The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Powerful wording out of the Tallahassee Weather Service

It's all just going nuts... as expected, storms popping up all over the place, being tornado warned. Alabama Mike is near Tuscaloosa, AL, awaiting a cell coming out of MS and whatever else pops up... currently, a cell just east of his house is tornado... go figure.Tallahassee's National Weather Service Office has issued a revised outlook for my area. The whole thing is cool, so I will share it here... though our overcast skies seem that they would inhibit sufficient instability. We would need a decent dry slot for anything to initiate.

147 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009

...MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WITH TORNADOES POSSIBLE...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE...AND THE ADJACENT GULF COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS PLACED SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...AND MUCH OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE UNDER A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS FROM THIS LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA IS UNDER A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE. MODERATE RISK ASSIGNMENTS ARE A FAIRLY RARE OCCURRENCE...AND GENERALLY OCCUR ONLY ONE OR TWO TIMES A YEAR IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY.

MOISTURE HAS BEEN RAPIDLY RETURNING THROUGH THE DAY TODAY ACROSS THE REGION. THIS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE AS WILL THE INSTABILITY. WITH VERY FAVORABLE WIND PROFILES... THE FORECAST AREA IS BEING PRIMED FOR A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK... POSSIBLY A MAJOR ONE. INITIALLY DISCRETE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WELL AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THESE WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES...PERHAPS EVEN A STRONG TORNADO. ONCE THE COLD FRONT CATCHES UP TO THE STORMS... THE CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO A MORE LINEAR MODE...IN OTHER WORDS A SQUALL LINE. THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL SHIFT TO DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AT THIS TIME...BUT ANY STORMS THAT DEVELOP OUT AHEAD OF THIS LINE COULD BE TORNADIC SUPERCELLS. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL END FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
THE FORECAST AREA IS BEING PRIMED FOR A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK... POSSIBLY A MAJOR ONE... DISCRETE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WELL AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THESE WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES...PERHAPS EVEN A STRONG TORNADO. WOW! Spotter training should be interesting.

Also, it hasn't been updated yet, but we are under a tornado watch...
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 25
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
335 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009
... including Lowndes County, which is where I am.

3:49EST Funnel Clouds being reported on the cell Mike didn't go after... Tornado warned in Birmingham...This is the cell Mike is going after. Should be warned any minute...
Rick is in Bainbridge... chasing.

~Dew

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  2. and yes America..Rick caught Bainbridge too...Curse the Dewvoid!

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