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"From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds." - Job 37:9.

"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas Yesterday Shatter Lives

Radar image shows the barrage of storms after they have passed well east of the Oklahoma City area which was hard hit.

As was well advertised by the folks at the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) located in Norman, Oklahoma and the affiliate National Weather Service (NWS) Offices, yesterday was a big tornado day for Oklahoma and Kansas.

The storms moved very fast, were extremely dangerous, and not conducive for a thoroughly rewarding day of storm chasing (for those so inclined), although the lucky few I'm sure will beg to differ. All in all, most chases were fleeting in length. Not sure who was getting chased yesterday...the storms or the enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, 5 lives were lost to the hands of these storms and approximately 58 others were injured. Property damage was extensive across a wide expanse of Oklahoma. The Weather Channel (TWC) was covering the activity nicely for us folks not located in that region. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be watching a local TV station while being impacted by those fast moving storms.

Closer to home - -

Stacked high pressure off the U.S. East Coast continues to be the dominant weather feature for the folks in Florida...and this will continue to be the case until next Tuesday when an upper level trough will dig into the Southeast U.S.

Even then, it currently appears that his trough will have minimal impact on South and Central Florida. Therefore...and with that said:

TODAY-THE WEEKEND: The monotonous pattern continues. If one is so inclined to like days on end with little variability in temperatures and sky conditions, then these days will be well suited for you.

Lows in the low 70s and highs in the low 80s along the coast and a few degrees warmer inland. Somewhat breezy winds generally from the east and gradually shifting to the ESE - SE by the weekend. Partly cloudy to widely scattered clouds and no rain.

Wake me when it's over...zzzzzz

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