Post by mobileweatherwatcher on Apr 19, 2020 0:09:37 GMT -6
Moderate risk expanded into central Georgia. There were rumors going around on Twitter that the SPC was going to go high risk over portions of Mississippi and Alabama with the first Day 1 outlook. One person said the weather service in Birmingham talked them out of it while another said the area was drawn out, but a lead forecaster said no. All this supposedly in NWS chats.
Post by grisairgasm on Apr 19, 2020 13:40:33 GMT -6
I’m not a hydrologist and I realize a majority of Mississippi River water comes from up north in the spring. However, I’m on the levee every day and it continues to fluctuate back and forth close to flood stage. They predict a fall then N Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama get soaked again in this crazy stuck pattern. I have watched for weeks how these southern rain deluges contribute to constant fluctuations in the river forecasts and spillway openings. Now here we go again. I know the weather is being overshadowed by current world crisis but I think this pattern is unprecedented. What is this storm.....number 12 or so for the year? They just keep coming and it looks to continue.
Tornado Watch Number 122 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 240 PM CDT Sun Apr 19 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of Much of Louisiana Southwest Mississippi Southeast Texas Coastal Waters
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until 1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter likely Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop across east Texas this afternoon and spread eastward across the watch area through the evening. Large hail and damaging winds are likely with the most intense cells. The risk of a few tornadoes is also increasing as winds aloft strengthen. Strong tornadoes are possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 150 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Alexandria LA to 65 miles southwest of Intracoastal City LA. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 120...WW 121...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector 25035.