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2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:19 pm

2016 Severe Weather Thread

Looks like the Severe Weather Season might get going next week...

National Weather Service Omaha Omaha wrote:.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 300 PM CST THU MAR 3 2016

ON MONDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING...INGREDIENTS APPEAR TO BE COMING
TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE OF THE SEASON. THE
12Z RUNS OF THE GEFS AND THE DETERMINISTIC GFS AND ECMWF ARE IN
GOOD AGREEMENT IN SUGGESTING THAT A SHORT-WAVE TROUGH --WHICH WILL
PRECEDE THE PRIMARY WRN U.S. TROUGH-- WILL TRANSLATE FROM THE SRN
ROCKIES MONDAY MORNING INTO THE MID-MO VALLEY BY
EVENING...ENHANCING BOTH FORCING FOR ASCENT AND VERTICAL SHEAR
ALONG A SURFACE LOW AND TRAILING COLD FRONT WHICH WILL ACCORDINGLY
ADVANCE EWD THROUGH THE NRN AND CNTRL PLAINS. A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF SLY LOW-LEVEL WINDS AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW BOUNDARY-
LAYER MOISTURE CONTENT TO GRADUALLY INCREASE BENEATH A PLUME OF
STEEP MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES...YIELDING WEAK TO POTENTIALLY
MODERATE AMOUNTS OF INSTABILITY BY AFTERNOON WITHIN THE SYSTEM
WARM SECTOR. SPECIFIC DETAILS REMAIN UNCERTAIN...AND THE TIMING OF
THIS SHORT-WAVE TROUGH COULD CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.
NONETHELESS...THE SPC HAS A LARGE PART OF OUR AREA HIGHLIGHTED IN
THE DAY-5 SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK...WHICH SEEMS JUSTIFIED BASED ON
CURRENT MODEL DATA.
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:40 pm

Frankie MacDonald: "Be Prepared!"
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:57 am

Can't wait!! :D

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:13 am

After the zoo, we went over to the bluffs, first stop was the Lincoln Monument. Jesse was there set up doing a time lapse so after talking to him for a few min, we went up to the Lewis and Clark monument. Got one lightning bolt before the storms moved to the east.

1. Lightning strike.
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby RockHarbor » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:13 pm

Awesome picture, Brad -- catching that fork lightning strike!! That's not something we get to see often; the Omaha skyline from that bluff, with a storm off the plains rolling in. Absolutely love it. That's one of the elements I love about the Great Plains. Thanks for sharing. I'm so excited every time we get severe weather (although I don't want property to get damaged, including mine). When you took that shot, I had just left visiting relatives, and had pulled into a gas station (pulled under a canopy to get gas) just as hail came through.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby jessep28 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:52 pm

Rotation near 132nd and Maple area. News of course is saying that it's a tornado.
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:24 pm

If you don't follow AmightyTuna on twitter, he had a couple tweets from inside TD Ameritrade Tower: https://twitter.com/astreurphoto

And of course MeanStreets had a lot of pics and videos: https://twitter.com/MeanStreetsOMA
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:28 pm

Brad wrote:If you don't follow AmightyTuna on twitter, he had a couple tweets from inside TD Ameritrade Tower: https://twitter.com/astreurphoto

I was watching from the seventh floor. But it sucks because all the white dots they have on the windows.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby RockHarbor » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:31 pm

I saw a picture texted to somebody today, taken from 132nd & Dodge, and there was a clearly-defined, somewhat wide-looking funnel (looking almost white-gray) hanging downward beyond a building of the First National Business Park. It was weird seeing that image behind that park. I heard there maybe was some injuries & damage near 132nd & Blondo, but I'm not sure what exactly. It felt a slight bit too chilly for a tornado today, I thought. But, there was that slight eerie feeling in the air (when the tornado sirens were going off) at the same time.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:36 pm

NW corner of 132nd & W Dodge
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby RockHarbor » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:48 pm

That's it!!! (The image I saw was taken a little to the right of that picture, but very similar picture). I was at around 156th & Maple when the sirens went off, and I couldn't see it, but I figured it had to be over in that area, as it was really dark & menacing looking over the Boys Town area.

Thanks for posting that. It's weird, because I've never seen a funnel over West Omaha like that. When a storm is coming into Omaha from the usual direction of the SW, usually they seem to hit Millard first. (I say that because two tornadoes in 1975 hit Millard -- a small one in March 1975, and the big one later in May started outside of the Millard area, before making its way up 72nd Street. Then, 2008 had an occurrence where roofs were ripped off in the Millard area from a smaller tornado. Yet, they can hit anywhere.)

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby GetUrban » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:33 pm

That's strange. I just noticed that building for the first time yesterday driving eastbound on Dodge. Now today it's famous.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:23 am

I didn't really realize it at the time but I'm pretty sure I saw this thing. I was seeing the clouds moving weird just to the west around the time the sirens went off but didn't think too much of it.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby RockHarbor » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:50 am

I've never been ultra-fond of that building, but I don't greatly dislike it either, and I'm glad it is there. I think simply because there are better architectural examples nearby in that business park, imo. For example, love the Valmont building... I do like the glass color and spaced-out lines... Anyways...glad the funnel didn't hit it.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby GetUrban » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:19 am

RockHarbor wrote:I've never been ultra-fond of that building, but I don't greatly dislike it either, and I'm glad it is there. I think simply because there are better architectural examples nearby in that business park, imo. For example, love the Valmont building... I do like the glass color and spaced-out lines... Anyways...glad the funnel didn't hit it.


Yeah, I agree it's not that great. Out of all the buildings out there, I like the FNB building west of Valmont. I think it was designed by Ellerbe Becket out of MPLS...but I'm not positive. Do you know who designed it?
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:19 pm

National Weather Service Tornado Report:
http://www.weather.gov/oax/tornadoes27april2016

TWO touchdowns in Omaha
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby jessep28 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:00 pm

The media sure is making this out to be a big deal. Thankfully it wasn't worse, but now the OWH is dragging out their 40th anniversary coverage of the 1975 tornado from last year over a couple tree branches and a fence.
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Postby RockHarbor » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:13 pm

I have to run, but here's a video of it -- and damage path shown. Those people are fortunate in Linden Estates and Lake Candlewood that it wasn't worse.


http://www.kmtv.com/news/weather-news/o ... er-service

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 09, 2016 6:23 pm

Looks like this storm has been nasty in Lincoln.

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Postby daveoma » Tue May 10, 2016 12:59 am

Holy cow!

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Postby Brad » Thu May 12, 2016 11:35 pm

Wow, surprised to log on after a week away and see Zero post about the 180th and Fort Street Hail. That was all over the National Media and everything!
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Fri May 13, 2016 6:04 am

Brad wrote:Wow, surprised to log on after a week away and see Zero post about the 180th and Fort Street Hail. That was all over the National Media and everything!

I almost posted something last night from one source but got distracted.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby RockHarbor » Sat May 14, 2016 2:52 pm

It was sooo loud & almost scary.

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Postby Brad » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:12 pm

Well it wasn't ever sever downtown, but apparently in the western half of the county it was.

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Yeah, highway 275 was closed the other day, from what I heard. I drove through Scribner yesterday and you could see where they had to plow the mud off the highway.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:47 pm

From fb. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:25 pm

Well that was strange.

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:40 pm

I heard the sirens going off at work and I looked out the window and saw it in the distance. At first I was wondering it that was really a tornado I was seeing.

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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:08 pm

absolutely crazy afternoon...
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Postby Omababe » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:04 am

I did not see the mini-tornado itself, but I did see some clouds that looked like mammatus directly over me as I drove home. There was an initial report of some kind of a tornado or funnel cloud sighting in the area of those clouds but I never heard anything else about it.

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Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:57 am

The News stations were telling everyone that the Rope Tornado was just sitting near Glenwood IA. Turns out it was sitting right in the middle of lake Manawa. This UTUBE came up showing the people calmly starring at the Tornado just sitting there in the middle of Lake Manawa. My common sense would have been screaming in my ear to get the heck out of there but I probably would of stayed and watched too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYqa7P6pBW0

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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:52 pm

Amazing Clouds tonight in Omaha! This was from the storm that was Sever Warned when it was near Waverly, but drifted west..

All these are taken looking south from Westside Middle School on 84th and Center. Besides these clouds, there was awesome clouds, color and light in all directions!

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2. Awesome Texture!
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3. Close up of the texture
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4. Right before the color went away.
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:59 am

Is it really snowing in the Panhandle right now?
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Re: 2016 Severe Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:31 pm

Coyote wrote:Is it really snowing in the Panhandle right now?

Just looked at the DOT cams and it appears that it is:

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