Hey, all! Long time lurker here, and first time posting. I make this place one of my open browser tabs when severe weather might happen. I really appreciate y'all's (all y'all's) knowledge! I've seen so many spot-on observations/predictions here. I'm impressed every time I come here. I am also fascinated by mother nature and the things she can do.
I just want to say as an outsider that sometimes, it seems like people are hoping for tornadoes, and while that is awesome to behold, it sucks for the people under the gun/potentially under the gun/lost their house or worse. So, please keep that in mind. Sorry if I stepped on toes saying this.
I've been lurking since before 4/27/2011, so I get it.Personally, I'm always thrilled when events bust minus the potential negative of it undermining public confidence in weather forecasting. Nonetheless, I can assure you that not a single longtime poster here ever wants to see damage occur to people's propery, their person, or see any lives lost.
However, please keep in mind that even if someone was "cheering" for severe weather that it is entirely meaningless. Humans don't control the outcome of the weather anymore than a random individual can control the outcome of a lottery. We all have a healthy respect for mother nature here, and this forum has always been a valuable source of realtime weather information as well as giving back to communities after damage does occur.
A non-significant number of posters here have personally witnessed a number of tornadoes and have even assisted with search and rescue afterwards. Just something to keep in mind. I can promise you that anyone cheering for death and destruction on this forum won't last long.
That cell seems to have acquired quite some rotation over the last few scans. Radar scan is probably a good ways off the ground though, hopefully nothing is getting down low.cell sw of demopolis bears watching. blowing tops over 45k now. first cell that has been able to tower
i think you’re right. everything is so messy right now.That might be a supercell ahead of the line instead of a line segment, surprisingly strong shear both to the 1km and 3km levels down there according to mesoanalysis; south-central AL always gets in on the action somehow...