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Offline scottm

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3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:36:01 AM »
I awoke this morning to a loud crack, after gathering my senses, i realized the tree in my back yard had been hit by lightning and a limb is laying on the ground. Radar looks naaaaasty!  Its only 65 now, i can just imagine what these storms would be like if they rolled through 4 hours or so for now when it was 85 or so.

On my first cup of coffee, after it stops raining ill take a few pics of the tree and post and i have some cool radar images of what i believe is a supercell moving across florida :D


Be back soon!
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 08:50:42 AM »
Here is a cap of a storm i was watching this morning with GR3. It was really intense, i think it triggered 4 different tornado warnings before it moved into some rain-cooled air and finally fizzled out, At one point it was reading 3" hail, with 55k tops.



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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 09:05:31 AM »
   Glad you weren't hurt or that your house wasn't damaged. A wild start to your morning.
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 09:10:26 AM »
Thanks Mark, i appreciate that  :-)  Yes, i've never woke up so fast lol


Heres another screen, notice its the SAME place as the first cap, but this is a completely different storm. VIL not as impressive, but still triggering spinners.




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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 09:16:18 AM »
I bet the screen room companies will be busy tomorrow.



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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 09:18:59 AM »
   I see on my GRL3 that there was a funnel cloud at Kennedy Space Center near launch pad 39A.
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 09:25:24 AM »
Believe it or not im watching that right now on the news, some places have had 7" of rain since midnight, good day to be a duck!


Im watching this storm now because its going to move across my area soon, i bet its going to bow from all the rain cooled air behind it.



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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 09:35:41 AM »
theres a confirmed tornado on the ground right now, spotters saying f-2 maybe f-3 near Polk City, Fl.  I circled it on GR3.



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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 10:05:04 AM »
   The SRV1 looks very interesting in that area. Now showing two mesocyclone icons.  Keep safe!!!
    Mark
   Oops: looking at the wrong cell.  I got shifted over when I went from one screen to two.   :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 12:48:09 PM »
   There has been a storm report of a hangar collapse with people inside, and planes flipped over, at Lakeland Linder Airport.  Quite a few reports comming in.
Hope you are well scottm.
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2011, 01:09:12 PM »
Here is a radar shot of the storm that is maching thru florida right now. I like the program GR3 I was using I will be buying it for sure. Here is shot from F5 Data too.
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2011, 02:34:22 PM »
I had to work in this crap all day. :-x
Why can't this happen when I'm off work. Wife was home and said things were pretty nasty. Unfortunately after 6 years my anny took a dump this week so I have no wind gust data. Grrr.
Oh well, parts are on the way.
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 02:52:39 PM »
Why can't this happen when I'm off work.

I've been off since Friday and it's rained nearly every day.   ](*,)

I wanted to get some stuff planted in the garden, but it's too wet.  The grass is really growing, but it's too wet to mow.  I'd rather it rain during my workdays so I could have nice weather while I'm off.

There was severe weather around Tampa a little while ago.  It was moving east.  I hope y'all are all right down there!  (I don't suppose many of the houses down there have basements, do they?)

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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 02:55:46 PM »
I got some latest shots from Florida you are still under the gun for storms. Here are the pictures. I got a radar shot of the storm are training on radar
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 04:40:58 PM »
Lightning was so bad i had to unplug everything for a few hours. I cant afford new computers right now so i take no chances  :???:

Looks like its easing up now, a cell just moved through like 5 mins ago, but they are moving so fast (60 mph +/-) the little ones are gone before you know it.

A few facts so far though, We've recorded 7.35" of rain since midnight, A 66 mph wind gust, and at the peak, there were over 11,000 lightning strikes in one hour. Damage reports are still trickling in, it'll probably be tomorrow before some of the tornados are confirmed.

Tomorrow there will probably be wildfires  :lol:


And thanks Mark, we were just fine here, we dodged yet another bullet (in my area).


Have a great day!
Scott



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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 05:31:59 PM »
Here are some pics on my forum showing the tornado damage in Tampa earlier today:

http://www.gulfcoastwx.com/ipb/index.php?showtopic=8990&view=findpost&p=100875
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Re: 3-30/3-31 central Florida.
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2011, 07:42:34 PM »
Here's a picture from Lakeland today.

http://www.baynews9.com/
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