Where's spring? Third winter storm in a week hitting Northern U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:52 PM GMT on April 15, 2013

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Are we worthy of spring? That's the question residents of much of northern tier of states must be asking themselves this week. The winter of 2012 - 2013 refuses to give way to spring over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, where snow will once again rule the skies this third week of April. Although the U.S. had an unusually warm winter during 2012 - 2013, ranking as the 20th warmest since 1895, March and the first half of April have been below average in temperature, with March 2013 ranking as the 43rd coldest March in the 119-year record. Two separate April snowstorms have set all time snowiest-day records at two major cities in the Northern Plains, with the latest record to fall the all-time snowiest day for Bismark, North Dakota. On Sunday, Winter Storm Xerxes walloped Bismark with 17.3" of snow, beating the city's previous all-time snowiest day record of 15.5" on March 3, 1966. Sunday's powerful blizzard brought heavy snow, gusty winds of 30 - 40 mph, and near-zero visibility to much of North Dakota, forcing the closure of the entire 350-mile stretch of I-94 through the state on Sunday and Monday morning. Heavy snow and white-out conditions on I-94 in Minnesota closed an additional portion of the freeway in that state, due to a semitrailer crash. Just last week, Winter Storm Walda brought Rapid City, South Dakota its snowiest day on record on April 9, when 20.0" fell at the airport. The 28.2" of snow during April 2013 is now the second snowiest April at the Rapid City Regional Airport, surpassed only by April 1970 when 30.6" of snow fell.


Figure 1. What a difference a year makes: snow was almost non-existent in the Upper Midwest on April 15 last year, but there is plenty this year. Image credit: NOAA.

Spring a slow-show
The cold weather this spring in the Upper Midwest has not been remarkably intense, but it has been unusually persistent, with few breaks from the colder than average conditions. In Fargo, North Dakota, the warmest day so far this year has been 43°F, and the city appears poised to record its latest 50°F on record. According to the NWS in Fargo, the latest day Fargo has hit 50°F was April 17, 1881. The current forecast calls for the temperature to remain below 50° through at least April 24. In Grand Forks, ND, the warmest it has been this year is a chilly 40°F (on January 10.) Spring has also been a slow-show in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where the 2.3" of snow that fell on Marquette on Sunday brought the seasonal total snowfall over 200"--the first time since the winter of 2007 - 2008 the city has eclipsed that mark. The snow depth in the city is 38", the deepest snow this late in the year since 1980. Marquette's warmest temperature so far this year has been 47°F on March 29. Since Marquette usually records their first 50° reading by March 15, they are a month behind schedule. The latest 50° reading since record keeping began in 1961 was April 26, 1965. The latest forecast calls for the temperature to come close to 50° on Monday, then stay below 50° for the succeeding week, so Marquette may beat its record for latest 50° temperature.

Winter not done with the Upper Midwest yet
Winter isn't done with the region yet--a new slow-moving winter storm called "Yogi" is developing over the Rockies of Northern Colorado. The storm promises to bring up to a foot of snow to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and a swath of 6+ inches to portions Northern Colorado and Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota by Thursday. This storm also has the potential to cause one of the year's largest severe weather outbreaks; NOAA's Storm Prediction Center is already calling for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather for Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri on Wednesday.

Other interesting wunderblogs
It's also been a persistently cold April in Alaska, as weather historian Christopher C. Burt notes in his latest post.

Wunderblogging meteorologist Lee Grenci has an interesting post on why last week's severe weather outbreak had so few tornadoes, despite the presence of a strong cold front and plenty of moisture and thunderstorms.

Jeff Masters

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208. GeorgiaStormz
8:51 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
per my nws

850MB JET IS VERY
IMPRESSIVE WITH THIS SYSTEM WITH NEARLY 90 KTS INDICATED FOR THE
OHIO VALLEY. OUR AREA ONLY GETS THE SOUTHERN END OF THIS BUT STILL
GOOD ENOUGH FOR 65 KTS FOR NW CORNER. INSTABILITY LOOKS TO BE
AHEAD OF MAIN WIND CORE SO TIMING MAY NOT LINE UP FOR THIS ONE.
REGARDLESS...925MB WINDS ARE 50KTS OVER THE LOCAL AREA WHICH
SHOULD RESULT IN NEAR SEVERE WINDS EVEN WITH THE ABSENCE OF ROBUST
CONVECTION. WILL BEGIN TO RAMP UP WORDING IN HWO.
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207. NEwxguy
9:02 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
yep,it was just confirmed that an explosion at the JFK Library,is it connected who knows,but too much of a coincidence.Boston at this point is shutting down,hospitals are being closed to all visitors,Bruins game has been canceled. We just don't know whats happening up here.We pray nothing further happens.
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206. VAbeachhurricanes
9:01 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Here is a video of the explosion if anyone wants to watch it, warning of course for content.

Link
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205. CybrTeddy
8:59 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Definitive terrorist attack.
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204. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:57 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
203. Ameister12
8:56 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
The JFK Library:
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202. PalmBeachWeather
8:56 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Oh my god....So many innocent people injured... It could have been us, friends or family...So terrible
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201. ncstorm
8:54 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting Doppler22:
News Conference JUST SAID there was a 3rd explosion at JFK Library


Yes, Boston Police Commissioner doing press conference just reported that on ABC news..TA was right..
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200. Ameister12
8:53 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
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199. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:52 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
The Boston Police Commissioner confirms there was an explosion at JFK Library.
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198. Doppler22
8:52 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
News Conference just said there was a 3rd explosion at JFK Library
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197. PalmBeachWeather
8:51 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
guys,i've been listening to live reports all afternoon,there are no further explosions.
I sure hope you are correct....... These kind of attacks make me lose hope in humanity, but then I remember it is such a very small percentage that do these terrible things... I try and hope that I think that I am a very civil person... But when these kind of attacks happen, whether on one person or many... My civility disappears and I say hang them by their ****... Sorry.
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196. LargoFl
8:50 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC099-152130-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0024.130415T2039Z-130415T2130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
439 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 435 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12 MILES NORTH OF TEQUESTA
TO 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF TEQUESTA TO 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTH
COUNTY AIRPORT...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT...
TEQUESTA...
JUPITER...
NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH AND
OR LARGE HAIL. FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL IS
ALSO POSSIBLE. IF THE STORM APPROACHES YOUR LOCATION, SEEK SHELTER IN
AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&
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195. LargoFl
8:48 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
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194. NEwxguy
8:47 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
guys,i've been listening to live reports all afternoon,there are no further explosions.
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193. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:46 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
adding to what wxchaser97 said...


TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF
FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS TO 20 MILES SOUTH OF MINERAL WELLS TEXAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

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

DISCUSSION...SCATTERED INTENSE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED
WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS...NEAR A SURFACE FRONT AND DRYLINE
ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA INTO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...BEFORE SLOWLY
DEVELOPING NORTHEASTWARD THIS EVENING. LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS MAY BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER THREATS
INITIALLY...BUT...BY EARLY EVENING...THE RISK FOR TORNADOES PROBABLY
WILL INCREASE WITH STRONGEST STORMS.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.
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192. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
8:45 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
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191. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:44 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting ncstorm:


not trying to be harsh or rude but people are going to talk about this..nothing is happening in weather right now that outweighs this event..


there are many things going on in weather...
check the NWS site
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190. wxchaser97
8:43 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Tornado watch issued.


WOUS64 KWNS 152038
WOU8

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 108
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
340 PM CDT MON APR 15 2013

TORNADO WATCH 108 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ARC007-015-033-047-087-131-143-160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

AR
. ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BENTON CARROLL CRAWFORD
FRANKLIN MADISON SEBASTIAN
WASHINGTON


OKC001-005-013-019-021-023-027-029-041-049-061-063 -067-069-077-
079-085-087-091-095-097-099-101-107-111-121-123-12 5-127-133-135-
137-145-160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

OK
. OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN
CARTER CHEROKEE CHOCTAW
CLEVELAND COAL DELAWARE
GARVIN HASKELL HUGHES
JEFFERSON JOHNSTON LATIMER
LE FLORE LOVE MARSHALL
MAYES MCCLAIN MCINTOSH
MURRAY MUSKOGEE OKFUSKEE
OKMULGEE PITTSBURG PONTOTOC
POTTAWATOMIE PUSHMATAHA SEMINOLE
SEQUOYAH STEPHENS WAGONER


TXC077-097-121-133-181-237-337-363-367-429-497-503 -160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

TX
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CLAY COOKE DENTON
EASTLAND GRAYSON JACK
MONTAGUE PALO PINTO PARKER
STEPHENS WISE YOUNG


ATTN...WFO...TSA...FWD...OUN...
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189. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:42 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting Tornado6042008X:


Yet another named winter storm by the Weather Channel. Mother nature really trying to make up for the 2011-2012 winter.


it looks like to be so...

Yogi, I remember Taz was the first one one to comment about it early this morning...
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188. fortpiercecane1
8:41 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting indianrivguy:
Man, these storm over me blew UP... I'm in the 55


Had small hail here on Hutchinson Island.
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187. ncstorm
8:41 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes I understand, how do you think I felt after I heard 20 kids and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school? - devastated!

you are up for some severe weather today..watch out



not trying to be harsh or rude but people are going to talk about this..nothing is happening in weather right now that outweighs this event..
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186. LargoFl
8:40 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
432 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

FLC086-152100-
/O.CON.KMFL.SV.W.0023.000000T0000Z-130415T2100Z/
MIAMI-DADE FL-
432 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT
FOR SOUTHEAST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY...

AT 431 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HOMESTEAD MIAMI
SPEEDWAY...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58
MPH...LARGE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. STAY
INSIDE AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER OR DAMAGE TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
OR YOUR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN MIAMI.
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185. Slamguitar
8:39 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Authorities are confirming that the explosions were caused by bombs.

At least one other explosive device has been recovered.
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184. LargoFl
8:39 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
433 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

FLZ067-068-168-152115-
COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY FL INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL METRO PALM
BEACH COUNTY FL
433 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN PALM
BEACH COUNTY...FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM
45 TO 55 MPH...UP TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 431 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM HOBE SOUND
BEACH TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOBE SOUND TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
INDIANTOWN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT...
CALOOSA...
TEQUESTA...
JUPITER...
NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT...
JUNO BEACH...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH...UP
TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...OR A COMBINATION OF
THESE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED
KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE
WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW AROUND
UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

RESIDENTS NEAR THE PATH OF SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL
STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
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183. BaltimoreBrian
8:38 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
I remember rumors on 9/11 that the State Department had been bombed. So stories like the JFK library need to be taken with caution.
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182. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:38 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
I agree Max... But us Americans are in shock,and pissed, at the attacks that happen in our great USA... It makes me cry that people can be so cruel in the world.


Yes I understand, how do you think I felt after I heard 20 kids and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school? - devastated!

you are up for some severe weather today..watch out

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181. Doppler22
8:38 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
FAA is issuing a flight restrictions over the bomb site in Boston
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180. ncstorm
8:37 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting Doppler22:

That link is not working for me


its working now..
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179. Tornado6042008X
8:37 PM GMT on April 15, 2013


Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
Yet another named winter storm by the Weather Channel. Mother nature really trying to make up for the 2011-2012 winter.
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178. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:35 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Haven't heard about an explosion at the JFK library.

Even though it says it's from scanner traffic, it's probably just misinformation. I'll take it down and stick to official new agencies.
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177. CybrTeddy
8:34 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@4cast4you
"Confirmed explosion at JFK library, need resources over there" - scanner traffic

@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled


Haven't heard about an explosion at the JFK library.
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176. PalmBeachWeather
8:33 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
I agree Max... But us Americans are in shock,and pissed, at the attacks that happen in our great USA... It makes me cry that people can be so cruel in the world.
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175. MississippiWx
8:32 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Wonder if anyone has noticed the person on the building where the explosion happened?

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174. Doppler22
8:32 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting ncstorm:


the fire at the JFK library is not a bomb..not related to the Boston Marathon..

That link is not working for me
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173. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:30 PM GMT on April 15, 2013


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
I live just 30 miles away from there...
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172. Slamguitar
8:29 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Slam..Turn on your TV


I've had it on since I got back from my run 30 minutes ago. Absolutely terrible. Fighting back tears as I think of those runners, onlookers, and their families. Commented on it a ways back.
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171. BaltimoreBrian
8:29 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Keep in mind during the immediate aftermath of a story like this innaccurate reports are frequently made.
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170. ncstorm
8:29 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@4cast4you
"Confirmed explosion at JFK library, need resources over there" - scanner traffic

@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled


the fire at the JFK library is not a bomb..not related to the boston marathon
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169. wxchaser97
8:29 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
A watch is being considered for parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Mesoscale Discussion 478

I know people who would run the Boston Marathon in the past, not sure if they were there today though.
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168. PalmBeachWeather
8:28 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting Slamguitar:


If got up to 65F myself, still sitting there. Feels good on the bones after such persistent cold. Cloudy all day but not bad. My rain should start soon, dark clouds rolling in.
Slam..Turn on your TV
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167. Slamguitar
8:27 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting wxchaser97:

Well, define the word kid.

I just found out what happened and I'm shocked. Prayers go out to those affected.

On a weather note, it got up around 70F today, a first in a long while.


If got up to 65F myself, still sitting there. Feels good on the bones after such persistent cold. Cloudy all day but not bad. My rain should start soon, dark clouds rolling in.
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166. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:23 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled
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165. PalmBeachWeather
8:20 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Oh My God
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164. wxchaser97
8:19 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports if deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..

Well, define the word kid.

I just found out what happened and I'm shocked. Prayers go out to those affected.

On a weather note, it got up around 70F today, a first in a long while.
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163. MAweatherboy1
8:19 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
The SPC put the 5% tornado risk back in for today, after removing it at their last outlook.



No storms have fired in the area yet, they should start soon though.

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162. NEwxguy
8:19 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Aub,is right please keep the graphics pictures away,but there are confirmed deaths,but numbers are not known.Another sad day for this country.

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161. auburn (Mod)
8:18 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Thank you Everyone!!!
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160. aspectre
8:17 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Deleted to be posted at a more appropriate time.
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159. Doppler22
8:17 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports of deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..

Ok thank you for clarifying
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158. ncstorm
8:17 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports of deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..


Okay..I didnt read back on the blog so I didnt know about any photos but yes I totally agree with that..

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