Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Destructive severe weather 
in the Southeast

4:15 PM EST 11/16/11 | Severe Weather outbreak continues in the Southeast. Our team's latest reports are posted in the Southeast Severe Page  and Metro AtlantaEarlier this afternoon, Meteorologist and Storm Chaser Reed Timmer, in pursuit of the storms, was quoted as saying: 
"Structural damage reported in Auburn, AL, and spotters observed damaging tornado as it moved through Opelika. Power poles snapped and major structural damage. Likely tornado heading for Hamilton, GA now."
The image above is of one long-track supercell is believed to have traversed all of Alabama and suspected to be the cause of several strong tornadoes. This image is from Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich of WCNC 36 in Charlotte, NC.  (Forecaster Foot- Baltimore MD and Forecaster Daniel- Atlanta GA)

Where the Wild Things Are
- 1964 Caldecott Medal winner by Maurice Sendak

12:40 PM EST 11/16/11 An overview of today's wild weather as posted in our Stormcast Zone: An early-season Winter Storm in the Pacific Northwest, Tornadoes in the Southeast; and rising risk of severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic.  If you experience significant weather today in your region, feel welcome to post your observations or pictures in our comment section or in the local zone for your area. As always, remain alert to changing conditions and monitor official NWS advisories, watches and warnings. 

SOUTHEAST Recap of Severe Weather Risks for today | .Tornado Watches and Warnings continue across Alabama and into Northern Georgia until 6:45 PM CST today. For the latest Public Advisory on this Severe Weather event,  please visit the NOAA Storm Prediction Center or the current Tornado Watch in effect for the region.

Multiple Tornado Warnings are in motion across Alabama and are expected to continue into the afternoon. Latest watches and warnings posted in our Southeast Severe Weather page.

Forecaster Mark Ingalls has the latest on Winter Storm warnings and advisories in the Cascades and surrounding areas as posted our Pacific Northwest Page. A large portion of central and northern Washington state is expecting 6-12"  today into tonight, with hazardous driving conditions east into Idaho.

NWS: Pendleton, Oregon and Spokane, Washington latest statements and imagery on the early season storm.

MID-ATLANTIC The primary threats in our area will be occasional strong to severe storms, with possible rotation in an isolated cell or two. Some small hail may be embedded within stronger storms developing along the front. 

Timing of these storms is expected in the mid-afternoon hours, with the eastern Mid-Atlantic across to the Delmarva and Southern Virginia likely to see impacts in the early evening. 

Regional statements will be posted in our Foot's Forecast | Mid-Atlantic: Severe Weather page as conditions warrant. View he latest regional NWS radar loop. 

CAROLINAS For a look at what our in-state teams are calling for in the Carolinas, you can visit our local forecast pages in facebook*, including the Charlotte & Metrolina Zone by Forecaster Christy, our Cape Fear & The Coast Zone by Forecaster Ross, or our newly launching Research Triangle Zone by Forecaster Scirico.

* Note to those in public & private schools: A professional web developer company is closing in on completion of our new website which will soon eliminate the issue of having forecasts posted to ONLY facebook. Content will be equally published on this site and in facebook simultaneously.

(Forecasters Foot, Jason M., and Josh O.)

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