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Severe Outbreak Possible Saturday

1 May 2010, 11:02 am

Before I get into the forecast for today…. I want to take a look back at yesterday:

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Over 20 tornadoes were reported yesterday, click the image above to watch a storm chase from David Toner and Jason Blum near Willow Spring, Missouri.

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It’s hard to see the tornado isn’t it… I have highlighted where I believe the cone is.   This is called a HP Supercell, a High Precipitation Storm… or what I call a gungy tornado.   Reminds me of the 10 February 2009 tornado I chased in Edmond, Oklahoma.   I hate these types… they are so hard to see and are killers.   When tornado warnings are issued, people want to go out side and look, but with a HP tornado, all you are going to get is wrapping curtains of rain, not the classic cone or funnel.

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I believe today will dwarf Friday in tornado reports.   Check out the High Risk issued for this afternoon:

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Here is what the best severe weather forecasters in the world have to say about today (SPC Discussion)

THE SETUP ULTIMATELY MAY SUPPORT MULTIPLE CORRIDORS HAVING A POTENTIAL FOR
   STRONG TORNADOES FROM MUCH OF AR AND NRN MS NEWD INTO WRN/CNTRL
   TN...WRN/CNTRL KY AND PERHAPS SRN IL/SRN INDIANA TONIGHT/EARLY SUN.

So, if you know someone who lives in the area… they will be under the gun for a round of very severe weather later today and tonight.

Meteorologist Jonathan Conder


                            

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