THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN BURLEIGH COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA... NORTHEASTERN MORTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA... SOUTHEASTERN OLIVER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA... * UNTIL 1100 PM CDT * AT 1024 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SWEET BRIAR LAKE...OR 20 MILES WEST OF BISMARCK...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 MPH. * THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR... MANDAN AROUND 1045 PM CDT. BISMARCK AROUND 1050 PM CDT. LINCOLN AROUND 1055 PM CDT.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Either way, all people in Bismarck should keep an eye out for this structure- it's not one you want to come across, that's for sure.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... WESTERN HETTINGER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA... SOUTHEASTERN SLOPE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA... * UNTIL 900 PM MDT * AT 828 PM MDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF AMIDON...OR 17 MILES NORTHEAST OF BOWMAN. A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP AT ANY TIME. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS DANGEROUS STORM MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH. * THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR... NEW ENGLAND AROUND 845 PM MDT. HAVELOCK AROUND 850 PM MDT. REGENT AROUND 900 PM MDT.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MOUNT HOLLY NEW JERSEY RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 733 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2011 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MISSING PERSONS UNIT. THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE IS ACTIVATING THE AMBER ALERT PLAN. THE PHILLIPSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING A CONFIRMED CHILD ABDUCTION WHICH OCCURRED IN PHILLIPSBURG AT APPROXIMATELY 540 PM ON JULY 22 2011. THE CHILD`S NAME IS DANIELLE. SHE IS 19 MONTHS OLD WHITE FEMALE. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DIAPER. THE SUSPECT, DAMON S MAMMORA, IS A WHITE MALE APPROXIMATELY 32 YEARS OLD WITH BROWN EYES. HE IS APPROXIMATELY 5 FEET 10 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHTS ABOUT 150 POUNDS. HE WAS WEARING A BLACK SHIRT AND JEANS AND HAS A SHAVED HEAD. THE SUSPECT WAS SEEN OPERATING A 2009 HYUNDAI 4 DOOR WHITE VEHICLE, WITH THE NEW JERSEY PLATE WWT64V, POSSIBLY HEADING TO 187 WEST PORTAL ROAD IN ASBURY, WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL BILLINGS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA... WESTERN STARK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA... * UNTIL 815 PM MDT * AT 737 PM MDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR BELFIELD...OR 20 MILES WEST OF DICKINSON. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SOUTH HEART. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK AT 701-223-4582.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 673 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 535 PM CDT FRI JUL 22 2011 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND SOUTHERN NORTH DAKOTA NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 535 PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT. TORNADOES...HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTHWEST OF MINOT NORTH DAKOTA TO 55 MILES SOUTH OF LEMMON SOUTH DAKOTA. 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.
Discussion... Regional radar indicates strong to severe thunderstorms have formed in East Montana. As expected, these storms are congealing into a squall line, which will continue to strengthen as it scrapes South Dakota and barrels into North Dakota.
There is potential for this squall line to possess derecho-like features, and that is the main concern- damaging winds.
A: PWAT (Precipitable Water) in the air was very high. For example: when you hear a weatherperson on TV say 'There's 1 inch of water in the air', that means that if all the air were compressed in a column space, there would be one inch of water in that column. Today's storms had upwards of 1.5 inches, producing very heavy rain.
Q: Was this a derecho, like earlier this month?
A: No. Derechos are high-wind events that stick around for at least a few minutes and produce damage. Today, there were only a few reports of 50-60 mph wind reports at max.
Q: I saw a cloud that looked like a bowl upside down. What was that?
The last time we had a system like this was the big derecho. I doubt that will happen again, but judging by the strength of the red line, I wouldn't be surprised to find a few branches down and some small hail as VIL's are low.
The strong storms are barreling through an area of elevated CINH, which could stop the storm's strength. However, analyzing recent loops of radar reflectivity has led me to believe these storms have maintained their strength while moving through the CINH (warm air layer that suppresses storms), and should stay at an elevated strength for a while.