US LATEST: Multi-Day Tornado Outbreak Kills At Least 34, East Coast Flood Threat

Written by on April 30, 2014 in United States of America with 0 Comments

After a truly terrible past few days, the severe weather and tornado threat continues over the Southeast this evening with several spots under a tornado watch and warning as of this writing over parts of Georgia into the Carolinas. A fresh concern with this massive storm system is flooding rains up the East Coast through the next 48 hours as the bulk of the energy and front pushes into the highly populated Eastern coastal plain.

Here’s projected rainfall through just the next 48 hours.

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According to latest reports, as many as 34 are now dead in the wake of this outbreak so far and we still have tonight and tomorrow to get through.

Severe weather reports: 27th

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28th

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Here’s a new graphic produced by the NWS showing preliminary tornado tracks and fatalities.

Source: NOAA

Source: NOAA

This evening and overnight will continue to see a significant severe threat with ongoing tornado watches and warnings from Georgia through parts of the Carolinas.

Here’s today’s severe/tornado risk areas issued by the SPC.

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Tomorrow sees the threat push up into the Richmond, DC-Baltimore areas with dew points soaring to near 70 while dynamics including strong low level jet shifting east for potential tornado production. We could well see a moderate risk issued tomorrow from NC up towards DC.

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Surface chart for early Thursday morning off the ECMWF shows storms and a lot of rain riding up the coastal plain.

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The highest CAPE will be focused on the Carolinas up into Virginia tomorrow afternoon into the evening.

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By 54 hrs or later Thursday, the bulk of the energy including heavy rains has shifted offshore.

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Thankfully, things settle down Thursday into the weekend with heat rebuilding Out West.

Check out that ridge up the West Coast Thursday.

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Here’s the 500mb Saturday showing the trough in the east, ridge in the West and upper energy bringing some storms to Texas.

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Here’s Monday of next week, much better!

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GFS ensembles show troughiness ruling 2 thirds of the country through the next 7 days then a reversal following 7 with western trough, eastern ridge.

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Be sure to check out the video.

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