Tornado kills two in Missouri; more tornadoes on tap for today

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:53 PM GMT on October 18, 2007

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The tropical Atlantic is quiet today, and none of the reliable models are predicting tropical cyclone formation over the next five days.

At approximately 12:15 am CDT this morning, a tornado near Paris, Missouri, killed two people when it ripped apart their mobile home and tossed them 400 feet away. At least four other tornadoes hit Missouri yesterday, and two tornadoes touched down in Texas, and one each in Louisiana and Mississippi. The driver of a Petal Water & Sewer service truck was hospitalized in Mississippi after strong winds picked up his truck and tossed it across I-59.

Another severe weather outbreak is expected today in the U.S., from the Mississippi Valley northward through the Tennessee Valley and the Great Lakes. Tornado Watches have already been posted, and today's severe weather has the potential to generate a few strong, long-track tornadoes. You can follow the outbreak today on our new interactive tornado map, which will post the tornado damage reports as they are received. The new feature also allows one to plot all the historical tornado activity back to 1950 for any region in the U.S. If you take a wunderphoto of a tornadic storm or tornado damage, and click on the "tornado" type of image flag when uploading it, our software will attempt to match your photo to the storm report for that tornado. These photos will then be available when you click on a storm report on the interactive tornado page. One of the storm reports for Missouri yesterday has several wunderphotos of the thunderstorm that spawned the tornado available, thanks to wunderphotographer Paleohebrew.

Jeff Masters

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Pensacola Tornado (Mslider31)
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Pensacola Tornado

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566. Bonedog
5:19 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
aww gees guys and gals. Stop. Your making me blush really you are.
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565. TampaSpin
5:18 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Floodman instead of "its gotta be the shoes" i think it must be your eyes.......LMAO
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564. TampaSpin
5:17 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
BoneDog is the man. He keeps the blog clean.
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563. Patrap
4:15 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Some bad weather across the South. Lotsa good folks on the ball here today covering the fray. Thats always wonderful to see.
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562. Floodman
4:16 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
543. TampaSpin 4:06 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Floodman comment 542 was intended for you i think......lol



Hey, I didn't think my avatar was all that sexy, or a glamour shot...LOL
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561. Bonedog
5:16 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
thanks :) *blushes* I try my best
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560. aubiesgirl
9:16 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Bone did an excellent job
559. BajaALemt
4:15 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
You did a good job, Bone.....today AND yesterday
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558. Bonedog
5:15 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Glad to hear your home Pat. Sorry to hear you have to go back in though :(
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557. Patrap
4:14 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Many thanx to Tulane Memorial and the VAMC here too. They handling me well and with care. Many thanks to all the messages and visits too.
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556. Bonedog
5:13 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Lol Baja. I shut off those screens I am getting a headache littleraly. Stare at a vort loop for 4 hours and I think anyone would. I am glad today i gave folks a few mintues lead time from the warning.
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555. BajaALemt
4:14 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Welcome home, Pat
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554. Soloco2
9:13 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Looks like school is out lol
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553. Patrap
4:10 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Thanx..
Im home till Nov 5th.Another procedure, then back for the cutting. A Halloween reprieve. No sense waiting there till then.
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552. aubiesgirl
9:13 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
548. Bonedog 9:11 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Am I the only one smelling bait?

lol your not the only one
551. catastropheadjuster
9:11 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Hey Patrap great to see ya. You feeling better? I sure hope so, we sure have missed you.
Sheri
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550. TampaSpin
5:11 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
545. Txwxchaser 5:08 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
off topic comment...sorry.....but......I really like the new blog and the originality of some of the photo

Txwxchaser you must be one of those that should not display your pic since you don't have one..........lol
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549. BajaALemt
4:11 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Good bone..you just stay over there *laffs*
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548. Bonedog
5:09 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Am I the only one smelling bait?
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547. icmoore
9:08 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Hi Patrap, Wonderful to see your post. I hope you feel better soon!
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546. aubiesgirl
9:09 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Patrap feeling better?
545. Txwxchaser
9:04 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
off topic comment...sorry.....but......I really like the new blog and the originality of some of the photo id's...however....those attempts by some to look sexy/glamorous etc. should be left either to the professionals or at least to those gals who can really pull it off...and believe you me, there are some of you girls that can...for the rest of you...please just a normal pic....LOL...I'm ready for any bashing now.....;-0
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544. Patrap
4:06 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
T-storms rumbling Ne thru NOLA.
Radar Composite Link

Winds to 50 Knots on the doppler
Link
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543. TampaSpin
5:04 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Floodman comment 542 was intended for you i think......lol
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542. Txwxchaser
8:58 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Non-weather related comment...now that we have the new blog, I appreciate the originality of some of the bloggers photo id's.....however, there are those of you who should leave the attempts of glamour/sexy shots to the professionals and/or those who can really pull it off.....Have a nice day everyone!! LOL
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541. weatherboyfsu
9:01 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Its starting to lightning here in Clermont west of Orlando
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539. Bonedog
5:00 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I switched from DeFunik springs to Tally radar and can see it clearly. Ill stay on the Tally radar now
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538. extreme236
8:59 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
thanks for the update HadesGod on the new depression
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537. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
3:56 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
===========================
Northwest Pacific Ocean
===========================

Japan Meteorological Agency

WWJP25 Weather Chart (1800z 18Oct)
=================================

TROPICAL DEPRESSION
18.6N 144.7E - 30 kts 1004 hPa

west @ 11 knots

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536. Bonedog
4:54 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
ok Is it just by 10 right now? I see a brighter pixle in that area
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535. BajaALemt
3:54 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Riiiiiiiight
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533. Bonedog
4:53 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
sorry Baja looking at the vort Its one big complex I missed the new one by 10.
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532. BajaALemt
3:53 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Local uses VIPR..and it's showing a new rotation
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531. BajaALemt
3:52 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
No Bone...this is a new one...just to the south and west of Marianna...they just issued the warning for another developing tornado
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530. Bonedog
4:51 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
yup Baja looks to be crossing the border any minute now
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529. BajaALemt
3:45 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
You seein the one up by 10 now, Bone? They just issued another warning for that
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528. treehuggingsister
8:47 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Another P-cola video.
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527. Bonedog
4:48 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
weatherkid I am in NJ
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526. extreme236
8:47 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
(1) THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 17.9N
149.0E, IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 19.8N 145.0E, APPROXIMATELY 275 NM
NORTH OF SAIPAN. RECENT ANIMATED INFRARED IMAGERY AND MICROWAVE
IMAGERY INDICATE THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) CONTINUES
TO CONSOLIDATE. A 181717Z TRMM MICROWAVE PASS SHOWS DEEP CONVECTION
JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE LLCC, AND GOOD LOW LEVEL INFLOW INTO THE
CYCLONE. A 180758Z WINDSAT PASS REVEALS SOME 20 KT UNFLAGGED WINDS
NEAR THE LLCC. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS INDICATES A DEVELOPING ANTI-
CYCLONE JUST TO THE NORTH OF SYSTEM IS CONTRIBUTION TO RADIAL
OUTFLOW AND LOW VERTICAL WIND SHEAR OVER THE DISTURBANCE.
ADDITIONALLY, A MIDLATITUDE TROUGH NORTHEAST OF THE SYSTEM IS
BEGINNING TO ENHANCE POLEWARD OUTFLOW. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 18 TO 22 KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1007 MB. SEE REF A (WTPN21 PGTW 182000) FOR
FURTHER DETAILS. DUE TO THE IMPROVED UPPER LEVEL ENVIRONMENT AND
INCREASED LOW LEVEL CONSOLIDATION, THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS
UPGRADED TO GOOD.
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525. extreme236
8:47 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
TCFA has been issued by the JTWC for 90W it seems...
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524. DrMickey
4:47 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
kman
u got mail
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523. Floodman
3:46 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Ouch, kman, that doesn't look like the Yucatan at all, huh? That looks more like a classic October Carib track...
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522. weatherkid23
8:47 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
where you froom bonedog
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521. Bonedog
4:46 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
looks like it may cross the border in 10 minutes or so
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520. NotAnotherHURRICANE
8:44 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Hello All -
Looks like nothing is boiling in the Atlantic. Do you all think that my drive to Tallahassee, FL to watch the FSU and UM game will be fine ( No TS or Hurricanes )?

GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!
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519. Bonedog
4:43 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
damn the storm spun up again. Folks in the area of the floida GA border north of I-10 W of Talley keep an eye on this one.
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518. BajaALemt
3:43 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Yikes. Folks would probably get p.o'd about that there. We havent forgotten the F2 through here
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517. kmanislander
8:44 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Thanks Floodman, i will try that
This is the current steering. No Yucatan if this stays in place !
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516. Floodman
3:43 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
513. kmanislander 3:42 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
I have noticed that my filter keeps going back to " show average " even when my member settings are correct

Others were having this problem recently. Is there a solution for it ?
TIA



Go to your blog profile and set the filter there...
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