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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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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865. Bonedog
6:22 AM EDT on October 19, 2007
I also see as spot just offshore of Pcola that has 16" radar estimates

Link
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864. IKE
5:20 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
5.68 inches of rain since yesterday in Defuniak Springs, FL....I guess we finally got some rain.
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861. Bonedog
10:11 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Morning Folks. Hope everyone stayed safe during the overnight. I see it was just as rough as it was during the day.

Looks like I am under the gun today. I have my gear and truck ready. I will be at work till 1pm today then off to chase. According to the SPC looks like a wind / rain event. They have me under a 40% chance for wind damage and 5% for tornados and hail. Acoording to their synopsis we have a chance for bow echos and training supercells.

Prayers to all those who were effected during the last few days of this outbreak and to all those whos lives have been changed forever :(
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860. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:58 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
NATIONAL HURRICANE HUNTER FLIGHT PLAN

II.PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK: PSBL MISSION TO FIX TS KIKO
IF IT THREATENS MEXICO NEAR 18.7N AND 104.3W AT 20/2000Z. (Saturday)

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no plans to fly into KIKO until Saturday afternoon... =/
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859. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:46 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Dvorak Intensity continues to say T3.0 or 45 knots for Kiko (EP200715)

National Hurricane Center advisory from 0300z

"THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE LOCATION OF THE CENTER AT THIS TIME. SATELLITE INTENSITY ESTIMATES REMAIN AT MINIMAL STORM STRENGTH AND THE INITIAL INTENSITY WILL BE KEPT AT 35 KTS."
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858. hurricane24
7:45 AM GMT on October 19, 2007


its losing its spin by the looks of it (-=
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857. hurricane24
7:42 AM GMT on October 19, 2007


eh shouldnt kiko be a bit stronger than 35kt at this organisaton lv?


noaa get a hurricane hunter plane in there!

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856. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:19 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
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Northwest Pacific Ocean
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Japan Meteorological Agency


TROPICAL STORM KAJIKI (T0719)
19.8ºN 142.9ºE - 35 kts 998 hPa

Tropical Cyclone Advisory #3
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At 15:00pm JST, Tropical Depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was named "Kajiki". The cyclone has 10 min sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts up to 50 knots and is moving west-northwest at 14 knots.

Expected sustained winds 0600z 20Oct 45 knots.

Gale Warning Area
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60 NM southwest from the center of the cyclone
110 NM northeast from the center of the cyclone

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853. Skyepony (Mod)
4:51 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
1 3/4" is the biggest hail I've seen reported.
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852. ecflawthr
4:45 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
has anyone heard reports of large hail damage anywhere or has it been mostly tornados?
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851. KoritheMan
4:42 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
My friend in Owensboro, Kentucky was under 5 tornado warnings today! That is just insane

That's the first time I've ever heard of such an event occuring, but I'm sure it's happened before. It's amazing that nature can do that.
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850. Skyepony (Mod)
4:19 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
That is one long tracking tornado in MI. Wonder how Vassar faired.
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849. OUFan919
3:43 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
My friend in Owensboro, Kentucky was under 5 tornado warnings today! That is just insane
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848. flaboyinga
11:37 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Sounds like a plan. A good night to all and a better tomorrow.
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847. wishywashyweather
3:35 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Not a peep Flboy....he/she might have gotten frustrated trying to figure out how to change the filter problem. It seems like everyone took off...???
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846. flaboyinga
11:32 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
WWW, have you seen anything from Pottery since she said what the beep?
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845. wishywashyweather
3:32 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
844. flaboyinga 3:32 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
WWW, sounds like you have you cake and get to eat it too. All day coffee break. And the rush is on.
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Not a bad gig I have to admit!
Wishing the best to anyone dealing with storms tonight. Nite Flboy/all..coffee shops open really early!
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844. flaboyinga
11:30 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
WWW, sounds like you have you cake and get to eat it too. All day coffee break. And the rush is on.
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843. wishywashyweather
3:26 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
LOL flboy.....I own a coffee shop and we sell those (they are magnets actually) I also live in Pensacola, FL and todays weather had me downing lattes all morning wishing I had the valium and vodka to go with it
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842. wishywashyweather
3:25 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Pat is certainly one of the top bloggers here so his presense has been greatly missed by all...definitely in my prayers.
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841. flaboyinga
11:23 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
WWW, your picture reminds me of 19th nervous breakdown by the Rolling Stones (lately called the Strolling Bones)LOL
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840. pcola
10:23 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Yes, very much like something is missing. He is on a little bit until his surgery. Let's keep him in our thoughts.
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839. wishywashyweather
3:22 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Appears alot of people are missing tonight lol
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838. flaboyinga
11:19 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Thanks for the info on Patrap. It's kinda quiet without him, kinda like something's missing.
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837. wishywashyweather
3:17 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
pottery - I just fixed the problem myself the other day.....I have never set up a blog here but I did it exactly like I told you above...I rechecked the steps again and it was the same as the info I gave you. Did you find control panel after you clicked on "add entry"?
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836. Hhunter
3:15 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
laST I HEARD TWO DAYS AGO PATRAP HAD SOME SURGERY WAS HOME AND WOULD HAVE TO GO IN FOR MORE;
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835. wishywashyweather
3:15 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Pat was on earlier - I think he said he has to go back into hospital in a week or so...check posts from earlier you should see his posts.
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834. pottery2
10:45 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Flaboyinga, that sounds pretty grim.
Glad I'm not anywhere near any of that.
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833. pottery2
10:53 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Flaboyinga, a small target, and off- to- the- left too.!!!
Nowhere on Member settings to correct the prob. Any other ideas anyone ??
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831. flaboyinga
11:10 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
829. pottery2 11:09 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
What the beep is going on here ??


What happened?
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830. Winterstormsblog
3:09 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Come to Weather chat and chat with me, Ill be here all night following the severe storms in my area.
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829. pottery2
10:56 PM AST on October 18, 2007
What the beep is going on here ??
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828. pottery2
10:58 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Thanks WWW, trying that now........
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827. flaboyinga
11:06 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Has anyone heard how Patrap is doing lately?
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826. flaboyinga
11:01 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Pottery, right below member settings click on my blog then click on modify profile then you will see where you can change your filter setting.
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825. flaboyinga
10:56 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
814. pottery2 10:53 PM EDT on October 18, 2007 Flaboyinga, that sounds pretty grim.
Glad I'm not anywhere near any of that.

817. flaboyinga 10:52 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I forgot that you were on one of the small targets in the hurricane shooting gallery.

Did you get you problem fixed so you can see your posts?

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824. pottery2
10:58 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Thanks WWW, trying that now........
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823. pottery2
10:56 PM AST on October 18, 2007
What the beep is going on here ??
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822. wishywashyweather
2:53 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Pottery2....go to "MY BLOG" at top left of this page....then look for the words "add entry" (or something similar....Click "add entry" then on the right of the page (you will need to scroll down some) look for "Control Panel" under control panel you will see "Modify Profile" click this and you should find where you can change the filter to "See All".....Good Luck!
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821. pottery2
10:53 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Flaboyinga, a small target, and off- to- the- left too.!!!
Nowhere on Member settings to correct the prob. Any other ideas anyone ??
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820. flaboyinga
10:52 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I just remembered that I saw something similar to this system and put the link up. It was on the 850mb vorticity loop and part of it was forecast to break off and slide down thru Fla. at the end of this week.
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819. pottery2
10:45 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Flaboyinga, that sounds pretty grim.
Glad I'm not anywhere near any of that.
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818. Michfan
2:51 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Thankfully all we had today was mainly a rain event. Glad to see we had no sirens. Tomorrow is another day though.
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817. flaboyinga
10:50 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I forgot that you were on one of the small targets in the hurricane shooting gallery.
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