Hurricane Barbara Hits Mexico; Severe Weather Outbreak Continues in Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:29 PM GMT on May 30, 2013

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The Eastern Pacific's Hurricane Barbara is still alive as a tropical depression at the edge of the Atlantic's Gulf of Mexico, and has the potential to gain new life as an Atlantic tropical cyclone later today. Barbara made landfall near 4 pm EDT (1 pm PDT) May 29, 2013, on Mexico's Bay of Tehuantepec coast, as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. The storm killed two people, and brought heavy rains of 16.02" (407mm) to Arriaga in the state of Chiapas in an 18-hour period. Barbara remains a serious rainfall threat today. The storm intensified remarkably rapidly, becoming a hurricane just 21 hours after it became a tropical depression. According to NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks website, only one other Eastern Pacific hurricane has ever made landfall in May--Category 1 Hurricane Agatha of 1971, which hit Mexico west of Acapulco. Barbara is just the 2nd hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bay of Tehuantepec (the other: Category 1 Hurricane Rick of 1997.) Barbara's formation date of May 28 was the 2nd earliest appearance of the Eastern Pacific's 2nd named storm of the year; the record earliest second storm of the year occurred just last year, on May 21, 2012 (Tropical Storm Bud.) The average date for the formation of the Eastern Pacific's 2nd storm is June 25. Barbara's landfall location was the most easterly on record for an East Pacific hurricane. Records of Eastern Pacific hurricanes go back to 1949, but aren't really reliable until 1966.


Figure 1. MODIS satellite image of Hurricane Barbara taken at 4:30 pm EDT on May 29, 2013. At the time, Barbara was making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Barbara survived its overnight crossing of Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec with its circulation intact, but lost nearly all of its heavy thunderstorm activity. This morning, the center of Barbara was located just inland from the southernmost waters of the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche. Barbara was drifting northwest, towards open water, at 3 mph. With wind shear a moderate 10 - 20 knots over Barbara, the storm has the potential to be classified as an Atlantic tropical depression later today if its center emerges over water. However, latest satellite loops have shown a steady reduction in the storm's heavy thunderstorms this morning, and Barbara may lose its circulation before it has time take advantage of the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters. Since Barbara is a small storm, the moderate wind shear may be too great for it to withstand. None of the reliable computer models predict that Barbara will survive into Friday. If Barbara is able to re-intensify to a tropical storm, it would keep the name Barbara, becoming the first Atlantic storm ever to have an Eastern Pacific name. Formerly, Eastern Pacific storms crossing into the Atlantic would be given a new name, but a recent NHC policy change allows storms to keep their names when they cross from one ocean basin to another. If Barbara were to dissipate before reaching the Gulf, then its remnants regenerate into a tropical storm in the Gulf, it would be named Andrea. If you want to discuss this year's hurricane season via Twitter, AP will be doing a hurricane twitter chat today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. EDT: #APStormChat; the National Hurricane Center is doing a hurricane chat at 2 pm EDT: #HurriChat.

Double ocean tropical cyclones: a rare breed
According to the Hurricane FAQ, since 1923 there have been four East Pacific tropical storms or hurricanes that have maintained their circulations while crossing into the Atlantic Ocean, becoming tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean:

Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm Alma (May 2008) became a remnant low in the Atlantic, where it merged with another tropical wave which generated Atlantic Tropical Storm Arthur. Arthur hit Belize as a tropical storm, killing nine and doing $78 million in damage.

Northeast Pacific Hurricane Cosme became Atlantic Tropical Storm Allison in June 1989. Allison hit Texas as a tropical storm, and heavy rains from Allison--up to 30" in some regions of Texas and Louisiana--triggered floods that killed eleven people and did $1 billion in damage. (A later incarnation of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 also hit Texas, and caused such extensive flooding that its name was retired.)

An unnamed Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm (September-October 1949) became Atlantic Hurricane (Storm #10) and hit Freeport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, killing two people.

An unnamed Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm (October 1923) became Atlantic Hurricane (Storm #6) and made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in Louisiana.

There have been eight Atlantic tropical storms or hurricanes that have maintained their circulations while crossing into the East Pacific Ocean, and were then tropical storms in that ocean.


Figure 2. Severe weather outlook for Thursday, May 30, calls for a "Slight Risk" of severe weather over much of the Midwest. You can follow today's severe weather outbreak from our Severe Weather page.

Multi-day severe weather outbreak in the Midwest brings more tornadoes and flooding
It was an active day for tornadoes in the Midwest on Wednesday, with NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logging 23 preliminary tornado reports. Twisters touched down in Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The tornadoes missed heavily populated areas, and no injuries and only minor damage was reported. The latest forecast from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center call for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather today (Thursday) over much of Oklahoma, with the potential for several strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes.


Figure 3. Five-day rainfall forecast for the period ending at 7am EDT Tuesday, June 4, calls for very heavy rains of 3 - 5" over much of Missouri. Image credit: NOAA/HPC.

As discussed by wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt in his latest post, Some Phenomenal Rainfalls the Past Week in the U.S., the country has seen a lot of very heavy rainfall over the past week that has caused serious flooding. Of particular concern is Iowa, where Governor Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation on Tuesday for 13 Iowa counties, due to recent storms and flooding.The Iowa State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, announced on May 29th that this has been the wettest spring (March-May) on record for the state since records began 141 years ago. A state average of 16.4” has been preliminarily reported. The previous wettest spring was 15.5” way back in 1892. He warned that “Iowa is at a tipping point for a major flood event”. Rains of 1 - 2" are expected over Eastern Iowa the remainder of the this week, which will keep most rivers above flood stage. Another round of rains of 1 - 2" are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, when the next storm system rolls through. That system also has the potential to bring a severe weather outbreak to the Midwest.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
SUBJECT: PRODUCT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: GOES-14 (GOES-EAST) : ISSUED: MAY 30,
*UPDATE#18: *


Excerpt:


GOES-13 RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE AND THE GOES-13 IMAGER AND SOUNDER,
LOCATED AT 75 DEGREES WEST, WILL BE TURNED ON TODAY FOR TESTING
PURPOSES
ONLY. REACTIVATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS WILL BEGIN AT 1900 UTC AND
IMAGERY WILL BECOME AVAILABLE VIA GVAR BY 2200 UTC. GOES-13 WILL STILL
BE IN INR RECOVERY, SO IMAGERY IS NOT INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE WITHIN
SPECIFICATIONS. NESDIS WILL VERIFY AND VALIDATE THE GOES-13 PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AND ALSO CONDUCT SOUNDER
OUTGASSING PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTS FROM THE SOUNDER
INSTRUMENT. IF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RECEIVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, THE
CURRENT PLANNING IS THAT THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO USERS AT THE
EARLIEST ON JUNE 5, 2013. DIRECT READOUT USERS WHO WISH TO EXAMINE THE
DATA SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE DATA ARE FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY
AT THIS
TIME.
hope everything goes well I miss goes 13 images
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IF 'barbara' regenerates, where will she go? What are the prevailing steering currents and pressures saying based on a low end TS or minimal hurricane?

The models posted on wunderground seem to indicate a recurve back into Mexico.
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nrt, do you know if data collected on the upper level environment from the Global Hawk missions is used by other NWP centers (i.e. ECMWF, UKMET, etc) ?

I wanted to ask NOAA this on twitter but I missed my chance.
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XXL/AOI/XX
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SW Caribbean starting up and with condition in GOH/W Carib being favorable and becoming more favorable with time just something to keep eye on

I'll be back later
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416
WUUS54 KOUN 302057
SVROUN
OKC027-087-302145-
/O.NEW.KOUN.SV.W.0434.130530T2057Z-130530T2145Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
357 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL CLEVELAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHWEST CENTRAL MCCLAIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 355 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LOCATED NEAR WASHINGTON...MOVING EAST AT 15
MPH.

HAZARDS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
LARGE HAIL UP TO PING PONG BALL SIZE...
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH...

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
PURCELL...NOBLE...SLAUGHTERVILLE...LEXINGTON...GOL DSBY...
WASHINGTON...COLE AND ETOWAH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH NO WARNING. GET TO A
STORM SHELTER OR STURDY BUILDING IF A TORNADO APPROACHES.



LAT...LON 3500 9716 3500 9761 3517 9758 3520 9717
TIME...MOT...LOC 2056Z 271DEG 15KT 3506 9752
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SUBJECT: PRODUCT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: GOES-14 (GOES-EAST) : ISSUED: MAY 30,
*UPDATE#18: *


Excerpt:


GOES-13 RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE AND THE GOES-13 IMAGER AND SOUNDER,
LOCATED AT 75 DEGREES WEST, WILL BE TURNED ON TODAY FOR TESTING
PURPOSES
ONLY. REACTIVATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS WILL BEGIN AT 1900 UTC AND
IMAGERY WILL BECOME AVAILABLE VIA GVAR BY 2200 UTC. GOES-13 WILL STILL
BE IN INR RECOVERY, SO IMAGERY IS NOT INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE WITHIN
SPECIFICATIONS. NESDIS WILL VERIFY AND VALIDATE THE GOES-13 PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AND ALSO CONDUCT SOUNDER
OUTGASSING PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTS FROM THE SOUNDER
INSTRUMENT. IF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RECEIVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, THE
CURRENT PLANNING IS THAT THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO USERS AT THE
EARLIEST ON JUNE 5, 2013. DIRECT READOUT USERS WHO WISH TO EXAMINE THE
DATA SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE DATA ARE FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY
AT THIS
TIME.
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Confirmed tornado on storm heading towards Tulsa
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Haven't seen this many red boxes in quite some time


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The remanants should get at least a yellow circle at 8PM
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Hi TT. What is your take on the Euro being onboard with development? IMO, it will be a sheared system, possibly a weak to moderate tropical storm.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
They were both right. Dean was right that these bands of convection are associated with the circulation and are therefore, "feeder bands". However, seminolesfan was right that they aren't helping the storm at all, in fact they are hurting the circulation. In the absence of convection over or around the COC, convection over land, several hundred miles from the COC will hurt the storm. Right now, however, we are seeing some thunderstorms fire near the COC again, which is beneficial.



I was talking about the fact that they are feeder bands, which looked to be a big part of the argument.
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Possibly 2 TVS


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Quoting TomTaylor:
They were both right. Dean was right that these bands of convection are associated with the circulation and are therefore, "feeder bands". However, seminolesfan was right that they aren't helping the storm at all, in fact they are hurting the circulation. In the absence of convection over or around the COC, convection over land, several hundred miles from the COC will hurt the storm. Right now, however, we are seeing some thunderstorms fire near the COC again, which is beneficial.


If might become Andrea.
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From a paper standpoint Barbara is dead....but she is alive and well spinning out over the BOC water.
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Quoting Ameister12:
Twins in Arkansas!


North cell has a TDS!
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Forecast of thunderstorm potential for the province of Ontario
Issued by Environment Canada at 4:15 PM EDT Thursday 30 May 2013.
The next statement will be issued at 4.00 AM Friday.
------------------------------------------------- --------------------
Forecast of thunderstorm potential.

Tonight..A few non-severe thunderstorms with heavy
Downpours are likely in a large swath extending from Northwestern
Ontario across Northeastern Ontario to Southern and Eastern Ontario.
Local rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are possible. Isolated
thunderstorms over southern and Northeastern Ontario may approach
severe limits this evening with very heavy downpours
Giving 30 to 40 mm in an hour or less, strong wind gusts to 90 km/h
and marble sized hail being the main concerns.

Friday..A few non-severe thunderstorms with heavy downpours are
likely over northwestern, northeastern, Southern and Eastern Ontario.
Isolated thunderstorms may approach severe limits in the afternoon
and evening over southern, northeastern and Eastern Ontario. Very
heavy downpours along with strong wind gusts are the main concerns.

Saturday..A few non-severe thunderstorms are likely over
northeastern, eastern and Southern Ontario. Isolated thunderstorms
may approach severe limits over Southern and Eastern Ontario with
very heavy downpours along with strong winds being the main concerns.

------------------------------------------------- --------------------
A thunderstorm is defined as severe if it produces one or more of the
following:

- wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater.
- hail of 2 centimetres in diameter or greater.
- rainfall amounts of 50 millimetres or greater in one hour or less.
- a tornado.
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Quoting MississippiWx:
Went back and read the comments of this blog. Wow.

Anyway, hate to bring up a sore subject, but the convection over Mexico to the southeast of Barb's center is there because of her convergent bands that are still swirling around. So yes, they are "feeder bands" or "convective bands" of thunderstorms. I'm not sure why there is any argument over that at all. The reason they are not feeding directly into the center is more than likely because of shear and possibly the change in environment from land to ocean. Heating of the day makes it quite easy for storms to form along a convergent band from a tropical system. Even then, that band is slowly lifting north towards the center...lol.

They were both right. Dean was right that these bands of convection are associated with the circulation and are therefore, "feeder bands". However, seminolesfan was right that they aren't helping the storm at all, in fact they are hurting the circulation. In the absence of convection over or around the COC, convection over land, several hundred miles from the COC will hurt the storm. Right now, however, we are seeing some thunderstorms fire near the COC again, which is beneficial.

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Quoting Ameister12:
Twins in Arkansas!
Generally the one to the south will suck up the one to the North.
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Quoting Patrap:
The TD has become better organized since 2 EDT



It does look better, Pat. And, operational assessment or not, it's pretty clear this is still a Barbara system. It's still had the same vorticity, the same good mid-low level circ and now seems to be getting some sea legs again (although it may be short-lived still). But, seems now if NHC has ruled Barbara "dissipated" but happens to regenerate that it would be named Andrea. Same storm, two names. I think they should still call it Barbara, but the inflation rate on my two cents sure ain't what it used to be! ;)
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Don't worry Keep the atlantic will be waking up soon.I told people this will happen Quote: "I think this scenario is similar to Alex where the models kept pushing back the time on development and didn't form a consensus until late June" The models have kept pushing the time back for development but now I think they got their act together and the Atlantic will finally be waking up out of her sleep.
no worries wash now I start the whole process from aoi to invest to depression to storm to cane all over again and with a new name and number
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Twins in Arkansas!
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Pay attention to this in the gulf and the severe weather.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
well that name is gone from the epac list

no longer have floaters on the system as well its done
Don't worry Keep the atlantic will be waking up soon.I told people this will happen Quote: "I think this scenario is similar to Alex where the models kept pushing back the time on development and didn't form a consensus until late June" The models have kept pushing the time back for development but now I think they got their act together and the Atlantic will finally be waking up out of her sleep.
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It going to be Andrea,if it organizes.
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245
WFUS54 KLZK 302043
TORLZK
ARC051-097-302115-
/O.NEW.KLZK.TO.W.0034.130530T2043Z-130530T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
343 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WESTERN ARKANSAS...
WESTERN GARLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 339 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS SEVERE
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MEYERS...OR 12 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LAKE
OUACHITA. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS SEVERE STORM MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE...
LAKE OUACHITA... MOUNTAIN PINE... MEYERS...
LAKE OUACHITA SP... ROYAL... PEARCY...
CRYSTAL SPRINGS... SPILLWAY REC AREA... REYNOLDS LAKE...
PEAK... OLD BONNERDALE... MADDOX...
HAWES... CRYSTAL SPGS REC AREA...
CHARLTON REC AREA... CHANDLER... CEDAR FOURCHE PARK...
CAMP CLEARFORK...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 3470 9329 3456 9309 3439 9335 3440 9341
3439 9341 3441 9345
TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 213DEG 26KT 3447 9336



53/28
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Quoting MississippiWx:
Damage being done live on News9...near Ripley.

Link

Edit: Sorry. Just realized I was like the 10th person to post that...Lol.


That's ok, means that I don't have to go too far to see what is happening . . . so that storm did go just south of me. Ripley and Yale, very small communities, know many peolple that live in that region. Hope that they will/are ok . . .

Edit: and Cushing also. :(
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Per Illinois Emergency Management:

Four NWS weather radio transmitters in Central IL down due to technical difficulties
by Illinois Emergency Management Agency (Notes) on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:41pm


The National Weather Service in Lincoln is reporting that four NOAA weather radio transmitter sites are experiencing technical difficulties and currently are off the air. The sites include Springfield WXJ-75, Peoria WXJ-71, Newton KXI-48 and Jacksonville WXM-90. With the possibility for severe weather this afternoon and evening throughout much of Illinois, please stay alert to weather conditions in your area through the Internet, weather alert texting systems and your local TV and radio stations. The National Weather Service is working with Verizon to address the communications issue and hopes to have weather radio service restored as soon as possible
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North Little Rock
NEXRAD Radar

Base Reflectivity 0.50 Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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926
WFUS53 KARX 302040
TORARX
WIC001-057-302115-
/O.NEW.KARX.TO.W.0016.130530T2040Z-130530T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
340 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN ADAMS COUNTY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
CENTRAL JUNEAU COUNTY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 339 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR DELLWOOD...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL AFFECT MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF CENTRAL
JUNEAU AND NORTHERN ADAMS COUNTIES...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS ARKDALE...COTTONVILLE...BIG FLATS...LAKE
ARROWHEAD...LAKE CAMELOT...LAKE SHERWOOD...THE LEOLA MARSH
WILDLIFE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 4387 8995 4397 9013 4425 8998 4425 8960
4416 8959
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 211DEG 39KT 4400 8992

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.25IN



HALBACH
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Confirmed tornado near Hot Springs, AR
Debris on Dual Pol
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well that name is gone from the epac list

no longer have floaters on the system as well its done
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The TD has become better organized since 2 EDT

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464. VR46L
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
OUR OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT IS
THAT BARBARA DID NOT MAKE IT INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO AS A TROPICAL
CYCLONE.


That's not exactly a surprise they were calling her a depression since the 2am advisory
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Warming up!
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Clouds on TWC looks interesting near Cushing/Ripley, OK
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That storm SW Hot Springs, AR looks nasty
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
OUR OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT IS
THAT BARBARA DID NOT MAKE IT INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO AS A TROPICAL
CYCLONE.


She's extinct, like Barbara Flintstone.
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A scorching 96 degrees out side with humidity making it feel like 110.Whew!.
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OUR OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT IS
THAT BARBARA DID NOT MAKE IT INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO AS A TROPICAL
CYCLONE.
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Some need to reference the NHC page before maybe asking printed info.

Remnants of BARBARA Public Advisory

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BULLETIN
REMNANTS OF BARBARA ADVISORY NUMBER 10
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP022013
200 PM PDT THU MAY 30 2013

...BARBARA DISSIPATES...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...18.5N 94.5W
ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM NNW OF COATZACOALCOS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...25 MPH...35 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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SATELLITE IMAGES AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT BARBARA NO
LONGER HAS A WELL-DEFINED CENTER OF CIRCULATION...AND IS THEREFORE
NO LONGER A TROPICAL CYCLONE.

AT 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF THE REMNANTS OF BARBARA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 94.5 WEST. THE
REMNANTS ARE MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 25 MPH...35 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL...THE REMNANTS OF BARBARA ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO...BRINGING STORM TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 25 INCHES.
THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD
SLIDES.


NEXT ADVISORY
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THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER ON BARBARA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE
FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
remain as 02e Barbara 1st cross over storm under the new rules
Not sure I like all the new rules. Astros are now American league that is just plain wrong. I grew up hating the American league, now I'm supposed to embrace it?
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This Ripley storm is heading right towards Tulsa...
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Quoting Ricki13th:
Shear Tendency show that upper level winds are slowly relaxing over the BOC. Let see what happens ater June 1. Models have been indicating a drop in shear and lowering of pressure over the Western Caribbean and Gulf.

I'm saying W caribbean would be better than the gom

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The final advisory has been issued for Barbara.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
332 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CREEK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
PAWNEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 328 PM CDT...A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF QUAY...
MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION!

* SOME LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...QUAY...
DRUMRIGHT...OILTON...JENNINGS...TERLTON AND MANNFORD.
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Damage being done live on News9...near Ripley.

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Edit: Sorry. Just realized I was like the 10th person to post that...Lol.
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Final advisory issued on Barbara, any redevelopment would be TD-1 instead of TD Barbara I believe.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.