Tornado Threat Update

The tornado threat today is not from large "supercell" thunderstorms. It is from tornadoes embedded in squall lines.

Here is a current example (12:20pm EST) from southeast Virginia. You do not see the traditional "hook echo" in the radar reflectivity data (the radar data you see on television).

But, if you look inside the storm, you see swirling wind defined by the small circle.
While we are certain a giant F-5 tornado will not occur in this situation, all tornadoes are dangerous. Shelter should be taken in the red polygon as this storm rapidly moves east northeast.


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