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Tornadoes, floods, and fires assault the nation

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:43 PM GMT on April 26, 2011

A 1/2 mile-wide tornado smashed through Vilonia, Arkansas last night, killing four and destroying 50 - 80 houses. Vilonia is a small town of 3,800 north of Little Rock. The storm system responsible produced 38 suspected tornadoes yesterday, and also dumped 10 - 15 inches of rain over portions of Arkansas and southern Missouri. Flash flooding from the heavy rains killed four people in Arkansas last night. The heavy rains have also resulted in overtopping of the Black River levee near Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and over 500 homes have been evacuated in the town due to fears that the levee might fail. Poplar Bluff has received 12.86" of rain over the past three days, as of 11am EDT this morning. The greatest rain gauge-measured precipitation from the storm occurred in Springdale, Arkansas, where 17.09" inches has fallen.


Figure 1. Animation of a supercell thunderstorm 45 minutes after it produced the Viloni, Arkansas tornado at 7:25 pm CDT.


Figure 2. Radar-estimated precipitation from last night's storms.

Dangerous tornado outbreak expected today
Yesterday's tornado outbreak was merely a warm-up for today's onslaught, as NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued their highest level of severe weather potential, a "High Risk" forecast, for Northeast Texas and Southern Arkansas. This is just the second time this year that SPC has issued a "High Risk" forecast--the other was for the devastating North Carolina tornado outbreak of April 16, which generated 52 tornadoes that killed 26 people. Severe thunderstorms have already rumbled across Louisiana and Mississippi this morning, but today's main action is expected to erupt late this afternoon and early this evening in the "high risk" area. The tornado and severe weather outbreak will continue on Wednesday, when severe weather is expected to be concentrated in Tennessee and Kentucky, with a "moderate risk" of tornadoes. Preliminary tornado reports for the year 2011 show that this year is probably the busiest tornado season on record for this point in the season.


Figure 3. Severe weather threat for Tuesday, April 26, 2011.


Figure 4.
Chaser video of the Viloni, Arkansas tornado of April 25, 2011.

Extremely critical fire danger in Texas and New Mexico today
Spring storms commonly bring high winds to the Midwest this time of year, but today's storm will bring exceptionally high winds--and no precipitation--to the drought-stricken regions of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. As a result, an "extremely critical" fire weather day has been declared by the National Weather Service for the region, where high temperatures, low humidities, and powerful winds gusting to 60 mph will occur. The 24,000 acre Last Chance fire burning 33 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico near the Texas border is a particular concern, since it is currently 0% contained and is threatening many structures. This fire is expected to rage out of control today, thanks to humidities near 5%, temperatures in the low 90s, sustained winds near 40 mph, and gusts to 60 mph.


Figure 5. Fire weather forecast for today from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center.

2011 sets record for most acreage burned for April
According to the Interagency Fire Center, wildfires in 2011 have already burned nearly 2.3 million acres in the U.S. This is the greatest acreage on record so early in the year, and is more area than burned all of last year. The largest U.S. acreage to burn since 1960 was the 9.9 million acres that burned in 2007, so we area already 25% of the way to the all-time record fire year--with summer still more than a month away. Last night, a line of thunderstorms brought heavy rains of 2 - 3 inches from Dallas southeastwards through Louisiana, providing precious rains to a portion of Texas that was under their worst drought since 1925. However, the portion of Texas that has seen the worst wildfires (the black spots in the image below), received no rain.


Figure 6. Perimeters of the major wildfires in Texas during 2011 as of April 25. Image credit: GEOMAC Wildland Fire Support.

For those who want to lend a helping hand to those impacted by the widespread destruction this month's severe weather has brought, stop by the portlight.org blog.

Jeff Masters
Lambert St. Louis Tornado Damage
Lambert St. Louis Tornado Damage
Taken after the good friday tornado at Lambert Field St.Louis, MO
Super fat rainbow!
Super fat rainbow!
I watched as an anvil formed and as it apprached my house, it rained a bit and passed over, I thought to myself, that looks like there will be a rainbow with it, and voila!

Flood Tornado

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Reader Comments

Quoting iahishome:


Wow... Are those two different storms? Or two different views of the same storm? They look remarkably similar.


Hanson and Madisonville are about 6 miles apart. Probably the same storm
Quoting RandomText:
Yes this system is nuts.

I also think the rain bands are moving more northerly than they were forecast to go.

A LOT of this is going to get back into south central and south eastern Missouri, more than was forecast I think.

Yep, exactly my thinking. It appears a more concentrated area of heavy rain and t-storms will be makings it's way into Butler county, where Poplar Bluff sits with the endangered levee. Them and Cape Girardeau, MO already picked up 13 in a half inches of rain since last Friday. Just unbelieable.
All kind of rotating storms, wall clouds, funnels, and tornadoes here in east texas. A tornado was spotted within a mile of my mothers house about an hour ago. Now another line of storms is building up to our west.
Quoting aquak9:
helena, west helena Keeper

look a little south further down the mississippi river

no rotation in lower levels in memphis- just straight line pounding winds I think


...um barkeep,
Could you set me up with a double of whatever
aquak9 is having....
nasty-lookin' bad storms exploding like bad zits east of dallas and waco, VIL's up 75 plus.

SafeInTexas- you safe? really?
Quoting aquak9:
I KNOW WHAT THE ANGLES ARE- HOW HIGH CAN VIL GO??

(grabs fourth RedBull and chugs it)

VIL is an attempt to find the total mass of the water in a column of air, usually written as kg/m^2. So theoretically, you could get some ridiculous values if say you had an extremely tall, dense column of water. Say for example a waterfall magically appeared 70,000 ft up in the air, you'd see much much higher values than 75 (the limit of the scale on most radars).

Here's a graph as well, showing the correlation between cloud top, hail size, and VIL.



Link

Clearly, when the northern and central plains get 5-6 in hail with 55-60 kft cloud tops, VIL would be greater than 75 as well.

Remember just last year, the us set our hail record? The hailstone that set the record was 19.375 pounds and had a circumference of 18.5 in. Apparently the hailstone was not measured till several hours later and was not the largest of the stones that fell, the person who found it only kept it because he thought it looked funny. ANYWAY, point being, this stone likely had a ~6 in diameter and the storm that produced the hailstone must of had at least 55kft cloud tops, so according to the table provided, likely had a VIL of 105-110.

Link to news report of record hail
hi caicos

I'm about as stressed as a lost cat at a rocking chair contest
I think Waco just took a direct hit from a tornado.

Radar looks like the circulation hit directly on them.
tomtaylor, thank you very much. Guess I just wondered how high they had been able to go, looks like 75 is reliable, as I said, a little bit of linear extrapolation goes a long way.

IF you can trust the math, which looks good throughout the graph.

thank you.
Paluxy, Tx 3 hours ago

Link








Today in Weather History: In 1991, Severe storms spouted 55 tornadoes in mainly Kansas and Oklahoma, including an F5 tornado which destroyed the town of Andover, Kansas.
randomtext- you might be right, MRV was iffy (cone of silence) when it passed over, I couldn't get a good grip on 0.5 MRV at that point.

Upper levels agreed with you, though.
515. xcool
oops...
Misunderstood "stress" is
NOT my cup of Tea,
I shall observe and perhaps learn...
Quoting aquak9:
tomtaylor, thank you very much. Guess I just wondered how high they had been able to go, looks like 75 is reliable, as I said, a little bit of linear extrapolation goes a long way.

IF you can trust the math, which looks good throughout the graph.

thank you.
no prob :)
It's 78º in Nashville, ya'll. Look at the big pic. Winds wet and outta the south, ~12 mph?

Someone tell me, things are gonna be ok for Nashville. I gotta bad feeling.

I know it's like 1-2 hours out, but still....
Evening Water Puppy
Quoting emcf30:
Paluxy, Tx 3 hours ago

Link









uploaded 3 hours ago but from yesterday
but still impressive
KOTG, How are you my friend? CRS, hope your well this year.
Quoting RandomText:
I think Waco just took a direct hit from a tornado.

Radar looks like the circulation hit directly on them.


Let's hope it wasn't a strong tornado hitting the downtown.

A bit of weather history: May 1953
520:

Yeah, this thing is getting ridiculous.

It's still back-building both in Texas and Oklahoma.

This is going to go on easily another 6 to 12 hours at this rate for Arkansas and Missouri.

Missouri is just getting started with this one.
Reed Timmer: Meteorologist and Extreme Storm Chaser
Heading east for supercell west of Shreveport.. Residents watch out for this thing. Likely has strong tornadoes
hi gambler

rough crowd tonite (on radar)

think I'm gonna shower, might be back later

ya'll, watch over Nashville, ok? I just don't like it, no sir, don't like it a bit.
Evening everyone. My dad just talked to my aunt in Kentucky. She said the sky is green, and it's been really windy most of the day. Looks like they're in for an intense night. If you guys are up that way stay safe.
East Baton Rouge
Forecasts for Louisiana — Return to U.S. Severe Weather
Current Severe Weather

Flood Warning

Statement as of 3:38 PM CDT on April 26, 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Red River Landing.
* From late Wednesday night until further notice... or until the
warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 47.3 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage by late
Thursday morning and then continue to rise until cresting at around
60.0 feet by Saturday may 21st.
* Impact... at 59.0 feet... the East Bank levee will be topped and the
Prison Farm land between the two levees will be inundated. Angola
Landing will be under water closing the Ferry there. All river
islands along The Reach from Red River Landing to Baton Rouge will
remain inundated with recreational camps and river bottom farm land
under water.
..."CRS, hope your well this year."

Well... I'll check with da shrink and get a third opinion.

Water doggy, please remember to clean da doggy hair out da shower drain to maintain domestic tranquility...

woof
CRS

Avaast! I am happy with but the rotating orange eyeball is a bit creepy...
She said the sky is green,

Speaking from experience...

Green... or Purple sky = NOT good!

Alec Jones is streaming a pretty good looking wall cloud near Waco
Pat.... Delta Council predicting Ms River at Vicksburg may reach the 1927 flood stage by May 20
Link
We might even see a third MCC form in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and move up to the NE and ENE.

There is still so much energy feeding into that region and the low is still deepening.
Saw that,,looks like they will Open the Spillway in Norco above NOLA.


Ted Jackson, Times-Picayune archive
The last time the spillway was opened was April 2008, above, when the Army Corps of Engineers opened it to relieve the dangerously high water in the Mississippi River.


High Mississippi River in New Orleans could lead to May opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway
Published: Monday, April 25, 2011, 8:00 PM



National Weather Service hydrologists predict the Mississippi River at New Orleans will crest at 17.5 feet above sea level on May 17, the highest the river has risen in more than a dozen years, and a level that could require the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway to ease pressure on the city's levees.
pillway-april2008.jpgView full sizeTed Jackson, Times-Picayune archiveThe last time the spillway was opened was April 2008, above, when the Army Corps of Engineers opened it to relieve the dangerously high water in the Mississippi River.

The spillway, 28 miles above New Orleans, was last opened April 11-29, 2008, with pins removed from 160 of the structure's 350 individual bays, which allow water to flow into the spillway and then into Lake Pontchartrain. The river that year crested on April 26 at 16.96 feet.

The record water level at the Carrollton Gauge was 21.27 feet on April 25, 1922. The river reached 21 feet on the same day during the historic 1927 flood.

The unusually high river has been triggered by heavy rains in the Midwest, including more than 11 inches in Cincinnati and almost 7 inches in St. Louis during the past three weeks, according to hydrologists with the National Weather Service's Lower Mississippi River Forecast Office.

"A small part of this is snow melt, but the primary driver of this is the ongoing heavy rain stretching from St. Louis to the west and in the Ohio Valley," said David Reed, hydrologist in charge of the river forecast center in Slidell.

Computer models indicate the cold front moving over the Midwest and Ohio Valley could drop another 10 to 15 inches of rain during the next three days, although official forecasts at a number of locations indicate only 2 to 4 inches are expected.

In New Orleans, the official flood stage at the Carrollton Gauge is 17 feet, but the city is protected from water rising to at least 20 feet by a combination of levees and floodwalls.



A high river is likely to require restrictions by the Coast Guard on shipping moving through New Orleans because of the increased speed of river water and its potential to cause or exacerbate steering problems. Notifications will be sent to navigation interests when the river reaches 12 feet, which is expected Friday, and 17 feet, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the spillway and regulates water flow in the river, are watching the rising water carefully, said Mike Stack, chief of emergency management for the corps' New Orleans District office. Water begins leaking through spaces between the wooden pins in the concrete spillway when the river reaches about 12 1/2 feet.

Corps officials already have begun inspecting levees along the river, in part because of an earlier high river event about a month ago, he said. The first stage inspections are conducted twice a week by corps officials looking for seepage, sand boils, bank erosion or other threats to the levees, such as ships or debris in the water. Similar inspections also are being conducted by local levee district employees.

When the river reaches 15 feet, the inspections will be conducted once a day.

The decision to open the spillway is based on a combination of concerns, including whether the amount of water flowing south of the spillway is expected to climb above 1.25 million cubic feet per second, and how long the upper portions of the levees have been saturated with water.

It takes about 10 days to prepare for an opening, he said. The long, wooden pins that keep the bays closed to water are removed by a crane that moves on a track atop the spillway structure.

"We'll monitor it for the next week and see where we are," Stack said. "If we see that we are likely to reach 1.25 million cubic feet per second, we'll start the process of notifying stakeholders, who will give us their input and then send our recommendations to the Mississippi River Commission."



The commission, chaired by the commander of the corps office overseeing the entire Mississippi River, is based in Vicksburg.

The rising river also is creating concern at Red River Landing, a largely rural area on the river's west bank across from Angola State Prison, where a predicted crest of 59 feet above sea level on May 16 is just 2 1/2 feet below a record crest of March 1997. A crest of 41.5 feet at Baton Rouge that same day is almost 12 feet above the official flood level, but still about 6 feet below the 1927 record crest. Donaldsonville's crest of 33.5 feet that same evening will be about 3 feet below its 1927 record, while Reserve's May 17 crest of 25 feet will be only a foot below its 1929 record.

At Morgan City, the Atchafalaya River, which carries 30 percent of the Mississippi's water, already is at 4.9 feet, almost a foot above flood stage, and is forecast to rise to 7 feet by May 22. That water level is likely to cause some flooding of businesses located on the river side of floodwalls in both Morgan City and Berwick, according to the river forecast center.

While the southern end of one cold front storm system now dumping rainfall on the Midwest is expected to pass through New Orleans on Wednesday, local rainfall generally does not increase the height of the river, as most of it is drained into area lakes and wetlands, and not over the levees and into the river.

Breaks in levees upstream from Louisiana caused by what's expected to be record high water levels also could result in lowered forecasts during the next three weeks for the river in New Orleans.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
743 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL FREESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
SOUTHEASTERN HILL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
NORTH CENTRAL LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
SOUTHWESTERN NAVARRO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 743 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
DEVELOPING TORNADO NEAR HUBBARD...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
DAWSON AROUND 755 PM CDT...
COOLIDGE AROUND 805 PM CDT...
TEHUACANA AROUND 815 PM CDT...
WORTHAM AROUND 825 PM CDT...
RICHLAND AROUND 830 PM CDT...

THIS WILL IMPACT I-45 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 213 AND 223.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR BATHROOM...CLOSET...OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING. COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR A
MATTRESS FOR PROTECTION.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR EASTERN TEXAS.



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Cell J0, south of memphis. That's where I'm afraid, is gonna start a bad twist, head for Nashville. I mean it's gonna head that direction regardless of what I think.

developing rotation, in the upper levels.

Looks like an active night all round...

Shreveport / Bossier City





So much server weather to keep up with.It's making my brain turn into mushy srambled eggs.It's making my eyes all rolly-olly and my head hurt.We'll be getting our fair share here soon.Sometime Wensday or Thursday.I just need some rain to wash this pollen away.
Quoting BahaHurican:
Looks like an active night all round...

Oh yeah the weather man did say something about an isolated thunderstorm tonight.Totally forgot about that.And x91L is enhancing some tropical moisture along the coast.Well I this was august....
This one caught my eye:

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
southern Freestone County in north central Texas...
east central Limestone County in north central Texas...
northern Leon County in northeast Texas...

* until 830 PM CDT

* at 749 PM CDT... a severe thunderstorm with a history of producing
tornadoes
was 9 miles southwest of Teague... moving east at 40 mph.
Significant damage has been reported in the city of Groesbeck.

* The tornado will be near...
Teague around 755 PM CDT...
Jewett around 805 PM CDT...
Buffalo around 810 PM CDT...
Oakwood around 830 PM CDT...

This will impact I-45 between mile markers 169 and 192.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to an interior bathroom... closet... or hallway on the lowest
floor of your building. Cover yourself with blankets... pillows... or a
mattress for protection.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT.


Lat... Lon 3158 9573 3157 9572 3154 9576 3151 9573
3131 9583 3137 9630 3147 9636 3163 9635
3167 9579 3165 9579 3161 9577 3166 9574
3162 9571
time... Mot... loc 0049z 269deg 36kt 3152 9632
Good Lord that cell in Northern Louisiana has got to be one of the largest super cells Ive ever seen.
OK, I'm finally worried- there's a tornado warning for Frostburg, MD about 20 miles away. This area hasn't seen a tornado since 1998, and I'm not ready for another one yet :) Can one of you radar gurus check it out, and tell me if I need to run for the basement?? We are east and south of Frostburg.
Cell J0, south of memphis. That's where I'm afraid, is gonna start a bad twist, head for Nashville. I mean it's gonna head that direction regardless of what I think.

and tornado sticken Jackson, TN is located inbetween Memphis and Nashville...:(
hold on a sec goose- I checking
k...tks aqua..
Quoting goosegirl1:
OK, I'm finally worried- there's a tornado warning for Frostburg, MD about 20 miles away. This area hasn't seen a tornado since 1998, and I'm not ready for another one yet :) Can one of you radar gurus check it out, and tell me if I need to run for the basement?? We are east and south of Frostburg.



goose- your warned cell is just east of Moorehead now; it is(was) labeled H0 on this map

I think you're ok



sorry goose- I mean Moorefield not Moorehead
aquak, there's a storm right now with 90 VIL

F2

VA is taking damage..trees down, power outages, lot of hail reports.

0654 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NW MONTICELLO 38.02N 78.47W
04/26/2011 CITY OF CHARLOTTES VA TRAINED SPOTTER

*** 1 INJ *** PINE TREE DOWN ON AUTOMOBILE WITH ONE
INJURY. TREE DOWN DUE TO WIND GUST.


actually I think GetReal caught it better, it is(was) B2 in his post

Thanks GR

I missed the tail on that one

Ameister - thanks for the historical update. I was in Oklahoma the day the 1991 Andover outbreak occured. On a lark I had decided to spend an extra day visiting with the folks instead of starting a 22 hour drive home.

I saw the lace-curtain horizon-to-horizon lightening as the line passed over us and drove past a half-dozen locations the following day where tornadoes had crossed the highway in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Take care everyone who is in harm's way tonight. These are nothing to fool around with.
0412 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 ESE SOUTH BAY 43.16N 75.75W
04/26/2011 MADISON NY TRAINED SPOTTER

NEAR ONEIDA LAKE...ROOF BLOWN OFF AND LANDED 1 MILE
AWAY... 3 - 4 FOOT DIAMETER TREES SNAPPED

TT- those are some NASTY lookin' cells, north of and NE of Waco

amazes me how they get so heavy like that out there in Texas

(caicos if you're lurking- I is clean, I clean drain, all's good)

O.K..folks...my daughter and her family live in Thurmont, MD up near the PA border - please help me watch this area as the stormline approaches. Tks!
Large wedge reported on the ground East of waco about 15 ago
Quoting aquak9:
sorry goose- I mean Moorefield not Moorehead


Whew, I think we're in the clear- Moorefield is south and east, and it's heading away. I'll cancel the run for the bunker for right now, but the poor dog is still pacing and panting because the EBS signal startled her. I'll keep watching...thanks!




Stay safe folks heed the warnings.
There is a to of bad weather out there.
I am going back into lurk mode and leaving this to the experts.
Speaking of experts.
Water Puppies take quick showers it seems.
Dont forget to eat :O)
Quoting goosegirl1:
OK, I'm finally worried- there's a tornado warning for Frostburg, MD about 20 miles away. This area hasn't seen a tornado since 1998, and I'm not ready for another one yet :) Can one of you radar gurus check it out, and tell me if I need to run for the basement?? We are east and south of Frostburg.


caicos if you're lurking- I is clean, I clean drain, all's good

woof woof
wag wag wag!
Quoting aquak9:
TT- those are some NASTY lookin' cells, north of and NE of Waco

amazes me how they get so heavy like that out there in Texas

(caicos if you're lurking- I is clean, I clean drain, all's good)

yea storm chart below the radar showed > 4.00 in hail

Scary stuff
Oh...my...God...

Look at the radar from Fort Worth south to Waco and over to Tyler.

It's incredible.
Let's see what this hurricane season will be all about.And why the....why the hell does everyone dissapear when I get on.
Between Houston/Galveston recording an air pressure of 996mb was 995mb hr or two ago.

Massive smoke plumes heading eastbound from west and westcentral Texas. TX is on fire and gonna get worse tomm.
alley- looking at all the cells in the line that's headed that way- I see no high VILS, nothing over 30 really. One over forty but that was not a worry. I see no winds swapping directions.

Maybe some small hail, winds not over 35.

I hope that helps.
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WFUS51 KLWX 270101
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VAC069-171-WVC027-031-270130-
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
901 PM EDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SHENANDOAH COUNTY IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA...
HARDY COUNTY IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 901 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER CENTRAL
HARDY COUNTY...OR 9 MILES EAST OF MOOREFIELD...MOVING EAST AT 30
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
KIRBY...
RIO...
WARDENSVILLE...
DELRAY...
CAPON SPRINGS...
YELLOW SPRING...
LEHEW...
WILDE ACRES...


Sherveport 3D radar image
Meh... starting to look like a mess with no good inflow.

Convection soup.
566:

Vertical Integrated Liquid 85kg/m^2...

Unimaginable energy in that storm. My goodness.
actually ally I think that line is gonna miss thurmont to the west

she may see the tail of it, see lightning hear thunder, get some gusts

I guess there's a reason that so much of Texas is open and not heavily populated, geeeezz

hi spathy
Quoting washingtonian115:
Let's see what this hurricane season will be all about.And why the....why the hell does everyone dissapear when I get on.

Because nobody likes you.

Can't you get the clue :-)
Reed Timmer: Meteorologist and Extreme Storm Chaser
Just intercepted in the Dominator. Debris slamming right side of the vehicle.
Just to put that in perspective.

It is off the color code scale on the radar by 15 points, or 3 "extra" color codes beyond the scale...
Quoting emcf30:


Sherveport 3D radar image


Super Visual !!
* AT 901 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER CENTRAL
HARDY COUNTY...OR 9 MILES EAST OF MOOREFIELD...MOVING EAST AT 30
MPH.


there ya go, goose
Quoting DestinJeff:
TWC music alone will make storms rotate


at least sit and spin.
Quoting RandomText:
Just to put that in perspective.

It is off the color code scale on the radar by 15 points, or 3 "extra" color codes beyond the scale...


I love extrapolation, I really really do, it's like linearity, only imaginified.
Quoting DestinJeff:


more than can be said for some FAA controllers.


Ya gotta wake them up 1st.
Quoting aquak9:
that's tunica, mississippi, not tennessee ya bonehead


So, is that a tunadic event?
Quoting IFuSAYso:


So, is that a tunadic event?


if you say so...
Tornado in the torrential rain, rain wrapped tornado in the middle of the cell!

Thanks Aqua..
Does Reed Timmer have a stream out?
Eyes, Don't know if you saw this one earlier I posted. It is the Vilonia Tornado last night
Nights like these, I'm thankful to live in the mountains and not the plains- until winter, of course. We do usually get a few storms, but severe storms and tornadoes are vanishingly rare and remembered for a very long time. Please be safe everyone!
Recoon was watching that vortex last night, too.

(apologies)

Quoting emcf30:
Eyes, Don't know if you saw this one earlier I posted. It is the Vilonia Tornado last night


Amazing technology.....TY for sharing
Quoting cat5hurricane:

Because nobody likes you.

Can't you get the clue :-)
Lol.But I could generally careless if they did.Anyway I think that their is a little just a tinsy whinsy little correlation between an active tornado season,and an active hurricane season.And I have serval years to back up my statement.Now watch them all dissapear as I wave my magical wond.Ha ha.
Curly cue in there


lots of rain here
ally ♥

goose - take care of your family and the animals, ya'll will be alright :)
Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Amazing technology.....TY for sharing


Trying to get ahold of the storm slicing technology. That is cool. Can really view the storms good
Quoting washingtonian115:
Lol.But I could generally careless if they did.Anyway I think that their is a little just a tinsy whinsy little correlation between an active tornado season,and an active hurricane season.And I have serval years to back up my statement.Now watch them all dissapear as I wave my magical wond.Ha ha.

wash...i really have a feeling you're right about that too. I have been wondering that myself and been meaning to do a little research on that correlation. But at the very least, get that magic wand working at least tonight. We'll need it.
Radial velocity image on the system north of Waco.

Waco
518
WFUS54 KFWD 270142
TORFWD
TXC001-270230-
/O.NEW.KFWD.TO.W.0070.110427T0142Z-110427T0230Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
842 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN ANDERSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 843 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
DEVELOPING TORNADO 14 MILES WEST OF ELKHART...MOVING EAST AT 35
MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
ELKHART AND PALESTINE AROUND 900 PM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR BATHROOM...CLOSET...OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING. COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR A
MATTRESS FOR PROTECTION.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.



LAT...LON 3153 9576 3160 9571 3165 9572 3165 9575
3161 9577 3165 9579 3169 9578 3169 9586
3175 9587 3181 9598 3194 9544 3185 9544
3182 9540 3177 9539 3168 9528 3160 9526
TIME...MOT...LOC 0143Z 258DEG 32KT 3162 9577



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418
WFUS53 KPAH 270146
TORPAH
KYC047-107-177-270230-
/O.NEW.KPAH.TO.W.0112.110427T0146Z-110427T0230Z/

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
846 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN HOPKINS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...
NORTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
WEST CENTRAL MUHLENBERG COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT.

* AT 842 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 5 MILES EAST OF
DAWSON SPRINGS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. THIS STORM HAS BEEN
SHOOTING OUT HAIL WELL AHEAD OR NORTHEAST OF THE MAIN PART OF THE
STORM. AT 837 PM CDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL
AT NORTONVILLE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
DAWSON SPRINGS...
NORTONVILLE...
MORTONS GAP...
EARLINGTON...
GRAHAM...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF
BALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.



LAT...LON 3741 8736 3718 8722 3709 8762 3718 8771
TIME...MOT...LOC 0144Z 230DEG 19KT 3717 8758




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Quoting RitaEvac:
Curly cue in there



Probably lots of loblolly and shortleaf pines falling too the ground as we speak if that's the case.
65
WFUS54 KSHV 270146
TORSHV
LAC013-027-119-270230-
/O.NEW.KSHV.TO.W.0050.110427T0146Z-110427T0230Z/

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
846 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BIENVILLE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
SOUTH CENTRAL CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN WEBSTER PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 842 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR HEFLIN...OR
14 MILES SOUTH OF MINDEN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
SIBLEY...DUBBERLY...GIBSLAND AND ARCADIA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE
STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...
MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.



LAT...LON 3233 9334 3242 9342 3278 9311 3255 9287
3252 9288
TIME...MOT...LOC 0147Z 232DEG 25KT 3244 9331



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Quoting jasonweatherman2010:
lots of rain here
Oh lookey more rain for me.The rain is starting to get a bit ridiculous up here though.It sucks.George town was flooded thanks to someone not putting up the floog gate/levee...


Very Dangerous Tornado Warned storm in Northern Mississippi near Holly Springs.
Aquak....that racoon is hilarious.....a good stress-buster, for sure...lol...:)
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
847 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
DECATUR COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...
CHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
HENDERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
SOUTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
NORTH CENTRAL MCNAIRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 848 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
HENDERSON...OR NEAR T O FULLER STATE PARK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO DARDEN...
DECATURVILLE...HENDERSON...JACKS CREEK...LEXINGTON...MIFFLIN...
PARSONS...REAGAN...SARDIS...NATCHEZ TRACE STATE FOREST AND NATCHEZ
TRACE STATE PARK.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES AREAS NEAR BEECH LAKE...PIN OAK LAKE AND
PINE LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

.TORNADOES ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. TAKE COVER NOW.



LAT...LON 3542 8834 3543 8836 3542 8836 3532 8870
3554 8878 3583 8824 3582 8818 3585 8817
3585 8816 3565 8801 3561 8802 3555 8797
3553 8797
TIME...MOT...LOC 0148Z 243DEG 42KT 3542 8868
Eyes- thanks. Gotta love Recoon.
Quoting cat5hurricane:

wash...i really have a feeling you're right about that too. I have been wondering that myself and been meaning to do a little research on that correlation. But at the very least, get that magic wand working at least tonight. We'll need it.
I waved my magical wond for Texas and Arkansaw/Louisiana to have some rain.Yes they are getting rain but not in a good way...
Texas low just went sub-990, Officially down to 989mb now.

New Mexico/Texas low is still down to 991mb or lower.
Gotta' love Recoon!
Quoting emcf30:


Very Dangerous Tornado Warned storm in Northern Mississippi near Holly Springs.

Now that's a classic.
Quoting cat5hurricane:

wash...i really have a feeling you're right about that too. I have been wondering that myself and been meaning to do a little research on that correlation. But at the very least, get that magic wand working at least tonight. We'll need it.



Brows through the 1st 200 post. Tampaspin asked the same question and some data/info was posted.
Another view of the Vilonia Tornado



view image in another tab to make it way bigger
too tired

all washed up-

ya'll be safe

go in peace, carry on
Quoting IFuSAYso:



Brows through the 1st 200 post. Tampaspin asked the same question and some data/info was posted.

I'll check it out then. Thanks.
Quoting TomTaylor:
Another view of the Vilonia Tornado


Talk about a guzzler Tom. I used to have a couple beer bongs that looked just like that.
severe weather in the northeast to!!


,,,,,Recoon.,nice coverage.

Semper Fi
Quoting cat5hurricane:

Talk about a guzzler Tom. I used to have a couple beer bongs that looked just like that.
lol. what did you do with them?
Quoting Patrap:


,,,,,Recoon.

Semper Fi

Oh that's an old one!
holy crap Round Four.
looking particularly nasty ESE of Shreveport.

Loop
Quoting TomTaylor:
lol. what did you do with them?

Passed them down to younger generations. My damage was done.
Quoting cat5hurricane:

Passed them down to younger generations.
youre a terrible influence!
Here comes the thunderstorms.So far it's gusty outside with a few raindrops.You can smell the rain outside...as I'm typing I here thunder now and see lightning.
Incredible plumes of low level moisture coming up out of the gulf.

The stuff presently passing brownsville and corpus may be the strongest plumes yet.

By the time it gets up there to merge, it's probably good for at least several more hours of the same near Fort Worth and Waco.
Yeah, the New Mexico low is down to 989mb now as well.
8:58 PM CDT on April 26, 2011
... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 930 PM CDT for southeastern Anderson County...

At 858 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a developing tornado. This tornado was located just west of Elkhart... moving east at 40 mph.

The tornado will affect... Elkhart through 910 PM CDT

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT Tuesday evening for eastern Texas.


Lat... Lon 3160 9526 3153 9576 3157 9572 3162 9571
3166 9574 3161 9577 3165 9579 3169 9578
3187 9549 3188 9545 3182 9540 3177 9539
3168 9528
time... Mot... loc 0158z 263deg 35kt 3164 9560




Quoting RandomText:
Yeah, the New Mexico low is down to 989mb now as well.


reload. incredible.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... .THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO STORM SHELTER 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 IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER.
IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
Tornado warning up west of Cooperstown, NY (North of Albany):

Cooperstown
Statement as of 9:25 PM CDT on April 26, 2011
The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... northern Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana... southeastern Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana... east central Bienville Parish in northwest Louisiana...

* until 1000 PM CDT

* at 921 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Liberty Hill... or 13 miles southwest of Grambling... moving east at 40 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Quitman... Choudrant... Chatham and Eros...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Tornado Warning means that strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may already be on the ground... or is expected to develop shortly. If you are in the path of this dangerous storm... move indoors and to the lowest level of the building. Stay away from windows.
If driving... do not seek shelter under a Highway overpass.

Lat... Lon 3228 9240 3232 9288 3242 9290 3262 9241
time... Mot... loc 0225z 270deg 36kt 3238 9281


Eleven


Here are a bunch of nasty storms near Waco with rotation. I was out chasing this area earlier today:

Quoting Grothar:


Moving toward Ruston, La.....a large college town
more bad news for memphis tonight unfortunately.


memphisWUmap
Quoting Chicklit:
more bad news for memphis tonight unfortunately.


memphisWUmap


Thanks, Chicklit, I was just posting that. HA


The two tone recoon!


New watch out:

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 223
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
945 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
AUSTIN TEXAS TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LUFKIN TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
WATCH NUMBER 220. WATCH NUMBER 220 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
945 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 215...WW 217...WW 218...WW 219...WW
221...WW 222...

DISCUSSION...COMPLEX OF SVR TSTMS...INCLUDING SUPERCELLS WITH
TORNADO RISK...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SSEWD AS EMBEDDED TSTMS MOVE
EWD. CONVECTION WILL ENCOUNTER RELATIVELY UNDISTURBED ENVIRONMENT
CHARACTERIZED BY VERY FAVORABLE DEEP-LAYER SHEAR AND 1500-2500 J/KG
MLCAPE. ACTIVITY ALSO MAY BACKBUILD...BRINGING AT LEAST CONDITIONAL
SVR POTENTIAL TO PORTIONS CENTRAL TX S THROUGH SE OF ACT.
STRENGTHENING CINH WITH TIME SHOULD LIMIT POTENTIAL FOR ACTIVITY TO
REAR-PROPAGATE W OF I-35.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28030.


...EDWARDS/HALES

Crazy!! Deep trough!! You people be careful up there!!
Hope everyone comes out alright!
Quoting Chicklit:
more bad news for memphis tonight unfortunately.


memphisWUmap

I panned the map down into Texas. Glanced at the mid-Atlantic. Don't think I've ever seen that much heavy rain.
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Live Memphis TV Coverage


Thanks Geoff...was hoping for that :)


Memphis tonight
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Live Memphis TV Coverage


Show-off!
Quoting emcf30:


Memphis tonight


Now that is a scary image.


WOW
On the news right now they are talking about cancelations at our airport due to storms.
655. flsky
Quoting emcf30:


WOW


Where IS this?
Quoting flsky:


Where IS this?


I know it was taken this afternoon but did not state where. Incredible shot.
Quoting emcf30:


I know it was taken this afternoon but did not state where. Incredible shot.


Hell yes, it is an incredible shot. I'd like to know what the f/stop and ISO combination was...
Quoting CatfishJones:


Hell yes, it is an incredible shot. I'd like to know what the f/stop and ISO combination was...

Awaiting a response from the person who took it. When I find out I will post it. Lot of people commented they sh=aw the cloud. I know it was on a tornado warned storm
the MCC over northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas is ridiculous. It looks vaguely like the central dense overcast of a hurricane on radar.
661. xcool
Quoting xcool:


This is a beautiful radar.....if radars can be beautiful........lol....
Memphis



last image for the night
see ya at 6 am
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


last image for the night


Thank you Keeper, for all you do....sleep well :)
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
see ya at 6 am


6!!!!...oh no!!!..lol
Quoting emcf30:


WOW


Do you have that pic in its original resolution? Cause I want it so bad.
Line of storms about to hit us here in the Poconos seems to be gaining steam as it moves along ;).
This is quite... amazing... I'll see you guys in the morning, but tonight I'll be giving many thanks none of that action is directly overhead...

Lol just heard thunder winds are picking up gonna enjoy this on my sheltered patio, always loved evening storms you can enjoy the lightning so much easier.
Quoting shadoclown45:
Lol just heard thunder winds are picking up gonna enjoy this on my sheltered patio, always loved evening storms you can enjoy the lightning so much easier.


Enjoy, but stay alert :)
This system to get to my area around 5am....so I'll get some rest now......nite all..:)
TWC Breaking
Sheriff's office report #tornado in West Monroe, LA.
Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Enjoy, but stay alert :)


Im guesstimating wind gusts of about 50-60 mph and we just had a brown out its pouring and some pea sized hail might be falling.
TWC Breaking
Emerg. manager estimates easily 100+ homes destroyed or damaged north of Edom, TX. Says damage track "1 mi. wide and 8 mi. long
TWC Breaking
Law enforcement reports a #tornado near Helena, AR (Second wave for that area already!).
TWC Breaking
Strong indications of rain-wrapped #tornado in eastern Bienville Parish, headed into Jackson Parish, LA

TWC Breaking
#Tornado reported near Mortons Gap, KY.

TWC Breaking
#Tornado warnings in....Michigan right now!
twister_tracker: People in Nashville TN beware of storms with possible #tornado to your west

A #tornado #warning has been issued for #Clarksville, #TN, until 11:45 p.m. CDT
8 inches of rain in 6 to 10 hours both in parts of Texas and in Arkansas(where they were already soaked).
Quoting AussieStorm:
TWC Breaking
Law enforcement reports a #tornado near Helena, AR (Second wave for that area already!).


CRAP!...I got friends there!!!


and family in and around Nashville..I know that some of them have weather radios..
Quoting Patrap:


,,,,,Recoon.,nice coverage.

Semper Fi


Nice pic of a Army vet.
Quoting emcf30:


I know it was taken this afternoon but did not state where. Incredible shot.


It was posted on TWC.
Quoting AllyBama:


CRAP!...I got friends there!!!


and family in and around Nashville..I know that some of them have weather radios..

if you can, contact them and make sure they know about the warnings.
Quoting emcf30:


WOW
Now that is an awesome picture
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


last image for the night
that is big high out there if this was july hurricanes will hit the usa like crazy!!
691. xcool
EYEStoSEA lmaoo.
692. flsky
For cloud lovers and those who would like to share their images try this Link
693. xcool
LIVE TV http://www.wreg.com/ Memphis
694. emguy
I'm more of a tropical weather guy, but I find myself in Lexington, KY in a spot where this severe stuff is unlike anything I've ever seen in my home state of Florida with the thunderstorms. Anyhew, if one of the chasers or sever weather mets are on board I've got a question. Earlier today, the NWS was saying the difference between a widespread tornado outbreak here was contingent on two factors. 1.) The development of a cold air pool that would stabalize the environment prior to the afternoon outbreak potential here. 2.) Model uncertaintly: one indicated the system would form a strong surface low over central Illinois (NAM) and the other favored an open trough from Central Indiana through Arkansas. To me it looks like A.) The NAM may be verifying and B.) This development may prevent us from getting heavy rains in Lexington this morning that may "stabalize" the environment. Any thoughts? This looks like it could be a rough day ahead to me. Thanks.
Bloomberg: Radiation Readings at Fukushima Plant Rise to Highest in Crisis

Robots measured up to 1.1 Sv/hour inside the reactor no.1 building. At that rate, workers at Fukushima reach their 250 mSv annual limit in 15 minutes flat. Kinda hard to rebuild cooling systems under those circumstances. Even the planned flooding of reactor no. 1's primary containment may not be possible.

WTO
Since it is the middle of the night, it's probably ok to post some earlier scratching on the Fukushima plant. Didn't want to throw this up in the middle of things.


How much water does Fukushima have to deal with? We are seeing measurements in gallons, metric tonnes, cubic meters. Thought I'd try to sort it out a bit.

Spraying (spent fuel pond reactor no. 4):

140 metric tonnes/day x 1000 kg/tonne = 140,000 kg/day = 140,000 liters/day

140,000 liters x 1 gal/3.785 liters = 37,000 gallons in one day


Pumping into reactor (reactors no. 1, 2, 3):

6 m^3/hr x 24 hr/day = 144 m^3/day x 264 gal/m^3 = 38,000 gal in one day (probably using same design of electric pump for pumping and spraying for the numbers to be so close between pumping and spraying).


Let's say minimum 35000 gallons per day into 3 reactors and 1 spent storage pool = 140,000 gal/day. This is with no closed circulation cooling and ignoring any loss due to evaporation/boiling.


An Olympic size swimming pool holds 600,000 gal (2500 m^3).

So one Olympic size swimming pool every 600,000 gal x 1 day/140,000 gal = 4.3 days. Every 4 days. That's a lot of water. Where to put it? well ...

A supertanker holds roughly 84 million gal of oil.

How long to fill one up with highly radioactive water? 84,000,000 gal x 1 day/140,000 gal = 600 days (1.6 years)

There are some difficult logistics issues there, particularly with radiation levels increasing. The longer these reactors stay above cold shutdown temperatures, the more water there will be to deal with. And if there is a catastrophic release, well ... it will be time to sit back and watch and hope for the not worst.

We now return you to your regular severe storm programming. I can't believe what is going on there - I hope everyone here is managing to stay safe. Those animations that sunlinePR posted are stunning and scary.

WTO
Current Tornado warning.....



TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY
UNTIL 500 AM CDT

TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
NORTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
NORTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 AM CDT FOR NORTHERN
LAWRENCE...EASTERN COLBERT...SOUTHEASTERN LAUDERDALE AND NORTHEASTERN
FRANKLIN COUNTIES....AT 426 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LITTLEVILLE...OR
ABOUT 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF RUSSELLVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 AM CDT FOR COLBERT
AND CENTRAL LAUDERDALE COUNTIES...AT 426 AM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO JUST
SOUTHWEST OF OAKLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL PICKENS COUNTY
UNTIL 445 AM CDT...

.A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN PICKENS...
NORTHWESTERN GREENE AND EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTIES UNTIL
445 AM CDT...
Robots measured up to 1.1 Sv/hour inside the reactor no.1 building. At that rate, workers at Fukushima reach their 250 mSv annual limit in 15 minutes flat.

can't do much in fifteen minutes...workers at Chernobyl each only had five minutes on the roof...they were called "liquidators". Back then, even the robots and remote-control vehicles couldn't handle the radiation, that's why they used humans.

Maybe they shoulda called'm "liquidatees".

Wednesday morning, folks. SPC done upgraded to high for some areas today, gotta love that sick washed-out red color to go with the morning coffee :/
Quoting aquak9:
Robots measured up to 1.1 Sv/hour inside the reactor no.1 building. At that rate, workers at Fukushima reach their 250 mSv annual limit in 15 minutes flat.

can't do much in fifteen minutes...workers at Chernobyl each only had five minutes on the roof...they were called "liquidators". Back then, even the robots and remote-control vehicles couldn't handle the radiation, that's why they used humans.

Maybe they shoulda called'm "liquidatees".

Wednesday morning, folks. SPC done upgraded to high for some areas today, gotta love that sick washed-out red color to go with the morning coffee :/


Good mornng, Is your area going to get any of this severe weather in the coming days? where is ex-91L has it merged with this current weather?
Quoting WatchingThisOne:
Bloomberg: Radiation Readings at Fukushima Plant Rise to Highest in Crisis

Robots measured up to 1.1 Sv/hour inside the reactor no.1 building. At that rate, workers at Fukushima reach their 250 mSv annual limit in 15 minutes flat. Kinda hard to rebuild cooling systems under those circumstances. Even the planned flooding of reactor no. 1's primary containment may not be possible.

WTO

More than four times the annual dose. That's the equivalent of receiving 200 million dental X-rays in one hour.

Good luck finding help.

Your other post about the amount of water is interesting in light of today's news in which TEPCO has announced they're going to superflood and completely submerge two of the reactors to keep them cool (they're still at several hundred degrees). The problems with this are, of course, twofold: a) this will create many more millions of gallons of radioactive water, and b) engineers say the extra weight of all that water could cause a collapse of the structural systems supporting the containment vessels, especially should a large and close aftershock occur.

Oh, also unit #4 has developed another leak.

And now, back to the weather... :-\
Quoting emcf30 (comment #650):


Memphis tonight

Unless that image has been flipped, it almost looks to be anti-cyclonic, no?
hi Aussie

I live, where Florida attaches to the rest of the country, on the east coast. We have a 60% chance of rain for tomorrow, no storms. If I honestly see any rain, I'll be surprised. No worries for me, mate. :)

Nea- completely submerge two of the reactors errrr, in WHAT? a giant aquarium they find on Ebay? CraigsList?

I'll never think of dental x-rays the same, again.
703. MahFL
That line of storms in AL is weired, seems like a line of supercells formed infront of the main squall line.
704. IKE
My forecast...Florida panhandle.....

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south wind
10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as
high as 35 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Some storms could be severe, with hail and damaging winds. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west
northwest. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an
inch possible.

Thursday: Rain and thunderstorms likely
before 7am, then a slight chance of rain between 7am and noon. Mostly
cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. North
northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher
amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Quoting IKE:
My forecast...Florida panhandle.....

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south wind
10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as
high as 35 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Some storms could be severe, with hail and damaging winds. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west
northwest. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an
inch possible.

Thursday: Rain and thunderstorms likely
before 7am, then a slight chance of rain between 7am and noon. Mostly
cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. North
northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher
amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Keep an eye to the sky...


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
609 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
WEST CENTRAL MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 645 AM CDT

* AT 606 AM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED DAMAGE
ASSOCIATED WITH A POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR CULLMAN...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 70 MPH.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
HULACO.
RYAN CROSSROADS.
MORGAN CITY

Tornado reported going thru Cullam with reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings

WSI Predicts 15 Named Storms, 8 Hurricanes for Atlantic Season



Excerpt:

Weather Services International reduced its 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15 named storms from 17, while predicting the chances are high that a storm will strike the U.S.

WSI, based in Andover, Massachusetts, said today that eight of the storms will probably become hurricanes, with winds of at least 74 mph (119 kph), and three will become major cyclones of Category 3 or higher on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

In December, WSI called for 17 named storms, nine of them hurricanes and five of those major systems. A storm receives a name when winds hit 39 mph.

Quoting Neapolitan:

Unless that image has been flipped, it almost looks to be anti-cyclonic, no?

C'mon Neo. Does the toilet water in your apt ever spin the other way after a good flush? It doesn't work that way. Northern hemisphere storms/cyclones always spin counterclockwise.
TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
SOUTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
NORTHERN MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 700 AM CDT

* AT 630 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
MULTIPLE TORNADIC CIRCULATIONS NEAR GUNTERSVILLE AND UNION
GROVE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF
PRODUCING DAMAGE WITH WALL CLOUDS CURRENTLY REPORTED NEAR ARAB.
FRANKLIN TN-
634 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 AM CDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL FRANKLIN COUNTY...

AT 630 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR WOODS RESERVOIR...
OR ABOUT 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF WINCHESTER...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE PATH INCLUDE OAK GROVE AND ALTO.
MORGAN AL-CULLMAN AL-MARSHALL AL-
633 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 AM CDT FOR WEST
CENTRAL MARSHALL...NORTHEASTERN CULLMAN AND SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN
COUNTIES...

AT 630 AM CDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED TWO BARNS BLOWN DOWN NEAR HOLLY
POND.
628 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM CDT FOR MARSHALL
COUNTY...

AT 625 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR HYATT...OR ABOUT 7
MILES SOUTHWEST OF GUNTERSVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
ALBERTVILLE...HUSTLEVILLE AND COLUMBUS CITY.
Another high risk today. Starting to remind me of the 2002 severe weather season...

This time, it's the cities of Huntsville, Decatur, Cullman, Hartselle, and from Birmingham on northward in AL. Also affected are Tupelo, MS and Chattonooga, TN.



HPC Days 4-5.

Mother Nature just not letting up on the heartland. The same locales greatly affected this week by the flash flooding look to be potentially under the gun YET AGAIN later in the week and over the weekend.



Thant storm has one heck of a rotation with it. Hope every one in its path is hunkered down
Quoting cat5hurricane:

C'mon Neo. Does the toilet water in your apt ever spin the other way after a good flush? It doesn't work that way. Northern hemisphere storms/cyclones always spin counterclockwise.

Yes, northern hemisphere cyclones by definition always spin counterclockwise--so the antonymic term anti-cyclone was developed to denote northern hemisphere storms that spin clockwise. But I bet you already knew that... ;-)
718. MahFL
It looks like the eye of a huricane.
Quoting Neapolitan:

Yes, northern hemisphere cyclones by definition always spin counterclockwise--so the antonymic term anti-cyclone was developed to denote northern hemisphere storms that spin clockwise. But I bet you already knew that... ;-)

You are correct, I did already know that. Did you?
Even strong to severe tunderstorms for C and N FL tomorrow but nothing like what will happen today. I do think that at some point tomorrow afternoon a severe thunderstorm watch could be issued for Tampa to Orlando north. The good news is that radar simulations are spitting 1" to 2" in many areas across the orlando area for tomorrow.
Quoting cat5hurricane:

You are correct, I did already know that. Did you?


Good morning buddy, Nea messing with you today? Don't bother as it's not worth the headache.
Quoting RastaSteve:


Good morning buddy, Nea messing with you today? Don't bother as it's not worth the headache.

True. But it's more playful jabber. At the very least, he learned something today by pulling up a search for the very rare anti-cyclonic entity.

Yeah, pulled up the HPC for you guys. Luckily, you'll miss out on the extreme stuff, but some April showers never hurt.
724. IKE
More drama this morning on here. Woohoo!
NWS of Melbourne will have to raise the pops for tomorrow because GFS and NAM are shoing likely pops.

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/ namer/gfs/06/fp0_042.shtml
Quoting Neapolitan:

Yes, northern hemisphere cyclones by definition always spin counterclockwise--so the antonymic term anti-cyclone was developed to denote northern hemisphere storms that spin clockwise. But I bet you already knew that... ;-)

There has been anti-cyclonic tornado's before. I read about them. i'll find the link for ya's.

Update.....
1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak
Quoting RastaSteve:
Even strong to severe tunderstorms for C and N FL tomorrow but nothing like what will happen today. I do think that at some point tomorrow afternoon a severe thunderstorm watch could be issued for Tampa to Orlando north. The good news is that radar simulations are spitting 1" to 2" in many areas across the orlando area for tomorrow.
DAY 3 ALL CLEAR

Dang we just got pounded..Heaviest rain I have seen yet here in mid TN..More coming with a high risk.
Quoting AussieStorm:

There has been anti-cyclonic tornado's before. I read about them. i'll find the link for ya's


There was one last week in OK. TWC commented on that during last week's outbreak about just how rare it is to have a anti-cyclonic tornado.
my area forecast

Special weather statement issued for..
City of Toronto
Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent
Sarnia - Lambton
Elgin
London - Middlesex
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Oxford - Brant
Niagara
City of Hamilton
Halton - Peel
York - Durham
Huron - Perth
Waterloo - Wellington
Dufferin - Innisfil
Grey - Bruce
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Kingston - Prince Edward
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Ottawa
Gatineau
Prescott and Russell
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Parry Sound - Muskoka
Haliburton
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Algonquin
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet.

..Occasional showers and thunderstorms today and tonight.. ..Dense
Fog around Lake Ontario this morning..
------------------------------------------------- --------------------
==discussion==
A complex area of low pressure systems continues to track
northeastwards into the Central Great Lakes today. Rainfall amounts
over the past few days have been highly variable, with a few regions
seeing as much as 30 millimetres of rain thus far. An area of
showers and possible thunderstorms is expected to move into Southern
Ontario beginning early this morning and spread to remaining regions
during the day. Most regions will see an additional 10 to 20
millimetres of rain today and tonight, but over Eastern Ontario,
amounts of up to 30 millimetres are possible. Locally higher amounts
are possible in regions that see several thunderstorms. There is
also a threat of severe thunderstorms today and tonight.

In addition..Extensive fog is occurring around Lake Ontario this
morning. Very low visibilities down to near zero have been reported.
The fog should lift later this morning.

The low pressure system will move into Quebec on Thursday bringing an
end to the significant rainfall.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the intensity and track
of the system and watches and warnings may be issued as the situation
warrants.

END/OSPC
Quoting IKE:
More drama this morning on here. Woohoo!


Good morning IKE! How are you today?
733. IKE

Quoting RastaSteve:


Good morning IKE! How are you today?
Doing fine.

75.9 outside my 2nd story window. Mostly cloudy.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
my area forecast

Special weather statement issued for..
City of Toronto
Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent
Sarnia - Lambton
Elgin
London - Middlesex
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Oxford - Brant
Niagara
City of Hamilton
Halton - Peel
York - Durham
Huron - Perth
Waterloo - Wellington
Dufferin - Innisfil
Grey - Bruce
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Kingston - Prince Edward
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Ottawa
Gatineau
Prescott and Russell
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Parry Sound - Muskoka
Haliburton
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Algonquin
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet.

..Occasional showers and thunderstorms today and tonight.. ..Dense
Fog around Lake Ontario this morning..
------------------------------------------------- --------------------
==discussion==
A complex area of low pressure systems continues to track
northeastwards into the Central Great Lakes today. Rainfall amounts
over the past few days have been highly variable, with a few regions
seeing as much as 30 millimetres of rain thus far. An area of
showers and possible thunderstorms is expected to move into Southern
Ontario beginning early this morning and spread to remaining regions
during the day. Most regions will see an additional 10 to 20
millimetres of rain today and tonight, but over Eastern Ontario,
amounts of up to 30 millimetres are possible. Locally higher amounts
are possible in regions that see several thunderstorms. There is
also a threat of severe thunderstorms today and tonight.

In addition..Extensive fog is occurring around Lake Ontario this
morning. Very low visibilities down to near zero have been reported.
The fog should lift later this morning.

The low pressure system will move into Quebec on Thursday bringing an
end to the significant rainfall.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the intensity and track
of the system and watches and warnings may be issued as the situation
warrants.

END/OSPC


Amazing to see severe wx extend in Canada in April! Is this uncommon Keeper because you always here about it being fairly cool up there this time of year?
Quoting hydrus:
Dang we just got pounded..Heaviest rain I have seen yet here in mid TN..More coming with a high risk.

Wish we could get some here in The Caymans, its been dry as the Sahara here :(
Quoting RastaSteve:


Amazing to see severe wx extend in Canada in April! Is this uncommon Keeper because you always here about it being fairly cool up there this time of year?
our season normally don't start till may 15 ends sept 15 so ya we are about 20 days ahead on this one
hi ike! where ya been hiding? haven't seen ya for a coupla days.
Goodmorning, Is most of the severe weather going to stay N of Mobile today and tonight?
739. IKE

Quoting aquak9:
hi ike! where ya been hiding? haven't seen ya for a coupla days.
Hey. I've been around or lurking.
Anyone heading to KSC for the launch on Friday?


Louisville, Ky
742. IKE

Quoting emcf30:


Louisville, Ky
It's either rained a lot there or the men's toilet is stopped up and over-flowed.
Oh, I really gotta stop casting my pearls before the swine; it's a waste of good pearls, and the swine aren't capable of appreciating them... ;-)

Things are still hot and dry here in SW Florida. According to the NWS, our 10/1-4/26 rainfall should be 15.05", while our 1/1-4/26 rainfall should be 7.93". Instead, however, we're looking at just 5.01" and 2.9", respectively. We did get a very nice shower two days ago, but yesterday's storms stayed well east over the Everglades, pushed that way by the dominant southwesterly flow. Heat-wise, our average should be about 85 this time of year, but we've been around 90 nearly every day for three weeks now, with several daily record highs put into the mix.

Toasty.

Speaking of: for April so far, the U.S. has seen 4,956 record daily high or high minimum temps (3,320 of them new), and 1,665 record daily lows or low maximums (1,075 new). For the year, the numbers are 12,226 highs (8,288 new) and 8,189 lows (6,002 new).


UPDATE: Widespread damage reported in Murfreesboro

Reports of damage to Murfreesboro from a possible tornado this morning continue to come in... In addition to homes damaged in the Thompson Lane/Haynes Drive area, a Kangaroo station on John Rice Boulevard near Sam's and the Taco Bell on Memorial Boulevard have sustained damage. Main Street at University Street and Highland Avenue are blocked or partially blocked. There are reports of debris throughout the downtown area. The Daily News Journal has sustained some damage to its roof. DNJ photographers are in the field at this hour and will be posting images from the damage later this morning. Check back here for more on this developing story.
Quoting stormpetrol:

Wish we could get some here in The Caymans, its been dry as the Sahara here :(
I noticed that..It might be a while..The Caribbean is showing signs of change..
To: Mother Nature
From: The Southern United States
Subj: Weather
Message:
UNCLE! We've had enough!

Sincerely,
The people you've been beating senseless
Hi Morning, understatement to say AL cannot catch a break. Approaching critical mass there.

By the way, please note that "deregulation" does not usually mean better public safety.
Appears whistle blower at Fukushima plant a couple of years ago was subsequently banned from the industry:
Link

When government and business get too cozy, guess who loses?
Quoting IKE:

It's either rained a lot there or the men's toilet is stopped up and over-flowed.

both. The ironic thing this is off River Road
To: The Southern United States
From: Mother Nature
Subj: RE: Weather
Message:
It's only April; I really don't get going in earnest until mid-May.

Sincerely,
Me

P.S. - Hurricane season starts in 34 days. Just so you know.

- - - - - - - - - -

>To: Mother Nature
>From: The Southern United States
>Subj: Weather
>Message:
>UNCLE! We've had enough!
>
>Sincerely,
>The people you've been beating senseless

Quoting jeffs713:
To: Mother Nature
From: The Southern United States
Subj: Weather
Message:
UNCLE! We've had enough!

Sincerely,
The people you've been beating senseless
Oops... double post-o
All atmospheric conditions considered yesterday wasn't too bad...



You got full insurance on that truck?
Quoting Neapolitan:
To: The Southern United States
From: Mother Nature
Subj: RE: Weather
Message:
It's only April; I really don't get going in earnest until mid-May.

Sincerely,
Me

P.S. - Hurricane season starts in 34 days. Just so you know.

- - - - - - - - - -

>To: Mother Nature
>From: The Southern United States
>Subj: Weather
>Message:
>UNCLE! We've had enough!
>
>Sincerely,
>The people you've been beating senseless



I thought you said you were gonna keep these pearls...
Quoting FLdewey:
All atmospheric conditions considered yesterday wasn't too bad...


Just wait until that low moves into place with all that cold air aloft. It is going to be a crazy night in the South
It ain't over yet.

"Weather forecasters are watching a particularly troubling storm that is moving east and expected to hit North Alabama, East Tennessee and much of Kentucky on Wednesday, bringing lots of rain and a high probability of tornadoes.

'It's scary,' said Patrick Walsh, Tennessee Valley Authority's manager for operations analysis. 'I looked at that forecast [Monday] morning and thought it is eerily similar to the forecast last May in Middle Tennessee when the flood hit Nashville.'

Last year, Nashville's Cumberland River crested at 51.86 feet, its highest mark since 1937. Twenty-one people were killed in Tennessee, including 10 in Davidson County.

For now, TVA's Walsh and Jeff House, who works with Walsh, will watch the new storm system carefully, trying to help river flood managers know how much rain the Tennessee River and its tributaries must absorb and how much power might be needed as the system moves in and out of the utility's seven-state region."

timesfreepress
Quoting SeALWx:


I thought you said you were gonna keep these pearls...

Oh, that was no pearl; that was more like a Swarovski crystal. ;-)

Storm chasers, of course, don't like the forested and hilly Southeast; it'll be interesting, then, to see how many show up for today's festivities.
does anyone remember the 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak?


Alot of rain in the Memphis region


WOW Louisville off the chart
Tornado reported on ground. Listen live. Chattanooga.
Link
Anyone paying attention to the fact that a tornado is going right through Chattanooga right now?
Link
Quoting FlyingScotsman:
Anyone paying attention to the fact that a tornado is going right through Chattanooga right now?
Link


The Weather Channel is reporting on it, so I imagine a lot of people are watching. They just mentioned it, right now.
Quoting emcf30:


WOW Louisville off the chart

Suddenly, I'm glad I didn't go to Louisville for business... I would be there right now if I had gone.
No chasers are streaming from that area this morning... bunch of plains weenies. :-o
Complete Update





Information only, If your listening to the live feed I posted, the left speaker will be Chattanooga City Fire / Police and the right speaker in Hamilton County SO / Fire / EMS. You can turn one or the other off if you woulds like. Sounds CRAZY right now.
Quoting goosegirl1:


The Weather Channel is reporting on it, so I imagine a lot of people are watching. They just mentioned it, right now.


Yeah, I just meant anyone on this blog, cuz no one seemed to be commenting on it--that changed about the time I posted, though.

Thankfully it doesn't look right now like it was too big.
Quoting FlyingScotsman:


Yeah, I just meant anyone on this blog, cuz no one seemed to be commenting on it--that changed about the time I posted, though.

Thankfully it doesn't look right now like it was too big.
A precursor for what is coming later today..Link
Quoting DestinJeff:
Finally ... sorry OT, but finally:

Link

That'll never satisfy the crazies. Oh, well...
Quoting DestinJeff:
Finally ... sorry OT, but finally:

Link

I for one am surprised it took them so long to buy a copy of the Photoshop

And what are you doing browsing FauxNews DJ???
772. flsky
I'll be watching from the Ponce Inlet jetty. Supposed to be monster traffic jams if you're going anyplace close Titisville. Another fun place to watch is from the Crabby Joe's pier in DBS.
I guess everyone woke up and realized... it's happening again. We had 2 warned cells within 20 miles last night, very unusual weather for this area and we are in the bull's-eye again today. I may have to break out the blow dart to calm down the yorkshire terrorist :) I will keep checking back here as the day wears on, but it looks like another long day (and night).
SPC has posted a special video update regarding today's potential tornado outbreak:

Link
775. flsky
Quoting flsky:
I'll be watching from the Ponce Inlet jetty. Supposed to be monster traffic jams if you're going anyplace close Titisville. Another fun place to watch is from the Crabby Joe's pier in DBS.


(this is in reference to someone asking about the launch on Friday. ONCE AGAIN my post didn't show up right. Sheesh.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Anyone heading to KSC for the launch on Friday?

I'm flying into Dunn airpark in Titusville a few hours before launch, then right back out after. The road traffic will be too crazy this time.
Quoting FLdewey:

I for one am surprised it took them so long to buy a copy of the Photoshop

And what are you doing browsing FauxNews DJ???

The comments on there are HIGHLY amusing. I saw one asking for copies of his "adoption papers" and "passports".

Don't the crazies have something better to do?
Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think this looks like a hook forming just south of Russelville, Alabama?
Link
Quoting DestinJeff:
Finally ... sorry OT, but finally:

Link


that's just a link to a story with a picture of it. Why won't you show us the original DestinJeff?? What are you hiding??
Quoting emcf30:
SPC has posted a special video update regarding today's potential tornado outbreak:

Link


That didn't sound so good- I will definately be checking back.
Quoting KeysieLife:
Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think this looks like a hook forming just south of Russelville, Alabama?
Link

I don't see it on the velocity images, so no.
Quoting BobinTampa:


that's just a link to a story with a picture of it. Why won't you show us the original DestinJeff?? What are you hiding??
+1 for LOL
Click Images to Access Link:


What time is the shuttle launch Friday?
Quoting Neapolitan:

That'll never satisfy the crazies. Oh, well...

Number 1 in Cable News. Hey, number 1 is number 1. Would you like my to provide the link? :-)

Just another disgruntled government employee. Sounds like someone's taking a personal day to view the launch. Yippee.
Quoting jeffs713:

The comments on there are HIGHLY amusing. I saw one asking for copies of his "adoption papers" and "passports".

Don't the crazies have something better to do?

LOL!

What I always wondered was that he's had a passport for a while... I know when I got my passport I had to give them a certified copy of my birth certificate.

I can't wait to see what they say next... the crazies keep me entertained. Except for Palin; She scares the %$#! out of me. :-O
Quoting jeffs713:

I don't see it on the velocity images, so no.


Sorry, I put the trcks overlay on and it's showing the cell to the west as a vortex sig...

Link
Quoting BobinTampa:


that's just a link to a story with a picture of it. Why won't you show us the original DestinJeff?? What are you hiding??

AAAaaaaahahahahaha!

JOTD!
In a country that as a whole, is bipolar, manic depressive, and schitzophrenic, I don't think that being number 1 in cable news is something to shout about. And beyond that, cable news (on BOTH sides) is terribly slanted, biased, and incomplete information. If you want to know what is really going on, get a sampling of sources, not just one (biased) source.
I live here in T-ville... we will wait until 15 minutes before the launch and sneak the 1/2 mile down to the river for the launch... then we'll slink back... bikes and feets don't fall prey to the massive traffic issues...

Quoting KeysieLife:


Sorry, I put the trcks overlay on and it's showing the cell to the west as a vortex sig...

Link
Many of the cells in the SE as of late have had vortex sigs. Once a cell cracks about 30k feet, it almost *has* to have a vortex sig to maintain its structure. With the shear these storms have, the concern is those mesocyclones getting bent and turning into tornadoes. Looking at those cells, I would be mostly concerned with hail and straight line winds, but watchful for tornadoes (likely EF0-EF2)
Quoting jeffs713:
In a country that as a whole, is bipolar, manic depressive, and schitzophrenic, I don't think that being number 1 in cable news is something to shout about. And beyond that, cable news (on BOTH sides) is terribly slanted, biased, and incomplete information. If you want to know what is really going on, get a sampling of sources, not just one (biased) source.

It's really entertainment. For the most part. Ranks first.
SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS CAMP SPRINGS MD
1027Z WED APR 27 2011

GOES-EAST RSO WILL RUN FROM 1315Z UNTIL 28/0345Z..IN SUPPORT OF
HIGH RISK OUTLOOKD PER SPC AND THE ON-GOING THREAT FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL/POSSIBLE FLOODING CONDITIONS TODAY INTO TONIGHT.
Morning all. Murfreesboro is N AL, am I right?

[sigh]It looks like another round today....

Anyway, I'll be in later, but gotta make a run or two today, so can't sit by the computer the way I'd like.

Hydrus, all u other guys in the area where the wx is ongoing, stay safe!

And for my compatriots in Caymans, Cuba, and TCI.... a little more rain [just a little more, mind you, not torrents] would be appreciated in our area. However, it's only a few weeks to the end of the dry season. I don't think we will be dry for that much longer...
OTIB is one thing, politics another.
Weather blog pollution...
Quoting DestinJeff:
Don't you see? This release of the BC is so well-timed! How convenient that it comes exactly 8 days before Cinco de Mayo, which by the way happens to be the anniversary of George Soros' speach on Social Justice given -- guess where -- yep....Kenya!

Well, I for one am skeptical. And you should be, too. Unless you buy some gold from Goldline. I've trusted Goldline since they started paying me to, and I'll bet you a dollar (which aint worth much, you know what I'm sayin'?) to a donut that this so-called Birth Certificate happens to get "lost" sometime on its way back to the files in Kenya -- oops, I mean hawaii.


I hope you have seed for your Crisis Garden. Revolution starts soon!

In all seriousness, Why did Obama release it today? I would have let Trump parade around like a dope for another couple months. This marginalizes Trump which helps Republicans.
Quoting DestinJeff:
Don't you see? This release of the BC is so well-timed! How convenient that it comes exactly 8 days before Cinco de Mayo, which by the way happens to be the anniversary of George Soros' speach on Social Justice given -- guess where -- yep....Kenya!

Well, I for one am skeptical. And you should be, too. Unless you buy some gold from Goldline. I've trusted Goldline since they started paying me to, and I'll bet you a dollar (which aint worth much, you know what I'm sayin'?) to a donut that this so-called Birth Certificate happens to get "lost" sometime on its way back to the files in Kenya -- oops, I mean hawaii.

There ya go! Now you're talking.
Quoting BahaHurican:
Morning all. Murfreesboro is N AL, am I right?

[sigh]It looks like another round today....

Anyway, I'll be in later, but gotta make a run or two today, so can't sit by the computer the way I'd like.

Hydrus, all u other guys in the area where the wx is ongoing, stay safe!

And for my compatriots in Caymans, Cuba, and TCI.... a little more rain [just a little more, mind you, not torrents] would be appreciated in our area. However, it's only a few weeks to the end of the dry season. I don't think we will be dry for that much longer...
TN
If you plant your gold IN your crisis garden you kill 2 birds with one stone.

MMMmmm mmmm can't wait for those golden grahams!
Quoting FLdewey:
If you plant your gold IN your crisis garden you kill 2 birds with one stone.

MMMmmm mmmm can't wait for those golden grahams!

LOL.

Nabisco, or General Mills?
Quoting atmoaggie:
SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS CAMP SPRINGS MD
1027Z WED APR 27 2011

GOES-EAST RSO WILL RUN FROM 1315Z UNTIL 28/0345Z..IN SUPPORT OF
HIGH RISK OUTLOOKD PER SPC AND THE ON-GOING THREAT FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL/POSSIBLE FLOODING CONDITIONS TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

Unusual for them to run RSO on a land-based system... looks like the SPC is (justifiably) concerned.

Quoting BobinTampa:


I hope you have seed for your Crisis Garden. Revolution starts soon!

In all seriousness, Why did Obama release it today? I would have let Trump parade around like a dope for another couple months. This marginalizes Trump which helps Republicans.

Yes, but by stopping the whole thing now, Obama looks to be the one that is "keeping the focus" and "resisting distraction". Its allowing Obama to frame the discussion on larger-concern topics, rather than distract with trivial banter. In addition, by taking away one topic, you know Trump is going to come up with some other massive McLargeHuge conspiracy, and keep the GOP fractured. Its a matter of letting an adversary go down an unknown road, or to control the conversation. I'll take controlling the conversation any day.
Link to "the certificate".
Quoting cat5hurricane:

LOL.

Nabisco, or General Mills?
Isn't Golden grahams Keebler?
Quoting kwgirl:
Isn't Golden grahams Keebler?
nope, General Mills. (yes, I looked it up)
Quoting kwgirl:
Isn't Golden grahams Keebler?

I don't think so. But who knows, this was 15 years ago when I was just a little kid when Grandma would pour me a glass of milk and give me a handful of them to dip. Good times!
Quoting jeffs713:
nope, General Mills. (yes, I looked it up)
LOL I should have known better. I don't buy cookies, I bake them. Much better:-)
Quoting SeALWx:
Link to "the certificate".


That could be faked over the weekend.

This is the internet.
812. Jax82
Mmmm toasty.

Quoting RandomText:


That could be faked over the weekend.

This is the internet.
Everything is believable; All it take is to believe.


Tornado reported on the ground Charleston, TN. Moving towards Knoxville
OTIB™
Quoting RandomText:


That could be faked over the weekend.

This is the internet.
I had just read a book by Robin Cook where his character tries to debunk alternative medicine and runs into the same brick wall. He proposed the idea that once you are convinced that something is like it is, no amount of evidence to the contrary will change your mind. I have found a lot of parallels to that theory, this "birther" belief is a prime example. I think it makes people look like idiots. When hit with the proof, they still believe it is fake. Go figure.
Quoting kwgirl:
I had just read a book by Robin Cook where his character tries to debunk alternative medicine and runs into the same brick wall. He proposed the idea that once you are convinced that something is like it is, no amount of evidence to the contrary will change your mind. I have found a lot of parallels to that theory, this "birther" belief is a prime example. I think it makes people look like idiots. When hit with the proof, they still believe it is fake. Go figure.

Along those same lines...

The cake is a lie.

In other news... any more word from Chattanooga?
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Quoting aquak9:
OTIB™
What does OTIB mean?
OMG... the blog is GOLDEN this morning.... thanks to nea, fldewey, sealwx, cat5, DJ, bob, rasta, et al... for adding a sparkle to my a.m...... LOL
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Quoting BahaHurican:
OMG... the blog is GOLDEN this morning.... thanks to nea, fldewey, sealwx, cat5, DJ, bob, rasta, et al... for adding a sparkle to my a.m...... LOL


Quoting DestinJeff:


The blog is at OTIB:CON 10 right now.
I know this is dating me, but ... does OTIB mean "On the inside beat" ? Cool...
Quoting kwgirl:
I had just read a book by Robin Cook where his character tries to debunk alternative medicine and runs into the same brick wall. He proposed the idea that once you are convinced that something is like it is, no amount of evidence to the contrary will change your mind. I have found a lot of parallels to that theory, this "birther" belief is a prime example. I think it makes people look like idiots. When hit with the proof, they still believe it is fake. Go figure.
We have our parallels in the weather world.... do I need to go down that road?

But even in "hurricane lore" we've seen the pple who continue to believe folklore... like "it'll never hit Tampa"....[fit in whatever place name you like] to their eternal detriment....

I guess that kind of thinking is part of the human condition.
Quoting jeffs713:

Along those same lines...

The cake is a lie.

In other news... any more word from Chattanooga?
Chattanooga is a lie. Are you sure it exists?
Much less, that anything notable happened there if it does?
yeah- Just paid paypal to trademark OTIB™ and I don't even know what it means
thanks 4 the Murfreesboro tip, btw... I thought it was down near Huntsville. TN is one of the few Southern states I've not yet visited, so please excuse my ignorance...
wtvc tv streaming live from chattanooga tn
I thought OTIB was Off Topic In Blog.... am I wrong? [Again? Twice in one morning? like... amazing... :o)]
* OTIB Oregon Transportation Infrastructure Bank
* OTIB One Team In Bristol
* OTIB Orlando Tourist Information Bureau (Florida)


http://www.acronymfinder.com/OTIB.html
Quoting BahaHurican:
I thought OTIB was Off Topic In Blog.... am I wrong? [Again? Twice in one morning? like... amazing... :o)]
DUH!! Of course! Very appropiate in DJ usage. That's why I don't do well texting.
This is an excellent page. It shows the radar forecast of todays outbreak...Link
Quoting kwgirl:
DUH!! Of course! Very appropiate in DJ usage. That's why I don't do well texting.
FWIW, IDK WTH is going on.
Is it gonna rain in Houston/Galveston areas ever
Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
* OTIB Oregon Transportation Infrastructure Bank
* OTIB One Team In Bristol
* OTIB Orlando Tourist Information Bureau (Florida)


http://www.acronymfinder.com/OTIB.html
How about-Omit The Idiotic B.S.... I made this up by the way...It is not directed toward anyone..:)
water lines are beginning to break underground due to the drought stricken ground shifting.
Power outages as well along the coast because of dirt and salt buildup on insulators and powerlines. Reason for all 4 shutdowns of Refinery and chemical plants yesterday in Texas City, TX and outages on Bolivar Penninsula and west end of Galveston.
Quoting RitaEvac:
Is it gonna rain in Houston/Galveston areas ever


Not anytime soon it appears.
Quoting RitaEvac:
Is it gonna rain in Houston/Galveston areas ever
Only if we offer the proper prayers and sacrifices to the rain gods.
Quoting BahaHurican:
OMG... the blog is GOLDEN this morning.... thanks to nea, fldewey, sealwx, cat5, DJ, bob, rasta, et al... for adding a sparkle to my a.m...... LOL


Good Morning friend. Already 89 here in orlando and it's only 11am with 65% hunidity. That means the heat index is 96. Hot day ahead here.
Quoting hydrus:
How about-Omit The Idiotic B.S....:)

I like that one,,,, Stay safe everyone

Some places may get close to 100 here in the Orlando area today. The forecast from The Weather Channel is for 96 today but heck it's already near 90. The record is 95 today I believe. This is some unbelievable heat for April.
I'm gonna wishcast in June for a major blowup in the Gulf and have it steered right my way, It'll just have to flood, sorry it's time for water.
This GFS run has more rain on tap for already flooded areas...Link
Del Rio hit record high of 111 yesterday, and that heat and instability wasn't even enough to bust the cap for crying out loud
Quoting RitaEvac:
I'm gonna wishcast in June for a major blowup in the Gulf and have it steered right my way, It'll just have to flood, sorry it's time for water.
If it floods, the drought may not be broken long-term... much of that rainwater runs off, and doesn't soak in deep.
I'm looking for short term, we gotta get water on this ground.
I just got a call earlier today from a friend in San Juan and he said the rain there has been extreme with some places picking up 6" of rain in 3 hours. Very early to get this much rain in PR. Yeah there's lots of rain in ARK and KY but people in PR are getting pounded as well.
Pine bark beetle gonna be killing the pine trees all over again just like in 2009.
New blog...