Horrible tornado event in USA.

Original title: I have to post these first so I can post them second.
I was having trouble with the computer. …


Whilst I was enjoying myself playing the fool on here last Saturday, there was adequate waring that things were going to get bad in the USA.

If you have ever seen the film Twister, the hero in the film says something about the sky greening up. Of course that was just a fil and all the action ended up happy ever after.

But the sky does gren up before thunder. With snow too it blues. A lenticular refracts the light in such a way. Above the cloud the silver lining might be mirroring a rainbow. But only the warning light gets through.

Over the Atlantic a warning is flashed in time for people to become aware of a potential danger. ANd that is all you need if you are wise.

The first is North America before the event. Fairly good weather all around:

This is what to look for: First check the UK MetOffice's North Atlantic chart. And if you can see a Low is moving between two Highs, that is the signal. The Low will drop 5 millibars before it crosses the Mid Atlantic Ridge and 24 hours later there will be storm reports:

Typically when a disaster occurs my computer or in this case the library's computer plays the damn fool. So I hope one of these pictures is OK.

There were a couple or three bad days. I never looked and got the N.Altantic charts first. I'll get a few more after I post this edit and paste them in here or in the comments below if it seems better to do that.

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13 thoughts on “Horrible tornado event in USA.

  1. The word spell has nothing to do with eating babies or digging up corpses to have sex with them. It just means what it says.It is the same thing as a menu or an algorithm. It is a sequence of events or a regime one has to perform to get well or lose weight or set something else in motion.In fluid dynamics, the term is a bona fide meteorological one. When a forecaster uses it on the few seconds spot he gets between brain massages for the masses, he means a short period of time whilst the weather holds true or goes pear shaped for him.That IS roughly what the term means.We have a spell of dry weather or a spell of wet. The actual ingredients of a spell are not a mantra or a prayer to the devil or a rain god. They are just physics.Simple fluid dynamics.On a grand scale, yes but not incalculable. We know what a reservoir of water is going to do. Sometimes a large reservoir cracks. But we know what that will do too.

  2. Fluid mechanics is a difficult science to master but like everything else it has its limits. There is no malevolent god or a beneficent one controlling things from heaven or hell in order to punish or reward us with rain or snow.Cyclones don't just come out of the blue and sweep your house off down some yellow bricked road.And there are no wicked witches of the west that aught to be seasoned with buck-shot and whatever else the National Guard can muster these days.A tornado builds up with increasing vigour according to set standards that occur every time the same way. Exactly the same way. Their physics is majestic and frightening but so are fireworks and steam locomotives.We can control the most powerful engines in the world and play with fire. But not as yet the weather.Not that the people who brought you World War One And Etcetera should ever be entrusted with weather control. Imagine the harm they could do to the planet with that ability.It's going to be bad enough for the poor and easily disenfranchised when the insurance companies find out about the work I am doing.Do you know what they did when a flood struck North Wales a few decades ago? They sent in loss adjusters to settle the claims pronto. They couldn't sign the settlements fast enough. People were grinning from ear to ear with outrageous claims.Most of them still don't know the reason for such largesse was that the alternative was wait for the final tally and pay out to the insured the real cost for the real damage, that houses built on sand have their foundations washed out from under them.But that is in the past. Let bygones be bygones some say.And perhaps it might be possible to fit the shoes onto different feet.Suppose you knew in advance that your house was going to be in the path of a whirlwind. Suppose you had 24 hours clear to get your affects in order before the fatal day.Would you rush out to get insurance?You bet you would.

  3. Whoa!Crisis!God love us and save us.This thing has crossed the sea. The mighty Pacific.And hit the Sierras or the Rockies and split up to water the livestock.Even you can see that. It is three bands. But they have come together out of the plains like the Comanche and the Kiowa and they are intent on revenge.

  4. Now then let's try that again with ritin inni:Spells.In a perfect world we wouldn't have to live down Puritanism or the countless eras when a person with ability would be treated savagely for demonstrating it if that person happened to be female.There would never have been a time when a man or woman could expect the death penalty as a matter of course if the bandits in charge of their country held a grudge against Jews or Blacks or Muslims or people that broke their boiled eggs the wrong way or whatever.And the little old ladies who knew what plants did what remedies would not have had to hide their skills on pain of death by fire or water.But the world is designed by fools and people give credence to priests and politicians. Our beliefs are metered out to us in 2, 5 and 10 minute intervals on the TV and radio.And people are genuinely fearful of finding out about things called spells.

  5. Wednesday 1st April 2009 and here is a slew of Lows all travelling light but all going the same way.When a severe storm hits land it loses its nature. The land filters it out into its component parts and sends them across the continent to water and feed the people and animals and all the vegetation in the land.Then it leaves by the back door and is never seen again.You think?

  6. Here is a picture of the sea: It was drawn for Sunday 29th March 2009.Here is another one: Monday 30th March 2009, a day later. Are they meaningless gibberish to you?Well they shouldn't be. They show how a tornado is making its way to the United States of America: There.Gone.Someone's house went with it too!And this has been online for a while now. Why have you only just seen it? Because you are brain dead?

  7. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    And this has been online for a while now. Why have you only just seen it? Because you are brain dead?

    Hardly.Not all that many people are stupid. We all do silly things but most people don't know about these things because it was never pointed out to them.Well I'm pointing now.Here is the chart for the charts:On… …Tuesday the 31st March, 2009, a Low moved between two Highs.The Highs were not THAT high; 1029 and 1026 millibars respectively. And the Low wasn't all that low. Just a 993. April Fool.The damage it did was slight.Someone in Florida may have had the fright of their life. And some may have been badly hurt in one way or another. But that day was just a part of something called a Five Day Wave.There was more to come:

  8. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    Suppose you knew in advance that your house was going to be in the path of a whirlwind. Suppose you had 24 hours clear to get your affects in order before the fatal day.Would you rush out to get insurance?You bet you would.

    But the betting shop would be at the betting shop first. The insurers would also see the writing on the wall. And they would raise the price of insuring your home five minutes before you got there-or refuse to insure it.So, seeing there is nothing I can do to help you out there, I am stymied in producing these charts without causing grief.At least, that is one way of looking at it.The other way is that you might find a way of saving your life out of it. Would you be happy with a few more miserable years rather than face being torn apart by an unseen monster?Too late, I have already posted this stuff online. Fortunately the world is full of smiling frauds like Skywise (the jerk from sci.geo.earthquakes I mentioned in thread a few days ago) …all too eager to belittle the diligent and guide fools to their eternal rewards.But that is why the people accept chanters of no-mancy, like him, rather than reason and learn for yourself.When a storm is due it is reflected by the sea.Everyone knows that.Even people who, to all intents and purposes have brain damage, people who think watching soaps is entertainment.People who think with their backsides. Yes even dolts like you know that the sea is the first to stir when a storm is due. For that is the place that storms come from.You knew that.You are stupid, ignorant and to all intents, a lost sheep. But you knew that. You have an inkling just how ignorant you might be. Some of you might even be concerned enough about that to read this article.But just knowing that storms come in from the sea has always been enough for you.Sorry about the insults but some people sleepwalk through life blindly watching the disasters unfold on the TV, thinking it is just a form of entertainment. Street theatre of the macabre.

  9. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    Ever wondered why those Lows don't just go to Greenland and sort out that High?

    If they could do that, we wouldn't have any weather. We might be stupid but god isn't.More later.

  10. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    But they have come together out of the plains like the Comanche and the Kiowa and they are intent on revenge.

    But like the Comanche and the Kiowa, they go away eventually. And life gets back to normal: Thursday 2nd April 2009. No High in the middle of the Atlantic.There is one over Greenland still and plenty of Lows. Ever wondered why those Lows don't just go to Greenland and sort out that High?

  11. The charts showing the events for last weekend are not all that clear. I hadn't even looked at them until I finished posting the edit.I will have to look at them later and post more comment on them.There is afull report on this site:http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/110416_rpts.htmlIts available on an XL spread sheet (which will open in Open Office)Here is some of the devastation:2120 ROANOKE RAPIDS HALIFAX NC 3645 7765 RUPTURED GAS LINE AT 1311 CAROLINA AVENUE … ROOF TORN OFF CONVALESCENT HOME … PATIENTS BEING EVACUATED (RAH) 2121 SAINT STEPHEN BERKELEY SC 3340 7992 TORNADO ON GROUND … REPORTED VIA LAW ENFORCEMENT. REPORTED NEAR INTERSECTION OF S MAIN ST AND HOOD ST IN SAINT STEPHEN. (CHS) 2123 ROANOKE RAPIDS HALIFAX NC 3645 7765 ROOF BLOWN OFF A SONIC. VACANT WIN DIXIE DAMAGED. CARS BLOWN AROUND. (RAH) 2137 6 SW CLARKTON COLUMBUS NC 3443 7873 TORNADO ON THE GROUND … INTERSECT OF 701 AND 131 … CORRECTED LAT LON (ILM) 2137 1 NNE CLARKTON BLADEN NC 3450 7865 TORNADO ON THE GROUND … INTERSECT OF 701 AND 131 (ILM) 2145 8 SSW ANDREWS GEORGETOWN SC 3334 7962 BOATS THROWN ONTO A YARD. NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. 13529 SAINTS DELIGHT ROAD. (ILM) 2145 SNOW HILL GREENE NC 3545 7767 REPORT FROM GREENE COUNTY EMC OF 40-50 HOMES DESTROYED IN GREENE COUNTY ALONG WITH 5 TO 6 BUSINESSES. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED AND THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM ROO (MHX) 2145 ROANOKE RAPIDS HALIFAX NC 3645 7765 ROOF BLOWN OFF A SONIC. VACANT WIN DIXIE DAMAGED. CARS BLOWN AROUND. (RAH) 2155 6 NNE WALNUT CREEK WAYNE NC 3538 7782 TORNADO NOW ON THE GROUND NEAR LAGRANGE RD AND PARKSTOWN RD IN SAULSTON. DESTROYED LARGE BARN AT DONALD TURKEY FARM. (RAH) 2155 SNOW HILL GREENE NC 3545 7767 3 HOUSES DESTROYED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 91 AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ROAD (MHX) 2201 2 NNE GOLDSBORO WAYNE NC 3541 7796 ROOF OFF OF A HOUSE ON COUNTRY DAY ROAD. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN THE AREA. (RAH) 2201 SNOW HILL GREENE NC 3545 7767 ANDYS RESTAURANT DESTROYED (MHX) 2220 FARMVILLE PITT NC 3559 7759 5 HOMES WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. VEHICLE TIPPED ONTO ITS SIDE. INTERSECTION OF HWY264 AND HWY258 (MHX) 2242 HAMILTON MARTIN NC 3594 7721 MULTIPLE TORNADOS ON THE GROUND (MHX) 2300 ASKEWVILLE BERTIE NC 3611 7694 *** 11 FATAL, 50 INJ *** NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-3 TORNADO. PATH WIDTH 1/2 TO 3/4 MILES WIDE … 18.8 MILES IN LENGTH. NUMEROUS HOMES WER (AKQ) 2305 1 SW CLAM GLOUCESTER VA 3734 7655 3 HOUSES DAMAGED ON HUMMINGBIRD LN. UNCONFIRMED FATALITIES. I heard on the news yesterday there were 44 confirmed dead. It makes you wonder how the people in Japan coped doesn't it? There was a town where all the adults died but the children lived because they were at school up on the hill.It makes you think. It makes you think you can't think.

  12. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    More links on here:http://skywarn.org/weather-data/

    I got banned or kicked off that site for messing around with the pictures on their forum. No sense of humour some people. I'd just discovered forums with pictures and went a bit far.I'm almost tempted to go back and haunt them. But what good would it do? Any way, if someone is looking for answers hard enough they will find them.The human brain is an amazing thing. Provided it is not taught badly or filled with error from youth, it will unravel the most difficult mysteries as though child's play.To me, deciphering the charts of the North Atlantic is no more than a jig-saw puzzle -and much more rewarding. And that is without being able to understand any of that upper atmosphere stuff.But they kept doing something or other and they took no note.

  13. Needless to say the heedless today:Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out neighborhoods across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 209 people in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years, and officials said Thursday they expected the death toll to rise.Alabama's state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 131 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 24 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky.The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the region into Wednesday night.> http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j5eckAhrdyjHcGH9YEmX7LwHKM0Q?docId=a8332b975c0d48308ac65f76d8e3287fAll those storm watchers and nobody looking at the North Atlantic. Talk about frustration!More links on here:http://skywarn.org/weather-data/

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