Jelawat hits Okinawa; TS Norman feeds heavy rains in Texas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:55 PM GMT on September 29, 2012

Typhoon Jelawat slammed into Okinawa Saturday morning as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds. The small 7-mile diameter eye tracked just west of the island from southwest to northeast, bringing the strongest winds of the right-front quadrant eyewall to much of Okinawa. Kadena Air Base recorded sustained 10-minute average winds of 85 mph at the peak of the storm, with a top wind gust of 115 mph. The Kadena Facebook page has some impressive videos and photos of the damage, which included flipped cars, downed trees, and damage to signs and buildings. Satellite loops and radar loops show that Jelawat has weakened considerably. Wind shear is up to a very high 40 knots, and the storm is over much cooler waters. Jelawat is likely to be a tropical storm at landfall Sunday on the main island of Honshu in Japan.


Figure 1. Radar image of Typhoon Jelawat over Okinawa at 12:30 am local time on September 29, 2012. Image credit: Japan Meteorological Agency.


Video 1. Typhoon Jelawat in Okinawa as filmed by storm chaser James Reynolds.

Nadine still a hurricane
Tenacious Hurricane Nadine has entered its 17th day of life, and continues to mill about a few hundred miles southwest of the Azores Islands. Nadine is not expected to be a threat to any land areas for the next five days. The latest model runs show Nadine becoming tangled up with an upper level low pressure system on Wednesday and Thursday as the storm comes close to the Azores Islands. This should cause Nadine to become an extratropical cyclone again. Nadine is already in fourth place for longest-lived named tropical storm since 1950:

1) Ginger, 1971: 21.25 named storm days
2) Carrie, 1957: 19.5 named storm days
3) Alberto, 2000: 19.25 named storm days
4) Nadine, 2012: 17.0 named storm days

The all-time record is held by the San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899, which had 28 named storm days.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Hurricane Nadine taken at 9:12 am EDT Saturday, September 29, 2012. At the time, Nadine had top winds of 75 mph. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Tropical Depression Norman dying; heavy rains continue over Texas
Tropical Depression Norman has been moving slowly up the Gulf of California near the tip of Baja, Mexico since it formed Friday afternoon, but has been torn apart by high wind shear of 20 - 30 knots. The storm will likely be declared dead later today. Moisture from Norman fed an extratropical storm over Texas, and contributed to heavy rains in West Texas that caused flooding and water rescues on Friday. Midland-Odessa, Texas, picked up 4.66” of rain on Friday, making it the wettest September day on record and 3rd wettest day in city history (wettest day in city history: August 24th, 1934, when 5.32” fell.)


Figure 3. Tropical Storm Norman in the Gulf of California at 4:30 pm EDT Friday, September 29, 2012. At the time, Norman had top winds of 40 mph, and was spreading a large stream of moisture northeastward into Mexico and Texas. The remains of Hurricane Miriam are at the left of the image, along with a curious little vortex just north of Miriam's remains. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 4. Radar-estimated rainfall in West Texas due to the moisture associated with Tropical Storm Norman. Heavy rains in excess of 4" fell near Midland/Odessa, Big Spring, and San Angelo.


Figure 5. Predicted rainfall totals for the 5-day period ending at 8 am EDT Thursday, October 4, 2012. Moisture from the Eastern Pacific's Tropical Storm Norman will bring heavy rains to much of the South. Image credit: NOAA/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.

I'll have a new post on Monday.

Jeff Masters


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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"Hundreds killed in Pakistan floods"

"Up to 65 gallons per square meter of rain falls in parts of Spain on Friday"

etc etc etc....
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Quoting interstatelover7165:
Nadine vis please


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Quoting allancalderini:
I say last time that Nadine could reach cat 2 status might be a close call or maybe she will do it.

She could hit cat2, I don't think so, if she gets in the right environment at the right time so it's possible.
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I say last time that Nadine could reach cat 2 status might be a close call or maybe she will do it.
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Quoting Grothar:


7 PM. As you know, Europeans usually eat very late. Some think it is barbaric to dine before 8:00 PM. I don't care. When Grothar gets hungry he eats.

Especially since I found out it is still September, I don't have to rush to get my Christmas shopping done like I thought.

OK then. And I agree about the eating-time thing.
Eat when your'e hungry.

One of the radio stations here has introduced "100 days of Christmas" as their programming headline.
I have had to stop listening to that station entirely. I cannot deal with 100 days of Christmas. A week is really pushing it.....

And re: Pastelles.
Fantastic food. Love them.
Introduced here through the Venezuela connection, they have become a Christmas "must have".
We used to make them. A lot of work. Now, we order from people that make. Excellent. Reminds me, I must order some !
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see, nothing, maybe a few showers on the east coast...
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:

Does this mean I get a giant cookie if my forecast verifies? LOL...

Maybe, lol. Nadine is the unconquerable.

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Quoting wxchaser97:
Nadine still has an eyewall, not as strong is some areas though. Nadine still has time to strengthen further than 75-80mph. Her final path is still a mystery to even a very well educated forecaster at the NHC.

Does this mean I get a giant cookie if my forecast verifies? LOL...
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Quoting Grothar:


Hey, Largo, you might get a little wet.

nah, its gonna vanish like the storms did last night..grrrr, local mets said MAYBE tuesday we get some rain, even then its at 50%..well we'll see
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Nadine still has an eyewall, not as strong is some areas though. The overall eyewall structure has though became more defined in the past hours. Nadine still has time to strengthen further than 75-80mph. Her final path is still a mystery to even a very well educated forecaster at the NHC.
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THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND
MISSISSIPPI.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY AS A SURFACE LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION AND COMBINES
WITH HIGH MOISTURE. 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
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Quoting LargoFl:
sure is great food..every year about this time she makes a freezer full lol..great for the coming holidays.


Hey, Largo, you might get a little wet.

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Quoting LargoFl:
wow just look at all that rain..........might be some big time flooding in the days to come................

Y'all should take a closer look at the radar image in post 77. Do you see how there is rotation in the yellow rain band south of Shreveport. NO...this is not tornadic...but this demarcates the existence of the surface front in the precip shield. For those that don't know...a front is an elongated area of low pressure (which is why you see the rotation). But what distinguishes a front from a surface trough is that a front has air mass contrasts across it....
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Nadine vis please
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Quoting CaribBoy:
Still boring as hell

SURE IS BORING AROUND HERE
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Quoting stoormfury:
that area of convection south of the mona passage is pulling low clouds to what appears to be a low pressure area. this is the result of a tropical wave and an upper level trough. the area is moving eastward. could this be Another lenny in the making.


Do you mean the Windward Passage? I don't see anything in the Mona passage.

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.AVIATION...

FOR TEH 18Z TAFS...LOW MVFR CLOUD DECK WILL CONTINUE TO ERODE THIS
AFTERNOON WITH CLEARING OR HIGH CLOUDS MOVING OVER THE REGION FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. THIS WILL CONTINUE DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS WITH BROKEN TO OVERCAST HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS MAKING A RETURN
LATE SUNDAY MORNING. OVERALL...FLIGHT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN VFR.

HATCH

Lookie what I found in KSGF's most recent disscussion.
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Quoting LargoFl:
wow just look at all that rain..........might be some big time flooding in the days to come................

Unfortunately yes...
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Quoting pottery:

Ah !!
A bowl of Crustaceans.
I can deal with that, right now.
But I guess I can wait until suppertime.
What time is suppertime, anyway?


7 PM. As you know, Europeans usually eat very late. Some think it is barbaric to dine before 8:00 PM. I don't care. When Grothar gets hungry he eats.

Especially since I found out it is still September, I don't have to rush to get my Christmas shopping done like I thought.
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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PERIODS OF RAIN...WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...WILL BE POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE STATE...AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES ALONG A STALLED FRONT
ACROSS NORTHERN LOUISIANA. THE HIGHEST RAIN CHANCES WILL BE ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM HALF OF
AN INCH TO ONE INCH. RAIN CHANCES WILL BE LOWER ACROSS THE NORTHERN
HALF OF THE STATE...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS LESS THAN HALF OF AN INCH
EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SUNDAY...RAIN
CHANCES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS ARKANSAS. ONCE AGAIN...THE HIGHEST RAIN
CHANCES WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE. RAIN
TOTALS THROUGH MONDAY WILL RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO A HALF OF AN INCH
ACROSS THE NORTH...TO 2 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS SOUTHERN ARKANSAS.

RAINFALL WILL EXIT THE AREA MONDAY AFTERNOON...WITH DRY WEATHER
RETURNING FOR MONDAY NIGHT. THE FORECAST WILL REMAIN DRY THROUGH
THURSDAY...BEFORE A WEAK FRONT MOVES INTO THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.
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Quoting Grothar:


Having lived in Miami so many years, we have Cuban food at least once a week at home.
sure is great food..every year about this time she makes a freezer full lol..great for the coming holidays.
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Quoting CaribBoy:
Still boring as hell

This is the kind of season where storms do not intensify until they reach the mid-latitudes (Gordon...Kirk....Leslie...Michael...Nadine). The storms that stayed in the tropics didn't strengthen to major levels (Debby...Ernesto...Florence...Helene...Isaac...Joy ce).

This is also a season where mid-latitude upper troughs have been triggering tropical cyclones (Alberto...Beryl...Chris...Michael).
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that area of convection south of the mona passage is pulling low clouds to what appears to be a low pressure area. this is the result of a tropical wave and an upper level trough. the area is moving eastward. could this be Another lenny in the making.
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Quoting LargoFl:
hmmm wife is making Pasteles(sp)..going to be eating good when finished, I love those things.


Having lived in Miami so many years, we have Cuban food at least once a week at home.
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
I have said it before.Love "boring" here is south Florida


I'm not :(
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wow just look at all that rain..........might be some big time flooding in the days to come................
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"boring" here is south Florida


Rut-roh..



That's a typo Im hoping?
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REA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
245 PM AST SAT SEP 29 2012

.SYNOPSIS...MID-UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MONDAY. UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC WILL EXTEND A TROUGH
INTO THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THIS AFTERNOON WAS
LIMITED TO THE NORTHWEST PART OF PUERTO RICO. AS 2 PM...MOST OF
PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WERE UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S. A
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW BETWEEN THE SURFACE UP TO 20K FEET
PER LATEST 12Z TJSJ SOUNDING...IS PROMOTING THIS HOT TEMPERATURES
MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF PUERTO RICO. THESE CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO PREVAIL FOR AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY...BEFORE A SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE...OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC SHIFT WEST...AND A MORE
EASTERLY COMPONENT IN THE WIND FLOW ESTABLISH OVER THE REGION.

IN TERM OF CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE LOCAL AREA...A DRIER
AIR MASS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE REGION TOMORROW...LIMITING
EVEN MORE THE CHANCES FOR SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER THE REGION. FOR
TUESDAY...THE PROXIMITY OF AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS FORECAST TO
BRING BETTER MOISTURE CONTENT OVER THE REGION...WHICH WILL ENHANCE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFTERNOON CONVECTION EACH DAY NEXT WEEK. IN THE
LONG TERM...AT THIS TIME...NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS ARE
FORECAST TO AFFECT THE REGION.


DESPERATE
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Quoting CaribBoy:
Still boring as hell
I have said it before.Love "boring" here is south Florida
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:

Even though this GOM thing won't become tropical...the flood and severe weather risk could develop. This may pull another 93L. From the Storm Prediction Center:

...CENTRAL/ERN GULF STATES...

LATEST GFS/ECMWF ARE IN REASONABLY GOOD AGREEMENT REGARDING THE EVOLUTION OF UPPER TROUGH AS IT SHIFTS ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY DURING THE DAY3 PERIOD. BOTH MODELS INSIST A NOTABLE SFC REFLECTION WILL DEVELOP IN RESPONSE TO THIS FEATURE OVER THE UPPER TX COAST THEN TRACK INTO ECNTRL MS BY 01/12Z. SUBSEQUENT MOVEMENT ACROSS NRN AL WILL OCCUR DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AND WITH A FOCUSED LLJ ON THE ORDER OF 45KT THIS WILL ENSURE SFC DEW POINTS AOA 70F WILL SPREAD INLAND AHEAD OF SURGING FRONTAL ZONE. ONE NEGATIVE FOR POSSIBLE ORGANIZED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE THE POOR LAPSE RATE ENVIRONMENT. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD PSEUDO-ADIABATIC PROFILES WILL BE COMMON AND THIS SHOULD LIMIT SBCAPE TO ROUGHLY 500-1000 J/KG. WITH SWLY MID LEVEL FLOW EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN EXCESS OF 50KT ACROSS THIS REGION MORE THAN ADEQUATE DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL EXIST FOR SUSTAINING ORGANIZED...POTENTIALLY ROTATING UPDRAFTS. AT THIS TIME WILL ONLY INTRODUCE LOW SEVERE PROBS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBILITY FOR ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND PERHAPS A FEW TORNADOES. IF IT BECOMES MORE CLEAR THAT INSTABILITY WILL BE GREATER THAN CURRENTLY EXPECTED THEN ENHANCED SEVERE PROBS WILL BE WARRANTED ACROSS THIS
REGION.


..DARROW.. 09/29/2012

From my latest blog post:

"P1...In the last 36 hours...deep-layered vortex over SE Wyoming has merged with next upper trough in the mid-latitude westerlies. This upper trough is already splitting...with the northern half driving a W Canada frontal cyclone (cyclone's warm front marked in top-center of above atmo chart) whose warm air advection is driving an upper anticyclone over Manitoba. Southern half of upper trough is over the western US...which has sheared off a great bulk of moisture from Eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclone Norman into the SW US upper ridge. Latent heat release from this moisture amplified the SW US upper ridge while the upper ridge has shifted across Texas and N Mexico. Along the front trailing from the NE US 1012 mb low (mentioned in paragraph P2)...split flow upper divergence between this amplified upper ridge and west US upper trough is driving a new and impressive frontal cyclone over Texas. With the immense moisture from Norman wrapped into this frontal cyclone...flood watches are posted across south Texas...spreading into Louisiana and Mississippi. For the next couple of days...potential exists for flood watches to continue spreading across the US Gulf coast region and SE US. Southerly flow ahead of the frontal cyclone will be in directional vertical shear with respect to westerly flow across the upper ridge...so if enough instability develops from daytime heating...severe t-storm and or tornado watches may also be required in the next couple of days."
..yes flooding for sure in the days to come,3 days from now ist still not that far inland
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everyone is getting rain but my area, been dry all week long...............CABARRUS NC-ROWAN NC-
326 PM EDT SAT SEP 29 2012

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ROWAN AND
NORTHERN CABARRUS COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT...

AT 326 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES SOUTH OF CLEVELAND TO
KANNAPOLIS TO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
CONCORD.
SALISBURY.
SPENCER AND GRANITE QUARRY.
ROCKWELL AND MOUNT PLEASANT.
HIGH ROCK LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BRIEF DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES OVER SMALL
AREAS. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LARGE HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. SEEK SHELTER
INSIDE AN INTERIOR ROOM.
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Quoting LargoFl:
GFS at 60 hours has it Inland headed northward, wont be a gulf of mexico concern in building into anything

Even though this GOM thing won't become tropical...the flood and severe weather risk could develop. This may pull another 93L. From the Storm Prediction Center:

...CENTRAL/ERN GULF STATES...

LATEST GFS/ECMWF ARE IN REASONABLY GOOD AGREEMENT REGARDING THE EVOLUTION OF UPPER TROUGH AS IT SHIFTS ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY DURING THE DAY3 PERIOD. BOTH MODELS INSIST A NOTABLE SFC REFLECTION WILL DEVELOP IN RESPONSE TO THIS FEATURE OVER THE UPPER TX COAST THEN TRACK INTO ECNTRL MS BY 01/12Z. SUBSEQUENT MOVEMENT ACROSS NRN AL WILL OCCUR DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AND WITH A FOCUSED LLJ ON THE ORDER OF 45KT THIS WILL ENSURE SFC DEW POINTS AOA 70F WILL SPREAD INLAND AHEAD OF SURGING FRONTAL ZONE. ONE NEGATIVE FOR POSSIBLE ORGANIZED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE THE POOR LAPSE RATE ENVIRONMENT. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD PSEUDO-ADIABATIC PROFILES WILL BE COMMON AND THIS SHOULD LIMIT SBCAPE TO ROUGHLY 500-1000 J/KG. WITH SWLY MID LEVEL FLOW EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN EXCESS OF 50KT ACROSS THIS REGION MORE THAN ADEQUATE DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL EXIST FOR SUSTAINING ORGANIZED...POTENTIALLY ROTATING UPDRAFTS. AT THIS TIME WILL ONLY INTRODUCE LOW SEVERE PROBS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBILITY FOR ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND PERHAPS A FEW TORNADOES. IF IT BECOMES MORE CLEAR THAT INSTABILITY WILL BE GREATER THAN CURRENTLY EXPECTED THEN ENHANCED SEVERE PROBS WILL BE WARRANTED ACROSS THIS
REGION.


..DARROW.. 09/29/2012

From my latest blog post:

"P1...In the last 36 hours...deep-layered vortex over SE Wyoming has merged with next upper trough in the mid-latitude westerlies. This upper trough is already splitting...with the northern half driving a W Canada frontal cyclone (cyclone's warm front marked in top-center of above atmo chart) whose warm air advection is driving an upper anticyclone over Manitoba. Southern half of upper trough is over the western US...which has sheared off a great bulk of moisture from Eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclone Norman into the SW US upper ridge. Latent heat release from this moisture amplified the SW US upper ridge while the upper ridge has shifted across Texas and N Mexico. Along the front trailing from the NE US 1012 mb low (mentioned in paragraph P2)...split flow upper divergence between this amplified upper ridge and west US upper trough is driving a new and impressive frontal cyclone over Texas. With the immense moisture from Norman wrapped into this frontal cyclone...flood watches are posted across south Texas...spreading into Louisiana and Mississippi. For the next couple of days...potential exists for flood watches to continue spreading across the US Gulf coast region and SE US. Southerly flow ahead of the frontal cyclone will be in directional vertical shear with respect to westerly flow across the upper ridge...so if enough instability develops from daytime heating...severe t-storm and or tornado watches may also be required in the next couple of days."
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Still boring as hell
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Quoting weatherbro:


Trust me...That'll change in about 1-2 weeks!

you always seem to lean towards winter by saying the troughs will be stronger, shear increasing, the 540 temp line in the upper atmosphere digging southward(or so i think it is this line on the weather model maps where anything north of it means fair game for snow, but you guys can correct me if i'm wrong). Relax, it is barely October and we still have 2 months of tropical weather season :)
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You knows it's hot in Escondido when ya see dis.

Turkey Vulture
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
318 PM EDT SAT SEP 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN HENDERSON COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
SOUTHERN POLK COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
NORTHEASTERN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
NORTHWESTERN SPARTANBURG COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 319 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
FLAT ROCK...OR 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HENDERSONVILLE...AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
TRYON AND COLUMBUS.
LANDRUM.
LAKE BOWEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BRIEF DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES OVER SMALL
AREAS. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LARGE HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. SEEK SHELTER
INSIDE AN INTERIOR ROOM.
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Quoting Grothar:


Close. Seafood Valencia. It is shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams and chorizos in yellow rice made with with cream and white wine.

Scary.

Ah !!
A bowl of Crustaceans.
I can deal with that, right now.
But I guess I can wait until suppertime.
What time is suppertime, anyway?
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Quoting Grothar:


Close. Seafood Valencia. It is shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams and chorizos in yellow rice made with with cream and white wine.

Scary.
Went out this morning, 3 keeper muttons, 1 jack, 2 undersized yellowtails, 1 Bonita (dammit) and one small strawberry grouper. Had a great day, but oh so hot.
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Quoting Grothar:


Close. Seafood Valencia. It is shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams and chorizos in yellow rice made with with cream and white wine.

Scary.
hmmm wife is making Pasteles(sp)..going to be eating good when finished, I love those things.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Gro, did you take your medicine today?


Just seeing if you are all paying attention. We are having company tonight, so I may declare a blob alert before they arrive.
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GFS at 60 hours has it Inland headed northward, wont be a gulf of mexico concern in building into anything
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Quoting Grothar:


Close. Seafood Valencia. It is shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams and chorizos in yellow rice made with with cream and white wine.

Scary.


Now ya creeping me out Big Guy.


There are now 82 days until the 2012 Winter Solstice
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Quoting Grothar:


Yes, but what year?


2012 ... Why?
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:


LOL...was that a car that got picked up and rolled over? It looked like a trash can for a second. And why didn't the other cars to the left get picked up?

Yeah, that was a car. Don't ask me why the other two didn't go rolling/flying.
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Quoting Patrap:


I agree.



As we approach Dec 21,our synchronicity will increase further.

Were having Seafood Gumbo fer Dinner?

And you?


Close. Seafood Valencia. It is shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams and chorizos in yellow rice made with with cream and white wine.

Scary.
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:


LOL...was that a car that got picked up and rolled over? It looked like a trash can for a second. And why didn't the other cars to the left get picked up?


Cuz the airborne one is a Kia?
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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
ISOLATED LIGHTNING STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE INLAND
MOVING SEA BREEZE BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...PRIMARILY WEST OF
INTERSTATE 95. STORM MOTION WILL BE SLOW AND ERRATIC BUT A GRADUAL
INLAND PROGRESSION OF ACTIVITY WILL OCCUR. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE
OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES. A FEW STRONG STORMS COULD OCCUR
TOWARDS THE INTERIOR OF THE PENINSULA...NEAR INTERSTATE 4 AND INTO
LAKE COUNTY...RESULTING IN FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS
40 TO 45 MPH.
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