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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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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I love it when someone tells the media something that makes them, look stupid.

"Are you able to comprehend yet, what happened here?" Come on, of course the woman comprehended it. She's alive!

Great interview otherwise ...
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Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:


Link




Thanks....

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

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114. VR46L
Anyone else having Goes 13 withdrawals ?


I am climbing the walls ...


will be getting the tremors soon .....
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048
WFUS51 KBGM 221709
TORBGM
NYC025-105-221745-
/O.NEW.KBGM.TO.W.0006.130522T1709Z-130522T1745Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
109 PM EDT WED 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 108 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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SevereStudios‏@severestudios3 min
Tornado Warning for Delaware and Sullivan County in NY until 1:45pm EDT. #nywx
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Quoting ARiot:
Just remember there will be several fake photos circulating on damage and personal injuries. There will also be many inspiring, viral photo/text combinations floating all around.

The photo of the woman who took furniture through the leg appears legit, as it was picked up by news outlets and is on a few mainstream websites. The only reason it gave me pause is that it's just one photo, rather than a few from various angles. The reason for that appears to be that she had the photo taken of her leg injury and gave it to a local Fox station who in turn released it. (from what I can tell)


Google image search is our friend for helping to figure out photoshopped, fake pictures from the real ones.
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12z GFS at 108 hrs shows a potent storm in the EPAC though.

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Quoting RitaEvac:
Teacher impaled in leg protecting students during Oklahoma tornado




Woah! I hope they will be able to save her leg.
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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


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.
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Wind I don't mind, lightning and rain are just great. Stay away from my car stupid hail.
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
Interesting, but I don't think this is the one the GFS is showing hugging the coastline.



That is the E Pac INVEST
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
Interesting, but I don't think this is the one the GFS is showing hugging the coastline.



Agreed,is another one that will form well east of 95W.
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
Interesting, but I don't think this is the one the GFS is showing hugging the coastline.



TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE MESSAGE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1703 UTC WED MAY 22 2013

DISCLAIMER...NUMERICAL MODELS ARE SUBJECT TO LARGE ERRORS.
PLEASE REFER TO NHC OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE
AND SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION.

EAST PACIFIC OBJECTIVE AIDS FOR

DISTURBANCE INVEST (EP912013) 20130522 1200 UTC

...00 HRS... ...12 HRS... ...24 HRS. .. ...36 HRS...
130522 1200 130523 0000 130523 1200 130524 0000

LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON
BAMS 10.3N 100.0W 10.5N 100.9W 10.8N 102.1W 11.2N 103.6W
BAMD 10.3N 100.0W 10.9N 101.0W 11.5N 101.9W 12.3N 103.0W
BAMM 10.3N 100.0W 10.9N 101.1W 11.4N 102.3W 12.0N 103.6W
LBAR 10.3N 100.0W 10.9N 101.4W 11.8N 102.8W 12.8N 104.3W
SHIP 20KTS 22KTS 27KTS 31KTS
DSHP 20KTS 22KTS 27KTS 31KTS

...48 HRS... ...72 HRS... ...96 HRS. .. ..120 HRS...
130524 1200 130525 1200 130526 1200 130527 1200

LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON
BAMS 11.6N 105.1W 12.4N 109.1W 13.1N 113.7W 13.4N 118.5W
BAMD 13.1N 104.0W 14.6N 106.4W 15.2N 109.2W 14.7N 112.6W
BAMM 12.5N 104.9W 13.5N 108.0W 14.1N 112.2W 13.9N 116.9W
LBAR 13.9N 106.0W 16.3N 109.3W 18.4N 111.5W 19.1N 113.0W
SHIP 34KTS 37KTS 36KTS 37KTS
DSHP 34KTS 37KTS 36KTS 37KTS

...INITIAL CONDITIONS...
LATCUR = 10.3N LONCUR = 100.0W DIRCUR = 275DEG SPDCUR = 10KT
LATM12 = 10.1N LONM12 = 98.0W DIRM12 = 276DEG SPDM12 = 10KT
LATM24 = 9.9N LONM24 = 96.0W
WNDCUR = 20KT RMAXWD = 60NM WNDM12 = 15KT
CENPRS = 1009MB OUTPRS = 1011MB OUTRAD = 150NM SDEPTH = S
RD34NE = 0NM RD34SE = 0NM RD34SW = 0NM RD34NW = 0NM

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Interesting, but I don't think this is the one the GFS is showing hugging the coastline.

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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
My Link-foo is failing me...

where can I find any Sat image covering Bahamas
taken later than 03:15 UTC.

even the full disk one I have seen referred to as temp solution?





Link

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My Link-foo is failing me...

where can I find any Sat image covering Bahamas
taken later than 03:15 UTC.

even the full disk one I have seen referred to as temp solution?



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Just remember there will be several fake photos circulating on damage and personal injuries. There will also be many inspiring, viral photo/text combinations floating all around.

The photo of the woman who took furniture through the leg appears legit, as it was picked up by news outlets and is on a few mainstream websites. The only reason it gave me pause is that it's just one photo, rather than a few from various angles. The reason for that appears to be that she had the photo taken of her leg injury and gave it to a local Fox station who in turn released it. (from what I can tell)

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We have INVEST 91E in EPAC!!

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Moore Mayor pushes for shelter law bbc

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Published on Aug 28, 2012

TWC Tropical Team with Brian Norcross and Dr. Jeff Masters discuss Hurricane ISAAC's unusual core cycling.

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Quoting AETHOMAS:


Thanks. Critical thinking does come in handy every do often, especially when you have a "hard" problem to do. .

you may find that it expands far beyond problem solving.. it has a lot to do with analyzing content, sourcing, and provides the building blocks for developing/communicating your own thoughts about, well, basically anything and everything!
:D
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Hiya Doc'
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Well, so much for the enjoyable 10 day dry streak had going... picked up 2.20", the bulk occurring within 10-15 minutes, some brief pea size hail mixed in... now at 10.30" for May, 36.73" for 2013, and there's another batch rain / tstms to west approaching.

As for earlier tornado warning for Houma-Terrebonne and Lafourche, appears was some cell rotation aloft, haven't heard any reports and winds at my location weren't that notable during tstm event... That said, after tstm departed have had what are possibly wake low winds ENE/ESE 12-25 observed locally over past hour.

(EDIT - corrected total YTD error above at time of post)
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Quoting Patrap:
Reading the article always gives one a Hint.

: )


i only read the last half of it. xD
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Reading the article always gives one a Hint.

: )
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Quoting AETHOMAS:


Who cares?? I just don't want that to happen in the first place!!! O_O It just makes me feel really sick and really bad for the person! :(


we feel the same way...
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Quoting ScottLincoln:

Study math and science as much as you can in high school. Read books on science topics. Improve your science vocabulary such that you can start to read some scientific journal papers. Develop critical thinking skills and practice trying to solve scientific problems with collected data.
Once you get to college, start early by volunteering or getting internships. Attend conferences. Make contacts and network as much as you can.
To add to that, be passionate and get interested. Take it personally.

I can't even begin to explain how much easier it is to excel in a subject or topic which you truly care about personally. If you are truly passionate about meteorology, or any topic for that matter, you will make it happen. When there's a will there's a way...
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1234 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC013-017-039-054-073-091-107-141-221930-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0099.130522T1634Z-130522T1930Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
BARCELONETA PR-CIALES PR-FLORIDA PR-JAYUYA PR-MANATI PR-OROCOVIS PR-
UTUADO PR-ARECIBO PR-
1234 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
BARCELONETA...CIALES...FLORIDA...JAYUYA...MANATI. . .OROCOVIS...
UTUADO AND ARECIBO

* UNTIL 330 PM AST

* AT 1229 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED
SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED HEAVY RAINFALL...IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN
AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
TO MOVE ACROSS THESE MUNICIPALITIES THROUGH AT LEAST 330 PM AST.

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 6648 1821 6649 1826 6673 1849 6671

$$

AAS


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Rain for TX.
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Quoting Torito:


I cant figure out what it is, it looks like a desk leg but idk..


Who cares?? I just don't want that to happen in the first place!!! O_O It just makes me feel really sick and really bad for the person! :( Well, it's lunch time, and I am going to go EAT. yum... Talk to you all in an hour or so.
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Quoting RitaEvac:


It is


owch....
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1234 PM AST WED MAY 22 2013

PRC013-017-039-054-073-091-107-141-221930-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0099.130522T1634Z-130522T1930Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
BARCELONETA PR-CIALES PR-FLORIDA PR-JAYUYA PR-MANATI PR-OROCOVIS PR-
UTUADO PR-ARECIBO PR-
1234 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
BARCELONETA...CIALES...FLORIDA...JAYUYA...MANATI.. .OROCOVIS...
UTUADO AND ARECIBO

* UNTIL 330 PM AST

* AT 1229 PM AST...DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS INDICATING SCATTERED
SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED HEAVY RAINFALL...IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN
AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
TO MOVE ACROSS THESE MUNICIPALITIES THROUGH AT LEAST 330 PM AST.

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 6648 1821 6649 1826 6673 1849 6671

$$

AAS
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Quoting RitaEvac:


I can't comprehend how that went thru her leg, the force to do that is beyond comprehension, there is no blood on the end of it where it went thru. Must happen so fast.


I cant figure out what it is, it looks like a desk leg but idk..
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The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southeastern Broome County in central New York...
extreme south central Chenango County in central New York...
west central Delaware County in central New York...

* until 130 PM EDT.


* At 1238 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
Chenango Bridge... and moving east at 30 mph.

* The severe thunderstorm will be near...
Windsor... Harpursville and 6 miles south of Nineveh by 1258 PM
EDT...
8 miles south of Afton by 106 PM EDT...
Sanford by 112 PM EDT...
deposit by 120 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 storm... seek shelter indoors and stay
away from windows!


Lat... Lon 4200 7535 4200 7559 4206 7595 4224 7592
4226 7531
time... Mot... loc 1641z 278deg 26kt 4214 7579


Cmg



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Quoting Minnemike:
very rarely do i 'plus' a comment.. this got one from me today for the same reason :)
spot on Scott.. sound advice for ya AETHOMAS!!


Thanks. Critical thinking does come in handy every do often, especially when you have a "hard" problem to do.


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Quoting AETHOMAS:


OMG that is making me sick. No lunch today. :(")


ikr, that picture has been terribly sensored, someone should make it better. both sides of the leg should have been sensored...
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Statement as of 12:37 PM EDT on May 22, 2013
... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Buncombe
County until 100 PM EDT...



At 1231 PM EDT... the public has reported half inch hail with this storm.
This thunderstorm may produce quarter size hail... and damaging winds
in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Biltmore
Forest... or 5 miles southeast of downtown Asheville... moving
northeast at 10 mph.

The severe thunderstorm will impact locations near...
Fairview.
Swannanoa.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Brief damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines over small
areas. A brief period of large hail is also possible. Seek shelter
inside an interior room.

This severe thunderstorm is also producing extremely heavy rainfall.
Flooding of drainage ditches and low lying areas may occur. Do not
drive through areas where water is flowing over the Road.

Please report damaging winds... hail... or flooding to the National
Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg by calling toll free... 1...
800... 2 6 7... 8 1 0 1... or by posting on our facebook Page... or tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.


Lat... Lon 3552 8234 3543 8259 3547 8264 3557 8268
3570 8245
time... Mot... loc 1635z 238deg 9kt 3555 8247




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Quoting RitaEvac:
Teacher impaled in leg protecting students during Oklahoma tornado




OMG that is making me sick. No lunch today. :(")
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Quoting FLwolverine:


With many ++++++ for the critical thinking skills. Those, along with communication skills, seem to be lacking in a lot of the younger people I encounter, even the very bright ones.
very rarely do i 'plus' a comment.. this got one from me today for the same reason :)
spot on Scott.. sound advice for ya AETHOMAS!!
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Quoting ScottLincoln:

Study math and science as much as you can in high school. Read books on science topics. Improve your science vocabulary such that you can start to read some scientific journal papers. Develop critical thinking skills and practice trying to solve scientific problems with collected data.
Once you get to college, start early by volunteering or getting internships. Attend conferences. Make contacts and network as much as you can.


Thanks. Math... I do fine in Math usually, but this year I have had an especially hard time keeping up with it. It's not that I don't understand it, I just did not want to do it. Science is fun for me, and I really like to do it. Also, I am already reading a Weather Basics book, and I am understanding most of what I am reading. Plus, I am a Skywarn spotter for the NWS, and I have a really really awesome contact there too. :D I really appreciate this. I especially have been excited, (and sad at the same time for the people who have lost their homes and livelyhoods) about all of the severe weather that's been going on. I like tornadoes (as long as they don't destroy a lot of stuff) and I like lightning. :D Thanks again! :D
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Hey grothar,stay safe up there :P

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