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Tornado Emergency SW Oklahoma City Metro

| 5:09 pm May 6, 2015

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A big, rain wrapped mile wide wedge tornado is approaching the southwestern Oklahoma City Metro.

Areas from Bridge Creek to Newcastle will be impacted. Could eventually impact Norman or Moore.

This is a bad situation.

Tornadoes SW of Oklahoma City

| 3:08 pm May 6, 2015

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A supercell thunderstorm about 50 miles southwest of Oklahoma City has already produced at least three or four tornadoes and continues to cycle.

It is heading in the general direction of Chickasha, Blanchard, Newcastle and Moore, all names of communities from May 3, 1999.  Of course, Moore has had way more than its fair share of tornadoes over  the past 15+ years.

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All of the Oklahoma City stations are streaming with live coverage, including chopper video.   One is KFOR.

The SPC just issued an enhanced risk area from Abilene to Lawton and the tornado watch has expanded to include Oklahoma City.

Tornado Debris Signature South of Fort Worth Tonight

| 10:02 pm April 26, 2015

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The Fort Worth radar is showing a clear tornado debris signature in the long lived supercell in southwestern Johnson County west southwest of Rio Vista, heading in the general direction of that town. It will pass near Covington and near Grandview on I-35, just north of the split south of Dallas/Fort Worth.

The TDS is show as the blue circle in the lower right panel (correlation coefficient) from the Fort Worth dual=pol Doppler radar.

Frequent power flashes just reported by a spotter.

Large Tornado on the Ground Near Comanche, Texas

| 3:58 pm April 26, 2015

By Bill Murray, 3:58 pm Sunday

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Spotters report a large tornado on the ground near Comanche, Texas this afternoon. This is a little more than 100 miles southwest of Dallas.

FWD issues Tornado Warning [tornado: OBSERVED, tornado damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, hail: 4.25 IN] for Comanche [TX] till 4:45 PM CDT …AT 356 PM CDT…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF COMANCHE…MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

Boston Breaks Snowfall Record for Season!

| 8:41 pm March 15, 2015

It is official! Just under three inches of snow fell late this afternoon and evening at Boston’s Logan Airport, surpassing the old seasonal snowfall total.

This graphic does not yet reflect the updated total, but shows 125 years of snowfall records in Beantown.

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If the GFS is right, they may increase their snowfall total even further next weekend! The model has been predicting some light snows next weekend.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
719 PM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

…BOSTON BREAKS ALL TIME SEASONAL SNOW RECORD…

AS OF 7PM ON MARCH 15TH…BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT RECIEVED 108.6
INCHES OF TOTAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF
107.6 INCHES FOR THE 1995-1996 WINTER SEASON.

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And Now… A Tornado Watch!

| 5:51 pm February 25, 2015

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The low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico (1004 mb) is pushing a warm front into the Florida Panhandle. The SPC has issued a Tornado Watch for the Florida Big Bend area and extreme southern Georgia, including Panama City, Tallahassee and Valdosta. The tornado watch is shown in purple on the graphic.

Sorta reminiscent of the March 1993 Superstorm, just 30 millibars weaker!