Torrential rains in Oklahoma; Summer in March continues for Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:07 PM GMT on March 20, 2012

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A significant flood event is underway in Eastern Oklahoma, where widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have fallen since yesterday. Up to four more inches of rain is likely today, and the National Weather Service in Tulsa is warning of the potential for "widespread and potentially catastrophic areal flooding and river flooding" should some of the higher rainfall amounts being forecast materialize. Numerous main-stem rivers across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas are now approaching flood stage, and will likely experience moderate to major flooding into Wednesday. Rainfall has also been heavy over Eastern Texas, with widespread amounts of 2 - 4 inches. These heavy rains are causing some street flooding, but in general, will be a benefit, as moderate to severe drought conditions still cover most of the region.


Figure 1. Radar-estimated rainfall for Eastern Oklahoma since March 19, 2012, as estimated by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radar.

The storm system responsible is a massive, slow-moving trough of low pressure over the Western U.S. that is colliding with the warmest and moistest air mass ever recorded in March in the Central and Eastern U.S. According to the NWS in Minneapolis, Minnesota, moisture flowing northwards into Minnesota along the cold front early this week had the highest levels of moisture ever recorded so early in the year. At the boundary between the Western U.S. trough of low pressure and Central U.S. ridge of high pressure, a cold front is lifting huge quantities of moisture-laden air aloft, forcing torrential rains to fall. The cold front is also expected to trigger a Slight Risk of severe weather over East Texas, Western Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas today, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. Severe thunderstorm watches are already posted for much of East Texas, as seen on our Severe Weather Map. Three tornadoes were reported yesterday in Texas, and eleven touched down the previous day in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The tornado that hit North Platte, Nebraska two days ago was rated a strong EF-3, and injured four people.


Figure 2. Predicted rainfall amounts for the 2-day period Tuesday morning through Thursday morning show an area of 3+ inches (orange colors) is expected over Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Southwest Missouri. Image credit: NOAA HPC.

Summer in March continues for the Midwest
The ongoing March heat wave in the Midwest will continue to set all-time heat records through Thursday, gradually shifting its peak intensity eastwards during the week. A few highlights from yesterday's records:

Pellston, Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula is called "Michigan's Icebox", since it frequently records the coldest temperatures in the state, and in the entire nation. But the past three days, Pellston has topped out at 80° - 82°F, the first 80°F March days in their history. Yesterday's 82° reading broke the previous record for the date (56° in 1976) by an amazing 26°, and was 44°F above average. Nearby Traverse City hit 83°F yesterday, the third consecutive day the city has experienced its hottest March temperature on record.

International Falls, Minnesota hit 78°F yesterday, 42° above average, and the 2nd hottest March temperature on record in the Nation's Icebox. The record of 79°F was set the previous day. Remarkably, the low temperature for International Falls bottomed out at 60°F yesterday, tying the previous record high for the date. I've never seen a station with a century-long data record have its low temperature for the date match the previous record high for the date. Yesterday was the seventh consecutive day that International Falls broke or tied a daily record. That is spectacularly hard to do for a station with a century-long weather record. The longest string of consecutive records being broken I'm aware of is nine days in a row, set June 2 - 10, 1911 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (with weather records going back to 1905.) International Falls has a good chance of surpassing nine consecutive records this week.

Record heat in Canada
Record-breaking heat has also penetrated into the Prairie provinces of Canada over the past week. Winnipeg, Manitoba has broken its record high for the past five days in a row, and hit 24°C (75.2°F) yesterday, its hottest March temperature on record. Forecast high temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday across Ontario are near 26°C, which will threaten the records for hottest March day in history for Windsor, London, Hamilton, and Toronto.


Figure 3. The jet stream pattern features a large, southwards dipping bulge over the Western U.S., creating a trough of low pressure with cold and snow, and a large, northwards looping bulge over the Central U.S., creating a record-strength ridge of high pressure.

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. This jet stream pattern is too extreme to be stable, and the big loop over the Western U.S. will break off and form a giant eddy on Wednesday. The resulting area of low pressure will be known as a "cut-off low", because it will be cut off from the jet stream. The cut-off low will drift slowly eastwards during the week, gradually bringing an end to "Summer in March" over the Eastern half of the U.S.

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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone here
me.....wuzup Keep..
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


They've received a bunch. This is from Lake Charles NWS...

Rainfall totals through midnight. The heaviest rains were just West of Dequincy with an estimated total of between 12 and 14 inches.
That is a huge amount of rain in a short amount of time. I would be surprised if they dont have significant damage in some areas. Thank you for noticing my 10,000th post. It really is a milestone for me..:)..This model forecast show the precipitation levels really well..Link
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anyone here
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The severe is moving east.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1233 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES HAYES...
NORTH CENTRAL CAMERON PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 100 AM CDT

* AT 1233 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR HACKETTS
CORNER...MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
HOLMWOOD BY 1240 AM CDT...
HAYES BY 1245 AM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATES A TORNADO MAY FORM AT ANY
TIME. TAKE COVER NOW! ABANDON MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA.

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Quoting hydrus:
This is my 10,000th post....pfft...This shows there is some moisture in the mid levels for the low to pick up..


Congrats on the 10,000th! I'm still a rookie. :)
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Quoting hydrus:
If there is a little good news, the moisture feed is not as extreme as it was earlier today. It will be interesting to see just how much rain Louisiana received so far..


They've received a bunch. This is from Lake Charles NWS...

Rainfall totals through midnight. The heaviest rains were just West of Dequincy with an estimated total of between 12 and 14 inches.
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This is my 10,000th post....pfft...This shows there is some moisture in the mid levels for the low to pick up..
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


I sure hope it moves on soon too. I keep thinking it's through with Texas but then it starts raining again. I hope it speeds up as well or everyone down the line will face these floods.

If there is a little good news, the moisture feed is not as extreme as it was earlier today. It will be interesting to see just how much rain Louisiana received so far..
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Quoting hydrus:
I am hoping the line shifts west so western Louisiana will get a break. Otherwise, there will probably be serious property damage. The people there are weather savvy tho, may come out of this o.k.


I sure hope it moves on soon too. I keep thinking it's through with Texas but then it starts raining again. I hope it speeds up as well or everyone down the line will face these floods.

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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
423 PM EDT TUE MAR 20 2012

VALID 00Z WED MAR 21 2012 - 00Z FRI MAR 23 2012

...A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE
FOR THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...

...HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE CASCADES AND NORTHERN
ROCKIES...

...TEMPERATURES WILL BE 20 TO 35 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE FROM THE
NORTHERN TIER STATES EASTWARD TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND AS FAR
SOUTH AS PARTS OF THE OHIO/TENNESSEE VALLEYS...

A STRONG CLOSED UPPER-LEVEL LOW OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL
BECOME QUASI-STATIONARY THROUGH THURSDAY. ASSOCIATED WITH THE
UPPER-LEVEL LOW IS A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT LOCATED ROUGHLY OVER
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. MOISTURE WILL POOL ALONG THE BOUNDARY
AIDING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND PARTS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES THROUGH
THURSDAY. HEAVY RAIN WILL ACCOMPANY THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
OVER PARTS OF THE LOWER/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. IN ADDITION
... LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF
CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
03Z UPDATE...
DESPITE HAVING A COUPLE OF RAOBS RUN SHORT THIS EVENING IN THE
MAIN THREAT AREA OVER THE WRN GULF/LOWER MS VALLEY..SATL AND RADAR
IMAGERY STILL SUPPORT EARLIER MODEL FCSTS OF MAINTAINING A VERY
SLOW MOVING N/S BAND OF HEAVY TO EXCESSIVE RAINS OVER THIS REGION.
IMAGERY OVER THE PAST FEW HRS HAS SHOWN THE EWD PUSH OF LEADING
EDGE OF HEAVIER RAINS HAS SLOWED TO A NEAR CRAWL AS UPR LOW
CONTINUES TO SPIN OVER THE TX PANHANDLE AND DOWNSTREAM RIDGE OVER
THE SE SHOWS LITTLE SIGNS OF BUDGING. SURROUNDING UA DATA AS WELL
AS SATL IMAGERY SHOWS VERY PRONOUNCED DIFFLUENT JET STRUCTURE EAST
OF THE UPR LOW WITH COLDEST CLOUD TOPS REMAINING ACRS LA SOUTHWARD
INTO THE NW GULF. THIS SUPPORTS EARLIER THINKING OF MAINTAINING
HEAVIEST RAINS AND GREATEST EXCESSIVE THREAT FROM ARKANSAS SWD
INTO CNTL/WRN LA DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT INTO WED
MORNING BEFORE LOW LEVEL JET/MSTR AXIS BEGINS TO SHIFT A BIT MORE
EWD. LOCALIZED 5+ INCHES ARE STILL LIKELY IN THIS REGION.
SULLIVAN PREVIOUS DISCUSSION FOLLOWS...



A LONG DURATION VRY HVY TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL EVENT WL CONT THRU
THIS PERIOD AHEAD OF THE CLOSING OFF MID TO UPR LEVEL CNTR OVR THE
SRN PLAINS/LWR MS VLY. MODELS HAVE NOT DIVERGED IN ADVERTISING A
VERY FAVORABLE PATTERN FOR HEAVY TO EXCESSIVE AMTS WITH STRONG UPR
DIFFLUENCE...PERSISTENT STRONG NWD MSTR FLUX FM THE GULF AND AN
OVERALL TREND OF SLOWING AS THE AFOREMENTIONED UPR LOW BECOMES
INCREASINGLY REMOVED FROM THE NRN STREAM. UNFORTUNATELY..MODEL
QPF DISAGREEMENT IS INCRSG WITH NON NCEP MODELS IN GNRL FCSTG
MUCH HEAVIER RNFL TOTALS THAN NCEP GUIDANCE. IN ADDITION..TO WHAT
EXTENT CNVCTN COULD PUSH INTO THE GULF AND CUT OFF MSTR ADVECTION
TO THE NORTH ALSO REMAINS AN UNKNOWN. FOR NOW BELIEVE THE BEST
POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RAINS WILL BE FM SWRN LA NNEWD INTO THE
LWR MS VLY WHERE THE EFFECTIVE BNDRY SHOULD SLOW/STALL FOR THE
NEXT 12 HOURS OR SO ALLOWING CELLS TO TRAIN OVR LOCALIZED AREAS.
LOCALIZED 5+ INCH TOTALS ARE POSSIBLE THERE.
OTHERWISE..WIDESPREAD 2-4"+ AREAL AVG AMTS ARE PSBL OVR THE LWR MS
VLY WITH LESSER AMTS ELSEWHERE WITHIN THE OUTLOOK AREA.

KORTY


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I am hoping the line shifts west so western Louisiana will get a break. Otherwise, there will probably be serious property damage. The people there are weather savvy tho, may come out of this o.k.
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Quoting aislinnpaps:
well, I am going to try and get some sleep. Night all.
g.nite Paps.
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The heavy rains throughout much of southeast Texas brought headaches to many areas, but the hardest hit appears to be parts of Orange County.

12 News HD's Chief Meteorologist Patrick Vaughn says part of the county received as many as 8 inches of rain since noon.

A 12News HD crew on the scene in Bridge City reports fairly heavy flooding in that area. Viewers say Texas Avenue has a fair amount of water, while Highway 62 at Interstate 10 is virtually impassable.

Sand bags are being made available for many Orange County residents at the county offices.

As of 11:30, there were NO reports of any school closings or delays. Watch 12News Daybreak starting at 5 for the latest details.

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84 hour water vapor forecast loop. This low is going to stay over the U.S. for another 5 days....Link
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well, I am going to try and get some sleep. Night all.
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okay, this rain REALLY needs to move on. Pat, that radar still looks exactly the same as six hours ago or more!
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The flash flood watches seem justified in light of this:





NAM and GFS 0z meteograms for New Orleans. Look at the moisture content, which is only forecast to increase with time.
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I'm supposed to be at work for 9. Might not go if it's too bad.
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And on that note, I am off to bed! see yal, back tomorrow morning!
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From the NWS in Raleigh, long term for Friday-Tuesday:
------------------------------------------------- --
ONGOING SHOWERS AND STORMS ALONG THE OCCLUDED FRONT WILL EVENTUALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTO CENTRAL NC FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. BECAUSE THE SYSTEM WILL LONG BE OCCLUDED AND THE MID LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY WEST-SOUTHWESTERLY...THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW WELL PRECIP WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD TOGETHER WITH EASTWARD EXTENT. WHAT CONVECTION THAT DOES MAKE IT INTO THE EAST IS FORECAST TO MOVE TO THE COAST BY SATURDAY MORNING..WITH A DRY SLOT THEN FORECAST TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA AS THE UPPER LOW DRIFTS ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY. HOWEVER...THE BOUNDARY LAYER IS FORECAST TO REMAIN FAIRLY MOIST ON SATURDAY...AND COMBINED WITH POTENTIAL FOR STRONG HEATING (FORECAST HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO AROUND 80)...STEEPENING LAPSE RATES ALOFT...AND STRENGTHENING SHEAR WITH THE APPROACH OF THE UPPER LOW...SEVERE WEATHER MAY BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE UPPER LOW WILL THEN MOVE OVERHEAD SUNDAY...WHICH SHOULD CONTINUE THE CHANCE OF INSTABILITY DRIVEN SHOWERS/STORMS INTO SUNDAY. ONCE THE UPPER LOW MOVES EAST LATE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT...WE SHOULD SEE A RAPID DRYING TREND AND SLIGHT COOL DOWN BEFORE THE UPPER RIDGE BUILDS BACK ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST NEXT WEEK.

&&

SMITH
------------------------------------------------- --

That is nice:)
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Local news is saying 171 is closed from Hornbeck to 28, (Leesville) cars are floating on the roads. Houses are being flooded in Leesville and DeRidder.
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Guys look at that spinning area of rain south of Greensboro NC....0.o
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
Good to see you both posting. Be careful. I hope it doesn't sit over you for too long. AtHome...Best wait till daylight to go out, maybe.

Just started pouring here - from an "inner band."
:)

You can see the low center sitting right over the middle of Texas. Click for loop


Doesn't look like the roads are clearing up yet. Still hoping it will move on soon.

Orange County is reporting water over roads in the following areas:

1442 at Gulf State
Service Road at Cow Bayou
I-10 at Pinehurst Exit
FM 3247
Highway 408 ay Humble
Humble at Inez.

Sand bags are being made available by the county at:
Medford area across from Little Cyprus-Mauriceville High School
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The amount of moisture in this system is incredible!
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409. Skyepony (Mod)
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Quoting Skyepony:
Going back to that graph.. Looking at the data that came from. The other concentrated on the red line. I can see the argument for the green. I've been torn for a few years between 3013 & 2015 for the first ice free summer.


If you look at the very slight difference in the r-squared numbers it's clear that at least three curves fit the data fairly well.

The actual year of the first melt-out is more likely to be due to weather than climate. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see it happen this year. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see it hold off for a handful of years.

As we reach bottom there may be some yet-unidentified force (such as high levels of insulating snow due to increased atmospheric moisture) that could slow down the melt. Or the whole system might encounter some heavy storm weather this summer and blow massive amounts of ice out into the Atlantic where it would quickly melt.

Seems like a train wreck is headed our way. All we can do is watch at this point....
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Take care, everyone, who may be in the path of the rain-i-cane and also to those with friends and family in Oaxaca.

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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0312
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1023 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...SERN THROUGH WCNTRL LA

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 94...

VALID 210323Z - 210430Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 94 CONTINUES.

THE THREAT FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL PERSIST ACROSS WRN THROUGH
NCNTRL LA THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING. IN ADDITION...VERY HEAVY
RAIN WITH RATES FROM 1-2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL REMAIN LIKELY. THE WW
IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE AT 05Z...SO A WW DECISION WILL BE MADE BY
0430Z.


STORMS CONTINUE TRAINING SOUTH TO NORTH ALONG A QUASISTATIONARY
BOUNDARY ACROSS WRN LA SUPPORTED BY MOIST 40-50 KT INFLOW AND SLY
DEEP LAYER WINDS PARALLEL TO THE BOUNDARY. THIS PATTERN WILL NOT
CHANGE MUCH THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BUT THERE MAY BE A TENDENCY FOR THE
0-1 KM SHEAR TO UNDERGO A SLOW BUT GRADUAL DECREASE AS THE LLJ
DEVELOPS NWD WITH TIME. WEAK INSTABILITY WILL CONTINUE TO LIMIT
COVERAGE OF ANY SEVERE EVENTS. NEVERTHELESS POTENTIAL WILL REMAIN
FOR A FEW STORMS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LINE TO DEVELOP LOW LEVEL
ROTATION AND PRODUCE A TORNADO GIVEN SIZE OF 0-1 KM HODOGRAPHS AND
LOW LFCS. OTHERWISE...VERY HEAVY RAIN REMAINS LIKELY AS STORMS TRAIN
NWD WITHIN A MOIST ENVIRONMENT.

..DIAL.. 03/21/2012
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Quoting aislinnpaps:
I tried to post a picture of our Walmart a couple of hours ago, but can't get to the button on photobucket to upload it. But the water looks to be close to two and a half to three feet deep.

We've had eight inches as of 8 pm according to the news and heavy rain since then.


Wonder if that won't make it to my Walmart.
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Quoting Patrap:
03:15 UTC Image



It looks exactly the same as it has for hours now...
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I'm off to bed.....good night all
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I tried to post a picture of our Walmart a couple of hours ago, but can't get to the button on photobucket to upload it. But the water looks to be close to two and a half to three feet deep.

We've had eight inches as of 8 pm according to the news and heavy rain since then.
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401. Skyepony (Mod)
1 hour Rainfall
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:




Yes, I told her to call in before she leaves the house to see if the roads are open. They were closed earlier where she has to drive. And I told her not to drive into any water. I thought it had let up now it's started right back.
Quoting aislinnpaps:
Just had a heck of a scare. Tornado warning came in, but it was about fourteen miles north of me. I don't need my heartrate accelerated, thank you very much!
Good to see you both posting. Be careful. I hope it doesn't sit over you for too long. AtHome...Best wait till daylight to go out, maybe.

Just started pouring here - from an "inner band."
:)

You can see the low center sitting right over the middle of Texas. Click for loop
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03:15 UTC Image

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Quoting Patrap:

It has been raining over the same areas for some time now
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Quoting Patrap:
College of DuPage Meteorology
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings


Note: This page will reload every 2 minutes. Warnings are listed with the most recent first.

Click on the station ID to bring up list of recent severe weather statements.

TORNADO WARNING SHREVEPORT LA - KSHV 1020 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 958 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

FLASH FLOOD WARNING LAKE CHARLES LA - KLCH 926 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012


Thanks, Pat. I bookmarked it.
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Quoting MTWX:
Some images from my friend in Orange, TX



Wow! That's a lot of water
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:




Yes, I told her to call in before she leaves the house to see if the roads are open. They were closed earlier where she has to drive. And I told her not to drive into any water. I thought it had let up now it's started right back.


A friendly reminder from the NWS Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4SDEg8r_Y0
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that tornado in louisiana has some serious rotation. check it out on the radar.
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Unlike with Lee, where the soil moisture was practically nonexistent, some areas will see flooding this time:

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College of DuPage Meteorology
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings


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Click on the station ID to bring up list of recent severe weather statements.

TORNADO WARNING SHREVEPORT LA - KSHV 1020 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 958 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

FLASH FLOOD WARNING LAKE CHARLES LA - KLCH 926 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012
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742
WFUS54 KSHV 210320
TORSHV
LAC043-069-210400-
/O.NEW.KSHV.TO.W.0014.120321T0320Z-120321T0400Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1020 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL GRANT PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN NATCHITOCHES PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

* AT 1020 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 21 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF MONTGOMERY...OR 14 MILES NORTH OF SLAGLE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
GORUM...BELLWOOD...CHOPIN...CLOUTIERVILLE...MELROS E...NATCHEZ...
BERMUDA AND ALOHA.

LAT...LON 3136 9319 3176 9304 3174 9297 3171 9297
3171 9288 3164 9268 3135 9302
TIME...MOT...LOC 0320Z 207DEG 33KT 3142 9307
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Just had a heck of a scare. Tornado warning came in, but it was about fourteen miles north of me. I don't need my heartrate accelerated, thank you very much!
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I worked until 9:30 tonight. Took my break in Garden Center, and I could easily see that winds were still gusting upwards of 25 mph, the sky overcast, and humidity levels high. Having been through a dozen or so tropical cyclones in my life, my first thought was "This is reminiscent of a tropical storm."


Creep factor "7"..im giving it on my NOLA meter

anything above a 5 I check the Jenny, think about putting the Cars up on the Audubon Ridge near Children s Hospital.



Doom looks to get here maybe by dawn, but its dem rogue inbound River crossing Swirlie's I cant get warned for.

Have to track dem suckas here and with the local NOAA Alert Tones to my South.



Interesting Spring opener.

Nature takes the 1F plus increase in Global Temps and increases her WV 4% more and Loads the Dice towards Chaos..

The Iraq Shock and awe all over again.

9 years later.

Natures way.

Welcome to the New Earth.

Created, well..
by,

Us.
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