Add that into the 3 dead in Gatlinburg from fires.
Stay informed if you live in Georgia, Tennessee or the Carolinas
You might want to add this to your Twitter Feed:
When that white frontal boundary below looks like a tornado.
As the tail of the front dips down into the Gulf of Mexico.
Mixing up warm tropical air with a cold front.
This time of year is a mini Tornado Season.
Spring and Fall both bring severe weather.
And for the same reasons.
You can see this on the loop below that we use during Hurricane Season.
Watch the last part of the loop.
Gulf Moisture streaming NE up towards the Danger Zone.
Gets kind of sucked into the frontal boundary.
And then things get wicked fast!
In the last few minutes the death toll has risen to five.
Stay informed today please if you live in the area in the warnings.
Also worth mentioning the frost and freeze line is oozing SE slowly.
Stay tuned. Stay safe.
If you live in an area highlighted in green or yellow.
Pay close attention to your local weather.
Again put the words weather and your Zipcode into Google.
Doesn't get easier than that.
Luckily Smart Phones keep us informed.
Or NWS (Your Zipcode)
Click on the link.
You get this:
Click on the link highlighted in red if there is one.
Takes you to this warning.
I say this for those who are not weather professionals. I don't put this up here for those of us who have 3 apps on our phones and are about to delete one and add a new one as we aren't happy with one of our apps. I don't say this for retired meteorologists or students at FSU hoping one day to work at the NWS or NHC. I say this for the people who read my blog and don't want to be taken unaware. Many in Tennessee complained they were not aware of the dangers of the fast moving fire. The fire moved fast, however those watching and paying attention to the National Weather Service updates were informed. They don't get prime press time on the news prior to every day weather and the people showing the news at 5 PM only get a few minutes to tell you what is going on. Now days we have apps on our phones that get lost or we ignore them while busy with our lives. Smart phones beep warnings at us and it doesn't get better than that.....well if you have the sound turned on. So many of us mute our phones and look down at them to see what's new.
Another good place to look for your local weather is down at the bottom of Spaghetti Models.
Bottom Right. Nice little map of the USA with stars across it. Make maps great again is what I say..
Click on a star and it takes you to a grip of local maps. Great resource.
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