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4/30/04 NOW: TX/OK

The 3:00p radar image; the hook looks as if its gone. Just vanished between frames.

The Red River cells are phasing in and out a lot ... it's pretty doubtful if either have had anything on the ground, but who knows - suddenly the ABI storm has become the one to be on -
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
202 PM CDT FRI APR 30 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN NORTHERN TEXAS

* UNTIL 245 PM CDT
 
The Abi storm is crossing into Shackelford County right now. If the storm maintains its current track, it looks as if it'll pass right through or just barely north of Breckenridge, TX. Not as pretty a hook as the Wichita Falls storm, but the boundry seems to be feeding this thing.
 
the ABI storm has become the one to be on -

No doubt. The SPS storms have crossed the river into more stable air and unfavorable low level shear conditions. The ABI storm remains on the boundary, which is moving at about the same speed, and into higher theta-e air. This storm may put on a show for quite a while.
 
Albany TOR warning

The team from F5 Tornado Safaris is on the cell in Albany. No word yet on whether the warning is verified.
 
Re: Albany TOR warning

Originally posted by William Combes
The team from F5 Tornado Safaris is on the cell in Albany. No word yet on whether the warning is verified.

Ask them to turn on their webcam! :D

I think that storm has the most potential. Per SPC Mesoanalysis page, moving into 2500 j/k mixed layer CAPE and lower LCLs.
 
Webcam!

No kidding. I actually spent about 3 months researching the live video process. Like Foxnews does in Iraq. Lot's of $!!! Well, at least my target city pretty much verified. I'm going to try and give them a call right now....
 
No tornado yet....

Nothing to report yet on this Abilene storm. They are on the SE side and experiencing awesome inflow. Their trying to position themselves a little better and will stay with this one for a while.
 
Working fine here Bill - I love watching the animation on that storm -

Here's the latest tor-warning language on it:

TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
240 PM CDT FRI APR 30 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN ANGELO HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... SHACKELFORD COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ALBANY

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT

* AT 233 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES WEST OF ALBANY...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.
 
They are 1 mile west of Albany....started getting hit with a lot of hail. They are now trying to reposition. If there is a tornado in this one, they should be seeing it for crying out loud!!! I'll call Gregg back in 5 minutes.
 
Blog

By the way...not a lot of wx jargon on the blog. This page is for our clients family and friends to view.
 
Here's an updated radar breakdown of the Shakelford Co. cell, which continues to surf the boundary and remains in good, isolated environment ... still very inviting - - There are actually five mesos continuing to show up across the board -

Shakelford:

70DBz; 246/22 kts. (straight east); Mx. Size = 2.00; position is dead center of the county; still a very nice hook.

<img src=http://img47.photobucket.com/albums/v143/mikeperegrine/shakelford.gif>
 
Hmmm - what does anyone want to bet Tim Marshall is on that storm:

His target this morning:

"TARGET: GRAHAM, TX TIME OF DEPARTURE: NOON"

Just a few short miles down the road -
 
A little less impressive

Starting to loose some structure on this storm near Abilene. Report from the field is that it seemed to be wrapping up a bit. Hopefully just a lull in the cycle.
 
The highest shear is now in the storm on the NE of the line near Orr, OK - 115mph on the latest few scans. Moving towards Ardmore, OK
 
TORNADO WARNING FOR LOVE COUNTY OKLAHOMA!

Just heard over my radio that a spotter confirmed a brief touchdown near Reubottom, OK near Marietta. Anyone on this storm?

Just found out this was yet again another false warning, and there was no confirmed tornado.
 
Fort Worth is a Target

Fort Worth is on a Bulls Eye Target

Looks like Fort Worth better head for the shelters now. Here's a current loop of the NWS radar from Fort Worth TX:

http://radar.weather.gov/radar/loop/DS.p37...r/si.kfws.shtml

The storm directly west of Fort Worth has intensified in the last half hour. I would not be surprised to hear TS warns from this storm with heavy hail and high winds.

Hope everyone is getting some goodies from today's storms in OK & TX.
Will be waiting for the chase reports to come pouring in. 8)
 
Steve Miller and Glenn Dixon are chasing the Parker County storm which has developed a notch as of 0016Z. They report a large lowering and improving storm structure attm.
 
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