Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 942 times:
Hey everybody, for those of us living in the midwest of the United States, be careful. Today there is a high chance for some very nasty weather. Last night was bad with tornados ripping throuhg Missouri and Illinois. Today will be worse apparently, I haven't seen this sort of forecast from the Storm Prediction Center in a long time.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 937 times:
Being a weather geek, what can I say.
Looking at the weather radar right now, there is a massive hail producing super cell which is about to cross the mississippi river and slam into the town of Quincy Illinois. Its moving at about 80 miles per hour, which is very fast.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6223 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 875 times:
I'm in Lawrence, KS and it has been a crazy day, and will likely continue to be. I woke up at 8am this morning to cans rolling around by apartment parking lot, and just a few minutes later our town was hit by a tornado. Damage is widespread throughout, including on Univ. of Kansas campus. Maybe classes (and thus my hard midterm) will be cancelled tomorrow! One can hope. Damage is apparently pretty bad.
USAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 828 times:
The weather in this country is something else. I'm located in Madison, WI and yesterday a friend and I were chilling ON the lake ice in lawn chairs soaking in the hot-for-early-march-sun having some beers. Then today we just had a thunderstorm and the counties to the south are in a tornado watch. Then tomorrow we're supposed to get a couple inches of snow and be below freezing again for the week. WTF?!
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4242 posts, RR: 53 Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 825 times:
Tornadoes on the ground near Rockford, Springfield, IL; Columbia, Springfield, Kansas City, Joplin, MO; Fayetteville, AR; Burlington, IA; Tulsa, OK. Chicagoland under a tornado watch. Storms are headed generally northeast. Cities in the paths of some of these storms (cities not currently under the gun) include: Chicago, Milwaukee, Champaign, St. Louis, and Bloomington. Good luck to all of y'all, stay safe!
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Closer to where I am right now. hmmmmmm.... Yeah, there've been warnings all night. Not lookin' pretty. Tornado watch for the Chicago Metropolitan area until 4am. Well, I'm on Spring Break...and now I have Spring weather, lol.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 780 times:
Man what a mess.
A storm SLAMMED into Springfield, IL and there are reports that a building collapsed and a group of people are trapped inside. Lots of wind, hail, and tornado damage was reported from a supercell that originated in Missouri and tracked across the Mississippi river right accross Central Illinois just north of here in Champaign, IL. I will say it was the largest storm I've ever seen. Reports were that there was hail over 2" large and numerous tornados were reported with it.
Now there's another supercell with hail reports over 2" about to cross the border into the state.
This is the most recent radar image, the storm in the lower left is the one I'm keeping an eye on, probably some time in the night it will pass through Champaign county, hopefully not right through here. This kind of severe weather outbreak is the worst because its smack in the middle of the night when everybody is in bed.