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Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:34:53 AM »
WAFF posted this on their blog, and it's actually kinda neat.

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Oklahoma Tornadoes Hit Weather Stations

This is some neat stuff out of Oklahoma for all the weather enthusiasts out there!  Unusually strong November tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma on Monday.  At least 6 tornadoes were produced by 1 supercell thunderstorm.  The strongest of these an EF-4 with winds estimated between 166-200 mph.  This is the only EF-4 tornado in Oklahoma during the month of November since record keeping started in 1950!  The National Weather Service in Norman, OK has more on the weather event here.

2 Oklahoma Mesonet weather stations took direct hits from these tornadoes.  The weather stations were ultimately destroyed but recorded some fascinating weather information before failing.  If you remember our Alfa Camera in Limestone County took a direct hit from the EF-5 that moved through on April 27th.  We lost communication with the weather station a few mintues before the tornado hit so we'll never know what weather conditions were measured before it was destroyed.

Here are the charts from Tipton and Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma courtesy the Oklahoma Mesonet:

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The wind gusts recorded went from 30 mph at 2:55 PM to 54 mph at 2:56 PM to 86 mph at 2:57 PM!  The station pressure dropped 46.17 mb in 1 minute and the lowest pressure sampled was 913.47 mb!

 
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Ft. Cobb saw a maximum wind gust of 91.4 mph and a minimum station pressure of 944.81 mb!

 

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Original article:  http://huntsville.raycomweather.com/2011/11/oklahoma-tornadoes-hit-weather-stations.html
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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 08:58:54 AM »
I seen this earlier....that's amazing toast ::wow::

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 09:22:26 AM »
Have storm chaser ever got any of those contraptions up into a tornado vortex?  Or is this about the close as we have come to getting readings?

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 10:18:08 AM »
Have storm chaser ever got any of those contraptions up into a tornado vortex?  Or is this about the close as we have come to getting readings?

From what I understand, several of the teams have had successful instrumentation placements, but these are some of the first measurements that have been available to the general public in a readable form, as far as I know.

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 05:21:05 AM »
This morning we had a good sleet/snow shower that hit right before I got on the bus to go to school. It was enjoyable and I hope we see more tonight.

I know this is an old post,  but did anyone notice the air temps.   It looks like the inside of a tornado is pretty cold.

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 06:16:06 AM »
 ::scratch::
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 06:18:04 AM by Thundersnow »

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 11:00:27 AM »
Okay - the weather isn't that boring that we need to bump three year old topics out of nowhere...  ;D

What's up with the bizarre quote from 2009 too? I'm confused!

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 11:22:31 AM »
Okay - the weather isn't that boring that we need to bump three year old topics out of nowhere...  ;D

What's up with the bizarre quote from 2009 too? I'm confused!

The inside of a tornado is very cold, cold enough to produce sleet, which occurred before school on January 7, 2009.  Follow along, sheesh!
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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 11:42:37 AM »
The inside of a tornado is very cold, cold enough to produce sleet, which occurred before school on January 7, 2009.  Follow along, sheesh!

I'm so slow today! Of course!

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Re: Two OK Mesonet stations hit by Tornado
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 12:39:14 PM »
DST lag.  ::sleeping::

 

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