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Tornadoes Likely Across Central Plains Again Today

Tornadoes Likely Across Central Plains Again Today

Yes, those are tornado warned storms in TX this afternoon... The set up has been in the forecast for the last several days for severe weather to pop out west and it looks like that forecast might be coming together this eveninig. As of this afternoon there are tornado watches that run all the way from NE down into TX and OK. There is a powerful disturbance at the upper levels that is coming around in the TX panhandle as we speak. That energy that will be rotating around this afternoon will interact with a dryline at the surface that you can see here on my new surface data display....

Storm Chasers Go Into the Heart of a Tornado!!!

On Sunday May 27th Sean Casey and Brandon Ivey, from the TV show Storm Chasers, drove right into the path of a massive tornado NE of Smith Center, KS. The TIV2 (tornado intercept vehicle) was in the perfect spot at the perfect time to see what the inside of a tornado was like. The instruments on the roof of the vehicle broke when the wind hit 150mph!!

I AM LOOKING FOR STORM SPOTTERS!!!

Warm & Sunny Memorial Day

Warm & Sunny Memorial Day

We will start off sunny today, with gradually increasing cloud cover during the afternoon. A few isolated thundershowers possible into north Georgia. High temperatures will be a few degrees above normal in the mid 80s.

Mostly clear skies for tonight with overnight low temperatures in the low 60s. Some patchy fog will develop after midnight, and last until 7am Tuesday.

Much of the same for Tuesday with a mix of sun and clouds and an isolated shower chance off to the extreme northern part of the state. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid 80s.

Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury Will All be Visible This Weekend!

Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury Will All be Visible This Weekend!

A very rare occurence will take place this weekend on Sunday so get your telescopes ready! Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury will be in a "sunset triangle" during sunset on Sunday night. The place to point your telescopes or just to look with the naked eye is towards the western horizon. Here is the article courtesy of NASA:

Triple conjunctions of planets are fairly rare.  The last time it happened was in May 2011, and it won't happen again until October 2015. This triple is especially good because it involves the three brightest planets in May's night sky: #1, Venus; #2, Jupiter; and #3, Mercury.  The triangle will be visible even in places with heavy urban light pollution.

Perfect Weather For The Holiday Weekend

Perfect Weather For The Holiday Weekend

 

Mostly sunny today with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 70s. Breezy from the north around 15mph, gusting up to 25mph. 

Tonight things get cold! Near record low temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. The record low is 46° set back in 1979. Otherwise, skies will be clear and beautiful.

The weather stays beautiful through the weekend with lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s both days.

 

The Official 2013 Hurricane Forecast Is Out!

The Official 2013 Hurricane Forecast Is Out!

The Atlantic hurricane forecast from NOAA is out and it looks like another busy year. Here is the information from NOAA: 

Era of high activity for Atlantic hurricanes continues

May 23, 2013

 

Hurricane Sandy as seen from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on October 28, 2012.

Download here (Credit:NOAA/NASA)

Incredible Video of the Birth of Moore Oklahoma Tornado

Incredible Video of the Birth of Moore Oklahoma Tornado

This is the birth of the Moore Monster.... I have to say that this might possibly be the fastest and most intense tornado generation I have ever seen! This beast of a tornado went from a small cloud in the sky to a full blown EF-4 tornado in 1 hour and 5 minutes... The only thing that I can remember being that fast to develop was the May 3rd tornado that hit Moore, OK in 1999. But, that storm did not get full blown tornadic until around 1 hour and 30 minutes, and then it took another 1 hour to get as big as it did when it moved into Amber, OK when it produced the first F-5 damage....  after that it moved on to Newcastle then eventually Moore.... '

Here are some cliff notes that I wrote down as I watched in awe...

0:02 Is when the first funnel formed