Torrential rains in Oklahoma; Summer in March continues for Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 14:07 GMT le 20 Mars 2012

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A significant flood event is underway in Eastern Oklahoma, where widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have fallen since yesterday. Up to four more inches of rain is likely today, and the National Weather Service in Tulsa is warning of the potential for "widespread and potentially catastrophic areal flooding and river flooding" should some of the higher rainfall amounts being forecast materialize. Numerous main-stem rivers across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas are now approaching flood stage, and will likely experience moderate to major flooding into Wednesday. Rainfall has also been heavy over Eastern Texas, with widespread amounts of 2 - 4 inches. These heavy rains are causing some street flooding, but in general, will be a benefit, as moderate to severe drought conditions still cover most of the region.


Figure 1. Radar-estimated rainfall for Eastern Oklahoma since March 19, 2012, as estimated by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radar.

The storm system responsible is a massive, slow-moving trough of low pressure over the Western U.S. that is colliding with the warmest and moistest air mass ever recorded in March in the Central and Eastern U.S. According to the NWS in Minneapolis, Minnesota, moisture flowing northwards into Minnesota along the cold front early this week had the highest levels of moisture ever recorded so early in the year. At the boundary between the Western U.S. trough of low pressure and Central U.S. ridge of high pressure, a cold front is lifting huge quantities of moisture-laden air aloft, forcing torrential rains to fall. The cold front is also expected to trigger a Slight Risk of severe weather over East Texas, Western Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas today, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. Severe thunderstorm watches are already posted for much of East Texas, as seen on our Severe Weather Map. Three tornadoes were reported yesterday in Texas, and eleven touched down the previous day in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The tornado that hit North Platte, Nebraska two days ago was rated a strong EF-3, and injured four people.


Figure 2. Predicted rainfall amounts for the 2-day period Tuesday morning through Thursday morning show an area of 3+ inches (orange colors) is expected over Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Southwest Missouri. Image credit: NOAA HPC.

Summer in March continues for the Midwest
The ongoing March heat wave in the Midwest will continue to set all-time heat records through Thursday, gradually shifting its peak intensity eastwards during the week. A few highlights from yesterday's records:

Pellston, Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula is called "Michigan's Icebox", since it frequently records the coldest temperatures in the state, and in the entire nation. But the past three days, Pellston has topped out at 80° - 82°F, the first 80°F March days in their history. Yesterday's 82° reading broke the previous record for the date (56° in 1976) by an amazing 26°, and was 44°F above average. Nearby Traverse City hit 83°F yesterday, the third consecutive day the city has experienced its hottest March temperature on record.

International Falls, Minnesota hit 78°F yesterday, 42° above average, and the 2nd hottest March temperature on record in the Nation's Icebox. The record of 79°F was set the previous day. Remarkably, the low temperature for International Falls bottomed out at 60°F yesterday, tying the previous record high for the date. I've never seen a station with a century-long data record have its low temperature for the date match the previous record high for the date. Yesterday was the seventh consecutive day that International Falls broke or tied a daily record. That is spectacularly hard to do for a station with a century-long weather record. The longest string of consecutive records being broken I'm aware of is nine days in a row, set June 2 - 10, 1911 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (with weather records going back to 1905.) International Falls has a good chance of surpassing nine consecutive records this week.

Record heat in Canada
Record-breaking heat has also penetrated into the Prairie provinces of Canada over the past week. Winnipeg, Manitoba has broken its record high for the past five days in a row, and hit 24°C (75.2°F) yesterday, its hottest March temperature on record. Forecast high temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday across Ontario are near 26°C, which will threaten the records for hottest March day in history for Windsor, London, Hamilton, and Toronto.


Figure 3. The jet stream pattern features a large, southwards dipping bulge over the Western U.S., creating a trough of low pressure with cold and snow, and a large, northwards looping bulge over the Central U.S., creating a record-strength ridge of high pressure.

Why the record early-season warmth?
The unusual warmth is due to a loop in the jet stream that has created a large upper-level ridge of high pressure that is stuck in place over the Eastern U.S.--a phenomenon known as a "blocking pattern." Since the jet stream acts as the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south, and the large loop in the jet places its axis far to the north of the eastern U.S., summer-like warmth has developed over the eastern half of the U.S. Conversely, colder than average temperatures have developed over the western third of the U.S. behind the southwards-dipping loop of the jet stream. This jet stream pattern is too extreme to be stable, and the big loop over the Western U.S. will break off and form a giant eddy on Wednesday. The resulting area of low pressure will be known as a "cut-off low", because it will be cut off from the jet stream. The cut-off low will drift slowly eastwards during the week, gradually bringing an end to "Summer in March" over the Eastern half of the U.S.

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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Over a FOOT of rain in western LA. If you remember some of these areas got 15" last week!



Main roads are closed, houses are flooding, and cars are floating down 171, the main street through my town. Not too many photos yet, but I think that's because no one can get out to get them.
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0315
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0748 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...LA...SW MS

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 96...

VALID 211248Z - 211415Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 96 CONTINUES.

THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA MAY NEED TO BE ADDED TO THE
WATCH...OR A NEW WW ISSUED...WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.


STRONGER 2-HR SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS HAVE SHIFTED INTO THE
ALEXANDRIA VICINITY /AS OF 12Z/...WHERE A NORTHWARD MOVING
LOWER/MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC CIRCULATION HAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
APPARENT IN LONGER RADAR LOOPS. HOWEVER...THE MOST VIGOROUS
CONVECTIVE DEVELOPMENT REMAINS FOCUSED NEAR THE INITIAL MESO
LOW...WHICH HAS DEVELOPED EAST SOUTHEASTWARD ALONG COASTAL AREAS TO
THE SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE. LATEST LIGHTNING...RADAR AND SATELLITE DATA
ALL SUGGEST GENERAL INTENSIFYING TRENDS CONTINUE...WITH MODEST
INFLOW OF BOUNDARY LAYER AIR CHARACTERIZED BY 70F SURFACE DEW POINTS
AND MODERATELY LARGE CAPE IN EXCESS OF 1000 J/KG. FURTHER UPSCALE
CONVECTIVE GROWTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BENEATH
DIFLUENT AND DIVERGENT UPPER FLOW. THIS PROBABLY WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY A STRENGTHENING SURFACE COLD POOL...AND EASTWARD
ACCELERATION TOWARD THE NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AREA
APPEARS POSSIBLE BY 15-16Z...WITH AN INCREASING RISK FOR POTENTIALLY
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. EMBEDDED MESO VORTICES WITH POTENTIAL FOR
TORNADOES/LOCALLY ENHANCED WIND DAMAGE ALSO APPEAR POSSIBLE...AS
LOW-LEVEL SHEAR REMAINS SIZABLE...BENEATH 30-40+ KT 850 MB FLOW.


..KERR.. 03/21/2012
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Houston area


03/20/2012 0750 am

2 miles SW of Bunker Hill v, Harris County.

Funnel cloud, reported by broadcast media.


Funnel cloud sighted from Marathon tower. Appeared to be
in contact with the ground so possible tornado. No damage
confirmed.




03/20/2012 0800 am

Piney Point villager hill v, Harris County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


Trees down. No damage reported to homes.




03/20/2012 0800 am

2 miles SW of Bunker Hill ver hill v, Harris County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by County official.


Trees down and fences blown down. Time esimated based on
radar.




03/20/2012 0832 am

4 miles SSE of Houston, Harris County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


Tree snapped. Limbs off other trees. Truck moved by wind.





03/20/2012 0836 am

Jacinto City, Harris County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


Trees down. Damage to carports.



03/20/2012 0840 am

5 miles NE of Bellaire, Harris County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


Trees down on the 4600 block of Gibson street.

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Quoting RitaEvac:
Cool 55 this morning with light rains, had lightning and thunder before 7AM CDT, wearing light jacket.


id be in shorts with it 55. :D
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It is already 15.2C or 60F here at 8:45am. A morning temperature I would expect in June. Daytime high is normally around 39F.

80F is forecast... that would break our March record of 78F or 25.6C by 5 days.

It has never been above 20C here before the 26th of March since records began in 1941. We are at our 4th day in a row above that mark and it is March 21st. Tomorrow will be the 5th and final day.
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Uploaded by ve3en1 on Mar 21, 2012

Sunspot 1429 continues to be active while transiting the farside of the Sun. This morning (March 21, 2012), 1429 produced a solar flare which resulted in a bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). This movie shows the flare as captured by STEREO Behind and also the CME Plasma cloud by STEREO Behind COR2. Because this was a farsided event, the expanding plasma cloud will not be Earth directed.

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Cool 54 this morning with light rains, had lightning and thunder before 7AM CDT, wearing light jacket.
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G'morn wunder land



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Quoting StormTracker2K:




Yep,they dont talk about the GOM nor Gulfstream,but I guess that may change when they release their brief update today.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
From CSU Facebook page:

You can see significant cooling has taken place in the tropical Atlantic since the start of last winter. We likely have a positive North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) to thank for this cooling. Very strong anomalous westerly wind flow and a strong subtropical high have caused increased wind-induced cooling due to mixing and upwelling. In addition strong mid-latitude westerlies cause anomalous ocean currents out of the north, which also drives cooling along the eastern part of the basin.


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Quoting Neapolitan:
A good place to start.

He (or she) can also report the sighting at that same location. It'll be very helpful if your friend remembers details about brightness, speed, length of trail, color, etc.


How cool!
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Quoting presslord:
A friend of mine was driving this morning from Beaufort to Charleston on US 17 through the ACE Basin and saw something streak across the sky...said it looked like " a meteor...or a missile" Do any of y'all have any idea how we might determine what it was?


might have been the button that popped off my pants yesterday...lol
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From CSU Facebook page:

You can see significant cooling has taken place in the tropical Atlantic since the start of last winter. We likely have a positive North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) to thank for this cooling. Very strong anomalous westerly wind flow and a strong subtropical high have caused increased wind-induced cooling due to mixing and upwelling. In addition strong mid-latitude westerlies cause anomalous ocean currents out of the north, which also drives cooling along the eastern part of the basin.
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Quoting presslord:
A friend of mine was driving this morning from Beaufort to Charleston on US 17 through the ACE Basin and saw something streak across the sky...said it looked like " a meteor...or a missile" Do any of y'all have any idea how we might determine what it was?
A good place to start.

He (or she) can also report the sighting at that same location. It'll be very helpful if your friend remembers details about brightness, speed, length of trail, color, etc.
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A friend of mine was driving this morning from Beaufort to Charleston on US 17 through the ACE Basin and saw something streak across the sky...said it looked like " a meteor...or a missile" Do any of y'all have any idea how we might determine what it was?
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There's an interesting article on the Chicago NWS site about possible record March Lake Michigan temperatures.

On the graph below, the blue lines indicate the historical range of temperatures for each month, while the green bars show the median temperature for each month. The current water temperature in south Lake Michigan--as indicated by the red star--shows that those waters are warmer than they've ever been recorded in March. It also shows that they're already warmer than the median for April and May, and are, in fact, in the median range for June.

warm

This graph, meanwhile, shows Lake Michigan SSTs this year against the 20-year average.

warm

My question is, then, what effect, if any, would this have on weather during the summer, fall, and winter in and around the lake? The reason Chicago and Milwaukee and many other areas stay moderately cool is because of the huge sink of cold water on their doorsteps; with that possibly well above normally come summer, what will that mean? And when those gales of November come howling, how will snowfalls react to that much available energy?

It's going to be interesting to watch...
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From storm Prediction Center:
------------------------------------------------- ----
...WV/VA INTO THE CAROLINAS...

A SIMILAR EVOLUTION TO YESTERDAY IS EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY...AS DAYTIME HEATING AND A WEAK DISTURBANCE ALOFT HELP TO INITIATE SCATTERED MULTICELL STORM CLUSTERS OVER CENTRAL VA AND NC. WEAK NWLY FLOW ALOFT AND FORECAST HODOGRAPHS SUGGEST CELLS WILL PROPAGATE IN A SWD/SWWD DIRECTION WITH A MARGINAL HAIL THREAT.

..JEWELL/HURLBUT.. 03/21/2012
------------------------------------------------- ----

Just like yesterday...well yesterday evening was fun!
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It appears as if our next substantial severe weather event will come next Monday for portions of the northern and central plains.



WITH THIS SYSTEM DEPARTING BY DAY 5...FOCUS FOR CONVECTIVE WEATHER
SHIFTS WWD INTO THE PLAINS STARTING DAY 6 /MON 3-26/. WHILE
LARGE-SCALE RIDGING WILL LIKELY REMAIN STRONG ENOUGH OVER THE
CENTRAL THIRD OF THE CONUS TO LIMIT POTENTIAL DAY 6...A BIT GREATER
SEVERE THREAT APPEARS EVIDENT ATTM FOR DAY 7 /TUE 3-27/...AS THE GFS
AND ECMWF SHOW A BREAKDOWN OF THE RIDGE AS AN UPPER TROUGH EJECTS
NEWD ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST TOWARD THE PLAINS. BY THIS TIME
HOWEVER...THE MODEL DIFFERENCES ON THE SMALL SCALE AFFECT CONFIDENCE
REGARDING LOCATION AND TIMING OF SURFACE FEATURES...TO THE DEGREE
THAT GREATER CORRIDORS OF CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL ARE DIFFICULT TO
DETERMINE AT THIS TIME. FURTHER...WITH PRIOR SURFACE RIDGING ACROSS
THE GULF WHICH SHOULD LIMIT QUALITY AND SPEED OF NWD RETURN OF
LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE INTO THE PLAINS -- AND THUS WOULD MODULATE THE
OVERALL DEGREE OF THREAT...THESE FACTORS PRECLUDE AREAL OUTLINE
ATTM.

CONVECTIVE THREAT WOULD APPEAR LIKELY TO CONTINUE INTO DAY 8 /WED
3-28/...THOUGH SHIFTED EWD INTO THE MIDWEST AND POSSIBLY SWD INTO
THE SRN PLAINS. AGAIN THOUGH...UNCERTAINTY REGARDING LOCATION AND
DEGREE OF THREAT PRECLUDES ISSUANCE OF AN OUTLOOK AREA ATTM.
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I love North Carolina:D
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mornin all
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This heavier rain seems to wanna shift further east now into the FL Panhandle. Patrap may get more from this system than what they had in TS LEE.

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Morning all! Hope everyone in LA is staying safe..
Here's the current Pacific Sat. Looks like OR is gonna get a few inches outta this..

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Over a FOOT of rain in western LA. If you remember some of these areas got 15" last week!

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457. MahFL
Quoting bluenosedave:
A little anecdote/data point for you all.

I moved here to Yarmouth, NS on Apr. 9, 1995. I heard my first spring peepers that year about 5 days later, around Apr. 14. (There's a small marshy area near my backyard.)

Tonight I heard my first spring peepers of 2012. That's about 25 days, or 3 1/2 weeks, earlier than 17 years ago.


That's similar to other earlier events recorded in the UK, the climate is definately warming.
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456. MahFL
Quoting hydrus:
I am hoping the line shifts west so western Louisiana will get a break. Otherwise, there will probably be serious property damage. The people there are weather savvy tho, may come out of this o.k.


Did you mean East ? If it goes west, it'll be going back to Texas.....
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
551 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LAFAYETTE PARISH IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES...SCOTT...LAFAYETTE...
NORTHEASTERN VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES ABBEVILLE...

* UNTIL 615 AM CDT

* AT 548 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR HENRY...
MOVING NORTH AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
ERATH AND MEAUX BY 600 AM CDT...
YOUNGSVILLE...MAURICE AND RIDGE BY 610 AM CDT...
BROUSSARD...LAFAYETTE AND SCOTT BY 615 AM CDT...



TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
541 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN JACKSON PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF JONESBORO...
CENTRAL WINN PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WINNFIELD...

* UNTIL 615 AM CDT

* AT 537 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
WINNFIELD...MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
HUDSON...DODSON...HODGE...EAST HODGE...NORTH HODGE AND QUITMAN.

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.
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Looks like there is more precipitation in the pipeline for LA and TX.



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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
517 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES INTRACOASTAL CITY...

* UNTIL 545 AM CDT

* AT 515 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 14 MILES SOUTH
OF INTRACOASTAL CITY...MOVING NORTH AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
INTRACOASTAL CITY BY 540 AM CDT...
ESTHER BY 545 AM CDT...
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
444 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN ACADIA PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES CROWLEY...
NORTHWESTERN VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES GUEYDAN...

* UNTIL 515 AM CDT

* AT 443 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR GUEYDAN...
MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RICEVILLE BY 450 AM CDT...
MORSE AND LYONS POINT BY 455 AM CDT...
EGAN AND CROWLEY BY 505 AM CDT...
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
435 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES...PECAN ISLAND...FRESHWATER CITY...FORKED ISLAND...

* UNTIL 500 AM CDT

* AT 434 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES WEST OF
FRESHWATER CITY...MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
FRESHWATER CITY BY 440 AM CDT...
PECAN ISLAND BY 445 AM CDT...
FORKED ISLAND BY 500 AM CDT...
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we are gonna smash our daily high record for this day by 13.5 degrees celcius... WOW!
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26 degrees here tomorrow in halifax... unheard of for march!!
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
404 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN ACADIA PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES MERMENTAU...
NORTHEASTERN CAMERON PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES KLONDIKE...
SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES...WELSH...LAKE ARTHUR...JENNINGS...
NORTHWESTERN VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 430 AM CDT

* AT 402 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR LOWRY...
MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
KLONDIKE BY 410 AM CDT...
LAKE ARTHUR AND THORNWELL BY 415 AM CDT...
MERMENTAU AND WELSH BY 425 AM CDT...
JENNINGS AND EGAN BY 430 AM CDT...
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
341 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CAMERON PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
WEST CENTRAL VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 415 AM CDT

* AT 338 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER
SOUTHEASTERN CAMERON PARISH...MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL NORTHEASTERN CAMERON PARISH AT 400 AM CDT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATES A TORNADO MAY FORM AT ANY
TIME. TAKE COVER NOW! ABANDON MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA.
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Moisture seems to be increasing again in the latest radar images.
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later hydrus iam out myself
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Quoting hydrus:
It took four and a half years for me to get me ten grand. I do hope I am still posting here 9 years from now with all of the regulars here..How old is it when you are officially a senior citizen.?
up here in canada its 65
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Signing out..A blessed night to all..:)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
I see it did not pass orleans training rains continue for western areas congrats on the 10001 post 20000 more to go to catch me
It took four and a half years for me to get me ten grand. I do hope I am still posting here 9 years from now with all of the regulars here..How old is it when you are officially a senior citizen.?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone here


I'm here off and on. Told my daughter to get some sleep earlier before work at 5. I'd tell her if she was under another tornado warning. That's looking better. Now just waiting for the roads to drain off.
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just woke up lay down at 8pm just woke at at 130 am be here for a little bit not long work in the morning and its to be hot today 77 with humidex near 88 or higher
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That pineapple express via the subtropical jet, injected enough cloud cover to really cap the severe potential with this system.

Too much moisture, and not enough sunshine.

I have a feeling this won't be the case tomorrow, however.

I think we'll see more a lot more sunshine east of the new dry line tomorrow.

All it will take is a bump in the upper air fast track, and smoke stacks will go up.

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I see it did not pass orleans training rains continue for western areas congrats on the 10001 post 20000 more to go to catch me
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone here
me.....wuzup Keep..
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