Severe WX Severe Weather Threats 1/21-1/22 2017 (Saturday - Sunday) (4 Viewers)


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NEXRAD Storm Rainfall Estimates for N. Alabama. Some of those spots are in excess of 5 inches and counting.

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I live in Albany, and I'd like to say that even if it felt unwarranted or like an overall bust, I'm glad the NWS went whole hog on the high risk and the PDS tornado watches because it made the hardheaded folks that populate SW GA pay attention. I bet it saved some lives. Not all of them unfortunately, but certainly some.

And I am so, SO glad this forum is back and all of y'all were here talking and sharing information. I have typically been a lurker, but I wanted you all to know what a wonderful resource this page and your collective knowledge is. So from the bottom of my heart-
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I was hyped for this but I had a feeling it would bust being so far south and east. That Albany tornado was a monster though and there was a possible ef4+ earlier today. Spc probably should have stuck with a moderate risk again today

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I live in Albany, and I'd like to say that even if it felt unwarranted or like an overall bust, I'm glad the NWS went whole hog on the high risk and the PDS tornado watches because it made the hardheaded folks that populate SW GA pay attention. I bet it saved some lives. Not all of them unfortunately, but certainly some.

And I am so, SO glad this forum is back and all of y'all were here talking and sharing information. I have typically been a lurker, but I wanted you all to know what a wonderful resource this page and your collective knowledge is. So from the bottom of my heart-
Thank you.❤
Glad you guys are okay. Let us know if we can do anything to help your community!?
 

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I live in Albany, and I'd like to say that even if it felt unwarranted or like an overall bust, I'm glad the NWS went whole hog on the high risk and the PDS tornado watches because it made the hardheaded folks that populate SW GA pay attention. I bet it saved some lives. Not all of them unfortunately, but certainly some.

And I am so, SO glad this forum is back and all of y'all were here talking and sharing information. I have typically been a lurker, but I wanted you all to know what a wonderful resource this page and your collective knowledge is. So from the bottom of my heart-
Thank you.❤
I'm so thankful you and yours are safe!! I'm so sorry your town suffered such damage. Like Wes said. if you see some needs that we can raise awareness and personally help, let us know! Praying!!
 
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My eyebrows were definitely raised when I saw them go high risk this morning after last night's bust. Moderate would have been the safest best. Of course it's easy to be critical now. After all the forecast data was ominous.
 

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My eyebrows were definitely raised when I saw them go high risk this morning after last night's bust. Moderate would have been the safest best. Of course it's easy to be critical now. After all the forecast data was ominous.
It's always good to go back and diagnose why the large scale forecast didn't pan out. A few reasons...one was something that has plagued this system from the start. One was something the models didn't pick up on. First was the lack of northward progression of the best thermodynamics (especially surface destabilization). That was common from the get go including yesterday's PDS watch that busted. Second was the lack of surface winds backing to really get the tornado threat going. The lack of that really confused me as one would expect backing surface winds with a rapidly deepening low pressure. I even mentioned that earlier in the day in this thread but I didn't expect them to remain veered. And third was the storm mode. It was mainly cold front triggered and storms were too dense. It choked off inflow to most of the storms. You generally want discrete cells out ahead of the boundary in the free warm sector to get several big, long trackers.
 

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I noticed that too - a definite "eye" for a while and a hurricane-like look to it. Is that unusual for a system like this? Did any mets say anything about it?
I was driving through that feature last night leaving Ringgold/Ft. Oglethorpe heading back to Atlanta. The winds were insane for several minutes. It felt like sustained tropical force winds. I've never experienced winds like that in a non severe storm and I was sure at first I was driving through a tornado.
 

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I heard what I believe was a tornado roar across an open field with the warned storm that was north of Albany. I tried to catch up with Albany storm, but that just wasn't going to happen with it moving at 65 70 mph. I came across the damage on the south side of the city. If you follow Matt Grantham on Facebook he posted some damage photos of where I was. I took several myself and I will share some tonight. The damage seemed consistent with a high end EF2 there, but it probably was worse in other places.
 
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TLH confirms at least EF2 on the Albany tornado. Damage track was more than a mile wide in some places. They still have to survey the damage in Worth and Turner Counties (and presumably in Wilcox County too, since it did damage there).
 

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This past weekend's outbreak is the 2nd deadliest January outbreak since 1950......only surpassed by the January 23, 1969 F4 tornado that killed 32 in Hazlehurst and D'Lo, Mississippi (3 tornadoes in MS and AL).
 

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