Severe Weather Likely Today in Upper Midwest

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    0440 AM CDT THU JUN 07 2007

    ...HIGH RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE
    UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY AND THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES LATER
    TODAY AND TONIGHT...

    THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
    DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG TORNADOES ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS
    AND LARGE HAIL OVER PARTS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY AND
    THE GREAT LAKES LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.

    THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE

    EASTERN IOWA
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS
    UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN
    EASTERN MINNESOTA
    WISCONSIN

    SURROUNDING THE HIGH RISK AREA...THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE
    THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF THE UPPER AND MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    VALLEY INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES.

    AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM CONTINUES TO EJECT OUT OF THE
    ROCKIES AND ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS TODAY...WITH
    ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LIFTING ACROSS NORTHERN
    MINNESOTA. IN RESPONSE...VERY STRONG LOW LEVEL AND UPPER LEVEL
    WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD A LARGE PART OF THE MIDDLE U.S. AND SUPPORT
    EXTREMELY STRONG WIND SHEAR FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THIS WILL SET
    THE STAGE FOR A POSSIBLE OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
    ...INCLUDING TORNADOES...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. STRONG AND
    DAMAGING TORNADOES ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ARE EXPECTED IN
    THIS REGION.

    AS HEATING AND SURFACE MOISTURE INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING AND
    EARLY AFTERNOON...THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BECOME MORE SUPPORTIVE OF
    THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA. SEVERE
    THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND INTENSIFY QUICKLY
    THROUGH THE DAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    VALLEY...WITH DEVELOPMENT OCCURRING SOUTH-SOUTHWESTWARD ALONG A
    SURFACE COLD FRONT ACROSS EASTERN IOWA AND POSSIBLY NORTHEASTERN
    MISSOURI BY LATE IN THE DAY. EXTREME SHEAR WILL SUPPORT SUPERCELLS
    AND FAST MOVING LINES OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THIS REGION...WITH
    POTENTIAL FOR AN OUTBREAK OF TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS AS STORMS
    RACE EAST-NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE EVENING INTO THE GREAT LAKES.
    LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE COMMON WITH THESE STORMS.

    THIS IS POTENTIALLY A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THOSE IN THE
    THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND
    TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR
    POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER TODAY.

    ..EVANS.. 06/07/2007

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/pwo.html

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    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html
     
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  3. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    Does this effect the area where you live?
    If so, stay indoors.

    Everyone from that area,
    Stay Safe!
     
  4. close_enough

    close_enough Inactive

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  5. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    Gulp!:eek: Better bring the potted plants in and make sure the flashlight has batteries. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    Dear DK, will it rain today in southwest central florida? (tampa area?) If so, what time???
     
  7. ronniejo

    ronniejo New Member

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    Im in Wisconsin. Schools and several other events were cancelled for the afternoon and evening. Never in my life have I seen them cancel due to summer storms! I mean this Is Wisconsin!!! We are used to some pretty nasty stuff!
    Right now its windy and we are under a tornado watch. Tied as much down as we could and brought plants in. Ill keep you guys posted if anything exciting happens!
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Keep safe, ya'll! I'm actually a little jealous. I love big ferocious storms.

    Plus we are dying for water down here!
     
  9. Dark Knight

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    Yes, you can expect some storms around 8pm tonight.
     
  12. ronniejo

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    Softball size hail and tornados moving through Wisconsin :eek:
     
  13. ronniejo

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    Here is what is going on in Wisconsin. Obviously I am safe since Im still posting!

    A "potent severe weather situation" packing tornadoes and 4-inch plus hail is sweeping across southern Wisconsin, and has already damaged houses and trees near Mosinee in Marathon County, the National Weather Service said this afternoon.
    One person suffered minor injuries — cut by glass from an apparent twister — near Bevent, said Jackie Seliger, a dispatch supervisor for the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. One mobile home was wrecked and other buildings, including a barn and other homes, were damaged, she said.
    The storm also knocked down trees and power lines, Seliger said.
    Baseball-size hail fell in Wisconsin Rapids, knocking out the windshield of one police car, said Karen Ryun, a police dispatcher. A funnel cloud was spotted southeast of town but there were no immediate reports of it touching down, she said.
    The threat for severe weather was "increasing rapidly" near the Wisconsin Dells area around 5 p.m. and was expected to hit the Madison area around 7, the weather service said.
    A tornado watch remains in effect until midnight for most of south central Wisconsin.
    Schools across the region have closed early or canceled after-school events, and the Dane County Board has also canceled tonight's scheduled board meeting due to the weather.
    "If there ever were a day to respect the potential for violent weather, this would be it," said Steve Thompson, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in La Crosse.
    Portage County Sheriff John Charewicz said forecasters' alarms about the storm moving east from the Great Plains caused emergency responders in his county to recommend school be closed Thursday and a Special Olympics competition for 3,000 athletes be canceled.
    The forecasters called the weather front "the granddaddy of all super cells. So we are concerned," he said. "I don't know if people should be afraid. They should prepare for some inconveniences. Chances are they are going to be out of power for a couple of days if this arrives."
    "The critics are coming out and saying we are nuts and overreacted and maybe we have," he said. "I am willing to take that criticism. I have been here since 1975 and I have only seen the National Weather Service this alarmed about weather one time and that turned into a major blizzard in the 1980s."


    http://www.madison.com/bn/index.php?action=this&bn_id=0-160963
     
  14. Dena

    Dena New Member

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    It wasn't too bad last night. (I'm in Northern Illinois) Winds really picked up about 10pm, but I didn't have anything blow away. I was expecting some really bad stuff, but it was nothing terribly bad.
     
  15. ronniejo

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    Parts of Wisconsin got hit and did some tornado and hail damage.
    We lucked out and got to enjoy the excitement of watching the storms without any tragedy.
    I have to admit I get a thrill out of watching the storms! And I Love a good ole power outage once in a while! (Searching for the "I am Crazy Face" before someone else puts it up for me) :crazy:
     
  16. Shazza

    Shazza Former Member

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    Come to Singleton in New South Wales Australia, we are copping it at the moment, we have been in the worst drought in history and now we cant leave or noone can enter our town as it is flooded and the river is to peak early in the morning and therefore will probably bust its banks and that spells trouble.
     
  17. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    Sorry to say you were wrong ---- :wink:
     

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