Skip to comments.Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend
Posted on 04/24/2014 1:39:46 PM PDT by kingattax
Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true.
Weather experts say conditions are lining up for a series of powerful tornadoes to hit an area ranging between Tennessee and Texas from Saturday through Monday. The National Weather Service predicts a "significant multi-day severe event" in the South plains on Sunday, moving into the Mississippi Valley on Monday.
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And in Chicagp weather....torrents of bullets followed
by screeching Ambalances. Take care Windy Citiers!
“Seasons don’t fear the Reaper...”
Looks like a storm cahsers dream! Wide-open plains and high-energy turbulence.
Wish I could be there.
Nor do the wind or the sun and the rain.
If it’s all the same to you, I think I’ll just right here in NE OK with this big red swath of instability over me.
I would much rather face the California earthquakes than the tornadoes.
Earthquakes are always a surprise. One THINKS it's a big truck rumbling by at first. Then, when the shaking goes on another few seconds...ah, an earthquake.
No anticipation to suffer and short-lived. SOMEtimes there are aftershocks, but they get smaller and smaller and shorter and shorter.
Tornadoes are predicted and storm warning are blasted forever warning the folks to take shelter.
Hah, Dorothy and Toto hold fast in my mine--watching her trying to get into the storm shelter. Whoa! BIG winds blowing away trees, cars, everything. WATCH OUT FOR THAT MAIL BOX!!!! Whew!!! Almost got me!!
A first line of thunderstorms went through at 3:15 CST here in Mizzou.
Good rain. We could do without the wind.
The AGW scam alarmists are praying for it; they have not had a "see, I told you so" in years!
Head for the panhandle Nellie, looks like they won’t blow you over there. Seriously do hope that Oklahoma doesn’t take another hit. Be safe.
Maybe accustomed to tornado warnings, but if you're actually hit by one, it's quite a different thing, and a singular thing if it kills you. Which it might.
Just a couple days ago the models painted this area as a significant risk. Now ...things don’t look as good for numerous (strong tornadoes). On Saturday, the upper level support lags behind too long and the moisture is not that impressive. Supercells will start out as high based, but may get rooted in the boundary layer later in the evening. Also, the 700 mb temps really cap the atmosphere...everything will depend on timing of the parameters. Sunday looks a little better if you believe one of the models...but for another there is too much forcing which may limit the discrete cells and may just form a linear mode. All in all...what looked like a textbook severe weather outbreak has become much more murky since last night.
I notice that the Gulf coast is out of the range for the tornados. Is that coastal area less prone to tornados? Where are the safe places in Texas, weather-wise?
Used to it? I look forward to it. I have a lawn chair anchored with 5 tons of concrete so I can relax outside with it. I have special tornado lemonade (6 parts vodka, 1 part lemon) for it. I have a lead kite that can only fly if the wind is over 100 miles per hour just for tornado season.
And then the worst damage my property was hit by was from a left over hurricane. :-(
Seriously, everyone in the Oklahoma area be safe and take cover.
Shelter in Place in the bomb shelter thoughtfully provided by some previous owner in the 50's.....
Great - I am leaving Saturday afternoon for Dallas.......
Gulf coast gets tornadoes and hurricanes...many tornadoes are spawned from hurricanes along the gulf coast. Safest area in Texas in terms of severe weather would be right along the New Mexico boarder and southwest Texas. Deep moisture usually does not make it that far west, which limits the occurrence of strong tornadoes. They do get some tornadoes, though.