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Tornado in Slovenia!  Tropical Storm Don to help with Texas Drought?

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 Extreme Storm Chaser Marko Korosec captured this "landspout" (or non  mesocyclonic tornado) near Kozina, Slovenia on July 26th.  Soundings  showed high LCLs, weak deep-layer shear and relatively zero  storm-relative helicity on this day, suggesting this tornado was not  derived from a supercell.  He said it lasted about 6 minutes and strong  upward motion and rotationwas observed just above the ground!  Tornadoes in Slovenia  are extremely rare, and Marko says that this is the first footage of a  tornado in Slovenia that he is aware of!  Check out more of his amazing photos<a style="background-color: #000000;" target="_blank" href=";cat=0"> [/url]<a style="background-color: #000000;" href="" target="_blank">here[/url]<a style="background-color: #000000;" target="_blank" href="">![/url]
 Meanwhile, the first tropical storm in the Gulf this year, could provide  some much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state this weekend as it  should only make landfall as a tropical storm.  Nevertheless, farmers  will take any type of rain they can get; with most of the state in  serious drought conditions.  From the period of October of 2010 to June  2011, this has been the highest drought period recorded since 1895 for the state of Texas.   Hopefully, this TS can bring some much needed relief to some of the  state!  Below is a map of the projected path of TS Don given by the NHC.</p>
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<p>Reports from last night's storms in eastern Iowa and northwest  Illinois show that nearly 15 inches of rain fell, with Galena, Illinois  recording the most with 13.45!  Extreme Droughts to the south, and  excessive flooding to the north (along the Missouri River) continue to  plague communities across the central part of the country.</p>