SEVERE WEATHER May 27–08

Northeast now under severe thunderstorm watch, including New York City.

Update: cold front has pushed past New York City an Boston.

Severe thunderstorms are going on in Oklahoma and Texas. Tornado warning now with storm in far West Texas

Big thunderstorms in the center-southeast of nation. Large Derecho like (this case not quite as extreme or long lived) complex sinking south-southeast toward Dallas Texas. Another large group stretched across Tennessee and surrounding states, drifting towards Nashville area.

Storms are occurring in 70+degree dewpoints in some areas. Rain may be very heavy in places.

Severe thunderstorm warnings now out in the Northeast-12:43pm.edt

It seems a tornado outbreak is not expected today, but this does not mean there will not be isolated tornadoes later. We need relief from this years onslaught. Tornadoes might develop around Arkansas and nearby parts of bordering states, especially northeast Texas and eastern Oklahoma. Lets see if cloud suppression of daytime heating from large early complex will last long enough to have some effect on diminishing storm intensity. Having said that; the experts seem to have just moved the most severe likelihood to the southwest to southeast periphery of current storm areas. Severe weather may now cut more into the northern areas of deep southern states.

Here comes the hurricane season. It is expected to be above normal, but no telling where the patterns wil persist in formation and steering currents.

Here is your government link to weather conditions.

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NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0051

Lowering wall cloud under main thunderstorm updraft. Tornadoes will generally form in and ground the wall cloud.

Image ID: nssl0051, 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)