Tornadoes, Floods, and Severe Thunderstorms Continue in the Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:46 PM GMT on May 31, 2013

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It was yet another active day for tornadoes, flooding, and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest on Thursday, with NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logging 16 preliminary tornado reports. Twisters touched down in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Illinois. The tornadoes missed heavily populated areas for the most part, but seven people were injured in Arkansas in two separate tornadoes, and two other people were hurt by lightning. The severe weather forced organizers of the outdoor Wakarusa Music Festival north of Ozark, Arkansas to delay the start of the festival. The band "Widespread Panic" was one of the groups scheduled to perform, leading to an Associated Press headline from yesterday titled, "Nine hurt in Arkansas storm; Widespread Panic delayed." Heavy rains from this week's thunderstorms have pushed the Mississippi River to major flood stage at most places from Burlington Iowa to Quincy Illinois, and the river is expected to crest near major flood stage at St. Louis early next week. In Iowa, the Cedar River at Cedar Falls, the Iowa River at Marengo, and the Skunk River near Sigourney and at Augusta are also in major flood. The latest forecast from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center calls for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather today (Friday) over much of Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Joplin, Missouri, with the potential for several strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes.


Figure 1. Lightning strike from a severe thunderstorm near Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 30, 2013, as photographed by KFOR-TV. (AP Photo/KFOR-TV)


Figure 2. Severe weather outlook for Thursday, May 30, calls for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather over much of Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Joplin, Missouri. You can follow today's severe weather outbreak from our Severe Weather page.

A mostly quiet year for violent tornadoes
After a very quiet March, April, and first half of May, the U.S. tornado season has become very active during the last half of May, and is beginning to catch up to normal. TWC's tornado expert Dr. Greg Forbes has a preliminary count of 181 tornadoes for the month of May, through May 29, which is 35% below the 10-year average of 279 through May 29th. May 2012 had only 121 tornadoes. The 2013 tornado tally has risen significantly in the last half of May, due to 7 of the last 15 days having above-average numbers of tornadoes. Fortunately, we are well below-average for strong and violent EF-3, EF-4, and EF-5 tornadoes so far in 2013. According to NOAA, the U.S. has averaged 43 EF-3 or stronger tornadoes per year during the period 1954 - 2012. With tornado season nearly half over, only twelve EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes have been recorded so far in 2013. An average year should have had at least twenty of these tornadoes by this point in the year. Here are the twelve EF-3 and stronger tornadoes so far in 2013, as detailed in Wikipedia's excellent Tornadoes of 2013 page:

EF-5, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma. 24 deaths, 377 injuries, $2 billion in damage.
EF-4, May 28, Ottawa County, Kansas. Intensity based on mobile Doppler radar data. See the Capital Weather Gang's description of this tornado.
EF-4, May 19, Shawnee, Oklahoma. 2 deaths, 6 injuries.
EF-4, May 15, Granbury, TX. 6 deaths, 24+ injuries.
EF-4, May 18, Rozel, Kansas.
EF-4, February 10, Hattiesburg, MS. 0 deaths, 82 injuries.
EF-3, Corning, KS, May 28.
EF-3, May 27, Lebanon - Esbon, KS. 1 injured. Wind gust of 175 mph measured by TIV2 intercept vehicle.
EF-3, May 15, Cleburne, TX. No deaths or injuries.
EF-3, January 30, Adairsville, GA. 1 death, 17 injuries, 363 buildings damaged or destroyed.
EF-3, April 11, Kemper County, AL. 1 death, 9 injuries.
EF-3, May 19, Luther - Carney, Oklahoma.


Figure 3. The annual number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes, 1954 - 2012. The greatest number of these dangerous tornadoes was 131 in 1974, the year of the notorious "Super Outbreak." The minimum was just 15, set in 1987. The average is 43 per year. Image credit: NOAA.


Video 1. Impressive 2-minute timelapse of the Bennington, Kansas wedge tornado of May 28, 2013, as filmed by the Aussie Storm Chasers. As discussed in an excellent blog post by Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang, the violent EF-4 tornado stood still for nearly an hour, and had wind gusts as high as 264 mph at an altitude of 300 feet measured by Doppler on Wheels.

Remains of Hurricane Barbara bringing heavy rains to Mexico
Hurricane Barbara died on Thursday as it attempted to cross Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec into the southernmost Gulf of Mexico. While there is no low level circulation apparent on satellite loops this Friday morning, there is a bit of spin at middle levels of the atmosphere, and the remains of Barbara are kicking up some heavy thunderstorm activity over the southernmost Gulf of Mexico and adjacent land areas of Mexico. Wind shear is a high 20 knots in the region, and the area of disturbed weather is quite small, so I don't expect any development to occur over the next few days. Wind shear is predicted to remain high over the Gulf of Mexico for the next six days, and none of the reliable computers models is calling for tropical cyclone development in the Atlantic during that period. Late next week, wind shear is predicted to drop, and there is a better chance for tropical cyclone development in the Gulf of Mexico or Western Caribbean. Both the GFS and ECMWF models suggest that a strong tropical disturbance with heavy rains may affect Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba, and the Southwest Florida by Friday next week.


Figure 4. Remains of Hurricane Barbara in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico as seen by MODIS at 12:05 pm EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013. Barbara had just been declared dead one hour prior to this photo. Image credit: NASA.

Saturday, June 1, is the first day of hurricane season, and I'll post a quick look at what we might expect to see in June.

Jeff Masters

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This was one of the easiest chase days ever. Left Salina, Ks and thought about going after the storms to the NW but turned back after about 15 miles when the storm that spawned this tornado went up. Me and my group setup just west of Bennington about 20 minutes before this tornado touched down, catching a brief rope tornado about 10 minutes before this tornado touched down. It sat almost stationary for about 45 and we watched it's entire life cycle without having to move.
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Atlantic hurricane season has started so happy tracking but hopefully the big ones stay away from any land. First TWO at 2 AM EDT.
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1358. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
big picture storms continue the march east across cen conus tropical rains moving into fla
interesting dev off Africa

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Quoting ScottLincoln:

I was really confused when I first read that because the stadium is in downtown St Louis, almost 20 miles from the tornado track from earlier this evening. It didn't seem to make much sense.
You can thank AccuWeather for starting misinformation.
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Quoting pottery:


PATRAP, thanks for the constant flow of real-time info, man.
Appreciated.


Yes Patrap, thanks a million especially posting the radar images not focused on OKC, but still under threat/concern. Greatly appreciate it.
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1354. Skyepony (Mod)
The OKC tornado train dropped alot of rain.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@channel1atlanta: #BREAKING: Fans trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis according to local news sources.

EDIT: Apparently this is false.

I was really confused when I first read that because the stadium is in downtown St Louis, almost 20 miles from the tornado track from earlier this evening. It didn't seem to make much sense.
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Wow, AccuWeather is on fire with all of these misinformations!!!
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1351. pottery
Quoting Patrap:
Been buy one pottery.

I'll be live blogging from the conference Monday during Dr. Masters talk.

Live Blogging from the Getting it Right ConferenceLink

We will be live blogging from the conference at Shepherd Center in Atlanta on our Weather Underground blog.

The live blog begins 6pm Monday, 8am to 5pm Tuesday and 8am to 11am on Wednesday. Please check it out!<br>

Monday, June 3, 2013

4:00pm – 6:30pm – Registration

6:30pm – 6:40pm - Welcome, Overview & Conference Expectations, Paul Timmons, Executive Director, Portlight Strategies, Inc.

6:40pm – 7:40pm- Dinner (Provided)

7:40pm–8:30pm- Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground

Dr. Masters co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. He’ll discuss current weather and environmental trends, and why we can expect to see more storms like Sandy

Will certainly try.
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Quoting Patrap:
Been buy one pottery.

I'll be live blogging from the conference Monday during Dr. Masters talk.

Live Blogging from the Getting it Right ConferenceLink

We will be live blogging from the conference at Shepherd Center in Atlanta on our Weather Underground blog.

The live blog begins 6pm Monday, 8am to 5pm Tuesday and 8am to 11am on Wednesday. Please check it out!


Monday, June 3, 2013

4:00pm – 6:30pm – Registration

6:30pm – 6:40pm - Welcome, Overview & Conference Expectations, Paul Timmons, Executive Director, Portlight Strategies, Inc.

6:40pm – 7:40pm- Dinner (Provided)

7:40pm–8:30pm- Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground

Dr. Masters co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. He’ll discuss current weather and environmental trends, and why we can expect to see more storms like Sandy

You are a lucky man. Good for you!
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1348. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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1347. Patrap
Been a busy one pottery.

I'll be live blogging from the conference Monday during Dr. Masters talk.



Live Blogging from the Getting it Right Conference

We will be live blogging from the conference at Shepherd Center in Atlanta on our Weather Underground blog.

The live blog begins 6pm Monday, 8am to 5pm Tuesday and 8am to 11am on Wednesday. Please check it out!


Monday, June 3, 2013

4:00pm 6:30pm Registration

6:30pm 6:40pm - Welcome, Overview & Conference Expectations, Paul Timmons, Executive Director, Portlight Strategies, Inc.

6:40pm 7:40pm- Dinner (Provided)

7:40pm 8:30pm- Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground

Dr. Masters co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. He'll discuss current weather and environmental trends, and why we can expect to see more storms like Sandy
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1346. Skyepony (Mod)
05/31/2013 OKLAHOMA OK BROADCAST MEDIA

PEDESTRIAN TUNNELS FLOODING IN DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY

0836 PM HAIL 7 SW NEWCASTLE 35.18N 97.69W
05/31/2013 E1.75 INCH GRADY OK AMATEUR RADIO

MILE MARKER 102 ON HE BAILEY TURPIKE
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STL Cardinals reporter...

@dgoold 2m

#Cardinals stadium official Mike Bretani says that there has been no damage to Busch Stadium, no debris, no reports of incidents with fans.


Get your facts straight AccuWeather!
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TORNADO WARNING
ILC005-051-121-135-010245-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0036.130601T0213Z-130601T0245Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
913 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BOND COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN MARION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 912 PM CDT...A SEVERE SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES
THAT MAY NOT BE VISIBLE DUE TO HEAVY RAIN WAS LOCATED NEAR
WOBURN...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
VANDALIA...WOBURN...TAMALCO...MULBERRY GROVE...VAN BURENSBURG...
SHOBONIER...RAMSEY...BROWNSTOWN...ST. ELMO...WRIGHTS CORNER...
FARINA...SMITHBORO...PLEASANT MOUND...CHAPMAN...FILLMORE...
PITTSBURG...BINGHAM...SHAFTER...HAGERSTOWN AND BAYLE CITY.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES RAMSEY LAKE STATE PARK.

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 3875 8946 3898 8954 3914 8955 3932 8914
3922 8913 3922 8881 3921 8880 3892 8880
3892 8870 3891 8869 3881 8869
TIME...MOT...LOC 0213Z 263DEG 48KT 3893 8937

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN

$$

GLASS
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1343. pottery
Quoting Patrap:


PATRAP, thanks for the constant flow of real-time info, man.
Appreciated.
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Quoting Patrap:

Very outflow dominant now. You can clearly see the gust front out front.
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Quoting WhereIsTheStorm:

So glad to hear your family is safe. Besides tornadoes there is flooding throughout the area.


Yeah. Saw that. Hopefully everything will be done by the morning so the team can travel home.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@channel1atlanta: #BREAKING: Fans trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis according to local news sources.

This is exactly what I mean by reposting things that give no information but spread fear. How many people, how badly "trapped", how many injured, any injured? This is the kind of thing that's news when there's actual information about the questions I've asked. If I had to make a prediction, it's not all that bad and no one is really trapped...but it makes good news while it lasts.
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Quoting daddyjames:


Thank you for letting us know, very, very happy to hear that!


Appreciate that! I'm going to take an Ambien and sleep for 14 hours :)
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Quoting muddertracker:
My daughter's softball team is buggin' out in the morning. Won't be going back to this 12U tournament any time soon, if ever. Everyone is safe. They were in northwest OKC, and most everything was just to their south. Spent just under an hour in the basement of the hotel. So sorry to hear of casualties. Can't wait to get my family and friends back home.

So glad to hear your family is safe. Besides tornadoes there is flooding throughout the area.
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1334. Patrap

837
WFUS53 KLSX 010207
TORLSX
ILC117-010230-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0035.130601T0207Z-130601T0230Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
907 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN MACOUPIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 904 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GIRARD...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
VIRDEN.

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 3952 8971 3942 8989 3952 8996 3953 8995
TIME...MOT...LOC 0207Z 243DEG 29KT 3949 8980

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN



GLASS
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@channel1atlanta: #BREAKING: Fans trapped under debris at Busch Stadium in St. Louis according to local news sources.

EDIT: Apparently this is false.
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TORNADO WARNING
ILC021-167-010245-
/O.NEW.KILX.TO.W.0005.130601T0202Z-130601T0245Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
902 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN SANGAMON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 859 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR VIRDEN...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND QUARTER 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
AUBURN...DIVERNON...PAWNEE...KINCAID...EDINBURG... THAYER...
GLENARM...SICILY...TOVEY...SANGCHRIS LAKE STATE PARK...BERRY...
SHARPSBURG AND ROBY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 55 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 78 AND 88.

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 3980 8930 3962 8923 3948 8953 3952 8954
3952 8992 3958 8993
TIME...MOT...LOC 0203Z 241DEG 34KT 3953 8982

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.00IN

$$

SMITH
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Quoting muddertracker:
My daughter's softball team is buggin' out in the morning. Won't be going back to this 12U tournament any time soon, if ever. Everyone is safe. They were in northwest OKC, and most everything was just to their south. Spent just under an hour in the basement of the hotel. So sorry to hear of casualties. Can't wait to get my family and friends back home.


Thank you for letting us know, very, very happy to hear that!
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Quoting Astrometeor:


200-300 yards or about 500 feet. They are okay, but cut and bruised and done chasing.


200-300 yards= 600-900 feet
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My thoughts are with the folks dealing with the outbreak in OK and elsewhere. The other region being affected by severe weather this evening is Québec/Maine/New Brunswick. Québec City area currently under a severe thunderstorm warning. Link
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Quoting ncstorm:
Im just catching up..Mike Bettes and his car were thrown 200 feet??


yards
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Quoting ncstorm:
Im just catching up..Mike Bettes and his car were thrown 200 feet??


200-300 yards or about 500 feet. They are okay, but cut and bruised and done chasing.
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Quoting JTDailyUpdate:


They are the only confermed casulties out of Oklahoma So Far, Right?


Confirmed yes, but report of Med Examiner requested to come to several locations. Also, reports of people trapped in storm shelters. Everything very preliminary, extensive flash flooding in the metro area has hampered erscue/recovery efforts.

Sorry for late response, letting family know that I am ok.
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1325. ncstorm
Im just catching up..Mike Bettes and his car were thrown 200 feet??
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1324. sar2401
Quoting ncstorm:
"KFOR said their Weather Car Looked like it had been stepped on from tornado damage"..

I've been waiting for something like this to happen for a while now. I'm glad no one in the WC car, ironically decaled with "Tornado Hunt 2013" signs was seriously hurt but, if you hunt for tornadoes long enough and get close enough, the hunter will turn into the prey. At least from my perspective, I don't need to see every tornado close up and personal if it costs even one life.
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My daughter's softball team is buggin' out in the morning. Won't be going back to this 12U tournament any time soon, if ever. Everyone is safe. They were in northwest OKC, and most everything was just to their south. Spent just under an hour in the basement of the hotel. So sorry to hear of casualties. Can't wait to get my family and friends back home.
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1322. sar2401
Quoting BahaHurican:
Happy 2013 Hurricane Season to all!

Meanwhile, I note the tornado season seems to have ramped up over the last ten days... is 2013 still below average?

Yes, in terms of both total numbers and severity. This is still the "slowest" tornado season in 60 years. If you remove the Oklahoma and Texas tornadoes from the past 10 days, the lack of activity is even more striking.
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TORNADO WARNING
ILC117-135-010230-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0034.130601T0156Z-130601T0230Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
856 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN MACOUPIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...
NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 851 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF CARLINVILLE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FARMERSVILLE...WHITE OAK AND WAGGONER.

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 3927 8978 3941 8990 3942 8990 3953 8971
3953 8954 3952 8953 3939 8952
TIME...MOT...LOC 0156Z 236DEG 58KT 3939 8975

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN

$$

GLASS
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"KFOR said their Weather Car Looked like it had been stepped on from tornado damage"..
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1318. Patrap
Oklahoma City Radar
NEXRAD Radar
Type
Storm Total Surface Rainfall Accumulation ° Elevation
Range
124 NMI

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Happy 2013 Hurricane Season to all!

Meanwhile, I note the tornado season seems to have ramped up over the last ten days... is 2013 still below average?

EDIT: NVM... I read the blog... lol
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1316. Skyepony (Mod)
11inches of rain in El Reno. Incredible flood pics.
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1315. Patrap

785
WFUS53 KLSX 010152
TORLSX
ILC005-119-135-010215-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0033.130601T0152Z-130601T0215Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
852 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BOND COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 849 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ALHAMBRA...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. THIS STORM PRODUCED DAMAGE IN
HARTFORD.

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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GREENVILLE...POCAHONTAS...SORENTO...RENO...BEAVER CREEK...
TAMALCO...COFFEEN...WOBURN...MULBERRY GROVE...VAN BURENSBURG...
GRANTFORK...NEW DOUGLAS...SHILOH HILL...PIERRON...OLD RIPLEY...
PANAMA...DUDLEYVILLE...DONNELLSON...SMITHBORO AND PLEASANT MOUND.

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 3875 8926 3874 8952 3874 8959 3873 8960
3873 8974 3899 8972 3916 8925
TIME...MOT...LOC 0152Z 255DEG 50KT 3889 8973

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN



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1314. Skyepony (Mod)
0819 PM FUNNEL CLOUD FLORISSANT 38.80N 90.32W
05/31/2013 ST. LOUIS MO TRAINED SPOTTER

ROTATING FUNNEL IN THE BARRINGTON DOWNS SUBDIVISION OF
FLORISSANT. WINDS HAVE BECOME RATHER STRONG.
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Levi mentioned about a bunch of new weather/severe weather detection equipment being tested at the SPC maybe a week ago. I imagine that at the very least, they got a whole bunch of good data from this storm.
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1312. Patrap


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1311. Patrap

190
WFUS53 KLSX 010150
TORLSX
ILC117-135-010215-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0032.130601T0150Z-130601T0215Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
850 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN MACOUPIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 849 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GILLESPIE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50
MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LITCHFIELD...NOKOMIS...RAYMOND...WITT...HORNSBY... HONEY BEND...
BUTLER...HARVEL...COALTON...WENONAH AND OHLMAN.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES LAKE LOU YAEGER.

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 3902 8983 3917 8996 3940 8953 3936 8952
3935 8922 3931 8918
TIME...MOT...LOC 0150Z 238DEG 46KT 3914 8980

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN



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1310. Skyepony (Mod)
0805 PM TORNADO 2 S HARVESTER 38.73N 90.58W
05/31/2013 ST. CHARLES MO AMATEUR RADIO

TORNADO PASSED THROUGH 1.5 MILES WEST OF THE
INTERSECTION OF TOWERS ROAD AND CAUKSHIILL ROAD.. THERE
ARE NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES IN
THIS AREA.
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