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Historical Great Plains outbreaks
« on: 25 February 2006, 05:02:20 AM »
Well, the Jarrell event has always fascinated me.

This satellite imagery never fails to amze me and Lon Curtis' info provides an excellent summary
http://www.vvm.com/~curtis/Jarrell/animjrls.gif
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« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2006, 11:44:57 AM »
Hi David,

Yes and why not taken an interest in an extradordinary event! The probability of a return event in a life time is extremely low.

And how about the Wichita Falls tornado 10th April 1979 - what a classic supercell this would have been high CAPE and extremely rapid destabilisation as an upper trough came through.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/storms/19790410/wichitafalls.php

acouple of pictures on the noaa website above


Here is another link to a website with photographs taken during the event
http://www.weatherenthusiast.com/wxpics/1979_0410/

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« Reply #2 on: 09 March 2006, 05:03:57 AM »
Incredible event there Jimmy.

Check out this for an overshooting top >>

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/coolimg/amarillo/visovsht.gif
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« Reply #3 on: 09 March 2006, 09:02:27 AM »
Thats an awesome image David.  I really want to see more action in the Tx panhandle this year.  I could feel that there was something special about the region when we were there last year (mainly passing through) and Ive seen so much footage of supercells there, but in 2005 most of the action was elsewhere.  Bring on the panhandle in 2006! ;D
hmmm June 2nd......

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« Reply #4 on: 09 March 2006, 10:30:38 AM »
Definitely Brad - the Panhandle missed out during the last few years. May 15, 2003 was the most r ecent big day, and of course in 2001

http://amarillo.com/images/headlines/053101/tornado.jpg

I agree Brad, it is a special place - I love just love it up there!

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Re: Historical Great Plains outbreaks
« Reply #5 on: 10 March 2006, 01:29:00 AM »
Hi David,

Yes, the supercell passed over the northern outskirts of Amarillo - 2004 was a year when the season seemed to continue throughout! Roofs were smashed in this event as well as tiles.

David you have to find that front view of the 29 May 2001 tornado at White Deer as well!

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