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US - High Risk - OK KS NE IA - 14th April 2012
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:43
This post has been edited by Ian Williams: 15 April 2012 - 01:44
Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:13
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:57
Not sure where you got that info from but just heard from a live feed there are 6000 there and the concert has been suspended and they have been told to stay in the arena ball
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:41
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:44
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:24
I think Jason may have meant storms size...
I think most here would agree that typically "Stove Pipes" are F4 or better. (Some are F3, but are so wide on the ground the effective damage is the equivalent. They really need to redo the classification, IMHO.)
As most know it usually takes 2-3 days of comparing ground and aerial surveys to confirm the analysis. The "eyes-on-the-ground" or first responders can usually give a fair estimate. There will be problems near Whitchata, KS, between the Air Park closure and the frontal downburst. It will be very difficult as it appears that they had an (estimated) EF-3 tornado blown apart by a bow echo straight line wind field...
(To clarify, 'round here, "stove pipes" would be considered pre-wedge, they have a tight cirulation ground to ceiling. Here where a Wedge shaped whirlwind is rare, a Wedge is described as a debris wrapped "stove pipe". Sorry if that is not a classic definition, though I suspect it may be a more accurate definition, IMHO...)