Severe Weather 2018

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This severe weather season will be?

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  1. Kory

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    Friday looks like it could be another day with a potential MCS rounding the ridge centered to our NW.
     
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    I thought Friday’s rain for north Alabama was from another low pressure system in the Gulf headed west.
     
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    Pretty significant flooding starting to take place in Tuscaloosa. Pretty sure my car is taking on water and I can’t do anything about it.
     
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    Yep. My car is gonna be totaled. Knee to hip deep water.
     
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    17 straight days of dryness doesn't sound so bad after all now does it?

    But in all seriousness that is not good. Once it gets to the doorframe its toast. Hopefully insurance will help cover that.
     
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    It’s damn near the door handles. I drive a Sonata so it’s not very far off the ground.
     
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    Person trapped in car on University Blvd in front of Farrah Hall from a falling tree.
     
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    Pretty crazy day yesterday transpired in only an hour and a half, in which Tuscaloosa officially received 4.39 inches. That wasn't even close to radar estimates which indicated close to 6 inches fell in under two hours. Lots of flooded cars, water in businesses both downtown and toward UA's campus. Had my flooded car towed to the dealership to hopefully salvage something...but this isn't my first rodeo with flooded vehicles being from NOLA.

    I'm not one to critique the NWS, but man they really dropped the ball on the warning yesterday. The initial flash flood warning was issued at 5:34, but flooding pictures began on social media over 30 minutes prior. Not sure if BMX is trying to cut down on false alarm ratio for all weather warnings, but yesterday was pretty inexcusable. This is the second time this has happened since April.







     
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    Another day another round of flooding in Tuscaloosa. Clearly something is not right with the infrastructure. This is happening to regularly.





     
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    Couple of nice tornadoes in Saskatchewan tonight.

     
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    And you guessed it. Another round of flooding today!



     
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    There's gotta be a semi-permanent boundary or convergence zone running right over the city. Stationary storms over Tuscaloosa day after day.
     
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    Well I've had my fill of rain for July. I can't afford to lose the rental car to flooding as well. If I do, my next purchase will be a sit-in kayak from Academy.

    Some places are pushing a foot since last Friday.
     
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    Meanwhile up here we've been dry as a bone for a couple of weeks. I know the folks up in Ellicott City are happy not to have to think about flooding but we could use some rain. It's starting to look pretty brown around here.
     
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    It is pouring again. Let's see what happens today...
     
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    Well that didn't take long.

     
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    And here's the GOES-East view of that same event:



    Note how the outflow (denoted by the small clouds forming the boundary) seems to be sweeping other clouds out of the way!
     
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    Looks like an MCS type pattern next week with large-scale ridging out over the SW and some pretty deep troughing over the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley/SE.
     

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