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Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning
MDC015-029-035-262030-
/O.NEW.KPHI.TO.W.0006.190426T2001Z-190426T2030Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
401 PM EDT FRI APR 26 2019

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northern Queen Anne`s County in northeastern Maryland...
  Kent County in northeastern Maryland...
  Southwestern Cecil County in northeastern Maryland...

* Until 430 PM EDT.

* At 401 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
  was located over Bodkin Point, moving northeast at 35 mph.

  HAZARD...Tornado.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include...
  Chestertown, Rock Hall, Betterton, Newtown, Morgnec, Kennedyville,
  Langford and Kingstown.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the
tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in
Mount Holly NJ.

This cluster of thunderstorms is capable of producing tornadoes and
widespread significant wind damage. Do not wait to see or hear the
tornado. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest
floor of a building.

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Damn this might be close ....


Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
429 PM EDT FRI APR 26 2019

MDC015-029-262100-
/O.CON.KPHI.TO.W.0007.000000T0000Z-190426T2100Z/
Kent MD-Cecil MD-
429 PM EDT FRI APR 26 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL KENT AND SOUTHEASTERN CECIL COUNTIES...

At 429 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Betterton, or 7 miles southeast of Aberdeen Proving
Ground, moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

Locations impacted include...
Elkton, Cecilton, Betterton, Warwick, Sassafras, Bohemias Mills,
Newtown, Brantwood, Cayots, Hollywood Beach, Kennedyville, Chesapeake
City and Galena.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the
tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

If a tornado or other severe weather is spotted, report it to the
National Weather Service or your local nearest law enforcement agency
who will send your report. This act may save lives of others in the
path of dangerous weather.

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Missed all the fun including the tornado warned storm over my work. Was sitting in traffic driving back from Montgomery county. Oh well

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2 minutes ago, frd said:
Damn this might be close ....


Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
429 PM EDT FRI APR 26 2019

MDC015-029-262100-
/O.CON.KPHI.TO.W.0007.000000T0000Z-190426T2100Z/
Kent MD-Cecil MD-
429 PM EDT FRI APR 26 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL KENT AND SOUTHEASTERN CECIL COUNTIES...

At 429 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Betterton, or 7 miles southeast of Aberdeen Proving
Ground, moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

Locations impacted include...
Elkton, Cecilton, Betterton, Warwick, Sassafras, Bohemias Mills,
Newtown, Brantwood, Cayots, Hollywood Beach, Kennedyville, Chesapeake
City and Galena.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the
tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

If a tornado or other severe weather is spotted, report it to the
National Weather Service or your local nearest law enforcement agency
who will send your report. This act may save lives of others in the
path of dangerous weather.

Get out there and get some pics or a vid! looks like it could be really close to your location.

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43mph gust and heavy rain with pea sized hail.  Nice spring thundershower.
And we were under a tornado warning for 34 minutes.

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Just now, C.A.P.E. said:

Was pretty garden variety here. Heavy rain, some wind, and some T&L.

Over an inch of rain today with what fell this morning.

Same here CAPE, I missed any rotaton to my North but of note was the intense rainfall so loud in fact that is blocked out the thunder which was almost a constant hum. I was in a warned area though. 

This storm did not compare at all with the rather intense cell (s) we had earlier this week. The one that hit us at 2:45 AM and lasted unabated until 3:15 AM. Constant winds over 35 gusting to 60 

That was a every 4 year storm to me. 

The winds   should dry things nicely tomorrow , maybe cut the grass again.   

 

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Best part of this event is occuring now. Moderate rain with that low rolling, long duration, house shaking thunder. So cool. Wish I understood the mechanism better. Also wish my subwoofers could rock the house like that lol.

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I could only faintly see the trees 100 ft away because of so much wind driven rain when looking out from my work building in Sparks Md. today during the tornado warning but did not see the funnel. The whole event lasted just a few minutes.

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Yesterday I had a nice view of that area of rotation from Tysons as it moved from Fairfax County, across the Potomac, and into MD before the rain moved in and blocked my view. Pretty neat to watch! 

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4 minutes ago, BlizzardNole said:

Nice pictures!  What's that in the fourth one?  I don't see it in the third.

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Thanks! Something similar popped up a few times in different places as the whole thing interacted with the Potomac. Here's another occurrence earlier, before it crossed 495:

 

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20 minutes ago, Hank Scorpio said:

Thanks! Something similar popped up a few times in different places as the whole thing interacted with the Potomac. Here's another occurrence earlier, before it crossed 495:

 

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I wonder if you'd find any kind of damage if you went to those locations? Might be very minimal but still. *shrugs*

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OK, so that lowering I saw from Fort Reno did have something to it. 

Just seeing those pics, imaging a tornado of some strength rolling along the Beltway in the vicinity of the Legion bridge during rush hour ... what a mess that would be. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:42 PM, mappy said:

Missed all the fun including the tornado warned storm over my work. Was sitting in traffic driving back from Montgomery county. Oh well

 

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It's a very low-key threat and more likely than not won't happen this way but a few mesoscale models try to get some remnant storms into the region tomorrow afternoon before they redevelop into asoutheastward moving storm cluster or two. This, of course, would be the most extreme case though. Just low-key watching it and exactly where the WNW to ESE oriented front sets up. 

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On 4/22/2019 at 11:44 AM, Eskimo Joe said:

That was a great cell to watch.  I noticed that about 2 or 3 frames before the first TOR was issued there was an uptick in CG and the tops shot over 30kft.  I know there's some research either at SPC or one of the bigger met. universities into the possible correlation for CG frequency and when a storm goes severe.  I would imagine this event would probably qualify for study in that area.

Just now seeing this as I haven't been on.

I will comment that there has been research done with intra-cloud lightning preceding an uptick in severe potential and it's usually a better indicator than CG. Many times, storms will only have intra-cloud at the beginning of their life, whereas CGs don't follow until later on. As an example, the graph below shows a scenario where you see a large uptick in intra-cloud just before there is a large jump in MESH and a hail report of up to 6". When looking at the CGs, it tends to remain much more constant, with little to no trends. 

 

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5 hours ago, George BM said:

It's a very low-key threat and more likely than not won't happen this way but a few mesoscale models try to get some remnant storms into the region tomorrow afternoon before they redevelop into asoutheastward moving storm cluster or two. This, of course, would be the most extreme case though. Just low-key watching it and exactly where the WNW to ESE oriented front sets up. 

                 It's enough of a threat that SPC has outlooked us for MRGL.    The hi-res guidance shows a few storms developing tomorrow afternoon and moving southeast, mainly affecting the I-95 corridor and points south and east.     Instability is modest at best, but there is decent deep-layer shear and some downdraft cape to promote some wind gust potential.

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One little note. No mesoscale model has the current activity in Eastern Ohio about to move into southwest Pennsylvania. CAPE is modest but still... it might be able to trigger something in the area later even if the current convection dies out. Just a small note.

#Notanexpertopinion

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On 4/28/2019 at 5:11 PM, Eskimo Joe said:

 

I saw. 

Lots of discussion earlier this week on why an elementary school in the middle of the tornado warning dismissed the kids anyways. Apparently the warning came out minutes before the dismissal bell rang, and the principal was told yet had the kids leave anyways. really stupid. 

and FWIW: my daughter's school held the kids until 4pm, even though the warning was south and east. 

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36 minutes ago, mappy said:

I saw. 

Lots of discussion earlier this week on why an elementary school in the middle of the tornado warning dismissed the kids anyways. Apparently the warning came out minutes before the dismissal bell rang, and the principal was told yet had the kids leave anyways. really stupid. 

and FWIW: my daughter's school held the kids until 4pm, even though the warning was south and east. 

I know I mentioned this in the April Banter thread -- but I will repost it here since mappy mentioned it in this thread:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/principal-ignored-tornado-warning-and-dismissed-children-during-storm-according-to-irate-parents-201230107.html

Jenn Reedholm, one of the irate parents, was waiting outside of the elementary school when she received the tornado warning on her phone, according to WBALTV.

"I got the alert on my phone that said, 'Tornado warning, take shelter now,'" Reedholm told the outlet.

Reedholm entered the school's office to take shelter where she asked the principal, Lisa Dingle, if she would delay the afternoon dismissal.

"She said, 'It's just a warning.' I said, 'No, it means imminent danger, and it says take shelter now,' and she ignored me and carried on the dismissal as usual," Reedholm claims. "[It] was down-pouring and lightning really bad, really dark, and the teachers decided to take some of the kids back in, and then chaos became more chaotic at that point when kids were crying, screaming, 'It's very scary.' I was scared, I was shaking."

“Kids were soaked to the bone. A school with mostly walkers, they sent everyone outside into wicked lightning and did not allow parent to come in out of the storm during the emergency,” one woman shared on Baltimore County Public Schools’ Facebook page. “They put every single person on campus in harms way including students, staff, parents and others...The school board really needs to take some disciplinary action this time.”

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34 minutes ago, yoda said:

I know I mentioned this in the April Banter thread -- but I will repost it here since mappy mentioned it in this thread:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/principal-ignored-tornado-warning-and-dismissed-children-during-storm-according-to-irate-parents-201230107.html

 

 

To be honest- hearing my friends (non weather enthusiasts) and coworkers - most people still do not understand which is worse (watch vs warning). A lot of this is ignorance - watches don't trigger CMAS so it should be fairly obvious to the public that "TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY" is more serious than "CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE"

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I would also imagine that part of the problem is we see very few tornadoes in this area and even fewer are impactful, so a lot of people don't take it seriously.

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