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Clay County, the neighboring county to my east, has never had a recorded tornado.

Never.
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So . . .with Campbell county now fallen, are there any counties left in TN that haven't recorded a tornado in the last 80 years? Sevier county was an outlier for a long time, but they had one in 2011.
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General Weather / Re: Summer Sweat(LOL) Thread: 2014
« Last post by Charles L. on Today at 05:55:38 PM »
That reminds me of the BAD cicada episode we had back in the late 90's. I was terrified and still hate those flying banshees to this day.
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General Weather / Re: July 27th 2014 - Eastern TN/KY,WV,VA Severe Threat
« Last post by Kevin on Today at 05:44:40 PM »
Has there been any discussion about classifying a tornado in South Knoxville last night (7/27)?  I was helping a friend cut and clear downed trees in his yard and there is a clear damage path coming through his neighborhood with large, healthy trees snapped in half or uprooted.  Fortunately, and miraculously really, no homes were damaged but there is extensive damage to the area from downed trees and power lines and they are unlikely to get power restored tonight.  I'm not a certified anything in regards to weather, but I've seen the aftermath of tornadoes before and this clearly looks like a tornadic event, even if just an EF0.  I'd welcome thoughts from anyone and information so I can learn more about how the process works.  For what it's worth the local mets were warning of radar-indicated rotation in the storm cell and there were tornado warnings active during the event.

I haven't seen any information from MRX as yet confirming a tornado there. They would need to go on-site and conduct a storm survey to determine whether it was a downburst/microburst event or a tornado.

MRX has released its full preliminary survey on Campbell/Claiborne...
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..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/27/14 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE # 1
   
CLAIBORNE AND CAMPBELL COUNTY TORNADO 
 
RATING:                 EF-3                     
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140-150 MPH   
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.65 MILES       
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0 
 
START DATE:             07 27 2014       
START TIME:             558 PM EST 
START LOCATION:         3 NW SPEEDWELL / CAMPBELL COUNTY / TN   
START_LAT/LON:          36.4695 / -83.9766                   
                               
 
END DATE:               07 27 2014       
END TIME:               602 PM EST               
END LOCATION:           1 S SPEEDWELL / CLAIBORNE COUNTY / TN 
END_LAT/LON:            36.4368 / -83.9034               
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG THE   
ENTIRE PATH. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE VARIED FROM MINOR TO EXTENSIVE   
WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE NOTED IN THE SPEEDWELL AREA NEAR 
THE END OF THE TRACK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO 
THANK CAMPBELL COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CLAIBORNE COUNTY 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN ASSISTING WITH THE 
SURVEY.   

Additionally...the Revere, MA tornado from this morning was rated EF-2/120mph. It's the first tornado ever recorded (since 1950) in Suffolk County, Mass.

Finally...it's another fun afternoon dodging tornadoes at Denver Int'l Airport...
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KDEN 282153Z 15014KT 10SM +FC TS BKN070CB BKN110 OVC230 27/13 A3028 RMK TORNADO B50 LOCATED 8SM NW MOVEMENT UNKNOWN AO2 SLP177 FRQ LTGICCG SW TSB34 TS SW STNRY VCSH SW T02720128
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KDEN 282216Z AUTO 15017KT 10SM VCTS BKN065CB OVC110 27/13 A3028 RMK TORNADO E03 AO2 FUNNEL CLOUD B01 SW MOVING NE OCNL LTGICCG SW TS SW STNRY VCSH SW STATION EVACUATED 2208 T02720128
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Has there been any discussion about classifying a tornado in South Knoxville last night (7/27)?  I was helping a friend cut and clear downed trees in his yard and there is a clear damage path coming through his neighborhood with large, healthy trees snapped in half or uprooted.  Fortunately, and miraculously really, no homes were damaged but there is extensive damage to the area from downed trees and power lines and they are unlikely to get power restored tonight.  I'm not a certified anything in regards to weather, but I've seen the aftermath of tornadoes before and this clearly looks like a tornadic event, even if just an EF0.  I'd welcome thoughts from anyone and information so I can learn more about how the process works.  For what it's worth the local mets were warning of radar-indicated rotation in the storm cell and there were tornado warnings active during the event.
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General Weather / Re: Summer Sweat(LOL) Thread: 2014
« Last post by WinterHW on Today at 05:04:21 PM »
Bats can give off the same radar signal. It's pretty common for either this time of year and both always happen right at sunrise. It happened the morning of Hurricane Elvis too...its actually really eerie...if you look back at the archived data you see two huge bird nestings erupt down in N MS within a half hour before the derecho slammed in.

Hey...at least it wasn't Mayflies...we did all hear about this last week, right?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/24/bug-derecho-swarm-of-mayflies-caught-on-radar-in-upper-midwest/






I've seen them pretty bad at Pickwick several times. Makes it fun for driving the boat around sunset...Never that magnitude though.
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General Weather / Re: July 27th 2014 - Eastern TN/KY,WV,VA Severe Threat
« Last post by Kevin on Today at 02:31:57 PM »
Here's a radar still from at nearly 6p Eastern/5p Central approaching the height of the Speedwell EF-3 tornado...near the Campbell/Claiborne County line...
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In addition to this being only the second EF-3 tornado in the state of TN in the month of July...this will also be Campbell County's just second tornado *ever* recorded...with the first and previously only being on March 14, 1933 (F4).
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General Weather / Re: July 27th 2014 - Eastern TN/KY,WV,VA Severe Threat
« Last post by Kevin on Today at 11:34:47 AM »
A tornado hit the Boston metro area a few hours ago. Looks like some serious damage (maybe into EF-2) but fortunately not hearing of any injuries. Revere, Mass to be specific.

Here was the TDS as detected by KBOX. Pic Via Ari Sarsalari...
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General Weather / Re: July 27th 2014 - Eastern TN/KY,WV,VA Severe Threat
« Last post by Kevin on Today at 11:16:02 AM »
Gray, TN
http://youtu.be/b7KM28chL14

I think we can call this a close encounter with a tornado? Look for the bonus about a third of the way in too...

ALSO...
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NWSMorristown
Tornado confirmed near Speedwell in Claiborne county. EF-3. 140 mph winds. More details available in the near future.

This will make for only the *2nd* EF-3 tornado in July in the state of TN. The only up to yesterday was in Unicoi County, on July 10, 1980...
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General Weather / Re: Summer Sweat(LOL) Thread: 2014
« Last post by Kevin on Today at 10:56:47 AM »
This explains it:  birds taking off from their nesting spot at sunrise...

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/photos/birds.php


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Bats can give off the same radar signal. It's pretty common for either this time of year and both always happen right at sunrise. It happened the morning of Hurricane Elvis too...its actually really eerie...if you look back at the archived data you see two huge bird nestings erupt down in N MS within a half hour before the derecho slammed in.

Hey...at least it wasn't Mayflies...we did all hear about this last week, right?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/24/bug-derecho-swarm-of-mayflies-caught-on-radar-in-upper-midwest/




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