Skip to comments.Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 123 (IN, IL, MI, far NW OH), also AR, MO
Posted on 04/18/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by dirtboy
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 123 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 935 AM EDT THU APR 18 2013
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND EASTERN INDIANA SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN NORTHWEST OHIO OHIO LAKE MICHIGAN
* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 935 AM UNTIL 500 PM EDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF SOUTH BEND INDIANA TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 122...
DISCUSSION...DISCRETE SUPERCELL DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE INTENSIFYING PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE THAT WILL RAPIDLY MOVE NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS MORNING. GIVEN THE STRENGTH OF THE LOW-LEVEL SHEAR...A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE...BOTH IN SUPERCELLS AND WITHIN MESO VORTICES EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LINE. ACTIVITY MAY BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO LOCALLY EXTREME WIND DAMAGE...REGARDLESS OF WHETHER TORNADIC OR STRAIGHT LINE IN NATURE,
AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.
We had hail in Indiana yesterday.
I thought PDS was Palin Derangement Syndrome.....
might want to bump the MI ping list on this one.
Radar I’m using.
We’re in a western suburb of Chicago. We had a few very tense minutes where the sky turned black and there were strong gusts. Our TV went out, and we’ve got lots of street flooding. At Mass there were only eight other people. Smallest crowd ever! All schools (and several stores) are closed too. More rain is on the way...
Its already pretty windy here in Southern MI.
My wife is on a plane headed for (I hate to say it) chicago. It has been delayed twice, but is now headed into it.
As my flight instructor said, “Happy Landings!”
There’s a bit of eyebrow-raising and head-scratching from a few people on weather boards at the PDS watch.
Yeah, they had a moderate risk of severe weather yesterday for Oklahoma and that never really materialized. Nothing currently on radar in the area that looks that bad.
Pansy Dem Symptoms.
Quick, everyone go turn in all your guns!
Tornado touched down in MO last night, in Monroe County, a bit southeast of where I live.
It's bright and sunny here with puffy white clouds, and it's 82° with a south wind at 8-15 MPH.
The barometer was dropping, but is now leveling off again.
And we live in The Fortress, our brick home that survived the last tornado that passed through here.
The entire moderate risk of severe weather yesterday from the Gulf Coast to Michigan largely didn't pan out.