Extremely fast moving storm in NC

I didn't know if this should be in here or Target Area (here seems the safer option) but just found out about a storm that moved at ~100 mph through NC this morning. Thing dropped 4 inch hail. Heard some talk that the storm was rotating anticyclonically in the midlevels while cyclonically in the low levels.

Absolutely amazing. See the Raleigh WFO webstile for hail pics and discussion.
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN HARNETT COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
NORTHERN JOHNSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
SOUTH CENTRAL WAKE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 730 AM EST

* AT 658 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OVER BUIES CREEK...OR ABOUT OVER LILLINGTON.
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 100 MPH. NICKEL SIZED HAIL IS LIKELY WITH THIS
STORM.

There is text from the Warning Product this morning of that storm. Raleigh NWS has a radar loop on their site of this morning's storm but I can't get it to work. You can always try, I get Java Loop failed to initalize. But 100 MPH :shock:
 
What surprises me is it moving at 100mph and no wind reports!! any kind of outflow from it should have produced severe winds.
 
It was just a bad warning issuance... Following statements (and every other warning) referred to movement in the 50-55mph range. The forecaster probably generated his warning based on an errant stormcell motion and the QA person didn't notice it. I can't imagine any storm moving at 100mph let alone in today's setup.
 
It was just a bad warning issuance... Following statements (and every other warning) referred to movement in the 50-55mph range. The forecaster probably generated his warning based on an errant stormcell motion and the QA person didn't notice it. I can't imagine any storm moving at 100mph let alone in today's setup.

A few years ago we had a squall line move through the panhandle at 90+. They were having to issue warnings for a county before it even got there just to keep up. It was the only time every county in the panhandle was warned. It was in March,99 i think but dont quote me
 
I honestly want the radar lapse of that...it would be mesmerizing seeing a cell booking along like that
 
A few years ago we had a squall line move through the panhandle at 90+. They were having to issue warnings for a county before it even got there just to keep up. It was the only time every county in the panhandle was warned. It was in March,99 i think but dont quote me

April 6, 2001 ring a bell? That squall line propagated pretty fast (~90 mph if memory serves me).

Gabe
 
A few years ago we had a squall line move through the panhandle at 90+. They were having to issue warnings for a county before it even got there just to keep up. It was the only time every county in the panhandle was warned. It was in March,99 i think but dont quote me

April 6, 2001 ring a bell? That squall line propagated pretty fast (~90 mph if memory serves me).

Gabe

Thats the date. I remember it was an odd year since we have severe wx workshops from the NWS here every odd year and this happened the day before the workshop. Alot of straightline wind damage in amarillo that night.
 
April 6, 2001 was a highly anticpated day that went bad. Dynamics overwhelmed everything else and no discrete tornadic supercells formed. Considered a bust by most people who chased it despite the fact that widespread severe weather did occur.

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A couple of radar loops are available:

http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/april7-2...-2001radar.html

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/archive/even...6/radloop.shtml
 
It was just a bad warning issuance... Following statements (and every other warning) referred to movement in the 50-55mph range.

I must agree, There would have been MANY wind damage reports from a storm moving at 100 mph. It HAD to have been an error!
 
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