Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Tornado Watch

UPDATE 4:53pm:  Here is a WeatherTap radar image of a hook echo (near the auto [spotter] symbol near Terry) moving northeast. Tornado warning for Jackson and surrounding area!

UPDATE 5:42pm: There is confirmed damage south and east of downtown Jackson.  

CNN is now reporting three fatalities in Arkansas and three in Missouri from 
tornadoes earlier today. 

UPDATE: 4:40PM Friday.  Here is the AccuWeather Radar showing tornado-warned storms west of Jackson, MS. Play close attention to the weather in these areas!!

Below, I talk about non-conventional tornado signatures in winter. Here is a supercell with a hook southwest of Jackson as recorded by NWS radar at 4:15pm:
The developing hook is circled in red. 

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