Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Morning Tornado Warning

We've got some storms moving in to the KFVS viewing area this morning.

A Tornado Warning is in effect until 10:45am CT for parts of St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve counties in southeast Missouri. Some of the cities included in the warning include Farmington, Weingarten, Libertyville, and Coffman.

Here is a look at the radar image from the St. Louis NWS site at 10:23am this morning.


The warning is based off of radar and nothing has been spotted. I've been keeping an eye on it and I haven't noticed too much rotation with the storm.

The complex of storms is beginning to move in to southern Illinois and further south in to southeast Missouri. The big question is how much momentum is there behind the complex and how long will it hold together. I wouldn't be surprised to see the complex start to fizzle out in the next hour or so. However, the complex is moving in to a fairly unstable air mass.

At its current speed and motion rain will start to move in to Carbondale, Il, Benton, Il, and Greenville, Mo around 11:05am, and if the storm continues to hold together Cape Girardeau, Mo around 11:35am, Bloomfield, Mo around 11:40am. (All times approximate.)

Currently, there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is in effect until 1pm CT that includes the following counties in southeast Missouri: Iron, Madison, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and in southern Illinois: Randolph and Washington.

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