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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    What a start to Tour 4. Another potentially dangerous situation for central and east OK, NW AR, SE KS and into IL this afternoon and evening.
    Very rich moisture offers CAPE in excess of 5000 from the OKC to NE OK into the AR/OK/KS/IL corners region. The big player is a surface trough expected to extend into S KS providing backing at the surface. There is up to a 70kt wind from the WSW at 500mb. The sounding for Tulsa at 20Z provides the sort of horizontally elongated looped hodo that raises eyebrows. Complex set-up as per usual and caveats apply but once again the potential for strong long-tracked tors exists in the moderate risk area.

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  • Location: Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Location: Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

    Looking at the predictions, the dry line is on a similar sort of alignment to yesterday, and the risk area is the broad area from Lawton in the SW up towards Tulsa and Joplin in the NE. 

     

    There is talk of possible long tracked cells forming, and looking at yesterdays events with the cell the guys dropped onto, then the cells near Tulsa last night, it wouldn't surprise me again to see something similar.

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

    Yes, looks like a risk of strong tornadoes later from OK City Metro Area up through NE Oklahoma (including Tulsa Metro) and on into SW Missouri.

     

    Central and NE Oklahoma lying in the right entrance of a strong 500mb W/SW'erly jet, so lots of mid-upper level divergence. 30knt+ 850mb southerly winds and surface winds backed towards SE which is going to create some strong wind shear. DPs forecast of 75F in central/NE Oklahoma yielding upwards 5000 j/kg CAPE. 

     

    GFS and NAM breaking out precip just W and NW of OK City by 00z, towards/near dryline triple point. Just hope the large populated areas are spared later today, all the halmarks of strong tornado outbreak.

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    RAP, whilst increasing deep layer EHI in C OK, has eased off the bulk shear and for this reason I am slightly less confident of significant tornados. The instability however is huge so very large, high-topped supercells are likely nethertheless.

    The chase is on - and an active day lasting into the late evening is a given. I am going to go with Shawnee, OK because I wouldn't want to have to get past OKC from West to East at rush hour. That way I'd have room to push east with any cells towards Tulsa.
    Storm motions today due east at 18-20mph.

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    RAP, whilst increasing deep layer EHI in C OK, has eased off the bulk shear and for this reason I am slightly less confident of significant tornados. The instability however is huge so very large, high-topped supercells are likely nethertheless.

    The chase is on - and an active day lasting into the late evening is a given. I am going to go with Shawnee, OK because I wouldn't want to have to get past OKC from West to East at rush hour. That way I'd have room to push east with any cells towards Tulsa.

    Storm motions today due east at 18-20mph.

     

    I think keeping out of the OK CITY metropolis area is a good call. I wouldn't want to be caught there. I think I would be happy on the Turner Turnpike east of OK City as well. Perhaps sit up around Chandler and see what comes my way!

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    There's contradictory opinions out there. The PWO is warranted and clearly indicates that although the potential is high, the risk of significant tornados is conditional. On the other hand the language on Stormtrack is bullish. The major event of last Monday was actually an isolated severe, long-track event in an otherwise 'standard' spread on the day. The same thing could happen again tonight. An isolated EF4+ out in open countryside won't make headlines. An EF4+ in the 'wrong' place (OKC or Tulsa metro for instance) is a completely different story. That's the principle that underpins the EF rating system, and makes forecasting these situations all the more difficult!

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  • Location: Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Location: Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

    Twitterspere this afternoon..

    Jeff Piotrowski @Jeff_Piotrowski
    Severe today i would upgrade central OK including OKC metro to High Risk per the 12Z high res data.
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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    Hi all  I want check if the live stream is working    I shall turn it on for a short while    

     

    We are currently in Ardmore

     

    Tom

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    Ok I will try to set status on line    will turn streaming on shortly       we will be heading through Moore 

     

    Tom



    just passed a house on its way to provide housing for the people in Moore



    PLEASE NOTE I AM STUPID AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SET TO LIVE    SO JUST WATCh IT ANYWAY  IF ITS ON ITS ON :-)

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    I agree OKC as my target. Today is high risk for huge hail IMO. Moderate for Tornadoes..

    High risk possible now for tornados too Stu as someone said earlier. Rapidly changing situation with latest guidance briging stroger LLJ over the top by 22Z.

    Note: Stout cap fails at 20Z ish. Big loaded gun scenario off the dryline..

    Latest SPC:

     

    IT APPEARS THE THREAT OF A FEW STRONG/VIOLENT TORNADOES ARE IN PLACE.  HAVE INCREASED SEVERE

       PROBABILITIES OVER THIS REGION...AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL/EASTERN OK

       WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR AN UPGRADE TO HIGH RISK AT 20Z IF

       SHORTER-TERM MESOSCALE MODELS MAINTAIN THIS SCENARIO.

     

     Watch the skies chaps (and model data, etc, of course!)

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    High Risk is possible for today, very possible     We will be having lunch in Norman   tank up and move west.

     

    Tom

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    Change of plan . We are stopping or have stopped to eat in Paul's Valley     no comments please

     

    Tom

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    Just been following Mike Phelps on www.stormscapelive.tv and the last week he's had the chief forecaster for The Weather Channel chasing with him and on a telephone conversation with him in the last 10 mins he has had word from the SPC in Norman that the risk of tornadoes has increased to 30%. And the overall risk is to be upgraded to high risk in the next update.

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    Just been following Mike Phelps on www.stormscapelive.tv and the last week he's had the chief forecaster for The Weather Channel chasing with him and on a telephone conversation with him in the last 10 mins he has had word from the SPC in Norman that the risk of tornadoes has increased to 30%. And the overall risk is to be upgraded to high risk in the next update.

    Not surprising. A potential PDS on this - looking significant as current obs and high-res models stand.

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    Ok folks we are on the move again    Heading towards Oklahoma City   will be passing though Moore on the way

     

    Tom

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    It's amazing how the upgrades in potential occur as we get closer to the time. A few days ago it looked like any potential for today would have cleared east and now we are looking at a high risk. Off out for the evening, so stay safe team, get lucky and let's hope that no populated areas get hit.

     

    Ps edit already low 70's DP's in mid OK. I bet it feels steamy out there.

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    Thanks for the updates Tom. I repeat my advice, which I'm sure you are completely aware of, that the centre of the metro will be no place to be in a few hours. Sit just east or northeast - the cells will come to you in a more open environment with roads out of trouble.

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    traffic moving slowly through Moore



    Paul or Ian        Verizon is connecting and disconnecting constantly   any suggestions

     

    Tom

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  • Location: Cirencester
  • Weather Preferences: Supercells
  • Location: Cirencester

    Change of plan . We are stopping or have stopped to eat in Paul's Valley     no comments please

     

    Tom

    hahaha!

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