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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
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    Tyler, TX

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  1. Texas has been enjoying very timely rains this summer in most locations, it seems. Very nice to see. Parts of NE TX had 2-6" of rain this weekend. We had another round of thunderstorms move through today.
  2. Looks like storms are interacting with plentiful boundaries/outflow boundaries. A storm developing over Tyler has shown some weak rotation with a decent wall cloud. Nothing severe out of it yet, but so nice to see since I haven't had a good storm in a long time! Looks like the Canton storm is heading towards Tyler.
  3. I'm welcoming these below normal temperatures in East Texas. Plus we had 1-2" of rain last night and this morning in a decent portion of the area with high temperatures in the low 80's. Not what you expect to experience in early August! The humidity was gone for a few days but is definitely back now, though.
  4. We need a subject title change in here! I'm enjoying the summer that finally arrived to East Texas, Happy Independence Day!
  5. I would go for that track, or one 100 west...
  6. I was on my commute home when the warning was issued. I was just south of Winona. I drove towards Big Sandy on Hwy 155. Too much rain and trees to see much, and compound in the fact that my PYKL3 app was not giving me updated velocity scans. I was on the south side of the Sabine River when one of the local TV mets streaming on the radio said the rotation was just south of Big Sandy near the Sabine River. I couldn't see anything so I bailed south to a clearing where I was able to observe some decent rotation to the east but that was it. TV met said there was a confirmed tornado near Hwy 14 and Hwy 16.
  7. I also am free for the first half of next week, and if Tuesday/Wednesday are looking good I might make a two-day chase out of it, depending how things are looking closer to the event, which would be my first multi-day chase.
  8. I also know someone in the area that had skylights broken in their house from about golfball sized hail yesterday.
  9. Well, it was an active severe weather day, but the SPC 10% tornado probabilities earlier pretty much put the Kiss of Death on any spin-ups today.
  10. Gotcha. I wasn't sure if you saw something that made today look better. I still don't know what to make of the today's threat.
  11. Which is it? Lol
  12. Here is the latest from NWS Fort Worth/Dallas on yesterday's tornadoes from Eustace-Canton-Fruitvale-Emory. Tornado #4 could be approximately 51 miles long and have been on the ground for 1 hour and 47 minutes. Tornado #3 was also a long-track tornado on the ground for approximately 40 minutes. On a day when no one expected anything besides brief tornadoes. Wow. It will be interesting to see what the ratings of these tornadoes are. That is a lot of ground to cover so it may take a while to complete those surveys.
  13. Also remember that all it takes is one location to experience the most severe damage for the EF rating to be increased. No doubt though that this was a strong/violent tornado and it was on the ground for quite a ways.
  14. Circulation area between Canton and Van, heading east-northeast, will pass very close to or north of Van, TX. Van was hit by an EF-3 a few years ago.
  15. I-20 is a very busy interstate, and lots of people were in the Canton area this weekend. Ugh...