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Yesterday's severe thunderstorms in the Midwest.

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So, yesterday (also my last day of High School), there were severe thunderstorms in the midwest (specifically, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Here is a map of Storm Reports from the Storm Prediction Center. 

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Hope everyone is safe. Because SPC's day 2 outlook looks like this: 

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And just for the record--I live in Southern Illinois-so I'm okay. 

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It rained like crazy all day here in eastern Oregon as well. I also read that no where in the NW is reporting drought conditions after the extremely wet winter & spring we've had. Gonna be a interesting fire season, that's for sure.

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Weather is supposed to be decent here today (plus or minus the odd thunderstorm), but we're expecting 2"+ of rain tomorrow (which is a deluge for us) and snow on Friday.

 

And then beautiful again on Saturday.

 

Good luck for everyone under the gun today.

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There are constantly "red flag" warnings where I live currently. There has been no rain for a long time. Ponds, Swamps, and streams are all drying up...I saw a 12 foot Gator sitting where is definitely did no belong, because the water keeps going down. 

 

P.S. Gators are terrifying and awesome!

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Yeah, what @Baldur8762 said.  We have fireworks and burn bans in Seminole county right now.  And NPR was saying the other week that we aren't projected to get meaningful rain until (I think they said at least) July.  You can already smell the fires some days.

 

So, yeah, if y'all can pass along some of that rain, that'd be great. :poke:

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Keeping a close eye on the weather this week and through the weekend. That line of storms just missed us last night, the one that blew through last week did not. There is another chance of severe weather today and again tomorrow night.  The second half of May is statistically the worst period for severe storms and tornadoes here. 

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13 minutes ago, VitM said:

Yeah, what @Baldur8762 said.  We have fireworks and burn bans in Seminole county right now.  And NPR was saying the other week that we aren't projected to get meaningful rain until (I think they said at least) July.  You can already smell the fires some days.

 

So, yeah, if y'all can pass along some of that rain, that'd be great. :poke:

 

Oh Good, I am glad that I am not the only one on the forums in this predicament.  It seems to be raining everywhere but here!

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My wife's been watching some of these storms from the front porch. Had some billiard-ball sized hail just north of town and a tornado to the southeast, but luckily nothing's dropping right at home.

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We had a dry late summer last year. I couldn't keep up with the watering.

 

I'm less busy and almost can't keep up with the watering the last few days. :lol: 

 

I hope it's not 85 degrees w/ no rain when I leave for a week in June. 

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10 hours ago, Marvin said:

My wife's been watching some of these storms from the front porch. Had some billiard-ball sized hail just north of town and a tornado to the southeast, but luckily nothing's dropping right at home.

OK, I am done complaining about it not raining....

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Heads up, Oklahoma and Kansas. Expect a HIGH RISK DAY Today.

 

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Find out more at spc.noaa.gov

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We've had moderate to high winds for over a day now.  A very rapidly moving front came over last night, dropping buckets of rain for about fifteen minutes and the temperature plummeted although the wind hasn't let up.

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We had very high winds yesterday (enough to blow patio furniture around and make parts of the city lose power temporarily) and a brief tornado watch went into effect, but we didn't get rain. 

 

We're in the "slight" risk area today but the situation can change rapidly, and a tornado does just as much damage as in a "high" risk area.  The weather looks perfect for a tornado, too, humid, warming up, still air and hazy skies. 

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

We had very high winds yesterday (enough to blow patio furniture around and make parts of the city lose power temporarily) and a brief tornado watch went into effect, but we didn't get rain. 

 

We're in the "slight" risk area today but the situation can change rapidly, and a tornado does just as much damage as in a "high" risk area.  The weather looks perfect for a tornado, too, humid, warming up, still air and hazy skies. 

Stay safe.

 

Waiting for the 1630Z (11:30CT) SPC outlook. 

We've got a Ghost Map! Why I call it that should be obvious. 

 

 

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