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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815. pcola
9:48 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
813. 1900hurricane 9:46 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
The BIG Picture

Thank you!
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814. 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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813. 1900hurricane
9:45 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
The BIG Picture
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812. flaboyinga
10:43 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Pottery2, you can probably set the filter on member settings on the left side near the top of this page.
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811. 1900hurricane
9:41 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Didn't they issue a tornado emergency for Grand Banks, Nebraska on May 5th last year? I think I remember a tornado emergency declared, but the tornado lifted off the ground just before arriving in town.
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810. pcola
9:43 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Oh, my goodness my hometown area, Elkhart.
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809. flaboyinga
10:39 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
806. pottery2 10:38 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Good Evening
Not looking good there, guys.


V26R said this front is expected to hold together and be a threat all the way out to the Atlantic and the E coast might have a rough time tomorrow from the same system.
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808. pottery2
10:38 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Sorry for the double post.

I'm trying to correct this " hidden post thing ". I gather that I go to my blog site, and correct from there at the top right .
I dont have a WU
blog, and the page does not have anywhere to correct that from.
What to do ?

Thanks for any help. Its very annoying..........
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806. pottery2
10:24 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Good Evening
Not looking good there, guys.
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805. 1900hurricane
9:36 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
My grandparents were nearly hit by a tornado today. Luckily, the storm veered left and weakened before it got to them.
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804. 1900hurricane
9:32 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
I found another one!

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1027 PM EDT THU OCT 18 2007

INC039-085-099-190300-
/O.CON.KIWX.TO.W.0042.000000T0000Z-071019T0300Z/
ELKHART IN-MARSHALL IN-KOSCIUSKO IN-
1027 PM EDT THU OCT 18 2007

...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN ELKHART COUNTY...

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR NORTHERN
KOSCIUSKO...EAST CENTRAL MARSHALL AND SOUTHERN ELKHART COUNTIES...

AT 1025 PM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED HOMES DAMAGED WITH
POSSIBLE INJURIES NEAR NAPPANEE. THIS LIFE THREATENING TORNADO WAS
LOCATED NEAR GRAVELTON...OR ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF NAPPANEE...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO NEW
PARIS...WATERFORD MILLS...GOSHEN AND MILLERSBURG.

THIS REMAINS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFT THREATENING SITUATION!
IF YOUR IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...REMAIN IN SHELTER!

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF YOU HAVE SEVERE WEATHER TO REPORT...YOU CAN CALL YOUR LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT FRIDAY MORNING
FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN.

LAT...LON 4169 8566 4137 8566 4128 8613 4142 8614
TIME...MOT...LOC 0227Z 228DEG 42KT 4149 8590

Link
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802. 1900hurricane
9:29 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Where's that STL??? Is that somewhere in Kentucky? UH OH!
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801. pottery2
10:24 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Good Evening
Not looking good there, guys.
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800. flaboyinga
10:24 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I forgot to mention that Beell was the one that told us how to fix it. Thanks again Beell.
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798. flaboyinga
10:17 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
774. stormwatcher247 9:22 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
How come my posts are not showing up?


You might have to go to your blog site and reset your filter at the top right to show all. A bunch of us had that problem the other night and I found out the hard way you can't do it at the top of this page. Something seems to have reset some of us to show average and that hides our posts from ourselves.
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797. floridafisherman
2:15 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
i just logged on and i cant believe the widespread severe storms out there. this is crazy. i dont think i have ever seen it like this before.
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796. yamil20
2:14 AM GMT on Octubre 19, 2007
good evening everyone,all my prayers and thoughts to the people in the path of this severe weather,if someone is in the area of a tornado warning,stay safe and try to not sleep,stay safe guys.
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795. JLPR
2:13 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
i see a decent vorticity by 40w
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794. V26R
2:10 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Flaboy gonna move all the way off the EC
Tomorrow going to be a bad day for most of EC
Maybe not as bad with Tornados but everything
will be holding together for a major
event on the EC
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793. flaboyinga
10:01 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
JFla.I didn't realize how bad it was in the Ohio valley are until I saw your post. I have been worrying about my area. Thanks for getting my head outa the sand. Anyone know how long that front is expected to hold together and how far east it will move while still threatening to spin off tornado
activity?
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791. V26R
2:01 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Thel It has happened before
Those guys who go out cahsing call this their second season
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790. thelmores
1:58 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
I don't ever remember a tornado outbreak this severe this time of year, although it probably has happened.

But the line of storms seem to be a hotbed for tornadic activity. I fear for those in the path of these storms who are not prepared.
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789. flaboyinga
9:56 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
785. Vortex95 9:55 PM EDT on October 18, 2007 Jim Cantori is scared

Why is he scared? Is it becaused he's all dressed up and nowhere to go? lol
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787. V26R
1:56 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Guys sorry for this But MrSea and a few others
made a previous comments about something coming up the East Coast?
Can someone fill me in where they are gettingthis from?
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786. flaboyinga
9:51 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
I was trying to post the link to Jville radar. It appears I have messed up another link attempt. I want to thank those who prayed for my daghter again. She continues to improve. God is good.
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784. V26R
1:52 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
MrSea you still here???
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783. flaboyinga
9:42 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Hey folks, thought I'd stick my nose back in between lightning storms. I have gotten awful tire of replacing components in my PC. So I pull the plug when it gets close. SE Ga. is in between storm cell right now,(where I'm at) but there's some more on the way. I hope the panhandle and Alabama got some of the rain they needed. I see we have an EPac named storm. It doesn't break my heart that we do not have one beating the E coast to pieces right now. I hope everyone is doing OK.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=out&num=6&delay=15&scale=0.500&noclutter=0& ID=VAX&type=N0R&lat=0&lon=0&label=you&showstorms=31&map.x=389&map.y=81¢erx=266¢ery=184&light ning=1&showlabels=1&rainsnow=1
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782. DallasGumby
1:47 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
771. stormwatcher247 1:17 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Anybody hear from NRAamy lately?


Late afternoon she said she'd be back sometime next week.

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780. 1900hurricane
8:43 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Look at this radar! If you live in Kentucky, you're probably under a tornado warning!

Link
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779. IrishWake
1:39 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Where's weather chat?
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778. 1900hurricane
8:34 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Check out the radar! If you live in Kentucky, watch out! You're probably under a tornado warning.

Link
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777. 1900hurricane
8:42 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Look at this radar! If you live in Kentucky, you're probably under a tornado warning!

Link
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776. weatherkid23
1:32 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
people go to the weather chat
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775. Weather456
9:24 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Good Night
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774. stormwatcher247
1:21 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
How come my posts are not showing up?
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773. TampaSpin
9:17 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Really bad tornados appear on the ground possibly hitting major populated areas in Kentucky.Link
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772. eaglesrock
9:18 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Colder air may be coming down from Canada soon:

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771. stormwatcher247
1:17 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Anybody hear from NRAamy lately?
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770. TampaSpin
9:16 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Sounds like lots of injuries coming out of kentucky......they have my prayers.
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769. TampaSpin
9:05 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
are you guys seeing this OMG
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768. TampaSpin
9:02 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
they have a live video going
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767. TampaSpin
9:01 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
You guys got to listen and see this...out of Owensboro Ky.Link
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766. amazinwxman
12:57 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Just logged on and checked all my fave & dependable wx sites and they are mentioning an area of disturbed wx in the Carribbean(sp?) is there something down there and could it possibly develop(sp?)?
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