Minneapolis Area Tornado – Aug. 19, 2009

–Notice in this video how obscured this tornado could have been on the ground.  Trees and buildings can block the view until other indications are right in top of you.  So.  Listen to those warnings.  In Beaumont Texas the day before, a tornado developed from what seemed to be local interactions of prior storm boundaries.  So.  Sometimes your eyes must be believed even when no warnings of severe weather are present or predicted.


http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/police-tornado-collapses-texas-retail-store-roof-118482.html

Vortex2 : The Big Tornado Project

-Official start on Mothers Day

16 Universities and research centers; 100 researchers; over 40 vehicles; 5 weeks on the hunt; biggest tornado research project of all time. There will be live coverage on The Weather Channel.

-This becomes an unfortunate time period when researchers likely hope for tornadic conditions somewhere. These tornadoes will be the object of new study, along with deciphering conditions that encourage or discourage their development. This refined and enhanced knowledge should filter out to save lives. That is big.

(Now can someone move the tornadoes from the south into the research area? Time should.)

The Official Vortex2 NOAA Site, first link below:

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http://www.vortex2.org/home/

http://tornadoscientists.blogspot.com/

Here are more links;




http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/vortex2/?from=tv_program_vortex

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/noaastor

NOAA Photo Library Image - wea00219

A swirling mass of clouds associated with tornado to left

Image ID: wea00219, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Collection

The Weather Channel may carry live video of tornado’s from this project.
http://www.weather.com/tv/programs/Vortex.html


And from Discover Magazine
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/may/10-worlds-biggest-tornado-hunt

Tornado Warnings in Louisiana and North Carolina 3/27/09

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Update: March 28 2009

Map below remains current. Links in Header have new info as well.

Tornadoes in Georgia

Here is a good Tornado Info Site;

http://www.tornadovideos.net/

NBC Weather Alerts:

Weather Alerts – NBC 15 Online

TORNADO WATCH. Issued at 9:18 AM Saturday, March 28, 2009. Expires at 5:00 PM Saturday, March 28, 2009. Areas Affected: Okaloosa, FL | Santa Rosa,

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Tornado Warnings in Louisiana and North Carolina 5:30pm EDT –3/27/09

Tonight may be tornadic in areas of the South-Southeast

Here is NOAA Info that will change with time:

NWS/SPC Watch, Warning, Advisory Display
(Ten minute update. Click map for larger legacy graphic, click here for 5 min. warning summary.)
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NWS Warnings and Advisories on this map become active links to IWIN products (below):
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HURRICANE IKE NEARS TEXAS; HOUSTON UNDER INLAND WARNING

View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station (NASA)
09.10.08

ISS017-E-015752 -- Hurricane Ike

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View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station
09.05.08

Hurricane Ike

ISS017-E-015162 (4 Sept. 2008) — Hurricane Ike was still a Category 4 storm on the morning of Sept. 4 when this photo was taken from the International Space Station’s vantage point of 220 miles above the Earth. The season’s seventh named storm was churning west-northwestward through the mid-Atlantic Ocean sporting winds of 120 nautical miles per hour with gusts to 145. Photo Credit: NASA

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This post is intended to keep you somewhat connected to hurricane Ike’s impacts, especially since it keeps being viewed. To help in that desire, I add links that seem to provide useful info. Here is another one.

And in case this years tornadic storms are of interest to you:

Tornado Video from Parkersburg Iowa Bank

Tornado Stories

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Ike Update News; Dec. 1 2008


Washington Times
FEMA limits aid to Texas counties hit by Hurricane Ike 2:13 PM CT6 hours ago

By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fully fund six more months of Hurricane Ike debris removal

Dallas Morning News



Hurricane Ike: News & Videos about Hurricane Ike – CNN.com

The television network presents stories and videos related to the storm.

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National Geographic is a good place to go for lots of info, stories an video

Hurricane Ike News, Photos, and Video

Sep 12, 2008 Follow Hurricane Ike—storm news, photos, and video.
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080908-hurricaneike-news.html

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The Southern Ledger
Sense of history a reason Galveston survives
San Antonio Express, TX – 13 hours ago
Mold has taken over some of the collections at the Rosenberg Library home to the Galveston and Texas History Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in
More Than 400 Hurricane Ike Photos (Updated 10/4) KFDM-TV News
Three Weeks After Storm, a Grim Task of Recovery New York Times
Rebuilding Galveston’s economy after Ike KHOU
Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
all 934 news articles »
Plano: JPII students donates to help Ike recovery
Lewisville Leader, TX – 15 hours ago
“We had such short notice for the Hurricane Ike drive that it was great that the whole school stepped up and donated.” The American Red Cross operates more
Hurricane Ike Caused $710-Million in Damage to University in Texas
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) – Oct 10, 2008
By Category The University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston, has suffered nearly $710-million in damage and other costs related to Hurricane Ike,
Xactware’s Network Processes its 15 Millionth Estimate
PR Web (press release), WA – 9 hours ago
Insurance professionals and repair experts hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike helped complete a surge of estimates that recently pushed the

Washington Post
LeBlanc gave realistic picture of island’s future
Daily News – Galveston County, TX – 12 hours ago
and sewer rates won’t be used to float bonds to finance improvements to the water and sewer systems, which were dilapidated before Hurricane Ike hit.

The Southern Ledger
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike
Bradenton Herald, United States – Oct 4, 2008
AP Photo – Earnest Stone, right, and his wife Jimmie, stand where their home once stood until Hurricane Ike destroyed it Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008,
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike KDBC
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike Washington Post
all 230 news articles »

Houston Chronicle
Texans take crack at Dolphins defense today
Houston Chronicle, United States – 11 hours ago
If there’s any benefit to be found in how Hurricane Ike reconfigured the Texans’ schedule, it could show itself in today’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Post Chronicle
Six-pound Mammoth Tooth Photo: Hurricane Ike reveals Fossil
Post Chronicle – Oct 7, 2008
The damage done by Hurricane Ike was quite apparent, but what Sisk and her colleague didn’t expect to find was a huge fossil! ..
AFTER THE STORM: Damage recedes in Vermilion Parish; see photos
The Daily Advertiser, LA – Oct 10, 2008
Across the Vermilion Parish areas ravaged by Hurricane Ike’s floodwaters just under a month ago, remnants of the storm remain – piles of debris lined up ..

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Sept. 27 2008

FEMA: Hurricane Ike Information and Resources

Flooding Information and Resources · Have you been displaced by Hurricane Ike? Ready.Gov – Prepare. Plan. Stay informed · National Hurricane Center

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Sept. 20 2008

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Since so many of you come looking for photo’s; here is a National Geographic Link for Ike

HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: Storm Pummels Texas Coast

See photos of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike after it ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious
news-panther.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/photogalleries/HurricaneIke-pictures/index.html

Sept. 18 2008

Hurricane Ike News – Topix

News on Hurricane Ike continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

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Quick rescue video’s on this post of mine;

HURRICANE IKE EYES HOUSTON

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Hurricane Ike’s impacts leave 32 dead across 9 states. Sept 15 2008

Ike’s remnants have just exited the continent, leaving much flooding and wind damage all the way to the Northeast.

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ABC News

Hurricane Ike will be entered into the record books for the severe damage it inflicted in and around Galveston, Texas, experts say.
National Geographic14533 related articles »

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IKE CONTINUES TOWARD THE US.

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UPDATE 5:15 pm CDT Sept. 12 2008

Hurricane Ike’s outer rain-bands are beginning to reach the shore. Center of cyclone is approx. 60 miles in diameter. Center is still anticipated to come very near or over Houston.

In other severe weather, at this time tornadic storms are rapidly moving towards Kansas City Kansas. A tornado watch there to 10pm local time.

There are a couple tornado warnings in Louisiana. Several homes just reported damaged by one in central Louisiana Ike is not currently expected to be a prodigious tornado producer. This may change as it later encounters that same front and low pressure system causing tornadoes now closing in on Kansas City.

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UPDATE 12:00pm CDT Sept. 12 2008

Ike at 105mph wind in center, remains with very large wind field. Expected eye-wall landfall expected Saturday morning. Ike may close in on Category 3 by landfall.

Houston expected to be near Ike’s center track. Dallas TX under tropical storm warning. Southern Louisiana under tornado watch. From Louisiana to southwest of Galveston receiving rough coastal conditions expected to get worse.

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Update; 6:00pm CDT Sept. 11 2008

Ike seems to be stabilizing and deepening its central pressure. This intensification may take time to spread out into the large wind field. It’s size may create a large impact regardless of it’s Category strength, expected to be around Category 3, or major hurricane status. It is quite major with its size even at at it’s current Cat. 2. Landfall expected perhaps early Saturday morning.

(This blog is a personal blog not affiliated with the links it contains from weather sources, nor do they endorse this blogs contents. I am a volunteer weather spotter. I provide links to this information to make it more available to anyone facing these weather events or otherwise looking for information on them.)

Other news and weather links below

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11:15am CDT Sept. 11 2008

This hurricanes southern projections have been fading to the northern ones of late. Houston TX is now more near the center of the cone of uncertainty, to the northeast of it, which may put it in heavy rain and tropical storm or more winds, and those quick spin-up tornadoes.

Here is the Weather Undergrounds Tropical information link on Ike.

North Atlantic Storm Advisories
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Wind: 25 MPH — Location: 21.8 66.4W — Movement: N
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News article links:


New York Daily News

By Brennan Linsley, AP Photo By Laura Bly and Jayne Clark, USA TODAY As a strengthening Hurricane Ike takes aim at the Texas Gulf Coast, the battered Turks
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UPDATE; 12 pm CDT Sept. 9 2008

Ike is now crossing western Cuba with winds down to 80mph. Computer models continue to sag the projected path to the south, covering most all of Texas and some of northern Mexico.

Though Ike may exit Cuba as a minimal hurricane or strong tropical storm, some projections have it possibly a Category 4 at landfall. Today’s Ike’s strength will not necessarily be it’s power after traveling across the warm Gulf.

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UPDATE 12pm CDT Sept. 8, 2008

Hurricane Ike is just exiting Cuba at this time to the south. Wind report from Cuba of 130mph. Now storm at 105mph. Unfortunately, Ike went between mountain ranges, maintaining quite a good circulation. May cross Cuba once more as it turns into the Gulf of Mexico. US landfall still expected between New Orleans and Corpus Christi this coming weekend.

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Sept. 7 2008, 6:30pm EDT

The question is, after engaging Cuba; where will this hurricane go, and will it have time or space to regenerate. Currently seems Ike may land from New Orleans to Corpus Christie, but more likely now to the western Gulf, Texas and Louisiana. After Cuba, Ike may have a few days to possibly strengthen from its encounters with land. Now if dry air or some persistent wind shear can tone down this development.

The storms encounter with eastern Cuba is immanent, current wind speeds down to 120mph

Here is a NOAA link for this event.

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  1. Atlantic Hurricane Ike … Hurricane IKE: Hurricane IKE Public Advisory Number 20: Hurricane IKE Aviso Publico Number 20: Hurricane IKE Forecast/Advisory Number 20: Hurricane IKE

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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0289

TIROS-N three dimensional cloud-top image of Hurricane Diana as it was strengthening from a Category III storm to a Category IV storm. This was one of the earliest three dimensional images of a hurricane from data obtained from satellite.

Image ID: spac0289, NOAA In Space Collection
Photo Date: 1984 September 11 2000

SEVERE WEATHER EXPLODING–tornadoes May 29 4:30pm, cdt

{Update: Tornado watch boxes collecting from Kansas-Nebraska towards Illinois.-8:50pm, cdt

Long lived tornadoes and or rotating supercells dropping tornadoes through intensity pulses, from Northern Kansas to Southeastern Nebraska. Some of these may become rain wrapped.

Large tornado exiting Beloit area northeast.

Tornado Warning


SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
852 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

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/O.CON.KGID.TO.W.0037.000000T0000Z-080530T0230Z/
JEWELL KS-MITCHELL KS-
852 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
MITCHELL AND SOUTHEASTERN JEWELL COUNTIES...

AT 848 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO.  THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GLEN ELDER...OR 9 MILES WEST OF BELOIT...
MOVING EAST AT 34 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  BELOIT BY 905 PM CDT
  ASHERVILLE BY 910 PM CDT
  SIMPSON BY 915 PM CDT
  SCOTTSVILLE BY 920 PM CDT

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 3930 9847 3953 9848 3965 9793 3936 9792
TIME...MOT...LOC 0152Z 250DEG 30KT 3949 9824

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We seem headed to another outbreak today.

Tornado watches and sever thunderstorm watches are up in the plains.

Kansas and Nebraska are the current hot spot’s in storm formation.

Tornado warnings now out in both states. Tornado may have crossed I-80

Tornado spotted in Wyoming, south of Buffalo.

Sever thunderstorms in East New Mexico and Texas Panhandle.

West-central Iowa now in severe potential for tornadoes.

Update: 6:00pm,cdt: Tornado warning Kearney, tornado reported east of Hoxie. Two possibly tornadic storms are traveling in lines near same area, in two different areas.

Damage reports from Buffalo Co, NE emerg. Management

Tomorrow–Midwest, centered near Chicago and out in a 3-4-5 hundred mile radius, including Detroit.

Click on US map after clicking emblem logo at right, or link at left to find tornado’s current path.

NOAA’s National Weather Service NOAA's National Weather Service Select to go to the NWS homepage

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0050

Thunderstorm out flow from storm core shows up as sheets of wind driven rain spreading from right to left in 1982 photo.

Image ID: nssl0050, 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)

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.

NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA’s National Weather Service NOAA's National Weather Service Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center


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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)

Kansas tornado warning –5-26-08

Update video link:

May 22 2008 Grainfield, KS Beautiful Tornado – iReport.com

And other news links:


Washington Post
Iowa town measures the loss after deadly tornado

May 27, 2008

Kiowa county KS, tornado detected on Doppler radar–5:20pm,cdt Monday, Memorial Day 2008

Several deaths yesterday; Parkersburg, New Hartford Iowa. Sirens went off prior, and helped save many lives. 6 killed and 70 injured in Parkersburg.

Here is an MSNBC link to stories and photo’s of storm damage.