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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1016. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:50 PM GMT on October 20, 2007
jfv goodbye
ull absorbed swept up in front i see this am good no worries there but rain now it got to get pulled ne wards over fla dry air racing in behind it is that another out break taking shape over 4 corners looks possible
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1003. Cavin Rawlins
2:17 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
a new blog for JMasters is up about a med-depression.
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1002. Floodman
2:16 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
999. NRAamy 9:11 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Hi and bye until next week....

:)

Play nice with the other kids....



Have a great time in Miami, Amy!
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1001. ShenValleyFlyFish
2:15 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
I would like to report a bizarre phenomenon which may be weather related. I just woke up and when I steeped outside I stepped in a spot where the soil had a gooy consistency sort of like play-dough, there was water dripping from the trees an some in the bottom of a bucket sitting outside. Perhaps someone on the blog could explain all this to me.

I am very very confused.
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999. NRAamy
2:11 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Hi and bye until next week....

:)

Play nice with the other kids....
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998. HIEXPRESS
2:09 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
It's sneaking up on us in FL. A little heat, front coming down, E coast. Getting my run in early this AM. Out.
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997. LakeShadow
2:09 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
lol floodman!
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996. hurricane24
2:09 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
any 1 got a guik scat for kiko?
995. IKE
2:09 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Bonedog 9:05 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
I was wondering the same thing IKE. I think the NWS is taking their happy pills due to all the rain and decided to do a haha alert for shlits and giggles


I could see it after 3 or 4 days of dry/low humidity weather...but tomorrow??????
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994. IKE
2:07 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
PensacolaDoug 9:04 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
11 inches since wed nite for me. Its been a couple of years since we had system like this move thru. 36 hrs of continuous thunder storms down here on Bayou Grande. Ending as I type tho. Happy day!


Yes it is ending...I'm looking at the Red Bay,FL. radar and the precip is moving out.

WARNING! Get ready for that yellow object in the sky. Have your sunglasses!
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993. icmoore
2:07 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Wow. Aubie that is an incredible one day total. It took a tropical storm and several days for us to get 13 in. a few years back. I can;t imagine.
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991. NEwxguy
2:07 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
bone,you see all the convection of the jersey coast?more forming down torward delaware too,could get interesting for you guys this afternoon.
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990. Bonedog
2:07 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
LOL Floodman
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989. Floodman
2:05 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
986. Bonedog 9:03 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
LOL then they are also wondering whats a Bonedog and why is it so worried about something called a coastal low and vort rads :)



Damn Americans!
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988. Bonedog
2:05 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
I was wondering the same thing IKE. I think the NWS is taking their happy pills due to all the rain and decided to do a haha alert for shlits and giggles
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987. PensacolaDoug
2:04 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
11 inches since wed nite for me. Its been a couple of years since we had system like this move thru. 36 hrs of continuous thunder storms down here on Bayou Grande. Ending as I type tho. Happy day!
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986. Bonedog
2:03 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
LOL then they are also wondering whats a Bonedog and why is it so worried about something called a coastal low and vort rads :)
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985. Floodman
2:02 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
975. lexusman 8:56 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
This is my first post, though I've been a reader of this blog for over a year.

I wish all you folks on the gulf coast would quit hogging all the rain for yourselves. We are so dry here in Pickens County, SC. The "precip minima" is getting old.



I hope you have your umbrella handy
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984. IKE
2:02 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
I have to admit...the fire weather watch for the Florida panhandle for tomorrow...are they talking about leaving grease on the stove?

With 6-15 inches of rain in 36 hours...it'll take a lot to get a grass fire going tomorrow!!!
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983. Floodman
2:01 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
970. V26R 8:52 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
Flood, Japanese are muscling in here too???



Nah...our "lost posts" are going somewhere...somewhere in Kobe or Tokyo someone's looking at an auto repair blog and asking "Who the hell is Floodman, and why does he look like Jerry Garcia?"
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982. icmoore
2:01 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Good morning Lexusman.
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981. Bonedog
2:00 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
great now the sun is out here :( this should be interesting for later today *rolleyes and shakes head*
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980. nativeFLgal
2:00 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Panama City, Panama City-Bay County International Airport, FL, United States
(KPFN) 30-12-27N 085-41-06W 12M

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Conditions at Oct 19, 2007 - 09:53 AM EDTOct 19, 2007 - 08:53 AM CDTOct 19, 2007 - 07:53 AM MDTOct 19, 2007 - 06:53 AM PDTOct 19, 2007 - 05:53 AM ADTOct 19, 2007 - 04:53 AM HDT
2007.10.19 1353 UTC
Wind from the E (090 degrees) at 3 MPH (3 KT)
Visibility 1 1/2 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Weather Heavy rain
Mist
Temperature 69.1 F (20.6 C)
Dew Point 68.0 F (20.0 C)
Relative Humidity 96%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.87 in. Hg (1011 hPa)
ob KPFN 191353Z 09003KT 1 1/2SM +RA BR BKN024 OVC070 21/20 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP116 T02060200

96% humidity, but yet there is a fire weather watch


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979. Bonedog
1:59 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
neither have I NE but its on the surface charts. Beats the heck out of me.
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978. Floodman
1:59 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
968. CaneAddict 8:51 AM CDT on October 19, 2007
That central Atlantic disturbed area will probably be deemed 90L.....soon



The consensus has the mid-Atlantic feature going fishing in about 120 hours (or sooner)
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977. aubiesgirl
1:58 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Cinco Bayou got a 12 inches of rain as of last night!
976. NEwxguy
1:57 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Haven't seen anyone talk about a coastal low for this weekend.
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975. lexusman
1:56 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
This is my first post, though I've been a reader of this blog for over a year.

I wish all you folks on the gulf coast would quit hogging all the rain for yourselves. We are so dry here in Pickens County, SC. The "precip minima" is getting old.
974. IKE
1:55 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Crestview,FL. has had 9.53 inches of rain since yesterday at midnight.

Hurlbert Field in beautiful Fort Walton Beach, FL. has had 11.92 inches since midnight yesterday.

Defuniak Springs,FL. has had 6.20 inches since yesterday at midnight.

Higher totals have been along the coastal sections of the Florida panhandle.
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972. V26R
1:54 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Thanx JP Gonna keep an eye out
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971. Bonedog
1:53 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
V2 I dont see it forming yet but it is on the OPC charts for today. I wonder what a coastal Low along this front will do to the severe weather threat

Link
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970. V26R
1:52 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Flood, Japanese are muscling in here too???
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968. CaneAddict
1:51 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
That central Atlantic disturbed area will probably be deemed 90L.....soon
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967. LakeShadow
1:51 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
well our "severe" weather chances are null here in B-lo...its just drizzling right now...some steady rain earlier but the cells are really tiny and dissipating quickly. fast moving system, though. one cell was moving at 70k.
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966. Floodman
1:51 PM GMT on October 19, 2007
Ahhh...I was losing posts to the Japanese auto repair blog myself yesterday...not so much this morning
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