Monday, May 07, 2007

Tornado warning process worked in Greensburg, KS

Here is a link to an amazing post by Mike Umscheid, NWS employee and storm chaser in Dodge City, Kansas. He was operating the radar and issuing warnings for the NWS Dodge City Friday night. He has a really interesting blog, High Plains Drifter.

Here is an excerpt from the post:
the "…tornado emergency for Greensburg…" in my next SVS… it was like instinct - just did it. Those few minutes after watching one of the most incredible velocity couplets go directly over one of your good sized communities in your CWA… I was just too anxious. Then the message was sent out… a plea from Greensburg dispatch… "Ford County communications this is Greensburg… we just took a direct hit…".. that came no more than about 3 or 4 minutes after the couplet passed over. I then immediately sent out another SVS indicating that Greensburg likely took a direct hit.

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