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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.
October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
623 PM CDT FRI OCT 4 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA… UNTIL 700 PM CDT
* AT 618 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF PACIFIC JUNCTION…OR 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTH AT 60 MPH. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM.
HAZARD…BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
Incredible video footage has been posted online of the massive sandstorm which swept through the south western state of Arizona.
The rolling wall of dust appeared early on Thursday afternoon in southern Pinal County and moved northwest through the towns of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert.
The phenomenon is caused by sudden winds combined with extremely dry conditions kicking up dust.
The dust storm temporarily grounded some flights out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and knocked out electricity to about 2,000 customers in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas.
Officials at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport halted some flights until wind gusts of up to 60mph subsided.
Salt River Project officials said about 2,000 of their customers in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek area went without electricity due to the storms and crews were working to restore power.
Published: Jul 11, 2013, 7:22 AM EDT weather.com
A line of severe thunderstorms raced through the Ohio River Valley Wednesday, causing numerous power outages due to downed trees and powerlines. Severe Weather Expert Dr. Greg Forbes says the area of wind damage is concentrated enough and long enough to be classified as a derecho.
According to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, roughly 300 reports of either wind damage or high winds (greater than 58 mph) were received in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys on July 10, the majority of which were in a swath from eastern Illinois and Indiana into Ohio, western Pennsylvania, southwest New York, and northern West Virginia.
The National Weather Service will conduct damage surveys from Indiana to Pennsylvania Thursday to investigate whether some damage was caused by tornadoes. Several photos from North Beaver Township, Pa. and also near Storrs, Conn. circulated via social media Wednesday.
Video from: PeopleNewsTrack
Published on May 13, 2013
Massive sheets of moving ice have damaged or destroyed lakefront homes in Canada and northern Minnesota. No injuries were reported.
In Minnesota, video of the weather phenomenon shows an enormous sheet of ice that appears to be creeping forward, traveling about 15 feet to invade some multi-story homes at Izatys Resort, the community bordering Mille Lacs.
The ice is seen pushing up against some homes.
Winds, dust clouds ground presidential choppers, lead to cancellation of formal airport farewell ceremony
The arrival of inclement Mideastern weather Friday deeply disrupted the final hours of the visit to Israel and the West Bank by US President Barack Obama.
The air was filled with dust Friday morning and early afternoon, blown by strong winds. Visibility was minimal in and around Jerusalem, in the nearby West Bank area, and at Ben-Gurion Airport.
The president was supposed to be in Bethlehem at 12:30 p.m., for a visit to the Church of the Nativity, but only left Jerusalem shortly before 2 pm. He therefore met for far longer than expected at the King David Hotel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an intended brief, summing-up meeting that extended for some three hours.
Obama had then planned to fly by helicopter from Bethlehem, his final stop, to the airport, but that appeared impossible.
The Bethlehem visit was the Christian component of his Holy Land trip, and an element he was reportedly reluctant to cancel. In Bethlehem itself, Palestinian Authority security forces waited for hours for his arrival.
The Prime Minister’s Office announced that the planned farewell ceremony at the airport would be canceled because of winds whipping the tarmac, and that a smaller ceremony would be held without the press.
From the airport, Obama is slated to fly to Amman.