Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oklahoma Tornado

Post #900 (Hard to believe, thanks for reading!)

A true sign of the seasons yesterday as severe thunderstorm and tornado activity was reported across the southern plains of the US. Low pressure, which will become our weekend weather maker, moved from California across the southern plains producing the heavy storms and spawning a tornado near Hammon, Oklahoma. No injuries were reported, but damage was significant and 5 homes were destroyed. Tornado activity typically increases across this region from March into April and May before it shifts northward. On average Oklahoma records 4 March tornadoes, last year there was only one.

Meanwhile Montreal was sunny and a warm 10C yesterday as most of our snow continued to dissolve away. The forecast is for sunny and mild weather into Friday morning before the southern plains storm moves into the region with rain for the weekend.

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