTHWESTERN LICKING COUNTY IN CENTRAL OHIO...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT.

* AT 621 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
WESTERVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...
THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GAHANNA...
REYNOLDSBURG...
SUMMIT STATION...
PATASKALA...
BEECHWOOD TRAILS...
GRANVILLE SOUTH...

IN ADDITION...WHITEHALL...NEW ALBANY...JERSEY...STATE ROUTE 310 AT
STATE ROUTE 161...ETNA...ALEXANDRIA AND KIRKERSVILLE ARE NEAR THE
PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 114 AND 128...
I-71 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 112 AND 121...

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.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...FUNNEL CLOUDS...STRONG WINDS OR HAIL TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN
YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.



LAT...LON 3993 8254 3994 8282 4001 8302 4016 8296
4011 8254 3993 8249
TIME...MOT...LOC 2226Z 283DEG 26KT 4010 8287



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Quoting sfranz:

Keep an eye on the increase in the Gulf Stream SST anomaly. This is a six-month archive and may need a minute or so to load:


www.osdpd.noaa.gov/ml/ocean/sst/anom_anim.html



I'm in Massachusetts and we're in mid 70s. My crocuses started blooming two weeks ago and the bees are up and at the pollen today.


That North American East coast and North Pacific anomaly area around Japan has been going on all the time for the 6 months.
I am of a mind to see particularly the Northern US East coast anomaly as ominous as it will possibly lead to higher than normal warming of the North Atlantic this Summer.This is of concern to Europe and we must of course not take our eyes off Greenland's "ice melt season!"
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
613 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2012

OHC041-049-182230-
/O.CON.KILN.TO.W.0018.000000T0000Z-120318T2230Z/
DELAWARE OH-FRANKLIN OH-
613 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 PM EDT FOR NORTHERN
FRANKLIN AND SOUTHEASTERN DELAWARE COUNTIES IN CENTRAL OHIO...

AT 609 PM EDT...RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
WORTHINGTON...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...
THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

STORM SPOTTERS IN NORTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY HAVE REPORTED A WALL
CLOUD WITH THIS STORM.


LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MINERVA PARK...WESTERVILLE...GAHANNA AND REYNOLDSBURG.

IN ADDITION...HUBER RIDGE AND NEW ALBANY ARE NEAR THE PATH OF THIS
STORM.

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. PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...FUNNEL CLOUDS...STRONG WINDS OR HAIL TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN
YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3995 8278 4004 8314 4016 8304 4016 8276
TIME...MOT...LOC 2212Z 285DEG 23KT 4009 8300

$$
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351. MAweatherboy1
10:21 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
What's with the tornado warnings in Ohio? I have family in Columbus and I bet they weren't expecting this!
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350. GeoffreyWPB
10:18 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
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349. Patrap
10:14 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
Depth of 26C Isotherm








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348. Patrap
10:13 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
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347. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10:10 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
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346. TheOnlyBravesFan
10:09 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM
CDT FOR FOARD...HARDEMAN AND EXTREME NORTHWESTERN KNOX COUNTIES...

AT 457 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL UP TO TWO INCHES IN
DIAMETER AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.
THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED 11 MILES EAST OF HACKBERRY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
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345. TheOnlyBravesFan
10:07 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
Quoting Ameister12:
Tornado warning needed for Foard County, Texas.


edit: never mind, found it
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344. sfranz
10:07 PM GMT on March 18, 2012

Keep an eye on the increase in the Gulf Stream SST anomaly. This is a six-month archive and may need a minute or so to load:


www.osdpd.noaa.gov/ml/ocean/sst/anom_anim.html



I'm in Massachusetts and we're in mid 70s. My crocuses started blooming two weeks ago and the bees are up and at the pollen today.

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343. Patrap
10:07 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
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342. Patrap
10:06 PM GMT on March 18, 2012

267
WUUS51 KILN 182205
SVRILN
OHC049-097-182245-
/O.NEW.KILN.SV.W.0032.120318T2205Z-120318T2245Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
605 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OHIO...
NORTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN CENTRAL OHIO...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT.

* AT 601 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS TO 70 MPH. THIS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PLUMWOOD...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
JEFFERSON...
LAKE DARBY...
HILLIARD...
UPPER ARLINGTON...
GROVE CITY...
GROVEPORT...
COLUMBUS...
BEXLEY...

IN ADDITION...AMITY...NEW ROME...LINCOLN VILLAGE...VALLEYVIEW...
MARBLE CLIFF...URBANCREST...GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS AND WHITEHALL ARE NEAR
THE PATH OF THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 110...
I-71 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 98 AND 112...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.



LAT...LON 3994 8281 3991 8281 3991 8280 3980 8289
3980 8299 3999 8346 4011 8340 4011 8329
3995 8278 3994 8278
TIME...MOT...LOC 2206Z 293DEG 24KT 4004 8333
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341. TheOnlyBravesFan
10:06 PM GMT on March 18, 2012

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340. dogsgomoo
10:06 PM GMT on March 18, 2012
I'm wondering about the likelihood of one thing happening. We are getting so much early budding, early sap flow, and early leafing of trees and bushes. However, in many places there is still a month or even two to go till that last cold snap "normally" occurs.

With the right combination of factors that would bring down arctic air for a few days and combine with enough moisture to cause snow/ice accumulation on so many newly leafed/woken trees? That could certainly lead to lots of damage. I'm wondering, do any of the long term models hint at anything like that occurring this year?
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