Dangerous tornado outbreak expected Saturday; Gulf of Mexico SSTs warmest on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:57 PM GMT on April 13, 2012

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A dangerous tornado outbreak is expected on Saturday over the Plains, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Warm, moist air flowing northwards from a Gulf of Mexico that has record-warm waters will collide with cold air funneling down from Canada, creating a highly unstable air mass capable of creating strong thunderstorm updrafts. An impressive upper-level low, accompanied by a jet stream with 105 - 125 mph winds at middle levels of the atmosphere, will create plenty of wind shear, giving the air the spin it needs to form tornadoes. SPC has has issued their highest level of alert, a "High Risk," for much of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska for Saturday. Included in the "High Risk" area are the cities of Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Lincoln. This is the second time SPC has issued a "High Risk" forecast this year; the first "High Risk" forecast came for the March 2 tornado outbreak, which killed 41 people and did $1.5 - $2 billion in damage. It is very unusual for SPC to issue a "High Risk" forecast more than a day in advance of a suspected tornado outbreak; according to Wikipedia, today's "High Risk" forecast is only the second time SPC has ever done this. The other instance was for the April 6 - 8, 2006 tornado outbreak focused over Tennessee, which generated 73 tornadoes that killed 13 and did $1.5 billion in damage. People living in the threatened area need to pay close attention on Saturday to this dangerous severe weather situation.


Figure 1. Severe weather risk for Saturday, April 14, 2012, from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center.

Gulf of Mexico water temperatures the warmest on record
Temperatures in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico were the 3rd - 7th warmest on record during the first three months of 2012, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. This allowed Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in the Gulf of Mexico (25 - 30°N, 85 - 90°W) to climb to 1.4°C (2.5°F) above average during March 2012, according to a wunderground analysis of the Hadley Centre SST data set. This is the warmest March value on record for the Gulf of Mexico, going back over a century of record keeping. During the first two weeks of April, Gulf of Mexico waters remained about 1.5°C above average, putting April on pace to have the warmest April water temperatures on record. Only one year in the past century has had April water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico more than 1.1°C above average; that year was 2002 (1.4°C above average.) All that record-warm water is capable of putting record amounts of water vapor into the air, since evaporation increases when water is warmer. Because moist air is less dense than dry air, this warm, moist air flowing northwards from the Gulf of Mexico into the developing storm system over the Plains will be highly unstable once it encounters cold, dry air aloft. The record-warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are a key reason for the high risk of severe weather over the Plains this weekend.


Figure 2. Departure of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from average for April 12, 2012, as computed by NOAA/NESDIS. SSTs in the Gulf of Mexico are at their warmest levels on record for this time of year.

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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
This is one of the best looking tornadoes I'v ever watched.

Absolutely epic.
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I hope it does not hit a town.
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In...Credible.

My God what a storm.

Which Cell is that again? Justin Robets' storm...
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Oh my god.

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1403. hydrus
VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THICK STRATUS RELATED TO THE
ADVECTION OF MID 60S F BOUNDARY LAYER DEWPOINTS FROM NRN TX INTO
CNTRL OK AND CNTRL KS...WITH SSELY SURFACE WINDS GUSTING OVER 30
MPH. A SPECIAL 17Z OUN SOUNDING SHOWS THE PRESENCE OF A WARM LAYER
NEAR 650 MB...WITH RELATIVELY COOL...BUT MOIST...PROFILES IN THE
LOWEST 3 KM. LATEST RUC FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATES CAPPING
INCREASING AFTER 21Z OVER PORTIONS OF SRN AND ERN OK. THUS...THE
THREAT APPEARS MORE CONDITIONAL THERE...BUT VERY CLOSE TO THE EDGE
OF THE ONGOING HIGH RISK AREA. THUS...NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE.

TO THE W...CLEARING WAS TAKING PLACE ALONG AND E OF THE DRYLINE FROM
SW KS INTO THE OK AND TX PANHANDLES AND WRN OK. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
SHOWED TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S OVER WRN
OK...AND AT OR ABOVE 80 F IN THE PANHANDLES. AS A RESULT...THE
ATMOSPHERE HAS BECOME UNCAPPED IN THESE AREAS. INDEED...SEVERE
STORMS WERE ALREADY ONGOING OVER WRN KS INTO FAR NW OK ALONG THE
DRYLINE...WITH TOWERING CU FARTHER S.

WAVES OF STORMS SHOULD CONTINUE TO FORM ON THE DRYLINE...WHERE
CONVERGENCE IS INCREASING AS SURFACE WINDS VEER OVER THE PANHANDLES.
THESE STORMS SHOULD BECOME PROGRESSIVELY MORE SEVERE...AS LOW LEVEL
SHEAR CONTINUES TO INCREASE ACROSS THE WARM SECTOR. FORECAST
SOUNDINGS SUGGEST THAT UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S TEMPERATURES WILL BE
NEEDED TO INITIATE STORMS.

MEANWHILE...LATEST RUC MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT COOLING ALOFT
WITH THE UPPER TROUGH MAY BE MORE ADVANCED THAT PREVIOUSLY FORECAST
WITH 500 MB TEMPS OF -12 TO -13 C TO THE DRYLINE BY 00Z. THIS WILL
ONLY HELP TO INCREASE UPDRAFT ACCELERATION IN AN ALREADY VOLATILE
SETUP. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE MOST LIKELY CORRIDOR FOR
VIOLENT TORNADOES WILL BE FROM NW OK ACROSS NRN OK INTO CNTRL AND
S-CNTRL KS. VERY LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO OCCUR. WITH ONGOING CELLS OVER
CNTRL KS...THE LOCATION OF OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES MAY ALSO PLAY A KEY
ROLE IN TORNADOGENESIS AS SUPERCELLS INTERACT WITH THEM LATER. SOME
OF THE CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST RISK INCLUDE ENID...PRATT...GREAT
BEND...SALINA...HUTCHINSON...WICHITA.

...NRN KS/NEB...
LARGE SUPERCELLS ARE ONGOING ACROSS NRN KS...WITH STRONG
MESOCYCLONES NOTED ON RADAR AND PROBABLY TORNADOES. THESE CELLS WILL
CONTINUE TO TREK NEWD INTO NEB WHERE SHEAR REMAINS STRONG AND
INSTABILITY IS SUFFICIENT WITH RELATIVELY COOL TEMPERATURES. IN
ADDITION TO A TORNADO THREAT...SOME OF THESE HP CELLS MAY EVENTUALLY
BOW WITH DAMAGING WIND THREAT AS WELL.

ANOTHER LIKELY AREA OF SUPERCELL TORNADO DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FROM
NWRN KS INTO WRN AND CNTRL NEB. VISIBLE IMAGERY SHOWS A LARGE CU
FIELD...W OF THE ONGOING KS ACTIVITY...AND E OF THE DRYLINE. BACKED
SURFACE FLOW OVER NEB...ALONG WITH CONTINUED HEATING AND COOLING
ALOFT SHOULD PROVE FAVORABLE FOR A DEVELOPING TORNADO AND LARGE HAIL
THREAT. STRONG TORNADOES WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE AREA-WIDE.

..JEWELL.. 04/14/2012
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Starting to look more like a debris ball type hook than a regular hook echo. Might be indicative of debris... but that doesn't help us much at this point because we already know the large tornado is on the ground. Watch out Langley, KS.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Here quickly!!! Link
This is one of the best looking tornadoes I'v ever watched.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
OMFG ITS HUGE!Kurt Hulst has it. Link


Where is that?


that is at least a EF3 if not higher right now...

which storm is that?
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There is a half-mile wide wedge tornado headed right towards Salina, kansas.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Much appreciated


Don't you love it when there are advertisement before a video that can save lives
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Here quickly!!! Link
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That looks like almost a direct hit on Medicine Lodge, KS.

Another one is going very, very close to Salina, KS.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Much appreciated
Just watch it. Right now it just froze but just wait. It is at least 1/2 wide. Maybe even a mile.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Link Its massive.

Much appreciated
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:


Link???
Link Its massive.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
OMFG ITS HUGE!Kurt Hulst has it.


link???
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Quoting Bluestorm5:
if I can read this correct, the first PDS watch is hyped up too much?

No, it means the current one is too conservative. :P
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
OMFG ITS HUGE!Kurt Hulst has it.


Link???
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That's because a different person (Mead) issued this warning. He is like hurricane season's Avila.
if I can read this correct, the first PDS watch is hyped up too much?
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OMFG ITS HUGE!Kurt Hulst has it. Link
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:


The new words in the warnings really hit you. I think it's going to prove as a life saver


Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Well we have our first PDS warning ever.


Don't have a PDS Warning But you can Tell what they did different from the original non-tested system warnings
_________________________________________________ _______
813
WFUS53 KICT 142236
TORICT
KSC155-142315-
/O.NEW.KICT.TO.W.0015.120414T2236Z-120414T2315Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
536 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN RENO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT

* AT 533 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF TURON...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...SIGNIFICANT HOUSE AND BUILDING DAMAGE POSSIBLE. MOBILE
HOMES COMPLETELY DESTROYED IF HIT. SOME TREES UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED. VEHICLES WILL LIKELY BE THROWN BY TORNADIC WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ARLINGTON...ABBYVILLE...PARTRIDGE...NICKERSON...PL EVNA AND
WILLOWBROOK.

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.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING BRIEF TORNADOES AND FUNNEL
CLOUDS. TAKE COVER IN A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER NOW!



LAT...LON 3818 9823 3818 9822 3816 9821 3816 9815
3818 9814 3817 9784 3778 9825 3784 9844
TIME...MOT...LOC 2236Z 222DEG 36KT 3788 9829

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.25IN



KLEINSASSER
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Quoting SouthDadeFish:
What? Stewart hypes everything up...

I meant Avila xD
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Same storm, still PDS

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
543 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN ELLSWORTH COUNTY IN CENTRAL KANSAS...
NORTHWESTERN MCPHERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL KANSAS...
NORTHEASTERN RICE COUNTY IN CENTRAL KANSAS...
SOUTHWESTERN SALINE COUNTY IN CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 542 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GENESEO...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
35 MPH.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT...MAJOR HOUSE AND BUILDING DAMAGE LIKELY AND COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. MAJOR POWER
OUTAGES IN PATH OF TORNADO HIGHLY LIKELY. SOME ROADS
POSSIBLY BLOCKED BY TORNADO DEBRIS. COMPLETE DESTRUCTION
OF VEHICLES LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MARQUETTE AND LINDSBORG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS TORNADO WARNING REPLACES THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING THAT
WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAME AREA.

&&

LAT...LON 3878 9782 3853 9763 3836 9811 3849 9824
TIME...MOT...LOC 2243Z 236DEG 31KT 3848 9806

TORNADO...OBSERVED
TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...SIGNIFICANT
HAIL...2.50IN

$$

BILLINGS
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Quoting ncstorm:


I hope they dont plan getting back on the road tonight
good news is the race is a night race so Oklahoma/Kansas fans won't reach the threat area until about 1 or 2 in the morning.. unless they stay in Fort Worth/Dallas area hotels. Traffic after the races is worse than typical Los Angeles rush hour so they won't be leaving the area quick enough to be in danger.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That's because a different person (Mead) issued this warning. He is like hurricane season's Stewart.
What? Stewart hypes everything up...

Edit: Oh I see you meant Avila.
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Also watch out North Platte, NE. Strong cell with confirmed tornado just south of town, headed in that general direction.

Cell that just had the split near Beaver City, NE, now has the area of rotation right over town.
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The rotation on the PDS storm is unreal
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Large wedge tornado with this one.
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Quoting Bluestorm5:
Earlier, the PDS watch in Kansas/OK had high risk for all categories, but now the new PDS watch got moderate risk for all categories except for tornadoes and severe hail, which remained high. The risk for strong tornado (EF2-5) had reduced from high to moderate risk (80% reduced to 60%). However, the risk for tornado remained 80% from earlier, so the threat of tornadoes remain very real until 2 or 3 in the morning.

That's because a different person (Mead) issued this warning. He is like hurricane season's Avila.
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Earlier, the PDS watch in Kansas/OK had high risk for all categories, but now the new PDS watch got moderate risk for all categories except for tornadoes and severe hail, which remained high. The risk for strong tornado (EF2-5) had reduced from high to moderate risk (80% reduced to 60%). However, the risk for tornado remained 80% from earlier, so the threat of tornadoes remain very real until 2 or 3 in the morning.
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http://hint.fm/wind/ US Wind Map
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Well we have our first PDS warning ever.


The new words in the warnings really hit you. I think it's going to prove as a life saver
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Another strong storm with a quickly-developed mesocyclone about to impact Beaver City, NE. Beam is about 6000ft so it is tough to say if a tornado is imminent, although signature certainly backs up the warning.
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Well we have our first PDS warning ever.
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Long time lurker, here in OKC...

Just wanted to say thanks for the info/updates this past week. I am manning the check-in at church shelter tonight, so keep your observations coming. Obviously, not expecting much in the metro until later.
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PDS Watch out until 2am CDT.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Dave, at some point it will but its most likely a long way off. The stronger cells with the dry line are killing the weaker ones near by as time goes on. So as it may seem like it may be forming a line in OK most of those storms will die off while a few will survive and prosper. That is what I have been seeing so far and I believe it will continue.
Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Dave, at some point it will but its most likely a long way off. The stronger cells with the dry line are killing the weaker ones near by as time goes on. So as it may seem like it may be forming a line in OK most of those storms will die off while a few will survive and prosper. That is what I have been seeing so far and I believe it will continue.
I agree
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1363. hydrus
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere. The winds blows from west to east in jet streams but the flow often shifts to the north and south. Jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air. Since these hot and cold air boundaries are most pronounced in winter, jet streams are the strongest for both the northern and southern hemisphere winters.

Why does the jet stream winds blow from west to east? Recall from the previous section what the global wind patterns would be like if the earth was not rotating. (The warm air rising at the equator will move toward both poles.) We saw that the earth's rotation divided this circulation into three cells. The earth's rotation is responsible for the jet stream as well.

The motion of the air is not directly north and south but is affected by the momentum the air has as it moves away from the equator. The reason has to do with momentum and how fast a location on or above the Earth moves relative to the Earth's axis.

Your speed relative to the Earth's axis depends on your location. Someone standing on the equator is moving much faster than someone standing on a 45° latitude line. In the graphic (above right) the person at the position on the equator arrives at the yellow line sooner than the other two. Someone standing on a pole is not moving at all (except that he or she would be slowly spinning). The speed of the rotation is great enough to cause you to weigh one pound less at the equator than you would at the north or south pole.

The momentum the air has as it travels around the earth is conserved, which means as the air that's over the equator starts moving toward one of the poles, it keeps its eastward motion constant. The Earth below the air, however, moves slower as that air travels toward the poles. The result is that the air moves faster and faster in an easterly direction (relative to the Earth's surface below) the farther it moves from the equator.
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PDS Tornado Warning

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
536 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

KSC159-142245-
/O.CON.KICT.TO.W.0014.000000T0000Z-120414T2245Z/
RICE KS-
536 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN RICE COUNTY UNTIL
545 PM CDT...

AT 533 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS
LOCATED 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF LYONS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT...MAJOR HOUSE AND BUILDING DAMAGE LIKELY AND COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. MAJOR POWER
OUTAGES IN PATH OF TORNADO HIGHLY LIKELY. SOME ROADS
POSSIBLY BLOCKED BY TORNADO DEBRIS. COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF
VEHICLES LIKELY.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GENESEO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY
TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...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 3852 9848 3852 9793 3843 9792 3825 9842
3831 9848
TIME...MOT...LOC 2236Z 234DEG 30KT 3844 9813

TORNADO...OBSERVED
TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...SIGNIFICANT
HAIL...1.75IN

$$
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Woodward cell is really starting to have some nice velocity cuplets.
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Monster rotation w/ Tornado warning at Woodward, Ok.

Another tornado near Medicine Lodge, KS
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Very impressive storm right in the middle of KS


That's this one. Is the wording storng enough?

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN RICE COUNTY UNTIL
545 PM CDT...

AT 533 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS
LOCATED 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF LYONS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT...MAJOR HOUSE AND BUILDING DAMAGE LIKELY AND COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. MAJOR POWER
OUTAGES IN PATH OF TORNADO HIGHLY LIKELY. SOME ROADS
POSSIBLY BLOCKED BY TORNADO DEBRIS. COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF
VEHICLES LIKELY
.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GENESEO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY
TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND
. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE
TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

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Very impressive storm right in the middle of KS
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