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Severe Weather / Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Curt on Today at 03:13:10 PM »
I understand with a storm like that you are going to have power outages but it seems like they are always extreme in Memphis. I guess I am spoiled by Dyersburg Electric. I have lived in my house for 25 years and can only remember being without power 3 times. A tornado was involved in all three. DE keeps all trees trimmed off of power lines. They hire a company out of Missouri that's does it year around.

950,000 people live in Shelby Co in an incredibly dense urban core surrounded by trees. The city is carpeted with dense forest like not many I've been in before which is a recipe for power outages.

The effects of straight line winds in a derecho are much more spread out vs. tornado thus the damage you see here. I might even say that power restoration might be harder with these kinds of winds than a tornado- but that's just opinion.

I'm going to guess the worst hit areas of the city itself had wind gusts nearing 90mph, potentially more.
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Dyersburg Weather on Today at 02:42:07 PM »

150k customer out- about as bad as it gets. Waiting on damage reports
I understand with a storm like that you are going to have power outages but it seems like they are always extreme in Memphis. I guess I am spoiled by Dyersburg Electric. I have lived in my house for 25 years and can only remember being without power 3 times. A tornado was involved in all three. DE keeps all trees trimmed off of power lines. They hire a company out of Missouri that's does it year around.
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General Weather / Re: The 2017 Sprinter/Spring Thread
« Last post by JayCee on Today at 02:08:39 PM »
I've never seen this map with so little color.  Drought is at a record minimum across the U.S since the drought monitor was started.  Will it also keep extreme heat at a minimum this summer??   ::fingerscrossed::



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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by JayCee on Today at 12:45:40 PM »
Well is the atmosphere totally destroyed for anything to get fired up today?

Last night's storms worked it over pretty good, and here in East Tennessee, there is a dense cirrostratus overcast that's filtering the sun pretty well.  It's making for a pleasantly cool day for late May, but it doesn't bode well for rebuilding instability or storms. 
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Vols1 on Today at 12:00:03 PM »
Well is the atmosphere totally destroyed for anything to get fired up today?
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by StormNine on Today at 10:44:05 AM »
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2017/day1otlk_v_20170527_2000.gif

We gave the SPC a lot of grief from its misses this year but yesterday was probably its best performance of the year. For a MDT, that is based on wind/hail that is about what you would expect. 
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by JayCee on Today at 09:39:36 AM »
Few power outages beginning to pop in Meeman Shelby.

I broke both my arms cycling last weekend, so I'll take a raincheck on any outages myself, ha.

O man--that's rough.  Hope the road to recovery is short and pain free.

The squall line last night had some of the highest winds I've seen in a long while--at least storm related.  Nearly 7,000 households are still without power at this hour in Sevier County.  Took a short drive this morning, and there are large limbs down everywhere.  Luckily, my trees sustained only minor limb and twig damage, but it was scary when the gust front hit last night.  It sounded like a wall of wind slamming into the cabin, and since it hit after sunset, I couldn't see what was happening--but I could definitely hear it.  Counting my blessings this morning, as I didn't even lose power, and that's very unusual for my area.
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Jilly on Today at 09:28:18 AM »
NASTY Storm just South of Cookeville

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We had quite a view of that wall cloud & funnels at church in the North part of Sparta during 5pm Mass yesterday.

And the first reading of the day happened to be ACTS 1:1-11

...When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
They said, "Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."

definitely one of the more memorable church services
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Dyersburg Weather on Today at 08:51:48 AM »
Just lost two huge trees...one is laying on top of my house.
Hate to hear that. Hopefully not much damage to your house.
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Severe Weather / Re: Memorial Day Weekend Storms
« Last post by Curt on Today at 08:25:11 AM »

150k customer out- about as bad as it gets. Waiting on damage reports
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