Record heat fuels destructive fires in drought-baked Colorado

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:42 PM GMT on June 12, 2013

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Destructive wildfires erupted in three locations in drought-baked Colorado on Tuesday, fanned by strong winds and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the state so early in the year. The mercury soared to 100°F in Denver on Tuesday, their earliest 100° day on record (previous earliest 100° day: June 14, 2006, 102°.) It was the second consecutive day Denver recorded its hottest temperature for so early in the year. At Lamar in Southeast Colorado, the mercury soared to 111°, just one degree below their hottest temperature ever measured, and 3° shy of the all-time hottest temperature ever measured in Colorado, the 114° reading in Sedgwick on July 11, 1954. The most destructive fire in Colorado Tuesday was the Black Forest fire burning near Colorado Springs. The fire destroyed over 60 buildings and forced the evacuation of several thousand people. The fire was aided by nearly ideal conditions on Tuesday afternoon--Colorado Springs hit 97° (only the 2nd time the city has been that hot this early in the year), with sustained winds of 29 mph gusting to 36 mph, and a humidity of 4%. Colorado Springs is under extreme drought.


Figure 1. A garage is fully engulfed in flames as the Black Forest Fire continues to burn out of control northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 11, 2013. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/Getty Images)


Figure 2. Wild fires burn near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs, and Royal Gorge in Colorado, and in two locations in New Mexico, at 4:40 pm EDT June 11, 2013. Record heat and strong winds hit the region on Tuesday, causing critical fire conditions. The Image credit: NASA.

The forecast: better, but still dangerous
Fire conditions will not be as dangerous in Colorado today, as winds will be lower, and temperatures will be a few degrees cooler due to a weak cold front that moved through the state overnight. Nevertheless, the air is still extremely dry and temperatures will be very hot, making it difficult for firefighters to gain the upper hand on the blazes. A red flag warning for dangerous fire conditions is posted for Colorado Springs, where winds of 10 - 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph, are expected in combination with relative humidities as low as 9% and temperatures in the low 90s. Colorado and New Mexico can expect a destructive fire season the remainder of June and into July, due to severe to exceptional drought conditions and hot temperatures. Relief will likely come in July with the arrival of wetter conditions thanks to the annual Southwest U.S. monsoon. Colorado Springs experienced the most expensive wildfire in Colorado history in 2012, the $353 million Waldo Canyon fire. The burn started on June 23rd and burned through July 10th, burning a total of 18,247 acres. Approximately 347 homes were burned, 2 people were killed, and over 32,000 residents were evacuated.


Video 1. A close escape from the Colorado Springs Black Forest fire. "I could hear the roar and the explosions of residential propane tanks heading toward Black Forest and Shoup Roads. Then came a wave of intense heat followed by a burst of fast-moving, oncoming flames. Firefighters and cops panicked, ordering me to leave: "Take pictures somewhere else," yelled one officer. I'm certain within moments of my escape the fire gobbled up a gas station and Firehouse BBQ restaurant at the corner I was standing on."

Related: Wildfires in the U.S. will be at least twice as destructive by 2050, burning around 20 million acres nationwide each year, according to a federal report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2012. The report cited research predicting that a 1.8°F increase in temperature in Colorado would cause a factor of 2.8 - 6.6 increase in fire area burned.

Wunderground member mfrazzz has a webcam pointed at the Colorado Springs Black Forest fire.


Figure 3. Severe weather outlook for Wednesday.

Severe weather outbreak Wednesday and Thursday
Tens of millions of Americans will be subject to a large outbreak of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, as a powerful low pressure system moves from the Great Lakes area to the East Coast. The greatest danger on Wednesday is for an organized complex of thunderstorms, possibly becoming a "derecho" event that brings widespread damaging straight-line winds to multiple states. A few strong tornadoes are also possible, and the Storm Prediction Center has issued their highest level of alert "High Risk" for Chicago and northern Indiana. This is the first "High Risk" forecast SPC has put out in 2013. Today marks the first "High Risk" forecast for Chicago since May 30, 2004, and the 16th since 1980. You can follow the outbreak on our severe weather page.


Jeff Masters

Pyrocumulus from Rocky Mountain National Park fire (JeffMasters)
The Big Meadows fire was caused by lightning in Rocky Mountain National Park. The heat from the fire made some respectable pyrocumulus clouds as I watched from Snow Mountain, above the YMCA camp where the Chapman Conference on Climate Change was occurring.
Pyrocumulus from Rocky Mountain National Park fire
JarosoFire(2) (taosmtngirl)
Thundercloud created by fire below. See Gil's (gilg7) photos also.
JarosoFire(2)
Silver Fire, Gila National Forest (Shotonsite)
Burning in the Black Range in the Gila National Forest in SW New Mexico.
Silver Fire, Gila National Forest

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Hi Wunderbloggers.
Hot as heck over here in ECFL today but that did not keep us from playing some (relatively) great tennis this morning...
Looks like Dr. Masters may get some wild weather in Ann Arbor!
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN JO DAVIESS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 641 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR HANOVER...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 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...
MOUNT CARROLL...MASSBACH...MISSISSIPPI PALISADES...CENTER HILL AND
WACKER.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE MISSISSIPPI PALISADES STATE PARK AND
CAMP FAR HORIZONS.

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.



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Quoting Luisport:
5th Line Hockey ‏@5th_Line_Hockey 20s
Update. A tornado has touched down 30 miles from the United center in Chicago.


In other words, no where near Chicago. Lol.
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Live Helo video of Black Forrest Fire

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/video/livevideo

Wind has shifted so it has doubled back to previous burned areas.
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911 Operator ‏@911BUFF 50s
IOWA: TWIN TORNADOES WEST OF HAMPTON. 'TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO SEEK SHELTER NOW'. RETWEET!
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Very dangerous storms with 80+ mph winds heading for MERRILLVILLE, CROWN POINT, VALPARAISO, HEBRON, IND
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Here is a link to the Live.ATC air traffic control towers in the world/conus. You can zoom in on the map and pull up live traffic control towers in any severe weather areas. Good source for first-hand info on local conditions as a storm or severe weather pushes through:

Link

Good day to listen to the Bradley/O'Hare feed.....


Thanks for the link. Bookmarked!!
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5th Line Hockey ‏@5th_Line_Hockey 20s
Update. A tornado has touched down 30 miles from the United center in Chicago.
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BLISSFIELD and KEENE, OH and surrounding areas should be in tornado shelter!
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People must be beyond mad if they were going to talke the EL to the Bruins/Blackhawks game.
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Just a quick update, up just about 25 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin; had 65mph winds come through, pea sized hail, and 1.5 inches of rain in the last hour. Was some fairly good circulation within the storm too; was producing a few scud clouds. Winds up to 80mph just east of me now as the storms speed up and start to collapse on themselves. Was a good show.
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92 homes lost in Black Forest Fire, sheriff's preliminary report shows

Posted: 06/12/2013
Last Updated: 1 minute ago

TheDenverChannel.com Team

The El Paso County Sheriff's office has released a preliminary list of the homes lost in the Black Forest Fire, with partial damage and those that have no damage.

- See the list here: http://ch7ne.ws/11wvH17

The list shows 92 homes as a "total loss." That would make it the one of the most destructive fires in Colorado wildfire history. 

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, however, said the information in the preliminary assessment has already changed.

"The fire has now doubled back. Properties that we identified as standing are now engulfed in flames," he said.
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Quoting Luisport:
Johnny Kelly ‏@stormchaser4850 1m
Developing: Update: Emergency manager reports several businesses, homes damaged/destroyed by earlier tornado in Belmond, Iowa (4:27 pm CDT)
SevereStudios‏@severestudios1 min
MT @TWCBreaking: damage report from #tornado N side of Belmond, IA around 4:27pm: several businesses & at least 1 home destroyed.
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
730 PM EDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN STARKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT/700 PM CDT/

* AT 629 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CULVER...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND 70 MPH WIND
GUSTS.

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...
PLYMOUTH...CULVER...ARGOS...BOURBON...OAK GROVE...BURR OAK...
MAXINKUCKEE...HIBBARD...DONALDSON...RUTLAND...TWIN LAKES...
INWOOD...OLD TIP TOWN...TIPPECANOE AND LINKVILLE.

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.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...POST YOUR INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA FACEBOOK PAGE...OR YOU CAN POST ON
TWITTER WITH THE HASHTAG... #NWSIWX.



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4117 8629 4118 8654 4129 8665
TIME...MOT...LOC 2331Z 248DEG 23KT 4122 8648

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.75IN
WIND...70 MPH
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It's just looking like a big BLOB right now. Hmm, Grothar was back today on WU, lol.
New activity to it's southeast, though.
I'm looking for my cushions now. Stay safe! Barb
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Developing: Update: Emergency manager reports several businesses, homes damaged/destroyed by earlier tornado in Belmond, Iowa (4:27 pm CDT)
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* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN COSHOCTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO...
WESTERN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 727 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS NEAR BLISSFIELD...OR NEAR NELLIE...AND WAS MOVING EAST
AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WARSAW... LAYLAND... BLISSFIELD...
WEST LAFAYETTE... BALTIC...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS.

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY CALLING...412-262-1988...POSTING TO
THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE...OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.



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NewsManJasonJason Vincent 5 m

Ken and Sandy Dorenkamp shares this picture of damage near Alexander. #iawx @cbs2iowa Link
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Quoting SouthernIllinois:

I was just thinking the same thing and would have thought the initial line of storms would have been it or at least set the stage down the road for it. But now nothing but individual cells firing up. And like you, I got no problem not having any long tracked straight line wind damage. We'll have to "wait till next year" like they say on the north side. :)

The SPC did a good job of delineating the highest storm threat areas correctly as shown by today's activity, which I realize isn't over. Still, I think the idea of a widespread derecho was probably unlikely. Unlike the outbreak last year, when almost no one but us weather geeks had ever heard of a derecho, it's now common knowledge by a lot of folks. The media took what I saw was a solitary instance of the mention of the word "derecho" by SPC and ran with it. Even my fiancé, who really only wants to know if it's raining or dry, had heard that everything from Chicago to NYC was going to get flattened. When it's on the news enough that she knows about it, you know it's been getting hyped pretty good. :-)
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Destructive storm hits homes near Warwick

By Fidelis Rego, Thursday June 13, 2013 - 08:46 EST


Authorities are expecting more calls for help after a supercell storm swept through Queensland's southern Darling Downs overnight.

The storm hit the Pratten area, about 50 kilometres north-west of Warwick, the hardest, ripping down powerlines and uprooting trees.

Authorities say six homes have lost their roofs in Pratten and nearby Bony Mountain, while a business and silo were destroyed.

One man suffered minor injuries.

The State Emergency Service's (SES) Warwick district controller, John Newley, says crews worked into the night to clean up the damage.

"Only 60-odd metres wide - everything in that path got badly damaged and outside of that zone the leaves are still on the trees," he said.

He is expecting more requests for help as the clean-up begins this morning.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Lindsay Hackett inspected the damaged area at about 11:00pm (AEST) last night.

"There was lots of trees down, sort of a lot of livestock wandering on the streets - cattle, kangaroos and such," he said.

"It was a fairly intense storm system that went through that particular area, but it appears it was mainly confined to a path of about a few hundred metres long."

Rare winter storm

Weather bureau spokesman Bryan Rolstone says the storm had tornado-like characteristics.

"Particularly violent, with winds and big hail but I think the thing was the wind gusts with this particular storm being night, you never really know but certainly there would have been very strong gusts," he said.

"Supercells can produce a tornado but not all the time - sometimes they will get the rotation but it is not quite there.

"It didn't last very long and it eventually weakened into an ordinary thunderstorm and moved down to New South Wales."

Mr Rolstone says it is rare for such severe storms to form in winter but last night all the elements lined up.

"With all that rain that we had, the air was stacked with moisture, which you would have in late spring and summertime," he said.

"Although the temperatures weren't high, but generally the background conditions were enough for thunderstorms to form and the possibility of severe cells there.

"You have to get all the factors lined up just right to get the thunderstorms, and then one cell goes to the next level."

Authorities say powerlines have been ripped down across the region and many could be without electricity for up to 24 hours.


ABC 2013
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Storms drench Glen Innes and Tamworth in Northern New South Wales
By Catherine Clifford, Thursday June 13, 2013 - 08:01 EST
Heavy rainfall, flash flooding and strong winds have hit parts of the region on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the North West Slopes and Plains and the Northern Tablelands weather districts.

Armidale, Inverell, Tamworth, Moree and Mungindi were impacted by the deluge

From lunchtime on Monday until 8:30pm on Monday night, Glen Innes received 38mm and Tamworth recorded 32mm, while Gunnedah recorded just 7mm during the same period.

Officer in charge at the Moree Weather Bureau, Michael Glasson, says the storm activity is being driven by the collision of three systems.

"There's a surface trough moving through NSW and it's currently over north-eastern NSW; there's a low pressure system over south-west NSW; and there's an upper level feature coming through from the West so we've got widespread storm activity right across our region."

Meantime, Tamworth Regional Council closed all sporting fields from late Monday afternoon.

User groups who were due to train, or play, on the grounds were contacted.

Council says staff will re-assess the condition of the playing surfaces on Thursday.

Acting Parks and Horticulture Manager, Hugh Leckie, says if the water is not allowed to drain the fields will be damaged and people who use them could be put at undue risk.

"The closure's basically just to let the ground soak up the rain rather than have everyone trample all over it and just turn it into mud," he said.

"You know, you get big, decent puddles of water which then can create slip problems as well as potential drowning situations for small kids"

ABC 2013

Radar and Satellite Images i captured of the event.










25 frame loop of the event.
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702. beell
Possibly, maybe, the southward moving outflow may indicate that this particular, promising patch of potential derecho producing convection is having some trouble building a cold pool (a tendency to be outflow dominant).

Sometimes, mid level flow is strong enough to blow the rain down shear-thereby reducing the benefit of evaporative cooling to the cold-pool building downdraft.

Not to say this thing aint producing some wind-just not prime for a derecho. Fairly ignorant about derechos-we'll see.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
624 PM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN DE KALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN LA SALLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 622 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR EARLVILLE...
AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD...HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND CROPS IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND
DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SERENA...EARLVILLE...LELAND...SHERIDAN AND SOMONAUK.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED...
SANDWICH FAIRGROUNDS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.



LAT...LON 4163 8900 4163 8894 4165 8894 4174 8865
4150 8860 4143 8904 4161 8910
TIME...MOT...LOC 2324Z 256DEG 30KT 4154 8894

HAIL...1.25IN
WIND...60MPH
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live video stream from siesta key north bridge of approaching storm. cool CG strikes.
Live Video
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
720 PM EDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN HOLMES COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 719 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GLENMONT...OR 14 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF MILLERSBURG...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MILLERSBURG...GLENMONT...KILLBUCK...BERLIN...FARME RSTOWN...WALNUT
CREEK AND CHARM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. IF NO
BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR CLOSET.



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4044 8167
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
615 PM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
WESTERN JO DAVIESS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 611 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED JUST EAST OF ST. DONATUS...AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 25 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.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
BELLEVUE AROUND 630 PM CDT.
HANOVER AROUND 645 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE AIKEN...SMITHS...RICE...
BLANDING...RODDEN...NORTH HANOVER AND WHITTON.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE BELLEVUE STATE PARK...DUCK CREEK
COUNTY PARK AND SPRUCE CREEK 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 4229 9020 4215 9040 4235 9062 4238 9060
4239 9049 4242 9056 4243 9056 4245 9054
TIME...MOT...LOC 2314Z 300DEG 21KT 4235 9050

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



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694. wpb
hockey game in chicago 8pm
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Discrete Supercells starting to form in the Northern 1/3rd of Indiana. SPC MD mentions forcing could cause tornadoes, their discrete nature combined with 4000 j/kg of CAPE is disturbing me. *I live in South Bend*

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Meanwhile in Montana:

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Quoting hydrus:
I apologize...I thought the Sears Tower was on Wacker.


It is. It's just not the one aerojad is in ;)
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Quoting violet312s:


You're thinking of a different building. Seriously, this one is not named.

Link

Gorgeous building.
I apologize...I thought the Sears Tower was on Wacker.
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Tons of storms everywhere.

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I'm no professional, but I don't see a derecho panning out so far?

Edit: Okay, Natalie was faster, lol.
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Chicago
NEXRAD Radar

Base Reflectivity 0.50° Elevation
Range 248 NMI

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Quoting SouthernIllinois:

Used to live and work on the south side...so that ballpark down there on 35th is Comiskey Park. :-)
I have never been there. Would really like to see it.
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Quoting SouthernIllinois:
More storms firing up west of DeKalb. We'll keep an eye on them.



Hard to see that consolidating into a derecho at this point (but not an expert by any means). Unless the line going through Chicago re-strengthens after it gets past the lake/city.

The lack of derecho would be a good thing :)
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
604 PM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BUTLER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA...
NORTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 602 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SHEFFIELD...AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ALLISON...CLARKSVILLE...HANSELL...AREDALE...DUMONT AND BRISTOW.

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 4261 9285 4281 9323 4291 9315 4291 9298
4278 9264
TIME...MOT...LOC 2304Z 301DEG 25KT 4283 9306

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.00IN
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Chicago Northwest Metra line on hold for at least an hour.
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Quoting SouthernIllinois:

Used to live and work on the south side...so that ballpark down there is on 35th is Comiskey Park. :-)


Blasphemy to call it anything other than that!
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671
WFUS53 KDVN 122302
TORDVN
ILC085-122330-
/O.NEW.KDVN.TO.W.0011.130612T2302Z-130612T2330Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
602 PM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN JO DAVIESS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 559 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MENOMINEE...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20
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...
GALENA...SCHAPVILLE...AIKEN...RICE...GALENA TERRITORY...RODDEN...
GUILFORD AND NORTH HANOVER.

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 4238 9017 4224 9032 4237 9045 4247 9063
4251 9055 4251 9050
TIME...MOT...LOC 2302Z 309DEG 18KT 4246 9053
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Quoting aerojad:
I just took this picture. This is what it looks like in downtown Chicago right now http://instagram.com/p/aeeW8xhzlg/


Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
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But only severe TS Warned?
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