Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
UNISYS water vapor satellite of the USA (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

There are some serious clouds that sprange up at the Indiana - Illinois border in the past hour.

April 28, 2017
By Karen Libby

Springfield, Mo. -- The National Weather Service (click here) has confirmed two small tornadoes in the Ozarks during Wednesday's strong thunderstorms.
A Weather Service survey team says an EF-0 tornado touched down briefly in Barry County near the Missouri-Arkansas border about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.  It had wind speeds of 85 miles an hour near Golden, Missouri.  Trees were uprooted, several fell on homes and several homeowners reported decks severely damaged.
The Barry County tornado was about 100 yards (the length of a football field) wide and was on the ground for about one mile.
A second tornado has been confirmed in Arkansas during Wednesday's storms.  The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Yell County that had winds up to 85 miles per hour. The tornado ended up having a 50 yard wide path and a half of a mile track
The storms caused significant damage to the electrical system and launched restoration work that is expected to last a couple of days....
These aren't minor tornadoes. They have not claimed lives, but, have done significant damage. I am impressed by the width with the velocity of an EF). I don't really think of low velocity tornadoes with wedge like width. It's about a sixth of a mile wide, but, it's track is a mile long. A mile long track for these low grade tornadoes is usually the upper limit. 

The damage is more than I would expect with an EF0.