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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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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765. Weather456
8:58 PM AST on October 18, 2007
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764. MrSea
12:58 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
High Horse? Dont get hurt lol
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762. sandcrab39565
7:54 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
OK I AM ON MY HIGH HORSE AGAIN. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A WEATHER ALERT RADIO THEN GET ONE!!!
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761. Weather456
8:54 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Bow-Shaped signature on radar indicating possible damaging winds or tornado (NE of Memphis, TN

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760. Weather456
8:53 PM AST on October 18, 2007
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759. Weather456
8:52 PM AST on October 18, 2007
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758. Hernando44
12:50 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Anyone having a problem with the filter? I set it on show all and everytime I refresh, it goes back to show average. TIA
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757. ShenValleyFlyFish
8:40 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
good evening all

744. eaglesrock 8:32 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Why do you hope it's wrong? If it's right, it will bring much-needed rain to the Southeast.

I have a vivid memory of a farmer friend saying to my father after Camille devastated Nelson Co. VA (about 2 Counties over) "I don't think I can ever pray for rain again. I just realized that most of our summer rains are left over from Hurricanes and I can't wish those on anyone"
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756. Weather456
8:50 PM AST on October 18, 2007
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755. beell
12:49 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
5 or 6 velocity couplets along a line from Dyersburg NE toward Louisville, KY
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754. MrSea
12:49 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Its calling for a tropical cyclone coming out of the Gulf crossint Florida, emerging on the East Coast, and going up the East Coast of the US smashing into Rhode Island (around there)
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753. MrSea
12:47 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
I wouldnt be surprised if we got another Perfect Storm the way the GFS is portraying things
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752. FloridaRick
7:47 PM EST on October 18, 2007
What is the Long Range GFS Calling For?
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751. beell
12:46 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
SW of Dyersburg TN
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749. Weather456
8:40 PM AST on October 18, 2007
748. HurricaneGeek 8:40 PM AST on October 18, 2007 Hide this comment.
Weather456...you see the yellow lines? then pink arrows w/ lines..the pink form a circle around the area S of Jamaica


oh...that is anticyclonic flow aloft...notice the clockwise rotation that indicates the direction of the outflow from thunderstorms associated with the disturbance. Those conditions favor development..notice the wind shear is 5-10 knots.
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748. HurricaneGeek
8:38 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Weather456...you see the yellow lines? then pink arrows w/ lines..the pink form a circle around the area S of Jamica
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747. MrSea
12:37 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Eagles rock i just dont want 60 mph winds from the northeast that means coastal flooding for me!!!
BTW goodbye Joe Torre!!!
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746. Weather456
8:36 PM AST on October 18, 2007
739. HurricaneGeek 8:08 PM AST on October 18, 2007 Hide this comment.
What does the pink circles on the C CARIB wave mean?

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/winds/wg8shr.html

Thanks


What pink circles?
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745. pcola
7:36 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Wow did everybody come back at the same time. It was echo, echo, echo right?
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744. eaglesrock
8:30 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Why do you hope it's wrong? If it's right, it will bring much-needed rain to the Southeast.
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743. youradjuster
12:25 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
733. MrSea 12:15 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
I hope to god the long range GFS is wrong


What are you seeing, I just looked at it 168 hours out and didn't see anything to speak of.
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742. MrSea
12:30 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTTTT IIIIIISSSSSSSS GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOIIINNNNNGGGGGG OOOONNNNNNNNN WWWWIIITTTTTTH TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE BBBBLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOGGG????????????
Lol must be the giant storm laying over the nation's heartland!!!
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741. youradjuster
12:22 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
evening everyone, looks like things in the Midwest are hopping tonight.
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740. atmoaggie
12:10 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
714. Melagoo 11:19 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
... you have to wonder what would happen to those giant skyscrappers if they ever had a run in with a strong tornado ... can you say GLASS!


One in Fort Worth met its end that way. Entire structure had a bit of a twist to it after the nado. Had to be demolished.
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739. HurricaneGeek
8:08 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
What does the pink circles on the C CARIB wave mean?

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/winds/wg8shr.html

Thanks
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738. MrSea
12:03 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
My prayers go out to those of you in the Midwest. Anyone see the crazy GFS in the long range?!?!? Lets hope its wrong lol
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737. Patrap
7:06 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Take Cover in Sebree, Kentucky TVS Radar indicated Tornado west sw of your locale

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736. thelmores
12:03 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
Pat.... good to see you back in the saddle! :)
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735. pcola
7:27 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
733. MrSea 7:15 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
I hope to god the long range GFS is wrong

So do I!
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734. Weather456
8:24 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Echo....Echo....Echo...Echo
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733. MrSea
12:13 AM GMT on October 19, 2007
I hope to god the long range GFS is wrong
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732. Weather456
7:51 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Lastest Tornado Report

TORNADO ON THE GROUND MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST. (APX)

Lat/Lon
4517/8371

Location
ALPENA, MI

Time
2240 Local Time





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731. melwerle
11:48 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
I see some rotten weather heading our way in Savannah (I think) - anything to bring us rain actually...tornadoes still flip me out though. Used to think that I would take weather with warning any day over earthquakes (from San Diego until two years ago) but now not so sure. Gotta find some batteries for my weather radio!
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730. Weather456
7:43 PM AST on October 18, 2007
Nasty Supercell to the East of Mount Vermon, KY moving NE


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729. Weather456
7:32 PM AST on October 18, 2007
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728. treehuggingsister
11:40 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Local NOAA/Weather Service rep said today's downtown tornado was an F-1.
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725. pcola
6:38 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Lots of lightening and thunder in pensacola. It's dark now, hope nothing is out there.
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724. TerraNova
7:36 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Also a touchdown has been reported in a storm nearing Tell City IN and another east of Louisville KY.
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722. TerraNova
7:25 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Another supercell is nearing Owensboro Kentucky...tornado warnings have been issued and the skycams and videos the news reportes on Local news 25 are showing are perfectly catching the wall cloud in view. Some spotters are also now reporting a possible funnel cloud in the area.
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721. TampaSpin
7:23 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
The Evansville radar is the worse i have seen all day i think.Evansville Link
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720. weatherguy03
7:23 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
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719. IrishWake
11:22 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Stormy, could you give me your best guess on how much rain Atlanta might get with this present system? Thanks
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718. mgreen91
6:20 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
The heavy rain has started again here in chicago, along with hail.
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717. Weather456
7:12 PM AST on October 18, 2007
NB...Lingling is the correct name of the tropical cyclone from the WPAC a week ago.



Not Much Rain



Windy



Seattle

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716. weatherguy03
7:21 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
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