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Tornadoes Strike OK, KS, MS, AR, NE, IA

Posted by feww on April 28, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DEADLY TORNADOES
TORNADO EMERGENCIES
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Deadly Tornadoes Swoop on Central U.S., Oklahoma and Arkansas Declare Emergencies

A twister hit Quapaw, Ottawa County, Okla., about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, killing at least two people and causing damage, according to the sheriff’s office. The extent of damage was unknown, as of posting.

  • The tornado destroyed the fire station in Quapaw, and caused heavy damage to north end of the town.
  • Arkansas Game and Fish HQ east of Mayflower has been heavily damaged, said SPC.
  • At least 17 confirmed tornado reports in six states were received by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), as of posting.

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Tornadoes, Wind and Hail Reports (Filtered) received by SPC as of 1:25UTC on Monday 28, April, 2014.

Tornado Warnings

NWS has issued a Tornado Warning for Polk County, MO.

  • A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH CENTRAL WHITE, WEST CENTRAL JACKSON AND SOUTH CENTRAL INDEPENDENCE COUNTIES, AR, UNTIL 915 PM CDT, April 27.
  • AT 845 PM CDT, STORM SPOTTERS AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING A CONFIRMED TORNADO WITH REPORTS OF DAMAGE. THIS POTENTIALLY DEADLY TORNADO WAS LOCATED 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF STEPROCK, OR 17 MILES NORTHEAST OF SEARCY, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
  • THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR THIDA AND OIL TROUGH. TAKE COVER NOW.

The national Weather Service (NWS) has also issued the following forecast.

High Risk of severe weather for Arkansas and adjacent areas

Severe weather will affect large portions of Central and Southern U.S. well into Sunday night. The greatest tornado risk (indicated by the High Risk area issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center) will be centered on Arkansas, where a few strong and long-track tornadoes will be possible late into the night. Also, heavy rainfall could cause flooding in parts of the Miss. & Tenn. Valleys.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap) for April 28, 2014. UPDATE.

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Tornado Emergency Issued in Oklahoma City

Posted by feww on June 1, 2013

Large, Destructive Tornadoes Target Oklahoma City Area

A tornado emergency has been issued for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, covering Okla. City, Moore and several other suburbs.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Tornado Emergency if a storm with tornadoes is moving toward a populated area.

“An extremely unstable air mass has developed across much of Central & Eastern Oklahoma,” the weather service warned, describing weather conditions as “particularly dangerous.”

“This will likely result in rapid development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.” NWS said.

Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has been evacuated with more than a 1,000 passengers moved to underground tunnels; currently no flights are arriving or departing.

About a dozen tornadoes touched down in Arkansas three in Oklahoma and one in Illinois on Thursday. One tornado hit Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, causing structural damage to multiple buildings.

Tornado damage has also been reported in Canadian County, located west of Okla. City.

Several twisters have already touched down near El Reno, about 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City, overturning vehicles on I-40, downing utility poles and tossing livestock on the road, eyewitnesses said.

Authorities closed I-35 and I-40 and warned motorists to seek immediate shelter.

Meantime, flooding has inundated parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, with a number of fatalities reported.

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NWS Weather Hazards Map

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US Weather Hazards Map. Source: NWS

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Tornado, Flood and Red Flag Warnings

Posted by feww on June 17, 2011

RED FLAG WARNINGS ISSUED ACROSS 8 STATES

Smoke from wildfires in the US (and Canada) are impacting the air quality in the country.

 Weather Hazards Map for June 17, 2011


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US weather Forecast Map: June 16 – 17

Air Quality Monitor MapsJune 16, 2011


Hourly Ozone AQI Map (Animation). Source: AIRNow


Hourly PM2.5 AQI Map (Animation). Source: AIRNow


AQI color chart – air pollution hazard by EPA. Click to enlarge.

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TORNADO WARNING

Posted by feww on May 1, 2011

MORE TORNADOES ON THE WAY 

NEW Severe Storms Possible Across Eastern North Texas This Evening

TORNADO WARNING

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA — 9:02 PM CDT SAT APR 30, 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR
SOUTHEASTERN CAMP COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS
SOUTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS
MORRIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN TITUS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS
NORTHEASTERN UPSHUR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS

UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 902 PM CDT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOLLY SPRING OR 11 MILES EAST OF PITTSBURG, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CASON, DAINGERFIELD, JENKINS, HUGHES SPRINGS, OMAHA, ROCKY BRANCH AND NAPLES

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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

TREES HAVE BEEN DOWNED IN NORTHERN UPSHUR COUNTY WITH THIS STORM. IF YOU ARE ITS PATH,

TAKE COVER NOW!

RELATED WARNINGS

U.S. Weather Hazard Map May 1 UTC


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Weather Forecast Map

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US Weather Forecast: The Worst So Far!

Posted by feww on April 25, 2011

WARNINGS: Severe T-Storm, Tornadoes,  Flash Flooding and Red Flags


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Tornado Warning

  • AT 733 PM CDT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A DEVELOPING TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR STRAWN, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

The NATIONAL WEATHER   SERVICE in Springfield  has extended the  FLASH FLOOD WARNING for

  • DOUGLAS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MO
  • HOWELL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MO
  • OREGON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MO
  • OZARK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MO
  • SHANNON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MO
  • TANEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MO

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS

Quad State Outlook

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Tornadoes, Severe Weather Continued across the US

Posted by feww on April 16, 2011

Multiple Tornadoes Sighted in Oklahoma and Kansas

Tornadoes and severe storms have claimed about a dozen lives, destroyed homes and school buildings; significant damage reported at Atoka and Tushka, Oklahoma with at least 30 people injured: Reports

  • Lightning knocked a tree into a home in Garland County, Arkansas, killing the two occupants.
  • Falling trees have killed at least four more people in Arkansas, police said.

At least 10 tornadoes touched down the central and southern plains on Thursday (local time), the National Weather Service (NWS) reported. More tornados and powerful thunderstorms expected to strike the south on Friday (see forecast map below).

Tornadoes were sighted  in Atoka, Johnston, Lincoln, Marshall, Murray, Osage, and Pushmataha counties in Oklahoma and in Chautauqua, Cowley and Saline counties in Kansas, NWS reported

“There were reports of significant damage to the Oklahoma communities of Atoka and Tushka. There were 86 reports of high winds with the top recording noted at 80 mph near Russellville in Pope County, Ark. There were also 122 reports of large hail with the largest stones measured at 4.25-inch diameter in Johnston, Murray, Pontotoc and Pushmataha counties in Oklahoma.”

Powerful Spring Storm System Slams the Central Gulf Coast Region with Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorm Winds and Large Damaging Hail

Severe weather threat is expected to move east today, affecting Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Georgia, NWS reported.


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Atlanta, Georgia Radar – Base Reflectivity.  Click image to enlarge. Click HERE to update. 

States of Emergency

  • Alabama.  Gov Bentley is declaring a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties following severe weather which brought tornados, severe t-storms, hail and strong winds earlier today, a report said. At least one person was killed in
    • “This is a serious storm that has already caused significant damage across the South. I hope Alabamians take extreme caution while these storms move through,” said Bentley.
    • “There are confirmed reports of tornado touchdowns in the following Alabama counties:  Monroe, Greene, Marengo, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Choctaw. Multiple injuries have been reported in Sumter, Greene and Marengo counties.” The report said.
    • “An apparent tornado struck Bellington Circle approximately 6 miles south of Linden [Marengo County.] Law enforcement confirmed 1 fatality and at least 4 injuries.” The National Weather Service reported.
  • Mississippi. “A State of Emergency has been declared for 14 Mississippi counties after tornadoes and high winds whipped through the state today, causing multiple injuries, shutting down I-20, ravaging homes and businesses and knocking out power to thousands.” Said a report.
  • Oklahoma.  Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 26 Oklahoma counties, a report said. The declaration include the following counties: Atoka, Carter, Coal, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Harper, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Murray, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington and Woodward.

From: 2011 Disaster Calendar – April

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Deadly Tornadoes Start Season

Posted by feww on February 11, 2009

Deadly Tornadoes in Oklahoma Start Southern U.S. Twister ‘Season’

At least 15 people were killed when a major tornado tore through the town of Lone Grove in the state of Oklahoma at 01:30 UTC on Wednesday, causing “extensive damage,” local media reported, citing state officials. About 30,000 residents were left without power in Oklahoma.


Some of the damage caused by Oklahoma tornado: The National Weather Service has issued tornado watches for the area to the east of Oklahoma, meaning conditions are ripe for tornadoes until 1200 UTC. 
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Source: NOAA/HPC

The US National Weather Service Bulletins:
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
900 AM CST TUE FEB 10 2009

THE COLD FRONT THAT PUSHED THROUGH MUCH OF OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS YESTERDAY STALLED… AND BEGAN TO LIFT BACK NORTH. THE
FRONT AFFECTED MAINLY SOUTHERN AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA… WITH LOW
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S. DEW POINT TEMPERATURES
ALSO INCREASED WITH AREAS OF FOG DEVELOPING AT SUNRISE. FARTHER
WEST… SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO FALL TO MORE
NORMAL VALUES… WITH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM NEAR FREEZING OVER
WESTERN OKLAHOMA… TO THE UPPER 30S AND LOWER 40S ELSEWHERE. WINDS
CALMED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM YESTERDAYS PEAK… AVERAGING 5 TO 10 MPH.

AT MID MORNING… THE WARM FRONT CONTINUED ITS SLOW MOVEMENT TO THE
NORTHWEST… ALMOST REACHING THE OKLAHOMA METRO AREA. TEMPERATURES
SOUTH OF THE FRONT WERE IN THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S. OUT WEST…
TEMPERATURES WERE SLOW TO WARM WITH TEMPERATURES STILL IN THE 40S.
WINDS WERE STILL NOT STRONG… AVERAGING AROUND 10 MPH.

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
925 PM CST TUE FEB 10 2009

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING THROUGH EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THIS AFTERNOON AS UPPER LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE WAS MOVING THROUGH NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. THUNDERSTORMS
BECAME SEVERE…PRIMARILY WEST OF I 75. LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF
BASEBALLS AND A TORNADO WERE REPORTED IN PAWNEE AND OSAGE COUNTIES
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BY MID EVENING…HEAVY RAINFALL WAS OCCURRING ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN
OKLAHOMA…THOUGH SEVERE WEATHER HAD COME TO AN END. TEMPERATURES
RANGED MAINLY IN THE 50S TO MID 60S. WIND WAS LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN
MOST LOCATIONS.


Large hail fell on Pawnee and Osage counties. Source: BBC UK. Image may be subject to copyright.

FEWW Forecast: Continuing from last year, 2009 could prove to be a record year for deadly tornadoes in the U.S.

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