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Incredible Phased Array Radar Sequence From El Reno Tornado

Incredible Phased Array Radar Sequence From El Reno Tornado

This is the loop from a new experimental radar that the folks at The National Severe Storms Laboratory. This radar is much more sensitive, takes more images, and can go in 90 degree increments which is faster than the 360 degree scans that NEXRAD has to go through. 

What you can see above is exactly the reason so many people were injured and 3 were killed last week on this storm... Watch at around 2300 as the hook is moving.... It is going due east, then all of the sudden it literally takes a hard left and hooks north!!! It took all of the chasers by surprise and threw many of them from the road....   

I AM LOOKING FOR STORM SPOTTERS!!!

Atlanta Weather | Weather Community Loses A Gem!

Atlanta Weather | Weather Community Loses A Gem!
 Weather researcher Tim Samaras, his son, and colleague, Carl Young were killed while documenting the powerful storms that hit the Oklahoma area last week. In the storm's aftermath, 13 people have been confirmed dead. Among them were three veteran storm chasers. Tim was found inside his car with his seat belt still on. Paul and Young were pulled from a car by a tornado. One of them was found dead a half mile away.I believe this is the first time that storm chasers lost their lives during a chase, and Tim was known as one of the best and most careful. Tim Samaras was very valuable to the weather community as an esteemed scientist, Tim’s research was funded through National Geographic, which issued a statement that said, "We are shocked and deeply saddened... [Samaras] was a courageous and brilliant scientist who fearlessly pursued tornadoes and lightning ...

Atlanta Weather | Weather Community Loses A Gem!

Atlanta Weather | Weather Community Loses A Gem!
 Weather researcher Tim Samaras, his son, and colleague, Carl Young were killed while documenting the powerful storms that hit the Oklahoma area last week. In the storm's aftermath, 13 people have been confirmed dead. Among them were three veteran storm chasers. Tim was found inside his car with his seat belt still on. Paul and Young were pulled from a car by a tornado. One of them was found dead a half mile away.I believe this is the first time that storm chasers lost their lives during a chase, and Tim was known as one of the best and most careful. Tim Samaras was very valuable to the weather community as an esteemed scientist, Tim’s research was funded through National Geographic, which issued a statement that said, "We are shocked and deeply saddened... [Samaras] was a courageous and brilliant scientist who fearlessly pursued tornadoes and lightning ...

Atlanta Weather | Thunderstorms Possible and Hurricane Season Update

Atlanta Weather | Thunderstorms Possible and Hurricane Season Update

A cold front moving slowly east will be the focus for the next two days for possible strong storms in our area. Today we can expect a few isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. Some of the storms could produce strong wind gust, small hail, and frequent lightning. The front should be south of the area by Monday afternoon.

 

Topic Update:

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season is officially under way and already there is talk of the potential for development in the Gulf of Mexico.

The tropics are currently quiet right now, but there are signs that the wind shear (which helps prevent the development of tropical storms) will lessen enough for a broad area of disturbed weather to attempt to organize into a tropical depression over the central Gulf of Mexico by midweek

Storms On The Way

Storms On The Way

Mostly cloudy skies tonight with a few isolated showers in the northern and western portions of the state. Overnight low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s. South wind between 5-10mph.

Showers and thunderstorms increasing Sunday, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s. Some of the thunderstorms could produce gusty winds and a lot of cloud to ground lightning. 

Sunday night the showers and thunderstorms continue. The heaviest rainfall will likely occur during this time frame. Overnight low temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

Craziest Storm Chaser Video I have Ever Seen!

These people are lucky to be alive today as they were hammered by debris as they were on the outskirts of a massive tornado outside of Union City, OK. The storm took a hard right turn and almost swallowed them whole.....

I AM LOOKING FOR STORM SPOTTERS!!!

Since it is spring I am always looking for people to report the weather to me when the weather is turning bad. Just go down below, click the link to my facebook page then "LIKE" my facebook and twitter feed. That's it!

PDS Tornado Watch For Most of Oklahoma

PDS Tornado Watch For Most of Oklahoma

The same area that has been raked over the coals the last few weeks with tornadoes is yet again under the threat for another destructive day.... The SPC has issued a PDS watch, this means a particularly dangerous situation watch.... As if a regular tornado wasn't enough of a danger, this one is of heightened awareness for those in the watch area. Here is the text from the SPC:

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0907

   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

   0240 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

 

   AREAS AFFECTED...MOST OF OK

 

   CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...TORNADO WATCH LIKELY

 

   VALID 311940Z - 312115Z

 

   PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...95 PERCENT

 

   SUMMARY...PDS TORNADO WATCH WILL BE ISSUED BY 21Z. ISOLATED TO

   SCATTERED DISCRETE SUPERCELLS SHOULD FORM ALONG DRYLINE BETWEEN