46 TORNADOES COUNTED–5-22-08

Yesterday’s outbreak included Southern California!

Where I live in Arizona, the potency of this system and jet stream dig, is evident with blustery cool conditions, and unusual heavy rains at times last night. We are scheduled to have sustained winds of 45 mph. again today in the afternoon as the big Upper Low Pressure creeps to the east.

The center of today’s most severe weather is anticipated to be in Central-west Kansas, but you know how it goes. This system is moving east, and it is not unheard of to have the sever weather appear north, south east, or west, or any combination of these, from (perhaps including) the anticipated meso scale area focus.

I would suggest to anyone in storm ravaged areas to join volunteer crews if you can. You will likely find strangers who are good people doing what needs to be done. The Red Cross and or other agencies may well come out of nowhere to feed you. There is nothing like helping your fellow’s at dealing with a huge mess that they are burdened by. The camaraderie and thankfulness will likely leave you with a new view about these strangers who now seem like family.

My experiences in these issues are located on my pages on my blog; TORNADO***CHASIE

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0076

Wichita Falls Tornado.

Image ID: nssl0076, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
Photo Date: April 10, 1979
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)