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Severe thunderstorms possible from the central Plains to the upper Midwest

Severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon into tonight from the central Plains to the upper Midwest. The threat is expected to shift east into the Great Lakes region by Friday. In addition, heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding concerns. Read More >

Mesoscale Discussion #0440 issued at 0054 UTC 11 April 2009
MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0440
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0754 PM CDT FRI APR 10 2009
   
AREAS AFFECTED...CNTRL SC...FAR SRN NC
   
CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 135...
   
VALID 110054Z - 110200Z
   
THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 135 CONTINUES.
   
SUPERCELLS EMBEDDED WITHIN QLCS ACROSS UPSTATE SC/NERN GA SHOULD
PROGRESS EWD WITH ATTENDANT THREATS FOR DAMAGING WINDS...ISOLATED
TORNADOES AND HAIL. HOWEVER...THE ERN EXTENT OF THE SEVERE THREAT
APPEARS UNCERTAIN GIVEN WEAKER INSTABILITY. AREA DOWNSTREAM OF WW
135 IS BEING MONITORED FOR EITHER A NEW WW OR POSSIBLE WFO AREAL
EXTENSION.
   
AS 0045Z...RADAR IMAGERY DEPICTED A QLCS STRETCHING FROM CHEROKEE
COUNTY SC TO CLARKE COUNTY GA WITH SEVERAL EMBEDDED MESOCYCLONES AND
BOWING SEGMENTS. THE OVERALL TREND FOR A LINEAR CONVECTIVE MODE
SUGGESTS THAT DAMAGING WINDS SHOULD BECOME THE PRIMARY SEVERE
THREAT...ALTHOUGH 0-1 KM SRH AOA 300 M2/S2 WILL SUPPORT POTENTIAL
FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES. CURRENT QLCS TRACK SHOULD APPROACH THE ERN
EXTENT OF WW 135 AROUND 02Z. HOWEVER...THE SEVERE THREAT SHOULD WANE
FARTHER E AS THE ACTIVITY PROGRESSES E OF ANSON COUNTY NC TO
ALLENDALE SC OWING TO AN APPARENT MARINE LAYER BOUNDARY NOTED
EARLIER ON VIS/RADAR IMAGERY. INSTABILITY SHOULD BE QUITE LACKING E
OF THIS LINE /AS DEPICTED IN 00Z CHS RAOB/. THUS...THERE IS
UNCERTAINTY WHETHER A NEW WW WILL NEED TO BE ISSUED OR WHETHER A
WFO-AREAL EXTENSION OF A FEW COUNTIES IN CNTRL SC WILL BE NEEDED.
   
..GRAMS.. 04/11/2009
   
   
ATTN...WFO...RAH...ILM...CHS...CAE...GSP...FFC...
   
LAT...LON   35098152 35168040 34977945 34427927 33138027 32608115
            32688203 33328254 34098255 34108244 35098152