Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Alabama Mike on the prowl... looks like the weather is chasing Tennessee Mike though!

Currently, Alabama Mike is under a tornado watch and is chasing a severe warned cell that is approaching him. 11:46AM This is the base of the remnants from yesterday's storm event. It does have a slight risk for severe weather associated with it, and at the moment, it appears to be bowing slightly where he currently is (the red square): ... and he is reporting strong wind gusting around 30 or perhaps over 40 pushing 50mph from the south southeast. The current captures are starting to show some hooky like feature in the radar.
11:56AM:His line looks to have lined out just before reaching him, which explains the wind. The upper segments of the line, have some embedded tornado warned supercells. One of those tornado warned cells looks trained on Tennessee Mike. Super fast moving stuff, too. Storm movement at 71knots!!! Holy guacamole!
12:26PM Mike is racing (within the posted AND BLOWN OVER) 70 mph speed limit sign. Seriously, the speed limit sign has been blown over in the what he estimates at 70 50mph gusts! I think a special exception should be made to allow you to race to outrun a storm that's going faster than you, but as I found out in Nebraska, no such exceptions are made. Be safe, Mike!
12:33PM Mike is setting up to watch this cell roll in...He is in a gorgeous spot overlooking Huntville from a mountain top...This is what he's looking at...12:43PMHe sees a wall of rain in the distance.
Now 12:48PM, another tornado warning headed Tennessee Mike's way.1:00PM: He is looking at what appears to be a low shelf cloud.With crazy wind!
1:05PM: He sees mammatus like clouds under the approaching cell coming in out of his southwest.~Dew


Storm Chasing Mikey said...

Nice updates Dew!

Storm Chasing Mikey said...

Damn I'm jealous. Cookeville is right in the path.

Mike Wilhelm said...

I agree completely about the special exceptions for ouracing storms. Especially if speed limit signs are already blown down. Let's propose a bill.....