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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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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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The Adairsville, GA police chief says the tornado that struck the city around noon today was a quarter of a mile wide.

Judging by damage pictures, I'd say it was an EF3.

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
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Here on the Central Atlantic coast, we've had sunshine all day. Not sure what we'll get tonight, because the ocean is still cold, but there's juice to work with out there, especially inland.

The first thought that comes to my mind, listening to this guy is ... Dorothy, he is not.

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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!
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WOCN11 CWTO 302051
Special weather statement updated by Environment Canada at 3:51 PM
EST Wednesday 30 January 2013.
------------------------------------------------- --------------------
Special weather statement for:
City of Toronto
Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent
Sarnia - Lambton
Elgin
London - Middlesex
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Oxford - Brant
Niagara
City of Hamilton
Halton - Peel
York - Durham
Huron - Perth
Waterloo - Wellington
Dufferin - Innisfil
Grey - Bruce
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Kingston - Prince Edward
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Ottawa
Gatineau
Prescott and Russell
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Parry Sound - Muskoka
Haliburton
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Algonquin
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet.

Temperatures on a roller coaster with rapidly changing weather
Conditions to end the month of January.

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==discussion==
A strong Colorado low will track northeast to reach Lake Huron by
this evening. Very mild air associated with this system has given
remarkable temperatures in the double digits to Southern Ontario with
new maximum temperature records in many areas today.

As the deepening Colorado low moves across Georgian Bay into Quebec
tonight, it will drag a sharp Arctic cold front east across the
entire district, bringing this second January thaw to a quick end.
Temperatures will plunge fairly quickly to below freezing accompanied
by strong and gusty westerly winds. Wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h are
expected in many areas. A wind warning is in effect for areas near
the east end of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario where 100 km/h gusts are
expected. Wind warnings may be necessary in other areas if the winds
become any stronger than currently forecast.

Since the showers are expected to end before temperatures drop below
freezing tonight, a flash freeze is not currently expected as brisk
winds will help most well drained surfaces to dry out before the
temperature drops below zero. However surfaces in poorly drained
areas that remain wet will freeze and become icy tonight, making
travel conditions locally hazardous tonight as a result.

As much colder air continues to get ushered in by strong west to
northwest winds Thursday, winter will return with a vengeance
especially in the snow belt regions to the southeast of Lake Huron
and Georgian Bay. Flurries and snow squalls are expected to quickly
develop in these regions with significant amounts of snow possible.
Travelling conditions in these regions will quickly become hazardous
due to quickly accumulating snow and very low visibility in blowing
snow and bursts of heavy snow. Snow squall watches have been issued
over the regions to the south of Georgian Bay and to the east of Lake
Huron.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment
Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

End
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC005-013-045-059-063-133-302230-
/O.NEW.KTAE.SV.W.0006.130130T2139Z-130130T2230Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
339 PM CST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BAY COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
WESTERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
NORTHWESTERN GULF COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
EASTERN HOLMES COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
JACKSON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 430 PM CST/530 PM EST/

* AT 336 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PANAMA
CITY BEACH...OR 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GULF RESORT BEACH...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
TYNDALL AFB...CALLAWAY...PANAMA CITY...SPRINGFIELD...HILAND PARK...
LYNN HAVEN...VERNON...MARIANNA...CHIPLEY AND BONIFAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT
AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3099 8558 3098 8501 3005 8521 2985 8516
3012 8570 3016 8568 3015 8570 3013 8572
3016 8578 3029 8597
TIME...MOT...LOC 2139Z 195DEG 32KT 3011 8596

$$

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I got some action coming at me, hopefully it will hold together to see some excitement. I live on a pretty high hill so we'll pick up any particularly strong gusts as it blows by.

Unfortunately the line is moving fast and looking a little thin right now so it won't bring the amount of rain we need due to the drought. Hopefully it will thicken up some.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:



You may think it's funny...
But it's snot...

: )

CRS



lol
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The front went through here (Defuniak Springs, FL in the Florida Panhandle) about 20 minutes ago. It was a "non-event". Crazy rain for about 5 minutes and 30-35 mph winds and now its about 15 degrees cooler. Quite refreshing actually!
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@TWCBreaking

Reports of funnel clouds near Walhalla, SC in past few min. from #tornado warned cell
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The Adairsville, GA police chief says the tornado that struck the city around noon today was a quarter of a mile wide.

Judging by damage pictures, I'd say it was an EF3.
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Weak rotation in South Carolina.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
297 damaging wind reports, 10 tornado reports, and 10 hail reports during the day yesterday. 7 tornado reports, 1 hail report, and 121 damaging wind reports today.

Welcome to severe weather season 2013.


And the first death of the 2013 season.RIP.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
297 damaging wind reports, 10 tornado reports, and 10 hail reports during the day yesterday. 7 tornado reports, 1 hail report, and 121 damaging wind reports today.

Welcome to severe weather season 2013.

Only one way to describe this.... January is drunk
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297 damaging wind reports, 10 tornado reports, and 10 hail reports during the day yesterday. 7 tornado reports, 1 hail report, and 121 damaging wind reports today.

Welcome to severe weather season 2013.
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Wind warning
Metro Montreal - Laval


High southwest winds will reach up to 100 km/h along the St Lawrence Valley beginning tomorrow morning.

Going to be an interesting walk to work tomorrow morning. :)
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Hawaii?? Forget it. The real action is in Europe ...

Garrett McNamara surfs 'world record 100ft wave' in Portugal

Surfer caught wave off the coast of Nazare in Portugal

The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazare, Portugal.

If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but whose family moved to Hawaii's North Shore when he was aged 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare.



Source and more (video) f.e. on The Guardian

Good night and stay safe everybody. Greetings from stormy and rainy (but not catastrophical yet) Germany.

Edit: Better video maybe here:
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0101
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0306 PM CST WED JAN 30 2013

AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF CNTRL/ERN VA...NRN/CNTRL NC...SWRN
MD...WASHINGTON DC

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH LIKELY

VALID 302106Z - 302300Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT

SUMMARY...A NEW SVR TSTM WATCH WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED AHEAD OF
RECENTLY ISSUED WW22.

DISCUSSION...CONVECTIVE TRENDS UPSTREAM ARE BEING MONITORED FOR THE
INCREASING SVR THREAT AHEAD OF WW22. DESPITE VERY MEAGER BUOYANCY
INDICATED PER 18Z IAD RAOB...LIMITED LOW-LEVEL WARMING HAS OCCURRED
IN ASSOCIATION WITH WARM-SECTOR THETA-E ADVECTION -- SFC TEMPS NOW
IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE MCD AREA -- TO THE E/S OF A
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION SHIELD. AND...WITH STRENGTHENING MID-LEVEL
ASCENT/HEIGHT FALLS...MODEST WARM-SECTOR DESTABILIZATION IS UNDERWAY
AMIDST VERY STRONG LOW-LEVEL AND DEEP SHEAR PER REGIONAL VWP DATA.
AS SUCH...CONVECTION MAY CONTINUE TO GROW UPSCALE FROM SWRN
VA...AND/OR ADDITIONAL CONVECTION OVER THE SRN APPALACHIANS COULD
EXTEND NEWD. EITHER WAY...THE SVR THREAT IS FORECAST TO INCREASE
NE/E OF WW22 DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS...AND DOWNSTREAM SVR TSTM
WATCH ISSUANCE IS LIKELY.
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Below freezing now, just rechecked the forecast for Friday morning, StL was now 8, we've been dropped to 4! Yesterday's morning low was in 60s, today's upper 40s, tomorrow upper teens. Pretty quick rebound after that though, 40s & 50s, maybe a 60 next week (for highs).
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Thanks Doc,
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OK Boys and Girls... oooooooh... crazy chickens everywhere and it is getting dark. Gotta go catch those girls. Normally they are in their house. It tells me that more weather is coming. Old wives tales still exhist and are still the best of predictions!

Be safe friends.
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taking its sweet time getting to the coastline......
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Weather here can be pretty snotty this time of year.
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Ships polluting the Pacific today

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL STEPHENS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
EASTERN OCONEE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
SOUTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 445 PM EST

* AT 407 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR LAKE HARTWELL...OR 9 MILES EAST OF TOCCOA...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THIS STORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
SENECA AND WALHALLA.
LAKE KEOWEE.
NINE TIMES AND PICKENS.

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 3457 8323 3497 8290 3494 8275 3489 8261
3451 8308 3453 8309 3453 8311 3451 8314
TIME...MOT...LOC 2111Z 221DEG 53KT 3459 8313

$$
LANE
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Flash Flood Watch in effect from 3 pm EST this afternoon through late tonight.

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has expanded the.
%u2022Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Northeast West Virginia. Including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel. Carroll, Frederick MD, Harford, Howard, Montgomery. Northern Baltimore, Prince Georges, Southern Baltimore and Washington. The District of Columbia. In Virginia. Arlington/falls Church/alexandria, Augusta, Clarke. Fairfax, Frederick VA, Loudoun, page, Rockingham. Shenandoah and Warren. In Northeast West Virginia, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.
%u2022From 3 pm EST this afternoon through late tonight.
%u2022A line of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms will push across the Shenandoah Valley, Upper Potomac River Basin, and the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas late this afternoon and evening. Total rainfall of one to one and a half inches is expected, but most of this will fall in a very short period of time, which could cause flash flooding.
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
402 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTHWESTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
BOTETOURT COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
CITY OF BEDFORD IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
CITY OF ROANOKE IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
CITY OF SALEM IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
CRAIG COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
EXTREME NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
EXTREME EASTERN GILES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
SOUTHEASTERN MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
ROANOKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 500 PM EST

* AT 359 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF
70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEW
CASTLE TO ELLISTON-LAFAYETTE...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
PAINT BANK TO BENT MOUNTAIN...AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROANOKE... BLACKSBURG...
SALEM CITY... CATAWBA...
CHRISTIANSBURG... STEWARTSVILLE...
BEDFORD CITY... MONTVALE...
BENT MOUNTAIN... BUCHANAN...
SHAWSVILLE... TROUTVILLE...
ORISKANY... EAGLE ROCK...
PAINT BANK... NEW CASTLE...
SINKING CREEK... HUFFMAN...
MAGGIE... SIMMONSVILLE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT GET CAUGHT OUTSIDE. SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR TO AN INTERIOR
ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY SHELTER NOW. EVACUATE MOBILE
HOMES AND MOVE INSIDE A STURDIER STRUCTURE. IF NONE IS AVAILABLE...
SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF QUARTER SIZE
OR LARGER HAIL...AS WELL AS ANY REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING
DOWNED TREES OR LARGE LIMBS...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND
PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
405 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

NCC175-SCC045-073-077-302130-
/O.CON.KGSP.TO.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130130T2130Z/
TRANSYLVANIA NC-GREENVILLE SC-OCONEE SC-PICKENS SC-
405 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN PICKENS...
NORTH CENTRAL OCONEE...EXTREME NORTHWESTERN GREENVILLE AND
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EST...

AT 403 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR ROCKY BOTTOM...OR 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF PICKENS...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

ALTHOUGH THE STORM HAS MOVED OUT OF OCONEE COUNTY...OTHER STRONG TO
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

THIS STORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
ROSMAN.
TABLE ROCK RESERVOIR.
CAESARS HEAD AND BREVARD.
JONES GAP STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BRIEF...WEAK TORNADO IS LIKELY. MOBILE HOMES COULD BE FLIPPED.
FALLING TREES CAN CAUSE DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY...AND MAJOR DAMAGE TO
HOUSES. SEEK SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF A
HOUSE OR OFFICE BUILDING.

&&

LAT...LON 3502 8303 3503 8301 3504 8302 3514 8295
3537 8269 3529 8262 3517 8259 3514 8257
3510 8255 3480 8295 3493 8311
TIME...MOT...LOC 2105Z 223DEG 42KT 3503 8282

$$
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7-day for Tampa bay..not too bad once this storm clears out..
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Quoting LargoFl:
whew..better get that stove fixed..GFS at 48 hours....
No... that puppy runs way tooooooo hot, just let her cool a bit today without letting her lively fire die out!!! LOL
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wow Nam at 24 hours..yep its NOT over folks........
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What a shock when I heard about Adairsville... Been there many times.. In fact that is one of the beautiful areas I was thinking of retiring to. Cartersville ,just a few miles south of there is a beautiful historical city... I hope and pray for the best.
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Just a tease to the real deal! Stay safe.

Haha you too
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Quoting stormchaser43:

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


Wow, you people are relentless. It was just a tpyo. :)
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Quoting Doppler22:

I'm thinking the main squall line is coming through tonight because TWC and my local WGAL news is telling me that it'll storm tonight
Just a tease to the real deal! Stay safe.
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whew..better get that stove fixed..GFS at 48 hours....
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Thank you Dr. Masters
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Quoting LargoFl:
.....you folks have days of this coming,first rain then snow next 36-48 hours..as the old guy used to say.."it aint over til its over"..........good luck and stay safe up there.
Thanks... why I did not let my woodstove die today, just may need it later if power goes off! I need to move south.
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gfs at 36 hours.............
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TORNADO WARNING
NCC175-SCC045-073-077-302130-
/O.NEW.KGSP.TO.W.0001.130130T2054Z-130130T2130Z/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
EXTREME NORTHWESTERN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
NORTH CENTRAL OCONEE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
NORTHWESTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EST

* AT 350 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR SALEM...OR 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF WALHALLA...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THIS STORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
LAKE JOCASSEE.
ROCKY BOTTOM AND ROSMAN.
TABLE ROCK RESERVOIR.
CAESARS HEAD...JONES GAP STATE PARK AND BREVARD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BRIEF...WEAK TORNADO IS LIKELY. MOBILE HOMES COULD BE FLIPPED.
FALLING TREES CAN CAUSE DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY...AND MAJOR DAMAGE TO
HOUSES. SEEK SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF A
HOUSE OR OFFICE BUILDING.

&&

LAT...LON 3502 8303 3503 8301 3504 8302 3514 8295
3537 8269 3529 8262 3517 8259 3514 8257
3510 8255 3480 8295 3493 8311
TIME...MOT...LOC 2054Z 224DEG 56KT 3495 8293

$$

MOORE
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Yes, here... no lightening... strange that not much wind either?

I'm thinking the main squall line is coming through tonight because TWC and my local WGAL news is telling me that it'll storm tonight
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GFS at 24 hours........
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Yes, here... no lightening... strange that not much wind either?
.....you folks have days of this coming,first rain then snow next 36-48 hours..as the old guy used to say.."it aint over til its over"..........good luck and stay safe up there.
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atlanta's line moved thru half an hour ago. heavy rain, but almost no thunder (heard only one rumble). temperature fell a couple of degrees. still raining lighter, bright sky outside now.
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Quoting Doppler22:

It already hit me... just a few gusts and a downpour... no lightning... I was told that the storms for SE PA came tonight
Yes, here... no lightening... strange that not much wind either?
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Quoting Jedkins01:



Wow I've personally never driven on snot or ice. Although as bad as ice is to drive on, I've personally never seen anyone attempt to drive on snot, although I would imagine it's even more treacherous than driving on ice...



You may think it's funny...
But it's snot...

: )

CRS
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
348 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

MDZ006-007-010-011-014-302130-
HARFORD MD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE MD-NORTHERN BALTIMORE MD-
ANNE ARUNDEL MD-HOWARD MD-
348 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013

...SHOWERS WITH GUSTY WINDS TO AFFECT HARFORD...SOUTHERN BALTIMORE...
NORTHERN BALTIMORE...ANNE ARUNDEL AND HOWARD COUNTIES...

AT 346 PM EST...SHOWERS PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS WERE LOCATED ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF DARLINGTON TO GLEN ARM TO
COLUMBIA...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BALTIMORE...NOTTINGHAM...MORRELL PARK...M
AND T STADIUM...FERNDALE...LOCUST POINT...LINTHICUM HEIGHTS...
JOSEPHINE LEE...BALTIMORE MARTIN STATE AND PERRYMAN.

A BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOUR AND WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED WITH THESE SHOWERS.

&&
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alabama power...........At 1:30 pm, APC outages at 5,598 statewide; 2,424 - BHM; 1,505 - Tuscaloosa; 114 - Anniston; 936 - Montgomery; 5 - SE area; 614 - Mobile.
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Wind is really starting to pick up in SE PA... It's coming

It already hit me... just a few gusts and a downpour... no lightning... I was told that the storms for SE PA came tonight
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About 8,540 power outages reported in Georgia as storms hit state - @GeorgiaPower
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NC/SC Power Outages..........Link
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