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Monday, February 28, 2011

Tornado Watch for Western North Carolina
Feb 28, 2010
Updated with Storm Reports

**5.18am** I consider this list very incomplete due to the sheer number of trees down on powerlines and roads I heard on the scanner just in Macon and Jackson Counties...and Jackson County was hit particularly hard:


Map based on data reported to the National Weather Service









Note: All data are considered preliminary
TORNADO REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
02/28/2011
0742 PM
1 E LITTLE MOUNTAIN
NEWBERRY
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
REPORT OF POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN. SHERIFF DEPT EN ROUTE TO CHECK IT OUT.
02/28/2011
0730 PM
2 S PROSPERITY
NEWBERRY
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
CORRECTED LOCATION AND TIME. REPORT OF POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN. SHERIFF DEPT EN ROUTE TO CHECK IT OUT.
02/28/2011
0455 PM
STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TORNADO REPORTED SOUTH OF I-40 EXIT 148 NO DAMAGE AS YET
FLASH FLOOD REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
WIND REPORTS
Date
Time
Speed (MPH)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
02/28/2011
0821 PM
3 SW SOCIETY HILL
DARLINGTON
SC
911 CALL CENTER
MULTIPLE WIRES DOWN ON US-52. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR
02/28/2011
0817 PM
5 WNW FLOYD
DARLINGTON
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN AT CENTERVILLE AND N CENTER ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR
02/28/2011
0815 PM
WEST COLUMBIA
LEXINGTON
SC
PUBLIC
PIECES OF SHEET METAL BLEW OFF A BUILDING AND DAMAGED A VEHICLE.
02/28/2011
0812 PM
2 N NORTH HARTSVILL
DARLINGTON
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
CAR ACCIDENT WITH A LARGE PINE TREE DOWN ACROSS OUSLEYDALE ROAD. NO INJURIES. SEVERAL OTHER TREES DOWN AND SOME HOMES DAMAGED. POSSIBLE TORNADO.
02/28/2011
0812 PM
4 SE CLYDE
DARLINGTON
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREE DOWN ALONG KELLYBELLE ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR
02/28/2011
0812 PM
2 N NORTH HARTSVILL
DARLINGTON
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREE DOWN AT INTERSECTION OF OUSLEYDALE AND TORY JAMES ROADS. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR
02/28/2011
0724 PM
8 NW SALUDA
SALUDA
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN
02/28/2011
0720 PM
TAYLORTOWN
MOORE
NC
911 CALL CENTER
MOORE CO 911 RECEIVED REPORT FROM SPOTTER OF TREES DOWN OFF HWY 211 NEAR TAYLORTOWN
02/28/2011
0718 PM
2 N SILVERSTREET
NEWBERRY
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
A ROOF RIPPED OFF AN OUT BUILDING AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALONG TRINITY CHURCH RD
02/28/2011
0710 PM
2 ESE SPRINGDELL
LANCASTER
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN AT RIVERSIDE RD AND PORTER RANCH RD
02/28/2011
0710 PM
E45 M
BENSON
JOHNSTON
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREE LEANING IN THE ROAD IN THE 9600 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH NEAR BENSON.
02/28/2011
0700 PM
2 W DYSON
GREENWOOD
SC
FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
TREES DOWN...A FEW POSSIBLY ON CARS
02/28/2011
0647 PM
E55 M
3 NNW GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD
SC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0635 PM
ABBEVILLE
ABBEVILLE
SC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTY
02/28/2011
0630 PM
WARE SHOALS
GREENWOOD
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS A TREE FELL ON A HOUSE IN WARE SHOALS. NO INJURIES. RED CROSS ASSISTING.
02/28/2011
0620 PM
RUCKERSVILLE
ELBERT
GA
911 CALL CENTER
METAL ROOF BLOWN OFF BUILDING
02/28/2011
0620 PM
3 SW FAIRVIEW
UNION
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN
02/28/2011
0618 PM
INMAN
SPARTANBURG
SC
PUBLIC
SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN IN THE INMAN AREA.
02/28/2011
0616 PM
5 S NUBERG
ELBERT
GA
911 CALL CENTER
TREES DOWN FROM DEWY ROSE TO ROCKBRANCH
02/28/2011
0612 PM
4 W NUBERG
HART
GA
911 CALL CENTER
TREE DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 172
02/28/2011
0608 PM
3 E ROYSTON
HART
GA
911 CALL CENTER
TREE DOWN IN GOLDMINE AREA
02/28/2011
0600 PM
BOWERSVILLE
HART
GA
911 CALL CENTER
TREE DOWN
02/28/2011
0550 PM
GRAY COURT
LAURENS
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS FINDING SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWN IN THEIR YARD FROM THE STORM.
02/28/2011
0548 PM
3 SSE ULAH
RANDOLPH
NC
911 CALL CENTER
RANDOLPH CO 911 REPORTED TREE DOWN ON POWER LINE IN ASHEBORO AT ZOO PARKWAY AND 220 S
02/28/2011
0547 PM
6 WNW LINWOOD
DAVIDSON
NC
911 CALL CENTER
DAVINDSON CO 911 REPORTED TREE DOWN ON RD IN CHURCHLAND AT BOONES CAVE RD AND S HWY 150
02/28/2011
0547 PM
2 NE MARTHA
RANDOLPH
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
02/28/2011
0543 PM
THICKETTY
CHEROKEE
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE ON ROAD AT SOUTH GREEN RIVER RD AND HWY 29
02/28/2011
0541 PM
DENTON
DAVIDSON
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
02/28/2011
0540 PM
ARCHDALE
RANDOLPH
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
02/28/2011
0538 PM
TRINITY
RANDOLPH
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
02/28/2011
0536 PM
3 NNE BLACKSBURG
CHEROKEE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SEVERAL SPOTTERS REPORTED TREES AND POWER LINES BLOWN DOWN IN AREAS FROM HOLLY GROVE RD AND FOSTER LAKE RD JUST NORTH OF BLACKSBURG...EAST TO THE ANTIOCH COMMUNITY.
02/28/2011
0535 PM
8 NE SPARTANBURG
SPARTANBURG
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE ON ROAD AT CASEY CREEK RD AND CHEROKEE CIRCLE
02/28/2011
0530 PM
TRAVELERS REST
GREENVILLE
SC
PUBLIC
TREES DOWN
02/28/2011
0526 PM
3 ENE LINWOOD
DAVIDSON
NC
911 CALL CENTER
DAVIDSON CO 911 REPORTED POWER LINE DOWN AT HWY 8 AND OWEN RD
02/28/2011
0525 PM
SALISBURY
ROWAN
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
POWER LINES DOWN AT SATESVILLE BLVD AND ENON CHRUCH RD
02/28/2011
0525 PM
SALISBURY
ROWAN
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
LARGE ROOF BLOCKING STATESVILLE BLVD NEAR HURLEY SCHOOL RD
02/28/2011
0520 PM
2 E EASLEY
PICKENS
SC
PUBLIC
ROOF SHINGLES BLOWN OFF RESIDENCE...2 SHEDS BLOWN INTO FENCE.
02/28/2011
0520 PM
4 NE TEER
ORANGE
NC
911 CALL CENTER
ORANGE CO 911 REPORTED TREE DOWN IN ORANGE GROVE AT BRADSHAW QUARRY RD
02/28/2011
0519 PM
5 N TRAVELERS REST
GREENVILLE
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE IN ROADWAY
02/28/2011
0518 PM
6 WNW LINWOOD
DAVIDSON
NC
911 CALL CENTER
DAVINDSON CO 911 REPORTED TREE DOWN ON RD IN CHURCHLAND AT BOONES CAVE RD AND S HWY 150
02/28/2011
0515 PM
MARIETTA
GREENVILLE
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE ON ROADWAY
02/28/2011
0513 PM
STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN
02/28/2011
0501 PM
5 N TRAVELERS REST
GREENVILLE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
TWO TREES BLOWN DOWN AND SOME SHINGLES OFF A ROOF NEAR THE HIGHWAY 414 AND HIGHWAY 25 INTERSECTION
02/28/2011
0500 PM
12 W STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN ON HOUSE ON ISLAND FORD RD
02/28/2011
0455 PM
STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
POWER LINE DOWN ON JANE SOWER RD.
02/28/2011
0455 PM
3 W STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
911 CALL CENTER
TREES UPROOTED AND DOG HOUSE AND SWINGSET BLOWN ACROSS ROAD
02/28/2011
0438 PM
4 N CONOVER
CATAWBA
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
2 TREES DOWN ON ST PETERS CHURCH RD ALONG WITH PEA SIZE HAIL
02/28/2011
0415 PM
5 E MOUNTAIN CITY
RABUN
GA
911 CALL CENTER
SEVERAL TREES DOWN FROM SKY VALLEY SOUTHWARD
02/28/2011
0412 PM
GLENWOOD
MCDOWELL
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
1.5 TO 2 MILE WIDE SWATH OF WIND DAMAGE IN GLENWOOD. TREES DOWN ON HOUSES AND CARS.
02/28/2011
0352 PM
ALARKA
SWAIN
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN SOUTHERN ALARKA.
02/28/2011
0348 PM
BRYSON CITY
SWAIN
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
02/28/2011
0340 PM
4 S ALMOND
SWAIN
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
2 TREES REPORTED DOWN OFF HWY 28 JUST SOUTH OF ALMOND.
HAIL REPORTS
Date
Time
Size (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
02/28/2011
0847 PM
0.75
2 SE LUMBERTON
ROBESON
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
02/28/2011
0814 PM
0.88
CHERAW
CHESTERFIELD
SC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0655 PM
0.25
1 E APEX
WAKE
NC
NWS EMPLOYEE
02/28/2011
0653 PM
0.75
APEX
WAKE
NC
BROADCAST MEDIA
02/28/2011
0652 PM
0.88
3 NNW GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD
SC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0536 PM
0.88
THOMASVILLE
DAVIDSON
NC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0530 PM
0.50
LEXINGTON
DAVIDSON
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTED MARBLE SIZE HAIL COVERING GROUND
02/28/2011
0530 PM
1.00
LEXINGTON
DAVIDSON
NC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0518 PM
1.00
5 NW SALISBURY
ROWAN
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTED UP TO 1 INCH HAIL NW OF SALISBURY.
02/28/2011
0500 PM
0.75
STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0459 PM
0.88
2 NNW TURNERSBURG
IREDELL
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
02/28/2011
0455 PM
0.75
STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
PUBLIC
02/28/2011
0455 PM
0.75
3 N STATESVILLE
IREDELL
NC
911 CALL CENTER
02/28/2011
0448 PM
0.75
5 N CONOVER
CATAWBA
NC
AMATEUR RADIO
WINDS 50 TO 60 MPH
02/28/2011
0425 PM
0.75
DREXEL
BURKE
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
STRONG WINDS BUT NO DAMAGE
02/28/2011
0415 PM
0.75
1 NE MORGANTON
BURKE
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
NON-TSTM WND REPORTS
Date
Time
Speed (MPH)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
12/12/2010
1041 PM
M48 M
3 NNE NORTH CHARLES
BERKELEY
SC
DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
REPORT FROM THE DON HOLT BRIDGE.
12/12/2010
0908 PM
M46.0
MONCKS CORNER
BERKELEY
SC
MESONET
REPORT FROM SHORT STAY AT THE NAVAL RECREATIONAL FACILITY.
12/12/2010
0901 PM
M45.0
3 NNE NORTH CHARLES
BERKELEY
SC
DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
REPORT FROM THE DON HOLT BRIDGE.
12/12/2010
0900 PM
M47.0
3 SE CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON
SC
OTHER FEDERAL
REPORT FROM THE NERRS AND SC DNR SITE AT FORT JOHNSON.
12/12/2010
0842 PM
M49.0
22 ESE RACCOON BLUF
AMZ354
GA
BUOY
REPORT FROM THE NDBC SITE AT GRAYS REEF.
12/12/2010
0820 PM
M47.0
3 NNE NORTH CHARLES
BERKELEY
SC
DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
REPORT FROM THE DON HOLT BRIDGE.
12/12/2010
0800 PM
M50 M
3 NNW EADYTOWN
BERKELEY
SC
OFFICIAL NWS OBS
MEASURED BY SENSOR AT LAKE MARION SPILLWAY.
12/12/2010
0755 PM
M47.0
39 SSE CENTENARY
AMZ370
XX
BUOY
REPORT FROM THE NDBC SITE AT THE EDISTO 40 MILE BUOY.
12/12/2010
0658 PM
10 ESE HINESVILLE
LIBERTY
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
LIBERTY COUNTY 911 CENTER REPORTS A TREE DOWN ACROSS A POWER LINE.
12/12/2010
0555 PM
HINESVILLE
LIBERTY
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
LIBERTY COUNTY 911 CENTER REPORTS A 20 TO 30 FOOT TALL AND 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER TREE DOWN.
FLOODING REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
HEAVY RAIN REPORTS
Date
Time
Amt (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
SNOW REPORTS
Date
Time
Amt (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
FREEZING RAIN REPORTS
Date
Time
Amt (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
ICE STORM REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
NONE REPORTED
LIGHTNING REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
02/28/2011
0710 PM
CARY
WAKE
NC
AMATEUR RADIO
LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOUSE IN DUTCHESS VILLAGE ON VERMEL COURT. NUMEROUS FIRE CREWS ON SCENE. AMOUNT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN.
02/28/2011
0552 PM
1 SW ASHEBORO
RANDOLPH
NC
911 CALL CENTER
RANDOLPH CO 911 REPORTED HOUSE FIRE CAUSED BY LIGHTNING AT 225 UWHARRIE ST IN ASHEBORO






**2.58pm** A Tornado Warning has been issued for Cherokee and Clay Counties in western North Carolina. Here is the audio I recorded from my All-Hazards Radio:

Download MP3



TORNADO WARNING
NCC039-043-TNC011-123-139-282030-
/O.NEW.KMRX.TO.W.0006.110228T1947Z-110228T2030Z/


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
247 PM EST MON FEB 28 2011


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A


* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CHEROKEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...
CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...
BRADLEY COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
EXTREME SOUTHERN MONROE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
POLK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...


* UNTIL 330 PM EST


* AT 246 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 6 MILES SOUTH OF
BENTON. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 70 MPH.


* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
DUCKTOWN...MURPHY...ANDREWS...HAYESVILLE...RELIANCE...BIG FROG
MOUNTAIN...ARCHVILLE...BULLET CREEK...TURTLETOWN...COKER CREEK...
HOT HOUSE...VIOLET...HIAWASSE DAM...CULBERSON...UNAKA...MARBLE...
BRASSTOWN...TUSQUITEE AND SHOOTING CREEK.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.


IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.


A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EST MONDAY EVENING.


&&


LAT...LON 3501 8482 3528 8475 3528 8472 3527 8475
3525 8469 3527 8466 3527 8452 3529 8450
3529 8401 3522 8396 3525 8385 3525 8371
3522 8368 3515 8373 3515 8365 3502 8352
3499 8351
TIME...MOT...LOC 1947Z 271DEG 70KT 3509 8467


$$








TORNADO WATCH 33 EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 130 PM UNTIL 800 PM EST



Advisory Map from the National Weather ServiceThis storm system is about to move into western North Carolina over the next few hours. Please have a Radio or TV handy to keep up with late-breaking developments. An All-Hazards Radio is best in these situations. Shop for one of these radios.



For more info, visit the Greenville-Spartanburg Office of the National Weather Service. 




URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 33
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
130 PM EST MON FEB 28 2011


THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF


CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ALABAMA
NORTHWEST GEORGIA
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTHERN MIDDLE AND EASTERN TENNESSEE


EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 130 PM UNTIL 800
PM EST.


TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.


THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 110 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH OF HICKORY
NORTH CAROLINA TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).


REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.


OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
WATCH NUMBER 31. WATCH NUMBER 31 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 130
PM EST. CONTINUE...WW 32...


DISCUSSION...STORM COVERAGE/INTENSITY SHOULD INCREASE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON ALONG AND IMMEDIATELY AHEAD OF A WEAK SURFACE WAVE ACROSS
MIDDLE TN...AND IN ADVANCE OF A MIDLEVEL TROUGH OVER NRN MS/WRN
TN/WRN KY. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT REMAINS FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS
AND A FEW TORNADOES ACROSS SE TN/AL/NW GA PER THE 18Z BMX SOUNDING.
FARTHER N...STORMS IN ERN TN WILL DEVELOP EWD INTO NW NC...ALONG THE
OUTFLOW BOUNDARY FROM THE EARLIER CONVECTION THAT CROSSED INTO VA.
INSTABILITY WILL BE A LITTLE WEAKER THAN AREAS FARTHER SW...BUT
VERTICAL SHEAR REMAINS STRONG...AND THE POTENTIAL WILL REMAIN FOR
EMBEDDED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES. LATER DURING THE
AFTERNOON...CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO EVOLVE INTO MORE OF A LINEAR
SYSTEM WITH A THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND BRIEF SPIN UPS ALONG THE
BOWING LINE SEGMENTS.


AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26045.




...THOMPSON




And here is Mesoscale Discussion #175:







Mesoscale Discussion 175



   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0175
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1219 PM CST MON FEB 28 2011
   
   AREAS AFFECTED...SRN AND CNTRL AL...
   
   CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE 
   
   VALID 281819Z - 281945Z
   
   STORMS ARE INCREASING OVER SWRN AL...AND MAY BECOME SEVERE.  AN
   ADDITIONAL WW MAY BE REQUIRED.
   
   SURFACE ANALYSIS SHOWS A MOIST AXIS WITH UPPER 60S F DEWPOINTS INTO
   SWRN AL. WITHIN THIS MOIST AXIS...SUFFICIENT LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE
   HAS ALLOW FOR A FEW STORMS TO RECENTLY FORM. WIND FIELDS FAVOR
   SUPERCELLS...WITH A THREAT OF TORNADOES...STRONG/DAMAGING
   WINDS...AND LARGE HAIL GIVEN RELATIVELY STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES.
   WITH SEVERAL MORE HOURS OF HEATING AND THE UPPER TROUGH GRAZING THE
   AREA...STORMS MAY INTENSIFY FURTHER.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 02/28/2011
   
   
   ATTN...WFO...TAE...BMX...MOB...
   
   LAT...LON   30668833 31878804 32648744 32878627 32728557 32438520
               31988520 31578544 31168611 30908661 30578774 30668833 






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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats Demonstrate Civility in Political Discourse (Not!)

Wisconsin Democrats throw a temper tantrum when they lose a vote on the budget in the Wisconsin General Assembly





The Wisconsin Assembly passed a highly contested bill early Friday that would strip most public unions of most of their collective-bargaining rights. The budget plan by Gov. Scott Walker (R) has drawn tens of thousands of union supporters to protest at the State Capitol in Madison for the last two weeks. State Senate Democrats have refused to return to the Capitol to join the Republican Senate majority for a vote on the bill.


Source: WaPo 

Commentary

I think this is a prime example of of the Democrats being everything that they've projected onto Republicans at every opportunity.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

NC General Assembly
02-24-2011 Legislative Calendar




Here is the legislative calendar for the North Carolina General Assembly for today.


Links to listen live may be found on the General Assembly Watch page on Conservative Thunder.


Download links for PDFs of todays calendars:


The NC House Calendar
The NC Senate Calendar


1-3 PM, OR 15 MINUTES AFTER SE
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Joint)

1425 LB
8:30 AM

415 LOB
8:30 AM
Finance (House)
Kinston Annexation Repealed. (H5)
Lexington Annexations Repealed. (H37)
IRC Update. (H124)

544 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on Department of Transportation (Senate)
Issue Discussion: Turnpike Authority

1228/1327 LB
8:30 AM

1228/1327 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Joint)

1425 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology (Senate)
Agency Presentations

1425 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety (Senate)

415 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Joint)
No bills to be heard, presentations only

421 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education (Senate)

421 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources (Joint)

423 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources (Senate)

423 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Joint)
Cost Containment Models from Interested Parties

643 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations on Health and Human Services (Senate)
Cost Containment Models from Interested Parties

643 LOB
10:00 AM
Environment -- CORRECTED (House)
Addition of H 103, Requirements for Mineral Oils Spills -2
Rqmts. for Min'l Oil Spills - 2. (H103)
Prohibit Boylston Creek Reclassification. (H62)

544 LOB
10:00 AM
Government (House)
Beaufort/Use of Parking Meter Proceeds. (H15)
County Administration of Municipal Elections. (H21)
State Law to Provide for Acceptable ID's. (H33)
Additional Alleghany Occupancy Tax. (H96)
Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed. (H97)
Winston-Salem/Daily Currency/Coins Deposits. (H118)

643 LOB
10:00 AM
Judiciary I (Senate)
Medical Liability Reforms. (S33)

1027 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary II (Senate)
Increase Fine for Speeding/School Zones. (S49)
Restore Firearms Rights/Tech Corrections. (H18)

1124 LB
10:00 AM
House Select Committee on Tort Reform (House)

1327 LB
11:00 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)

Senate
12:00 NOON
Banking (House)
Consider the reconfirmation of the Commissioner of Banks

1327 LB
12:00 NOON
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs (House)
Vietnam Veterans and Beirut Memorial Signs. (H14)

1425 LB
1:00 PM
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology (Senate)
Agency Presentations

1425 LB
1:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House


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