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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 03:32:24 PM »
Looks like an EF3 but that all depends on the damage it produced.

Yeah, a couple of local mets suspect it's probably going to be classified as an EF2 or 3. The damage was extensive and widespread and it's obvious that it's a wedge tornado.


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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 06:26:38 PM »
Official report on the Adairsville, GA tornado which was classified as a strong EF3 tornado w/ winds of 160 mph.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
630 PM EST THU JAN 31 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR WEDNESDAY 1/30/2013 TORNADO EVENT...
...ONE TORNADO IDENTIFIED SO FAR IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA...

.OVERVIEW...
A TEAM OF METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
PEACHTREE CITY GEORGIA SURVEYED THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY A SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORM THAT TRACKED ACROSS NORTHWEST BARTOW AND CENTRAL GORDON
COUNTIES FROM APPROXIMATELY 1115 AM TO 1155 AM ON WEDNESDAY...
JANUARY 30 2013. RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.

.ADAIRSVILLE TORNADO...

RATING:                 HIGH END EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    160 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  21.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   900 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               17 /9 IN BARTOW...8 IN GORDON/

START DATE:             JAN 30 2013
START TIME:             1112 AM EST
START LOCATION:         2.4 MI SW ADAIRSVILLE/BARTOW COUNTY START
LAT/LON:                34.3411N/-84.9527W

END DATE:               JAN 30 2013
END TIME:               1143 AM EST
END LOCATION: 14.3 MI NE CALHOUN OR NEAR OAKMAN/GORDON COUNTY
END LAT/LON: 34.5981N/-84.7313W

IN BARTOW COUNTY...AT LEAST 95 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED...WITH 31
DESTROYED... 17 SUSTAINING MAJOR DAMAGE...AND 47 WITH MINOR DAMAGE.
MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF TREES FALLING ON HOMES IN
DOWNTOWN ADAIRSVILLE. IN GORDON COUNTY...268 HOMES STRUCTURES WERE
IMPACTED. OF THESE...30 WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED...110 HAD MAJOR
DAMAGE... AND ANOTHER 70 HAD MINOR DAMAGE. 202 OF THESE WERE SINGLE
FAMILY HOMES AND 66 WERE MOBILE HOMES.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 07:02:25 PM by toxictwister00 »


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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 10:59:21 PM »
Official report on the Adairsville, GA tornado which was classified as a strong EF3 tornado w/ winds of 160 mph.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
630 PM EST THU JAN 31 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR WEDNESDAY 1/30/2013 TORNADO EVENT...
...ONE TORNADO IDENTIFIED SO FAR IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA...

.OVERVIEW...
A TEAM OF METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
PEACHTREE CITY GEORGIA SURVEYED THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY A SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORM THAT TRACKED ACROSS NORTHWEST BARTOW AND CENTRAL GORDON
COUNTIES FROM APPROXIMATELY 1115 AM TO 1155 AM ON WEDNESDAY...
JANUARY 30 2013. RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.

.ADAIRSVILLE TORNADO...

RATING:                 HIGH END EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    160 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  21.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   900 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               17 /9 IN BARTOW...8 IN GORDON/

START DATE:             JAN 30 2013
START TIME:             1112 AM EST
START LOCATION:         2.4 MI SW ADAIRSVILLE/BARTOW COUNTY START
LAT/LON:                34.3411N/-84.9527W

END DATE:               JAN 30 2013
END TIME:               1143 AM EST
END LOCATION: 14.3 MI NE CALHOUN OR NEAR OAKMAN/GORDON COUNTY
END LAT/LON: 34.5981N/-84.7313W

IN BARTOW COUNTY...AT LEAST 95 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED...WITH 31
DESTROYED... 17 SUSTAINING MAJOR DAMAGE...AND 47 WITH MINOR DAMAGE.
MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF TREES FALLING ON HOMES IN
DOWNTOWN ADAIRSVILLE. IN GORDON COUNTY...268 HOMES STRUCTURES WERE
IMPACTED. OF THESE...30 WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED...110 HAD MAJOR
DAMAGE... AND ANOTHER 70 HAD MINOR DAMAGE. 202 OF THESE WERE SINGLE
FAMILY HOMES AND 66 WERE MOBILE HOMES.
I should get a reward for guessing the rating correctly :P

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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2013, 11:11:00 PM »
You get half credit because you didn't guess the wind speed. :lol:


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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 02:04:32 PM »
Hattiesburg, MS got hit hard by a pretty impressive wedge tornado yesterday. Preliminary reports put the injured near 80. Thankfully, no fatalities.


Video of the storm.
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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 02:10:31 PM »
Very scary looking storm, glad to hear no casualties either.

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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 03:53:13 PM »
Yet another severe weather outbreak I underestimated. It started out rather tame like January 30th, then suddenly it blossomed into this mess. I'm glad to hear there were no deaths and hopefully those injured will recover very soon.


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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 04:28:28 PM »
Yet another severe weather outbreak I underestimated. It started out rather tame like January 30th, then suddenly it blossomed into this mess. I'm glad to hear there were no deaths and hopefully those injured will recover very soon.

Agreed. Preliminary rating is EF3 with winds of 145 mph.

EDIT: Now an EF4. Winds 170 mph.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 07:20:45 PM by plane852 »
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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 10:37:29 PM »
I smell a severe weather outbreak for the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley early next week. At this point it definitely looks like a Moderate Risk situation, and if the shear improves, I cannot rule out the possibility of a High Risk. Definitely something to keep an eye on as the pattern finally turns unstable.
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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 09:59:47 AM »
I've been watching the situation as well, and I completely agree. It looks very interesting.

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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2013, 02:33:24 PM »
If something transpires from this event, we can certainly put the watches and warnings here.  I wouldn't be surprised to see something pretty healthy in terms of convection.  SPC already has a Day 4 and Day 5 outlook in place for the central Plains in the attached image.

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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2013, 03:24:38 PM »
I hate to be a wx weenie and ask this, but how is this event shaping up for N. GA? Not very good at analyzing severe weather on the computer models.


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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2013, 04:14:44 PM »
I hate to be a wx weenie and ask this, but how is this event shaping up for N. GA? Not very good at analyzing severe weather on the computer models.
There's still a threat for later that week in your area, but it's a question mark as the models either show the front coming through your area or lifting more to your north.  I think you can ask more questions for more analysis in Trevor's thread within the Forecasting board if you want more technical analysis from others to help you. ;)

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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2013, 06:24:56 PM »
It's about time it started getting more active. March was so quiet do to the cold temperatures. I hope it will be one system right after the other and where I live, it will be active here in Birmingham, as well, but not like 2 years ago, namely April 27, 2011. Don't want to see a day like that again.  :no:
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Re: Severe Weather Season 2013
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 04:18:59 AM »
Big slight risk out covering 30 million people, and a healthy-sized 30% probability range with significant hashings. Just enough uncertainty in the forecast to hold off from anything higher, but I expect an upgrade for the morning of Day 1, if not Day 2.
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