Monday, May 24, 2010

Tornadoes to touch down in the northern Plains again Following rounds of severe storms that spawned large tornadoes over South Dakota on Saturday and eastern New Mexico and western Kansas on Sunday, more severe storms are firing in the Plains. Severe storms will rumble from southwestern Minnesota to West Texas today, bringing threats of damaging wind gusts over 60 mph, large pounding hail and tornadoes.

The greatest threat for severe storms and tornadoes will lie from south-central South Dakota to northern Nebraska. The most violent storms capable of producing tornadoes will generally form during the later afternoon and evening hours.

Storms with quarter-sized hail and wind gusts over 65 mph developed over this zone early Monday morning, and there will be a second round of feisty thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of the tornadoes could be large like the ones that touched down near Bowdle, S.D., on Saturday. Remember, it only takes one tornado to tear through a community to destroy houses, businesses and claim lives.

Some of the cities and towns that may get hit by one or more rounds of nasty storms include: Bismarck, N.D., Jamestown, N.D., Aberdeen, S.D., Pierre, S.D., Huron, S.D. and Valentine, Neb. If you live in this area, you need to stay vigilant of severe storm and tornado warnings. Seek shelter immediately if a warning is issued for your area….

NOAA's archive supplied this shot of a 1984 tornado in Roff, Oklahoma

1 comment:

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With the climate that is fast changing, we must always be ready for whatever that is coming like these tornadoes.