Sunday Tornadoes/Severe Weather

May 19th, 2013 at 9:47 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

oklahoma tornado   oklahoma hail  oklahoma lightning As of 9:45 AM Monday, we are up to 28 tornadoes, 280 reports of wind damage (measured to 74 mph) and 193 reports of large hail up to 3″ in diameter. Oklahoma was hard hit, with one fatality at Dale OK and at least 21 injuries in OK.  Sixteen counties in OK have been declared disaster areas.  Tornadoes crossed both I-35 and I-40, where a truck was left dangling over an overpass.  Tornado Watches stretched from Lake Superior in NW Wisconsin to the Texas border.  Here’s video of the destroyed mobile home park near ShawneeDamage in Carney OK.  Reports of injuries there.  Pictures from KFOR in Oklahoma City

37 Responses to “Sunday Tornadoes/Severe Weather”

  1. jason Brock says:

    i watched this all day on cnn,and the weather channel!!!!! I Feel so bad for those people.I hope all these storms don’t hit us tomorrow

  2. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    I think someone let some spam in. Lol

  3. Mark (N.E. Gratiot) says:

    And this has what to do with weather, nothing

  4. jbrock says:

    When is the worst of the storms supposed to hit west Michigan? That small cell near Chicago looks like it could make it up here soon and the rest of the storms by early afternoon.

    1. Cort S. says:

      We’ll get several rounds of storms over the next few days. Slight chances tonight and during the day tomorrow, but the chances for storms should be better by tomorrow evening.

    2. Ray says:

      Doubt it.

  5. jbrock says:

    Thank you Cort!!!!! You are a very good person to have on this blog,you are always so nice!! And always answer everyone’s questions.I will be watching woodtv8 and the radar all day.BE SAFE and GO REDWINGS!!!

  6. Jerry hoag says:

    Yes the best chance of severe storms will be tomorrow evening/late afternoon. Be on guard everyone and be safe!

  7. Jerry hoag says:

    Here is one question????? Why isn’t the NWS discussion out of Grand Rapids updating their discussions from the 305pm discussion earlier today??? The only thing undated was the aviation.

    Are they working??????? Lol.

    1. Jack says:

      Good Question.. Don’t Have The Answer…Sorry…Stay Cued. Jerry did You check out Kyle Underwoods, Tweet Video, on Tornado, Sunday. Great Video. Peace, and Bring on THEEE STORMS MONDAY !!!!! ;-)

      1. Jerry hoag says:

        Yes and they were awesome!! I am trying to fall asleep, 1. It is a little to warm in my house, 2. And am a little to exctied about the weather that is heading our way. If I don’t fall asleep soon I will be tired tomorrow when the show starts but that won’t stop me from staying awake and watching!! Jack you saty cued and on top of it too. GOD bless you my brother!

    2. Cort S. says:

      Full discussions are due out at 4 am and 4 pm every day. Aviation discussions come out 4 times a day. Other than that, any intermediate updates to forecasts discussions are optional.

      1. Jerry hoag says:

        Thank you Cort!

  8. Rae says:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=658455437504976

    Witchita (KSNW) weather people had to run to their storm shelter today…

    1. Cort S. says:

      I was watching that live as it was happening. The NWS in Wichita went to their shelter shortly before the folks at KSN did (the NWS is southwest of the KSN studio). The Topeka NWS issued warnings on Wichita’s behalf while they were in shelter. Luckily, the tornado only hit the SW part of Wichita before gusting out, and it was an EF-1. The tornado passed within a couple miles of the NWS and the radar. Parts of Wichita were hit by a tornado last year too, April 14, 2012.

  9. Jerry hoag says:

    Jack, still no new updates!! Hmmmmmmmm we will see in the morning. Going to try to get some shut eye!

    1. Jack says:

      NIGHT…..STORM DEAMS……… LOL…… Zzzzzzzzzzzzz…. ;-)

      1. Jerry hoag says:

        You tooooooooo. Crackle boom.. crackle boom….. crackle boom…. lol.

  10. Jerry hoag says:

    Bill….. any reasons on why the NWS isn’t updating their site?? The only thing updated since the last update at 305pm was the aviation. Please answer me back here cause my yahoo mail is still out, I think it went to Hawaii or something. Lol. Thanks Bill….

    1. Jerry hoag says:

      Bill???????? Bill???????

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        I’m here. The NWS is proceeding according to plan. They don’t update the Short Term Forecast unless something changes. We’ll see what the SPC update says in something like half an hour.

        1. Jerry hoag says:

          Thank you Bill….. I am so sorry for the pushyness. I was curious on to the reasons why. Thanks again Bill for the great work you do for us!! Keep it up!!!

    1. Jerry hoag says:

      What does all this mean???

    2. Jerry hoag says:

      Hey Cort……what does all of this stuff mean???? I looked at it and tried to make sense of it. HELP PLEASE?????? Thanks Cort.

  11. Tyler says:

    Hey Bill sometime last week from my apartment a lake inversion occurred. On the FM Dial B 93 93.7 out of Grand Rapids was coming in like a local station here in Escanaba! Also some 96.1 station which was a sports talk radio was coming in clear as well. Traverse City and Green Bay were booming in as well! I remember last summer being able to pick up Z 93 which is out of Bay City. I was getting all Saginaw stations last summer one day then by nighttime it was gone. Tropo and E skip season is here as well.

    1. Cort S. says:

      Could it have been Tuesday, when we had those elevated thunderstorms? That same night when Wisconsin had those heat bursts from dry microbursts? The anomalous propagation on the radars around our area was really strong that evening.

  12. Mike Geukes says:

    DAY 2 OUTLOOK:

    DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    1259 AM CDT MON MAY 20 2013

    VALID 211200Z – 221200Z

    …THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION
    SWWD TO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF S TX…

    ..SYNOPSIS

    AN UPPER LOW PROGGED TO RESIDE OVER THE ERN SD VICINITY AT THE START
    OF THE PERIOD IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN WITH TIME…AS IT — AND THE
    ASSOCIATED TROUGH EXTENDING SWD INTO THE SRN PLAINS — SHIFTS EWD
    THROUGH THE PERIOD. EWD PROGRESS OF THE SYSTEM WILL BE AIDED BY AN
    EMBEDDED SHORT-WAVE TROUGH MOVING EWD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS.
    ELSEWHERE…AN UPPER LOW IS FORECAST TO DIG SEWD INTO THE PAC
    NW…AND A VERY WEAK LOW SHOULD LINGER ACROSS FL.

    AT THE SURFACE…A LOW INITIALLY INVOF SWRN MN IS FORECAST TO MOVE
    SLOWLY EWD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UPPER SYSTEM…REACHING THE WRN
    UPPER GREAT LAKES LATE. THE TRAILING COLD FRONT DRAPED INITIALLY
    FROM MN/IA SWWD INTO CENTRAL TX WILL MOVE SLOWLY EWD WITH
    TIME…WEAKENING AS IT PROGRESSES ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST/MO
    REGION. THE SRN FRINGE OF THE FRONT SHOULD LINGER ACROSS TX THROUGH
    THE AFTERNOON…BEFORE WASHING OUT COMPLETELY OVERNIGHT.

    ..THE GREAT LAKES REGION SWWD ACROSS CENTRAL TX

    SCATTERED/ONGOING CONVECTION IS FORECAST ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF
    THE RISK AREA TO START THE PERIOD…CONTINUING INTO THE AFTERNOON
    HOURS. THREAT FOR HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS MAY EXIST LOCALLY WITH THE
    ONGOING STORMS…BUT THE GREATER EFFECT OF THIS CONVECTION WILL
    LIKELY BE TO HINDER HEATING/DESTABILIZATION ACROSS MUCH OF THE
    OUTLOOK AREA — PARTICULARLY FROM PARTS OF AR NEWD. WHILE SOME
    INTENSIFICATION OF THE CONVECTION WILL OCCUR ACROSS THIS PART OF THE
    AREA THROUGH THE DIURNAL PEAK HEATING PERIOD…THE LACK OF GREATER
    DESTABILIZATION SHOULD TEMPER THE OVERALL THREAT ACROSS MUCH OF THIS
    AREA.

  13. Mike Geukes says:

    DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    0100 AM CDT MON MAY 20 2013

    VALID 201200Z – 211200Z

    …THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF OK/SOUTHEAST
    OK/SOUTHERN MO/NORTHWEST AR…

    …THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE
    MIDWEST/GREAT LAKES REGION…

    ..SYNOPSIS

    YET ANOTHER ACTIVE/RELATIVELY WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER DAY IS
    LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO MIDWEST TODAY AND
    TONIGHT. A PROMINENT CENTRAL CONUS UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE A
    GENERAL EASTWARD ADVANCEMENT THROUGH TONIGHT…WITH A LEAD/CLOSED
    UPPER LOW PIVOTING OVER THE DAKOTAS/UPPER MIDWEST. A SOUTHERN STREAM
    SHORTWAVE TROUGH/MODERATELY STRONG POLAR JET WILL EJECT
    EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES TO THE SOUTHERN
    PLAINS/OZARKS…WITH SEVERE TSTMS INCREASINGLY LIKELY BY PEAK
    HEATING AND CONTINUING INTO TONIGHT.

    MEANWHILE…A LINGERING UPPER LOW OVER THE COASTAL SOUTHEAST STATES
    WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ANOTHER DAY OF WIDELY SCATTERED TO SCATTERED
    TSTMS OVER THE REGION…SOME OF WHICH MAY AGAIN BE STRONG OR SEVERE.

    UPPER MIDWEST/GREAT LAKES

    MID-LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH/SPEED MAX WILL PIVOT NORTHEASTWARD OVER
    THE UPPER MIDWEST/UPPER MS VALLEY DURING THE AFTERNOON…WITH
    ASSOCIATED FORCING FOR ASCENT OVERSPREADING A RELATIVELY
    MOIST/UNSTABLE BOUNDARY LAYER TO THE SOUTH OF A WARM FRONT EXTENDING
    FROM THE EASTERN DAKOTAS/MN SURFACE LOW EASTWARD TO NORTHERN
    PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION.

    TWO GENERAL SCENARIOS FOR SEVERE TSTM DEVELOPMENT SEEM PROBABLE THIS
    AFTERNOON. ONE BEING PARTS OF IA/UPPER MS VALLEY ON THE EASTERN
    PERIPHERY OF THE UPPER LOW AND UPPER JET EXIT REGION AS IT COINCIDES
    WITH THE SYNOPTIC FRONT. MEANWHILE…FARTHER EAST…PROPAGATION OF
    REMNANT OUTFLOW /EVEN SUBTLE REMNANTS INTO AFTERNOON/ ARE A
    PLAUSIBLE INFLUENCE FOR RENEWED TSTM DEVELOPMENT INTO A VERY
    UNSTABLE AIRMASS ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION. OVERALL…THIS
    INCLUDES POTENTIAL FOR SOME SUPERCELLS ASIDE FROM SUSTAINED LINEAR
    STRUCTURES…WITH BOUTS OF DAMAGING WINDS/SEVERE HAIL AND A COUPLE
    OF TORNADOES ALL POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION.

      1. Jack says:

        Thanks, Mike Geukes !!!!

  14. Brittney says:

    My heart goes out to all the people and their families hit by the tornadoes today. My prays are with them and the rescue crew in hopes to find as many people alive rather than dead.

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