September coming to an end...
I read this today on the internet...
In celebration of the start of the school year, homework and exams, I’d like to share with you a well-kept secret I learned from a wise man: There is time for everything.
People will usually tell you the opposite: That one can never find enough time, that time moves too fast and that there’s no time for this and no time for that. I disagree, and I have an expert to back me up!
The wise man who taught me that there is time for everything is Thomas Edison, the great American inventor. With 1,368 distinct patented inventions, ranging from the modern light bulb to a process for constructing concrete buildings, the life of Thomas Edison certainly supports his claim.
To truly have time for everything, you might be thinking, you’d need time travel! Unfortunately, the time machine does not turn up among Edison’s many inventions. He had a different approach—one more consistent with our current technological limitations.
Thomas Edison had time to invent and experiment as much as he did because inventing and experimenting was important to him. Did Edison spend time playing ping pong or painting landscapes? Was he as good at crocheting scarves as he was at engineering? Probably not.
Although there is time to do everything, there are many things you will never do—and that’s OK! In the end, the things you do are the ones that are most important to you—and there will always be time for those.
So what is important to you?
There is the potential for a major outbreak of severe weather this Friday and Saturday. Too early to determine the details. The models are hinting at a possible tornado outbreak across portions of the MO and Ohio Valleys. Will be watching the data as it comes in! Will send out email updates to those on the list as the event draws closer.
A MONSTER STORM MOVING THIS WAY
This is a satellite image tonight. This is a major beast. Tornadoes are very likely across the Missouri Valley on Friday. Severe weather will be more likely here on Friday Night and Saturday. This could be a significant outbreak for all regions.
THE MONSTER STORM - CLICK ON IT FOR LARGE IMAGE
Some more photos from the NOAA Site
This one was posted...I missed it :) Nice shot of almost all of us (SOMEONE is missing but anyway) :)
Saturday Night - September 23rd
SEVERE WEATHER RIPS THE AREA
LARGEST AND STRONGEST TORNADO OUTBREAK EVER IN THE PAH FORECAST AREA
12 KILLED IN STORMS...10 IN KENTUCKY
FLASH FLOODING SWEEPS LARGE AREAS OF MISSOURI, ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, INDIANA, AND TENNESSEE
TORNADOES HIT BALLARD, MASSAC, POPE, LIVINGSTON, PERRY, JACKSON COUNTIES AND MANY MORE
DAMAGE WINDS SWEEP McCRACKEN COUNTY AND MANY OTHERS
Major tornado and severe thunderstorm outbreak across our region. One of the worst outbreaks ever for the month of September. Massac County got hit again this time with an F3. McCracken and Ballard also got hit with tornadoes. Lot of scattered damage.
We received 6.5 inches of rain here in Lone Oak. Some areas got more than 10 inches of rain. Pretty serious event. Lot of hours worked during the past three days for emergency management. Worked 13 hours straight covering radar for Ballard and McCracken on Friday! Tracked a number of meso-cyclones through our counties.
Will post more information later.
THE DAY ONE SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE 22nd
ACUS01 KWNS 220549 SWODY1 SPC AC 220548 DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1248 AM CDT FRI SEP 22 2006 VALID 221200Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER AR...SRN/ERN MO...AND CENTRAL/SRN IL... ...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS SURROUNDING THE MDT RISK OVER THE MIDDLE MS AND LOWER OH VALLEYS SWWD INTO NERN TX... ...SYNOPSIS... HIGH AMPLITUDE ENERGETIC FLOW PATTERN IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE PERIOD AS CENTRAL PLAINS OCCLUDED UPPER LOW LIFTS NWD TOWARD SD AND BEGINS TO WEAKEN...AS UPSTREAM SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE NRN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION DIGS SEWD INTO THE GREAT BASIN. THIS WILL RESULT IN A STRONG MID/UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM BECOMING ESTABLISHED FROM THE NRN PARTS OF AZ/NM ACROSS KS/OK AND THE MIDDLE MS VALLEY TODAY. AT THE SURFACE...COMPLEX PATTERN IS FORECAST TO EVOLVE AS OCCLUDED LOW LIFTS NWD TOWARD ERN SD/SWRN MN...WITH A COLD FRONT ARCING SWD FROM THE LOW INTO THE LOWER MO RIVER VALLEY THEN SWWD INTO THE SRN HIGH PLAINS. THE COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE SEWD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS REGION DURING THE NIGHT. IN ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT...A DRY LINE IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED FROM ERN KS/WRN MO SWD ACROSS ERN OK INTO CENTRAL TX. ...IL/MO/AR AREA... ...SIGNFICANT SEVERE THREAT EXPECTED TODAY... STRONG NOCTURNAL CONVECTION OVER PARTS OF MO AND AR IS EXPECTED TO MOVE EWD/NEWD DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND POSSIBLY CONTINUE INTO THE MS VALLEY PRIOR TO 18Z. THE MORNING ACTIVITY IN THE MIDDLE MS VALLEY WILL LIKELY REMAIN BELOW SEVERE LEVELS AS MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL BE MARGINAL...ALTHOUGH THE STORMS MOVING INTO THE MID SOUTH REGION MAY HAVE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL. LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE NWD IN THE WAKE OF THE MORNING CONVECTION. SURFACE DEW POINTS OF 65-70F ARE CURRENTLY OVER ERN OK INTO SRN/ERN TX AND LA AND MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT MOISTURE WILL SURGE NWD TOWARD THE MIDDLE MS VALLEY DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. ALTHOUGH RESIDUAL CLOUDS AND OCCASIONAL CONVECTION WILL INHIBIT DIURNAL HEATING ACROSS PARTS OF THIS REGION...STRONGER HEATING IS LIKELY WHERE BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER DEVELOP...AND ALONG THE WRN PORTIONS OF THE LOW LEVEL MOIST AXIS FROM ERN OK/WRN AR INTO WRN MO/IA. THIS WILL ENHANCE DESTABILIZATION WITH MLCAPE RANGING FROM 1500-2000 J/KG OVER AR INTO SRN MO TO AROUND 1000 J/KG FROM NRN MO INTO CENTRAL IL. MULTIPLE BANDS OF CONVECTION ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON FROM PARTS OF ERN OK/WRN OK NNEWD INTO MO AND IL WITHIN A WEAKLY CAPPED ENVIRONMENT. MODEL FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE WINDS WILL VEER AND STRENGTHEN WITH HEIGHT AS 40-50 KT SSWLY LOW LEVEL FLOW VEERS TO WLY/SWLY AT 50-75 KT ACROSS AN EXPANSIVE WARM SECTOR. THIS RESULTS IN VERY STRONG DEEP LAYER SHEAR /50-60 KT IN THE LOWEST 6 KM/ INDICATING A LIKELIHOOD FOR PERSISTENT SUPERCELLS TO DEVELOP. LOW LEVEL SHEAR WILL ALSO BE VERY STRONG WITH 0-1 KM SRH OF 200-400 M2/S2. GIVEN THE ANTICIPATED LOW LCL HEIGHTS AND POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF DISCRETE STORMS AND EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS WITHIN SHORT LINE SEGMENTS...THERE IS A THREAT FOR A FEW STRONG TORNADOES TO DEVELOP...IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL. THIS ACTIVITY WILL SPREAD NEWD THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS ACROSS THE MIDDLE MS VALLEY INTO THE LOWER OH VALLEY. ..WEISS/GRAMS.. 09/22/2006 TORNADO SUPERCELL MOVING THROUGH MASSAC AND POPE COUNTIES - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HUGE HOOK ECHO MOVING INTO GRAVES COUNTY - FRIDAY EVENING SATELLITE TRAINING STORMS
RADAR TRAINING SUPERCELLS AND FLOODING RAINS AT ONE POINT THIS IS ALL THE STORM REPORTS SHOWING UP ON GR
ONE OF THE MANY HOOK ECHOES SEEN BELOW - FRIDAY NIGHT MOVING INTO GRAVES COUNTY
TORNADIC SUPERCELL ENTERING GRAVES COUNTY IN WESTERN KY - LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
ONE OF THE MANY GRAVES COUNTY TORNADO WARNINGS
WFUS53 KPAH 230012 TORPAH KYC075-083-105-230100- /O.NEW.KPAH.TO.W.0110.060923T0011Z-060923T0100Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY 711 PM CDT FRI SEP 22 2006 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... EASTERN FULTON COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY. SOUTHERN GRAVES COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY. SOUTHERN HICKMAN COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY. * UNTIL 800 PM CDT. * AT 708 PM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 6 MILES SOUTH OF CAYCE...NEAR UNION CITY....MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. * THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE... NEAR FULTON BY 720 PM CDT. NEAR WATER VALLEY BY 725 PM CDT. NEAR LYNNVILLE BY 745 PM CDT. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND 70 MPH WINDS. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE INDOORS...AND TAKE SHELTER IN A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF CAUGHT IN THE OPEN...SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT. LAT...LON 3654 8912 3650 8912 3650 8850 3665 8850 $$ RP/MY
EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS
The display below is KPAH WSR-88D Storm Total Precipitation estimation of rainfall Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24. Overlaid on the display are actually rainfall totals from observers and automated gauges. Shades of royal blue indicate over 10 inches, and red shades within the blue area indicate 12 inches. These estimates are in excellent agreement with actual 3-day observed totals in the table below the graphic.
Complete NWS Report
LOUISVILLE, NWS FLOOD PHOTOS
One of the MANY squall lines that hit our area...
Ballard County Tornado Ballard County Tornado
AFTER WE CALLED THE TORNADO IN THE NWS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
694 WFUS53 KPAH 231539 TORPAH ILC127-231615- /O.NEW.KPAH.TO.W.0123.060923T1539Z-060923T1615Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY 1039 AM CDT SAT SEP 23 2006 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... MASSAC COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. * UNTIL 1115 AM CDT. * AT 1033 AM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR JOPPA...OR ABOUT 9 MILES WEST OF METROPOLIS....MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. * THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE... 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF MIDWAY BY 1045 AM CDT. A ROOF WAS REPORTED TAKEN OFF IN OSCAR FROM A POSSIBLE TORNADO. OSCAR IS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF BALLARD COUNTY KENTUCKY. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE INDOORS...AND TAKE SHELTER IN A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF CAUGHT IN THE OPEN...SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT. LAT...LON 3728 8893 3722 8893 3714 8873 3717 8849 3734 8872 3734 8890 $$
MASSAC AND POPE COUNTY TORNADO
TORNADO MOVING OUT OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND INTO KENTUCKY
WFUS53 KPAH 222100 TORPAH KYC139-222130- /O.NEW.KPAH.TO.W.0090.060922T2100Z-060922T2130Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY 400 PM CDT FRI SEP 22 2006 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY. * UNTIL 430 PM CDT. * AT 355 PM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES WEST OF BURNA...OR ABOUT 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF METROPOLIS....MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN MASSAC COUNTY WITH THIS STORM. * THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE... NEAR BURNA BY 405 PM CDT. NEAR JOY BY 410 PM CDT. THIS SEVERE STORM IS MOVING AT AN INCREDIBLE RATE OF SPEED. TAKE COVER NOW. YOU MAY HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME TO REACT. IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM...CONSIDER GIVING THEM A PHONE CALL. CALLING AHEAD CAN VERIFY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE WARNING AND APPROACHING STORM. LAT...LON 3730 8850 3715 8843 3717 8822 3733 8829 3741 8841 $$
My old family farm in Massac County
The following event occurred on Friday, Sept 22, 2006
The approximate time of the event was 3:40 p.m.
Microburst...estimated winds of 60 mph
Damage Loss - unknown
Event was in a fan shape that extended approximate 0.75 mile from the
south/southwest towards the north and northeast.
The damage path was about 0.25 mile wide at the widest point. Corn on sides of this damage was basically untouched.
The winds spread out in a cone shape fashion...small area at the beginning and then a wide area at the end. Corn stalks were fanned towards the northwest and then as you moved east in the damage path more towards the east. A fan shape.
Property owners said that this event happened shortly after the tornado warning for Massac County (second one for the whole county). He said there was a loud roar. He noted that the neighbors corn fields were untouched. He also reported marble size hail after the wind hit.
The following photos were taken by Beau Dodson
The location of the event can be seen below on the map of Massac County
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