Monday, January 7, 2008

Tornado Warnings and Reports

The large storm system effecting the central US has spun up 8 unconfirmed tornados already. Many have been in northern Illinois and in nw Missouri. Here are the latest watches and warnings as of 5pm.

A radar shot shows numerous fast moving cells in Missouri and maybe backbuilding into Oklahoma and Arkansas.

I am a bit surprised that the sfc. winds backed to the south as much as they did across much of the warm sector. This allowed for a more favorable directional shear profile more favorable for tornado producing supercell (especially in the lowest 1km).

There could many more reports of wind , hail, and tornadoes as the night goes on. Here is a link to a news station and a pic of one of the tornadoes from Boone Co. Illinois....

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