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  1. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    So many old piles of snow here. Some of this stuff will take weeks to melt
  2. madwx

    List your Strongest Tornadoes ever

    This is a fun topic. I'll put together some thoughts, not sure if it will be 10 or 20 or somewhere in between: 1) Jarrell, Texas 1997 - Some of the most complete damage of homes ever seen. 2) El Reno, Oklahoma 2011 - 1.9 million pound oil derrick was toppled and rolled 3 times. 20,000 pound truck was thrown over a mile 3) Phil Campbell, Alabama 2011 - F5 damage for much of its length. ground scouring, a car was completely destroyed and never found 4) Bridge Creek, Oklahoma 1999 - The infamous Moore tornado of 99, measured 318 mph winds 5) Smithville, Mississippi 2011 - Picked up an SUV and threw it a half mile into the towns water tower. all plumbing in some hones were either shredded or missing 6) Andover, Kansas 1991 - famous Andover tornado 7) Kellerville, Texas 1995 - This was only rated an F4 but the damage to a home was so intense that the surveyors missed it. Also ripped up multiple stretches of pavement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qmJOy0bxMQ (can be seenat 11:00 of this video) 8) Guin, Alabama 1974 - One of the longest F5 damage paths for a tornado 9) Goessel, Kansas 1990 - The second F5 for this supercell after the Hesston storm. 10) Plainfield, Illinois 1990 - Fujita said it was some of the most intense ground scouring he's ever seen 11) Bakersfield Valley, Texas 1990- Only rated an F4 but rolled 180000 pound oil tanks 3 miles and 600 feet up a hill 12) Stratton, Nebraska 1990 - also rated an F4 and fairly unknown but mangled farm equipment into balls and picked up mud from a lake and plastered it throughout the town(the pic below is of the incredible meso of this storm) 13) Philadelphia, Mississippi 2011 - 2 foot deep ground scouring 14) Brandenburg, Kentucky 1974 15) Wheatland, Pennsylvania 1985 16) Barneveld, Wisconsin 1984 17) Loyal Valley, Texas 1999 18) Jordan, Iowa 1976 - 19) Mulhall, Oklahoma 1999 20) Greensburg, Kansas 2007
  3. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    overachieved slightly up to 36 today. Excited for the 50s and possible thunderstorms this week.
  4. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    Up to 34. First time above freezing since Feb 24th. The good news is that above freezing highs are forecast for the next 7 days.
  5. madwx

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    12Z GFS trended SE and weaker with the low. Bring the rain snow line into southern Wisconsin
  6. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    down to -10 this morning in Madison, breaking the old record of -9. Should be the only record we break during this cold snap.
  7. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    Looks like we will be approaching the record lows on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of -8, -9 and -12 respectively. As of right now record low maxs seem just out of reach, but the all time record low max for the month of March is 0.
  8. If it's March 15 and were still having high temps 20 degrees below average I'll start posting in this thread
  9. madwx

    March 2019 Discussion

    March looks to start out cold and (maybe) active. Have a feeling that after the next two weeks most of us will be howling for spring.
  10. madwx

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    32 here so pretty heavy rain that is freezing on cold sidewalks. but the roads are mostly ok
  11. madwx

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    12Z NAM bumping back west, with the heavy snow band lining up through Waterloo and La Crosse.
  12. madwx

    February 2019 Discussion

    got down to at least -5 at 7 am this morning. May have squeaked out a -6 in between hours. Already up to 7 two hours later.
  13. madwx

    February 17th, 2019 Snow Event

    overachieved at 5.7" here
  14. madwx

    February 17th, 2019 Snow Event

    WWA hoisted for southern Wisconsin. Expecting 3-4" here over an 18 hour period
  15. madwx

    February 2019 Discussion

    Up to 40 in Madison. Seems like everybody's temps are overachieving today
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