Category 4 Funso kills 12 in Mozambique; deadly Alabama tornado rated an EF-3

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 24. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:48 (GMT)

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Earth's first major tropical cyclone of 2012 is Tropical Cyclone Funso, a Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds located in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and Mozambique. Conditions for intensification have been favorable over the past few days, with light wind shear of 5 - 10 knots, water temperatures of 29°C, and a pocket of high oceanic heat content with warm waters extending to great depth located under the center of the storm. Funso is expected to intensify further and have sustained winds of 145 mph by Wednesday. Fortunately, the center of the storm is expected to remain offshore as the storm moves slowly southwards. The outer spiral bands of Funso have dumped torrential rains on Mozambique the past several days, triggering floods that have killed at least twelve people. The floods have swept across the main north-south highway in the country, cutting off the capital of Maputo from the north and center of the country. Flooding from Funso was made worse by the saturated soils left by Tropical Depression Dando, whose rains caused flooding that killed ten people in the country last week.


Figure 1. Image of Tropical Cyclone Funso taken by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on January 23, 2012. At the time, Funso was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

Yesterday's deadly Clay, Alabama tornado rated an EF-3
A damage survey by the NWS confirmed that the tornado that hit Clay, Alabama yesterday, killing two and injuring over 100, was a strong EF-3 tornado with 150 mph winds. A second EF-3 tornado with 140 mph winds touched down yesterday near Koffman, Alabama, and tore off the roof of a house and a barn. These are the only two EF-3 tornadoes of the year so far. There have been no EF-4 or EF-5 tornadoes yet. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Southern Texas in their "Slight Risk" region for severe weather today, and portions of East Texas and Western Louisiana in the "Slight RIsk" region for Wednesday, and a few isolated tornadoes are possible in Texas and Louisiana over the next two days.

Jeff Masters

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228. Patrap
5. kesäkuuta 2012 klo 20:14 (GMT)
If you'd like to help with Portlights current project, feel free to check it out here.

Work is underway at the Tolbert House in Harrisburg Illinois.


The house donated by the community.

www.portlight.org

The Tolbert Family

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227. ncgnto25
27. tammikuuta 2012 klo 11:50 (GMT)
I apologize for the tone of my removed post. I want to see us move in a direction to do something about cleaning our environment, whether we are affecting the global weather or not.
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226. dabirds
26. tammikuuta 2012 klo 00:05 (GMT)
Hoping we don't get repeat of Friday night, roads not icing yet, but 32 and wet. Looks like more moisture on way from sw though. Hope it brings warmer temps with it or we may have a mess!
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225. Patrap
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 22:48 (GMT)
One creepy looking Radar return,,looks like one funnel on end.

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224. Patrap
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 22:46 (GMT)
A new Record, maybe a all time one was Broken today in Louisiana..

Got to DMV at 8am Sharp, was 3rd in, and was out with renewed License in 7 minutes.

I hope the Pulitzer folks are made aware. I could use da cheque. : )
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223. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 17:29 (GMT)
I have about 50 CD's to destroy that mom dont need. any suggestions on how to destroy? remember, it cant be a safe and recommended way:D
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222. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 17:28 (GMT)
Last night 2 AM EST
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221. BaltimoreBrian
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 17:01 (GMT)
Another conference I've been invited to is Culture, Politics and Climate Change in Boulder, CO Sept 13-15. I will not be able to go to that either, still will be in the stan. Wonder if Dr. Rood or Dr. Masters will go.
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220. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 17:00 (GMT)
Severe TS warnings taking over large area of Houston/Galveston area now
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219. Skyepony (Mod)
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:55 (GMT)
US officials say the famine in Somalia has eased but 13.3 million people across the Horn of Africa still need emergency food, shelter or other aid.

The State Department says there has been significant improvement in the 1 1/2-year-long emergency, still one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

David Robinson, acting assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, told reporters on Tuesday the flow of refugees out of Somalia into neighbouring countries has diminished, but thousands continue to try to get out and new camps are opening in Ethiopia and Kenya.

The crisis was triggered by crop failures tied to a regional drought, but officials said it has been aggravated by the fighting between Somalia's U.N.-backed government and al-Qaeda linked insurgents. - Sapa-AP
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218. percylives
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:44 (GMT)
A lot of dry air coming into extreme S Texas and moving NNE on water vapor loop.

Link

Rain and weather event for TX may be about done.
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217. Skyepony (Mod)
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:42 (GMT)
98S has just about made landfall. Making for some wild weather...Wild weather pops pool out of ground.
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216. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:39 (GMT)
Storms today have had a history of producing damaging winds. Additionally the Brenham airport recorded a 70mph wind gust earlier this morning.


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215. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:34 (GMT)
Reports of a Tornado touch down near Brenham, TX. Unconfirmed as of now but numerous reports of damage to cars, trees and homes.
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214. Skyepony (Mod)
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:33 (GMT)
That tire shop was tin construction

0700 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 N SOMERVILLE 30.43N 96.53W
01/25/2012 BURLESON TX PUBLIC

TIN CONSTUCTED TIRE SHOP ON HWY 36 DESTROYED.

..

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213. bohonkweatherman
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:32 (GMT)
Most rain i found around here where it flooded was in Uhland Texas about 10 to 12 miles south to southeast of Buda Texas or over 20 miles south of Austin at 9.3 inches, most of this rain fell in a 1 to 2 hour period, i have friends that live out there and it looks like a Lake. Most areas within 20 miles of my house received 5 to 9 inches early this morning, unreal electrical storm also. Reports of a possible tornado doing quite a bit of damage in northeast Austin, has not been confirmed though.
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212. BaltimoreBrian
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:31 (GMT)
I've been invited to a conference on the impact of cold climate in Russian history and the Russian psyche. Obviously I can't go but I have been to a couple conferences like this and they are fun.

Here is the web site for the conference.
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211. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:30 (GMT)
If we don't get our reservoirs and lakes up before summer, we are dead where we stand. It HAS to flood and that's what it's gonna take
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210. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:28 (GMT)
Quoting DavidHOUTX:


That is my thinking as well. We may be in for a wash out. At least we are starting this year off well in regards to the rain category. Winter has sure skipped us so far this year.


Hell with winter, bring the rain
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209. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:26 (GMT)
Metal light poles in parking lot are swaying in the wind, winds are fueling into this system with copious amounts of gulf moisture
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208. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:26 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:


Activity over the gulf is merging with main line, could see repeat of Jan 9th event


That is my thinking as well. We may be in for a wash out. At least we are starting this year off well in regards to the rain category. Winter has sure skipped us so far this year.
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207. Skyepony (Mod)
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:26 (GMT)
0932 AM FLASH FLOOD HALTOM CITY 32.80N 97.27W
01/25/2012 TARRANT TX BROADCAST MEDIA

HIGH WATER RESCUES AT 121 AND HANDLEY EDERVILLE ROAD IN
HALTOM CITY


0903 AM FLASH FLOOD HALTOM CITY 32.80N 97.27W
01/25/2012 TARRANT TX BROADCAST MEDIA

HIGH WATER RESCUES IN HALTOM CITY. AIRPORT FREEWAY AND
MIDWAY ROAD.


0833 AM FLASH FLOOD IRVING 32.82N 96.92W
01/25/2012 DALLAS TX LAW ENFORCEMENT

WATER RESCUE OF 1 PERSON ON TOP OF A CAR IN A CREEK NEAR
S. STORY RD AND RUBY ST. RESCUE BOAT ENROUTE.


0800 AM FLOOD JEWETT 31.37N 96.15W
01/25/2012 LEON TX TRAINED SPOTTER

CITY STREETS UNDER WATER.


$$
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206. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:22 (GMT)
Quoting DavidHOUTX:
000
FXUS64 KHGX 251601
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1001 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012

.DISCUSSION...
LINE OF STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAKING PROGRESS MOVING EASTWARD
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS MORNING WITH A TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 AM. NORTHERN HALF OF THE LINE (ROUGHLY NORTH OF I-10) IS
MOVING FASTER THAN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LINE. WE WILL PROBABLY
BE ISSUING ADDITIONAL FLOOD ADVISORIES TO COVER THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3 INCH RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
THIS STORM COMPLEX...AND THIS AREA WILL ALSO BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR
THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORM DEVELOPMENT. HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS
CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

UPDATED THE MORNING FORECAST WITH HIGHER RAIN CHANCES EAST AND COOLER
TEMPERATURES WEST. 42


Activity over the gulf is merging with main line, could see repeat of Jan 9th event
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205. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:22 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:
Warnings continue to verify with numerous reports of wind damage across the region. Appears Grimes County was hit pretty hard with law enforcement reporting widespread wind damage to homes, trees and power lines across much of the county. Tire shop on HWY 36 in Burleson County was completely destroyed and numerous trees and power lines down over Montgomery County.

Radar continues to show frequent tornado signatures spinning up very quickly along the leading edge of the squall line over Montgomery and Walker counties. Watching growing cells closely over Colorado and southern Austin/Waller counties as these may go tornadic shortly. Cell motions of 35-50mph and leading to very short lead times. Additionally very low cloud bases and rain wrap nature of the event is making seeing any kind of funnel cloud or tornado almost impossible.

Threat will be shifting to the US 59 corridor over the next 1-3 hours.

Rainfall:

Cells over Colorado, Austin, and Waller counties have been showing decent cell merging and training over the past few hours, but it is clear that the entire line is slowing. Given tremendous Gulf moisture advection in progress with moisture levels near historical maximum for this time of year it will not take long to get into problems with hourly rainfall rates approaching 2.5-3 inches under the stronger cells. Urban flooding of street and low lying areas appears likely as this line sags into the more populated US 59 corridor.



The southern line of this system is definitely slowing down and pulling in mass amounts of moisture from the Gulf. We may have a pretty significant flooding situation south of the city throughout this afternoon.

TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN
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204. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:20 (GMT)
000
FXUS64 KHGX 251601
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1001 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012

.DISCUSSION...
LINE OF STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAKING PROGRESS MOVING EASTWARD
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS MORNING WITH A TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 AM. NORTHERN HALF OF THE LINE (ROUGHLY NORTH OF I-10) IS
MOVING FASTER THAN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LINE. WE WILL PROBABLY
BE ISSUING ADDITIONAL FLOOD ADVISORIES TO COVER THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3 INCH RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
THIS STORM COMPLEX...AND THIS AREA WILL ALSO BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR
THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORM DEVELOPMENT. HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS
CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

UPDATED THE MORNING FORECAST WITH HIGHER RAIN CHANCES EAST AND COOLER
TEMPERATURES WEST. 42
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203. entrelac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:14 (GMT)
Quoting ozprof:
You guys over in east Texas..... Would you please stop hogging all the rain and send some of it over to here in west Texas!! Still not a drop in sight. :-(
No! We haven't seen it in awhile and need time to get reacquainted.
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202. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:09 (GMT)
Warnings continue to verify with numerous reports of wind damage across the region. Appears Grimes County was hit pretty hard with law enforcement reporting widespread wind damage to homes, trees and power lines across much of the county. Tire shop on HWY 36 in Burleson County was completely destroyed and numerous trees and power lines down over Montgomery County.

Radar continues to show frequent tornado signatures spinning up very quickly along the leading edge of the squall line over Montgomery and Walker counties. Watching growing cells closely over Colorado and southern Austin/Waller counties as these may go tornadic shortly. Cell motions of 35-50mph and leading to very short lead times. Additionally very low cloud bases and rain wrap nature of the event is making seeing any kind of funnel cloud or tornado almost impossible.

Threat will be shifting to the US 59 corridor over the next 1-3 hours.

Rainfall:

Cells over Colorado, Austin, and Waller counties have been showing decent cell merging and training over the past few hours, but it is clear that the entire line is slowing. Given tremendous Gulf moisture advection in progress with moisture levels near historical maximum for this time of year it will not take long to get into problems with hourly rainfall rates approaching 2.5-3 inches under the stronger cells. Urban flooding of street and low lying areas appears likely as this line sags into the more populated US 59 corridor.

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201. ozprof
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 16:05 (GMT)
You guys over in east Texas..... Would you please stop hogging all the rain and send some of it over to here in west Texas!! Still not a drop in sight. :-(
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200. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:36 (GMT)
Earlier this morning winds were gusting 45-50mph in Houston and near town, news was showing video of transformers blowing, and tens of thousands without power, and that was just inflow ahead of the weather
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199. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:29 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:


Sun is out down here, which is a surprise to me


Yea I am just south of downtown right now and there are plenty of breaks in the clouds with the sun peaking through every so often. It will be quite an interesting morning.
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198. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:29 (GMT)
Getting a major influx east of Corpus over the gulf streaming right ahead of the main line, this could all merge into one big bad blob if timing is right



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197. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:24 (GMT)
Quoting DavidHOUTX:


It is looking like it is trying too based of Radar imagery. Hard to say though once it gets into the metro area. There is a lot of unstable air ahead of the squall line so we will see!


Sun is out down here, which is a surprise to me
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196. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:23 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:


Hopefully it'll train and widen up a bit (the line)


It is looking like it is trying too based of Radar imagery. Hard to say though once it gets into the metro area. There is a lot of unstable air ahead of the squall line so we will see!
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195. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:14 (GMT)
Quoting DavidHOUTX:


Couldn't have said that any better. Looks like it may just end up doing that. We really need the line to slow down a little bit. I can deal with the floods as long as it brings the reservoirs and bayous back to closer to normal levels.


Hopefully it'll train and widen up a bit (the line)

Sun is out and winds are howling
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194. DavidHOUTX
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:12 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:
Sure hoping the development ahead of the line and stuff developing over the Gulf all merge into one big bad blob of heavy rain over SE TX. Need those heavy rains


Couldn't have said that any better. Looks like it may just end up doing that. We really need the line to slow down a little bit. I can deal with the floods as long as it brings the reservoirs and bayous back to closer to normal levels.
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193. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:08 (GMT)
Tropical Cyclone Nine(09S)
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192. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:04 (GMT)
Cyclone Funso 140000Z

CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
6.3 / 927.2mb/ 122.2kt

Raw T# 6.3
Adj T# 6.4
Final T# 6.4

Scene Type: EYE
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191. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:03 (GMT)
Seeing some good patches of blue sky with lots of cloud debris around Galveston county, if sun comes out...watch out for severe weather. Sun shining in Texas City now.
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190. Patrap
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 15:00 (GMT)


SEL5

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 15
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
755 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN AND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
SOUTHEAST TEXAS
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 755 AM UNTIL
300 PM CST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH OF NATCHITOCHES
LOUISIANA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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 14...

DISCUSSION...NRN PARTS OF E TX SQLN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ENEWD INTO
RECOVERING BOUNDARY LAYER ENVIRONMENT NEAR DIFFUSE WNW-ESE WARM
FRONT NOW EXTENDING FROM N OF LUFKIN TX TO NEAR BATON ROUGE LA.
AREA VWP DATA SHOW 50+ KT SSWLY LLJ SHIFTING EWD IN TANDEM WITH
SQLN...ENHANCING LOW LVL SHEAR AND STRENGTHENING LOW LVL MOISTURE
TRANSPORT. WHILE MID LVL LAPSE RATES WILL REMAIN WEAK...COMBINATION
OF INCREASING LOW LVL MOISTURE/SHEAR AND MODEST SFC HEATING MAY
YIELD AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR LEWPS WITH LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND
ISOLD TORNADOES. OTHER STORMS MAY ARISE LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY
THIS AFTN WITHIN CONFLUENCE BAND NOW OVER THE HOUSTON AREA AHEAD OF
SQLN. ANY SUSTAINED STORMS FORMING WITH THIS ACTIVITY MAY POSE A
TORNADO THREAT LATER TODAY OVER SW LA.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21035.


...CORFIDI
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189. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:57 (GMT)
Quoting islander101010:
hows the drought in texas?


6 days old..updated tomorrow

Link
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188. AnthonyJKenn
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:57 (GMT)
Tornado watch just extended E to include SE TX and SW/W LA until 5 PM.  Oy.


Anthony
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187. SPLbeater
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:51 (GMT)
Quoting yqt1001:
EWRC is (clearly) over.




Das a purty cyclone...120 knots from JTWC, probably the new peak lol
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186. entrelac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:48 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:


Yea, those areas NW of Austin received more rains in the past though, when you were missing out, so nature is balancing it out
Doesn't really help Lake Travis though. That lake is a drinking water source for many and frighteningly low.
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185. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:43 (GMT)
Record daily maximum rainfall set at Austin Bergstrom...

A record rainfall of 5.66 inches was set at Austin Bergstrom
this morning. This breaks the old record of 0.99 inches
set in 1973.



San Antonio, Bexar County.

Flash flood, reported by dept of highways.


Multiple streets closed due to flooding in San Antonio
via public works website.


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184. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:32 (GMT)
Quoting bohonkweatherman:
Areas southeast of Buda in Caldwell county received at least 9 inches of rain, several schools are closed today. This rain was just around here, the Lake areas northwest of Austin received very little rain with totals around half an inch.


Yea, those areas NW of Austin received more rains in the past though, when you were missing out, so nature is balancing it out
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183. bohonkweatherman
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:25 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:


Told you that it would come!
Areas southeast of Buda in Caldwell county received at least 9 inches of rain, several schools are closed today. This rain was just around here, the Lake areas northwest of Austin received very little rain with totals around half an inch.
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182. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:19 (GMT)
Sure hoping the development ahead of the line and stuff developing over the Gulf all merge into one big bad blob of heavy rain over SE TX. Need those heavy rains
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181. Neapolitan
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:14 (GMT)
For what it's worth, there have been exactly 100 new record daily low temperature readings so far this month (an average of 4.17 per day)--and a pretty remarkable 2,061 new record daily highs (85.87 per day). And there's still not much relief in sight; the following maps from HAMweather show low temperature anomalies (not actual temps) forecast for the next five days across the continental U.S. It looks as though things get slightly cooler toward Saturday, then start warming again on Sunday.:

Warm

Warm

Warm

Warm

Warm
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180. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:13 (GMT)




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179. Xyrus2000
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:12 (GMT)
Quoting yqt1001:
EWRC is (clearly) over.



Funso has been an interesting storm, to say the least.
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178. RitaEvac
25. tammikuuta 2012 klo 14:06 (GMT)
The soil has already been soaked with light to moderate rains, this flooding is needed to help bring up lake levels and reservoirs, so this runoff is EXACTLY what is needed.
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