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"The greatest threat of tornadic activity Tuesday lies from Oklahoma City to Wichita..."
After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes damaged parts of the southern Plains over the weekend, another round of devastating tornadoes is on the way for Tuesday.
Major Tornado Outbreak Tuesday
AccuWeather.com Meteorologists are forecasting that there will be at least 50 tornado reports on Tuesday, many of them across the eastern half of Oklahoma and eastern Kansas.
The greatest threat of tornadic activity on Tuesday lies in the corridor from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Wichita, Kan., to already hard-hit Joplin, Mo.
This includes the cities of Dallas, Tex., Topeka, Kan., and Tulsa, Okla.
These locations have the potential for long-lived and long track tornadoes, hail to the size of baseballs and flash flooding from thunderstorms that develop.
A strong low pressure system coming out from the Rockies will strengthen across the southern Plains Tuesday, creating ideal conditions for dangerous storms and potential tornadoes.
Thunderstorms will first erupt during the afternoon hours on Tuesday across central Kansas, central Oklahoma, and north-central Texas. These thunderstorms will quickly turn severe, producing large hail and potentially devastating tornadoes.
These storms will then track eastward late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night bringing the threat for destructive tornadoes into the Middle Mississippi River Valley for the nighttime hours.
Residents should be advised that tornadoes that occur at night are the most dangerous due to the simple fact that most people are asleep. Persons are urged to keep tuned to local media outlets during this severe weather outbreak and have a plan of action prepared should severe weather strike.
Originally posted by OnlyLove
reply to post by mileslong54
Here is something you might find usefull.
It's a map with weather data and current tornado chasers in the area. Some of does chasers have a live feed so you can watch them.
edit on 24/5/2011 by OnlyLove because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mileslong54
So what the hell is causing these record tornados everywhere in middle America
Why is Tuesday looking so dangerous? Put simply, it's a setup straight out of meteorology textbooks. Let's delve into the ingredients.
Wind Shear: Check!
Near-surface boundaries: Check!
A strong cap: Check!