[Geowanking] Tornado damage overlays

Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at webweaving.org
Mon Jun 6 08:12:47 PDT 2011


Have a look at the METARs (http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/metar.shtml) distributed by NESDIS.

Quite easy to parse.

Dw (who does something very similar on the iPad/iPhone with AshNotCash (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ash-not-cash-viewer-for-volcanic/id373047872?mt=8 -- in general NESDIS is a wonderful source)

On 6 Jun 2011, at 16:04, B.K. DeLong wrote:
> 
> One could probably easily make an overlay based on the preliminary report from the NWS:
> 
> http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html
> 
> ..EF3 TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM WESTFIELD TO CHARLTON  
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> LOCATION...WESTFIELD TO CHARLTON IN HAMPDEN AND WORCESTER COUNTIES  
> DATE...JUNE 1 2011  
> ESTIMATED TIME...417 PM TO 527 PM EDT  
> MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF3  
> ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...160 MPH  
> 
> 
> MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...ONE HALF MILE  
> 
> PATH LENGTH...39.0 MILES  
> BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.10N / 72.75W  
> ENDING LAT/LON...42.10N / 71.99W  
> * FATALITIES...4  
> * INJURIES...200  
>   
> * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
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> CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
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> STORM DATA.  
> 
> *snip*
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Bob Basques <Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
> http://www.tornadopaths.org/
> 
> The data comes from :
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> NSSL (Severe Storms Lab)
> 
> 
> This is something I'm interested in as well.  The above service didnt work out for me in a recent projewct because the trails don't appear until about a month after the event.  There may be some more recent posting of data at the NSSL site however.
> 
> bobb
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> >>> Roger Diercks <roger.diercks at live.com> wrote:
> Have you tried the Storm Prediction Center’s SVRGIS page? http://www.spc.noaa.gov/gis/svrgis/
>  
> I grabbed the 1950-2010 data set found there and put it Fusion Tables, but haven’t done anything with it beyond that. http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?dsrcid=894938
>  
> Roger
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>  
> From: Harry Tasset
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 3:46 PM
> To: Geo Wanking
> Subject: [Geowanking] Tornado damage overlays
>  
> Just wondering if anyone out there knows of any overlays showing the path of destruction for historical
> and recent tornadoes?  I have done several searches to no avail.  It would seem to be a valuable tool
> for search & rescue, especially if it showed the scatter patterns of the historical Enhanced Fujita Scale
> tornadoes.  Ground swirl patterns (cycloidal marks) may also be analyzed. (Wikipedia)
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