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TORNADO WARNINGS TONIGHT – SOUTH GEORGIA, NORTH & CENTRAL FLORIDA

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Tornado and severe weather warnings were released about 30 minutes ago for South Georgia, North and some of Central Florida.  As the night progresses it is likely that more of Central Florida will be involved.  My county, Citrus, has already been alerted.  Please be sure that you take whatever precautions you are equipped to take in such circumstances.  If you have a weather alert radio please be sure it is positioned so that it will awaken you to critical bulletins.

This alert has been triggered by severe squalls out ahead of a cold front.  Currently the warnings are in effect to as late as 5 am but there is a chance that more alerts will be issued tomorrow as the front moves further in to Florida.

Other parts of our Country are experiencing severe weather with a different system – e.g. Alabama, Tennessee.

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Florida Experiencing an Impressive Band of Cumuliforms

28 AM EST, 12-11-2008
10:28 AM EST, 12-11-2008

The jury is still out on whether or not Florida will experience violent weather with this system.  Cyclogenesis (birth of a cyclone) at the frontal boundary occurred sooner than I had expected – north of the Gulf instead of over the Gulf as I had previously speculated.  My advice is to keep your eye on the weather today.

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Tornado Watch – Much of Florida

08 AM 11-30-08
11:08 AM 11-30-08

THERE IS A TORNADO WATCH FOR MOST OF THE NORTH HALF OF FLORIDA AND PARTS OF GEORGIA NEIGHBORING FLORIDA.  THE “ENDING TIME” OF THE WATCH VARIES WITH LOCATION.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FOR DETAILS.

THIS IS TIME-SENSITIVE,

HAVING BEEN POSTED AT APPROXIMATELY 10 A.M. EST NOVEMBER 30, 2008 – WHICH IS, INCIDENTALLY, THE LAST DAY OF THE OFFICIAL 2008 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.

For an update of the radar image above, click on the following link:

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southeast.php

Gustav Generating Conditions Conducive to Tornadoes

The short loop below is from the National Weather Service radar.  The loop ends at 4:38 pm EDT (you can watch the time references on the lower left.  Notice the rain bands that are drawing their moisture up from the SSW (warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico).  So, the storm is still being fed by the primary source of energy for all hurricanes, tropical storms, tropical depressions, tropical waves, lines of thunderstorms and individual thunderstorms – the latent heat of condensation.

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Short Radar Loop from NWS

Short Radar Loop from NWS

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