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Derecho
03-23-2010, 04:09 PM
EDIT: Tornadoes confirmed across the Southeast USA from yesterday, potential on the horizon for severe tstorms next week from the Plains through to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Not that impressive of a next few days, but tomorrow there is definitely some potential for some hail producing supercells across central Texas. I'm not getting too excited for this, but it's great to see short term and even some long range potential for severe thunderstorms to return across the Plains. Only a matter of time until they reach us here in southern Ontario.

Models have been persistent displaying some activity across central Texas right through to Alabama ten days out. If the GFS persists with this, I wouldn't be surprised to see the SPC's eight day outlook include the central Texas potential in two days. It's been in a state of flux, but models have been indicating this for five days now.

Derecho
03-26-2010, 02:45 PM
NWS office in Birmingham has confirmed two EF1 tornadoes from yesterdays storms. Three more tornadoes in the NWS Huntsville CWA are pending confirmation.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1208 PM CDT FRI MAR 26 2010

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SHELBY COUNTY...

SURVEY TEAMS HAVE EXHAUSTED THEIR EFFORTS FOR THE DAY. RESULTS WILL
BE EVALUATED AND A REVIEW WILL BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF
ADDITIONAL SURVEYS ARE NEEDED.

MULTIPLE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED THURSDAY EVENING WHICH
RESULTED IN TWO CONFIRMED TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS.

...SHELBY COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: MARCH 25, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: (MPH): 90 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 33.239071/86.867007 7:02 PM
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 33.253754/86.822974 7:07 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.75 MILES
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH (IN YARDS): 100 YARDS
WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 7:01 PM UNTIL 7:30 PM
WATCHES: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FROM 3:20 PM
UNTIL 7:00 PM

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 702 PM ON FOX VALLEY
ROAD IN MAYLENE WHERE IS TOSSED TRAMPOLINES AND SNAPPED A FEW SMALL
TREES. THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST CROSSING SHELBY COUNTY ROAD
17 JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 17 AND 1ST AVE
WEST. IT THEN STRUCK FOX VALLEY APARTMENTS AND MOVED INTO THE
STONEY MEADOW SUBDIVISION WHERE SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED MINOR TO
SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ON
ROCK VIEW TRAIL WHERE SIDING WAS STRIPPED OFF ONE HOME AND
SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE AND A GARAGE DOOR WAS BLOWN OUT AT ANOTHER
RESIDENCE. TWO MATURE CEDAR TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED AT THIS
LOCATION. THE TORNADO WEAKENED RAPIDLY AND CONTINUED TO PRODUCE
MINOR TO MINIMAL DAMAGE AS IT CROSSED THROUGH THE NAVAJO TRAIL
SUBDIVISION. THE LAST BITS OF MINOR ROOF AND FENCE DAMAGE WERE IN
THE GREENFIELD SUBDIVISION OFF INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE IN ALABASTER.

...CHILTON COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: MARCH 25, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: (MPH): 95 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 32.84717/86.68140 7:59 PM
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 32.85533/86.63510 8:05 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.76 MILES
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200 YARDS
WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 7:55 PM UNTIL 8:30 PM

FIVE STRUCTURES DAMAGED...CONSISTING OF MOSTLY MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE
TO ROOFS. OTHER STRUCTURES INCLUDED ONE GARAGE AND ONE GAZEBO. ONE
LARGE STORAGE BUILDING WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED
NEARLY 1.5 MILES DOWNSTREAM. 8-10 HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND 6-9
SMALLER HARD AND SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR ABOUT 6 MINUTES.

DarkSky
03-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Yep the US season is about to go full tilt pretty soon! It's nice to have this site switched over to a forum-based site, so now we can get great posts like this from you guys! [thumbsup] (I really need to add some more emoticons on here!)

Derecho
03-26-2010, 05:09 PM
Yep the US season is about to go full tilt pretty soon! It's nice to have this site switched over to a forum-based site, so now we can get great posts like this from you guys! [thumbsup] (I really need to add some more emoticons on here!)

Still waiting for the latest model runs to come out right now, but it looks like next week could be quite active from the Plains eastward to Georgia & the Carolinas. I commented on this threat a few days ago in the first post, and looks like there is some consistency with models about the threat.

Will March leave like a Lion for the USA?

Derecho
03-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Tornadoes confirmed from Sundays outbreak from FL to VA:

EF0: 2
EF1: 4
EF2: 1
EF3: 1