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Severe weather 2020

John1122

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Storm is now getting close to me. Have some major thunder and rain going right now. The worst may skirt just south of me. This thing must have sped up significantly. It made 150 miles in about 2 hours.
 

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Horrific news out of Nashville this morning, what a beautiful city and so much destruction also now reports of 9 lives lost in Tn. šŸ™ :(
 

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Tornado hit at the worst time, too. I bet a lot of folks were caught off guard. There didn't seem to be that much hype for severe weather yesterday. What threat level were they under from the SPC?
 

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Tornado hit at the worst time, too. I bet a lot of folks were caught off guard. There didn't seem to be that much hype for severe weather yesterday. What threat level were they under from the SPC?
They were under a slight risk for severe, the primary threat was hail however there were some signs yesterday that a tornado threat could exist into the overnight.
 

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Parts of Alabama and Georgia are under a slight risk today.



And there is a tornado watch up for Alabama.



Mesoscale Discussion 0142
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0725 AM CST Tue Mar 03 2020

Areas affected...central Alabama into west-central Georgia

Concerning...Tornado Watch 38...

Valid 031325Z - 031530Z

The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 38 continues.

SUMMARY...A cluster of storms may continue to pose a tornado or
damaging wind threat over the next several hours from central
Alabama into west-central Georgia.

DISCUSSION...A slow-developing, but long-lived cluster of storms
continues to sporadically pose a tornado risk over central Alabama
this morning. These storms formed in association with warm/moist
advection, and persist with the aid of substantial deep-layer wind
shear and sufficient instability. 12Z soundings from the region
suggest MLCAPE on the order of 500 J/kg. Objective analysis further
indicates that instability decreases south of the area as
temperatures aloft are warmer. However, pockets of heating may
eventually develop later this morning and aid destabilization.
Effective SRH over 200 m2/s2 is also forecast to remain for much of
the day. As such, a brief tornado or damaging wind gusts remain
possible within this east-west corridor.

..Jewell.. 03/03/2020
 

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Can someone explain how to read a hodograph and what makes one ā€œfavorableā€
 

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I see this thread is pinned but the other thread for the specific threat today isn't. I was wondering if we should pin the other thread, too. Or do we really need a thread like this for general severe weather when we could discuss the medium and long range stuff in the March thread and just use a specific storm thread for specific severe threats. I think having this one and the other thread for the specific threat is creating a lot of back and forth between two threads talking about the same event.
 

Brent

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What the heck happened way east of Nashville if this is true that's over an hour to the east

Davidson County is Nashville

In Putnam County the number of deaths have risen to 14, while two deaths have been confirmed in Wilson County, two in Davidson County, and one person in Benton County.
 

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All my family is safe but brother lost his house and moms house has some damage in Lebanon. Sis in Cookeville was 4 miles from complete devastation and knows friends that have passed. It is complete shock and grief this morning. I called them all to wake them up right before it hit.
 

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Strong large tornado hitting a highly populated area in the early morning hrs is recipe for high death tolls.....hopefully it stops at 19.
yeah unfortunately not surprised. I was born and raised in Alabama and I've seen it too many times
 

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Maybe it is just me, but it feels like the tornadoes have decreased in the midwest and the famous tornado alley, and more and more have hit the southeast in the last 20 years.
There has been articles about tornado alley moving east

Certainly they are deadlier over there
 
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