August 27, 2011

Journalism

This should not be news but...In marked contrast to The Weather Channel, the local network affiliates and the local Talk Station  (AM 790 WNIS) are doing a stellar job of reporting the situation. Dave Parker the Talk Host is a consummate professional.

Weather Nerd is doing a fine drama free coverage of this on a national level.

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Tornadoes

2 tornadoes have touched down in Sandbridge, a lowlying area of Virginia Beach near the NC state line containing the northernmost of the sounds and barrier islands. A caller on the radio reports considerable damage. The area is in the no go zone, no responders will be sent till after the storm passes.

Tornado warnings a bit ago in Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk but they have been lifted.

Via 790AM WNIS: Brookridge Apts in Newport News has been stove by a tree. A child is reportedly pinned.
UPDATE:
Chid is dead.

Winds are picking up substantially.

350,000 380,000 without power.

Caller on radio reports Blackwater River is flooding the town of Franklin which suffered so much in Floyd.

5 hours till maximum winds. It looks like the dead center will pass right over us. There is expected to be a 7 foot storm surge or greater and will coincide with high tide.

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aiee

Aiee.
There is rain.

Wind here is 15-25 knots. Weather Channel dude is on TV in nearby VA Beach dramatically "staggering" against the gale.

Weather Channel meteorologists, the mimes of the 21st century.


Actual video of Weather Channel meteorologists.

Caller on the radio from Kill Devil Hills (which the Weather Channel reports devastated) reports terrible carnage amongst the islands pine cones. The storm is serious but not catastrophic. They really needed to stop overhyping the wind angle once it became clear it was not a major wind event. This will only cause people to ignore them in the future.


Note though that there IS rain...a LOT of rain;  really impressive rain that has been remarkably steady for hours.
I do expect inland flooding to be terrible.
Irene's jaundiced eye should pass over in 5-7 hours, nearly coinciding with high tide. Coastal flooding is going to be as bad as Isabel or worse.
This is going to be bad enough without the winds,...
...or the weather mimes.

100,000+ without power already including the next neighborhood over. We'll loose it here soon enough.
I'm going to go get what may be my last shower for a few days.

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August 26, 2011

Huh

Yeah yeah yeah, impending storm and all that...
...but you know what jumps out to me on this latest NOAA map?



Qaqortoq stands a chance of getting hit by a tropical storm. That just ain't right.

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The Bright Side

One good thing about the approaching hurricane. It will probably put out the huge peat fire in the Great Dismal Swamp which has been stinking up Southeastern VA periodically (dependent on wind direction). Some days its seemed like pea soup fog, but it's really smoke. It smells like wet dog with a hint of charcoal. This has gone on for weeks. 

Here's how it looks from the International Space Station:



...and here's how it looks going into the Monitor Merrimack Bridge Tunnel when the wind is blowing from the swamp.


Some days it's like living in Silent Hill.

So, this month we've had fires, earthquakes and now the hurricane.

Soon...

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August 25, 2011

Battening Down



This close in the forecasts are generally pretty accurate. Radio says the eye is likely to cross over us at Category 2. The geometry of the storm is such that I expect a LOT of water to be forced into the Chesapeake Bay. This may be as bad as Isabel. I certainly do not expect to have power (or water) for several days after Saturday.

If you are on the Outer Banks or the Eastern Shore you need to be somewhere else very quickly.

ODU's Classes start Monday (in theory) so students are incoming right now. I just received an E-mail that ODU is shutting down the dorms. This will be awkward for the incoming students as some will arrive with nowhere to stay and a hurricane on the way. 

 

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August 23, 2011

Irene Has a Full Itinerary

Our friends the Bahamians are in for a hellish week.
The barrier islands and river towns of the Carolinas are going to get pasted like they haven't in a great many years. A Cat 3 Storm making a near direct hit on Hilton Head, Wilmington, Moorehead and New Bern is going to make quite a mess. 




As an aside, this has the eye passing right over Brickmuppetburg on Sunday. We'll probably dodge the serious wind damage but a direct hit is never good and it looks likely to sweep a good bit of surge into the bay just like Isabel and the 1933 storm did. When it hits it will have been half over land for a while, meaning we may get an impressive rain dump like we did with Floyd. All 3 of those storms hit as CAT ones and did inordinate damage via flooding.  I'll be testing the generator tomorrow.

School starts Monday.

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August 09, 2011

What is going on in London?

Its not getting much play on the news on this side of the pond as it's lost in the frenzy over the downgrade and ongoing market crash, but something is happening in the UK right now and it looks pretty bad.

From the Telegraph, a cut and paste of their ticker at 05:20 GMT.

Residents told to evacuate homes in Clapham Junction and Croydon
• Arson attacks in Birmingham and Liverpool.
• David Cameron to fly back to London overnight.
• Emergency COBRA meeting tomorrow - sources
Live map of the rioting
• Fires and looting in neighbourhoods across the capital
• Motorists attacked and pubs targetted in 'mass muggings'



More here and here.

What the hell!? It seems that this has been going on for three days and it's spreading, with at least Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol experiencing the same.

I realize that there are distractions here, but the fact that our fiscal house is an unsustainable mess of a Ponzi scheme is not really news. The UK suddenly erupting in violence is.


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July 19, 2011

A National Acetylene Shortage

Well this seems like important news that ought to be getting more play...
Classical Values reports that an explosion at a carbide facility in Louisville has precipitated a national acetylene shortage.


Given the ubiquity and importance of welding, I'm sure this has no economic, or strategic/industrial implications whatsoever.

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May 24, 2011

Joplin Before and After


More here. Via Ace

124 confirmed dead and over 1500 still missing in Joplin alone.
128 deaths are reported in Alabama.
Another batch of line squalls is clobbering the heartland as I type this and tornadoes are reported in Oklahoma City and one just made an appearance in downtown Dallas TX.


It's been a bad day. and it's going to be a very long night.

TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1026 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1026 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 1025 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 1022 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1014 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1014 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 1013 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1009 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1003 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1003 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 1103 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 901 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 1001 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 956 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 955 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 952 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 948 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 948 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING INDIANAPOLIS IN - KIND 1047 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 945 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 942 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 942 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 940 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 933 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 932 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 930 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 927 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 923 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 919 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 917 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 915 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 915 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 914 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 911 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 909 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 900 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 857 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 957 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 852 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 849 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 844 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 844 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 842 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 841 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 839 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 839 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 838 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 836 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 835 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 835 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 834 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 830 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 827 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 826 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 823 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 918 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 818 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 812 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 809 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 809 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 808 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 806 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 806 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 805 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 805 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 804 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 802 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 800 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 759 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 758 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 757 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 756 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 756 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 656 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 754 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 750 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 748 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NORTH PLATTE NE - KLBF 747 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 746 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 745 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 744 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 743 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 743 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 739 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 736 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 736 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 730 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 730 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 729 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 729 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 728 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 727 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011


Severe Warnings Issued More Than Three Hours Ago

TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 726 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 825 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 725 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 824 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 724 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 719 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 719 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 716 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 716 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 713 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 711 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 810 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 709 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 708 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 708 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 707 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 704 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 702 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 700 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 659 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 659 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 558 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 657 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 756 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 656 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 654 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 653 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 653 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 651 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 649 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 646 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 643 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 641 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 740 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 638 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 738 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 636 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 635 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 633 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 632 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 631 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 728 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 525 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 623 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 723 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 621 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 621 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 618 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 714 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 714 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 614 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 614 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 612 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 608 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 606 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 704 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 704 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 603 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 702 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 602 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 601 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 559 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 558 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 656 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 656 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 556 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 655 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 653 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 653 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 555 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 555 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 553 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 553 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 550 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 549 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 548 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 647 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 646 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 546 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 445 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 545 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 545 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 542 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 539 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 539 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 538 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 535 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 635 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 534 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 533 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 633 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 533 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 532 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 531 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 431 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 530 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 529 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 528 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 527 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 527 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 526 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 625 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 624 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 523 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 523 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 622 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 521 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 520 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 620 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 520 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 619 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 515 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 514 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 612 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 612 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 510 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 508 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 608 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 507 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 506 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 605 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 501 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 500 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 559 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 458 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 459 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 356 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 456 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 455 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 352 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 551 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 451 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 450 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 450 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 449 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 448 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 547 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 544 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 445 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 444 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 440 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 440 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RAPID CITY SD - KUNR 340 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 437 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 536 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 535 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 435 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 533 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 533 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 431 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 430 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 529 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 429 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 428 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 428 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 427 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 522 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 421 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 419 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 416 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 514 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 414 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 414 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 514 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 512 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 412 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 310 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 409 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 507 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 507 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 306 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 404 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 403 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 403 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 303 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 402 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 502 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 400 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 356 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 255 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 454 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 253 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 252 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 247 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 447 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 347 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 444 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 344 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 344 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 242 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 342 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 442 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON KY - KJKL 441 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 341 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 340 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 437 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 436 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 334 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 334 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 431 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 329 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MOUNT HOLLY NJ - KPHI 428 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 427 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DES MOINES IA - KDMX 326 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 225 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 325 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 425 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 424 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 222 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 222 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 319 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 419 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 313 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PUEBLO CO - KPUB 212 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 212 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 310 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 307 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 306 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 206 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 404 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 300 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 357 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 356 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 256 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 353 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 351 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 351 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 346 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 242 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SAN ANGELO TX - KSJT 238 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 136 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 235 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 232 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 230 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 330 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 328 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 227 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 327 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 325 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 125 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 124 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 323 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 321 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 217 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 216 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 213 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 312 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 208 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PUEBLO CO - KPUB 106 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 304 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 103 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 203 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 103 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 101 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 200 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 258 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 158 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 1247 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 145 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 143 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 243 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 240 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING AMARILLO TX - KAMA 133 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 131 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1228 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 128 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 123 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1221 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 107 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING AMARILLO TX - KAMA 104 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 103 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1257 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 1145 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 1245 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 1240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 139 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 134 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING ALBUQUERQUE NM - KABQ 1130 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 111 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1209 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1108 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1156 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 1151 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1247 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1228 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1116 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1212 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1202 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 949 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 943 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1134 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1129 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 919 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 847 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1033 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1025 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 956 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1000 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 940 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 828 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 826 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 823 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 818 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 814 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 749 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 745 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 816 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 708 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 657 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 745 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 629 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 626 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 622 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 712 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 556 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 540 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 539 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 538 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 519 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 514 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 500 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 459 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 439 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 359 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 321 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 317 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 304 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 144 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 225 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 217 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 100 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 1228 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

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May 01, 2011

Got Him! (updated)

According to the BBC.
Osama Bin Laden is dead.
AND WE HAVE THE BODY!

President Obama is to give a speech shortly.

Wo0t!

Time for a victory dance!




UPDATE:
Shot in the head?!
Via Hot Air's Bin Laden is Dead!1! page


Good Speech Mr. President!


Amazing. They conducted a ground raid on him and lost no Americans.
More Updates:
Hot Air has this tidbit:

Update (AP): Amazing. This Pakistani IT consultant lives in Abbottabad and ended up tweeting about strange goings-on this morning without knowing the significance, of course. A few choice tweets:

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).

A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S

the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani…


Stratfor comments.
Bush reacts. Looks like Obama called him, which was a very classy move.
Scott Lowther has a sublime commentary here.
Ace has thoughts here and here.

I'm not questioning the timing. I'm not worried if it gives Obama a bump in the polls. I'm fucking going to pop some champagne and drink a toast to the military and the memories of those who died on 9/11 and in the War on Terror that followed. I'll add in George W. Bush and yes, the President of the United States of America.


Indeed!
This is awesome... I think we can all come together and agree tha......oh dammit!.

“When do we get to see the long form death certificate?”




Oh Noes!Dearthers!

Additional Updates Below The Fold.
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The Latest Offerings From Vault Tech...and Better Options

Cleaning out my tabs I blundered into this story from the Daily Mail concerning Vivos, a company whose stated* business plan is remarkably similar to that of the fictional Vault Tech.

The 137,000sq ft bunker - designed to house 950 people for a year and withstand a 50 megaton blast - is currently being built under the grasslands of Nebraska.


But do they have the spiffy suits?

The plan has a few problems...like the need for sufficient warning and working transportation to get to Nebraska in the event of a catastrophe. (This is, of course, not as big an issue for Nebraskans).  Checking tickets at the door would be...a tense affair to say the least.

This sort of shelter would seem more useful in an urban or a suburban setting, but buying space and getting it in a crisis would seem problematic both practically and ethically unless it were a feature of a subdivision or condo complex. If I were in the market for a survival shelter, I'd go one of the many home shelters I've seen on the market, like these.

Now the sort of large shelter Vivos is talking about, though with far fewer posh amenities, would make actually sense as part of a rational civil defense plan (which we don't have).

Indeed there were plans to dovetail the construction of the interstate highway system with a vast associated system of austere publicly accessible shelters to provide some protection from tornadoes or a N.B.C. attack, the sorts of things that one might not have time to evacuate for. There is a good overview of one of the few (short-lived) fruits of that program here.

Civil Defense was originally a federally funded and directed, but locally run enterprise that, despite its inefficiencies, made maximal use of local expertise. Retired millitary and volunteer personel who lived in and knew their assigned areas were to provide some degree of holistic redundancy to a system that would always be far from perfect but had the potential to save many lives in the event of a calamity.

Of course it was not to be. In keeping with their overall policy of being well intentioned, wrong headed and self destructive, the progressives, in the interest of mutually assured destruction, peace in our time and a quick merciful death hamstrung the CivDef program in the US, until it was given to the newly formed FEMA by Jimmy Carter. FEMA removed a lot (nearly all) of the local input and,  in any event seems to have been designed for maximum inefficiency. Building codes, fallout shelters in cities, and any serious planning for what to do in the event of even a minor nuclear attack or accident were pretty much pushed to the wayside. Instead we got a lot of jobs for beauraucrats and an infrastructure that was completely top down and ill suited to its job.

Meanwhile the USSR gleefully mocked our lack of preparedness and continued to build shelters. They had fallout shelters for more than 11% of their population when the Berlin Wall fell.

The hipster left loves to make fun of the corny Duck and Cover videos from the '50s. However, it is now clear that those were correct both scientifically and ethically. They were developed based on close work with the Japanese government assessing the injuries at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which had actually been much higher than anticipated, and the lessons of nuclear tests in close proximity to US troops where the dangers of radiation were finally appreciated. It was discovered that "duck and cover " would have saved many lives as would sheltering in place for a few hours.

Jerry Pournelle has thoughts here from a 2005 series of observations on the Katrina debacle.
An excerpt:

...My own view is that restoring the old Office of Civil Defense, with local organizations of both volunteers and professionals, with emergency militia powers and responsibilities at the discretion of the governor, makes a very great deal more sense; but it will take a long time to build a proper organization. We have the technology. We can do it.

What we must end is the attitude that you can only trust professionals hired and paid for. Bureaucracy is the answer to many problems, like dog catching and enforcement of needful regulations. Bureaucracy is almost NEVER the proper response to emergencies and unforeseen situations...


Emphasis mine.

Shelters can get expensive and in any event are often completely impractical here in the swampy coastal Southeast, however a reinforced safe room is a good investment against tornadoes. In the event of a radiological incident, sheltering in place, which was so soundly mocked when Tom Ridge pointed out its efficacy is actually quite effective according to the current administration.

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame wrote this article in The Atlantic on how the Obama Administration is ( to it's credit) grappling with a reality the left does not want to look square in the face.  It inspired a lot of responses on Reynolds normally comment free blog in an uncharacteristically long post on this topic some time ago. Do read it all.

On a more mundane level it bears remembering that catastrophes are usually not atomic and as we are constantly reminded by events are not in any way rare. Having food and water for 2 weeks or more is not difficult (the water is an issue but if one keeps jugs handy 1 gallon jugs can be filled when trouble is anticipated~70 for a family of 5  for 2 weeks) and in any event is likely a better investment than a bolt hole in Nebraska.

 

* Lets hope that they don't have an unstated plan like Vault Tech did...and that they have enough water chips.

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April 30, 2011

Creep

In the aftermath of the recent disasters and the perfectly reasonable urge to try to find some way to help, it bears remembering that one should always check out any charity one donates to. 

Bruce Bower has a long and informative post up on Greg Mortenson, author of 3 Cups of Tea. It turns out that Mortenson's charity is mainly a slush fund financing his jet set lifestyle. This in and of itself is not surprising, however the sheer over the top crazy of some of his lies ( that he was captured by the Taliban, who he convinced to give him money to build GIRLS SCHOOLS...allowed to be alone with Mother Teresa's Body...) was accepted so uncritically is. And still there is this.

Oh, and it gets worse.

Fraudsters are everywhere.

If you want to help those recently affected by the Tornadoes,  I suggest any of the following.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
The Red Cross
Samaritans Purse

All are established in the Southeast and have impressive infrastructures and  good records of dealing with weather related catastrophes (The Southeast USA is particularly prone to storms).

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April 28, 2011

A Very Bad Day

The situation at 03:30 as I left for work.
Weather in SE Virginia is exceedingly windy but thunderstorms are not expected for several hours. Updates here (HT Drudge)

TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 337 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 337 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 334 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 333 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 330 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 329 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING COLUMBIA SC - KCAE 324 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 323 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING PADUCAH KY - KPAH 223 AM CDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 322 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 319 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 312 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 309 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 308 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 304 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 304 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 302 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 300 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 259 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING COLUMBIA SC - KCAE 257 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 256 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 253 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 252 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WILMINGTON OH - KILN 251 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 248 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 247 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 243 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 234 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 229 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 228 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING COLUMBIA SC - KCAE 228 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 227 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 226 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 224 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 217 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 213 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 210 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WILMINGTON OH - KILN 210 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 109 AM CDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 207 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 203 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TALLAHASSEE FL - KTAE 103 AM CDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 203 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MOBILE AL - KMOB 102 AM CDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 153 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 148 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 147 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 145 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 144 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 143 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 142 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 139 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 138 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 135 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 134 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 133 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 131 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 129 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 128 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 128 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 122 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 121 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 120 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 119 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 118 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 112 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 109 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 108 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 106 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 103 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1201 AM CDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1254 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1251 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1248 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1245 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1242 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1241 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1241 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1240 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1240 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1238 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1235 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1235 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 1233 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1232 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011


Severe Warnings Issued More Than Three Hours Ago

SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1131 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1226 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 1226 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1221 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1219 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1115 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1206 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1205 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1204 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1204 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1202 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1201 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WILMINGTON OH - KILN 1158 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1157 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1156 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 1155 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 1154 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1153 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1152 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1150 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PITTSBURGH PA - KPBZ 1147 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1144 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1143 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1039 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BURLINGTON VT - KBTV 1137 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1135 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1031 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WILMINGTON OH - KILN 1131 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1129 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING ALBANY NY - KALY 1129 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1127 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 1125 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1122 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1121 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1119 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     INDIANAPOLIS IN - KIND 1119 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 1018 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1115 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WILMINGTON OH - KILN 1115 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1115 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1113 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1112 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1110 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1109 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING ALBANY NY - KALY 1109 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1108 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1105 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1101 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1100 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     INDIANAPOLIS IN - KIND 1058 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1057 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1057 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1056 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 1054 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1052 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 951 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1050 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1049 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1046 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1046 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 946 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1043 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 1043 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MOBILE AL - KMOB 942 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1041 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1039 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 937 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1037 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 936 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 1036 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING WILMINGTON OH - KILN 1036 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 1035 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1034 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1032 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 1028 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1028 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1028 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1028 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 1026 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1026 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1024 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 1023 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 919 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 1018 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1014 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1012 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 912 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1011 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1009 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1008 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1005 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 1004 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 903 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 903 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 900 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 900 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 1000 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 959 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 958 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 953 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 953 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 950 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 848 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 941 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 940 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 940 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 940 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 937 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 931 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 930 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 926 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 926 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 826 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 824 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 924 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 924 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 822 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 821 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 820 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 918 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 818 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 918 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 917 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 817 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 917 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 915 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 915 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 814 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 911 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 811 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 911 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 909 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 808 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 907 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 803 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 802 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 902 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 902 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 902 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 801 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MOBILE AL - KMOB 800 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 900 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 759 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 754 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING PADUCAH KY - KPAH 754 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 854 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 853 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 753 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 753 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 752 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 751 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 848 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 846 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 846 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 845 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 844 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 743 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 842 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 842 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 742 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 737 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 737 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 733 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 833 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 832 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 831 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 731 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 830 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 729 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 829 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 728 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 828 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 827 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 726 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 826 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LINCOLN IL - KILX 725 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 822 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 722 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 722 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 722 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 822 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MOBILE AL - KMOB 721 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 721 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 820 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 819 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 717 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 717 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 816 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 816 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 813 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 812 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 712 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 812 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 711 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 810 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 810 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 810 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 809 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 809 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 807 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 707 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 704 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 801 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 759 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 756 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 656 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 756 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 655 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 655 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 754 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 653 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 751 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 750 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 749 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 649 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 748 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 744 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 643 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 743 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BUFFALO NY - KBUF 742 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON KY - KJKL 742 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 742 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 641 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 741 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 740 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 639 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 639 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 639 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 639 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 638 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 637 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 636 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 735 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 635 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 634 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 735 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 734 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 633 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 732 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BUFFALO NY - KBUF 732 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 631 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 731 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 729 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - KAKQ 729 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 727 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MOBILE AL - KMOB 626 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 724 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 724 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 622 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON MS - KJAN 622 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 722 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 721 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 721 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 720 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 620 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 619 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 618 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 617 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 617 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 614 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 713 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 613 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 613 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON MS - KJAN 612 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 612 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 712 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 611 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 610 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 708 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 608 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 708 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 708 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON KY - KJKL 707 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 606 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 606 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 706 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
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SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 702 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 701 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
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SVR T-STORM WARNING BINGHAMTON NY - KBGM 700 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
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TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 659 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 657 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 657 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BUFFALO NY - KBUF 656 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 655 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 554 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 552 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 552 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 550 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
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SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 647 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 546 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 645 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 645 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 544 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
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TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 543 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 543 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 541 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 640 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 640 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 639 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 539 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 539 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 639 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 638 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 538 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 538 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 538 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON KY - KJKL 637 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING PADUCAH KY - KPAH 536 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 535 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LINCOLN IL - KILX 535 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PADUCAH KY - KPAH 535 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 633 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 531 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 630 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 530 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 630 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 630 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 629 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 528 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 525 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 524 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON MS - KJAN 523 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 523 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 522 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 522 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     RALEIGH NC - KRAH 619 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 519 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
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SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 617 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     RALEIGH NC - KRAH 617 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BUFFALO NY - KBUF 617 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 515 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 615 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 615 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 514 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 511 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 609 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 608 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 607 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 506 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 606 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 605 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 505 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
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TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON MS - KJAN 502 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 601 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 500 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 500 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
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TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 559 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
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TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 456 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PADUCAH KY - KPAH 456 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON MS - KJAN 455 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 455 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 453 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 553 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 453 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING STATE COLLEGE PA - KCTP 552 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 452 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PEACHTREE CITY GA - KFFC 551 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 450 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 548 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 447 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BIRMINGHAM AL - KBMX 447 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 546 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011

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March 28, 2011

"Yes..the pole goes there...Why do you ask?"

There is no other access to the elevator from the roof lot of ODU's Ted Constant Parking garage. All those handicapped parking spots are just a cruel joke.



My tuition helps pay for this poor comedy.

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March 26, 2011

Oh...Merde!

This is actually pretty cool.

 
An information video for little kids explaining the Fukushima situation.

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March 17, 2011

More on Operation Tomodachi


Unofficial Logo by Murakami Senami

US Military formed up almost immediately after the earthquake  to do relief work in what was dubbed Operation Tomodachi.

Currently the following Navy assets are participating from the DON Press Release.


Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group:
o    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
o    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
o    USS Preble (DDG 88 )
o    USS Cowpens (CG 63)
o    USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)
 March 17 (JST): Helicopters from the USS Ronald Reagan strike group and Carrier Air Wing
Five (CVW 5) in Atsugi conducted 10 helicopter sorties today, delivering 10 tons of food and
water to relief sites ashore. A total of 40 tons of aid has been delivered to date. Aircraft and
surface ships also continued to conduct coastal search and rescue operations at sea and along
the Miyagi and Iwate coasts.
Amphibious Ships:
o    USS Tortuga (LSD 46)
 March 17 (JST): USS Tortuga (LSD 46) anchored early this morning in Ominato in northern
Honshu, delivering 93 vehicles and 273 Japan Ground Self Defense Force ashore via Landing
Craft Unit (LCU) transfer. The ship transported the soldiers and their vehicles from
Tomakomai, Hokkaido, to assist with the disaster recovery efforts. The ship will also
transport 5,000 bottles of water and 5,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to Misawa for further
distribution to people in need.
o    USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)
o    USS Germantown (LSD 42)
o    USS Essex (LHD 2)
 March 17 (JST): USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Germantown
(LSD 42) with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the Sea of Japan and will
arrive off the coast of Akita prefecture tomorrow morning to await further tasking. Marines
of the 31st MEU have established a Forward Control Element (FCE) in Yamagata. The west
coast of Honshu affords greater access to undamaged ports and roads, fewer navigational
hazards, and prevailing winds that are upwind of the Fukushima power plant.
Command Ship:
o    USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
 March 17: Conducted personnel and supply transfers in the vicinity of Okinawa this morning
and is continuing north.
Ships Forward Deployed in Yokosuka, Japan:
o    USS McCampbell (DDG 85)
o    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)
o    USS McCain (DDG-56)
o    USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)
o    USS Mustin (DDG 89)
 Continuing to assist Japanese authorities with providing at-sea search and rescue and
recovery operations.
Additional Aircraft
o    Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-72)
 March 17: Two P-3 Orion aircraft conducted aerial survey missions today in northern
Honshu. CTF-72 completed a relocation today of these two aircraft and four aircrews from
Kadena Air Base in Okinawa to Misawa Air Base.
o    Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5)
 March 17: In addition to helping with the Ronald Reagan strike group’s relief efforts, CVW 5
began the relocation of more than 50 tactical fixed-wing aircraft normally assigned to USS
George Washington from Naval Air Faculty (NAF) Atsugi to bases in Okinawa and Guam in
order to free up more ramp space at Atsugi that might be need to support ongoing
operations.


There is coverage here, here and here and there are a ton of pictures here.

The Australian is now reporting that the Japanese Government is asking for US military assistance with the worrisome situation at Fukushima. Also there are reports that US military personnel were involved in putting out one of the reactor fires.

There is an overview of radiation readings from around Japan here.

Virginia's TASK FORCE 1 ,the states international fire and rescue team, has been mobilized and is currently in Japan.

On top of everything else, the snow is a most unwelcome addition.


Image via Daily Telegraph

Can they catch a single break?
Operation Tomodachi logo via Chizumatic.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, although things are indeed bad and the damage is horrific, there is progress being made.
Japanese civil engineers FTW!

via (Link NSFW due to ads)

Three days, 23 1/2 hours later and they've already got the median hedge planted!

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March 13, 2011

One Last Tsunami Video

This video is far less disturbing than the Sendai video, because, unlike that high octane nightmare fuel, it looks like just about all of the people in Kamaishi got to safety thanks to the mountainous nature of the area.

I found it via the comments section of this post over at Scott Lowthers place.



This one is fascinating for a number of reasons, not the least because it was filmed so close to the thing. It gives a good idea of the scale and power involved. Note the crane for reference on the water depth and that the "smoke" is actually dust from buildings being pulverized.


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The Tsunami on the West Coast

Video of the much reduced tsunami clobbering Cresent Cities small boat harbor.


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March 12, 2011

Random Mutterings On The Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima

By now this appalling video of the explosion of one of the containment buildings in Fukushima has been seen by pretty much everyone.



This is pretty damned bad.
The ongoing situation is fluid and being widely covered. However, there is a bit more to this situation than  current events, there is also the history of the facility.

Something about this plant rang a bell when I first heard it. Now I remember why. This plant has had a very chequred record.

In 1978 this plant had what Market Watch describes as an
 accident at its Fukushima nuclear power plant resulted in an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction for more than seven hours that the company failed to report to the government.


The article goes on to say that there were close calls in '79 and '80 also involving control rods but no actual nuclear event occurred. (wrong geometry?) The article dates from 2007 and in that year there was, apparently,  another problem with Fukushima involving procedures, but the I'm unclear on the details.

1978 was 33 years ago so I was curious how old the plant was. According to this site the reactor started up in 1970 or 1973. It was to be decommissioned some time this year.

It seems that TEPCO, the company that runs the plant has had a lot of issues with their older plants and actually lost their license to run 2 hydro-electric dams in 2007.

They were under intense scrutiny around that time and the Fukushima facility in particular seems to have been quite intensely audited, to the extent that two additional reactors being built there were delayed by at least a year for safety re-assessment. The two new reactors aren't going to be online before 2013, but that estimate was before the Sendai quake. Note that Wikipedia says that Unit 1 was to be deactivated later this month because of its age.

So there is a history of non-trivial operational screw ups with the company and this facility in particular but there Google and Bing yield no info on anything after 2008.

Some will no doubt charge that this may mean the change in government reduced oversight, but it might also mean that they had gotten there act well in order. Do note that the language barrier removes a lot of pertinent info from a search.

Of course being virtually at ground zero during an 8.9 9.0 is an extreme engineering challenge for anything. From what I have heard the plant suffered a full on, balls out enforcement of Murphys Law. The quake destroyed their primary coolant system and that horrific flaming tsunami destroyed all their backups. Everything was broken up by the quake and it appears that many of the plant workers were injured before the reactor issues even began.Especially given the age and utter obsolescence of the reactor the performance thus far is actually kind of impressive.The staff of the facility is certainly attempting to remedy the situation at great personal peril.

I have some questions about the design. I'm a layman in these matters so bear with me gentle reader, and if you note an error or have some answers, please avail yourself of the comments.

I wonder about the containment building. Most Japanese, French and American reactors have big containment buildings around the containment vessels shaped like pressure vessels, either big tank looking structures or art deco versions of Devils Tower.  This plant SEEMS to have had a less robust containment structure than is the norm in newer reactors. This comment is based on nothing other than the reactor buildings boxy external appearance, which , if it represents the actual containment structure, is, all things being equal, less able to resist internal pressures than the spheres or cylinders that one sees in boilers for instance.

Jerry Pournelle has thoughts:

I am told that some areas around the threatened nuclear power plants are being evacuated. Given the chaotic conditions and limited resources in Japan -- there is no electricity in most of the devastated areas -- this is probably significant, but what it means isn't clear. For the record, I would never have been in favor of licensing nuclear power plants without more sturdy containment structures than appear to have been built at this plant -- but once again, I don't have an accurate picture of what containment structures they had. US regulations require that reactors be housed in very strong containments.

I also find this relevant: http://www.nctimes.com/news/
local/sdcounty/article_46cf4ee3-d38a
-5824-8648-2e7589b063e6.html



I understand that this reactor is a BWR (Boiling Water Reactor).

BWR animation via Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The US and France use mainly pressurized water reactors which add a second heat exchange stage that greatly increases complexity but increase the separation between radioactivity and the world.



Pressurized Water Reactor animation via NRC

I find it significant that even in naval nuclear subs where space is at a premium, the US, UK and France are said to use the more complex and bulkier pressurized water reactors. This may mean something.
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Now it appears that the staff are pumping in seawater as coolant, which is wrong in all sorts of ways ( nukes, like any boiler, require ultra pure distilled water for coolant...a BWR even more so as getting salts in your control rods is considered to be "bad") but this may be able to prevent a much bigger disaster.

Brian Wang has posts on this here here and here.

I find this passage of particular note:
The radiation is less than 1 REM per day. It takes 600 REM to kill
BP oil spill had deaths and more damage.


Which jives with a comment over at Bubbleheads blog where there is an extensive discussion by actual Navy Nukes.

"Something tells me to read "radiation levels" as "radioactivity levels"--big difference. I hope I'm not wrong about that.

3/11/2011 8:56 PM"

You're not wrong. This is simply a matter of the media not doing a follow up or any kind of research before sending out their latest press release. I could almost laugh at some of the misinformed sensational journalism I've seen today.


Allahpundit has a running post on this.

Japanese coverage is here, here and here.

On the bright side, the building codes in Japan seem to have worked pretty damned well. There's nothing that could really be done to deal with a flaming tsunami(WTF!?) but Tokyo in particular rode out an event that would have left New York mostly rubble. Via Instapundit there are thoughts on that here and here and there are more thoughts on that here.

Video of building codes in action.



UPDATE: Ace has an in depth open thread on the reactor situation here.

UPDATE 2: One of the stranger comments on this catastrophe from our executive branch was SecState Clinton's announcement that the US Military had delivered "coolant" to this reactor. This was almost universally derided as the coolant for a BWR is water, and Japan is an bunch of islands. The running theory was that the US had delivered pumps. Now via RS McCain comes this interesting article by a member of the 3Mile Island investigative committee.

...so it seems our SecState was pretty close actually...certainly close enough for government work.

Money Quote:

...That’s why the experts didn’t expect it because they are still thinking of how the plant can be saved, but it can’t be.


Though the boiling water reactor has already been turned off by inserting neutron-absorbing control rods all the way into the core, adding boric acid or, more likely, sodium polyborate would turn the reactor
off-er — more off than off — which could come in really handy in the event of a subsequent coolant loss, which reportedly has already happened. But that’s a $1 billion kill switch that most experts wouldn’t think to pull.

 
I’m guessing the US Navy delivered a load of sodium polyborate from some nuclear aircraft carrier reactor supply room in the Pacific Fleet. Its use indicates that the nuclear threat is even worse than presently being portrayed in the news.  Tokyo Electric Power Company has probably given-up any hope of keeping those cooling pumps on after the batteries fail. Eventually they’ll vent the now boron-laced coolant to the atmosphere to keep containment pressures under control.



While the Navy issue flea powder is a neutron inhibitor and not actually a coolant, by inhibiting the nuclear reaction it ought to help bring the temperature down quicker. So the SecStates statement is basically correct.


So they are scuttling at least one, possibly all of the reactors at the site by using a PWR neutron inhibitor that will destroy a BWR in order to prevent a major disaster.

It may be working.
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