Major severe thunderstorm outbreak expected; U.S. drought intensifies

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:16 PM GMT on July 26, 2012

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A dangerous outbreak of organized severe thunderstorms with strong, damaging winds is expected this afternoon from Ohio eastwards through Pennsylvania and into New England, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC). They have put the region, which includes Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York City, in their "Moderate Risk" area for severe weather, just one notch below the highest level of alert. Much of the region is also under advisories for extreme heat, with temperatures in the upper 90s expected. This extreme heat will help energize the thunderstorms by making the atmosphere very unstable. A cold front passing through the region will trigger the severe weather episode beginning around 2 pm EDT this afternoon, near the Indiana/Ohio border. This front already triggered a round of severe thunderstorms early this morning across Michigan, which knocked out power to 16,000 customers. This afternoon, severe thunderstorms may organize into a complex that features a bow-shaped echo. If such a complex brings violent straight-line winds in excess of 58 mph (93 km/hr) over a swath of at least 240 miles (about 400 km), it will be called a derecho (from the Spanish phrase for "straight ahead".) The atmosphere is not as unstable as was the case for the June 29 - 30 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho, however. That storm was one of the most destructive and deadly fast-moving severe thunderstorm complexes in North American history. It killed 22 people, knocked out power to at least 3.7 million customers, and did hundreds of millions in damage.


Figure 1. Severe weather risk for Thursday, July 26, 2012, from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

U.S. drought intensifies
The great U.S. drought of 2012 held constant in size but grew more intense over the past week, said NOAA in their weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report issued Thursday, July 26. The area of the contiguous U.S. covered by drought stayed constant at 64% , but the area covered by severe or greater drought jumped from 42% to 46%. These are truly historic levels of drought, exceeded only during the great Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s and a severe drought in the mid-1950s. The July 2012 drought is second only to the great Dust Bowl drought of July 1934 in terms of the area of the contiguous U.S. covered by moderate or greater drought (if we assume the drought conditions measured in mid-July are representative of the entire month of July, which is a reasonable approximation given the lastest drought forecast.) The five months with the greatest percent area in moderate or greater drought, since 1895, now look like this:

1) Jul 1934, 80%
2) Jul 2012, 64%
3) Dec 1939, 60%
4) Jul 1954, 60%
5) Dec 1956, 58%

If we consider the area of the contiguous U.S. covered by severe or greater drought, drought conditions as of July 24, 2012 now rank in 3rd place:

1) Jul 1934, 63%
2) Sep 1954, 50%
3) Jul 2012, 46%
4) Dec 1956, 43%
5) Aug 1936, 43%


Figure 2. July 24, 2012 drought conditions showed historic levels of drought across the U.S., with 64% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing moderate or greater drought, and 46% of the county experiencing severe or greater drought. Image credit: U.S. Drought Monitor.

Extreme heat continues in the Heartland
St. Louis, Missouri's summer of extreme heat reached record levels on Wednesday, when the city hit 108°F. This marked the 11th day this summer in St. Louis with temperatures of at least 105°F, beating the old record of ten such days in 1934. The minimum temperature in the city fell to just 86°F, tying with July 24, 1901, as the warmest minimum temperature ever recorded in the city. St. Louis has seen just 0.53" inches of rain this month, far below the normal 3.35" it usually records by this point in July.

Jeff Masters

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One day in August the tropics are dead,then there are three at once...you know how it goes.
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Quoting kmanislander:
TC formation probability up significantly from earlier today which is in keeping with the improved appearance and scale of the circulation out there.



SAL is eating it up though, Kman. It will have a problem with SAL until it passes the islands, maybe even longer.

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....................cant imagine whats going in just in front of this line..oh boy.....well thats it for me....stay safe out there folks..HEED your local warnings ok..real bad storms up there today
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Not as intense as the derecho but it's early yet ...
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579) Darn P-D site not keeping me current enough, luv AC
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Here is the relative position of the jet stream over the Great Lakes and parts East today........No wonder those squall lines and tornadoes are truckin...

Link



And then it takes a hard left and straight over Greenland.
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
332 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

PAC023-027-033-035-047-083-105-117-262000-
/O.CON.KCTP.SV.W.0141.000000T0000Z-120726T2000Z/
CAMERON PA-CLEARFIELD PA-ELK PA-MCKEAN PA-POTTER PA-TIOGA PA-
CENTRE PA-CLINTON PA-
332 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT
FOR NORTHWESTERN CLINTON...NORTH CENTRAL CENTRE...WESTERN TIOGA...
POTTER...SOUTHEASTERN MCKEAN...ELK...NORTHERN CLEARFIELD AND CAMERON
COUNTIES...

AT 327 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES NORTH OF PORT ALLEGANY TO TRUMAN
TO TROUTVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
ROULETTE AND BENEZETTE...
OSWAYO AND COUDERSPORT...
WHARTON AND STEVENSON DAM...
GENESEE AND DENTON HILL STATE PARK...
KETTLE CREEK STATE PARK AND CROSS FORK...

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 6...ROUTE 119...
ROUTE 219...ROUTE 322...STATE ROAD 120...STATE ROAD 153...STATE ROAD
255...STATE ROAD 449.

THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS A HISTORY OF DOWNING TREES AND WIRES. WINDS
OVER 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2.

&&

LAT...LON 4200 7750 4154 7754 4154 7760 4144 7758
4098 7808 4097 7881 4113 7881 4121 7876
4120 7872 4122 7872 4126 7874 4137 7897
4136 7910 4146 7903 4145 7897 4150 7897
4201 7800
TIME...MOT...LOC 1932Z 269DEG 42KT 4198 7824 4147 7827
4104 7873

$$

FORECASTER: RHG/MD
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Quoting Grothar:


Getting a little bowing going on there. Our other home is right in the middle of that line to the east.


yep lookin to be a little intense

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Quoting Pirate999:


I would not suggest that. Look at all sources of information on both sides of the discussion. As we know, even government entities and learning institutions have biases both ways.

As an example:

NASA’s claim that Greenland is experiencing “unprecedented” melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt with some regularity.


Debunked that several pages back - you need the whole quote.
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SPC Hourly Messoscale Analyse
Dercho Composite Parameter



Scary Numbers around Harrisburg, PA
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Is there areason why we are talking about tax breaks and subsidies in the main blog?

If not, could we please have that conversation elsewhere?

From
a Recovering Politics Addict
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TC formation probability up significantly from earlier today which is in keeping with the improved appearance and scale of the circulation out there.

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This is what the San Juan NWS has about wave in afternoon discussion.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
313 PM AST THU JUL 26 2012


LATEST GFS MODEL GUIDANCE INITIALIZED FAIRLY WELL AND CONTINUE TO
SUGGEST A QUICK SURGE OF MOISTURE TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
INTO SUNDAY ACCOMPANYING THE EASTERLY PERTURBATION EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. HOWEVER...A SHARP INCREASE IN PWAT
VALUES OF GREATER THAN 2 INCHES IS FORECAST LATE SUNDAY INTO THE
EARLY PARTS OF NEXT WEEK WITH THE APPROACH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
TROPICAL WAVE. IN ADDITION THE TUTT NOW ACROSS THE CENTRAL TROPICAL
ATLANTIC IS ALSO FORECAST TO SHIFT FURTHER WEST AND ERODE THE MID
TO UPPER LEVEL RIDGE NOW OVERHEAD. THESE TWO FACTORS SUGGEST
INCREASING TROPICAL MOISTURE AND BETTER POTENTIAL FOR MORE ACTIVE
AND WETTER WEATHER CONDITIONS STARTING EARLY NEXT WEEK. FOR NOW
WILL ONLY GRADUALLY INCREASE THE CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL WITH MOSTLY
LOCAL TERRAIN AND DIURNALLY INDUCED CONVECTION ON SATURDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY...AND A BETTER CHANCE FOR MORE DYNAMICALLY INDUCED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS BEGINNING ON MONDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH AT
LEAST MID WEEK. AS USUAL...WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LONG TERM FORECAST GRIDS BASED ON THE TIMING OF
THESE FEATURES.
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Quoting Doppler22:

Ok so first of all... Thanks for keeping us updated on all the warnings and such ur doing a great job
And second of all do u think these storms will hold up as they reach the area around Harrisburg, PA and/or Baltimore, MD?
..we will see as the day goes by,sure is a strong line alright..and..this sort of thing goers on until friday morning so there will be more of this,hopefully not catching people in deep sleep
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Quoting wxmod:


See, you got your facts wrong by not typing
site:edu
or
site:gov
into your search.


Lol... Darn..
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581. wxmod
Quoting Pirate999:


I would not suggest that. Look at all sources of information on both sides of the discussion. As we know, even government entities and learning institutions have biases both ways.

As an example:

NASA’s claim that Greenland is experiencing “unprecedented” melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt with some regularity.

A heat dome over the icy country melted a whopping 97 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet in mid-July, NASA said, calling it yet more evidence of the effect man is having on the planet.

But the unusual-seeming event had nothing to do with hot air, according to glaciologists. It was actually to be expected.

"Ice cores from Summit station [Greenland’s coldest and highest] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.

But rather than a regular 150-year planetary cycle, the new NASA report calls the melt “unprecedented,” the result of a recent strong ridge of warm air, or a heat dome, over Greenland -- one of a series that has dominated Greenland's weather since the end of May.


See, you got your facts wrong by not typing
site:edu
or
site:gov
into your search.
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Quoting dabirds:
Ah, just before I saw Pat's pic of the farmer Joe Bonamasso's "Dust Bowl" came up on the playlist!

Looks like I might get my wish for backside daytime heating storms if that line west of StL can grow a tad farther north before or right after it crosses the Mississippi. But with my track record it'll dry up!

Darn, cooler weather seems to have revived the Dodgers!


Actually it's 5-4 Cardinals now, thanks to Allen Craig ;) Go Cards!
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Quoting Grothar:


Getting a little bowing going on there. Our other home is right in the middle of that line to the east.
..oh boy Gro..hope everything comes out ok up there for you
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Ah, just before I saw Pat's pic of the farmer Joe Bonamasso's "Dust Bowl" came up on the playlist!

Looks like I might get my wish for backside daytime heating storms if that line west of StL can grow a tad farther north before or right after it crosses the Mississippi. But with my track record it'll dry up!

Darn, cooler weather seems to have revived the Dodgers!
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


Getting a little bowing going on there. Our other home is right in the middle of that line to the east.
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Quoting LargoFl:
. ........................................NYC and Jersey..you had better keep a good eye on this line of storms, hope it eases up before it gets to your area

Ok so first of all... Thanks for keeping us updated on all the warnings and such ur doing a great job
And second of all do u think these storms will hold up as they reach the area around Harrisburg, PA and/or Baltimore, MD?
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573. wxmod
This satellite photo of Russia fires shows one thousand two hundred miles from side to side.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN POTTER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... NORTHERN TIOGA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... * UNTIL 415 PM EDT * AT 319 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THE STORMS CONTAINING THE POSSIBLE TORNADO EXTENDED FROM WILLEYVILLE TO DENTON HILL STATE PARK...AND WERE MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... WESTFIELD... GAINES... ELKLAND... WELLSBORO AND KEENEYVILLE... TIOGA JUNCTION... MILLERTON AND MANSFIELD... WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 6...ROUTE 15... STATE ROAD 449. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER INSIDE NOW. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF A STURDY BUILDING. PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS YOU CAN. AVOID WINDOWS. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT THURSDAY EVENING FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.
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Quoting Skyepony:
Look at that..Godwin's Law comes into play on both sides of the debate..



That's not what they're talking about.
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Quoting opal92nwf:
20 years ago. About 21 days from now it would form, the first named storm of the season.
I still have the book the Miami Herald put together of the aftermath. It was sooooo devastating, and it missed most of the keys. I am still amazed that there wasn't more fatalities.
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Storm reports finally popping up
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Just about every year, there is pretty "bleak" looking period sometime in August when nothing forms. Then within a matter of a few days, Mother Nature throws the magical "switch", the rainbow loops light up like a Christmas Tree, the ITCZ fattens up, and we start getting model consensus on possible development of several waves emerging from Africa. It can then lead to a CV storm cluster of 3-4 storms over a four week period.

It could start in early August, mid-August, late-August, or early September but the time-frame varies by a few weeks from year to year..........Just have to keep on eye on the models for consensus. Once the first one goes, several will follow in short order.
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Quoting presslord:
virtual Charleston tour here Link SJ in shorts...putting the 'junk' in Stormjunkie
I paused my internet radio station for this, so it better be good...

Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Maybe,there were following the circulation more north in latutud.
I was noticing what looked like a Twave split at 48 hrs on TAFB page...
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Quoting CJ5:


There, I finished the sentence for you (from the article)


Lol.. I'm on an iPad and it cut it off.. ;)
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. ........................................NYC and Jersey..you had better keep a good eye on this line of storms, hope it eases up before it gets to your area
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Time lapse of the Joplin,MO tornado from GOES 13 on May-22/2011..Notice the exploding "V" like structure on top of the cell
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Quoting LargoFl:
.. Look at those straightline storms..omg those people up there are not used to this kind of weather, probably ignoring or maybe not even watching the news and warnings


Yes they are...
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#556

Those storms are blowing up like crazy as the race along. How fast are they moving?
Largo I hope your folks stay safe.
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Quoting wxmod:

when you do a search, add the words
site:gov
or
site:edu

That should help limit the search to places like NASA or Harvard. But you may not agree with them.


I would not suggest that. Look at all sources of information on both sides of the discussion. As we know, even government entities and learning institutions have biases both ways.

As an example:

NASA’s claim that Greenland is experiencing “unprecedented” melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt with some regularity.

A heat dome over the icy country melted a whopping 97 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet in mid-July, NASA said, calling it yet more evidence of the effect man is having on the planet.

But the unusual-seeming event had nothing to do with hot air, according to glaciologists. It was actually to be expected.

"Ice cores from Summit station [Greenland’s coldest and highest] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.

But rather than a regular 150-year planetary cycle, the new NASA report calls the melt “unprecedented,” the result of a recent strong ridge of warm air, or a heat dome, over Greenland -- one of a series that has dominated Greenland's weather since the end of May.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
..been such a long time since ive seen such a dangerous line of straightline storms like that
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557. CJ5
Quoting Pirate999:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The federal government spent $24 billion on energy subsidies in 2011, with the vast majority going to renewable energy sources, according to a government report.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency accounted for $16 billion of the federal support, according to the Congressional Budget Office, while the fossil-fuel industry received $2.5 billion in tax BREAKS.


There, I finished the sentence for you (from the article)
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 525
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
210 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN CONNECTICUT
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK
NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
SOUTHERN VERMONT

EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM UNTIL
900 PM EDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
ELMIRA NEW YORK TO 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF PITTSFIELD
MASSACHUSETTS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 524...

DISCUSSION...INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON. ONE CLUSTER OF ONGOING STORMS OVER
WESTERN NY/PA WILL MOVE RAPIDLY EASTWARD WITH A THREAT OF DAMAGING
WINDS AND HAIL. OTHER MORE DISCRETE STORMS MAY FORM ON/NORTH OF
RETREATING WARM FRONT. THESE STORMS WILL POTENTIALLY BECOME
SUPERCELLULAR WITH A RISK OF LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND
ISOLATED TORNADOES.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


...HART
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The OSCAT pass shows a very broad circulation but would need to be stitched together in order to get a really good look at the circulation overall. It does confirm though the high amplitude rotation shown in visible loop imagery
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Quoting kmanislander:


Good afternoon

Many seasons have begun like this and then exploded into action


Patience is the name of the game in July.



...July, Stand By
August, come they must...
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Quoting LargoFl:
..yes i know, im just worried about all my folks up there where all this really Bad weather is headed..didnt mean to single him out..sorry for that


No need to apologize..Keep posting away! You have been the most diligent in posting the warnings and watches..hope your family comes out okay in this!..I understand what you are saying though..some bloggers on here dont understand that sometimes the nonsense needs to go away especially when the NE is getting slammed with terrible weather..
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A ways out, but the GFS has something going on in the Western Caribbean...228 hours..
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
305 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

PAC083-105-261930-
/O.CON.KCTP.TO.W.0002.000000T0000Z-120726T1930Z/
MCKEAN PA-POTTER PA-
305 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM EDT FOR WESTERN
POTTER AND EAST CENTRAL MCKEAN COUNTIES...

AT 301 PM EDT...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION THAT MAY BE PRODUCING A
TORNADO. THIS STORM THAT MAY BE PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR
PORT ALLEGANY...OR 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OLEAN...MOVING EAST AT 50
MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
ROULETTE...
COUDERSPORT AND OSWAYO...

THIS WILL IMPACT ROUTE 6.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
THURSDAY EVENING FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

&&

LAT...LON 4183 7833 4193 7827 4194 7789 4171 7790
4174 7831
TIME...MOT...LOC 1904Z 274DEG 44KT 4182 7822

$$

FORECASTER: LAMBERT
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549. wxmod
Quoting yoboi:


i try to look stuff up, but i get side tracked by alot of cherry picking data and propaganda thrown at me, i guess my priorities are messed up...

when you do a search, add the words
site:gov
or
site:edu

That should help limit the search to places like NASA or Harvard. But you may not agree with them.
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