Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Severe Weather Season Kicks Off

Several storm chasers were in the thick of things on Monday as severe weather season kicked off in tornado alley with a bang.

Ground zero was in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, with a tornado on the ground for about a half hour.

Initially the twister developed just northwest of Elk City, which is along Interstate 40 in extreme western Oklahoma.

The storm then tracked northeast, moving through the southern portion of Hammon, a small town with a population around 500.

The county barn and 4 homes were destroyed with some damage reported to other structures.

More severe weather is possible today in the mid-south, with an even larger outbreak possible on Wednesday.


Two storm systems tracking across the nation are expected to deliver a wet period to much of the lower 48 states.

Below is a map for forecasted total precipitation between now and the upcoming weekend.

The bullseye looks to be around the New York City area, north Florida, and along the extreme northwest coastline of the US.

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