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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by NashRugger on Today at 08:42:32 PM »
Today certainly wasn't a bust for the STL area, with a violent tornado in the far western edge of the metro and numerous funnel clouds, including 3 I saw from my apartment tower in Central West End.

Good times and all the sirens you could ever want to hear.
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by JayCee on Today at 07:39:16 PM »
Wow, how does that happen?  And is it just via internet viewing?  Surely, local NWS offices can still view their own radar.   ::pondering::
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by Dyersburg Weather on Today at 07:32:25 PM »
Looks like the NWS radar is down. As in all of it. Poof.
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by dwagner88 on Today at 06:57:20 PM »
My sister is in Denver for work this week. She sent me a picture of their snow. Obviously a very dynamic system.
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I've had enough summer now-  ready for it to be over.

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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by BRUCE on Today at 05:31:49 PM »
I will say- it's kind of amazing that there's been such a dynamic system out west and into the Plains, bringing snow, severe weather, and flooding... and, we get quite literally nothing from it. It appears to be getting gradually hotter and drier of the next few days. That ridge is stout.
yeah. afraid our weather  fixing to get into snooze fest mode big time now ... just the way we roll now these days ....
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NWS summer forecast.

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While that's a temperture forecast, it looks very wet to me.  A mean trough just to our west would not only keep the Gulf of Mexico wide open, but would set up a boundary right over us, enhancing lift and rainfall.  Storms would be around almost daily.  Reminds me of 2013.

The same 3 month outlook says little chance of widespread, extreme drought anywhere in the U.S. this year. 

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Severe Weather / Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by Thundersnow on Today at 04:42:51 PM »
I will say- it's kind of amazing that there's been such a dynamic system out west and into the Plains, bringing snow, severe weather, and flooding... and, we get quite literally nothing from it. It appears to be getting gradually hotter and drier over the next few days. That ridge is stout.
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by gcbama on Today at 01:56:05 PM »
I think it's okay to mention past events in the frame of, 'This is the most comprehensive setup since'...but I agree that many in the weather community have been become too analog-dependent (I learned this hard way when composing my winter weather forecast last year). While it doesn't hurt to use analogs for internal reference, external mention should be minimized in this social media age since audiences at large lack context. Each present set of values and indices will forever be unique to the second in time they occur in. That's part of the foundation of meteorology.


I think part of the problem is I heard some mets the day of and before this outbreak say " we ARE going to have a major outbreak...we ARE going to have multiple long track violent tornadoes" . That is ALWAYS a mistake to do.
Nobody is better at it in my opinion than James Spann , and he will usually say something to the effect of just explaining the dynamics of the storm system and that things are possible but we will just have to watch radar trends as the event develops...and that is what should have been done yesterday.
Nothing wrong with having a high risk because it was warranted .... however once radar trends began to show that it was just NOT going to happen (by as early as 3pm everything was clustered and becoming congealed) threats should have been reduced.
There needs to be a way to reduce a PDS tornado watch during the event into a standard tornado watch also if things are not developing imo
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Severe Weather / Re: Spring 2019 - Severe Weather Thread
« Last post by schneitzeit on Today at 01:31:48 PM »
We need to invest a ton into actual weather forecasting and shift funding away from the global warming division.

I disagree with this sentiment entirely.
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