Moore Tornado an EF-5; $2 Billion Damage Estimate: 3rd Costliest Tornado in History

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:22 PM GMT on May 22, 2013

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The Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 is now ranked an EF-5, making it one of only 59 U.S. tornadoes to achieve that distinction since record keeping began in 1950. The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma announced Tuesday that their damage survey teams found an area of EF-5 damage near Briarwood Elementary School, with winds of 200 - 210 mph indicated. There were no EF-5 tornadoes observed in 2012, and the last time the U.S. had an EF-5 was on May 24, 2011, when the Oklahoma towns of Calumet, El Reno, Piedmont, and Guthrie were hit by an EF-5 with 210+ mph winds that killed nine people. The maximum width of the 2013 Moore tornado's damage swath was a huge 1.3 miles. Detailed damage survey information in Google Earth Format provided by the Norman, OK NWS office shows that the typical width of the EF-0 and greater damage swath was about 0.6 miles, and the EF-4 damage area was about 0.1 miles across at its widest. EF-4 damage occurred along approximately 4 miles of the tornado's 17-mile long path. The damage swath from the May 20, 2013 tornado as it cut through the most densely built up portions of Moore was roughly 1.5 times as wide as the one from the May 3, 1999 EF-5 tornado. That tornado was the 4th costliest in history ($1.4 billion 2011 dollars), so it is a good bet that the 2013 Moore tornado will end up being even more expensive. This morning, the Oklahoma Insurance Department said the preliminary tornado damage estimate could top $2 billion. This would make the 2013 Moore tornado the 2nd most expensive tornado in history (as ranked by NOAA/SPC) or 3rd most expensive (as ranked by insurance broker Aon Benfield.) The nine billion-dollar tornadoes (2013 dollars) are:

1) Joplin, Missouri, May 22, 2011, $2.9 billion
2) Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 27, 2011, $2.3 billion (not in SPC's list)
3) Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013, $2 billion
4) Topeka, Kansas, June 8, 1966, $1.8 billion
5) Lubbock, Texas, May 11, 1970, $1.5 billion
6) Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma, May 3, 1999, $1.4 billion
7) Hackleburg, Alabama, April 27, 2011, $1.3 billion (not in SPC's list)
8) Xenia, Ohio, April 3, 1974, $1.1 billion
9) Omaha, Nebraska, May 6, 1975, $1 billion


Figure 1. The Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)


Figure 2. The damage swath of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013. EF-4 damage (red colors) occurred along roughly 4 miles of the 17-mile path, and the EF-4 damage swath was up to 0.1 miles wide. The tornado's maximum width of 1.3 miles (EF-0 and greater damage) occurred over a relatively small portion of the path, before the storm reached Moore. Image credit: NWS Norman.


Figure 3. On May 20, 2013, a supercell thunderstorm in central Oklahoma spawned a destructive tornado that passed just south of Oklahoma City. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of the storm system at 2:40 p.m. Central Daylight Time (19:40 Universal Time), just minutes before the devastating twister began. The red line on the image depicts the tornado’s track. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

There have been bigger tornadoes
The 1.3 mile maximum width of the 2013 Moore tornado's damage swath was not a record. Wikipedia documents that the EF-3 Edmonson, Texas tornado of May 31, 1968 had a damage path width between 2 and 3 miles (3.2 and 4.8 km) wide. The EF-4 Wilber - Hallam, Nebraska tornado on May 22, 2004 was of similar size, with a damage path up to 2.5 miles wide. Doppler radar measurements indicate that the May 4, 1999 Mulhall, Oklahoma EF-4 tornado--which thankfully passed mostly over farmland--would have caused damage over a path 4 miles wide at its peak size, had it encountered a built-up area. The EF-5 tornado that devastated Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007 was 1.7 miles wide.


Figure 4. Damage swath of the Wilber - Hallam, Nebraska EF-4 tornado of May 22, 2004 was up to 2.5 miles wide, making it one of the largest tornadoes on record.


Figure 5. Severe weather outlook for Wednesday, May 22, calls for a "Slight Risk" of severe weather over portions of the Ohio Valley and Northeast U.S. You can follow today's severe weather from our Severe Weather page.

No tornadoes reported on Tuesday; "Slight Risk" of severe weather on Wednesday
The severe weather outbreak of May 18 - 22 peaked on Sunday and Monday. We did not record any tornadoes on Tuesday, though there were many reports of large hail and damaging winds, including three thunderstorms with wind gusts over 74 mph. Tuesday was the first day since May 14 that no tornadoes were recorded in the U.S. And after issuing four consecutive "Moderate Risk" outlooks for severe weather, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is going with only a "Slight Risk" for severe weather on Wednesday in the U.S., with the main severe weather action expected to affect portions of the Ohio Valley and Northeast U.S. The primary threat will be straight-line wind damage and large hail, though we can't rule out a few tornadoes. During the three-day period May 18 - May 20, 70 tornadoes (preliminary) were recorded by SPC.


Video 1. Charles Cook caught the birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, OK. It moved from there to Moore where it caused catastrophic devastation.


Video 2. NOAA's GOES-East satellite collected this view of the storm system that spawned a deadly tornado over Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The animation runs from 10:45 a.m. through 6:45 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Images courtesy NASA GOES Project Science: ‪http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/‬

The Norman, OK NWS office has an excellent page with detailed info on the Moore tornado.

I did a 10-minute Skype interview with democracynow.org on Tuesday morning, discussing the Moore tornado.

I greatly appreciate all the valuable links members of the WU community have posted here, and I have used many of them in my posts over the past day. Keep up the great work!

How to help
Portlight Strategies, an organization that supports disaster victims with disabilities, will be working with shelter operators and disability stakeholder organizations in Oklahoma to serve the needs of people with disabilities. Further information and how to offer additional support can be found on their website.

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Jeff Masters

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Quoting wunderkidcayman:

That one I'd say is in HD so yep

I don't know, it doesn't say that there is a higher resolution GEM vs regular GEM.
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In case you were wondering, 39 tornadoes -- 17 EF0s, 16 EF1s, 3 EF2s, [no EF3s], 2 EF4s, and, of course, an EF5 -- have been confirmed from the May 18-21, 2013 tornado outbreak. The death toll is at 26, with all but 2 (which occurred in the Shawnee EF4 on Sunday) occurring during the Moore tornado. Over 240 have been injured.
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Quoting viman:

Can you please send some over to St. Thomas... These sprinkle sprinkle things don't fill cisterns... frustratingly watching all the rain pass to the south and into PR...


Wow nothing for the VI but PR is in a deluge.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Now that's a tropical cyclone. ;)

Wonder why all these sites differ so much. Allan Huffman's, Levi's, NCEP's, and the models' respective websites always show a different strength of the cyclone at the same time.

I'm pretty sure the other one was too...
Yeah, I don't exactly know why there are differences. Maybe where the get the data or how it is interpreted or something like that, idk.
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4:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Multiple reports of 1.00 inch diameter hail in the southern Appalachians, including western Virgnia, northeastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
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The GFS MJO shows a wetter pattern in the Caribbean.

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I was on a site trying to determine if clouds were why Spfld, IL is again warmer than StL and poof, no clouds, even though rain on radar and clouds on W coast. Then, oh yeah, GOES out!

Anway, cooler, slightly less humid in S C IL. Spfld - 78, StL - 76, we're 72, 57 dew pt, 29.71", S to SW wind 6-20. Thanks for keeping that rain S & E as requested So IL. Glad you got yours.

Also, w/ all the weather & OK news yesterday didn't feel appropriate posting yesterday, but RIP Ray Manzarek - like Ped a N IL native transplanted to CA. Pick one Ped.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Now that's a tropical cyclone. ;)

Wonder why all these sites differ so much. Allan Huffman's, Levi's, NCEP's, and the models' respective websites always show a different strength of the cyclone at the same time.

That one I'd say is in HD so yep
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Quoting wxchaser97:

Pssst, TA, look.


You know
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Quoting wxchaser97:

Pssst, TA, look.

Now that's a tropical cyclone. ;)

Wonder why all these sites differ so much. Allan Huffman's, Levi's, NCEP's, and the models' respective websites always show a different strength [of the cyclone] at the same time period.
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Quoting stormpetrol:
235. wunderkidcayman Thanks.

Yep sure I'm goin to try to push John Tibbets to get it up earlier
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Quoting VR46L:


Goes 13 is out......


(Now sobbing in the corner as the withdrawal symptoms take hold)


You can use the aviation weather site to get some images.....
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I would hardly call a weak, two-closed-isobar low a tropical system, but okay.

Pssst, TA, look.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I would hardly call a weak, two-closed-isobar low a tropical system, but okay.


Anywhere from Invest to Cat 5 Hurricane is a tropical system

And yes it's development no development is pretty much no clouds clear day if you think about it
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:


Exactly 3 miles!

Which makes it a suspicious statistic. Why express it as feet when they only guesstimated miles?
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Quoting oracle28:


http://articles.ky3.com/2011-05-27/enhanced-fujit a-scale_29592840

May 27, 2011|interview by meteorologist Dave Snider, KY3 News

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JOPLIN, Mo. -- The National Weather Service provided additional insight into the decision to rate the tornado last Sunday at the top of the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado was given an initial rating of an EF-4 before it was upgraded the next day.

Bill Davis with the National Weather Service said investigators look at structural damage and how far heavy objects were thrown. This tornado, for example, tossed concrete parking lot "bumpers" that sit low to the ground and can weigh up to 300 pounds.

The NWS investigators also noted that tractor-trailers parked near the Wal-Mart store were thrown farther than 1/8th mile. Manhole covers were also lifted and tossed.

The tornado's path is an estimated six miles long. It's from three-quarters of a mile to a mile wide at some points. The winds are estimated to have briefly hit between 225 and 250mph.

Interesting. That information is not found on their official survey page, and I am not familiar with many damage indicators from the EF-scale that even go that high. But it does look like the source was from the NWS WFO Springfield.

Here are the only candidates that I could find that could even possibly end up with an estimate that high:

Large Shopping Malls
If virtually the entire mall was destroyed, even almost all interior walls, and if the mall was above typical construction, the highest bound of the estimated winds is ~247mph

Large Institutional Building (ex. Hospital)
If most of the roofing deck was uplighted, exterior walls of the top flood collapsed, and there was significant damage to the entire building envelope, and the construction was higher quality than typical, the highest bound of the estimated winds is ~268mph

Mid-rise Skyscraper
Major loss of roofing material, significant damage to the exterior curtain walls and some interior walls, permanent deformation to the structure's shape, and construction quality above typical would yield an upper bound estimate of ~268mph.
Not sure that Joplin has any of these.

High-rise Skyscaper
Major loss of roofing material, significant damage to the exterior curtain walls and some interior walls, permanent deformation to the structure's shape, and construction quality above typical would yield an upper bound estimate of ~290mph.
Not sure that Joplin has any of these.

There are a lot of "ifs" there that have to be met. Not impossible, but certainly less and less probable the more you have to satisfy. Based upon that, I'm still a bit skeptical. I wonder if that was a rough early estimate, but then they stopped referring to that estimate in later reports?
Perhaps some engineers made rough estimates to those levels, and back during the early post-tornado media frenzy, they discussed those numbers to the public. Since then, due to the uncertainty of damage and winds when they get that high they just went to "above 200mph" instead.
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235. wunderkidcayman Thanks.
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249. xcool
check this out https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak- frc3/p480x480/972018_374885419284417_1543284570_n. jpg

Lake End Park in Morgan City, La.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I would hardly call a weak, two-closed-isobar low a tropical system, but okay.

There's a CW song in there somewhere.

"I hardly call you ... my love."
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The NWS office in Norman says the Moore tornado tossed debris at least 15,840 feet into the air.


Exactly 3 miles!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I would hardly call a weak, two-closed-isobar low a tropical system, but okay.


How many 1002mb closed-isobar lows do you see come out of the tropics this time of the year that aren't tropical cyclones?
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3:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Wires down due to thunderstorm winds in Poestenkill, N.Y.
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Quoting MississippiWx:


Negative. 12z CMC shows development.


I would hardly call a weak, two-closed-isobar low a tropical system, but okay.
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Galveston









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Quoting MississippiWx:


Negative. 12z CMC shows development.


Thank you
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233. AtHomeInTX 7:46 PM GMT on May 22, 2013 +2




Quoting VR46L:


Goes 13 is out......


(Now sobbing in the corner as the withdrawal symptoms take hold)


Awe. Hang in there VR. That's how I felt when I lost all my model site links. :) Hope it gets fixed soon.


we will have goes 14 taking over soon in the mean time we have to make due
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

An area of above-average rainfall does not mean development. None of the recent model runs show a tropical system.


Negative. 12z CMC shows development.

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Did anyone see the 12z GFS Ensembles of Surface Pressures???








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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

An area of above-average rainfall does not mean development. None of the recent model runs show a tropical system.

Look again it does some not strong maybe an invest or TD but its there and all things kinda point to development anyway
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237. xcool
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236. viman
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
328 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC015-037-069-077-085-095-103-109-129-151-222230 -
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0102.130522T1928Z-130522T2230Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
ARROYO PR-CEIBA PR-NAGUABO PR-JUNCOS PR-LAS PIEDRAS PR-MAUNABO PR-
PATILLAS PR-SAN LORENZO PR-YABUCOA PR-HUMACAO PR-
328 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RIVER RISES IN
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
ARROYO...CEIBA...NAGUABO...JUNCOS...LAS PIEDRAS...MAUNABO...
PATILLAS...SAN LORENZO...YABUCOA AND HUMACAO

* UNTIL 630 PM AST

* AT 325 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINFALL...
MOVING INTO THE ADVISORY AREA. AFTER THIS BAND OF HEAVY RAIN...
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ON AND OFF THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS...ROADS
AND ROADSIDE CULVERTS. THE HEAVY RAINS COULD ALSO TRIGGER ROCK AND
MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 1828 6562 1817 6569 1818 6572 1815 6573
1815 6576 1806 6579 1805 6582 1803 6583
1796 6595 1797 6602 1795 6607 1800 6607
1802 6609 1824 6593

$$

ER

Can you please send some over to St. Thomas... These sprinkle sprinkle things don't fill cisterns... frustratingly watching all the rain pass to the south and into PR...
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Quoting stormpetrol:


What happen to Grand Cayman radar online?


Still is but not updating frequently they are it doing the final test on it before going Live should be by early next week or late this weekend
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:






Ok now we can really start looking now all models show W Caribbean development GFS GGEM/CMC NAVGEN/NOGAPS now EURO

An area of above-average rainfall does not mean development. None of the recent model runs show a tropical system.
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Quoting VR46L:


Goes 13 is out......


(Now sobbing in the corner as the withdrawal symptoms take hold)


Awe. Hang in there VR. That's how I felt when I lost all my model site links. :) Hope it gets fixed soon.
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Beautiful day here in Hattiesburg. This image was taken from the Johnson Science Tower on the campus of Southern Miss.


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231. VR46L
Quoting wunderkidcayman:
Anyone have an updated Carib satellite


Goes 13 is out......


(Now sobbing in the corner as the withdrawal symptoms take hold)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The NWS office in Norman says the Moore tornado tossed debris at least 15,840 feet into the air.


I think I've heard of debris being tossed up to the top of the supercell before.
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The NWS office in Norman says the Moore tornado tossed debris at least 15,840 feet into the air.
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:
ECMWF kind of starts to get something going in the Caribbean starting at 168.



Quoting ncstorm:
last frame of the 12z Euro



Quoting ncstorm:
12z CMC-last frames






Ok now we can really start looking now all models show W Caribbean development GFS GGEM/CMC NAVGEN/NOGAPS now EURO
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Quoting ncstorm:
12z CMC-last frames






Looks like the models may be agreeing on something forming in the Caribbean.
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12z GFS precip map -240 hours


360 Hours
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
328 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC015-037-069-077-085-095-103-109-129-151-222230 -
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0102.130522T1928Z-130522T2230Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
ARROYO PR-CEIBA PR-NAGUABO PR-JUNCOS PR-LAS PIEDRAS PR-MAUNABO PR-
PATILLAS PR-SAN LORENZO PR-YABUCOA PR-HUMACAO PR-
328 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RIVER RISES IN
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
ARROYO...CEIBA...NAGUABO...JUNCOS...LAS PIEDRAS...MAUNABO...
PATILLAS...SAN LORENZO...YABUCOA AND HUMACAO

* UNTIL 630 PM AST

* AT 325 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINFALL...
MOVING INTO THE ADVISORY AREA. AFTER THIS BAND OF HEAVY RAIN...
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ON AND OFF THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS...ROADS
AND ROADSIDE CULVERTS. THE HEAVY RAINS COULD ALSO TRIGGER ROCK AND
MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 1828 6562 1817 6569 1818 6572 1815 6573
1815 6576 1806 6579 1805 6582 1803 6583
1796 6595 1797 6602 1795 6607 1800 6607
1802 6609 1824 6593

$$

ER
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
Anyone have an updated Carib satellite


What happen to Grand Cayman radar online?
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last frame of the Nogaps (Navgem)
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One of the main satellites meteorologists use for the eastern part of the United States and the tropical Atlantic Ocean failed late Tuesday, May 21, 2013, EDT.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operating geostationary satellite, known as GOES-East (GOES-13 and GOES-N), experienced trouble with its imaging equipment.
Engineers were working on repairing the imager, via software updates, but were unsuccessful as of Wednesday midday.
As an immediate, but marginal solution to the problem, a satellite based over the Pacific Ocean, GOES-15, which also is the main satellite for the western U.S. will take full-disc images of the Earth.
The satellite coverage from GOES-15 results in distorted images of the eastern U.S. and the western Atlantic and would be a significant concern for forecasters and the public at large going into the Atlantic hurricane season.
NOAA is reactivating another satellite, GOES-14. Officials expect the new craft to be available early on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
During September 2012, when GOES-13 experienced a similar problem, GOES 14 was activated and data was retransmitted over GOES-13.
This meant that government and private sector users of the satellite data did not have to adjust their receivers (dishes).
Impact on computer models, which use the data from GOES-13, should also be short-lived, due to the anticipated retransmission of data.
A greater concern would be if GOES-14 should experience a problem, since there would be a much more limited choice of options, possibly extending to foreign satellite coverage.
The geostationary satellites orbit the Earth at the same speed of the Earth's rotation which allows them to stay in one position over the globe.
Computer model data relies more on polar-orbiting satellites, and impact on the models would likely be slight.
However, these polar-orbiting satellites only pass over the tropics at brief intervals and there is the potential for some loss of data should the GOES-13 imager be out permanently and GOES-14 experiences problems.
According to NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations, GOES satellites constantly monitor severe thunderstorms, flooding rainfall and hurricanes and are key instruments for meteorologists to provide watches and warnings for these dangerous weather phenomena.
GOES-13, the first of three new generation satellites, experienced multiple failed launch attempts during the middle of the last decade. The craft was successfully put into orbit on May 24, 2006, and was designed to be in operation for 10 years.

Well,Now I see whats the problem..THANKS GOOD THAT WE NOT ARE IN SEPTEMBER....And btw is time to change the satellites
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
319 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC069-085-103-129-151-222030-
NAGUABO PR-LAS PIEDRAS PR-SAN LORENZO PR-YABUCOA PR-HUMACAO PR-
319 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

AT 315 PM AST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUMACAO...MOVING WEST AT 20
MPH. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS OF 30 TO
40 MPH...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. THIS
STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE AFFECTING THE SOUTHEAST COASTAL SECTIONS
OF PUERTO RICO IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES OR SO.

HEAVY RAINS MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS DITCHES AND
UNDERPASSES. AVOID THESE AREAS AND DO NOT CROSS FLOODED ROADS AS THEY
MAY BE WASHED OUT. WATER LEVELS OF SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS MAY ALSO
RISE...THEREFORE SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS REPORTED WITH THIS STORM. IF OUTDOORS...STAY
AWAY FROM ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. MOVE INDOORS IF
POSSIBLE. WHEN INDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID
USING TELEPHONES UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

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12z CMC-last frames




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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Here it is.

Link



thanks a lot!! :D
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Quoting DRaficionado:


Can you give me the link to that radar image Tropicsweatherpr ?? I live in DR and that's the closest image I've seen to our territory


Here it is.

Link
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last frame of the 12z Euro

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