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Monday, January 07, 2008

January 7th Tornado Outbreak

As a confirmed weather nerd, I have to say I don't remember an outbreak of this magnitude happening in Northwest Oklahoma, Central Missouri, or Illinois in January, especially the first week of January. As of this post, there is a solid line of tornado warnings from Tulsa, OK to Jefferson City, MO, with a few further Northeast in to Southwest Illinois:

(National Weather Service)


There have been 31 tornado reports as of 10:34pm Central Time, with at least 1 injury. (Update: AP is now reporting 1 death and several injuries)

According to the Storm Prediction Center, the tornado threat will last for several more hours.

The storm system causing this "weird" weather is the same the hammered the Pacific Northwest a few days ago. Usually these Winter severe weather outbreaks happen in the Southeast, but the strong La Nina this season has pushed the jet stream far enough North, and the timing was right today, that the Midwest received the brunt.

-Tommy

1 Comments:

Anonymous lashay said...

that was the worst i seen

1/08/2008 9:21 AM  

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