Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On the road with Dewdrop...


Dew had been out for a while and sounded as if she were packing it in for the day. I called her at approximately 12:28 and told her there was a warning for the storm above.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1228 PM EST TUE FEB 26 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 1245 PM EST

* AT 1224 PM EST...SKYWARN SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR LAKE
PARK...OR 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF JENNINGS...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
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After a flirting with the idea of chasing that storm to the east (she was headed south to US 94, it became apparent that she had a decision. Head east rapidly to catch that storm (which was weakening) or head back toward Valdosta to intercept a storm headed ENE from Thomasville. At one point this storm actually tripped the TVS algorithm near Thomasville. She made the wise decision to head west on 94 towards Valdosta.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
114 PM EST TUE FEB 26 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL BERRIEN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
NORTHEASTERN BROOKS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
LANIER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LAKELAND...
NORTHERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 145 PM EST

* AT 110 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAHIRA...OR 10 MILES NORTH OF QUITMAN...AND
MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
HAHIRA BY 120 PM EST...
MOODY AFB AND 7 MILES SOUTH OF RAY CITY BY 130 PM EST...
LAKELAND BY 135 PM EST...
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Dewdrop arrived in the Valdosta area just east of town on the Inner Perimeter Road between US 94 and US 84. She was in a perfect and safe spot to see the storm pass just to her north. She just called a report of a wall cloud in to the NWS.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
114 PM EST TUE FEB 26 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL BERRIEN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
NORTHEASTERN BROOKS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
LANIER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LAKELAND...
NORTHERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 145 PM EST

* AT 110 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAHIRA...OR 10 MILES NORTH OF QUITMAN...AND
MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
HAHIRA BY 120 PM EST...
MOODY AFB AND 7 MILES SOUTH OF RAY CITY BY 130 PM EST...
LAKELAND BY 135 PM EST...

5 comments:

Rick said...

Hoowah! Way to go Dew! Maybe the Dewvoid is weakening!!

Mike said...

It's dead, Rick! Dead as a doornail...

Storm Chasing Mikey said...

Wow, can't wait to see the pics.

Great job!

SCM

Dewdrop said...

I don't even know where to start! Thanks so much for everything Mike, and great blog. The Dewvoid is officially dead! WAHOO!!!

Mike said...

Yeah!