Severe weather in the southern states today

By: Levi32 , 4:25 PM GMT on February 24, 2007

Update 7pm eastern:

7 tornadoes have been reported so far today, with 22 total reports of severe weather. Not the largest outbreak we've ever seen, but not the weakest either. Everything from 2 feet of snow in Wisconsin to hurricane force winds in Kansas to tornadoes and severe weather in the southern states is with this storm. The cold front and associated squall line has moved for the most part out of Arkansas, leaving behind 5 reported tornadoes in the state. The squall line now extends from NE Louisiana to NW Mississippi, and will continue to progress eastward tonight. The tornado threat in Kansas has ended with the upper low now over the eastern part of the state, and instability has moved off the the south and east. By the time the surface low makes it to Missouri it will have begun to weaken as it loses upper-level support. T-storms will diminish in intensity the further east they go, and the areas of Georgia, Florida panhandle, and southern Alabama shouldn't see too much severe weather with this. Northern Florida could still get some severe storms, but right now it doesn't look like conditions will favor more than an isolated severe storm here and there. Tonight the worst impacted area will be NE Louisiana and the state of Mississippi. Southern Louisiana could see some severe storms pop up later tonight with the arrival of a jet streak over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Instability will still be fairly favorable, and residents in that area should watch the skies. The worst tornado threat will be tonight for central and northern MS, but will diminish greatly by tomorrow morning as the storms lose support from the LLJ. Stay safe everyone!

We shall see what happens!

Update 1:45pm eastern:

Severe t-storms continue to intensify over northern Louisiana and Arkansas. An impressive return flow from the GOM is bringing very warm moist air northward to feed these storms. The surface low over Kansas continues to deepen, and the upper trough is beginning to really enhance instability throughout these areas. New storms with tornado warnings have also popped up in central Kansas. These t-storms are located in the dry slot of the low. Temperatures and Dewpoints are quite low, but there is enough instability and upper-level vorticity to spawn some low-top supercells. All these areas will see increased storm coverage and intensity during the next several hours, with the storms in LA and AR moving eastward with time, eventually affecting Mississippi later tonight.

Saturday morning severe weather update:

Model-wise little has changed this morning. The surface low has made it into the plains, and will quickly deepen during the day today to about 985mb. The low will move across Kansas and then move ENE through Missouri and Illinois, where it will begin to fill as it loses upper-level support tomorrow. A strong jet is accompanying the upper trough associated with this low. The trough is now moving across the plains, and will serve as the main kick-starter for supercells this afternoon. Late tonight another jet streak will develop over the western Gulf of Mexico and head east along the gulf coast. On Sunday this jet streak combined with the tail-end of the cold front from the low over northern Illinois will produce a marginal threat for severe storms over southern Alabama, Georgia, and northern Florida. As we have seen with the last couple storms it doesn't take much beyond a low-level jet and that jet streak to make severe storms pop up. Right now it is very uncertain what Florida will get, but we'll have a better idea late tonight.

Ok, so what's happening today? Well the dryline is over eastern Texas, and the cold front is over western Texas. The warm front is over NE Texas, and is responsible for the current storms firing over Arkansas. Both these fronts will trigger severe storms throughout the afternoon. Lots of mid-level dry air is invading Texas and Arkansas, and you can already see some high cloud tops blowing up on satellite imagery. The main focus of worst weather today will be over eastern Texas, northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi. A strong jet will be moving over the area during the course of this afternoon, which will enhance the already strong shear profiles. As the day progresses colder temperatures aloft will be advecting into the area from the upper-level trough. This will increase instability further. Daytime temperatures will once again be somewhat hindered by clouds and existing storms, but the areas of Texas and Louisiana should see highs in the lower-mid 70s, with low 70s even extending up into parts of Arkansas. The return flow from the Gulf of Mexico is very strong, and is bringing 60+ degree dewpoints all the way into Arkansas. The gulf coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi may get in on some bad storms tonight as the jet streak forms over the northern gulf. Mid-level lapse rates are quite high over the entire affected area, and instability will continue to increase throughout the day. The conditions are setting up for potential strong and severe tornadoes, along with 2+ inch hail. Everyone should be very careful today. Stay safe!

We shall see what happens!




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124. Raysfan70
11:20 AM GMT on February 25, 2007
Good Morning {{Levi}}!
Have A Nice Day Graphics
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123. Levi32
2:43 AM GMT on February 25, 2007
Hey C'lady! Good to see you again! Yes I'm coming out of winter hibernation lol. These severe weather events are good practice for hurricane season. Have a great evening :)
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122. charlestonlady
1:31 AM GMT on February 25, 2007
Hey Levi! are you coming out of hibernation? Its good to see you! Have a wonderful sunday!
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121. ryang
11:59 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
AN INTENSIFYING LOW PRES SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PLAINS
WILL BRING THE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS PARTS OF
THE GULF COAST STATES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. DOPPLER RADAR
IS ALREADY SHOWING NARROW BANDS OF STRONG SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED
TSTMS OVER E TEXAS/W-CENTRAL LOUISIANA. A COLD FRONT EXTENDS
FROM THE LOW PRES SYSTEM ACROSS TEXAS INTO N MEXICO ALONG 29N98W
28N106W. A ROPE OR LINE CLOUD DEFINES THE FRONT OVER LAND.
MODERATE TO STRONG RETURN FLOW DOMINATES THE GULF AHEAD OF THIS
FRONT APPROACHING THE TEXAS COAST. A QUIKSCAT PASS THIS MORNING
SHOWED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KT ACROSS THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE
GULF. HIGH PRES RIDGE EXTENDS S INTO THE ERN GULF. THE RIDGE
WILL SHIFT E OF THE AREA AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE NW
CORNER OF THE GULF TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE W
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO BAY OF CAMPECHE ON SUN. IN THE UPPER
LEVELS...THE RIDGE THAT COVERS THE REGION IS BEGINNING TO SHIFT
EASTWARD WHILE A CUT-OFF LOW IS SPINNING OVER N TEXAS. MID/UPPER
LEVEL MOISTURE IS BEING TRANSPORTED FROM THE EPAC INTO CENTRAL
MEXICO AND THE N GULF WATERS BY A SUBTROPICAL JETSTREAM. THESE
STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL ENHANCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS FROM TEXAS TO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT.
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120. Levi32
10:01 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Well as usually happens when I leave for even 10 minutes, something else pops up in life. There's stuff outside I have to do, and I won't be back until sometime between 6 and 7pm eastern time. Stay safe everyone!
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119. Levi32
9:46 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Gotta go make lunch, be back in about 15 minutes.
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118. Levi32
9:43 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
335 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BRADLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS

* UNTIL 415 PM CST

* AT 333 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
HERMITAGE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
WARREN AROUND 340 PM CST...

ANOTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS
LOCATED NEAR STRONG IN UNION COUNTY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.
THIS TORNADO WILL AFFECT AREAS OF SOUTHERN BRADLEY COUNTY...NEAR
VICK AND INGALLS.
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117. Levi32
9:42 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Thanks Rich. You're doing great yourself! See ya later have a great afternoon :)
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116. atmosweather
9:40 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Alright Levi, gotta leave for Universal. Will be back later this evening. You are doing an awesome job as always. Thanks so much.

Later, have a great afternoon :)
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115. Levi32
9:39 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
336 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BIENVILLE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA

* UNTIL 400 PM CST

* AT 329 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 24
MILES SOUTHWEST OF ARCADIA...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
ARCADIA BY 400 PM CST...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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113. Levi32
9:35 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
V2 over SE Arkansas is splitting into K2 and B3. B3 is producing a tornado at this time. Link
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112. Levi32
9:31 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Tornado warnings in northern Louisiana moving into southern Arkansas. Storms A0, M0, and E0 could all be producing tornadoes. In addition A0 could be producing hail in excess of 2" in diameter. Link
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111. Levi32
9:26 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
On visible satellite you can see V2 near the AR/MS border. It has some of the highest tops of all the storms. Greater than 40k feet...
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110. Levi32
9:22 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Yeah that looked like a bad one on velocity imagery. I hope everyone's ok down there.
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109. Levi32
9:21 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
V2 still could be producing a tornado. The storm is racing NE almost parallel to the AR/MS border. Link
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108. atmosweather
9:20 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BRB...
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107. atmosweather
9:20 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Yep, you hit it right on. They said "Damage Reported", and that's NOT a good sign this early on. Could mean it might have been a big one (F2-F5).
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106. Levi32
9:16 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Third tornado of the day reported in Dumas, AR.
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105. atmosweather
9:13 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 311 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... UNION PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS * UNTIL 400 PM CST * AT 311 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STRONG...OR NEAR JUNCTION CITY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. * THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF STRONG BY 335 PM CST WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. REPEATING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR... UNION PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS UNTIL 400 PM CST. LAT...LON 3302 9272 3281 9271 3316 9212 3329 9246
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104. Levi32
9:08 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
303 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
PHILLIPS COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS

* UNTIL 400 PM CST

* AT 300 PM CST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO 30
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRUMROD...OR NEAR DUMAS...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ELAINE...
WATKINS CORNER...LAKE VIEW...LEXA...WEST HELENA AND HELENA

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN DUMAS
ARKANSAS WITH DAMAGE REPORTED.
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103. atmosweather
9:07 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
LOL!

That's a nasty cell as well.
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102. Levi32
9:06 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Storm X0 producing a tornado in northern Louisiana Link
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101. Levi32
9:04 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Gee beat me again lol.
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100. Levi32
9:03 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
300 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA

* UNTIL 330 PM CST

* AT 300 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 16 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF JUNCTION CITY...OR ABOUT 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOMER...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
SUMMERFIELD BY 305 PM CST
JUNCTION CITY BY 310 PM CST
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99. atmosweather
9:03 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 300 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA * UNTIL 330 PM CST * AT 300 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF JUNCTION CITY...OR ABOUT 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOMER... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. * THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... SUMMERFIELD BY 305 PM CST JUNCTION CITY BY 310 PM CST WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. REPEATING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR... CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA UNTIL 330 PM CST. LAT...LON 3284 9309 3277 9272 3301 9272 3301 9286
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98. Levi32
9:00 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Wow you're as fast as SL with those warnings Rich lol. Yeah we've got this one down!
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97. Levi32
8:59 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Tornado reported in SE Arkansas. Likely from the V2 storm. Residents in the path of this dangerous cell should pay close attention.
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96. atmosweather
8:58 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Yep, and here it is. We are dead on with this one Levi!

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 257 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS NORTHWESTERN DESHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS * UNTIL 330 PM CST * AT 255 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR DUMAS... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... MERRISACH LAKE AROUND 310 PM CST... WHITE RIVER NWR AROUND 320 PM CST... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CST SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR ARKANSAS. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST SATURDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS. LAT...LON 3388 9154 3396 9154 3395 9146 3400 9140 3406 9143 3434 9110 3432 9104 3429 9103 3429 9107 3414 9108 3413 9111 3411 9102 3380 9145
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95. Levi32
8:55 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
The tornado in V2 over SE Arkansas shouldn't be long-lived due to little rotation in the mid-upper levels. However the area of Dumas and Gould is getting a visit by a monster twister right now.
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94. Levi32
8:51 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Storm V2 is hooking now. Residents in Dumas and Gould should take cover now!
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93. Levi32
8:48 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Yeah, Kansas should be out of big danger now, but those low-top storms have surprised us earlier, and they might do it again before sunset, we'll see.

Yeah that V2 tornado has got to be really big.
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92. Levi32
8:46 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
This squall line is producing tornadoes in NW Louisiana. Link
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91. atmosweather
8:46 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Kansas threat is diminishing as the upper level support digs SE-ward and leaves the lower level vort max. Only really low topped storms could produce tornadoes now.

Wow, that's a wedge in V2. Huge area of spin.
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90. atmosweather
8:44 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 241 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA * UNTIL 330 PM CST * AT 241 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOMER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH. * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... HOMER BY 250 PM CST JUNCTION CITY BY 305 PM CST A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM. DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM. REPEATING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA UNTIL 330 PM CST. LAT...LON 3286 9323 3263 9317 3279 9274 3302 9272 3300 9298
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89. Levi32
8:43 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Storm V2 producing a strong tornado SW of Dumas, Arkansas. Link
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88. atmosweather
8:41 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 240 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN DESHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS SOUTHEASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS * UNTIL 300 PM CST * AT 237 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 18 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DUMAS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... DUMAS...MITCHELLVILLE AROUND 250 PM CST...THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CST SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR ARKANSAS. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST SATURDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS. LAT...LON 3381 9170 3400 9143 3399 9132 3395 9135 3395 9119 3399 9114 3401 9117 3409 9115 3401 9108 3396 9111 3398 9114 3389 9122 3378 9142
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87. atmosweather
8:40 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 237 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... WESTERN ST. CHARLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI SOUTHEASTERN WARREN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI * UNTIL 315 PM CST * AT 233 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DIME SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MARTHASVILLE...OR ABOUT 6 MILES NORTH OF WASHINGTON...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... NEW MELLE... WENTZVILLE... ST. PAUL... LAKE ST. LOUIS... O'FALLON... DARDENNE PRAIRIE... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. LAT...LON 3865 9118 3855 9098 3887 9044 3888 9090
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86. Levi32
8:40 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Latest visible satellite image. Link

Storms in Kansas are no longer tornadic, but the threat for a twister will remain until sunset arrives.
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85. Levi32
8:34 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
224 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
DE SOTO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 222 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 12 MILES WEST OF
MANSFIELD...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
MANSFIELD BY 235 PM CST...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

REPEATING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR...
DE SOTO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
UNTIL 300 PM CST.
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84. Levi32
8:30 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
I'm back now. Tornado warnings in southern Arkansas being spawned by these cells. Link

Michael wow Gamede is big. Bigger than Katrina by far.
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82. Levi32
6:54 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
I have to go for about an hour. I've been at this for over 3 hours straight anyway. See you all later!
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81. dhcoop
6:50 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
They are. Low 70s.
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80. Levi32
6:49 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Yes weather is often like that. Awesomely beautiful, but terribly destructive at the same time. Ok so you're somewhere in west-central MS. Temperatures should be quite warm there now.
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79. dhcoop
6:46 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Wow. That's a cool, but scary pic, levi. I'm right in the middle of that hole in the clouds in MS.
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78. Levi32
6:42 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Visible shot of storms in Louisiana and Arkansas. Link
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77. Levi32
6:40 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Potential tornado in storm N3 moving northwest of Shreveport, LA. Link
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74. Levi32
6:36 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Radar of Kansas Tornado.
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