A dramatic greening of the Arctic over the past 30 years

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:30 PM GMT on March 18, 2013

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A remarkable transformation in the vegetation of the Arctic has occurred over the past 30 years, according to a study of satellite data published on March 10, 2013, in Nature Climate Change. The authors found that Arctic vegetation growth and temperatures in 2011 resembled what occurred 250 - 430 miles farther to the south back in 1982. That's the approximate distance in latitude between San Francisco and San Diego, or Washington D.C. and Atlanta. More greening occurred in Eurasia than North America, and the Arctic's new greenness is visible on the ground as an increasing abundance of tall shrubs and trees. Large patches of vigorously productive vegetation now span a third of the northern landscape, an area about equal to the contiguous United States. "Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, Arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more," said co-author Dr. Ranga Myneni of Boston University's Department of Earth and Environment, in a NASA press release. "In the north's Arctic and boreal areas, the characteristics of the seasons are changing, leading to great disruptions for plants and related ecosystems." The changes in the Arctic's vegetation are being driven by human-caused global warming, which is occurring in the Arctic at more than double the rate of the rest of the planet. This so-called "Arctic amplification" is due, in part, to the increased melting of ice and snow near the pole. When ice and snow melt, they uncover darker surfaces underneath, which absorb more sunlight and increase Arctic temperatures in a vicious cycle which melts even more ice and snow. Using 17 climate models, the researchers predicted that a continuation of warming in the Arctic in coming decades could lead to over a 1300 mile latitudinal shift in Arctic vegetation zones by the year 2100, compared to the period 1951 - 1980. That's a distance greater than the north-south extent of the contiguous United States. However, more frequent forest fires, increased pest outbreaks, and summertime droughts due to a warming climate might slow down Arctic plant growth.


Figure 1. Of the 10 million square miles (26 million square kilometers) of northern vegetated lands, 34 to 41 percent showed increases in plant growth (green and blue), 3 to 5 percent showed decreases in plant growth (orange and red), and 51 to 62 percent showed no changes (yellow) over the past 30 years. Satellite data in this visualization are from AVHRR and MODIS. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.


Figure 2. Trees take hold as permafrost thaws near the Altai Mountains in Russia. Credit: Terry Callaghan, EU-Interact/Sergey Kirpotin, Tomsk State University.

Commentary
One often hears complaints that global warming may be greatly overestimated, due to many temperature sensors being located in increasingly urbanized areas where local "urban heat island" effects are not being properly considered. If this were true (and it isn't), then we would not expect to see "nature's thermometers"--plants and animals--change their behavior and ranges much. But plants and animals are responding in major ways to the warming climate, and the greening of the Arctic is merely one more example of "nature's thermometers" telling us that the planet is warming significantly. Some other examples:

Fall is falling back: During 1982 to 1999, the end of the growing season was delayed by 4.3 days in the Northern Hemisphere. During 2000 to 2008, the end of the growing season was further delayed by an additional 2.3 days. In the U.S., fall now occurs ten days later than it did 30 years ago.

Spring is springing forward: Spring events, like bird and butterfly migrations, flower blooming times, and frog mating, have been advancing by about three days per decade over the past 30 years.

Animals are changing migration patterns: New species have colonized previously ‘cool’ regions, including sea anemones in Monterey Bay, and lichens and butterflies in Europe. Over the past 50 years, maximum range shifts vary from 200 km (butterflies) to 1,000 km (marine copepods).

Related blog post: New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for gardeners shows a warming climate

Dr. Myneni's petition to protect Earth from climate change
Professor Myneni of Boston University's Department of Earth & Environment, co-author of the greening Arctic study, has developed a simple one-sentence petition that he hopes one billion people will sign by Earth Day, 2014:

Dear Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon,

We, the People of the Earth, request You to act judiciously and expeditiously to protect the Earth from anthropogenic climate change.

Respectfully,
People of the Earth


The petition, which I have signed, is at: https://yourclimatechange.org/, and was recently featured by Discovery News.

Jeff Masters

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Not much rotation but it has the looks. All the poor rush hour drivers are about to get a rough one.
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Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is in a current state of Groundstop, per TWC.
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Atlanta is now under severe thunderstorm warning. This storm looks to directly impact Atlanta with golfball size hail.

WUUS52 KFFC 182121
SVRFFC
GAC067-089-097-121-182200-
/O.NEW.KFFC.SV.W.0043.130318T2121Z-130318T2200Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
521 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL COBB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
CENTRAL FULTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 516 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS CENTERED JUST SOUTHWEST
DOUGLASVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LITHIA SPRINGS...COLLEGE PARK...EAST POINT...HAPEVILLE...ATLANTA...
MIDTOWN...GRANT PARK-ZOO ATLANTA...DRUID HILLS...DECATUR...AVONDALE
ESTATES...LITHONIA...PINE LAKE...STONE MOUNTAIN AND CLARKSTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...HAIL OR FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS
PASSED...AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8
6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6. YOU CAN ALSO TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG GAWX.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT MONDAY EVENING
FOR NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3379 8476 3386 8416 3378 8408 3363 8411
3363 8414 3365 8418 3365 8422 3363 8423
3365 8424 3365 8446 3364 8446 3364 8474
TIME...MOT...LOC 2121Z 265DEG 36KT 3370 8472

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LT.... here is my new NYC wx blog..
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Dangerous looking cell heading into Atlanta.

2.00 inch hail on this one.


Hail threat might begin to be looked over as the tornado threat begins to increase. Dangerous looking storms there for sure.
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That is some hail stone, "batter-up!"
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
These storms mean business today, I think the SPC may have underestimated this event a little.



no tornado reports at least...
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These storms are moving too, this line is flying at around 70mph. Also producing 70mph winds, and a tornado threat:

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Would make for a bad day.

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These storms mean business today, I think the SPC may have underestimated this event a little.

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Dangerous looking cell heading into Atlanta.

2.00 inch hail on this one.
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Here is what is falling in Jackson Metro:

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Quoting Grothar:
Pittsburgh circa 1930's



Pittsburgh present day:



I'm glad they finally added some color to the city. I don't know how y'all got through the day back when everything was black and white (and sometimes sepia)...
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Quoting Neapolitan:
You're comparing the 1500s to now? Seriously? In the 1500s, the scientific method hadn't even been invented yet, and the peer-review process was nonexistent. Science was definitely being practiced at the time by some, but it was nothing remotely similar to the rigorous system of processes and procedures and checks and balances we have today. No, in the 1500s, no one said it was "proven" that the sun circled the earth; that was merely assumed based on centuries of similar assumptions tied to a religious dictate against stating--or even researching--otherwise.

So far as CO2, it's currently at a far higher level than it's been in a long time--a really, really, really long time. 17th century forest fires? Surely you jest:




Thankfully environmental issues weren't that important before scientific advancement because man wasn't nearly as destructive to the environment for most of human history. Sadly the modern world is responsible for much of the damage done. It is pretty disturbing if we were to sum up all negative impact from man on the environment over the last 299 years. It makes me pretty sad sometimes. That is why I find getaways to "untouched" parts of nature to be very peaceful.


Of course it's not that the modern world has to be so destructive, but we have a culture of many generations now that is deeply rooted in consumerism and all its inefficiencies. The environmental problem including CO2 is going to take a cultural change not a government one. Of course, I'm not saying that the government doesn't have some role in the matter, however too much regulation will be a disaster.

The prohibition period of alcohol is a great example. Alcohol consumption in large quantities is something deeply rooted in our culture and many others, banning it entirely made the issues the come with alcohol worse and unfairly sanctioned those who do drink in moderation.

With that said, too great of intervention/regulation from the government will cause more harm than good in a similar way because our culture has a deep attachment to consumerism. Any government regulation must be done carefully and not with a sudden and not with sudden radical change.

At this point the best thing that can be done is through education and by example. If we are are serious about environmental impact we need to personally educate people out of care. Furthermore, if we do care, we should take personal measures to be more environmentally friendly. I'm not saying if anyone believes climate change is a problem should stop driving gas cars immediately. However, if it is actually practical and affordable for one to own an electric vehicle they should purchase one if they are serious about climate change.
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NWS Jackson MS ‏@NWSJacksonMS

Clinton Fire Dept now reported baseball sized hail at the fire station. #mswx
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Golfball size hail reported to be breaking state troopers' car windows out on I-20 just west of Clinton. #mswx
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Afternoon folks.

Are there any widespread reports of hail damage coming off the current storm line in Alabama? Looks like there was some earlier in the afternoon in Northern Alabama but anything recent? *eyeing my new car nervously*
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Quoting MTWX:
THAT WAS INSANE!!!

We just recorded a wind gust of 78 MPH!!

There is debris everywhere!

Anyone ahead of this thing get stuff put away if you have time and then take substantial shelter!!

Link

The cell moving toward the Jackson area is already producing Baseball sized hail and intermittantly has a vortex signature!



Dang man, intense!

I've experienced thunderstorms like that before minus the baseball sized hail, it is a crazy experience for sure. A few years ago we had a cell dump 3.42 inches of rain in less than 1 hour and a wind gust to 84 mph and insane CG lightning, one of the worst thunderstorms I've ever seen.
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Rain is going to make it to SE Florida

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I looked outside 20 mins ago... nothing.... I just looked outside again and its snowing/sleeting very hard and there is already a slushy dusting.... "That Escalated Quickly"
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Hail core is headed right towards Downtown Jackson. Hopefully the hail isn't too large.

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Quoting intampa:
ok i keep seeing all this talk about a good rain for florida... dont tease us like that... is it true...??


I feel you as we in Orlando hve had nothing today. It looks like though that Tuesday & Wednesday will be wet around here and then again by Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I also would expect some severe wx here Saturday evening thru Sunday. Could even be some tornadoes crossing the state.


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Pittsburgh circa 1930's



Pittsburgh present day:

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Quoting bjrabbit:


I admitted in an earlier post that yes, mankind can have an effect (but not cataclysmic world ending/altering effects. All I am pointing out is that things were a lot worse and that a lot has already been done...but it is never going to be 1600 again. BTW, how much carbon was put into the air by all of the wildfires back then....

I think that the use of absolutes like "science has proven" needs to be moderated as the science that existed in the 1500's believed that it was proven that the sun circled the Earth.

Do you think electric cars are the answer? Do you know how much energy it takes to recharge a simple electric golf cart? Been in the electric propulsion industry for most of my career...the physics and chemistry of batteries are limited.
You're comparing the 1500s to now? Seriously? In the 1500s, the scientific method hadn't even been invented yet, and the peer-review process was nonexistent. Science was definitely being practiced at the time by some, but it was nothing remotely similar to the rigorous system of processes and procedures and checks and balances we have today. No, in the 1500s, no one said it was "proven" that the sun circled the earth; that was merely assumed based on centuries of similar assumptions tied to a religious dictate against stating--or even researching--otherwise.

So far as CO2, it's currently at a far higher level than it's been in a long time--a really, really, really long time. 17th century forest fires? Surely you jest:

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This storm just NW of Jackson is nearing the max dBZ (71dBZ) on the radar. Quite intense and likely means it's one heck of a hail producer.

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Quoting intampa:
ok i keep seeing all this talk about a good rain for florida... dont tease us like that... is it true...??


Fort Myers area has had rain .. the majority just came in to your south but I think you will get some ... looking at radar

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GFS FIM model 3/25

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Surface-based instability is impressive for mid-March:



CIN will most likely be too strong for convection to take advantage for most areas in the Southern half of MS and AL.
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Quoting intampa:
ok i keep seeing all this talk about a good rain for florida... dont tease us like that... is it true...??
It's been raining for a couple of hours in Fort Myers. I hope you get some of it too.
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Surface-based instability is impressive for mid-March:

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Quoting bjrabbit:


Straight answer - Proof that man is greater than mother nature. To think that man, who has existed for a blink of an eye during the Earth's lifespan can "change" the climate (outside of nuclear war) is just not believable.

Livable planet? I grew up in the 60's and 70's near the steel mills in NW Indiana...the sky was brown with pollutants all day, every day and nothing lived in any of the rivers near the plant and there was open discharge into Lake Michigan. Now, the skies (and pollution) have cleared significantly, there is life in the rivers and the lake is cleaner. (And yes, for the most part the same steel mills there now where there in the 60's and 70's). What else do you want? It is never going to be the same place that the French trappers found in the 1600's. We have to be practical.
But Mother Nature didn't cause those changes in NW Indiana; she recovered from her injuries when the pollutants were reduced (scrubbers, new technology) and when the discharge into Lake Michigan was cut back. Mother Nature couldn't have cleaned that area up if man had continued the pollution.

The theory of AGW is similar: man has dumped and is dumping so many GHG's into the atmosphere, that global temperatures have seen unprecedented increases, the Arctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting at unprecedented rates, and weather and growing patterns are changing as Dr Masters described. All of this is supported by science - the WU climate change pages describe it better than I could. Just like NW Indiana, Mother Nature can't recover from this unless we stop.

Although some of us are afraid that if we don't stop, Mother Nature will do it for us. Release of methane currently imprisoned in the oceans and permafrost (triggered by warmer temperatures) could result in an irreversible cycle of warming, release, warming, etc. that could make the planet unlivable. (Yes, I guess I've become an alarmist).

I don't think man is greater than Mother Nature. I think she gets the last laugh. I would just rather not have it come to that. What do you think?

Edited to add: Your responses to Neapolitan were posted while I was writing this so I hadn't read them.
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ok i keep seeing all this talk about a good rain for florida... dont tease us like that... is it true...??
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Quoting bjrabbit:


I admitted in an earlier post that yes, mankind can have an effect (but not cataclysmic world ending/altering effects. All I am pointing out is that things were a lot worse and that a lot has already been done...but it is never going to be 1600 again. BTW, how much carbon was put into the air by all of the wildfires back then....

I think that the use of absolutes like "science has proven" needs to be moderated as the science that existed in the 1500's believed that it was proven that the sun circled the Earth.

Do you think electric cars are the answer? Do you know how much energy it takes to recharge a simple electric golf cart? Been in the electric propulsion industry for most of my career...the physics and chemistry of batteries are limited.


The statement "science has proven" is nothing more than an arrogant BS statement that scientists love to say.
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"The changes in the Arctic's vegetation are being driven by human-caused global warming"

Yeah right.......
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Quoting Neapolitan:
So, wait: you're claiming that mankind isn't able to change the climate, while at the same time noting that 30-40 years ago, "...the sky was brown with pollutants all day, every day and nothing lived in any of the rivers near the plant and there was open discharge into Lake Michigan".

So, can we change the environment or can't we? Which is it?

The thing is, we humans pump more than 3.4 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every hour of every day (and that amount is increasing). 3,400,000 tons. Given that science has proven the longlasting warmth-inducing properties of that gas, how can anyone possibly believe that it has no effect whatsoever on the climate?

Answer: they can't. Simply put, our burning of fossil fuels is overwhelming the system. And there's absolutely no credible scientific argument against that fact.


I admitted in an earlier post that yes, mankind can have an effect (but not cataclysmic world ending/altering effects. All I am pointing out is that things were a lot worse and that a lot has already been done...but it is never going to be 1600 again. BTW, how much carbon was put into the air by all of the wildfires back then....

I think that the use of absolutes like "science has proven" needs to be moderated as the science that existed in the 1500's believed that it was proven that the sun circled the Earth.

Do you think electric cars are the answer? Do you know how much energy it takes to recharge a simple electric golf cart? Been in the electric propulsion industry for most of my career...the physics and chemistry of batteries are limited.
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Note: The Aviation Watch (SAW) product is an approximation to the watch area. The actual watch is depicted by the shaded areas.

SAW3
WW 53 TORNADO AL GA 182015Z - 190200Z
AXIS..85 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF LINE..
40NW ATL/ATLANTA GA/ - 45E TOI/TROY AL/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 75NM E/W /34NW ATL - 51WNW PZD/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..2 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.

LAT...LON 34028344 31868380 31868669 34028641

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS
FOR WOU3.


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While we're tracking the current severe weather across the South, let's not forget the past. On this day 88 years, to this hour, actually, the single deadliest tornado in American history was ripping across Indiana.

It started 3 hours previous in Missouri.

Rated an F5 on the Fujita Scale, it killed at least 695, injured hundreds to thousands of others, and literally obliterated entire cities.

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
316 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

MSC049-089-149-163-182100-
/O.CON.KJAN.SV.W.0123.000000T0000Z-130318T2100Z/
WARREN MS-MADISON MS-HINDS MS-YAZOO MS-
316 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN YAZOO...NORTHERN HINDS...WEST CENTRAL MADISON AND
NORTHEASTERN WARREN COUNTIES...

AT 315 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING BASEBALL SIZE
HAIL. THIS STORM MAY ALSO PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAK RIDGE MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
FLOWERS AND SATARTIA BY 320 PM CDT...
YOUNGTON AND PHOENIX BY 325 PM CDT...
BENTONIA BY 335 PM CDT...
BROWNSVILLE AND BOLTON BY 340 PM CDT...
FLORA BY 345 PM CDT...
CLINTON AND POCAHONTAS BY 350 PM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS OF 70 MPH CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE MOBILE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS...
AND CAUSE ROOF DAMAGE TO WELL BUILT HOMES AND STRUCTURES. NUMEROUS
DOWNED TREES MAY OCCUR...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY AND
PROPERTY DAMAGE.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING BASEBALL SIZED HAIL.
SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS!

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS STORM. HAIL OF TENNIS BALL SIZED OR
LARGER CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO CARS AND BUILDINGS...INCLUDING
POSSIBLY BREAKING OUT WINDOWS. PEOPLE CAUGHT OUT OF DOORS COULD
SUFFER SERIOUS INJURY. MOVE INTO A WELL CONSTRUCTED BUILDING...AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT MONDAY
EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND NORTHERN
MISSISSIPPI.

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LAT...LON 3257 9075 3257 9072 3262 9072 3263 9069
3265 9073 3269 9071 3266 9069 3268 9066
3270 9067 3274 9064 3259 9017 3226 9036
3240 9081
TIME...MOT...LOC 2015Z 291DEG 34KT 3250 9069

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Tornado very possible with this storm as rotation is increasing again. This outflow boundary seems to be enhancing rotation as the storm is interacting with it.
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146. Skyepony (Mod)
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
ALC043-049-071-083-089-095-103-182100-
/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0031.130318T2012Z-130318T2100Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
312 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
SOUTHWESTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
SOUTHEASTERN LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
MADISON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 312 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 TO 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM HAZEL GREEN TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OWENS
CROSSROADS TO SMOKE RISE...AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH. HOWEVER...
THE THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS WILL LAG WELL BEHIND THE INITIAL
PASSAGE OF THE LINE OF STORMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HUNTSVILLE...MADISON...ALBERTVILLE...SCOTTSBORO... CULLMAN...
HARTSELLE...BOAZ...GUNTERSVILLE...ARAB...MOORES MILL...
MERIDIANVILLE...REDSTONE ARSENAL...HAZEL GREEN...HARVEST...
HANCEVILLE...NEW HOPE...GOOD HOPE...NEW MARKET...PRICEVILLE AND
FALKVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE
HAIL. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A
STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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Wow! This is a beast of a storm. Take shelter if you are in Jackson, Miss.

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Quoting MTWX:
THAT WAS INSANE!!!

We just recorded a wind gust of 78 MPH!!

There is debris everywhere!

Anyone ahead of this thing get stuff put away if you have time and then take substantial shelter!!

Link

The cell moving toward the Jackson area is already producing Baseball sized hail and intermittantly has a vortex signature!


glad you came through safely!
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snow expanding in coverage

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you don't have to live in there..

MY LATEST WEATHER FORECAST FOR NYC

check it out...
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