- Jan 5, 2017
- Reaction score
- Wake Forest, NC
I said it yesterday, kinda unusual airmass in this setup, not good
Mesoscale Discussion 2205
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1124 AM CST Mon Dec 16 2019
Areas affected...Central LA
Concerning...Tornado Watch 700...
Valid 161724Z - 161900Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 700 continues.
SUMMARY...A corridor favorable for strong tornadoes is developing
across central LA.
DISCUSSION...Recent VAD data from KPOE and KLCH continues to show
long hodographs (i.e. 0-6 km bulk shear over 50 kt) and vertically
veering low-level wind profiles. Surface winds across southern LA
have increased slightly but still remain generally 10 to 15 kt from
the south. Recent mesoanalysis places a small area of 45 kt 850-mb
winds over central LA, matching expectations based on previous model
guidance. Instability continues to increase as well, with
mesoanalysis suggesting 2000 J/kg MLCAPE now stretching into
southwest LA and 1500 J/kg MLCAPE covering much of the central and
southern portions of the state.
Low-level winds are expected to strengthen further over the next
hour or two, resulting in a favorable overlap between the increased
low-level vertical shear and building instability. As a result, a
corridor of increased tornado risk appears to be developing across
central LA. Additionally, storms have already developed upstream of
this area. Given these conditions, storms capable of strong
tornadoes are possible.
That video is worth watching all the way through. No way of knowing from the video, but looks like some pretty violent motion there. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see some pretty serious damage from that storm should it hit a populated area.
(I believe this is the tornado from those storms)
Edit: People saying that this tornado took 3 houses.