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Violent EF-4 tornado causes severe damage at St. Louis' airport

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:25 PM GMT on April 23, 2011

A violent EF-4 tornado ripped through St. Louis near 8pm local time Friday night, severely damaging Lambert International Airport. The airport, the world's 30th busiest, may be closed for several days. The tornado ripped off the roof from Concourse C, blew out more than half of the windows in the main terminal, and moved an aircraft that was parked at a gate twenty feet. So far, only minor injuries due to flying glass have been reported from the tornado. The tornado also passed over nearby residential areas, causing severe damage. The National Weather Service office in St. Louis has rated the damage from the St. Louis tornado EF-4, making the twister the first violent EF-4 tornado of the year. Softball-sized hail also pelted three towns in Missouri--Hermann, Big Spring, and Warrenton--during Friday night's severe weather outbreak. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged 24 tornado reports Friday in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky. The cold front responsible for triggering last night's severe weather will remain draped over the nation's mid-section for the next three days, and a slight risk of severe weather is predicted along a swath from Texas to Ohio both Saturday and Sunday. A more substantial risk of severe weather is likely on Tuesday through Wednesday, as a new, more powerful spring storm system gathers strength over the Midwest.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity image of the EF-4 St. Louis tornado taken near 8pm local time on Friday, April 22, 2010. This image is from the high-resolution Terminal Doppler Radar (TDR) at the St. Louis Airport, and shows very fine details of the tornado, which displays a classic hook echo here.


Figure 2. Radar Doppler velocity image of the St. Louis tornado taken near 8pm local time on Friday, April 22, 2010. This image is from the high-resolution Terminal Doppler Radar (TDR) at the St. Louis Airport, located at the "+" sign on the image. Green colors denote areas where precipitation is moving towards the radar, and red and yellow colors show where precipitation is moving away from the radar. Pink colors are bad data regions. The small couplet of greens right next to reds is where the tornado was, since the tight vortex had winds moving towards the radar and away from the radar. The area marked "RFD" shows where a Rear-Flank Downdraft (RFD) was occurring behind the tornado. The downdraft hit the ground to the west of the radar site and spread out in all directions, creating a diverging area of winds moving both towards and away from the radar. An area of air flowing into the tornado on the SE side is marked "Inflow." Thanks go to Dr. Rob Carver, wunderground's tornado expert, for annotating this image.


Figure 3.
Remarkable video from a security camera at the St. Louis airport showing the roof being torn off Concourse C.


Figure 4. Severe damage characteristic of at least a strong EF-2 tornado is apparent from this helicopter view of residential St. Louis neighborhoods taken by KMOV.

Jeff Masters
Lambert St. Louis Tornado Damage
Lambert St. Louis Tornado Damage
Taken after the good friday tornado at Lambert Field St.Louis, MO

Tornado

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Reader Comments

Quoting 1900hurricane:
Well, this graphic is concerning.....



Is that Cairo in Illinois? The junction of the Ohio/Mississippi Rivers? Last week I predicted flooding upstream near the Missouri/Illinois/Wisconsin Rivers' junctions at the Mississippi. Now there's rain expected in all those areas and possible snow lingering upstream. The lower Mississippi should watch out for some severe flooding come this May and June. The jet stream will place more storms along that track. Just take a look at the CPC hazards assessment.



Memphis, Tennessee:

Strong tornado vortex signature headed for the Lake Possum Kingdom area, prayed for rain well they got it and possibly more
Look at this huge low level moisture plume headed up eastern Texas and wester Louisiana to merge with the front.


Radar

I doubt it's even raining there, but it shows up on the radar. Brownsville was doing this all morning, but much weaker.

Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri are all going to get yet another big wave of torrential rains and severe storms several hours from now when that starts to merge.
BahaHurican
...Actually, my uncle and family are in Nassau for Easter.... lol

{in da big city all dress up in Easter finest...}

Your swirl looks a mite cloudier than mine... it's been pretty still here all afternoon, but overcast...

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It's been mostly clear skies today, we may have gotten a "trace" of rain last night (or at least a very HEAVY dew...)

Bar. here still over 1015, so I will sleep ok, with both eyes closed tonight.

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Spoke at length with my sister in Athens Ohio this afternoon, and their most recent "crest" in the river there passed today at 3 ft. above flood stage, she would gladly send rain somewhere else... of course all that water is headed down the Ohio River.
Yazoo City, Ms 1 year ago today



Ah... the sweet sweet sound of rain.... at last... lol
Reported By: Robert Hettchen
Tornado
Time 2011-04-24 22:24:00 UTC
Notes: just filmed large violent multi vortex 5 miles to my north on 283. was stilll on the ground moveing east. hail to baseballs as well

from spotter network
x-91L should have a few hours of low shear, and most of the dry air has dissipated now. After that there is some strong upper level westerlies headed it's way, which will shear off any convection it manages to build over the night. Hard to tell exactly how much strength the LLC has left, but it isn't anywhere close to what it was a few days ago (still showing near TS gusts at the buoy it passed last night though).

Quoting BahaHurican:
Ah... the sweet sweet sound of rain.... at last... lol
91L has not given us any rain in South Florida yet. It's been Partly Cloudy all day. Which direction is 91L naked swirl headed? NW?
91L is currently headed W. I don't know if it will make it to Florida, but there is a slight chance.

91L died like two days ago...
Quoting CatfishJones:
91L died like two days ago...


No just considerably weakened LLC floating around into warmer waters with a short time-frame of low shear, then it dies.

@ sammy...

Looks that way. Hopefully we'll get a few more nice showers like that one we just had. Dunno how far west it's going to drift before it fizzles, though.
Funny how things work out. Ordinarily the people here are rooting for tropical disturbances and cyclones to dissipate, yet now they're rooting for the survival of one.

Don't mind me. I'm just being facetious. Happy Easter everyone!
Quoting sammywammybamy:
91L has not given us any rain in South Florida yet. It's been Partly Cloudy all day. Which direction is 91L naked swirl headed? NW?


I have the center near 23N 74W, and estimate it's moving 15kts to 20kts.

The thing a few degrees back is just a naked feeder band.

The blob back a dozen degrees or so east is a different feature all together.

91L's LLC should pass 80W in 21 to 27 hours.
Wow, very mean looking supercells over Texas...a couple are tornado-warned right now

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southplains.php
I just picked up 2.03 inches of rain from a solid sea breeze thunderstorm here by Tampa Bay. This is some of the earliest I can remember for sea breeze thunderstorms like this. All the local MET's were just saying "brief spotty showers" but we have had torrential rain, strong winds and tons of lighting. A long line of storms fired up across all of Tampa Bay but we got the some of the heaviest here.


The models indicated this because we have lots of unstable air with cold air aloft and a strong lift index. I have seen a lot heavier rain than this before, but still impressive rain at 2 to 3 inches per hour at one point considering the PWAT isn't nearly as high is it gets when the rain season really gets cranking, but amazing for late April.
I don't care what the little yellow icon says. O7 is tornadic, possibly on the ground (0.5 MRV here) and about 38 miles due west of Fort Worth.

Quoting Jedkins01:
I just picked up 2.03 inches of rain from a solid sea breeze thunderstorm here by Tampa Bay. This is some of the earliest I can remember for sea breeze thunderstorms like this. All the local MET's were just saying "brief spotty showers" but we have had torrential rain, strong winds and tons of lighting. A long line of storms fired up across all of Tampa Bay but we got the some of the heaviest here.


The models indicated this because we have lots of unstable air with cold air aloft and a strong lift index. I have seen a lot heavier rain than this before, but still impressive rain at 2 to 3 inches per hour at one point considering the PWAT isn't nearly as high is it gets when the rain season really gets cranking, but amazing for late April.


On the east coast, West Palm Beach looks to be reaping the benefits of a nice little band coming in off the Atlantic. Dry as a bone up here though. Hoping the 40% chance on Tuesday and again on Thursday gives me something.
I wonder if this TVS could hold together and eventually end up affecting the Fort Worth area...





Close up.
Quoting aquak9:
I don't care what the little yellow icon says. O7 is tornadic, possibly on the ground (0.5 MRV here) and about 38 miles due west of Fort Worth.



Might be the cell the Tornado Titans are chasing on TVN.
Very bad hail storm in Oklahoma headed into Arkansas. Top of the scale reflectivity.
524- your V2 is the same cell as my O7, I just posted about. Could head a tad north, clip the northern suburbs of FtWorth.

About dang time they put a TVS sig on it.

StAug- afraid at this point, our rains will come with a name.
Quoting StAugustineFL:


Might be the cell the Tornado Titans are chasing on TVN.


hey man, how you doin'? everytime I try to watch the chasers, it breaks up, video stops, sound breaks in and out. Real frustrating.

Looks like a long ugly week ahead. Flooding, severe...oh give me Season%u2122 any day of the week. At least then we're not getting EF2's and 3's on a nearly daily basis.
Quoting aquak9:
524- your V2 is the same cell as my O7, I just posted about. Could head a tad north, clip the northern suburbs of FtWorth.

About dang time they put a TVS sig on it.

StAug- afraid at this point, our rains will come with a name.

Yep, same one, I just posted a bit slow trying to get the right radar image. Looks like it could be getting rain-wrapped too. Could be a very dangerous situation if there is a tornado there, especially with nightfall coming soon.
Quoting aquak9:


hey man, how you doin'? everytime I try to watch the chasers, it breaks up, video stops, sound breaks in and out. Real frustrating.

Looks like a long ugly week ahead. Flooding, severe...oh give me Season™ any day of the week. At least then we're not getting EF2's and #'s on a nearly daily basis.


Doing well. Happy belated Easter! Some of the feeds cut in/out on me as well. I usually target the ones with the most viewers.

I lived many a year in the midwest and have family/friends in MO, IA, and OK. Always staying abreast of the conditions in those areas during severe weather outbreaks. My sisters house was struck by an EF2 on the 4th of July several years back and a good friend of mine had a near miss on the recent EF4 in STL.

I'll take rain from a named storm so long as it has TS before it.
Does a bad tornado season,relate to a bad hurricane season?
Quoting 1900hurricane:

Yep, same one, I just posted a bit slow trying to get the right radar image. Looks like it could be getting rain-wrapped too. Could be a very dangerous situation if there is a tornado there, especially with nightfall coming soon.


Cell V2 is totally rain-wrapped right now. Lowest MRV not showing the circulation anymore, but on up from there, it's still quite evident. Obviously bopping up and down, let's hope for more of the UP and not DOWN.
Quoting FirstCoastMan:
Does a bad tornado season,relate to a bad hurricane season?


NO.
ok,thanks aquak9 :)
TWC just said there was 3 to 4 inch hail in Abilene airport today, and 4.5 inch hail south of there.


4.5 inch hail.

My goodness.

That's about 1.6 lbs each hail stones.

Could easily kill you if it hit you in the head.
Tornado Watch #196 just got expanded to include the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Quoting RandomText:
TWC just said there was 3 to 4 inch hail in Abilene airport today, and 4.5 inch hail south of there.


4.5 inch hail.

My goodness.

That's about 1.6 lbs each hail stones.

Could easily kill you if it hit you in the head.

After going back and looking at the radar, it looks like it was caused by the exact same storm that we're watching right now.
with a VIL of 75, heck yeah that's gonna be some massive hail.
Think about it, I got that weight based on the density of water-ice.

Now 1.6 pounds is roughly 25 ounces.

A can of chili is 16 ounces.

So it's like 1 and 1/4 of 20oz bottles of water per stone to make 4.5 inches hail.
91L died like two days ago say goodbye to it!!
Quoting RandomText:
Think about it, I got that weight based on the density of water-ice.

Now 1.6 pounds is roughly 25 ounces.

A can of chili is 16 ounces.

So it's like 1 and 1/4 of 20oz bottles of water per stone to make 4.5 inches hail.


I'm getting a vision of cans of Hormel Chili falling from the sky...
Quoting aquak9:


hey man, how you doin'? everytime I try to watch the chasers, it breaks up, video stops, sound breaks in and out. Real frustrating.

Looks like a long ugly week ahead. Flooding, severe...oh give me Season%u2122 any day of the week. At least then we're not getting EF2's and 3's on a nearly daily basis.


Hey wet pup... How are ya???
Quoting earthlydragonfly:


Hey wet pup... How are ya???


DUDE!!! long time no see! Wow, good to have ya back in the Wu-World.

Man oh man, we heading to neutral? with THAT list of names again? So I suppose you'll be around for Season™ this year, eh?
Quoting aquak9:


I'm getting a vision of cans of Hormel Chili falling from the sky...


Cloudy with a chance of Chilli
Quoting aquak9:


DUDE!!! long time no see! Wow, good to have ya back in the Wu-World.

Man oh man, we heading to neutral? with THAT list of names again? So I suppose you'll be around for Season™ this year, eh?


Oh yeah I will be around for the drama... And we are bone dry here in Orlando.. Looks like the set up could be in place for mother nature
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oh yeah D'fly, like I was sayin' to StAug, we're liable to get our rains with a name this year. But ya'll down in Orlando, ya'll done had a coupla good bouts of rough storms already this year, darn near back-to-back.

Spring season's been a heckuva lot worse than I had imagined. And we still gotta get thru next week....sigh....
Quoting sammywammybamy:
91L's Ghost

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oh hell no!!! who's the first poster I see there? It's HIM!!! and looks like he's got another breeder right next to him!

Lord help us...
Quoting aquak9:
oh yeah D'fly, like I was sayin' to StAug, we're liable to get our rains with a name this year. But ya'll down in Orlando, ya'll done had a coupla good bouts of rough storms already this year, darn near back-to-back.

Spring season's been a heckuva lot worse than I had imagined. And we still gotta get thru next week....sigh....


Next week could have easily had a name.. And you know the vacuum theory I have... Where one goes... They all go.. Mostly due to the big weather seems to set up like the BH
Quoting aquak9:


oh hell no!!! who's the first poster I see there? It's HIM!!! and looks like he's got another breeder right next to him!

Lord help us...


Aqua ima private message you... one minute..
Warning has been out for awile but there is a confirmed tornado on ground 5 miles N of Waldron

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
736 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN LOGAN COUNTY IN WESTERN ARKANSAS...
NORTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN WESTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

* AT 734 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS SEVERE
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OLIVER...OR 9 MILES WEST OF WALDRON. DOPPLER
RADAR SHOWED THIS SEVERE STORM MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE...
WALDRON... OLIVER... CARDIFF...
WINFIELD... OLIO... HON...
GRAYSON... ELM PARK... WHITE OAK MTN...
WALDRON MUNI ARPT... WALDRON LAKE... TATE...
PLEASANT HILL... PILOT KNOB... MONTGOMERY MTN...
LONE ELM... KNOPPERS FORD REC AREA...
JACK CREEK REC AREA..
Quoting aquak9:


I'm getting a vision of cans of Hormel Chili falling from the sky...


Chili caster! lol
998 surface low in New Mexico
Evening, managed to give away all of my chocolate Easter stuff today. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Here we go again: Round Three.


Finished my public budgeting final exam tonight
(for better or for worse!) Whoo hoo.

Those who need the rain the most still aren't getting it.



NO DOUBTER NOT EVEN LABELED YET
I'm out, ya'll. D'fly, really good to see ya.

ya'll behave.

Go in peace, carry on.


JUST GOT LABELED Y8

Should have a vortex signature coming very quickly
take care water pup
Very bad cell headed directly for Fort Worth, can't miss.

65 reflectivity and 3 inch per hour rainfall rates, probably hail or nearly tornadic. It was tornadic about an hour ago anyway.
That's either a tornado or one hell of a hail storm ESE of Abilene again, and it is not labeled. Max reflectivity again.
567. beell
ABI - Abilene
BWD - Brownwood
SJT - San Angelo




MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0560
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0848 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2011

AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS W-CENTRAL THROUGH N-CENTRAL/NE TX.

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 196...

VALID 250148Z - 250345Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 196 CONTINUES.

CONTINUE WW ALONG/E OF BKN BAND OF SVR TSTM CLUSTERS FROM PRX AREA
ACROSS SWRN PORTIONS DFW METROPLEX TO COLEMAN COUNTY...AND ISOLATED
CONVECTION SW SJT.

EXCEPT FOR SWRN SUPERCELL...LOCATED OVER COLEMAN COUNTY AS OF
0130Z...OTHER TSTMS IN BAND EXTENDING NEWD TO N-CENTRAL TX HAVE
BECOME OUTFLOW-DOMINANT
. 45 KT GUST WAS MEASURED AT DTO...WITH
ESTIMATED 52 KT GUSTS REPORTED NEARBY IN DENTON/GRAYSON COUNTIES
WITH TSTM CLUSTER NOW OVER FANNIN COUNTY. ADDITIONAL TSTM
CLUSTER...MOVING EWD BETWEEN FTW-SEP TOWARD SRN PORTIONS DFW
METROPLEX..ALSO MAY PRODUCE SVR GUSTS. TORNADO THREAT MAY PERSIST
WITH ANCHOR STORM BETWEEN ABI-BWD FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO GIVEN ITS
RELATIVELY UNIMPEDED INFLOW
...AND FAVORABLE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN
ENOUGH DIABATIC COOLING OCCURS TO LOWER LCL...BUT NOT TOO MUCH TO
RENDER INFLOW PARCELS ELEVATED. LONGEVITY OF THIS ACTIVITY IS
UNCERTAIN GIVEN EFFECTS NOT MEASURABLE AT AVAILABLE SCALES...I.E.
STORM-SCALE BALANCE BETWEEN INCREASING ENVIRONMENTAL MLCINH AND
INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF MESOCYCLONE. STRENGTHENING LLJ AND RELATED
MOISTURE TRANSPORT MAY HELP THIS ACTIVITY TO PERSIST FOR ANOTHER 2-3
HOURS AT LEAST AND/OR ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT NEAR SJT...IN WHICH CASE
A FEW COUNTIES MAY NEED TO BE ADDED TO WW TO ITS ESE.

OVERALL SVR THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH OVER REMAINDER WW AREA AFTER
ABOUT 04Z...AS MLCINH CONTINUES TO INCREASE WITH TIME AND WITH SEWD
EXTENT. HOWEVER...ELEVATED TSTMS MAY FORM OVER PORTIONS
N-CENTRAL/NW TX...N OF COLLECTIVE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY FROM CURRENT
CONVECTION...WITH POTENTIAL FOR HAIL.

..EDWARDS.. 04/25/2011
Wow.

That cell is so bad.

3 inches per hour, about half the size of a county.

4 inches per hour for 3 pixels by 3 pixels on the radar, maybe a few miles or so square.
569. flsky
Quoting Chicklit:
Evening, managed to give away all of my chocolate Easter stuff today. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Here we go again: Round Three.


Finished my public budgeting final exam tonight
(for better or for worse!) Whoo hoo.

Those who need the rain the most still aren't getting it.

Congrats w/your exam. These poor people in TX, MO, etc., are just not getting a break. This is incredible! Keep your heads up everyone, and be safe!
Next weeks drought monitor map well show improvement at least in parts of north and central Texas
571. flsky
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


What if 91L tries to re-develop

Don't worry, just be very aware. Oh, and prepare.
Quoting DARPAsockpuppet:
Next weeks drought monitor map well show improvement at least in parts of north and central Texas
*Sarcasm Flag On* Thanks A Lot Front, So you give North Texas all the rain, and we don't get a drop... Seriously! we need it so much more, Come on Jet Stream, Dip enough to at least let one Trough get to us...*Sarcasm Flag Off*
But Seriously, This is getting rediculous, Hate this drought...
Still 10 States Under Extreme Drought...
575. JRRP
Quoting plywoodstatenative:
nice to see you make yourself at home again JRRP, so whats going on lately.

jejejejej good good
Test

O-6 in Parker co. near Weatherford approaching Tarrant county and Ft Worth, hail estimated at >4 in, maybe some rotation




Definitely trouble!

That's a classic looking supercell. I'm surprised there isn't a tornado warning on it with that hook.
Yeah there is a tornado there, for sure.

post 578, TVS just went up.
This is the current warning out for that cell:

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1105 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2011

TXC367-250430-
/O.CON.KFWD.SV.W.0139.000000T0000Z-110425T0430Z/
PARKER TX-
1105 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2011

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 PM CDT
FOR PARKER COUNTY...

AT 1105 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF WEATHERFORD...MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
WEATHERFORD AROUND 1120 PM CDT...
HUDSON OAKS AROUND 1125 PM CDT...
WILLOW PARK...ANNETTA NORTH...ANNETTA AND ALEDO AROUND 1130 PM
CDT...

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 395 AND 422...
I-30 NEAR MILE MARKER 1.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT MONDAY MORNING
FOR NORTHEASTERN TEXAS.

&&

LAT...LON 3272 9800 3283 9795 3293 9783 3295 9756
3255 9756 3261 9794 3263 9801
TIME...MOT...LOC 0405Z 249DEG 26KT 3271 9788

$$
Looks to be heading right for Ft. Worth
Hook is much less prominent now. It looks like the storm is just having a hard time sustaining a good solid updraft needed for a tornado with the loss of surface heating. It did look really good not too long ago though.
Ft Worth is in trouble.
St. Louis Again....

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Warning up northeast...sooooo long winter!

New York City and New Haven, CT to be in the
77-80F range today Monday but with some thunderstorms too.
The good news is rainfall isn't quite as heavy in Northwest Arkansas as the radar is telling us. The radar says Ft. Smith has about 10 to 12 of rain fallen so far but They have had more around 4 to 5 inches. Still very heavy, but at least the radar is overdoing it compared to actual rain totals. Probably a lot of bright banding from hail cores.



Tune for the NIGHT CREW
g'morning dayshift.

Is there gonna be enough coffee to get us thru this week?
Quoting aquak9:
g'morning dayshift.

Is there gonna be enough coffee to get us thru this week?


Morning:-

Not a soul on here for nearly 4 hours.

Lets see if we can finish the week a bit calmer than we are stating it.

A few nasty looking storms about?
hi plaza

has today been a good day so far?- our sun is only hinting at the horizon here in the US

could be an ugly week in store, I hope I am being overdramatic (as I have often been accused of) but sorry, yes a bad week ahead.

hope your sun is smiling over there.
595. MahFL
Quoting KoritheMan:
Funny how things work out. Ordinarily the people here are rooting for tropical disturbances and cyclones to dissipate, yet now they're rooting for the survival of one.

Don't mind me. I'm just being facetious. Happy Easter everyone!


Thats not exactly true, we all like to see Hurricanes.
We had a lot of rain last week,5 inches at least in Toledo, near Madrid yesterday quite a bit of flooding.

The processions in Seville had to be cancelled due to heavy rains for the first time in 80 years on Good Friday.

I think we are going to get a strange summer this year here as well and you are going to suffer all sorts of nasty storms according to predictions.
Hope you only see them and don't have too much trouble with them.

I think you could get hurricanes in May this year but thats only me thinking.
grabbed snippets from the SPC:

...ARKLATEX REGION ENEWD INTO THE LOWER/MID MS VALLEY...
COMPLEX -- BUT POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT/DANGEROUS -- SEVERE WEATHER EVENT IS UNFOLDING FOR THIS AREA FOR DAY 2 /TUE. AND EARLY WED./. STORMS WILL LIKELY BE ONGOING AT THE START OF THE PERIOD...SHIFTING EWD/ENEWD INTO THE OH/TN VALLEYS ALONG WITH ONGOING SEVERE POTENTIAL.

GREATER SEVERE THREAT FOR THIS REGION HOWEVER WILL EVOLVE LATER IN THE DAY...AS AN INITIAL SHORT-WAVE TROUGH DEPARTING NEWD IS FOLLOWED BY A SECOND/DIGGING FEATURE SHIFTING QUICKLY SEWD OUT OF THE ROCKIES AND INTO THE SRN PLAINS.

AS THIS OCCURS...BACKING/INTENSIFYING LOW-LEVEL FLOW FIELD IS FORECAST...WITH A 70-PLUS KT LOW-LEVEL JET TO SHIFT EWD FROM NE TX ACROSS AR/LA DURING THE EVENING...BENEATH MID-LEVEL WLYS INCREASING TO 70 TO 80 KT. STORMS SHOULD INITIATE DURING THE AFTERNOON ACROSS NE TX AND QUICKLY BECOME SUPERCELLULAR...WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND TORNADOES EXPECTED.

Quoting MahFL:


Thats not exactly true, we all like to see Hurricanes.


Mah- as a Duval County native, you embarrass me.
599. MahFL
Quoting aquak9:


Mah- as a Duval County native, you embarrass me.


I ain't a Duval native.
no, I imagine not. I'd figure probably Putnam or Clay, maybe St Johns even.

Statements like that are only to incite. One should use better judgement.

If your county needs shelters this year? I'll be there setting them up for the Red Cross. Then see how much you wanna see a hurricane.
Quoting aquak9:
no, I imagine not. I'd figure probably Putnam or Clay, maybe St Johns even.

Statements like that are only to incite. One should use better judgement.


And so should you with a statement like this, just as embarassing IMO.
603. IKE
Drama on the blog....er....on an early Monday morning! WOOHOO!

5 day QPF....over an inch of rain here! Another WOOHOO!!!!!!!!




Quoting IKE:
Drama on the blog....er....on an early Monday morning! WOOHOO!

5 day QPF....over an inch of rain here! Another WOOHOO!!!!!!!!





Don't need no drama,,,, no no no drama drama
Happy Easter Monday
OK, no drama... perhaps just a little cognitive disinhibition...
How accurate are the storm totals on the NWS radars? From south of Tulsa to Fayetteville and north have had 10-12 inch's of rain so far, no wonder they have flash flood warnings up.
91L getting convection going again over the Bahamas. With all that warm water in the GS and GOM and the sub tropical jet to the south it will have a chance for something in the GOM
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Is that ex-91L?
Quoting AussieStorm:

Is that ex-91L?
renments of it some convection forming this am looks like some rains for the bahamas maybe s fla. as well
sorry about the DUH'rama
heh heh heh
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