* User

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Advertisement

* Current Watches/Warnings/Advisories for TN - Click the (+) Icon to the Right to see them ------>


Author Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Storms  (Read 14916 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline harlequin

  • Derecho
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,058
  • Location: Memfizz
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 436
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #120 on: May 31, 2017, 10:56:16 PM »
96 hours now for me, but I rode down to my parents. Talked to a power crew working on my street, and they explained more about it. Might get it back by morning. They said the houses across the street will be days more. A stretch of Avalon and Dickinson by Lick Creek took quite a hit. Lick Creek and all the alleys in Vollintine-Evergreen are impassable.

MLGW will have over 90 crews here by morning. I think they've done a great job.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 10:59:13 PM by harlequin »

Offline Curt

  • Administrator
  • Tornado
  • ******
  • Posts: 7,125
  • Location: Arlington, TN(Memphis suburb)
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 204
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #121 on: May 31, 2017, 11:28:14 PM »
City, what kind of wind wind speed are we looking at there?

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk

Nws Memphis

Offline Thundersnow

  • Administrator
  • Tornado
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,324
  • Location: Nolensville
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 126
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #122 on: June 01, 2017, 06:51:01 AM »
There may have been three separate derechos on Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/NWSSPC/posts/1724297640920525


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline bugalou

  • Derecho
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,926
  • Location: Southaven, MS
  • Twitter:
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 71
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2017, 03:51:50 PM »
I cosign the OFB explanation in Memphis. The highest BVs were colocated with the OFB moving SW thru Memphis Metro.

My final thoughts on the event are basically a moderately strong bowwed segment colliding with a cell based OFB.  This made what would be a moderate damage event into a major damage event and explains the 90-100 MPH+ reports.  The large swath of enhanced winds from this event happened right over the most populated areas.

Offline harlequin

  • Derecho
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,058
  • Location: Memfizz
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 436
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #124 on: June 02, 2017, 08:18:55 PM »
I got power back around 645 pm yesterday. Around 20k still out, but not me!

Offline StormNine

  • Global Moderator
  • Tornado
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,388
  • Location: Hopkinsville KY/ Bowling Green KY
  • Twitter:
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 91
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #125 on: June 03, 2017, 04:29:21 PM »
The event last Saturday was quite interesting in that you had 3 Derecho's one after another. I'm not sure if I have witnessed an event like that ever. 

The initial one formed all the way back in the Lake of the Ozarks area and tracked across S IL/W KY before going after Middle and Eastern TN. It was this one that did the damage in East TN and Cookeville.

The second one formed along the southern and western edge of the first one and tracked from SE MO, SW KY, far S IL, and impacted the TN river/LBL counties of TN. 

The third and final one tracked from around Springfield MO and marched across Eastern Arkansas, the Memphis area, and finally N MS.

Offline mempho

  • Tornado
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,405
  • Location: Collierville
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 295
Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2017, 01:28:06 PM »
That easily is a 90-100mph microburst because you have nearly total failure of the entire tree canopy in such a localized area.
Thanks - I was thinking 110 or so, so I may be a bit high with that. 

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk



Put on my big snow boots and
I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the freezing rain

Snow up high
Won't you pour down over me
Yeah, I got some accretion
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

 

Advertisement