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Where's spring? Third winter storm in a week hitting Northern U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:52 PM GMT on April 15, 2013

Are we worthy of spring? That's the question residents of much of northern tier of states must be asking themselves this week. The winter of 2012 - 2013 refuses to give way to spring over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, where snow will once again rule the skies this third week of April. Although the U.S. had an unusually warm winter during 2012 - 2013, ranking as the 20th warmest since 1895, March and the first half of April have been below average in temperature, with March 2013 ranking as the 43rd coldest March in the 119-year record. Two separate April snowstorms have set all time snowiest-day records at two major cities in the Northern Plains, with the latest record to fall the all-time snowiest day for Bismark, North Dakota. On Sunday, Winter Storm Xerxes walloped Bismark with 17.3" of snow, beating the city's previous all-time snowiest day record of 15.5" on March 3, 1966. Sunday's powerful blizzard brought heavy snow, gusty winds of 30 - 40 mph, and near-zero visibility to much of North Dakota, forcing the closure of the entire 350-mile stretch of I-94 through the state on Sunday and Monday morning. Heavy snow and white-out conditions on I-94 in Minnesota closed an additional portion of the freeway in that state, due to a semitrailer crash. Just last week, Winter Storm Walda brought Rapid City, South Dakota its snowiest day on record on April 9, when 20.0" fell at the airport. The 28.2" of snow during April 2013 is now the second snowiest April at the Rapid City Regional Airport, surpassed only by April 1970 when 30.6" of snow fell.


Figure 1. What a difference a year makes: snow was almost non-existent in the Upper Midwest on April 15 last year, but there is plenty this year. Image credit: NOAA.

Spring a slow-show
The cold weather this spring in the Upper Midwest has not been remarkably intense, but it has been unusually persistent, with few breaks from the colder than average conditions. In Fargo, North Dakota, the warmest day so far this year has been 43°F, and the city appears poised to record its latest 50°F on record. According to the NWS in Fargo, the latest day Fargo has hit 50°F was April 17, 1881. The current forecast calls for the temperature to remain below 50° through at least April 24. In Grand Forks, ND, the warmest it has been this year is a chilly 40°F (on January 10.) Spring has also been a slow-show in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where the 2.3" of snow that fell on Marquette on Sunday brought the seasonal total snowfall over 200"--the first time since the winter of 2007 - 2008 the city has eclipsed that mark. The snow depth in the city is 38", the deepest snow this late in the year since 1980. Marquette's warmest temperature so far this year has been 47°F on March 29. Since Marquette usually records their first 50° reading by March 15, they are a month behind schedule. The latest 50° reading since record keeping began in 1961 was April 26, 1965. The latest forecast calls for the temperature to come close to 50° on Monday, then stay below 50° for the succeeding week, so Marquette may beat its record for latest 50° temperature.

Winter not done with the Upper Midwest yet
Winter isn't done with the region yet--a new slow-moving winter storm called "Yogi" is developing over the Rockies of Northern Colorado. The storm promises to bring up to a foot of snow to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and a swath of 6+ inches to portions Northern Colorado and Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota by Thursday. This storm also has the potential to cause one of the year's largest severe weather outbreaks; NOAA's Storm Prediction Center is already calling for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather for Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri on Wednesday.

Other interesting wunderblogs
It's also been a persistently cold April in Alaska, as weather historian Christopher C. Burt notes in his latest post.

Wunderblogging meteorologist Lee Grenci has an interesting post on why last week's severe weather outbreak had so few tornadoes, despite the presence of a strong cold front and plenty of moisture and thunderstorms.

Jeff Masters
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The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

Reader Comments

Thanks for the blog
that picture looks amazing...how many feet did they get?
Thanks Doc.The 2012 snow depth graph just shows how "snowless" it really was.What a difference a year makes.Glad the drought is getting some help.
Thanks Doc. Look forward to your prediction this year..:)
We're back in the game
what happened to WU???
Thanks Doc !!
Thanks Jeff...
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
This is data courtesy of Patrick Marsh with the SPC:

* Every Day 3 Moderate Risk has remained a Day 2 Moderate Risk or was upgraded to a Day 2 High Risk.
--> Means no Day 3 Moderate Risk has ever been overforecast.

* Every Day 3 Moderate Risk remained a Day 1 Moderate or High Risk.

* 30% of 10 Day 3 Moderate Risks were upgraded to a Day 1 High Risk.

I wouldn't say that. Just because the convective outlook didn't ever drop below a moderate risk doesn't mean that there haven't been some pretty bad busts, such as April 24, 2007.







Test post.
Thanks Doc..Server error appears to be
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
what happened to WU???



not sure it was like evere thing got re set or some in but it looks like where back now
Yes..its the CFS model..for kicks and giggles (maybe?)

Precipitation Models








Thanks for the new blog Dr. Masters..
At one time I lived in Marquette and that was the snowiest place I've ever been..
But the beautiful White Birch trees
more than made up for it..
Also of note..
I understand from what I've been reading that flooding in the Northern Plains is more than possible because of a late melt and continious breaking snowfall records so far this year making for a late plant and shorter season as well..
Thanks again..
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
what happened to WU???


What?
Quoting hydrus:


I'm loving this.
Thank you Dr. Masters... Lost you for a bit.
Thank you Dr. Masters... Lost you for a bit.
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Thanks for the new blogpost - and pity for all those poor people who still have to suffer winter! In Germany we just enjoyed two summerlike days. Nature is exploding after this long delay of spring. Have a nice day everyone!


Actual temps (in Celsius) - enlarge.
Loving the cooler weather down in Central Texas every 4-5 days. 90 today, but upper 60's later this week with lows upper 30's to low 40's... LOVING SPRING!!!!
"One day, You'll look, to see I've gone...But tomorrow may rain so, I'll follow the sun" Hope you like my singing during the lull...
Quoting hydrus:


Great news for FL's drought situation as multiple Gulf Lows have really helped the drought across the state over the past few weeks.
Well Spring's defiantly here in Florida today, seasonal weather coming today.


I am in confusion ... I have this strange sensation when I go outside today ..I can't really describe it ... Its not really warm like it is indoors .. but its really strange . Its something I haven't experienced in nearly a year...


We hit 16° / 61° Today ... been way too long !!!!!
washington...Pinky truce.?
This is Dr Masters past blog for Levi and those who missed post 882 and see what is his take on what ECMWF has on the April MSLP update.
Thank You Dr. Every year has a different twist to it depending on various factors and the relative position of the jet stream come Springtime. All I know is that hundreds of thousands of Florida residents (past & present) are/have been transplants from up North who grew tried of the some of the brutal winters. Shoveling snow every year, and in a year like this, can be pretty tedious.

I have known over 100 such folks/families over the years and several now who came to Florida (from Northern climates) for College or visits and decided to stay; lots of bartenders in the Florida Keys in this category............ :)
Thanks for the new blog Dr Masters
Here some storm pics from yesterdays storms as they rolled from West Orlando and to the coast. I actually had hail accumulate in my yard. First time I've seen hail like that here since 1999 and never seen rain as heavy as we had yesterday.




Quoting 1900hurricane:

I wouldn't say that. Just because the convective outlook didn't ever drop below a moderate risk doesn't mean that there haven't been some pretty bad busts, such as April 24, 2007.









This was a bad bust: April 11, 2005



Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Here some storm pics from yesterdays storms as they rolled from West Orlando and to the coast. I actually had hail accumulate in my yard. First time I've seen hail like that here since 1999 and never seen rain as heavy as we had yesterday.




That would put your eye out kid...
Keeping my eye on a broad low pressure the GFS is forecasting at 174 HRS

Quoting pcola57:
T


T... (testing?)
Hey Pcola

Quoting bryanfromkyleTX:
Loving the cooler weather down in Central Texas every 4-5 days. 90 today, but upper 60's later this week with lows upper 30's to low 40's... LOVING SPRING!!!!


Hey welcome to the WU member club (I just made that up btw...)

hi..
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


T... (testing?)
Hey Pcola
Read you loud and clear.
Quoting StormTrackerScott:


Great news for FL's drought situation as multiple Gulf Lows have really helped the drought across the state over the past few weeks.


Well not so much in Southwest Florida. South of Tampa we are still dry.
Quoting FtMyersgal:


Well not so much in Southwest Florida. South of Tampa we are still dry.


You guys had some good rain though the first week in April but I know what you mean with temps pushing 90 now and with several days of no rain then you are back at square one.
Quoting Thrawst:


This was a bad bust: April 11, 2005




I was just pointing out Day 3 Moderate Risks that ended up busting, but yeah, that one is pretty bad.
Quoting FunnelVortex:
Keeping my eye on a broad low pressure the GFS is forecasting at 174 HRS



The models are seeing something the last 24 hrs ... have been informed its nothing tropical I guess we will see in a week

But Africa is starting to send Moisture ..

Wide view of the Tropical Atlantic in rainbow

American robins don't look anything like UK robins. I guess the early European colonisers weren't into birdwatching.

European robin





Good morning guys! Thanks for the blog doc.

Looking forward to the upcoming outbreak not too much action outside of the southeast so far!
I bless the rains down in Africa...
Quoting yonzabam:
American robins don't look anything like UK robins. I guess the early European colonisers weren't into birdwatching.

European robin





What a beautiful bird
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
I bless the rains down in Africa...


I'm pulling out my rain dance <3
The NAO is heading for territory we haven't seen in quite some time over the next couple days:



Looks like it may come back down shortly after the spike though.
Quoting weatherh98:


I'm pulling out my rain dance <3
Or just listen to "TOTO"
Quoting MAweatherboy1:
The NAO is heading for territory we haven't seen in quite some time over the next couple days:



Looks like it may come back down shortly after the spike though.


Well there goes the warm MDR
Quoting yonzabam:
American robins don't look anything like UK robins. I guess the early European colonisers weren't into birdwatching.





If you discovered a new bird species, what would you call it?

To some extent, it makes sense just to use terms you are already familiar with, rather than to sit around and think of a name which is both descriptive and totally unique.

Sailors would be more likely to be fishermen, soldiers, or carpenters, rather than highly educated biologists.
back to normal now... testing...
Looks like a server problem.......Dammit Jeff, I'm a doctor, not a magician....
Test, test, testing..... are we live
Thanks Dr. Masters!

Spring has somewhat sprung today. A temp of 66f and it isn't even 1pm EDT yet.
Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
Test, test, testing..... are we live
I'm alive and that's all...
Wow, big Joe and Ryan Maue Twitter feeds are on an anti-AGW rampage today

Link

Link

Don't shoot the messenger...just sayin !!
Quoting FunnelVortex:
Keeping my eye on a broad low pressure the GFS is forecasting at 174 HRS



12Z pretty much kills it

sort of topical..



Blog is having some issues today.
Quoting Chucktown:
Wow, big Joe and Ryan Maue Twitter feeds are on an anti-AGW rampage today

Link

Link

Don't shoot the messenger...just sayin !!


You Know they will
Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Blog is having some issues today.
We will survive.......Ah,Ah,Ah,Ah, Stayin' alive
broken once again... Im out..
NAM is looking very bullish for severe weather in the Texas section of the warm sector for Wednesday. The 12Z run has what appears to be a right-moving supercell/pack of supercells developing along the Red River and tracking SE along I-45 that afternoon/evening.



Now, with the event still a couple of days out, specifics like this don't hold much weight. This however, does.



Notice the lower 700 mb temps over northern Texas. Those lower temps coupled with the present theta ridge indicates an atmosphere ripe for storm development and with little capping.



Gut says it's probably too bullish.
Before I go to bed. I thought I would repost this from the last blog since it finished not long after I posted it there.

My new Video. Enjoy, like and share.



Goodnight all
Quoting weatherh98:


Well there goes the warm MDR
MDR is actually forecast to warm for the next 2 weeks as the high over the atlantic moves north decreasing the trade winds.
Its 95 degrees and i love it feels nice to 104 that we had a couple of days back
Stand Clear !

Blog resuscitation commencing !
LOL I had thought we were all banned LOL...well anyway..sunny and HOT here today,hopefully the afternoon sea breeze will kick in and give us a shower later on.
Quoting Gearsts:
MDR is actually forecast to warm for the next 2 weeks as the high over the atlantic moves north decreasing the trade winds.


Look at that wild swing up and down.

hardly anything on radar right now..........
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Look at that wild swing up and down.

Quoting LargoFl:
hardly anything on radar right now..........
Yep....Pretty quiet afternoon in Florida Largo
lots of rain on tap according to the CMC for the south





Well you can tell by the way I use my walk
I couldn't get back on here for about half an hour. I know that there is an on going attack on sites that use WordPress. Wonder if this is caused by that?
Never did clear here yesterday and it looks like more of the same for today.
Peeked outside and saw the Sun through a break in the clouds. They are moving at a good clip. Forecast for today is 63 and 50% chance of rain.

Thanks for the new blog Doc,
Quoting PedleyCA:
I couldn't get back on here for about half an hour. I know that there is an on going attack on sites that use WordPress. Wonder if this is caused by that?
Never did clear here yesterday and it looks like more of the same for today.
Peeked outside and saw the Sun through a break in the clouds. They are moving at a good clip. Forecast for today is 63 and 50% chance of rain.

Ped.We all had the same problem...Let's get it on, oh baby
Quoting VR46L:
Stand Clear !

Blog resuscitation commencing !


Thank You for using your paddles...... lol
Quoting PedleyCA:


Thank You for using your paddles...... lol


LOL .... Good one Ped :P

Quoting Chucktown:
Wow, big Joe and Ryan Maue Twitter feeds are on an anti-AGW rampage today

Link

Link

Don't shoot the messenger...just sayin !!

Same nonsense, different day. They just get more apparent credibility for it now because it felt cooler outside to them lately.
Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Blog is having some issues today.


Is someone trying to convince fellow bloggers to come to their house and check out their "weather tools?" LOL! WordPress is down, too.....just a thought.
Quoting Gearsts:


Anything on Levi's twitter about the ECMWF MSLP April forecast?
if only we had cape

Quoting ncstorm:
lots of rain on tap according to the CMC for the south







that would be dangerous.
Quoting Chucktown:
Wow, big Joe and Ryan Maue Twitter feeds are on an anti-AGW rampage today

Link

Link

Don't shoot the messenger...just sayin !!


I am not the brightest crayon in the box, but if someone clearly states they are "pro global warming" I doubt they would go on an a rampage against the subject. Again, just sayin...
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Anything on Levi's twitter about the ECMWF MSLP April forecast?
Nothing.
Quoting PedleyCA:
Little Wing
"The Wind Cries Mary"
Quoting Gearsts:
MDR is actually forecast to warm for the next 2 weeks as the high over the atlantic moves north decreasing the trade winds.


Wow, what a dipole.
What's it showing Gearsts?
Quoting muddertracker:


Is someone trying to convince fellow bloggers to come to their house and check out their "weather tools?" LOL! WordPress is down, too.....just a thought.


When the site was down this morning I checked with one of the Security Blogs I follow and found a Blog about an on going attack on Word Press sites.

Word Press Attack
Quoting FirstCoastMan:
What's it showing Gearsts?
The last pic is showing below normal shear across the MDR
Quoting nofailsafe:


Wow, what a dipole.


Here is a real good look at the tripole.

Sorry I meant to say what is the ECMWF MSLP April forecast showing...thanks
Hydrus stay alert down there................SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC086-151915-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0020.130415T1831Z-130415T1915Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
231 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 230 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER WEST CENTRAL MIAMI-DADE
COUNTY...AND MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
NEAR FORTYMILE BEND AND US 41
RURAL WESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH AND
OR LARGE HAIL. FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL IS
ALSO POSSIBLE. IF THE STORM APPROACHES YOUR LOCATION, SEEK SHELTER IN
AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
CENTRAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 445 PM EDT

* AT 242 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED THAT 2 TO 3 INCHES
OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN OVER AROUND THE COUNTRY WALK AND REDLAND
AREAS DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS. THE STORMS WILL BE MOVING
VERY SLOWLY TO THE EAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS WHICH
COULD PRODUCE ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO.
IF THE RAINFALL RATES INCREASE MORE THAN FORECAST...THEN A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING MAYBE NEEDED FOR THIS AREA.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE
SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS,
STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW
LYING SPOTS. RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE ELEVATED WATERS LEVELS IN CANALS
AND DITCHES.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS
OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. RUNOFF MAY ALSO ELEVATE WATER LEVELS IN
CANALS AND DITCHES.
Latest Euro forecast for MSLP in the Atlantic is not promising for big number forecasts.

Quoting FirstCoastMan:
Sorry I meant to say what is the ECMWF MSLP April forecast showing...thanks
High pressure everywhere.
Quoting MississippiWx:
Latest Euro forecast for MSLP in the Atlantic is not promising for big number forecasts.

The question is why is the model seeing below normal activity.
Always in motion, the future is

MSLP forecasts, or any forecast beyond a few months out that look into the "heart of the season" often hold little bearing to what we may actually see. It can and will change. For reference sake, here's April 2012.
Levi has some interesting post on his twitter.Link
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Always in motion, the future is

MSLP forecasts, or any forecast beyond a few months out that look into the "heart of the season" often hold little bearing to what we may actually see. It can and will change.


Good point because look what occurred on last years April forecast,high pressures everywhere and we know the results of the season.

Quoting CybrTeddy:
Always in motion, the future is

MSLP forecasts, or any forecast beyond a few months out that look into the "heart of the season" often hold little bearing to what we may actually see. It can and will change.


While they may not be totally accurate, the ECMWF forecasts have shown some skill this far out. However, the ECMWF did show something similar to this last year and we ended up with 19 named storms. Of course, the ACE did not reflect what you would typically expect from 19 tropical systems (because of our weak/subtropical systems). Part of the reason for the ECMWF's blown forecast last year was its forecast of El Nino conditions. Since that never panned out, the above average MSLP forecasts were blown. It is interesting that the ECMWF is forecasting above average MSLP for this season without forecasting an El Nino.
Quoting Gearsts:
Levi has some interesting post on his twitter.Link


Very good tweets there. I wonder where will Levi go with the models when he does his next Tropical Tidbit.
Levi Cowan‏@TropicalTidbits1m
Also worth noting that qualitatively at least, seasonal models suck when amplitude of ENSO is weak (near neutral, neither big Nino nor Nina)Levi Cowan‏ @TropicalTidbits9m
The forecast situation is getting more interesting now, as some models disagree with the Euro, but the Euro tends 2 be skillful with tropics
Two explosions! Boston marathon finish line. Dear god not again.
Well, this is part of the Euro's issue with placing above average MSLP:





Since we haven't had an El Nino since 2009, odds are favoring an El Nino sometime soon. However, the cold phase of the PDO will continue to make that transition to Nino conditions difficult.

I personally believe neutral conditions will be in place during the heart of the season, with a possible transition to weak El Nino during the winter. Again, I just have a difficult time believing that a significant El Nino could develop between now and hurricane season with the PDO bearing down on the Nino regions.
My thoughts go to the scared people in Boston
Quoting MississippiWx:


While they may not be totally accurate, the ECMWF forecasts have shown some skill this far out. However, the ECMWF did show something similar to this last year and we ended up with 19 named storms. Of course, the ACE did not reflect what you would typically expect from 19 tropical systems (because of our weak/subtropical systems). Part of the reason for the ECMWF's blown forecast last year was its forecast of El Nino conditions. Since that never panned out, the above average MSLP forecasts were blown. It is interesting that the ECMWF is forecasting above average MSLP for this season without forecasting an El Nino.


Plus 1, A very accurate and well thought out post.

That is why I am holding strong at 18/9/2 for my forecast. I believe that vertical stability will again be an issue, however it may not be as much an issue as we saw in 2012. I should add to my forecast an error of margin of error for the major hurricanes in my forecast of plus or minus 1 to 2 major hurricanes.
(CNN) -- Florida, already threatened with sinkholes, now has a new terror: rat-sized, tire-puncturing snails.

African Snails in Florida
Boston explosions result in injuries

Marathon
117. VR46L
Quoting PedleyCA:
(CNN) -- Florida, already threatened with sinkholes, now has a new terror: rat-sized, tire-puncturing snails.

African Snails in Florida


Yikes !! Scary stuff ... wonder could they be used the way the french use l'escargot ...

Wunderblogger masshysteria Is hosting & posting about the Boston explosions..if anyone is looking to discuss that.



Someone in Melbourne put this up from lastnight's storm. It was a show..
Quoting VR46L:


Yikes !! Scary stuff ... wonder could they be used the way the french use l'escargot ...



They carry nasty diseases or so that article said. I have one word, ewwww.
Boston Marathon explosions: Police confirm explosion near finish line



BOSTON At least one explosion struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, police and witnesses said.

The explosion occurred as thousands of runners finished the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, with crowds watching and cheering at the finish.

Reporters in the media center heard a blast.

"There was an explosion, police, fire and EMS are on the scene. We have no indication of how many people are injured," a spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department said.

A spokesman for the Boston Marathon told reporters that no one would be allowed in or out of the hotel that was serving as headquarters for the event.

Mike Mitchell of Vancouver, Canada, a runner who had finished the race said he was looking back at the finish line and saw a "massive explosion."

Smoke rose 50 feet in the air, Mitchell said. People began running and screaming after hearing the noise, Mitchell said.
121. VR46L
Quoting PedleyCA:


They carry nasty diseases or so that article said. I have one word, ewwww.


Yeah I know .. Disgusting idea !
very preliminary... Storms possible in the plains
Bad, bad injuries...people with no legs...at the Boston marathon. No doubt many fatalities.
Quoting PedleyCA:
(CNN) -- Florida, already threatened with sinkholes, now has a new terror: rat-sized, tire-puncturing snails.

African Snails in Florida
Gators gonna love'em...real tasty
The snails are isolated to the Miami-Dade County area, says Feiber. Experts don't know exactly how they were first introduced to the United States. It's thought they may have hitched rides aboard incoming travelers' luggage. Or some of them may have been intentionally carried into the country as pets -- and then released.
Just saw video of the explosion on CNN. So messed up... My thoughts and prayers are to the people affected by the explosion.
looks like south florida is getting some good rains today..
My prayers to all...


Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

130. VR46L
Quoting LargoFl:
The snails are isolated to the Miami-Dade County area, says Feiber. Experts don't know exactly how they were first introduced to the United States. It's thought they may have hitched rides aboard incoming travelers' luggage. Or some of them may have been intentionally carried into the country as pets -- and then released.


Hope it stays that way vermin and pests have a habit of multiplying and spreading !
I wonder, could those be gas line explosions?..
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Seriously now...why would people do this???
come on...
There's a lot of hate in this world.
*Sigh*

The public really doesn't need another reason to be afraid of going outside. This is terrible. Hope all is okay.
135. VR46L
Quoting LargoFl:
I wonder, could those be gas line explosions?..


I hope so ! Its easier to deal with it being an accident than bombs ... trust me on that ...
Quoting FLwolverine:
There's a lot of hate in this world.


it's not even safe to be outside the door anymore... My Goodness!
Fox News %u200F@FoxNews 1m
WATCH: At least 3 killed, dozens injured including 10 amputations as blasts rip Boston Marathon finish

:(...

CNN Breaking News %u200F@cnnbrk 1m
19 people treated at Massachusetts General Hospital; conditions unknown.

Obama has been notified..."Whatever assistance in necessary"
Definitely sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston today. I'm quite a ways SW of the city but still pretty scary seeing such an awful event so close to home. I haven't heard of any fatalities yet, but unfortunately some really gruesome injuries.

Edit: If post 137 is accurate than unfortunately there are fatalities.
Terrorist attack in Boston.
Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Terrorist attack in Boston.


terrorists...??? Not sure
12 dead...I doubt it..
CNN) -- Two large explosions rocked an area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, injuring at least six people and spewing wreckage in its wake.

Smoke billowed into the air at Copley Square, turning a site of celebration into a mess of destruction.

Crowds had gathered in the area to watch the runners.

At least four people were being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.



Blasts near Boston Marathon finish line It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts. Authorities rushed to assist the injured and close off the scene.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Lenox Hotel was evacuated, the Boston Globe reported, as authorities looked into possible security concerns.

Video from the moment of one of the blasts showed some people who appeared to be knocked over and then got up, but the video did not clearly show spectators who may have been closer to the site of the blast.

Mike Baingon, who works at the Atlantic Fish Company, said an explosion took place in front of the restaurant and that he was right by the front door at the time.

The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race's nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The race was halted after the explosions as was subway service into the area.

Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.

In New York City, authorities stepped up security as well "until more about the explosion is learned," Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said.

Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


it's not even safe to be outside the door anymore... My Goodness!
From everything I've read, that's part of a terrorist's goal - not just causing death and destruction but also making everyone else afraid.
I only hear 2 confirmed and up-to-date fatalities so far. Multiple channels and Boston police just said this.
Ericka Miller %u200F@Ericka_Miller 35s
Breaking: Boston PD reporting 2 dead, 22 injured in explosions at Boston marathon.

*28 now
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


terrorists...??? Not sure
12 dead...I doubt it..


I'm hearing this was a terrorist attack on several channels.
right now CNN is reporting 2 dead according to Boston police..there were no potential threats either before the race..

today was supposed to be the missile launch from North Korea..hope this is not tied to it..
Please check your information before you post and also PLEASE POST info on The Boston Marathon in your own blog or one of the blogs set up for it..Thank you.
Quoting auburn:
Please check your information before you post and also PLEASE POST info on The Boston Marathon in your own blog or one of the blogs set up for it..Thank you.


this is a national event and we cant talk about it here?..
There were two explosions,people reported seeing two packages in front of the stores where the explosions occur,pretty sure this is not a gas explosion,the explosions occurred in front of the stores.Such a great day here in Boston,destroyed by unbalanced evil people.Prayers go out to the people hurt.Local tv reports have not reported deaths as yet.Not sure where that report of 12 people dead came from.
trying to change topic...

Rapid City, SD ...another very hard snow-hit city...

1012 AM MDT MON APR 15 2013 /1112 AM CDT MON APR 15 2013/

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TUESDAY EVENING AND
CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* MAIN HAZARD...SNOW AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE.

I expect much more than this...maybe 3x as more in nearby places, expect accumulation nearly two feet from Yogi
Quoting auburn:
Please check your information before you post and also PLEASE POST info on The Boston Marathon in your own blog or one of the blogs set up for it..Thank you.

This is a national, major event on a day with no active, life-impacting weather. I'm sure Dr. Masters doesn't mind.
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:



a explosion...(apparently)



Seriously now...why would people do this???
come on...

It is really sad that things like this have to happen in this world.Too early to tell whether it is an act of terrorism. I pray that its not. My heart goes out to all of the people affected by this.
 
I heard that there is now extra security at NYC now, Max.
Quoting ncstorm:


this is a national event and we cant talk about it?..


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports of deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..
Man, these storm over me blew UP... I'm in the 55

Quoting Tornado6042008X:

It is really sad that things like this have to happen in this world.Too early to tell whether it is an act of terrorism. I pray that its not. My heart goes out to all of the people affected by this.
 
I heard that there is now extra security at NYC now, Max.


yes... check my blog...
I'll answer your question there...
The Eastern & Central US sure looks wet.

Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports of deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..


Okay..I didnt read back on the blog so I didnt know about any photos but yes I totally agree with that..

Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports of deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..

Ok thank you for clarifying
Deleted to be posted at a more appropriate time.
Thank you Everyone!!!
Aub,is right please keep the graphics pictures away,but there are confirmed deaths,but numbers are not known.Another sad day for this country.

The SPC put the 5% tornado risk back in for today, after removing it at their last outlook.



No storms have fired in the area yet, they should start soon though.

Quoting auburn:


We have kids in here and some of the Photos are getting gruesome and also some of the reports if deaths are unconfirmed..just trying to not let this get out of control,Discuss it is fine..but please put the Photos and unconfirmed news in other blogs..

Well, define the word kid.

I just found out what happened and I'm shocked. Prayers go out to those affected.

On a weather note, it got up around 70F today, a first in a long while.
Oh My God
@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled
Quoting wxchaser97:

Well, define the word kid.

I just found out what happened and I'm shocked. Prayers go out to those affected.

On a weather note, it got up around 70F today, a first in a long while.


If got up to 65F myself, still sitting there. Feels good on the bones after such persistent cold. Cloudy all day but not bad. My rain should start soon, dark clouds rolling in.
Quoting Slamguitar:


If got up to 65F myself, still sitting there. Feels good on the bones after such persistent cold. Cloudy all day but not bad. My rain should start soon, dark clouds rolling in.
Slam..Turn on your TV
A watch is being considered for parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Mesoscale Discussion 478

I know people who would run the Boston Marathon in the past, not sure if they were there today though.
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@4cast4you
"Confirmed explosion at JFK library, need resources over there" - scanner traffic

@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled


the fire at the JFK library is not a bomb..not related to the boston marathon
Keep in mind during the immediate aftermath of a story like this innaccurate reports are frequently made.
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Slam..Turn on your TV


I've had it on since I got back from my run 30 minutes ago. Absolutely terrible. Fighting back tears as I think of those runners, onlookers, and their families. Commented on it a ways back.


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
I live just 30 miles away from there...
Wonder if anyone has noticed the person on the building where the explosion happened?

Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
I agree Max... But us Americans are in shock,and pissed, at the attacks that happen in our great USA... It makes me cry that people can be so cruel in the world.
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
@4cast4you
"Confirmed explosion at JFK library, need resources over there" - scanner traffic

@AP: BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled


Haven't heard about an explosion at the JFK library.
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Haven't heard about an explosion at the JFK library.

Even though it says it's from scanner traffic, it's probably just misinformation. I'll take it down and stick to official new agencies.


Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes Boo boo...2 feet of snow!



________

Guys, I know how shocking this is and many of you want to make a post about what happened in Boston, MA. Remember all this is a weather blog. We should not go deep into this on Dr. Master's blog...

Im talking from experience here... The Newtown, CT Shooting...
Yet another named winter storm by the Weather Channel. Mother nature really trying to make up for the 2011-2012 winter.
Quoting Doppler22:

That link is not working for me


its working now..
FAA is issuing a flight restrictions over the bomb site in Boston
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
I agree Max... But us Americans are in shock,and pissed, at the attacks that happen in our great USA... It makes me cry that people can be so cruel in the world.


Yes I understand, how do you think I felt after I heard 20 kids and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school? - devastated!

you are up for some severe weather today..watch out

I remember rumors on 9/11 that the State Department had been bombed. So stories like the JFK library need to be taken with caution.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
433 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

FLZ067-068-168-152115-
COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY FL INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL METRO PALM
BEACH COUNTY FL
433 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN PALM
BEACH COUNTY...FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM
45 TO 55 MPH...UP TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 431 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM HOBE SOUND
BEACH TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOBE SOUND TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
INDIANTOWN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT...
CALOOSA...
TEQUESTA...
JUPITER...
NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT...
JUNO BEACH...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH...UP
TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...OR A COMBINATION OF
THESE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED
KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE
WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW AROUND
UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

RESIDENTS NEAR THE PATH OF SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL
STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
Authorities are confirming that the explosions were caused by bombs.

At least one other explosive device has been recovered.
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
432 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

FLC086-152100-
/O.CON.KMFL.SV.W.0023.000000T0000Z-130415T2100Z/
MIAMI-DADE FL-
432 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT
FOR SOUTHEAST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY...

AT 431 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HOMESTEAD MIAMI
SPEEDWAY...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58
MPH...LARGE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. STAY
INSIDE AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER OR DAMAGE TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
OR YOUR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN MIAMI.
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Yes I understand, how do you think I felt after I heard 20 kids and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school? - devastated!

you are up for some severe weather today..watch out



not trying to be harsh or rude but people are going to talk about this..nothing is happening in weather right now that outweighs this event..
Quoting indianrivguy:
Man, these storm over me blew UP... I'm in the 55


Had small hail here on Hutchinson Island.
Quoting Tornado6042008X:


Yet another named winter storm by the Weather Channel. Mother nature really trying to make up for the 2011-2012 winter.


it looks like to be so...

Yogi, I remember Taz was the first one one to comment about it early this morning...
Tornado watch issued.


WOUS64 KWNS 152038
WOU8

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 108
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
340 PM CDT MON APR 15 2013

TORNADO WATCH 108 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ARC007-015-033-047-087-131-143-160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

AR
. ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BENTON CARROLL CRAWFORD
FRANKLIN MADISON SEBASTIAN
WASHINGTON


OKC001-005-013-019-021-023-027-029-041-049-061-063 -067-069-077-
079-085-087-091-095-097-099-101-107-111-121-123-12 5-127-133-135-
137-145-160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

OK
. OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN
CARTER CHEROKEE CHOCTAW
CLEVELAND COAL DELAWARE
GARVIN HASKELL HUGHES
JEFFERSON JOHNSTON LATIMER
LE FLORE LOVE MARSHALL
MAYES MCCLAIN MCINTOSH
MURRAY MUSKOGEE OKFUSKEE
OKMULGEE PITTSBURG PONTOTOC
POTTAWATOMIE PUSHMATAHA SEMINOLE
SEQUOYAH STEPHENS WAGONER


TXC077-097-121-133-181-237-337-363-367-429-497-503 -160400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.130415T2040Z-130416T0400Z/

TX
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CLAY COOKE DENTON
EASTLAND GRAYSON JACK
MONTAGUE PALO PINTO PARKER
STEPHENS WISE YOUNG


ATTN...WFO...TSA...FWD...OUN...
Quoting ncstorm:


not trying to be harsh or rude but people are going to talk about this..nothing is happening in weather right now that outweighs this event..


there are many things going on in weather...
check the NWS site
adding to what wxchaser97 said...


TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF
FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS TO 20 MILES SOUTH OF MINERAL WELLS TEXAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

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.

DISCUSSION...SCATTERED INTENSE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED
WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS...NEAR A SURFACE FRONT AND DRYLINE
ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA INTO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...BEFORE SLOWLY
DEVELOPING NORTHEASTWARD THIS EVENING. LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS MAY BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER THREATS
INITIALLY...BUT...BY EARLY EVENING...THE RISK FOR TORNADOES PROBABLY
WILL INCREASE WITH STRONGEST STORMS.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.
guys,i've been listening to live reports all afternoon,there are no further explosions.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC099-152130-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0024.130415T2039Z-130415T2130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
439 PM EDT MON APR 15 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 435 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12 MILES NORTH OF TEQUESTA
TO 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF TEQUESTA TO 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTH
COUNTY AIRPORT...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT...
TEQUESTA...
JUPITER...
NORTH COUNTY AIRPORT...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH AND
OR LARGE HAIL. FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL IS
ALSO POSSIBLE. IF THE STORM APPROACHES YOUR LOCATION, SEEK SHELTER IN
AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&
Quoting NEwxguy:
guys,i've been listening to live reports all afternoon,there are no further explosions.
I sure hope you are correct....... These kind of attacks make me lose hope in humanity, but then I remember it is such a very small percentage that do these terrible things... I try and hope that I think that I am a very civil person... But when these kind of attacks happen, whether on one person or many... My civility disappears and I say hang them by their ****... Sorry.
News Conference just said there was a 3rd explosion at JFK Library
The Boston Police Commissioner confirms there was an explosion at JFK Library.
Quoting Doppler22:
News Conference JUST SAID there was a 3rd explosion at JFK Library


Yes, Boston Police Commissioner doing press conference just reported that on ABC news..TA was right..
Oh my god....So many innocent people injured... It could have been us, friends or family...So terrible
The JFK Library:
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
Definitive terrorist attack.
Here is a video of the explosion if anyone wants to watch it, warning of course for content.

Link
yep,it was just confirmed that an explosion at the JFK Library,is it connected who knows,but too much of a coincidence.Boston at this point is shutting down,hospitals are being closed to all visitors,Bruins game has been canceled. We just don't know whats happening up here.We pray nothing further happens.
per my nws

850MB JET IS VERY
IMPRESSIVE WITH THIS SYSTEM WITH NEARLY 90 KTS INDICATED FOR THE
OHIO VALLEY. OUR AREA ONLY GETS THE SOUTHERN END OF THIS BUT STILL
GOOD ENOUGH FOR 65 KTS FOR NW CORNER. INSTABILITY LOOKS TO BE
AHEAD OF MAIN WIND CORE SO TIMING MAY NOT LINE UP FOR THIS ONE.
REGARDLESS...925MB WINDS ARE 50KTS OVER THE LOCAL AREA WHICH
SHOULD RESULT IN NEAR SEVERE WINDS EVEN WITH THE ABSENCE OF ROBUST
CONVECTION. WILL BEGIN TO RAMP UP WORDING IN HWO.