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.

Donations can be made to American Red Cross disaster relief at redcross.org/weather or by texting WEATHER to 90999 to donate $10.

Donations can be made on The Salvation Army's website or by texting STORM to 80888 to donate $10. You can also call to make donations of other monetary amounts at (800) 725-2769.

Jeff Masters

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If anyone cares to hear about the current local conditions it is near 90 outside with persistent humidity that seems to have gone no where since Monday.We need regular rain showers..not none of that 2012 mess..
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have our radar back with new tools.

Cayman Doppler radar is now live but so far have not found the link. I am checking the local news for updates so when I find it will post it here.
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GFS forecasting landfall.

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Looks like you guys getting a lot of rain there.


Yes indeed and the forecast is for much more until the end of the month.

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Quoting Waltanater:
...and what does this have to do with weather?


About as much as meteorites, I guess.
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WUUS51 KLWX 221815
SVRLWX
WVC023-027-031-221915-
/O.NEW.KLWX.SV.W.0029.130522T1815Z-130522T1915Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
215 PM EDT WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
SOUTHWESTERN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
CENTRAL HARDY COUNTY IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MOOREFIELD...

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 213 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
MATHIAS...OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF MOOREFIELD...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
15 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOOREFIELD AROUND 240 PM EDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE...1-877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.



LAT...LON 3926 7890 3916 7860 3885 7885 3892 7906
TIME...MOT...LOC 1815Z 208DEG 15KT 3893 7892



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One person injured after being struck by 2.75" hail in Roscoe, N.Y.
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WFUS51 KBGM 221814
TORBGM
NYC105-221830-
/O.NEW.KBGM.TO.W.0008.130522T1814Z-130522T1830Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
214 PM EDT WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 230 PM EDT.

* AT 211 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER
NORTHEASTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE STORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL NORTHEASTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY...

WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY...PLEASE REPORT HAIL...OR DAMAGING WINDS TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT
1-888-603-1402...OR BY EMAIL AT BGM.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...SEEK SHELTER IN A BASEMENT
OR AN INTERIOR ROOM...AWAY FROM WINDOWS.



LAT...LON 4185 7446 4186 7461 4195 7463 4195 7461
4189 7447 4188 7445
TIME...MOT...LOC 1815Z 276DEG 27KT 4190 7457
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Quoting yonzabam:
Sorry for being so off topic, but this is the best 5 minute read I've seen all year, so I just wanted to share it. It's about where we are in the economic recession, and how we got there (for Dummies).

An Idiot's Guide to the World Financial Crash - The Story of Helga's Bar
...and what does this have to do with weather?
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Tornado Warning for Sullivan County in NY until 2:30pm EDT. #nywx
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Quoting PRweathercenter:
Jeff Masters Blog is now in Spanish
Link

Great....just what we need...
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Sorry for being so off topic, but this is the best 5 minute read I've seen all year, so I just wanted to share it. It's about where we are in the economic recession, and how we got there (for Dummies).

An Idiot's Guide to the World Financial Crash - The Story of Helga's Bar
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Wunderground use's 90 Different Languages.

Check your "setting's" page for the list.
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have our radar back with new tools.

Looks like you guys getting a lot of rain there.
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East pacific?..Who cares?!.
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have our radar back with new tools.

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Here we go again, severe tstm warning just issued by KLIX NWS for S Assumption, W Lafourche, N Terrebonne for the cell near or ENE of Morgan City, moving SE... poss 60 mph wind gusts, notable hail core on VIL...

And of course, have an appointment for 2:30 that I may cancel...
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This one may be better for you.


Thank You very much!

that is very helpful

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Looks like 91E may stay weak through 120H thou I know first model can't model crap so just waiting for next few runs
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Well looks like E Pac season is off in a hurry surly ain't waiting for atlantic
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Quoting Grothar:


Thanks, I just saw that map.


LAWL That post is now like 2 hours old xD

Silly grotho xD

Hey where are the globes? havent seen any in a while.
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Quoting Torito:
Hey grothar,stay safe up there :P



Thanks, I just saw that map.
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5. Torito 3:25 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Gross inaccuracies in the first and last sentence of that copy/paste. May be more of them. I don't know. I only scanned the rest and noticed a mention of the revised fatality count buried in the last paragraph.

Miraculously, no children died at Briarwood Elementary School, near the EF5 damage.

As of today, official fatality count = 24. (Add: Six adults unaccounted for per news conference just ended)
............

Speaking of critical thinking skills...
Someone will always write wrongs on the internet.
There may not always be someone to write the right.
The trick is the wisdom to know the difference.

Anyone who wants to attend met school from this day forward would be wise to hone skills not only for recognizing facts, but also for
~creative thinking and
~understanding what it means to be a human being and
~unless you plan to spend your life only communicating with (and I don't mean on) a computer, learn to communicate with the general human population on a level that will build trust and understanding.

Live news conference from Moore focusing on recovery effort - Sec of Homeland Security, Gov. Mary Fallin, others answering questions from the press (Add: oops, over now. You'll have to read about it in the newspaper. conference will resume when nat'l media clears out, and continue with local information for Oklahomans affected by ALL recent tornadoes, not just Moore.)

bf out
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
129 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC021-029-031-033-061-087-089-119-127-135-137-13 9-222130-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0101.130522T1729Z-130522T2130Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
BAYAMON PR-CANOVANAS PR-GUAYNABO PR-SAN JUAN PR-TRUJILLO ALTO PR-
TOA ALTA PR-TOA BAJA PR-CAROLINA PR-CATANO PR-LUQUILLO PR-
RIO GRANDE PR-LOIZA PR-
129 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
BAYAMON...CANOVANAS...GUAYNABO...SAN JUAN...TRUJILLO ALTO...TOA
ALTA...TOA BAJA...CAROLINA...CATANO...LUQUILLO...RIO GRANDE AND
LOIZA

* UNTIL 530 PM AST

* AT 128 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED
SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINFALL...IN THE
ADVISORY AREA. THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE ON AND OFF THROUGH THE
EVENING COMMUTE...AT LEAST THROUGH 530 PM AST.

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.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1848 6617 1846 6617 1848 6615 1845 6603
1846 6600 1845 6588 1844 6583 1842 6581
1842 6577 1839 6573 1829 6577 1838 6622
1848 6620

$$

AAS
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
118 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC001-023-059-067-075-111-113-121-125-153-222015 -
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0100.130522T1718Z-130522T2015Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
GUAYANILLA PR-HORMIGUEROS PR-JUANA DIAZ PR-PENUELAS PR-PONCE PR-
SABANA GRANDE PR-SAN GERMAN PR-YAUCO PR-ADJUNTAS PR-CABO ROJO PR-
118 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
GUAYANILLA...HORMIGUEROS...JUANA DIAZ...PENUELAS...PONCE...
SABANA GRANDE...SAN GERMAN...YAUCO...ADJUNTAS AND CABO ROJO

* UNTIL 415 PM AST

* AT 117 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED
SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED HEAVY RAINFALL...IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

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.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1814 6719 1814 6686 1815 6674 1815 6653
1810 6653 1808 6651 1801 6650 1800 6672
1804 6697 1805 6699 1807 6715 1805 6721
1806 6721

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SevereStudios‏@severestudios36 s
Tornado Warning for Sullivan County in NY until 2:15pm EDT. #nywx
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Now that the extreme tornado season is over, who is ready to see some CAT5 canes!? I sure hope it is an active season!
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Quoting ScottLincoln:

From where are you sourcing this information? The official tornado survey does not indicate 250mph winds at the surface.

225-250 mph.
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM PDT WED MAY 22 2013

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER HAS DEVELOPED ABOUT 450 MILES SOUTH OF
ACAPULCO MEXICO...AND GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A
LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
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we are now having a S2 solar radiation storm

ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV Integral Flux exceeded 100pfu
Begin Time: 2013 May 22 1520 UTC
NOAA Scale: S2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Radiation - Passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights may experience small, increased radiation exposures.
Spacecraft - Infrequent single-event upsets to satellites are possible.
Radio - Small effects on polar HF (high frequency) propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies

S2 solar radiation storm scale
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Quoting FunnelVortex:


I want to be one too.

I am working on getting good grades so I can get into Oklahoma University when I graduate high school.


Me too. That's the college of my dreams. :D
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Quoting AETHOMAS:
Doctor Masters,

What does it take to become a meteorologist? I would love to become one myself, and you are one of my role models. What did you have to do to become one?

Thanks.

AETHOMAS

Also, make sure you know how to spell correctly! That would help.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:



Thanks....

We are getting thunder and gray overcast and I am trying to see if the disturbance North of us is growing this way...



This one may be better for you.
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Quoting oracle28:
a) higher wind speeds (250 mph) in Joplin<

From where are you sourcing this information? The official tornado survey does not indicate 250mph winds at the surface.
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Statement as of 1:23 PM EDT on May 22, 2013
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
south central Delaware County in central New York...
northwestern Sullivan County in central New York...

* until 145 PM EDT.

* At 122 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 9 miles west of
Roscoe... moving east at 25 mph.

* The storm capable of producing the tornado will be near...
Roscoe by 130 PM EDT...
Hazel by 135 PM EDT...
Livingston Manor by 140 PM EDT...
Parksville by 145 PM EDT...

When you can do so safely... please report hail... or damaging winds to
the National Weather Service by calling toll free at
1-888-603-1402... or by email at bgm.Stormreport@noaa.Gov.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the path of this tornado... seek shelter in a basement
or an interior room... away from windows.


Lat... Lon 4183 7474 4186 7512 4197 7513 4203 7475
4202 7475 4201 7477 4200 7475
time... Mot... loc 1710z
266deg 23kt 4191 7508

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goes 13 and the ok tornado

Link
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The Lightning Key is under the radar here,

radar
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Quoting Patrap:




The lightning lags behind the cells a bit.
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Binghamton
NEXRAD Radar

Composite Reflectivity ° Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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Breaking: Invest 91E has appeared in the pacific ocean.
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Quoting DocNDswamp:


Howdy Pat!
Pardon the delay, browser went nuts after I posted, lol.
I'll try fan the next rain more towards ya, I've had my fill here...
;)


Otay...
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ADANES
SUBJECT: PRODUCT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: GOES-13 (GOES-EAST) DATA OUTAGE:
*UPDATE#6:* GOES-13 HAS BEEN PLACED INTO STORAGE MODE WHILE THE ANOMALY
IS INVESTIGATED. THERE IS NO NEW INFORMATION AT THIS TIME.

GOES-14 IMAGING SHOULD BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT ABOUT 0600Z TOMORROW,
MAY 23RD. THE IMAGER WILL START UP IN A RECOVERY MODE, WHICH HAS
REDUCED SECTORS SO THAT ADDITIONAL STAR CALIBRATIONS CAN BE
TAKEN. UNTIL
THIS IS COMPLETE, THE IMAGERY SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHIN NORMAL
TOLERANCE.

TRANSITION TO THE NORMAL SCHEDULE SHOULD TAKE PLACE ABOUT 1400Z
TOMORROW, MAY 23RD. ****
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120. VR46L
Quoting GTcooliebai:
12z GFS at 108 hrs shows a potent storm in the EPAC though.



That looks close enough to make it into the Gulf after Mexico ....
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AccuWeather.com‏@breakingweather1 min
A possible tornado has been reported out of Sullivan County, NY
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Quoting Patrap:
Hiya Doc'


Howdy Pat!
Pardon the delay, browser went nuts after I posted, lol.
I'll try fan the next rain more towards ya, I've had my fill here...
;)
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