Memorial Day severe weather–5-26-08


44 reported tornadoes yesterday, May 25, 2008

Many county’s around and including Saint Louis are in a flood watch.

No severe weather watches as of yet, unfortunately the day is not over. Two very large thunderstorm complexes are moving through the center of the nation. One large storm complex is moving east from East tern Kansas and Oklahoma into Missouri. The other is in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, moving in an easterly direction. Kansas-Oklahoma and Ohio are expected to be the general centers of severe weather today. Risk of severe weather will extend somewhat around and east of these areas, all the way to Western New York State.

In case anyone does not know it; there are weather radio’s that will warn you of coming storms in your areas, and the Weather Channel has a service where they will call your cell any time of day when your area is under severe weather conditions.

2:30pm,cdt. A tornado watch box has gone up in east Texas Panhandle, Western Oklahoma and central-west Kansas.

Large squall line travelling eastward across Tennessee, just passing through Nashville.

This video will show an example of a tornado forming just where the below photograph describes.

Amazing video of multiple tornadoes in Northwest Kansas

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0049

Severe thunderstorm with a clear slot near main updraft core. Typically a tornado, if present, will form in this area.

Image ID: nssl0049, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Photo Date: 1982
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

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