Killer tornadoes rip Iowa, and Minnesota; tropical depression possible late this week

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:08 PM GMT on May 26, 2008

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The 2008 Memorial Day Weekend tornado outbreak will continue to hammer the U.S. today, even as residents from Iowa and Minnesota clean up from the devastating tornadoes that killed eight people Sunday afternoon. A mile-wide tornado plowed through Parkersburg, Iowa between 5pm and 6pm CDT yesterday, killing five people in that city, and two in nearby New Hartford. It was the deadliest tornado in Iowa in more than 40 years. The tornado passed just north of the airport in Waterloo, Iowa, which recorded sustained winds of 64mph, gusting to 94 mph at 5:37pm CDT. Damage appeared to be at least EF-4 in photos I saw, and possibly EF-5 (over 200 mph). In Minnesota, another powerful twister killed at least one person and injured 9 in the Minneapolis suburb of Hugo.


Figure 1. Satellite image of the supercell thunderstorms that spawned the Parkerburg, Iowa and Hugo, Minnesota tornadoes on May 25, 2008.

The slow-moving low pressure system responsible for all the mayhem began in Colorado on Thursday, when the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) recorded 48 reports of tornadoes, including the EF-3 mile-wide twister that killed one person in Windsor, Colorado. On Friday, an additional 63 tornado reports occurred, mostly in Kansas. The tornado that hit Quinter, Kansas on Friday was the eighth violent EF-4 tornado of the year. Also on Friday, two people were killed in Cairo, Kansas when a tornado smashed a car trying to flee the storm. If you want to see why one should not try to escape a tornado in a car, take a look at what the tornado did to the car. Saturday was relatively quiet, with only 13 tornado reports, but Sunday's tally of 43 brought the 4-day total from the 2008 Memorial Day weekend outbreak to a remarkable 157 tornado reports. Some of these tornado reports are undoubtedly of the same tornado, so the actual number of tornadoes for the 4-day outbreak may be less than 150. BBC has some awesome aerial footage of the weekend tornadoes.



Figure 2. Radar reflectivity image (top) of the May 25, 2008 Parkersburg, Iowa tornado. The position of Parkersburg is marked by a circle with a cross in the middle. Bottom: Doppler velocity image of the tornado, showing a small core of red and blue colors right next to each other, denoting strong winds towards and away from the radar, the classic signature of a tornado vortex.



Figure 3. Radar reflectivity image (top) of the May 25, 2008 Hugo, Minnesota tornado. The position of Hugo is marked by a circle with a cross in the middle. Bottom: Doppler velocity image of the tornado, showing a small core of red and blue colors right next to each other, denoting strong winds towards and away from the radar, the classic signature of a tornado vortex. We've also saved a 12-frame radar animation of the Hugo cell, thanks to wunderground member Todd S.

Tallying up the numbers
The death toll from Sunday pushes this year's tornado deaths to 111, the most since 1998, when 130 were recorded. Assuming that the Parkersburg, Iowa tornado was an EF-4 or EF-5, there have been nine violent EF-4 or EF-5 tornadoes this year. This is the most since 1999, when 13 such twisters were recorded. The total number of tornadoes this year is approaching 1100, and we may challenge the all time record for tornadoes in a year of 1817, set in 2004. Could this be a sign of climate change? No, I don't think so, and I'll explain why in a blog later this week.

Severe weather forecast
Severe weather will pound the U.S. again this Memorial Day, with the main action expected to stretch more than halfway across the country--from Texas to New York. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle under its "Moderate Risk" category for severe weather, one step below its highest level of concern, "High Risk". Yesterday was also a "Moderate Risk" day in Iowa and Minnesota. The Weather Underground Severe Weather page and Tornado page are good places to go to follow the severe weather. Also, tune in to the chase accounts and awesome storm photos from Wunderblogger Mike Theiss. After today, it appears the severe weather outbreak will finally diminish, with only a slight risk of severe weather expected Tuesday, and no severe weather expected Wednesday.

Possible development in the Western Caribbean or Eastern Pacific late this week
For the past 3-6 days, our most reliable global computer weather forecast models have been predicting the development of a low pressure system near or over Central America by Friday of this week. Given the persistence in the models in developing this low, we need to be alert to the possibility of a tropical depression forming in either the Western Caribbean or Eastern Pacific, on either side of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is uncertain which ocean basin such a storm might form in, and whether or not there will be a tropical wave around to help kick off development. It may be that the low pressure region will stay anchored over land south of the Yucatan Peninsula, preventing any development. This is the solution preferred by the ECMWF model in its last few runs. However, the GFS, NOGAPS, and Canadian models all predict a tropical depression might form in the Western Caribbean near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In contrast, the UKMET shows development in the Eastern Pacific, on the Pacific side of Central America. Climatologically, May tropical storms are much more common in the Eastern Pacific than the Western Caribbean, so we should not discount the UKMET solution, even though it is an outlier. All five models predict that the Central American low pressure area will move northward towards the Gulf of Mexico, and wind shear may fall enough to allow a tropical depression to form should the low's center emerge over water. I'll be posting daily updates on the situation this week.

Jeff Masters

Wedge Tornado (MikeTheiss)
A large and violent wedge tornado near Quinter, Kansas. Photo Copyright Mike Theiss
Wedge Tornado
Wallcloud near Lacrosse, Kansas (MikeTheiss)
Photo of a wallcloud crossing road near lacrosse, Kansas on May 25, 2008. Photo copyight Mike Theiss
Wallcloud near Lacrosse, Kansas
Storm Damage (CAPEdcrusader)
These are pictures taken of the storm that went through Forest Lake / Hugo, MN. The tornado passed 3 miles south of us, but we got a pretty vicious shot of hail for about 15 minutes straight. The pictures of bldg damage are west of the worst tornado damage, probably where the funnel cloud was just about to reach the ground.
Storm Damage

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759. Drakoen
11:03 PM GMT on May 26, 2008

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758. Drakoen
11:00 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
I'm not entirely convinced the area of low pressure will come from the EPAC. I would watch the vortex north of Panama and the vorticity west of Nicaragua. Based on the GFS 18z run along with 850mb vorticity track the initial low would be just of the northern coast of Panama.
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757. Weather456
6:57 PM AST on May 26, 2008
Genesis potential favors the Eastern Pacific side so far and this seems reasonable given the circulation has more define out there on vis imagery all day.

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756. kmanislander
10:57 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
About 3 hrs ago I posted that a circulation might be forming just N of Panama due to the obs from Bocas del Toro.The 850 mb vorticity now supports that.

Current obs at that location are N winds and a pressure of 1008 mb and steady.

Could be something trying to spin up there but with convection on the wane any development would likely be slow ( 24 to 48 hrs ) as per climatology for this time of year
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755. StormJunkie
11:01 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
748.

SMD's, I like it; hopefully we will not have a chance to use it this year.
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754. surfmom
11:00 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
hades - you are always on alert! - got a surfer friend in remote PI - always like to give him a heads-up ASAP Thanks
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753. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
11:00 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Whoops
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752. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
6:57 PM EDT on May 26, 2008
jfv 60 hrs out from 12 z 26 may after 12z thur may 29 2008 best time will be early morning declaration
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751. extreme236
11:01 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
UKM right now seems to be the only significant model showing a EPAC storm. Will have to see if it changes its tune for the 00Z run.
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750. StormJunkie
11:01 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Press, if your going, were not driving! I'd love to make that trip :~)
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749. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
11:00 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
MET OFFICE TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE FOR NORTH-EAST PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC


GLOBAL MODEL DATA TIME 12UTC 26.05.2008

NEW TROPICAL STORM FORECAST TO DEVELOP AFTER 36 HOURS
FORECAST POSITION AT T+ 36 : 9.6N 87.6W

VERIFYING TIME POSITION STRENGTH TENDENCY
-------------- -------- -------- --------
00UTC 28.05.2008 9.6N 87.6W WEAK
12UTC 28.05.2008 9.9N 89.3W WEAK INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY
00UTC 29.05.2008 10.1N 89.7W MODERATE INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY
12UTC 29.05.2008 10.4N 90.3W STRONG INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY
00UTC 30.05.2008 11.3N 91.2W INTENSE INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY
12UTC 30.05.2008 12.4N 91.3W INTENSE INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY
00UTC 31.05.2008 13.9N 92.9W MODERATE WEAKENING RAPIDLY
12UTC 31.05.2008 14.0N 94.3W WEAK WEAKENING RAPIDLY
00UTC 01.06.2008 13.8N 94.5W WEAK LITTLE CHANGE
12UTC 01.06.2008 13.6N 94.2W WEAK INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY


THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS GUIDANCE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE
RSMCS. IT REQUIRES INTERPRETATION BY TROPICAL CYCLONE SPECIALISTS
AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A FINAL PRODUCT
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748. surfmom
11:00 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
well I am not looking for any "storms of mass destruction" but a wave maker in the BOC and/or gulf, bring the state a good soaking would be my wish!

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747. extreme236
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Nearly the entire Gulf now has SSTs to support TC development. Link
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746. Clickerous
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
I can't believe the models having been predicting this thing for a week.. We are gonna wake up tomorrow and *poof* its like it never even ran in the models lol
745. SouthDadeFish
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Did anyone notice that the GFS forecasts a low to form in the SW Caribbean in 6 hours and has it lasting until 18 hours out?
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744. MississippiWx
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Haven't been keeping up with this system too much, so maybe some of you guys can get me caught up to speed.

To me, from viewing the satellite, it looks like a monsoon trof has become active in the Eastern Pacific. Is a low forecast to form out of this and move north?
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743. tornadojames
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
MET OFFICE TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE FOR East PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC

GLOBAL MODEL DATA TIME 12UTC 26.05.2008

NEW TROPICAL STORM FORECAST TO DEVELOP AFTER 36 HOURS

FORECAST POSITION AT T+ 36 : 9.6N 87.6W


VERIFYING TIME POSITION STRENGTH TENDENCY

-------------- -------- -------- --------

00UTC 28.05.2008 9.6N 87.6W WEAK

12UTC 28.05.2008 9.9N 89.3W WEAK INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY

00UTC 29.05.2008 10.1N 89.7W MODERATE INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY

12UTC 29.05.2008 10.4N 90.3W STRONG INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY

00UTC 30.05.2008 11.3N 91.2W INTENSE INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY

12UTC 30.05.2008 12.4N 91.3W INTENSE INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY

00UTC 31.05.2008 13.9N 92.9W MODERATE WEAKENING RAPIDLY

12UTC 31.05.2008 14.0N 94.3W WEAK WEAKENING RAPIDLY

00UTC 01.06.2008 13.8N 94.5W WEAK LITTLE CHANGE

12UTC 01.06.2008 13.6N 94.2W WEAK INTENSIFYING SLIGHTLY

THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS GUIDANCE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE

RSMCS. IT REQUIRES INTERPRETATION BY TROPICAL CYCLONE SPECIALISTS

AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A FINAL PRODUCT





MET OFFICE, EXETER, UK

Source


Link
742. StormJunkie
10:59 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
lol Orca, no stupid ?'s

If you are a fan of tabbed browsing, that page works great as the first tab in your browser. Real easy to navigate from, and at least for me, it is a heck of a lot easier then sorting through my several hundred bookmarks!
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741. presslord
10:58 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
i'll be sj's designated driver....
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740. weatherblog
10:58 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
GFS takes the storm a 360 loop over the Yucutan, then a trough brings the storm ENE towards the West Florida coast. The system remains fairly weak through the whole run also.

The only thing I can take from the GFS [and other models too] is there is a chance for a tropical storm in the NW Caribbean entered from the EPAC. Track, location, strength? Still anyone's guess.
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739. Cavin Rawlins
10:57 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
721. JFV 6:47 PM AST on May 26, 2008
I see weather456, so a potential declaration of an invest, td, or ts would take place when my friend?


anytime after the next 48 hrs.
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738. Orcasystems
10:55 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
702. StormJunkie 10:37 PM GMT on May 26, 2008 Hide this comment.
658.

TN, the 18z run is 2:00pm est. It takes 5 to 6 hours for most of the global models to run, and some take a little longer. Now the output may only take an hour or two, but the input and analysis takes much longer. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

Orca, that link you posted as well as several other very good model pages can be found on this link.


Its official, I am brain dead today. I actually have your page bookmarked from last year. Probably from asking a similar stupid question.
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737. Clickerous
10:54 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Thanks SJ ;)
736. StormJunkie
10:53 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
I'm a little further up sg03, Charleston, but I'd make the drive if we planned it.

Welcome out of lurk Clickerous ☺
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734. juniormeteorologist
10:52 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
CaneAddict you got mail..and for the rest the 18z GFS model took it out into the sea after making a slightly landfall in southern florida...this is something to blog about... I am going to make another prediction forecast on this storm.
733. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
10:52 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
Typhoon 2000 -Philippines

  • Tropical Disturbance 91W (LPA) continues to track WNW in the direction of the Philippine Sea...likely to become a Tropical Depression within the next 24 to 48 hours.

  • Kindly refer to your country's official warnings/bulletins. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.

  • Forecast Outlook: This disturbance is likely to become a Tropical Depression (TD) and enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either tomorrow evening or Wednesday. Some of the Global Forecast Models continues to show the disturbance becoming a small tropical storm or typhoon, moving in the direction of the Southern Islands of Japan in the coming days.. Stay tuned for more updates.

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    732. extreme236
    10:51 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Broad vorticity in the EPAC associated with that convection but there is definatly more concentrated vorticity in the Caribbean.
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    731. MississippiWx
    10:50 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    In my opinion, this system won't be much of anything until it separates itself from land a bit more. Remember, it's impossible for a tropical system to develop over land! :-)
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    730. StormJunkie
    10:50 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Good analysis ssvb.

    That is why the only thing I think the models are really showing us right now is that there is a potential for development, all the other specifics have to wait until/if that happens, imho.
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    729. Drakoen
    10:50 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Upper level anticyclone is west of Nicaragua.
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    728. sporteguy03
    10:50 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    I go delayed by weather twice in Charlotte and ATL, I have no idea why there is no direct flight from Orlando to Savannah, but there is one from Jacksonville.
    Hartsfield Airport in ATL was a parking lot because of the weather delays we sat taxing the runway for 1 hour not fun.

    Other than that the Hotel was good, next time if I get there at a decent time I will meet up with you.
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    727. extreme236
    10:49 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    A small, but weak vorticity center has developed north of Panama at the 850mb level.
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    725. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
    10:49 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

    Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert(2200z 26May)
    ============================================

    The area of convection 91W located near 12.9N 138.7E or 205 NM north of Yap has persisted over the past 12 hours. Recent animated infrared and water vapor satellite imagery shows deep convection persisting near a developing low level circulation center also evident in a 1631z AMSR-E Microwave Image. A mid-level circulation associated with a westward propagating tropical wave continues to build towards the surface. As a result, synoptic observations and scattermeter data indicate weak westerly flow developing along the equatorward periphery of the low level circulation center and the previously mentioned AMSR-E discussion above shows apparent convective banding wrapping into this low level circulation center from all directions. Good upper level outflow, low vertical wind shear, and high ocean heat content are expected to facilitate continued structural improvement over the next 24 hours.

    Maximum sustained winds near the center is 17-22 knots with a minimum sea level pressure of 1005 mb. Based on evidence of improved low level structure and favorable environment support, the potential for this disturbance to form into a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is UPGRADED TO GOOD.

    TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT. THIS ALERT MAY BE RE-ISSUED, CANCELLED, OR UPGRADED TO A WARNING BY 2200z 27MAY.
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    724. nrtiwlnvragn
    10:49 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Actual schedule for the 18Z GFS

    EVENT Average Start Time Average End Time

    DATA DUMP AND PREP 20:47:25 20:55:21
    ANALYSIS 20:55:33 21:22:28
    T382 FORECAST F00-F180 21:22:40 22:30:18
    T190 FORECAST F192-F384 22:30:35 22:43:18

    So they start at ~4:47 EDT and finish at ~6:43 EDT
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    723. Clickerous
    10:48 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    oh yeah.. I should add, I'm Delray Beach, Fl and she's flying into FTL.. I kinda forgot the important stats lol
    722. Clickerous
    10:48 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    This is my first post but i'm a long time lurker (since like 04-05 maybe) but I have gained much knowledge from reading posts here from nash, drak, and many others (and we know who they are) :)

    My girlfriends flying in from Chicago on Sunday and staying til Wednesday.. Any thoughts yet on what I should tell her concerning her flight in and out? I don't want her to get stuck down here if we have a storm coming etc
    720. sporteguy03
    10:47 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    JFV,
    It is a tool I would not worry too much yet, when we get an invest the models can better grasp the low until then there is not much concrete to go by.
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    719. MississippiWx
    10:47 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Hey JFV!-

    I do believe so! I'm sure we'll be chatting a lot this tropical season. Hopefully not about landfalling storms though!
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    718. scottsvb
    10:47 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    If you look at the model runs from each time frame per set. You can see the difference in each run. They are basically telling us there is a timing issue and location of each system that will affect 1 another.

    For example we dont know exactly yet where if any low does develop. 2ndly the movement north then northeast will be determined on the shortwave or TUTT (matters which model run you look at) breaking down the ridge over florida and the bahamas. Timing is everything also. The 12z and especially the 18z has this as more of a shortwave and not grabing the system (if any) in the NW carribean or Yucitan area while the 6z for example displaces the TUTT over the Ohio valley taking anything down (as said above) north then NE around the ridge now out in the Atlantic.

    If the low in the NW carribean (Yucitan) misses the trough or TUTT then the building ridge should push it back W but then again..its wayyyy too far out.. again its all based on timing and anything more than 3-5 days out means little if any.
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    717. extreme236
    10:46 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    91W in the WPAC has become well-organized and a TCFA has been issued for it.
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    716. StormJunkie
    10:46 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Evening sg03, good to see ya. How did that Sav trip go?
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    715. IKE
    10:45 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    710. JFV 5:43 PM CDT on May 26, 2008
    now the gfs is leaning towards florida as well! its not looking good for us, isn't drak?


    That's at least 10 days out on one model run.......
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    713. Cavin Rawlins
    10:45 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    696. JFV 6:33 PM AST on May 26, 2008
    What does all of this potential intail then 456? Has the dominating low begun to take shape Weather?


    These pressure falls indicate not one circulation but a broad circulation extending from the Eastern Pacific across Nicaragua/Costa Rico and into the SW Caribbean. It appears to be one broad low pressure down there with a center in the EPAC which is the low being mentioned today and another in the SW Caribbean. Still monitoring the situation and waiting for tonight's quikSCAT to confirm all of this, but the lastest products from CIMSS is showing this.
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    712. sporteguy03
    10:44 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Stormjunkie,
    You are correct about the model input it does take 6 hours it the computer processes so many algorithims and scenarios it takes along time.
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    711. MississippiWx
    10:43 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Good to see ya too, SJ! Glad some of you knowledgeable guys are still around!
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    709. Drakoen
    10:42 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    706. MississippiWx 10:41 PM GMT on May 26, 2008
    Hey Drak,

    I don't know if you remember me, but I used to post a lot last tropical season. Good to see you and some of the other regulars are still here! Whatever happened to Alec? I remember he was always very knowledgeable with the tropics.


    Your name looks familiars... I don't remember Alec...
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