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West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Mon May 30, 2011 1:33 pm

Hi everyone, thought I will post about the current weather over here in the US. Tornado's in the mid-west have been the major news events here on local US television.

First stop was San Francisco. The weather was quite bad when I arrived, it was cold, wet n windy. The following day the max was only 12C and had moderate rain all night and the next morning but started to clear about midday. It sure was different to Perth that previous week. The following few days I was there it warmed up somewhat and was partly cloudy. Max was about 15C to about 18C.

Las Vegas where I stayed for the most so far was high 20s to low 30s most days. The days were clear with few high clouds. There was a day or two you could see dry thunderstorms in the distance (similar to Perth during summer when you get the Thundery shower forecasts). we had 2-3 days of high 30s with some days around 35-36C which occured late in the day. The winds would also really pick up around sunset (much similar to Perth when we get no seabreezes). the nights stayed quite warm maybe dipping below 20C early in the morning.
The cooler days were caused by cold fronts moving across from the north bring cooler winds in. Another thing I saw was contrails from planes high in the sky. Some days it looked like crosses etc.

Now currently residing in Los Angeles. Most mornings would start off cloudy and very cool with the clouds breaking up for afternoon sun. Heard LA is in a bit of a drought atm not sure if true as I remember seeing bad weather here not so long ago (a few months ago). Daytime temps would be low-mid 20s. Im still here for another week before slowly making my way back to Perth's winter.
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Mon May 30, 2011 3:54 pm

Cool. How long are you in the sates for? Keep us updated.

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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon May 30, 2011 5:25 pm

This is so cool :) I love the avatar and the new location :)

Now Sydney has somewhere else to post about the US weather she loves so much :lol:
I look forward to much more from you and anyone sharing the moment :)

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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Tue May 31, 2011 12:58 pm

Hi everyone, im still in the US for another week. Today went to Santa Monica Beach, the beach was more packed than a 40C day in Perth on a weekend even though it was Sunny all day with the seabreeze already in, it wasnt perfect beach weather.

Got to 24C today, the seabreeze was already in since early and it was moderate to strong (18-23knots my guess). It did add quite a wind chill which lucky I had a jumper come late afternoon. Also managed to get sunburnt quite bad aswell. Tomorrow off to Universal Studios so will be a fun day.
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby Pete » Tue May 31, 2011 4:37 pm

Seen any epic storms there, Adam? :)

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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:15 am

Epic storms well none until today... now in Hawaii all I can say is this is far from beach weather didn't get much sleep last night from the thunder ... its been thundering non stop for the last 6 hours had some close ones, on wunderground we had 17mm of rain so far and looking at the radar its set in for the day... least I'm seeing decent weather after missing out on the last perth event and the boring forecast to come home to... just as I type this another close one these storms are constant no break from thunder unlike home where it stops after awhile
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:46 am

Now they issued flood warnings its still getting heavier
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:54 am

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... the island of Oahu in Honolulu County * until 115 PM HST * at 1008 am HST... heavy rainfall continues to develop and move over Oahu from the east. The most intense rainfall was occurring from Wahiawa to Hawaii Kai. The additional rainfall may again close Kamehameha Highway at Waikane within the next couple of hours. Urban flooding may also occur as storms move over Waikiki... Honolulu and other low lying flood prone areas. * This warning includes the entire island of Oahu. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams... roads and low lying areas. Move to higher ground now. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. Turn around... Don/T drown. This Flash Flood Warning replaces the pre-existing warning that was in effect for the island of Oahu in Honolulu County. This warning may need to be extended beyond 115 PM HST if flash flooding persists. Lat... Lon 2158 15829 2161 15813 2174 15795 2130 15763
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:56 pm

Recorded around 60mm... another stormy morning got drenched... started to clear mid morning.

Some roads were flooded yesterday, my bus plowed through a road turned into a river stream. Did get nervous but the bus driver knew how much water the bus could take lol
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Re: West Coast US Weather May/June 11

Postby adamD » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:59 pm

Heading back to the USA for January/February, will be staying in New York City and Nashville, Tennessee, will be nice and cold, hopefully see lots of snow. Think will continue with this thread when im over there.
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East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby adamD » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:59 pm

Im off to the US in 2 weeks so here is a thread I will be starting while over there. Hope to see some snowfall.
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East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:09 am

Looks like a tornado outbreak for southern Eastcoast states. Chaser chatter is getting going
Starting to get more of an idea as to where they are going to head.
I'm sure Pete will be getting some facebook feeds on this.


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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:57 am

Indeed, here are various reports, from Reed Timmer and other chasers.

Confirmed tornado 6 miles southwest of De Valls Bluff, AR by trained spotters..


Four tornadic cells moving through Southern Arkansas right now, several tornadoes reported. If you live in Southern Arkansas be sure to get your local weather source on and be ready to take shelter!! We have several chasers out tonight helping with warning/spotting operations (Brandon/Brett and several affiliates) -- so we could have some video for you all later on tonight!


Strong, damaging tornado producer is now 8 miles southeast of Pine Bluff, AR moving at 65 mph. These things are FLYING


Confirmed tornado near Lonoke, AR on the cell heading straight up I-40 toward Memphis. Motorists between Lonoke and Memphis need to be off the road and seeking shelter asap.


Continuing to watch severe storms as they roll across the state of Arkansas tonight, with both Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings stretched along the line. As of posting, there was at least one tornado on the ground near Garret Grove, heading toward the Forrest City area (the far northern storm highlighted by a red box on this map). The storm that produced damage back in Dallas County is still Tornado Warned, heading toward the De Vitt area, and another on its heals moving toward Grady. We'll keep you updated throughout the evening as best we can!


Not good tornado heading straight for Stuttgart, AR now. They were the same town that was hit by the 2008 tornado we were chasing first season of Storm Chasers.


Wind shear seems to be enhancing near the warm front around Memphis into western TN. Watch out in this area as supercells are moving into this prime area for very strong, deadly tornadoes.


Based on latest RUC analysis highest values are concentrating over northwest MS south of Memphis.. highest 0-1 km wind shear over western TN. This area is going to have BIG PROBLEMS. stay tuned and stay safe


tornado watch now issued further north to as far as southern Illinois/Indiana and western Kentucky as warm front continues to surge north.


This same tornado is still going strong likely doing damage anything it hits. Now 18 miles south of Stuttgart, AR blasting ENE at 60 mph


Here is a view of the tornado warned storm in Saint Francis County. Colt, Caldwell, and areas along Highway 1 between Forrest City and Wynne need to take cover RIGHT NOW!
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New MD out.. but with the 0-1 km effective helicities exceeding 700 over northern portions of that squall line I would not count out strong tornadoes up there. Very volatile atmosphere.


Notice the storms out ahead of the line forming in western TN. Even these could develop into tornado producing storms.
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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:01 am

The chasers have now turned for the southern cells. Northern cells show weaker signatures. Southern cells appear to be ahead of the warm front.

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One chaser is heading towards the tornado southwest of Memphis, getting ready to intercept.
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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:05 am

HP supercells about to cross the MS River toward more populated areas. Moving VERY fast. Take cover early
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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:06 am

This warning has just come in.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MONROE COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 915 PM CST

* AT 854 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PING PONG BALL SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTH OF DE WITT...OR 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF WHITE
RIVER NWR...AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ETHEL... DE LUCE... WRIGHT LAKE...
WARD RESERVOIR... TURNER LAKE... STAR LAKE...
SHEPPARD POINT... PRICES LAKE... PRAIRIE UNION...
MITCHELL LAKE... MILLER LAKE... MCKEWEN LAKE...
MAYVIEW... LOWER WHITE LAKE... LOWE LAKE...
LAKE ROSEBUD... LAGRUE SPRINGS... LA FARGUE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER
HOUR...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR
YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR
HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE
INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.




A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY MORNING
FOR ARKANSAS.


LAT...LON 3433 9105 3429 9105 3429 9107 3422 9105
3419 9108 3414 9109 3415 9137 3428 9139
3439 9099 3434 9099
TIME...MOT...LOC 0259Z 251DEG 45KT 3423 9125

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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:08 am

Phillips and Lee Counties in Arkansas, you are now under a tornado warning from the National Weather Service! Take Cover now! This same supercell storm has had a history of producing Golf Ball Size Hail and Tornadoes, along with damaging winds! This tornado warning goes until 9:30 pm, Central Standard time!----AH
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SPC monitoring developing further south in northeast TX for supercell developing. Cap is stronger there and winds are more veered so shouldn't be nearly as bad if any. We'll see though..


Another chaser's update:

Calling it a day! Got a glimpse of a cone tornado north of DeWitt, AR, that was preceded by a lot of power flashes and a shout from the backseat by Stephen Jones (good job man). Honestly it was a pretty fun day, good way to start 2012! No video or pictures, which doesn't surprise me with 60 mph storms in the jungle at 9pm. Praying for no significant injuries.

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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:20 am

Issued by The National Weather Service
Little Rock, AR
8:58 pm CST, Sun., Jan. 22, 2012

TORNADO WATCH 5 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS

PRAIRIE

IN EASTERN ARKANSAS

MONROE WOODRUFF

IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS BRADLEY CLEVELAND DESHA DREW JEFFERSON LINCOLN

IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS

CALHOUN

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... ARKANSAS CITY... AUGUSTA... BRINKLEY... CLARENDON... COTTON PLANT... DE VALLS BLUFF... DE WITT... DES ARC... DUMAS... GOULD... HAMPTON... HAZEN... KINGSLAND... MCCRORY... MCGEHEE... MONTICELLO... PINE BLUFF... RISON... ROHWER... STAR CITY... STUTTGART... THORNTON AND WARREN.


Issued by The National Weather Service
Little Rock, AR
9:15 pm CST, Sun., Jan. 22, 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS... SOUTHEASTERN MONROE COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 945 PM CST

* AT 912 PM CST... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ST. CHARLES TO 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DE WITT TO 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF GILLETT... AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ST. CHARLES... GILLETT... WEBER... INDIAN BAY... ETHEL... DE LUCE... WRIGHT LAKE... WATERS BAYOU... WARD RESERVOIR... VAN... TURNER LAKE... TICHNOR... STAR LAKE... SOUTHERN LAKE... SIMPSON LAKE... SHEPPARD POINT... PRICES LAKE... PRAIRIE UNION...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY... IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.


Issued by The National Weather Service
Memphis, TN
9:04 pm CST, Sun., Jan. 22, 2012

... A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM CST FOR SOUTHERN DUNKLIN... EASTERN POINSETT... NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI AND EASTERN CRAIGHEAD COUNTIES...

AT 904 PM CST... TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM PAWHEEN TO CARAWAY TO MARKED TREE... OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LEACHVILLE TO CARAWAY TO MARKED TREE... MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.


LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BAY... BLACK OAK... CARAWAY... DELL... DYESS... GOSNELL... LAKE CITY... LEACHVILLE... LEPANTO... MANILA... MARKED TREE... MONETTE... THREE WAY AND TRUMANN.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES AREAS NEAR BIG LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A STORM SHELTER OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.


Issued by The National Weather Service
Memphis, TN
9:11 pm CST, Sun., Jan. 22, 2012

... A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CST FOR NORTHERN PHILLIPS AND SOUTHWESTERN LEE COUNTIES...

AT 911 PM CST... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR TURKEY SCRATCH... OR NEAR MARVELL... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LAGRANGE... LAKE VIEW... MARIANNA... MARVELL... THOMASVILLE... FELTON... SCOTT VALLEY... SPRING CREEK... BIG CREEK CORNER... VINEYARD... TURKEY SCRATCH... CYPRESS CORNER... CREIGH AND CYPERT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

.HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE... SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES... EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE... LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.TORNADOES ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. TAKE COVER NOW.

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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:34 am

Squall line is taking a more N/NE track with embedded HP supercells and tornadoes. Worry is now, is that they're rain wrapped, making it difficult for chasers and spotters.
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Re: East Coast US Weather January / February 12

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:34 pm

From Reed Timmer:

Tornado producing storms moving into Memphis metro RIGHT NOW! Take cover
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