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Severe WX Severe Weather Threat 4/5/17-4/6/17 (5 Viewers)

StormStalker

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Schools were let out here. They never even went in to school this morning. Not...one...drop!


I enjoyed my paid day off. Although there is a basement in our building I'd rather not have a building full of students around when a storm hits. They get kinda grumpy when we force them into the basement.
 

ARCC

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I think one of the big things on my part I saw but overlooked was the shallowness of moisture. While it was eventually overcome, I watched updraft after updraft get undercutt today.

It was one of those days when you have massive red flags for an outbreak yet equally massive red flags against it. It really reminds me of a system in the spring of '09. Massive Cape gave way to massive supercells including one that I core punched accidently which pounder my car with ping pong to golf ball sized hail. That day however a few point depression raised LCL's enough that not many of the impressive signatures reached the ground.

It's the south and it's weather. You live and learn.
 

CoffeeCat

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I was thankfully able to make it to the community shelter one county over from me and even though nothing major hit the area and my wallet took a hit from the taxi fare, I don't regret going one bit. It'd be nice if my county had a community shelter but it seems like no one is interested or will care until after they get hit. Better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it IMO. If I were a met, right now I'd be happy to have people angry with me."Yell all you want, I'm just thankful you're alive and able to do so in the first place." Being able to read so many peoples thoughts about what's happening, why that's so, and potential mitigating factors during these events helps me to endure them somewhat so I'm glad this place (and a couple others like it) exist. A lot of this goes over my head but I slowly pick up more over time and it helps me to prepare not only myself but also friends and family. I'll go back to lurking to refrain from getting more off topic. Just wanted to say thanks. Mods delete or move this post if you feel the need.
 

xJownage

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I think one of the big things on my part I saw but overlooked was the shallowness of moisture. While it was eventually overcome, I watched updraft after updraft get undercutt today.

It was one of those days when you have massive red flags for an outbreak yet equally massive red flags against it. It really reminds me of a system in the spring of '09. Massive Cape gave way to massive supercells including one that I core punched accidently which pounder my car with ping pong to golf ball sized hail. That day however a few point depression raised LCL's enough that not many of the impressive signatures reached the ground.

It's the south and it's weather. You live and learn.
3/23? It was from before i even covered this stuff but i remember hearing about it and going into the spc archive and seeing really low dewpoints on the surface obs in the mdt risk area (like lower 50s).
 

jasonechols

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I enjoyed my paid day off. Although there is a basement in our building I'd rather not have a building full of students around when a storm hits. They get kinda grumpy when we force them into the basement.

Don't get me wrong. They certainly predicted the event. I am just trying to figure out how they had enough certainty to ask the city to close the schools...and then literally nothing happens in that location. So it was predicted...but the location appears to have been way off.
 

Taylor Campbell

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Tornado confirmed about ten miles or so from my old place. That means the meso passed directly over my parents.

There was nice rotation on the wall cloud, and it was tightening up as it went that direction. We observed a very big tree across county rd 10, but never got the visual of the chicken house. The NWS Birmingham survey says video was captured of it. Has anyone seen it?
 

Taylor Campbell

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Picture of the down trees.

 

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