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SEL3 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 543 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 900 AM EDT MON OCT 7 2013 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DELAWARE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MARYLAND NEW JERSEY CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK CENTRAL AND EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA NORTHERN VIRGINIA COASTAL WATERS * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 900 AM UNTIL 500 PM EDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUM TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF UTICA NEW YORK. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. && DISCUSSION...GRADUAL INCREASE IN SVR POTENTIAL IS FCST THROUGH REMAINDER MORNING AND INTO AFTN. PRIMARY RISK WILL BE DAMAGING WIND...ALTHOUGH A FEW TORNADOES MAY OCCUR WITH EITHER QLCS/BOW CIRCULATIONS OR ANY SUPERCELLS THAT CAN DEVELOP AHEAD OF PRIMARY CONVECTIVE BANDS. MRGL BUOYANCY...RICH LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...AND STG DEEP/SPEED SHEAR WILL CHARACTERIZE AIR MASS IN PROSPECTIVE CONVECTIVE INFLOW. AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22035.
The National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency” for Louisville, Ky., early Sunday after more than 6 inches of rain fell as the result of multiple rounds of thunderstorms that began early Saturday afternoon. Here are some images of the floods from social media
The Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds passed along this photo of a home flooded in Louisville’s tony Highlands neighborhood:
State bracing for more rains, flooding through weekend
1:34 a.m. EDT September 13, 2013
SOURCE – BOULDER, Colo. — Massive flash flooding along Colorado’s picturesque Front Range mountains, triggered by what the National Weather Service termed “biblical rainfall amounts,” killed at least three people Thursday, cut off small towns and forced countless residents to scramble for high ground.
Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, was among the hardest hit by the devastating waters. Classes were canceled, hundreds of students evacuated and a quarter of the campus buildings damaged by rising water, authorities said.
“This is not an ordinary day. It is not an ordinary disaster,” Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said, describing walls of water as high as 20 feet that tore down mountainsides and canyons already scarred and denuded from wildfires.
“All the preparation in the world … can’t put people up those canyons while these walls of water are coming down,” he said.
Flooding that has already killed three people is growing worse, destroying buildings and trapping residents. The rain has developed flood waters in an area nearly 130 miles wide.
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:09 AM
SOURCE (AP) LYONS, Colo. — With rain still falling and the flood threat still real, authorities called on thousands more people in the inundated city of Boulder and a mountain hamlet to evacuate as a nearby creeks rose to dangerous levels.
The late-night reports from Boulder and the village of Eldorado Springs came as rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in Colorado mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other downstream communities were warned to stay off flooded streets.
The towns of Lyons, Jamestown and others in the Rocky Mountain foothills have been isolated by flooding and without power or telephone since rain hanging over the region all week intensified late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Flood and flash flood warning were issued Saturday for a vast area stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley.
The National Weather Service said thunderstorms and rain was expected to continue for the affected area for Saturday.
“Some of the showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain, continuing the threat of flash flooding,” it said.
“Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with localized heavier amounts at times. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown,” it added.
The woman was still wearing her seatbelt when authorities found her in her car
(NBC 4) – A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her car after being caught in a flash flood during heavy rains in the Inland Empire, authorities said Monday.
The body of Jean Gizzy was discovered Sunday, north of a railroad bridge crossing the Sacramento Wash and the 95 Freeway, west of Needles, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner.
The Lake Havasu resident was still wearing her seatbelt in the driver’s seat of her white 2009 Hyundai Sonata when authorities found her.
Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning flooded streets and damaged buildings in parts of the Inland Empire. At one point, 2 inches of rain fell within a one-hour period.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death.