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Day 32 (Thurs 29th May) - HIGH RISK Discussion


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#21 mac

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 22:49

Live footage of the Kearney cell from the Team Remora chase cam at http://www.severestudios.com/livechase

Edited by mac, 29 May 2008 - 22:49 .


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 22:53

Tornado warnings coming in thick and fast in NW Kansas too.


Live footage of the Kearney cell from the Team Remora chase cam at http://www.severestudios.com/livechase


Been flitting from their cam and Dennis Sherrods in Kansas.....Powerflashes on Team Remora stream.Lots of debris and damage..!!

Edited by NL, 29 May 2008 - 22:54 .

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 22:54

This is Andy using Ian's login.

We've just had a close shave with a damaging tornado that has passed through Kearney, causing lots of tree and some structural damage. We have just passed through Gibbon, and are tracking rain-wrapped circulation to our north, and another circulation just south of Kearney .

Just West of Kearney we became involved in the RFD, which was definately 90+mph, and pushed about 15 carriages of an empty freight train off it's line, over a ridge - pics to come later

Also we've seen a cone tornado!!!

Paul S' first Nebraskan tornado (Goes for all of us too!!)

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:00

Excellent news that your all ok.. watchin that cell on team Remora's stream, Wow..!! it looks incredible
bet the adrenalin is pumping fast and furious...!!!
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:01

Tornado warnings coming in thick and fast in NW Kansas too.




Been flitting from their cam and Dennis Sherrods in Kansas.....Powerflashes on Team Remora stream.Lots of debris and damage..!!

Yep - they had to swerve to avoid a fully grown tree lying in the middle of the road a few mins ago!

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:07

looks like team Remora have got caught in a bit of nasty hail. Pulled in behind a silo / mill thingi right now. Looks mental.

Edited by Christ I don't know, 29 May 2008 - 23:08 .


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:10

Andy again,

We're now heing back out East on the I80, after running the surging outflow of the 2nd cell, and we expect to see a few softball sized dings in the roof. The sky is as green as anybody in the car has ever seen to our North (What we just blasted through) and Barons is now showing 6 areas of rotation on the cell behind us.

Ian is up in front car with Dave/Lorraine/Gareth/Chris

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:14

The radar close-up appears to place Kearney at risk of a strong tornado, that would be the cell following the team referred to in (Andy on) Ian's post above ... should stay very active until 06z in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa by that time.

Edited by Roger J Smith, 29 May 2008 - 23:15 .


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:18

Can see why the barons is such an essential bit of kit, driving totally
blind into those storms would be insane..!! Not that ya perfectly sane
driving into them even with the barons.!!
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:29

TornadoWarning - 29/2345Z
WWUS53 KGID 292323
SVSGID

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
623 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

NEC001-079-292345-
O.CON.KGID.TO.W.0026.000000T0000Z-080529T2345Z
HALL NE-ADAMS NE-
623 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
ADAMS AND HALL COUNTIES...

GRAND ISLAND IS IN THE PATH OF A TORNADO. TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.

AT 618 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO AT
HUSKER HIGHWAY AND HIGHWAY 11 IN WESTERN HALL COUNTY. THIS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR WOOD RIVER...OR 12 MILES WEST OF GRAND
ISLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 38 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ALDA
AND DONIPHAN.



THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 293 AND 316.
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#31 Roger J Smith

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:38

Yes NL, the one thing I would keep in mind here, heading into Grand Island which is a fairly large city near the I-80, it is the afternoon rush hour, with a second storm coming in behind what is bound to be the nasty effects of the first storm, you could get caught in heavy traffic between exits from the interstate, and then you'd be screwed even with the Baron system, so it would probably be wise to exit at the first sign of traffic slowing to a north-south highway, head south a ways then east and keep the storm in sight. Otherwise, you never know, you could be stuck on the interstate with a tornado coming right for you, and there's just no place to go but the ditch at that point.

As of 2331z radar, the trailing storm appears to be gaining intensity and heading due east at about 50-60 mph, will cross the I-80 near Grand Island and the southern end will be as much as 5 miles south of the city by 00z (23 mins).

Would strongly suggest having a north-south exit / escape route available with this storm closing in very fast.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:51

Wow look here at Cory Hartman's cam

http://www.severestudios.com/livechase

Just gone offline now

Edited by *Stormforce~beka*, 29 May 2008 - 23:55 .

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 23:57

That second storm surged forward and seemed to merge with the first tornado warned cell, let's hope they had a safe encounter with it ... all re-organizing now, and racing eastwards.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 00:38

New tornado warning.

TornadoWarning - 30/0100Z
WFUS53 KGID 300034
TORGID
NEC143-185-300100-
O.NEW.KGID.TO.W.0034.080530T0035Z-080530T0100Z

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
735 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA
EASTERN YORK COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF YORK.

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 733 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR YORK...
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
WACO BY 745 PM CDT
GRESHAM BY 750 PM CDT

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 352 AND 365.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 00:42

This is Paul Sherman

We have just been hit by a Tornado just off I80, Massive destruction to a Gas station, Daves Van is severly damaged, power lines down, the garage had everyone inside but we did not make it and had to ride it out in the Carpark, debris, pieces of house, wooden fences and the canopy have hit our car, this was at least F2 Damage, all taking stock at the moment, news crews everywhere. The footage is incredible.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 00:44

Jeez hope eveyones ok......
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 00:57

The tornado that hit the team is still ongoing TornadoWarning - 30/0130Z
WWUS53 KOAX 300050
SVSOAX

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
750 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

NEC023-159-300130-
O.CON.KOAX.TO.W.0008.000000T0000Z-080530T0130Z
BUTLER NE-SEWARD NE-
750 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM CDT FOR SEWARD
AND BUTLER COUNTIES...

AT 747 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION AND A POSSIBLE
TORNADO. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UTICA...OR 12 MILES NORTHEAST
OF YORK...MOVING EAST AT 48 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...GOEHNER...SURPRISE...TAMORA...RISING
CITY...STAPLEHURST...ULYSSES...MILFORD...SEWARD...GARRISON...BEE...
DAVID CITY...PLEASANT DALE...GARLAND...DWIGHT...BRAINARD...BRUNO AND
ABIE.

THE WARNED AREA INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE
MARKERS 366 AND 382.

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN EXCESS OF
70 MPH.

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT
TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
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#38 Roger J Smith

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:11

Major damage reports coming in from the I-80 between Grand Island and York as the storm went through there about 40 mins ago now, refers to eight large transport trucks blown over, debris along highway, two gas stations damaged.

Glad to see/hear evidence that the team is still on line.

(edit) sorry, posted this before reading all previous posts -- still, main thing is that people are okay.

Edited by Roger J Smith, 30 May 2008 - 01:12 .


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:50

This is Paul Sherman

We have just been hit by a Tornado just off I80, Massive destruction to a Gas station, Daves Van is severly damaged, power lines down, the garage had everyone inside but we did not make it and had to ride it out in the Carpark, debris, pieces of house, wooden fences and the canopy have hit our car, this was at least F2 Damage, all taking stock at the moment, news crews everywhere. The footage is incredible.

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Hope you guys are all ok. I know the feeling of being hit by a tornado all to well. NOT a nice experience. Best of luck to you all.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:00

This is Paul Sherman

We have just been hit by a Tornado just off I80, Massive destruction to a Gas station, Daves Van is severly damaged, power lines down, the garage had everyone inside but we did not make it and had to ride it out in the Carpark, debris, pieces of house, wooden fences and the canopy have hit our car, this was at least F2 Damage, all taking stock at the moment, news crews everywhere. The footage is incredible.

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:o bloody hell! hope you guys are all ok, and not too shaken!
Well you can't say its been an uneventful trip thats for sure.

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