Tornadoes at Denton TX and Near St. Louis

April 4th, 2014 at 1:59 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

april 3 tornado threeapril 3 tornado azure hardyapril 3 tornado one   Some hail pics. here from 5NBCDFW near Denton Texas where hail was denton cars!  Pics. here.  There was one report of softball sized hail near Denton, along with an 82 mph wind gust.   Here’s video (you can hear the hail).   Here’s radar images of the Denton hail-monster.   As I write this Storm Reports has 8 tornadoes (at least one duplicate and one unconfirmed).   One tornado at University City, Missouri has been rated EF1.   From Jan. 1 thru Mar. 31, the U.S. had only 70 tornadoes, lower than the low total from last year for the same period.  During the first 3 months of the year, there were no tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska.  Leading the list was Illinois with 14 and (believe it or not) California with 10.  This number may very well be reduced as duplicate sightings are identified.   There have been no tornado fatalities and almost all the tornadoes have been classified “weak”.  Nice supercell pic.   Nice lightning shot at “Final Four Stadium”Mammatus clouds (associated with a strong thunderstorm).  How’d you like to have this monster storm comin’ atchaReed Timmer was out chasin’.   Time to get to know your basement.

Also, it made 100° yesterday in Laredo, TexasQuite a temperature contrast – from a high of 80° Thurs. at Oklahoma City to a high of 39° at Garden City, Kansas.

5 Responses to “Tornadoes at Denton TX and Near St. Louis”

  1. Resourceful Nana says:

    I looked at the photo, but can someone tell me more about Mammatus clouds? Are they before a strong thunderstorm or could they be following? Are they low, or high? Does the name mean what it sounds like??

    1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

      Google is your friend:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        Cool looking clouds.

  2. Daniel G says:

    Denton cars? WHAT the HAIL!!!

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      sNOw way!

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