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 Tornado outbreak Mar2,2012, Kentucky and surrounding areas.
Hazey Skies
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 05:14 PM


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Not in our district but there is some pretty severe weather with several tornadic cells in and around Kentucky. Reports of many people trapped coming in. Could be a bad day for our friends down south. Tracking it now on my GRLevel3 software.
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plummybob
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 09:06 PM


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QUOTE (Hazey Skies @ Mar 2 2012, 05:14 PM)
Not in our district but there is some pretty severe weather with several tornadic cells in and around Kentucky. Reports of many people trapped coming in. Could be a bad day for our friends down south. Tracking it now on my GRLevel3 software.

Yes indeed. I had a look at some products at work this morning and everything was there for a major, catastrophic outbreak. Not sure if any of you follow the storm prediction center in Norman OK, but here is the link...

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/today.html
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Hazey Skies
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 09:16 PM


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QUOTE (plummybob @ Mar 2 2012, 09:06 PM)
Yes indeed. I had a look at some products at work this morning and everything was there for a major, catastrophic outbreak. Not sure if any of you follow the storm prediction center in Norman OK, but here is the link...

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/today.html

Thanks for the link. I like to follow severe weather wherever it occurs. Rough day there for sure. I hope the casualty count is low. Think it's going to be another bad season down there again this year.

<edit> looks like 9 confirmed dead in Indiana alone with several people still trapped. Search and rescue continues at this time. Sad situation. I like tracking the weather but don't like hearing numbers like that.
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Hazey Skies
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 10:17 PM


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Wow that cell just north of Atlanta is mean looking. Has a nice hook with a debris ball. It's going through some densely populated areas at this moment :o
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plummybob
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 10:30 PM


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Yeah looking at the storm relative velocities there were dozens or more meso-cyclones this afternoon and evening. Last April produced the crazy outbreak in AL/MS and killed hundreds.

Take a look at this clip from Tuscaloosa last year. This particular tornado was only an EF2...I saw only because there were a couple EF5's that day.

Whenever I hear ppl complain about our weather I am quick to remind them we are fortunate we don't have to deal with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohIVzIZLuQ
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Hazey Skies
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 10:38 PM


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QUOTE (plummybob @ Mar 2 2012, 10:30 PM)
Yeah looking at the storm relative velocities there were dozens or more meso-cyclones this afternoon and evening. Last April produced the crazy outbreak in AL/MS and killed hundreds.

Take a look at this clip from Tuscaloosa last year. This particular tornado was only an EF2...I saw only because there were a couple EF5's that day.

Whenever I hear ppl complain about our weather I am quick to remind them we are fortunate we don't have to deal with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohIVzIZLuQ

Wasn't that tornado an EF4? That's the one that killed 40+ persons isn't it? Could've sworn it was rated higher than EF2.

Anyways I think we are going to see the death toll rise quite a bit with this outbreak. Hope I'm wrong. Up to 17 now across 4 states and reports are still coming in.
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plummybob
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 10:44 PM


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Yeah it could have been. There were so many that day and with today's technology for capturing these storms it's easy to lose track of which tornado caused the damage.

It's a sad day for our southern neighbors. The toll will be pretty high come morning.
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Hazey Skies
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 10:55 PM


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QUOTE (plummybob @ Mar 2 2012, 10:44 PM)
Yeah it could have been. There were so many that day and with today's technology for capturing these storms it's easy to lose track of which tornado caused the damage.

It's a sad day for our southern neighbors. The toll will be pretty high come morning.

Yeah i believe the tornado in the vid is the big one that caused all the casualties. EF4 with winds to 310km/h.

The tornado moving through the suburbs of Atlanta is starting to look like a major long track monster. I suspect when reports come in from those areas, the numbers of deaths and injuries will rise sharply.

<edit> actually just checked the other forum i belong to and no reports yet of damage from that storm. The signature was there but there may not have been a touchdown. They might have dodged a bullet. Hope its true cause that was a heavily populated area. We'll see soon.
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plummybob
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 11:35 PM


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Mother Nature is something else.

Japan has top-of-the-line (world's best) infrastructure and warning system for tsunamis yet it takes just one massive event to wipe out towns.

Our American friends (primarily in 'tornado alley') are well equipped with shelters, been trained on what to do in such a case, emergency alarm drills in school, etc. But it takes just the one event to prove you cannot prepare enough.
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GBNova
Posted: Mar 3 2012, 06:28 PM


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After seeing last year, and now the start of this year, one has to wonder what the heart of tornado season is going to be like this year. Was listening to one of the CNN mets this evening and they said what we have seen the last two days is not an indication of what the rest of the season is going to be like. That's a pretty bold statement when you have absolutely no idea with this kind of stuff. After what we have seen lately, I would be very cautious about making any generalizations, especially when the public safety can be impacted by such complacency.
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