An unusually quiet March for tornadoes--only 6 so far

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 11:37 AM GMT on March 21, 2013

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After an unusually active January for tornadoes, with approximately double the activity of a typical January, tornado activity dropped to near-normal levels in February, and virtually flat-lined during March. The five confirmed tornadoes in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama on Monday, March 18 brought the March 2013 tornado tally to just six. Monday's severe weather outbreak in the south brought hail up to the size of softballs to Jackson, MS, and damage from the hailstorm is estimated in the tens of millions.

Since 2000, the U.S. has averaged 89 tornadoes each March, so we have a long way to go to reach average. The 154 tornadoes last year in March 2012 was the fourth highest March total since records began in 1950 (record: 170 in March 2007.) Records for most and least tornadoes in a month have been set 24 times over the past 60 years. Ten of those records have been set in the past decade--six for the fewest tornadoes, and four for the most, said tornado researcher Harold Brooks last week. In addition, the three earliest starts of tornado season and the four latest have all occurred since 1997, and "We've had a dramatic increase in the variability of tornado occurrence," Brooks said. The jet stream, which plays a key role in tornado formation, has been wildly variable in recent years, leading to the large swings in tornado activity.


Figure 1. The EF-2 tornado with 120 mph winds that hit Meriwether and Pike County, Georgia on Monday, March 18, 2013 was one of just six March tornadoes in 2013. The cell labeled "3" spawned the tornado. Two other supercells are also labeled (cell #1 brought hail to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.) Thanks go to Stu Ostro of TWC for providing the image.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center is highlighting only a small "Slight Risk" area for severe weather on Thursday over Northern Texas, and another "Slight RIsk" area on Saturday over the Southeast U.S. The winter-like jet stream pattern we are in is likely to be dominant for at least the next week, and perhaps into April. So, March 2013 has a shot at making the top-five list for the quietest March months on record for tornado activity. Years with fewest March tornadoes since 1950:

1) 1951: 6
2) 1969: 8
3) 1966: 12
4) 1958: 15
5) 1978: 17


Forecasting the End
We're safely past the December 21, 2012 date of the predicted Mayan Apocalypse, so its permissible to engage in a bit of "what if" speculation on how civilization on Earth might ultimately meet its doom. That's the premise of The Weather Channel's "Forecasting the End" series, which begins airing Thursday March 21 at 9 pm EDT. I'll be making appearances in six of the episodes, set to air each Thursday through mid-April. You might hear me say the phrase, "It would be a bad day on planet Earth" more than once during the shows, as the type of events being considered--an asteroid strike, super volcano eruption, gamma ray burst, encounter with a rogue planet, and massive methane expulsion event--would all do very bad things to earth's climate, making human life on Earth a tenuous proposition. The spectacular graphics should make for an enjoyable show.

New Wettest Place on Earth Discovered?
After successfully helping cast down one iconic world record--the bogus 136°F measured at El Azizia, Libya in 1922--wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, and weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera are at it again. Mr. Burt documents in his latest blog post a challenge to the world's rainiest location, which is officially Mawsynram, Meghalaya State, India, with an annual average precipitation of 11,872 mm (467.40”). It turns out that Puerto Lopez, Colombia may be even wetter.

I'll have a new post on Friday.

Jeff Masters

Sample of hail (sirenscall)
3/18/13
Sample of hail

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Quoting pcola57:
Planck challenges our understanding of the Universe

UK Space Agency Report

Official ESA Video









Europes Planck satellite - a flagship mission for the UK Space Agency - has compiled the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background (the relic radiation from the Big Bang). The new map refines our understanding of the Universes composition and evolution, and unveils new features that could challenge the foundations of our current understanding of its evolution.

For More see above Links..


Notice, many of the large "patches" have disappeared as the more advanced telescope is proving all the ridiculous lamestreams prior assertions wrong. Most of the patchiness and graininess is obviously just caused by the limitations of technology; metaphorical dust on the lense, not some profound feature of the universe.

Oh well, I had more written, but erased it.

One day people will figure this out, and I'm convinced the existing lamestream cosmology theories will be fully exposed as the joke they really are.
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It's quiet now, but it likely won't stay that way. Seasons that featured a relatively quiet start (Jan-Feb-March) usually contained an active to hyperactive mid- to latter half of the season (Apr-May-Jun).

Completely unscientific, by the way.
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Quoting kwgirl:
I just missed seeing the Blue Angels arrive at Key West. They buzzed Duval St. I heard them though! LOL
Enjoy there may not be but a few air shows. We hope they don't cancel our beach show in July on Pensacola Beach!WE are the home for the Blues.
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Good Morning..

Edit: *Allan Huffman maps would change after I post them..
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29.2 inches of snow have fallen in Snyder Lake, Mich. since Monday. As of today, there's a total of 62" on the ground!

but then if it's on a lake then it's all gone, unless frozen.
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Quoting kwgirl:
Largo, there is no legend. I assume the orange is dry air?
Hi thats moisture..its headed away from florida
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Largo, there is no legend. I assume the orange is dry air?
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Our Greatest Weather Disaster

J.B. Elliott | 8:49 pm March 21, 2007 | Comments (4)

NOTE: This is a story about Alabama%u2019s greatest tornado outbreak three weeks before I was born. It happened on March 21, 1932. It overshadowed another outbreak of tornadoes only six days later across Central Alabama. That resulted in the first known photograph of a tornado on the ground in Alabama. It was published in the Sunday Birmingham News. For years, I had a copy of that photograph, but I lost it.

Bill Murray has done a lot of research recently on the 1932 event. He is snowed under with other work at the moment, so look for a series of stories from him in the coming days.

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I spent an entire day in the 1960s at the downtown Public Library researching old microfilm reels of the Birmingham Age-Herald, The Birmingham News and The Birmingham Post. In later years, the Age-Herald merged with the old Birmingham Post to become to become the Birmingham Post Herald. I found much good information in those microfilms. This story should not be considered all-inclusive. This is a general picture.

Two waves of strong to violent tornadoes occurred on March 21, 1932 starting shortly after 3:00 p.m. in Marengo County and sweeping NE and east. Another round of tornadoes occurred after dark and some places got hit twice. Let%u2019s use these figures for totals for the day.

300 fatalities
3,000 injuries

The official death toll was 268 with 1,874 injured( april 27 2011 killed 238 in AL). I believe that may be low. I think the 300 fatalities and 3,000 injuries would be closer to correct.

Between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., a violent tornado touched down in Marengo County in West Alabama killing 36 people and injuring 136. In the eastern part of the county, SE of Demopolis, after the storm there was the horrible finding of a dead baby, a dead pig and a horse collar all stuck deeply in a hollow tree stump.

About one-half hour later at 4:01 p.m., a powerful tornado moved across the NW part of Tuscaloosa, then crossed the Black Warrior River into the heart of Northport. A clock at the Tuscaloosa Country Club stopped at 4:01 p.m. 38 people were killed and 250 were injured. Medical facilities were overwhelmed and some University of Alabama buildings were pressed into service as a temporary medical facility.

Another wave of tornadoes started after dark, mostly in the central and north sections of the state. The Columbiana area of Shelby County was struck twice%u2013in the afternoon and again in the evening. Severe damage occurred as far south as Coosa County in the Rockford area.

One of the powerful tornadoes cut a 60-mile path across Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Shelby and Coosa Counties killing 49 people. The Latham family in Chilton County, lost seven members to the tornado. The father heard the tornado coming, went to the front door and looked out and excitedly said, %u201CIt%u2019s a cyclone.%u201D Those were the last words he ever said. His body was carried about two miles. His wife was found buried up to her neck in freshly plowed up soil in a nearby field. That tornado struck around 6:30 p.m. just after supper.

I received an e-mail this evening from a lady in the Birmingham area who had two uncles killed. Her grandfather, grandmother and another uncle were all seriously injured. Her grandparents could not go to their children%u2019s funerals because they were hospitalized. Her uncle is still living in Jemison and enjoys talking about the storm, but he is very afraid of bad weather until this day%u201375 years later. At the time of the tornado, he was an 8-year-old boy, but he remembers the storm well.

The tornadoes on that afternoon and evening left destruction in Pickens, Hale, Tuscaloosa, Lauderdale, Marengo, Perry, Greene, Cullman, Morgan, Marshall, Bibb, Chilton, Shelby, Coosa, Talladega, Lawrence, Winston, Clay, Randolph, Madison and Jackson Counties. At least 32 people died in small communities across Jackson County. The Sylacauga area was also hard hit.

Let%u2019s look at a few individual cases.

MORGAN, MADISON, JACKSON COUNTIES
It was an F4 tornado with a path length of 75 miles when it continued into Marion County, Tennessee. There were 38 fatalities and 500 injuries.

TALLADEGA, CLAY AND RANDOLPH
Another F4 cutting a 45-mile long path with 13 fatalities and 160 injuries.

WINSTON, CULLMAN, MORGAN
An F3 tornado cut a 10-mile path killing 8 and injuring 25. It occurred at 7:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE, MORGAN
An F2 tornado cut a 5-mile path killing 4 and injuring 10.

TALLADEGA COUNTY
An F4 tornado touched down at 7:10 p.m. and cut a 25-mile path killing 41 persons and injuring 325. One person died at Grant%u2019s Quarry where 35 homes were damaged or destroyed. At least 29 people died in Sylacauga with 11 more in surrounding areas. 600 homes were damaged or destroyed.

HALE AND PERRY COUNTIES
A 7:00 p.m. tornado, F2, cut a 10-mile path killing 1 and injuring 1. Several homes and Greensboro High School had major roof damage.

MARENGO, HALE, PERRY
An F3 cut a 20-mile path killing 10 and injuring 30. Near the Laneville community, 10 to 20 people died as numerous tenant houses were demolished.

PERRY, BIBB, CHILTON, SHELBY, COOSA
A powerful F4 tornado cut a 60-mile long path killing 49 people and injuring 150. It was the most deadly tornado of the event. 21 people were killed in Perry County with 7 in one family. 9 died near Lawley as the Cox community was leveled. 21 were killed in Jemison and Union Grove.

CULLMAN, MORGAN, MARSHALL
An F4, that touched down at 4:30 p.m., cut a 25-mile path killing 18 and injuring 100. It moved from 4 miles south of Cullman to 3 miles west of Arab. Rural homes were demolished in Phelan, Bolti, Berlin and Fairview. Many people were injured in a box factory south of Berlin. One home was leveled killing 6 people. A teacher was killed in Fairview. All of the deaths were in Cullman County where 74 homes were wiped out.

Above is just a spot check of some of the tornadoes and, as we mentioned, not an all-inclusive list.

Remember, in 1932 there were virtually no radio stations, definitely no TV, telephones were extremely scarce, especially in rural Alabama. The governor of the state made a lengthy tour in his Model T Ford.

I often wonder how much the death toll would have lessened, if there had been wall-to-wall TV coverage, weather radio and weather radar. There was no such thing as radar to detect weather back in those days. Citizens were literally at the mercy of the elements.


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I just missed seeing the Blue Angels arrive at Key West. They buzzed Duval St. I heard them though! LOL
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I guess Texas gets the first shot at this next system..
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Hi OG..yeah I want this cold to go away also..my avacado hasnt started fruit yet but soon, my mango already has dime sized fruit, hopefully no more freezes, but this year is strange,one never knows what will happen.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
So when hail pounds the hell outta of them or get broken into, I don't feel sorry for them. If I was insurance I would not cover them if they have garage and park the thing outside every night.

My house has a garage, but I have a roommate who uses it for a bedroom, so I can't park my car in there. It's a pretty common thing to do in my town.
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my forecast next week, 50s every day....

our average high temp in the coldest part of winter is 52...

Our last freeze on average is supposed to be march 23rd or so, and that usually comes after a powerful spring trough and cold front...not a freeze every night.

But it's not unprecedented...just annoying.

We can have freezes till April.
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Quoting JNCali:

North Korea's latest satellite image of the universe

I always felt that kimchi explains why Kim Jong Il's generals kept a safe distance from him:

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Quoting Luisport:

The strongest recorded tornado to hit a southern Chinese city left at least nine people dead and 272 injured , 11 of them in critical condition, reports said on Thursday. The tornado brought winds gusting at up to 177 kilometres per hour and torrential rain and hail to Dongguan and nearby areas of Guangdong province late Wednesday, state media said. It was the strongest tornado to hit Dongguan since meteorological records began, the official Xinhua news agency quoted Deng Haoquan, a local government spokesman, as saying. By Thursday morning, authorities had recorded nine deaths and 158 people treated in hospital, including 11 in critical condition, Deng said. The semi-official China News Service published online photographs of several prefabricated buildings that had collapsed or lost their roofs. Other photographs showed local residents holding walnut-sized hailstones, and showed holes where hailstones had penetrated some roofs, fallen trees and signposts, and an overturned car. Nearby areas of Hunan and Jiangsu provinces were also hit by hailstorms on Wednesday, reports said. At least three people died and more than 50 were injured in Hunan's Daoxian county, county government spokesman Zhou Jingzhong was quoted as saying.
Link
So it seams that US loose the record tornado to China...
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Quoting LargoFl:
I just cant remember a year where the cold lasted this far into march, especially here in florida,by now the 80s should be a constant temp here..


Largo, I moved to SW Florida in June of '09, and that first winter was awful. I planted all sorts of trees and half of them froze. And I definitely remember going into April with temps routinely running up to 17 degrees F. below our norms for that time period. And suddenly, the first week of May (2010), we got warm!

I'm willing to bet we were having a very strong negative NAO during that time period, as we are now. That's why anyone has my immediate attention when the discussion turns to the NAO and its effects!

Not sure if your posting was an expression of frustration, but I know I'm ready for this cold to go away.... My trees are struggling to get going, avocados trying to set fruit, etc. Only good thing is, this week the strange weather pattern has at least brought us rain down here, something we've lacked the entirety of this year up to now.
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Mississippi/alabama take heed of warnings.....
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92. auburn (Mod)
Quoting LargoFl:
I am curious, does car insurance cover Hail?...would that be under collision?


Not sure if all of them do..But mine (Geico)does.
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Thanks for the update Doc! Looking forward to seeing you speak here today! I would be attending the lunch with you and the other meteorology students but I have a climatology exam to kill! :D
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90. auburn (Mod)
Quoting MTWX:


You get an estimate on your damages yet Auburn??


I am pretty sure the Benz is totaled..but it could be 4 days till the adjuster gets out here to look at it,they had lots of damage out in the area and are busy.
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000
NWUS54 KMOB 190020
LSRMOB

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
720 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0644 PM HAIL DENHAM 31.65N 88.53W
03/18/2013 E0.50 INCH WAYNE MS EMERGENCY MNGR

0645 PM HAIL SILAS 31.77N 88.33W
03/18/2013 E0.75 INCH CHOCTAW AL PUBLIC

0649 PM HAIL PLEASANT GROVE 31.71N 88.92W
03/18/2013 E0.50 INCH WAYNE MS EMERGENCY MNGR

0700 PM HAIL BIGBEE 31.61N 88.17W
03/18/2013 E0.88 INCH WASHINGTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

DIME TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED


&&

$$

JFB
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I am curious, does car insurance cover Hail?...would that be under collision?
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86. MTWX
Quoting auburn:


That would be the smart thing to do...LOL


You get an estimate on your damages yet Auburn??
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Quoting auburn:


That would be the smart thing to do...LOL
Now that's how you "spice" up a dead blog, people! LOL
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Quoting MTWX:


Stop it ! You're making me hungry!! LOL!
There's nothing like fermented cabbage to clear the ol' sinus cavity!
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
CONCERNING SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL: THE WARM SECTOR WILL BE
CHARACTERIZED BY MIXED LAYER CAPE EXCEEDING 1500 J/KG AND SURFACE
DEWPOINTS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. VERY STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES
(~ 8.5 DEG C/KM) AND A WEAKENING CAP WILL JUXTAPOSE THE RICH BOUNDARY
LAYER AND SUPPORT EXPLOSIVE CONVECTIVE GROWTH...PARTICULARLY WITH
THE APPROACH OF A POWERFUL SPLIT UPPER LEVEL JET AND DEVELOPMENT OF
AN COUPLED UPPER LEVEL JET STRUCTURE. FORECAST SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO
REVEAL GREATER CAPE VALUES IN THE HAIL GROWTH ZONE SUGGESTIVE OF LARGE
HAIL. IF RICHER MARINE LAYER MOISTURE CAN SURGE NORTHWARD...THE RISK
FOR A FEW TORNADOES COULD BECOME ENHANCED AS WELL. AS IT
STANDS...LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND LOW LEVEL INSTABILITY IS STILL A BIT
MARGINAL FOR GETTING TORNADOES...BUT DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL BE
SUPPORTIVE OF SUPERCELLS AND AT LEAST INITIALLY THERE WILL BE GOOD
TURNING WITH HEIGHT IN THE LOWER LEVELS. THE GREATER RISK FOR SEVERE
WEATHER IS BEGINNNING TO TAKE SHAPE OVER THE SRN HALF OF THE AREA
AND WILL BEGIN TO HINT THIS IN THE HWO/GRAPHICS.
GS I imagine the severe warnings are going to increase tomorrow for sure..this might get dangerous huh
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82. MTWX
Quoting JNCali:

North Korea's latest satellite image of the universe



Stop it ! You're making me hungry!! LOL!
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Quoting pcola57:
Planck challenges our understanding of the Universe

UK Space Agency Report

Official ESA Video









Europes Planck satellite - a flagship mission for the UK Space Agency - has compiled the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background (the relic radiation from the Big Bang). The new map refines our understanding of the Universes composition and evolution, and unveils new features that could challenge the foundations of our current understanding of its evolution.

For More see above Links..

North Korea's latest satellite image of the universe

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
it's winter


No it's Spring.
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79. auburn (Mod)
Quoting LargoFl:
lol..the car stays in the garage this weekend..I have to watch for the tornado's im too close to the gulf..only about 3 miles or so...


That would be the smart thing to do...LOL
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The strongest recorded tornado to hit a southern Chinese city left at least nine people dead and 272 injured , 11 of them in critical condition, reports said on Thursday. The tornado brought winds gusting at up to 177 kilometres per hour and torrential rain and hail to Dongguan and nearby areas of Guangdong province late Wednesday, state media said. It was the strongest tornado to hit Dongguan since meteorological records began, the official Xinhua news agency quoted Deng Haoquan, a local government spokesman, as saying. By Thursday morning, authorities had recorded nine deaths and 158 people treated in hospital, including 11 in critical condition, Deng said. The semi-official China News Service published online photographs of several prefabricated buildings that had collapsed or lost their roofs. Other photographs showed local residents holding walnut-sized hailstones, and showed holes where hailstones had penetrated some roofs, fallen trees and signposts, and an overturned car. Nearby areas of Hunan and Jiangsu provinces were also hit by hailstorms on Wednesday, reports said. At least three people died and more than 50 were injured in Hunan's Daoxian county, county government spokesman Zhou Jingzhong was quoted as saying.
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77. auburn (Mod)
Quoting AGWcreationists:
My godparents live in the Cincy area. During the 1974 super outbreak, the hail started and my godfather started to run towards the car parked outside the garage to get it under cover. He then saw the size of the hailstones coming down and thought better of it.

I visited them a couple years later and he showed me a couple of the hailstones he had kept in the freezer. They were larger than baseballs and had melted a fair amount already when he put them in the freezer.

He said the car and building roofs were trashed and the yard looked like it had been roto-tilled. Lord knows what injuries he might have sustained trying to save the car.

Discretion often is the better part of valor.


Yea I thought about running out to save this car...till I saw one of the hail balls knock a hole in the roof over my deck...then I figured the car was just on it own..and yea,it tore the yard and trees up good...this hail was the size of dimes up to softballs..and it sounded like a wood chipper coming through the woods just before it hit.
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Quoting MTWX:

Don't think he has one...

I've noticed that in the south over the years, only about 50% have garages... and even fewer have basements..
I was amazed at the lack of garages when we moved to TN.. especially considering the high odds of damaging hail. I guess people would rather pay insurance and pay less for their home.. as to where folks keep all there stuff.. I have never seen so many storage facilities.. they are everywhere around here.. must be a conspiracy I bet the home builders and the storage facility owners are related... (someone get Geraldo on the phone!)
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CONCERNING SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL: THE WARM SECTOR WILL BE
CHARACTERIZED BY MIXED LAYER CAPE EXCEEDING 1500 J/KG AND SURFACE
DEWPOINTS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. VERY STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES
(~ 8.5 DEG C/KM) AND A WEAKENING CAP WILL JUXTAPOSE THE RICH BOUNDARY
LAYER AND SUPPORT EXPLOSIVE CONVECTIVE GROWTH...PARTICULARLY WITH
THE APPROACH OF A POWERFUL SPLIT UPPER LEVEL JET AND DEVELOPMENT OF
AN COUPLED UPPER LEVEL JET STRUCTURE. FORECAST SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO
REVEAL GREATER CAPE VALUES IN THE HAIL GROWTH ZONE SUGGESTIVE OF LARGE
HAIL. IF RICHER MARINE LAYER MOISTURE CAN SURGE NORTHWARD...THE RISK
FOR A FEW TORNADOES COULD BECOME ENHANCED AS WELL. AS IT
STANDS...LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND LOW LEVEL INSTABILITY IS STILL A BIT
MARGINAL FOR GETTING TORNADOES...BUT DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL BE
SUPPORTIVE OF SUPERCELLS AND AT LEAST INITIALLY THERE WILL BE GOOD
TURNING WITH HEIGHT IN THE LOWER LEVELS. THE GREATER RISK FOR SEVERE
WEATHER IS BEGINNNING TO TAKE SHAPE OVER THE SRN HALF OF THE AREA
AND WILL BEGIN TO HINT THIS IN THE HWO/GRAPHICS.
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Quoting auburn:


yea SMALL hail and rain is what they forecasted for us this past week-end...LOL
lol..the car stays in the garage this weekend..I have to watch for the tornado's im too close to the gulf..only about 3 miles or so...
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Quoting auburn:


we never left this car out at night..but this storm caught us off guard..we live out in the woods and most people here dont have a carport at all,even if I had one made onto the house you couldn't get to it with a car,We park up in the drive way and their is a foot trail to the house.
My godparents live in the Cincy area. During the 1974 super outbreak, the hail started and my godfather started to run towards the car parked outside the garage to get it under cover. He then saw the size of the hailstones coming down and thought better of it.

I visited them a couple years later and he showed me a couple of the hailstones he had kept in the freezer. They were larger than baseballs and had melted a fair amount already when he put them in the freezer.

He said the car and building roofs were trashed and the yard looked like it had been roto-tilled. Lord knows what injuries he might have sustained trying to save the car.

Discretion often is the better part of valor.
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Quoting LargoFl:
wow small hail possible even by me........DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
BROAD LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BECOME
SEVERE...PARTICULARLY OVER THE NATURE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY MORNING. POTENTIAL HAZARDS WILL BE DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS...SMALL HAIL...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.


yea SMALL hail and rain is what they forecasted for us this past week-end...LOL
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wow small hail possible even by me........DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
BROAD LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BECOME
SEVERE...PARTICULARLY OVER THE NATURE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY MORNING. POTENTIAL HAZARDS WILL BE DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS...SMALL HAIL...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.
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this is my front yard..(it is less woodsy than the rest of the land the house sits on,but you still cant get a car down to the house..and even if you did I dont know that you would get it back out..its one big hill.
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This sytem reminds me of the Christas 2012 system in terms of placement.

also similiar to 4/15/2011 or the enterprise alabama tornado system in placement and potentially strength.
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this weekend could be good for my area rain wise...
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Quoting auburn:


we never left this car out at night..but this storm caught us off guard..we live out in the woods and most people here dont have a carport at all,even if I had one made onto the house you couldn't get to it with a car,We park up in the drive way and their is a foot trail to the house.


I'm not talking about your situation where it's daylight and a hail storm got ya, I'm talking about people in general that literally leave vehicles out when there is a car port or garage that is to be used overnight.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
So when hail pounds the hell outta of them or get broken into, I don't feel sorry for them. If I was insurance I would not cover them if they have garage and park the thing outside every night.


we never left this car out at night..but this storm caught us off guard..we live out in the woods and most people here dont have a carport at all,even if I had one made onto the house you couldn't get to it with a car,We park up in the drive way and their is a foot trail to the house.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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