First tornado death of 2013 ends record 219-day streak without a tornado death

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:50 PM GMT on January 30, 2013

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A powerful tornado ripped through Adairsville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, at 11:19 am EST this morning, killing at least one person in a mobile home park. The tornado caused major structural damage in the downtown district, and overturned approximately 100 cars on I-75 near Exit 306 (see eyewitness video here, with swear words.) Eight injuries, some serious, are also being reported from a tornado just southeast of Calhoun, GA around 11:30am EST. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the Southeast in their "Slight Risk" region for severe weather for Wednesday, a step down from the "Moderate Risk" potential issued on Tuesday for the Midwest. Three other tornadoes have hit Georgia today, and there were 79 reports of wind damage due to high winds as of 2 pm EST along the cold front that triggered today's severe weather, from Alabama to Pennsylvania. Tornado watches continue for a wide swath of the Southeast this afternoon, from Alabama to North Carolina.


Figure 1. Car overturned by the tornado near Adairsville, Georgia, on January 30, 2013. Image courtesy of WSB-TV on http://pic.twitter.com/2lAL0Lmc.



Figure 2. Radar reflectivity (top) and Doppler velocity (bottom) images of the tornado that hit Adairsville, Georgia at 11:19 am EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Adairsville is under the circle with a "+" in it.


Figure 3. A wild weather day in the Southeast: NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged four preliminary reports of tornadoes as of 2 pm Wednesday, along with 79 reports of damaging winds.


Video 1. View of the Adairsville, Georgia tornado of January 30, 2013. Note the blue power flashes as the tornado brings down power lines.

Record string of 219 days without a tornado death ends
Today's fatality ends the longest continuous stretch without a tornado death ever recorded in the U.S.--219 days. The last time the U.S. saw a tornado death was at Venus in Highlands County, Florida, from an EF-0 tornado associated with Tropical Storm Debby on June 24, 2012. The previous record was 197 straight days without a tornado death, which ended on February 28, 1987. Part of the reason for the long stretch without a tornado death during 2012 - 2013 was the relative lack of tornadoes. According to NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC), the total number of tornadoes during 2012 was just 936. This is the first time since 2002 that fewer than 1000 tornadoes have been recorded. The jet stream was positioned unusually far north in Canada during much of 2012, which brought drought to much of Tornado Alley. It's tough to get tornadoes when you're experiencing near-record drought conditions and very few thunderstorms. Saskatchewan, Canada saw as many tornadoes in July 2012 as all of the U.S., thanks to the more northward position of the jet stream.


Figure 4. June 24, 2012: A tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debbie crosses Lake Winterset in Winter Haven, Florida. Another tornado from Debbie on this day caused the last tornado death in the U.S., at Venus in Highlands County, Florida. Image credit: wunderphotographer whgator3.

Record moisture and rains
Today's severe weather outbreak was helped by record levels of January moisture, as a flow of unusually moist air rode northwards from the Gulf of Mexico, where water temperatures were about 0.5°F above average. Meteorologists use a term called "precipitable water" to discuss how much water vapor is in the atmosphere. Precipitable water is defined as how much rain would fall on the ground if one took a vertical slice of the atmosphere above a given location and condensed all the water vapor into rain. Precipitable water levels tend to be highest in the summer, since warm air holds more waver vapor, and can exceed two inches in the Midwest U.S. In winter, though, it is rare to see precipitable water values higher than one inch. However, precipitable water was well over an inch well into Canada, and three upper air stations--Detroit, MI, Lincoln IL, and Caribou, Maine--set all-time records for January moisture, and four other stations had their 2nd highest January moisture on record. From the 00Z January 30 to 00Z January 31 upper air balloon soundings taken at the 73 radiosonde stations in the contiguous U.S., we observed these record or near-record precipitable water values for January:

Detroit, MI: New Record: 1.21" Old record: 1.20" 1/11/75
Lincoln, IL: New record: 1.46" Old Record: 1.35" 1/12/60
Caribou, Maine: New Record: 1.21" (Ties old record of 1.21" 1/14/2005)
Alpena, MI: 2nd place, 0.99". First place: 1.01", 1/5/97
Buffalo, NY: 2nd place, 1.21". First place: 1.34", 1/15/95
Wilmington, OH: 2nd place, 1.44" First place: 1.51", 1/12/2005
Gray, ME: 2nd place, 1.36" First place: 1.38" 1/20/96

Green Bay (4th), Albany, NY (4th), Sterling, VA (4th), Shreveport (6th), Little Rock (3rd), Nashville, TN (10th), Chatham, MA (10th), and Maniwawi, Quebec (4th) all had top-ten January precipitable water values. Radiosonde data goes back to 1948.

The exceptional moisture led to record rains in many regions of the Midwest, with numerous locations setting daily precipitation records. Two airports recorded their wettest January day on record, including Madison, WI (1.84", previous record 1.80" on January 1, 1892) and Houghton Lake, MI (1.21", old record 1.08" on in 1938.) Top-five wettest January days in recorded history were also set at Muskegon, MI (2.48"), Marquette, MI (1.21"), and South Bend, IN (1.94".) Here where I live, in Southeast Michigan, being outside yesterday was like walking through a surreal white soup. Rains like nothing I've ever seen in January fitfully poured from the sky throughout the day, ponding up on the frozen ground. Eerie white fog swirled over the sodden snow drifts as thunder rumbled overhead in temperatures 25°F above average. What planet was this? The heavy rains of 1.60" that fell in 26 hours at the nearby Flint airport made this month our wettest January in recorded history, with 3.66" of precipitation.

Jeff Masters

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137. VR46L
Quite a line Near DC and Baltimore

and there is a Signature evident

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Quoting 1900hurricane:
According to the local NWS office, winds at Mt. Washington, New Hampshire could gust up to 120 mi/hr tonight! Gusts of over 100 mi/hr have already occurred today.


They REALLY should have a university of Meteorology up there! Weather nerd heaven!~
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Quoting ncstorm:
Stephanie Abrams ‏@StephanieAbrams

I'm sad to report that today marks the end to a string of a record 219 tornado death free days in the US!

Dr Masters says 220 days.
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Violent winds here and several power flashes and buzzing of electrical arcs somewhere behind me, crazy stuff!
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133. MZT
Charlotte here... looks like the squall line is about 45 minutes away on radar. Warm night, Beaufort scale 5 beezes, some gusts to 6 where the trees sway.
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WRAL viewer braves high winds atop tower today

He can have that job..
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Looks like the line is re-intensifying as it approaches my area after weakening earlier thanks to some additional moisture surging north from the southern gulf and some slight increase in surface instability over the region.

The NWS here is mentioning that they are getting a lot of reports of down trees to the west with the line and a few power outages as well.

Multiple warnings up now.

Hopefully I'll see something interesting!


It really does look like it is intensifying now ... but here in Madeira Beach when I've seen this happening lately the closer they get to shore they lose their punch altogether..maybe because of dry air or something?
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Multiple reports of power outages and trees down to my west, its going to get crazy soon!
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Stephanie Abrams ‏@StephanieAbrams

I'm sad to report that today marks the end to a string of a record 219 tornado death free days in the US!
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Adairsville, Georgia....... one of the strongest Tornadoes I have ever seen for this time of year!
Most certainly an EF3-EF4, based upon one concrete structure I saw that was full of steel laden concrete..... torn all to hades! It normally takes winds close to 200mile/hr to destroy a concrete structure with rebar reinforced concrete!

Mother nature never ceases to amaze me! Everybody stay safe!!!!
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
652 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

FLC037-039-073-077-129-GAC131-275-310015-
/O.CON.KTAE.SV.W.0011.000000T0000Z-130131T0015Z/
THOMAS GA-GRADY GA-LEON FL-LIBERTY FL-GADSDEN FL-WAKULLA FL-
FRANKLIN FL-
652 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM EST
FOR NORTHEASTERN FRANKLIN...WAKULLA...EASTERN GADSDEN...SOUTHEASTERN
LIBERTY...LEON...GRADY AND WESTERN THOMAS COUNTIES...

AT 646 PM EST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM SPENCE TO
10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROYAL BLUFF...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

TREES AND POWER LINES HAVE BEEN REPORTED BLOWN DOWN AT MULTIPLE
LOCATIONS ALONG THE LINE OF STORMS.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
CARRABELLE...LAKE JACKSON...TALLAHASSEE COMM COLLEGE...TALLAHASSEE
SOPCHOPPY...LEVY PARK...FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY...STATE CAPITAL
COMPLEX...FLORIDA A AND M...CRAWFORDVILLE...SAINT TERESA...WAKULLA
SPRINGS...PANACEA...OODVILLE...THOMASVILLE...SHEL L POINT...
CHAIRES...CAPITOLA...ALLIGATOR POINT...AND THOMASVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

&&

LAT...LON 3069 8446 3069 8438 3086 8438 3106 8428
3104 8381 3005 8428 3001 8435 2994 8433
2989 8435 2991 8453 2984 8463 2981 8460
2983 8456 2981 8456 2979 8458 2979 8465
2981 8461 2984 8464 2979 8474 2979 8483
TIME...MOT...LOC 2350Z 270DEG 29KT 3107 8410 2966 8479

$$

08-LAMERS





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According to the local NWS office, winds at Mt. Washington, New Hampshire could gust up to 120 mi/hr tonight! Gusts of over 100 mi/hr have already occurred today.
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Quoting Slamguitar:
Many different types of precip in just a few hours! :D

wait till the west winds kick in and the squalls that follow
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Joe Sullivan ‏@JoeninoWxMan
130 yd swath of pine trees snapped by EF-1 tornado in SE Edmonson Co, KY

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okay, TWC said to evacuate a mobile home when a tornado warning is issued but its dangerous to be on the road driving to a shelter so you basically in a hard place if you choose to stay or leave, especially if you live in a rural town and have to drive 20 minutes to get to a nearby town..shouldnt people leave a mobile home during a tornado WATCH and not a tornado warning where you are only given 15-20 minutes warning time..
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@twcMarkElliot Mark Elliot
Another before / after from Adairsville tornado. Pics have diff angles but can see destruction:
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A tornado watch for Washington D.C. in the month of January. This only happens once every few decades.
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Quoting ncstorm:
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 24
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
630 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

TORNADO WATCH 24 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MDC003-005-009-013-017-025-027-031-033-037-510-31 0700-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0024.130130T2330Z-130131T0700Z/

MD
. MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANNE ARUNDEL BALTIMORE CALVERT
CARROLL CHARLES HARFORD
HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES
ST. MARYS


MARYLAND INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BALTIMORE CITY
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Thats closer to me then I expected
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This line is definitely not weakening yet, we are probably going to nailed here, hopefully just exciting strong winds and no property damage from the wind or tornadoes.
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Quoting Dragod66:
Link

Storm from space thanks to Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut aboard ISS)


What storm is that?
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TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 24
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
630 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

TORNADO WATCH 24 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MDC003-005-009-013-017-025-027-031-033-037-510-31 0700-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0024.130130T2330Z-130131T0700Z/

MD
. MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANNE ARUNDEL BALTIMORE CALVERT
CARROLL CHARLES HARFORD
HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES
ST. MARYS


MARYLAND INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BALTIMORE CITY
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
633 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN TIFT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
TURNER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
NORTHERN WORTH COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 631 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF SYLVESTER...OR NEAR
RED ROCK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
ASHBURN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&
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It is kind of disconcerting to see the jet stream so intense so far this year.

I mean, come on, a 140 knot mid-level jet streak? In January at that!

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Quoting Bluestorm5:
I've visited Biltmore Village. It's a nice town south of Asheville with shops and good food. Shame to see that town having trouble for the floods.


yes, a very beautiful area up there..
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Many different types of precip in just a few hours! :D

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Quoting ncstorm:
Biltmore Village in Western NC..mudslides are being reported along with flooding

credit Asheville Citizen Time
I've visited Biltmore Village. It's a nice town south of Asheville with shops and good food. Shame to see that town having trouble for the floods.
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Quoting stormchaser43:

Was wondering the same, WunderGirl. Either a typo or Georgia Stormz is confused....


"Driving on snot" ... I have heard the expression used in gumbo country (east Montana, central Texas)... there is so much clay in the soil that when it gets wet it is slick as snot. In easstern Montana, NOTHING moves on it, 4 wheel drive, chains... no help. And it feels very much like 'driving on snot'.
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Biltmore Village in Western NC..mudslides are being reported along with flooding

credit Asheville Citizen Time
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Satellite Image Shows Eastern U.S. Severe Weather System01.30.13

A powerful cold front moving from the central United States to the East Coast is wiping out spring-like temperatures and replacing them with winter-time temperatures with powerful storms in between. An image released from NASA using data from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite provides a stunning look at the powerful system that brings a return to winter weather in its wake.

On Jan. 30 at 1825 UTC (1:25 p.m. EST), NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured an image of clouds associated with the strong cold front. The visible GOES-13 image shows a line of clouds that stretch from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast and contain powerful thunderstorms with the potential to be severe. The front is moving east to the Atlantic Ocean.
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@wsbtv WSB-TV
From @ElliotWSB: Daiki Plant Manager Wes Stephenson picking through rubble of main office.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
609 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN COLQUITT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
SOUTHWESTERN WORTH COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
EASTERN BAKER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
SOUTHERN DOUGHERTY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
NORTHERN MITCHELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 645 PM EST

* AT 608 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEAR NEWTON...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
BACONTON...PUTNEY...DOERUN AND SYLVESTER

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
606 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN WORTH COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
DOUGHERTY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
SOUTHERN LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN TERRELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 630 PM EST

* AT 604 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7 MILES WEST OF ALBANY...OR NEAR LOCKETT
CROSSING...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO EAST
ALBANY...TURNER CITY AND LEESBURG

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&
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busy day at work..so just able to check in..I see the pics of the tornado in GA..TWC pics of the tractor trailers are frightening..looks like differences in the 12z models as far as timing for our area..


.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
AS OF 300 PM WEDNESDAY...THE STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM EASTERN
TENNESSEE TO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND IS CATCHING UP QUITE RAPIDLY
WITH THE PREFRONTAL SQUALL LINE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STILL SOME
TIMING DIFFERENCES AMONG THE VARIOUS 12Z MODELS...THE CONSENSUS IS
FOR THE FRONT TO ARRIVE IN THE SC PEE DEE REGION JUST BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...MOVING THROUGH THE GRAND STRAND AND ELIZABETHTOWN/
WHITEVILLE AREAS AROUND MIDNIGHT...THEN THROUGH WILMINGTON AND THE
CAPE FEAR COAST AROUND 1 AM. THIS WILL BE A VERY QUICK EVENT FOR ANY
ONE LOCATION AND THE SQUALL LINE SHOULD TRAVERSE OUR ENTIRE FORECAST
AREA IN 3 HOURS OR LESS.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
554 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN GADSDEN COUNTY IN FLORIDA...
SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
SOUTHERN DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL SEMINOLE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 630 PM EST/530 PM CST/

* AT 450 PM CST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CHATTAHOOCHEE...OR
NEAR ROY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
HARDIN HEIGHTS...RIVER JUNCTION...ROSEDALE...JINKS...HARDAWAY...OAK
GROVE...MOUNT PLEASANT...RECOVERY...FACEVILLE...FOWLSTOWN...
ATTAPULGUS AND CLIMAX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3079 8438 3055 8487 3058 8489 3060 8489
3060 8491 3068 8497 3095 8448
TIME...MOT...LOC 2254Z 240DEG 47KT 3066 8487

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More Adairsville tornado pictures.

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TORNADO WARNING
FLC013-045-077-302315-
/O.NEW.KTAE.TO.W.0003.130130T2248Z-130130T2315Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
548 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LIBERTY COUNTY IN FLORIDA...
SOUTHEASTERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
GULF COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EST/515 PM CST/

* AT 546 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 6 MILES NORTH OF PORT ST. JOE...OR NEAR
SAINT JOE BEACH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WHITE
CITY...DALKEITH...HONEYVILLE...WEWAHITCHKA...WILLI S LANDING...
CHIPOLA CUTOFF...SUMATRA...KERN...RED HILL...LEWIS...ORANGE...
WILMA...CENTRAL CITY...TWIN POLE...NIXON GARDEN...JENSEN PLACE AND
VILAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 2985 8535 2990 8537 2992 8540 2993 8539
2997 8539 3032 8499 3012 8475 3001 8494
3001 8500 2998 8502 2996 8502 2979 8530
TIME...MOT...LOC 2248Z 233DEG 55KT 2992 8527

$$


Uh-oh tornado warned cell headed for my area...


It's a long ways away, but still its starting to get crazy...
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TORNADO WARNING
FLC013-045-077-302315-
/O.NEW.KTAE.TO.W.0003.130130T2248Z-130130T2315Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
548 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LIBERTY COUNTY IN FLORIDA...
SOUTHEASTERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
GULF COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EST/515 PM CST/

* AT 546 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 6 MILES NORTH OF PORT ST. JOE...OR NEAR
SAINT JOE BEACH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WHITE
CITY...DALKEITH...HONEYVILLE...WEWAHITCHKA...WILLI S LANDING...
CHIPOLA CUTOFF...SUMATRA...KERN...RED HILL...LEWIS...ORANGE...
WILMA...CENTRAL CITY...TWIN POLE...NIXON GARDEN...JENSEN PLACE AND
VILAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 2985 8535 2990 8537 2992 8540 2993 8539
2997 8539 3032 8499 3012 8475 3001 8494
3001 8500 2998 8502 2996 8502 2979 8530
TIME...MOT...LOC 2248Z 233DEG 55KT 2992 8527

$$
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Link

Storm from space thanks to Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut aboard ISS)
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Rotation is trying to get going at the border of SC/NC.

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TORNADO WARNING
GAC007-037-095-099-302315-
/O.NEW.KTAE.TO.W.0002.130130T2238Z-130130T2315Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
538 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BAKER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
WESTERN DOUGHERTY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
NORTHEASTERN EARLY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EST

* AT 535 PM EST...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEAR ARLINGTON...OR NEAR ROWENA...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
MORGAN AND LEARY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3162 8440 3142 8435 3130 8477 3146 8486
3162 8450
TIME...MOT...LOC 2238Z 241DEG 51KT 3140 8474

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
528 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
SOUTH CENTRAL RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
NORTHEASTERN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
NORTHERN SPARTANBURG COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 600 PM EST

* AT 521 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR LAKE ROBINSON...OR 14 MILES SOUTH OF COLUMBUS...AND
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THIS STORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
INMAN AND LANDRUM.
LAKE BOWEN.
CHESNEE AND MAYO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO IS LIKELY DEVELOPING. SEEK SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM ON
THE LOWEST LEVEL OF A HOUSE OR OFFICE BUILDING. PLACE AS MANY FLOORS
AND WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE.

TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS...HAIL...OR FLOODING...CALL TOLL FREE...1...
800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...AND LEAVE A MESSAGE EXPLAINING THE EVENT AND
THE APPROXIMATE ADDRESS WHERE IT OCCURRED.

&&

LAT...LON 3519 8185 3518 8187 3508 8181 3500 8178
3500 8231 3515 8235 3527 8188
TIME...MOT...LOC 2227Z 251DEG 37KT 3508 8223

$$
LANE
Member Since: April 29, 2009 Posts: 75 Comments: 14598
Storm going through Macon, Georgia now, TVS signature north and south of us crossing I-75 both times. High winds, heavy rain, rolling thunder, tree parts all over the driveway, stuff hitting the roof and windows.

As they used to say in Disney World, an E-ticket ride. :)

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3 more EF0s and an EF2 have been confirmed from today.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
There have been 7 confirmed tornadoes so far from yesterday's and today's severe weather outbreak. The Natural Dam, Arkansas tornado was rated an EF2 (only tornado confirmed from yesterday).

4 EF0s and 2 EF2s today.


Not surprised Natural Dam tornado was rated EF2. It did look great on the radar yesterday.

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There have been 7 confirmed tornadoes so far from yesterday's and today's severe weather outbreak. The Natural Dam, Arkansas tornado was rated an EF2 (only tornado confirmed from yesterday).

4 EF0s and 2 EF2s today.
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Quoting all4hurricanes:

from the damage I've seen it looks like a lot of roofs came off but some wooden houses were intact and the supermarket had all of its walls I think it is a high end EF2 but I haven't seen many damage pictures
That tornado did destroyed a plant, though... I'll say low end EF3, but we'll have to see what NWS survey finds. The damage pictures brought back the memories of EF3 tornado damage in Sanford that I saw in person.

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