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Weekend TOR-CONs..

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Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/21/2011, 11:22 pm

Guys, I just saw the outbreak entering our region from Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. So, I thought I'd put these up for tomorrow and Monday. Note: Eastern Kansas was only a 4 today, but people are seeing whopper storms around the KC area. There can still be a severe outbreak with tornadoes with low TOR-CONs. There just may not be a widespread outbreak.
Forecast for Sunday, May 22



WI south - 4
WI central - 3
MI lower - 2 to 3
IL west and north - 4
IL rest - 2 to 3
IA east - 3 to 4
MO - 3 to 4
KS southeast - 4
AR - 3 to 4
OK east and south-central - 4
TX northeast - 2 to 3
TX central - 2 to 3
TN - 2
IN - 2
KY - 2
PA central - 2
VA - 2
OH - 2
other areas - less than 2

Forecast for Monday, May 23



OK north-central - 5
KS southeast - 4
MO central - 4
OH north - 3
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Re: Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  walshevak on 5/23/2011, 5:17 am

Looks like Missouri took the worst this time. Hope any MO gardeners are ok.

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Re: Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  boog1 on 5/23/2011, 9:00 am

lets hope everybodys ok


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Post  nancy on 5/23/2011, 9:16 am

My thoughts are with you. I also truly hope everyone is safe after last night!!
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Re: Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/23/2011, 9:30 am

We got rain, but that's it. They say there is more coming, has anyone heard that too?
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/23/2011, 12:33 pm

I have an incredibly good friend in Joplin. He kept me very straight in college. It took years to figure out he was my influence....and I his. We made a great blend.

Anywhoo, he lives in Joplin and his wife works at St.John's, the hospital that was severely damaged.

I have yet to hear from him. I keep wondering how they are, and I pray it wasn't her shift to work last night.
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Re: Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/23/2011, 12:38 pm

Here's the continued Monday TORCONs...
Forecast for Monday, May 23



PA west and central - 2-3
NY west - 2
MI southeast - 2
OH - 4
WV - 2 to 3
IN east and south�? - 4
KY - 2 to 3
VA southwest - 2
MO south and central - 4
IL south and central - 4
AR north and central - 3
OK west except panhandle - 5
OK central -4
OK east - 3 to 4
KS south-central,southeast - 4
KS northeast - 2
KS west - 3
TX north-central - 3
other areas - less than 2


It looks like another active pattern is setting up over the midwest. Look for periods of storms the next few days. Keep those eyes on the skies!

FYI, Joplin was a 4 yesterday. And, that tornado will likely be an EF4 or EF5 once the NWS gets over to look at things. The TORCON numbers don't mean a tornado is or is not likely. TORCONs are telling you how widespread the outbreak will be. There is only a slight correlation between widespread outbreaks and how likely you are to be affected.
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Re: Weekend TOR-CONs..

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/23/2011, 12:45 pm

We had something go over head this AM, not sure what it was exactly. Heard thunder in the distance, breeze picked up, no lightening, but a few sprinkles. Then as I was cleaning up our chore mess (putting things up the kids SAID they did) I heard thunder right smack dab above my head, never heard that before, not really loud, just a rumble, like a bowling ball. There were dark grey, not black, clouds right above us, not swirling, just kinda moving along, but a bunch of rumbling in those clouds. I did not stick around long to see what it was, I finished up and went in, nothing happened, just kinda spooky.
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Post  FarmerValerie on 5/23/2011, 1:43 pm

BBG, you can go here https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php and search to see if your friend has checked in. This is the Red Cross's site.
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