I actually think Tulsa office was a bit tardy on the first warning last night. And that was the tornado that did all the damage near I-44 & 41st street. Double check me Chris, but just looking at radar scans that mesovortex tightened up into a warn-able couplet, in my opinion, as early as 1:18 (I think this is about when the tornado started) and certainly by 1:20. It had a possible TDS at 1:20 and a probable TDS at 1:21. Unless I missed it the warning did not go out until 1:25 though. After that they were definitely on top things.
I won't attach the stories as they are other affiliates, but there are apparently some questions out of the Tulsa area concerning the fact that the tornado warning sirens were never activated. Per the Tulsa EMD, the tornado touchdown was at 01:19hrs, the warning was not issued by the NWS until 01:25hrs, and the city of Tulsa did not sound the sirens as by 01:25hrs the tornado had cleared the city and was in Broken Arrow.
Anyone else having problems with getting their TOMATOES to ripen? All my local farmers around here have plenty of tomatoes on the vine just all green not turning red... I Have to Go to Carbondale Illinois Regularly To Get A Good HomeGrown Tomato to sell at my store...Just Wondering if Backyard Gardens are having the same issues it's almost late July now and still haveing supply/demand problems??? 🍅🍅🍅🍅 the ones I'm getting from an Amish community in Carbondale Illinois are fantastic it's just a long drive for home grown tomatoes!
Horrible year for me and tomatoes. Haven't harvested a single good tomato. Army worms had there way and now they are getting bad spots before they ripen.
Excessive Heat Watch now up starting Tuesday into next Saturday for highs 100-105 and heat indexes approaching 120 in the city, and 110-115 elsewhere. Get ready, the Dome is coming! Cause the dome knows you want it.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening.
* TIMING...Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 to 110 each afternoon and evening.
Post by toddatfarmington on Jun 19, 2017 13:31:52 GMT -6
From the NHC:
Interests along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system, as a tropical storm watch or warning could be needed for portions of this area later today.
Post by toddatfarmington on Jun 19, 2017 8:38:46 GMT -6
SPC acknowledging the possibility of tropical influence in there 4-8 day Convective Outlook:
Large spread/variability exists in medium-range models for the potential development and subsequent evolution in the forecast of a tropical convective system in the Gulf of Mexico. This scenario will undoubtedly influence the synoptic pattern east of the Rockies and potential corridors for severe thunderstorms.
It's probably a little late to say this, but if you're going to the game today stop by Kiener Plaza and talk to the guy from the St. Louis Astronomical Society. He's super friendly and will give you a lot of information about the eclipse.
By the way, I just looked on hotels.com and there's now only 1 hotel available in all of southern IL south of I-64. It's going for $500/night! They guy said they are expecting traffic to be horrible so he is encouraging everyone to get to their viewing location early in the morning.
Will be interesting see the impact. From a planning standpoint the crowds should not be that huge of a problem, outside of areas that are promoting the event and trying to draw a crowd, with the main concerns being along major thoroughfares and potential traffic slowdowns due to sightseeing with traffic in motion. This assessment is based on the fact that the event is not occurring in a single spot, its obviously along an arc, albeit a narrow one. There are two distinct groups with different thinking on the impacts to travel, I am in the camp that outside of a few dense traffic areas being impacted, it will not be a significant issue. I have to wonder about the hype machine being in full swing in attempt to maximize profitability from the event.
Welcome to the shout box. Just trying this feature out.
MakeitRain: The 12z NAM wants to develop a line of storms through the metro around 1-2pm this afternoon. However, the HRRR is not picking up on this piece. I would not rule out the chance of severe weather as we head into the afternoon.
May 18, 2017 11:13:07 GMT -6
REB: 1.57 Wednesday. 2.31 since midnight. 5.92 since Friday. Total........7.49 and still coming down.
Apr 30, 2017 9:59:34 GMT -6
fojginmo: Glad I'm on higher ground & won't have to worry about flash flooding any more.
Aug 2, 2016 21:58:56 GMT -6
kkwhit: Would be nice to have 2 events this week!
Jan 18, 2016 23:21:16 GMT -6
evilmonkey: shout box, shout box, let it all out box
Jan 18, 2016 20:33:42 GMT -6
Jan 18, 2016 17:26:56 GMT -6
snowday_lover: I was thinking this was to start late tomorrow night...are we thinking earlier? I'm in Ironton, so I'm not holding my breath for much per the maps that have been drawn up. I'm thinking a little bit of sleet and frz drizzle. Is that correct? It's a balmy 18
Jan 18, 2016 14:32:51 GMT -6
dschreib: You know you make me wanna...
Jan 18, 2016 9:32:36 GMT -6