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 MAweatherboy1:
This was taken last night... That's the Bay Bridge in CA... Pretty awesome:

Get that off reddit?
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This was taken last night... That's the Bay Bridge in CA... Pretty awesome:

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The NWS will likely use their new strong wording format for tomorrow's outbreak.
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Quoting 1900hurricane:

Not sure I'd agree with your assessment. Looks like a rain-wrapped hook to me.



Wall cloud is not rain rapped at all. No tornado on the ground yet.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
He just panned away but there is an epic wall cloud on the storm. Link


Showing at least a funnel cloud on camera now.
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Quoting RTSplayer:
Tornado Warning on the Altus cell right now.

Just went up.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
612 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
KIOWA COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA...
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 611 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BLAIR...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLAIR...MOUNTAIN PARK...ROOSEVELT...WARREN AND TOM STEED RESERVOIR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GET IN...GET DOWN AND COVER UP. TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER
OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND
WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3478 9938 3482 9930 3481 9925 3484 9925
3498 9891 3469 9885 3472 9936
TIME...MOT...LOC 2311Z 258DEG 22KT 3475 9929

$$

MAXWELL
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Altus storm is now tornado warned.

TORNADO WARNING
OKC065-075-132345-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0011.120413T2312Z-120413T2345Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
612 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
KIOWA COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA...
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 611 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BLAIR...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLAIR...MOUNTAIN PARK...ROOSEVELT...WARREN AND TOM STEED RESERVOIR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GET IN...GET DOWN AND COVER UP. TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER
OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND
WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3478 9938 3482 9930 3481 9925 3484 9925
3498 9891 3469 9885 3472 9936
TIME...MOT...LOC 2311Z 258DEG 22KT 3475 9929

$$

MAXWELL



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Weather Underground %u200F @wunderground

A tornado is likely on the ground near Blair in Jackson County, OK. Take cover now!
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Tornado Warning on the Altus cell right now.

Just went up.

69 dBZ 38,000 ft. 74 kg/m 100% chance 100% chance 3.50 in. 27 knots WSW (254)
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

No hook yet though

Not sure I'd agree with your assessment. Looks like a rain-wrapped hook to me.



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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

No hook yet though
He just panned away but there is an epic wall cloud on the storm. Link
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Definitely a strong circulation just north of Altus. Might warrant a tornado warning soon.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Good lord the Altus storm has a nice meso.

No hook yet though
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Warnings in the TX Panhandle

SVR T-STORM WARNING AMARILLO TX - KAMA 604 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING LUBBOCK TX - KLUB 602 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012
http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/

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WWUS40 KWNS 132306
WWP2

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH PROBABILITIES FOR WS 0162
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0606 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

WS 0162
PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 20%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /F2-F5/ TORNADOES : 05%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 30%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 65 KNOTS : 30%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 30%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 40%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : 70%

&&
ATTRIBUTE TABLE:
MAX HAIL /INCHES/ : 2.0
MAX WIND GUSTS SURFACE /KNOTS/ : 60
MAX TOPS /X 100 FEET/ : 500
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR /DEGREES AND KNOTS/ : 25025
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION : NO

&&
FOR A COMPLETE GEOGRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE WATCH AND
WATCH EXPIRATION INFORMATION SEE WOUS64 FOR WOU2.

$$
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Signs of weak rotation is starting to show up with the SW cluster of storms near Altus. Looks like a meso has developed.



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Good lord the Altus storm has a nice meso.
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I'm thinking tomorrow is going to be horrific.
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Damage in Norman overall doesn't look too bad for a tornado. Looks kind of similar to some of the wind damage from January here in College Station.
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Wonder what News 9 met thinks about tomorrow.
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First Cell that moved through Norman earlier looks like it may be returning to its old ways...



Not much rotation with it yet though, although that could change.

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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
He's actually a spotter for a TV station in OKC. Some of the OKC TV mets also "chase," and when there's severe happening, the stations pre-empt prime time network shows and cover storms live, like they are right now on that live stream.

That storm you mentioned is the one that caused the tor at Norman. It was tor warned again when it got east of Norman, but not for a while now. Could cycle back up again, though.

I'd watch that one down by Altus. 1900's on it.

The one up by Perry could kick up also. There's some good feed up that way. It is headed for Kansas.

Speaking of Kansas:



MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0511
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0540 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...SE KS AND PORTIONS OF SW AND W CNTRL MO

CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 161...

VALID 132240Z - 132345Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 161
CONTINUES.

TORNADO POTENTIAL IS INCREASING LATE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS ERN
PORTIONS OF WW 161 MAY NEED AN UPGRADE TO A TORNADO WATCH.
CONVECTIVE TRENDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

AS LOW LEVEL SHEAR INCREASES ACROSS SERN KS INTO SW/W-CNTRL
MO...SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS HAVE SHOWN SIGNS OF STRONGER ROTATION
OVER THE LAST HALF HOUR OR SO. IN FACT...WSR-88D VAD WIND PROFILES
FROM KINX SHOW LARGE LOW LEVEL HODOGRAPHS FAVORABLE FOR LOW LEVEL
ROTATION. AS THE LLJ CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
MOIST/UNSTABLE WARM SECTOR...THE TORNADO THREAT MAY INCREASE FOR
SEVERAL HOURS INTO THE MID EVENING HOURS. THIS AREA WILL CONTINUE TO
BE MONITORED.

..LEITMAN.. 04/13/2012


ATTN...WFO...SGF...EAX...TOP...ICT...

LAT...LON 37089705 38659585 38899503 38919445 38819393 38299367
37459371 37029375 37009455 37089705
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
637 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

PRC143-145-140030-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0122.120413T2237Z-120414T0030Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
VEGA ALTA PR-VEGA BAJA PR-
637 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RIVER RISES IN
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
VEGA ALTA AND VEGA BAJA

* UNTIL 830 PM AST

* AT 637 PM AST...RUNOFF FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED SHARP
RISES ON CREEKS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS ALONG THESE MUNICIPALITIES.
ALSO...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL CONTINUES
OVER THESE AREAS. THEREFORE...AN URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD
ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 830 PM AST.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1848 6643 1848 6632 1838 6631 1838 6643

$$

CASTRO
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


So I've heard. I think I'll disagree.
Your a little late lol.
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This is kind of old, but it looks like the SPC is right on the money with it.



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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
News 9 met calling a debris ball on radar.


So I've heard. I think I'll disagree.
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Quoting Articuno:
Storm Chaser Bobby Payne in Shawnee, OK is reporting a very huge wall cloud. Link
He's actually a spotter for a TV station in OKC. Some of the OKC TV mets also "chase," and when there's severe happening, the stations pre-empt prime time network shows and cover storms live, like they are right now on that live stream.

That storm you mentioned is the one that caused the tor at Norman. It was tor warned again when it got east of Norman, but not for a while now. Could cycle back up again, though.

I'd watch that one down by Altus. 1900's on it.

The one up by Perry could kick up also. There's some good feed up that way. It is headed for Kansas.
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I see the video now. near the school.

It's spotty stuff, nothing wide spread at all.

Like one downed tree in a several block area.

No biggy really. It wasn't even a large tree.



They have had several buildings around town with roofs blown completely off though, so I guess if it's you its a big deal.
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Quoting ncstorm:
why would TWC stop coverage?
TWC has stopped coverage at a time like this???.What a sorry excuse for a weather channel they have become.I'am to through now.I'am officially done with them.Bye.
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Meanwhile, to the southwest...

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All 3 of the storms near Altus are forming hooks.
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The second storm doesn't look all that impressive from the tower cam aside from being big and dark.
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
620 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

PRC001-055-059-081-093-111-113-121-153-140030-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.FA.Y.0120.000000T0000Z-120414T0030Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
GUANICA PR-GUAYANILLA PR-LARES PR-MARICAO PR-PENUELAS PR-PONCE PR-
SABANA GRANDE PR-YAUCO PR-ADJUNTAS PR-
620 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS EXTENDED THE

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
GUANICA...GUAYANILLA...LARES...MARICAO...PENUELAS. ..PONCE...
SABANA GRANDE...YAUCO AND ADJUNTAS

* UNTIL 830 PM AST

* AT 619 PM AST...RUNOFF FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED SHARP
RISES ON CREEKS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS ALONG THESE MUNICIPALITIES.
ALSO...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL CONTINUES
OVER THESE AREAS. THEREFORE...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD
ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 915 PM AST.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1808 6657 1798 6654 1798 6677 1799 6677
1798 6678 1797 6696 1809 6691 1827 6688

$$

CASTRO
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Quoting ncstorm:


yeah they back to their regular programming


That's MSNBC.

that's disgraceful.

this would never have been allowed 8, 10 years ago.
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Quoting ncstorm:
why would TWC stop coverage?

They did?
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It sounds like they are saying the high school at Norman was hit pretty hard by wind and hail damage from the tornado.

windows blown out.

Parts of the roofs blown off.

Trees down.

Car windows blown out.

They say the students weren't there, obviously I forget the timing but school must have just been out.
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Jeff Blair just had a bunch of police cars pass him moving fast.
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Tornado could be heading right for Johnson, OK
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
520 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

OKC125-132230-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0010.000000T0000Z-120413T2230Z/
POTTAWATOMIE OK-
520 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM CDT FOR
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY...

AT 519 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS
TORNADIC STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DALE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SHAWNEE...TECUMSEH...PINK...EARLSBORO...JOHNSON.. .DALE AND BETHEL
ACRES.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 175 AND 194.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GET IN...GET DOWN AND COVER UP. TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER
OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND
WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3523 9678 3525 9714 3538 9714 3546 9677
TIME...MOT...LOC 2219Z 231DEG 20KT 3539 9699

$$

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Funnel trying to reach the ground.
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Storm Chaser Bobby Payne in Shawnee, OK is reporting a very huge wall cloud. Link
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Another extremely powerful thunderstorm forming near Harmon, in SW Oklahoma.

69 dBZ 40,000 ft. 75 kg/m² 100% chance 100% chance 2.75 in. 21 knots SW (225)

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
521 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

KSZ099-100-132300-
LABETTE-MONTGOMERY-
521 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A SIGNIFICANT
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LABETTE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES...

AT 516 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER MONTGOMERY AND LABETTE COUNTIES...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND WINDS TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE SHELTER IN THE EVENT THE STORMS INTENSIFY AND
BECOME SEVERE, OR A WARNING IS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3737 9515 3701 9511 3702 9595 3738 9594
TIME...MOT...LOC 2220Z 230DEG 32KT 3723 9582

$$

JAKUB
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WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 161
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
512 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2012

MOC097-119-145-140300-
/O.EXA.KSGF.SV.A.0161.000000T0000Z-120414T0300Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WATCH 161 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING

IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI

JASPER MCDONALD NEWTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ANDERSON...CARTHAGE...JOPLIN...
NEOSHO AND PINEVILLE.

$$
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Tight couplet near I-40

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
610 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

PRC019-039-047-073-101-105-107-141-149-140115-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.FA.Y.0119.000000T0000Z-120414T0115Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
BARRANQUITAS PR-CIALES PR-COROZAL PR-JAYUYA PR-MOROVIS PR-
NARANJITO PR-OROCOVIS PR-UTUADO PR-VILLALBA PR-
610 PM AST FRI APR 13 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS EXTENDED THE

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RIVER RISES IN
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
BARRANQUITAS...CIALES...COROZAL...JAYUYA...MOROVIS ...
NARANJITO...OROCOVIS...UTUADO AND VILLALBA

* UNTIL 915 PM AST

* AT 607 PM AST...RUNOFF FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED SHARP
RISES ON CREEKS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS ALONG THESE MUNICIPALITIES.
ALSO...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL CONTINUES
OVER THESE AREAS. THEREFORE...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD
ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 915 PM AST.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1829 6667 1828 6626 1818 6629 1816 6665

$$

CASTRO
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Quoting 1900hurricane:
West cell doesn't look too organized yet.

Wow it had a really nice meso and just kinda fell apart. Yah it has a gust front with it now I believe.
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