Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Mesoscale Discussion from SPC


MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0365
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0801 AM CDT THU APR 02 2009
AREAS AFFECTED...CENTRAL/ERN AR...ERN LA/WRN MS
CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY
VALID 021301Z - 021400Z

NEW WW/S WILL BE NEEDED THIS MORNING ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY FROM PARTS OF ERN LA/WRN MS INTO CENTRAL/ERN AR. LARGE SCALE ASCENT WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY REGION THIS MORNING AS A STRONG SHORT WAVE TROUGH/CLOSED LOW MOVES E TOWARD THE ARKLATEX. INCREASING MID/UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY STRENGTHENING DEEP LAYER SHEAR NWD FROM LA/MS INTO CENTRAL/ERN AR. TSTMS HAVE INCREASED IN INTENSITY RECENTLY ACROSS SWRN AR AND SWWD INTO FAR ERN TX ALONG THE LA BORDER...WITH THE SRN MOST ACTIVITY EXPECTED TO EXIT THE ERN PART OF WW 102 BY 15Z. GIVEN THESE TRENDS...NEW WW/S WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED SOON FOR PARTS OF THE LOWER MS VALLEY. AS SURFACE BASED INHIBITION WEAKENS FURTHER...THE POTENTIAL FOR SURFACE BASED DEVELOPMENT WILL INCREASE WITH SUBSEQUENT POTENTIAL FOR WIND DAMAGE AND TORNADO THREATS. ..PETERS.. 04/02/2009
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Tornado Report in Troy, AL:
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
803 AM CDT THU APR 2 2009

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 AM CDT FOR
CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY… AT 803 AM CDT…A TORNADO WAS REPORTED.
THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR TROY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…OR
6 MILES NORTHWEST OF TROY…MOVINGEAST AT 30 MPH.
THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…TROY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BY 810 AM
CDT…TROY…TROY UNIVERSITY…7 MILES NORTH OF MOSSY GROVE
AND 8 MILESSOUTHWEST OF LINWOOD BY 815 AM CDT…

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