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Weather Discussion March 12, 2012. Wild Hawaiian Weather (3/9/2012)

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1 Weather Discussion March 12, 2012

2 Wild Hawaiian Weather (3/9/2012)

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6 : 4 th Warmest Winter for the U.S.

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8 Winter Precipitation Rankings by State

9 Record Winter Season for GSO and RDU

10 SPC Convective Outlook (3/2 at 11:30am)

11 SPC Tornado Outlook (3/2 at 3:00pm)

12 SPC Hail Outlook (3/2 at 3:00pm)

13 Another great forecast by the NWS and SPC!

14 Tornado Climatology for March (courtesy of TWC)

15 March 2, 2012 Tornado Outbreak (10:15am)

16 March 2, 2012 Tornado Outbreak (5:00pm)

17 Rotational Velocity across the Southeast and Midwest for March 2, 2012

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19 Damage in Marysville, IN

20 Mobile Home Destruction in Henryville, IN

21 Why was the Henryville, IN tornado not rated an EF-5??

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24 EF-3 Tornado Pounds West Liberty, KY

25 Damage in West Liberty, KY

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27 Meteorology of the March 2, 2012 Tornado Outbreak

28 Instability Provided by Warm Advection from the Gulf of Mexico

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30 Sounding for Louisville, KY (18Z on 3/2)

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32 Major Ingredient: A Powerful Jet Stream!

33 250-mb Heights and Wind Speeds (00Z on 3/3)

34 500-mb Vorticity (00Z on 3/3)

35 U.S. Surface Analysis (18Z on 3/2)

36 Water Vapor Imagery (4:15pm on 3/2)

37 Tornado Outbreak (3:00pm on 3/2) DAI

38 Nashville, TN Sounding (18Z on 3/2)

39 U.S. Surface Analysis (00Z on 3/2)

40 Water Vapor Imagery (10pm on 3/2)

41 Perhaps the only benefit from this storm system…

42 Carolina Clipper (12Z on 3/5)

43 500-mb Vorticity (12Z on 3/5)

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45 GSO Sounding (12Z on 3/5)

46 GSO Back Trajectories (12Z on 3/5)

47 Carolina Clipper and Front Associated with March 2 Tornado Outbreak

48 500-mb Analysis (12Z on 3/8)

49 U.S. Surface Analysis (12Z on 3/8)

50 N.C. Surface Analysis (12Z on 3/8)

51 GSO Sounding (12Z on 3/8)

52 GSO Back Trajectories (12Z on 3/8)

53 GSO Sounding (00Z on 3/9)


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