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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666. Bonedog
6:23 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
yes aubies you have some strong storms coming onshore. Some do have a rotaional signature to them.
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665. SevereWeatherFreak
10:23 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
Stupid question, but where is 90w?
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664. aubiesgirl
10:22 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
661. Bonedog 10:22 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
659. NRAamy 6:21 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
hey, do airplanes ever get struck by lightning?

yes they do on occasion
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quite often you would be surprised how many lightening strikes F-15's get
663. Floodman
5:21 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
657. weatherboyfsu 5:20 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
The area around St. Louis looking like the hot spot now moving over into Kentucky now..........I am out of here........keep up the good work...........peace



Yep...looks like St Charles county is getting a good pounding about now...O'Fallon isn't looking good
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662. aubiesgirl
10:22 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
660. Bonedog 10:22 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
aubie. where is that? Im not up on the counties

Oh sorry..Fort Walton Beach
661. Bonedog
6:22 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
659. NRAamy 6:21 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
hey, do airplanes ever get struck by lightning?


yes they do on occasion
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660. Bonedog
6:21 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
aubie. where is that? Im not up on the counties
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659. NRAamy
3:20 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
hey, do airplanes ever get struck by lightning?

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658. aubiesgirl
10:20 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
bone sky is startin to get dark over here in okaloosa county..anything showin up on radar...
657. weatherboyfsu
10:16 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
The area around St. Louis looking like the hot spot now moving over into Kentucky now..........I am out of here........keep up the good work...........peace
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656. Bonedog
6:18 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
wow Pcola looks to be getting a one two punch shortly. The cells to the SW coming through soon then from the West you have that line of storms heading their way.
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655. Floodman
5:18 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
That's what I was thinking...most of my experience with tornados is from ground level though...looking at them using radar is a new one on me
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654. aubiesgirl
10:17 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
648. StormW 10:17 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
637. aubiesgirl 6:12 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
AMy your beautiful don't sweat it!!


Ditto!

Lookin pretty good there youself aubies!

lol thanks..wasn't fishin for a compliment..just statin the facts..lol
653. DallasGumby
10:16 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
639. Floodman 10:12 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
By the pool?


She had a photo up of her taken alongside a swimming pool.

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651. Floodman
5:17 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
648. StormW 5:17 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
637. aubiesgirl 6:12 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
AMy your beautiful don't sweat it!!


Ditto!

Lookin pretty good there youself aubies!



You noticed that too, did you?
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650. Bonedog
6:17 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
all it means Flood is the structure of the storms are changing
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649. Floodman
5:16 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
642. NRAamy 5:14 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Jerry...me on my last trip to Miami...with my butt white feet in the pool....



Hmmm...I must have missed that one...furchtbar!
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647. Floodman
5:15 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
What's the change in the signature mean? The last frame I have shows a number of chevrons as a opposed to the "S' wave I saw earlier...
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646. aubiesgirl
10:15 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
644. NRAamy 10:14 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
thanks aubiesgirl!

:)
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645. Bonedog
6:14 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
that cell SW of Pcola looking to push onshore any minute
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644. NRAamy
3:14 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
thanks aubiesgirl!

:)
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643. pcola
5:13 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
wow you guys I see it too. Sure wish I wasn't in the sw area of pensacola. It's getting dark again and lots of thunder.
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642. NRAamy
3:13 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
Jerry...me on my last trip to Miami...with my butt white feet in the pool....
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640. NRAamy
3:12 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
thanks Gumby!

:)
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639. Floodman
5:12 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
636. DallasGumby 5:12 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
624. NRAamy 10:04 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
StormW....I guess my avatar just isn't as well liked as my previous one...who knew people would prefer a Japanese animated Good Humor Bar to my face....

Actually, I liked the photo by the pool also!!!


By the pool?
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638. NRAamy
3:10 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
thanks guys....I only come in here to learn, 'cause we have no weather to speak of out here in La La Land....
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637. aubiesgirl
10:11 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
AMy your beautiful don't sweat it!!
636. DallasGumby
10:11 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
624. NRAamy 10:04 PM GMT on October 18, 2007
StormW....I guess my avatar just isn't as well liked as my previous one...who knew people would prefer a Japanese animated Good Humor Bar to my face....


Actually, I liked the photo by the pool also!!!

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635. Patrap
5:11 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
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634. Floodman
5:10 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Well, folks, it's been fun, but the time bhas come for me to head to the house...I'll likely be on again later
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633. 1900hurricane
5:10 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Things are really starting to pop now. This looks more like a mid-spring outbreak to me!

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632. Floodman
5:08 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Yep, StormW, there's no accounting for some folks taste...like I said before, Amy, keep the avatar and I'll whoop anyone that says different!
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629. Bonedog
6:05 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Yes Flood and Tampa thats what I was looking at. Not bright red though on the NWS screen 5 to 10knts but yes its that cell
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628. Floodman
5:04 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
that's 'cause I was havin' a bad hair day...kinda like Jerry's every day hair day...

;)


Darlin', that's not a bad haior day, it's a statement!
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627. Floodman
5:03 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
620. StormW 5:03 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Floodman / Bonedog...where we lookin'?



WSW of P'cola, inbound
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626. Bonedog
6:03 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
BTW Storm I am using the Mobile Radar on storm relative.
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624. NRAamy
3:02 PM PDT on October 18, 2007
StormW....I guess my avatar just isn't as well liked as my previous one...who knew people would prefer a Japanese animated Good Humor Bar to my face....

yeesh...I think I may need to go into therapy after today...
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623. Bonedog
6:03 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
StormW SW of Pcola over water
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622. TampaSpin
6:02 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
616. Floodman 6:01 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
Bone, I see a bright red "S" shaped feature moving NE towards P'cola...this is what you;re talking about, yes?


Thats what i have been looking at..
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621. Floodman
5:02 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Velocity, Bone...
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619. Floodman
5:01 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
615. StormW 4:59 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Good evening!

Hey flood, was someone puttin' the bad on Amy's avatar?


Yep, Storm...giving her the stink eye, but she pretty kicked his, umm, posterior...I simply offered to do her light work...
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618. Bonedog
6:01 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
floodman looking at regular radar or velocity?
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617. Bonedog
6:00 PM EDT on October 18, 2007
no problem Tampa. As always, glad to help
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616. Floodman
4:58 PM CDT on October 18, 2007
Bone, I see a bright red "S" shaped feature moving NE towards P'cola...this is what you;re talking about, yes?
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