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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916. Bonedog
8:46 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
no baha hasnt been on yet. Kinda early there so maybe on a little later. I do hope everyone is safe.
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915. icmoore
12:39 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Good morning Flood, StormW, and all, Wow, a lot of bad weather last night for some. Has Baha been on this morning? Is she and everyone else okay? Just wanted to mention to 1900hurricane that I loved the link to the picture as he called it. The mosaic imagery of the entire. U.S. Pretty cool.
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914. Bonedog
8:41 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
sun is peeking through the clouds here. Not good for later this afternoon :(
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912. Bonedog
8:37 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
morning floodman
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911. Floodman
7:36 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Morning, folks!
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910. sullivanweather
12:33 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Brief Northeast synopsis on my blog concerning impending severe weather event today.

I will be adding to the discussion when I get back from the grocery store. Feel free to leave comments!!
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909. mit5000
12:29 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
how long till the next blog?
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907. Bonedog
8:28 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
Morning Storm
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906. Bonedog
8:28 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
yea the red tide was bad the past few years :(
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904. aubiesgirl
12:23 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
might have the opposite effect aubies. All that rain will cause massive runoff from the orchards and farms which will add nitrates to the water and fuel a bloom.
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Well that's not good...it's crazy all the dead fish..and I mena BIG dead fish floatin around here
903. Bonedog
8:20 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
might have the opposite effect aubies. All that rain will cause massive runoff from the orchards and farms which will add nitrates to the water and fuel a bloom.
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902. aubiesgirl
12:15 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
my Dad lives on Cinco Bayou in Fort Walton Bch..he measured over a foot of rain in his backyard as of last night...hopefully all this rain helps get rid of the red tide too!
901. Bonedog
8:12 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
thats true to Mickey
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900. DrMickey
8:08 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
Or had a bad night stormwatching...
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899. Bonedog
8:06 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
slow blog this morning. Guess everyone is oversleeping LOL :)
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898. Weather456
7:50 AM AST on October 19, 2007
Last night i identified and tracked about 7 supercells but there was more.

This was one of the most potent ones...BBL



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897. GotSand
11:58 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Looks like an easy 12 inches of rain between Pensacola and Navarre.
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896. GotSand
11:47 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Its been raining here in Navarre Beach for over 24 hours. Also appears the Wind Shear in the Carrib and GOM has been reduced significantly.
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895. Bonedog
7:38 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
I watched a great program last night on the National Geographic Channel about hurricanes.

Basically talking about cyclical trends of major hurricanes making landfall. Not total number of all systems in a season just the major cat canes making landfall in the ConUS. Wasn't good :( Also talked about scientists using hot towers to predict rapid intesification. Also had a professor from NCS that is using a new model he invented to predict a season, again not total numbers just majors and landfalls. According to the show he started in 2004 and was 97% accurate, 2005 was 98% and in 2006 was 100% accurate. BTW he makes his predicitions in April.

They also had an awsome animation of Isabel all the way from its thunderstorm origins in the bay of bengal, across all of africa, the atalantic. Amazing to watch it go from nothing to something.

Just thought I would share with you all. If you get a chance to see it again, the show was titled Hyper Cane's.

Oh and on a darker note from the show, the Northeast is coming into an active landfall period according to ancient climotology.
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894. Bonedog
7:37 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
ah gotcha. I am not up on the epac storms.
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893. Weather456
7:36 AM AST on October 19, 2007
892. Bonedog 7:30 AM AST on October 19, 2007 Hide this comment.
Weather. I thought that storm in the PacNW was a Low that came in from Alaska.


in part with Lingling
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892. Bonedog
7:27 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
Weather. I thought that storm in the PacNW was a Low that came in from Alaska.
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891. weatherg8r
11:22 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Good morning! We FINALLY got rain without thunderstorms for a few hours this morning here in Gainesville!
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890. Weather456
7:18 AM AST on October 19, 2007
West Coast being lashed by the remnants of Lingling.




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889. Bonedog
7:21 AM EDT on October 19, 2007


and 16 during the start :( Thats 44 tornados in 2 days. Hopefully we dont see any more today
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888. Bonedog
7:20 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
wow 28 reports of tornados yesterday :(
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887. gnshpdude
11:19 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
This rain is a serious drought buster. 10.33" and counting according to my weather station in Florosa, FL!
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886. Weather456
7:13 AM AST on October 19, 2007
Good Morning All

Storm Reports From Yesterday

One person was killed in KALKASKA MI yesteday from a possible tornado around 2340 LT

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885. Bonedog
7:10 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
mel Unplug the control box. That should work LOL

Thanks Gulfcoastwatcher. Is kinda wierd they posted that way.
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884. Bonedog
7:07 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
ok wow thats wierd. They all just popped up LOL

look at the post times LOL 7:02 then 6:51 LOL

oh its going to be a fun day *rolls eyes*
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883. watchinggulfcoast
6:08 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Your posts are all showing up now. Must have got lost in a short time warp, Bonedog.
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882. melwerle
11:07 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Hey Bonedog - I see you.

Raining here outside of Savannah - welcome the wet weather. I have NO idea how to shut the sprinklers off though so I look like a total dork with my lawn being watered while it's POURING outside. Duh. Severe weather from last night moving our way?

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881. Bonedog
6:57 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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880. Bonedog
6:55 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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879. Bonedog
6:54 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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878. Bonedog
6:52 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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877. Bonedog
6:51 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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876. Bonedog
6:46 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
look at this from my local met office.

Doesn't appear to be October 19 more like August 19th

Time
EDT (UTC) 6 AM (10)
Temperature F (C) 68.0 (20.0)
Dew Point F (C) 66.0 (18.9)
Pressure Inches (hPa) 29.82 (1009)
Wind MPH Variable 5
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875. Bonedog
7:01 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
ok well at leats my last one showed up. I lost 15 or so posts. Anyways...

seems more like August here then October 66 degree dew points air temp is 68 and that was at 6am. Yuck
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874. watchinggulfcoast
6:00 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Yes Bonedog. It is there.
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873. Bonedog
6:58 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
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872. watchinggulfcoast
10:55 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Good morning. Been lurking for a couple of months. I have enjoyed learning from you guys.
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871. Bonedog
6:38 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
watching wv loop for the northeast. Looks like a dry slot is working its way up from WV right now :( any daytime heating from the sun will send this area spiriling intot he realm of severe. Hope the morning clouds hang around to limit this. If not I wont just be chasing thunderclouds for lightning shots :(
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870. IKE
5:38 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Dew points in NO,LA. have dropped into the 50's...that's moving east....strong north winds too.....

"Observed at: New Orleans Lakefront, Louisiana
Elevation: 7 ft
[Mostly Cloudy]
76 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 56 °F
Wind: 26 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 37 mph
Pressure: 29.75 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1800 ft
Scattered Clouds 4300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
(Above Ground Level)"
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869. IKE
5:32 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Atlanta's getting rain now.....

"Observed at: Atlanta Dekalb, Georgia
Elevation: 1001 ft
[Heavy Rain]
70 °F
Heavy Rain Mist
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 68 °F
Wind: 14 mph from the SW
Wind Gust: 22 mph
Pressure: 29.77 in (Rising)
Visibility: 1.5 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 1100 ft
Overcast 1700 ft
(Above Ground Level)"
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868. Bonedog
6:30 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
stinks though that the GA/Caolina area that desperatly needed the rain hasnt seen it. Highest I can find I 2.5 inches in extreme SW GA everywhere else is trace amounts :(
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867. IKE
5:29 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Looks like the cold front is moving through the Mobile,AL. area now...the end of the rain is in sight.
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866. IKE
5:26 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
That seems believable....I guess be careful what you wish for applies.....severe weather...tornadoes....inches of rain. I'm ready for some sunshine!
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