|News - Latest|
|Written by Dick McGowan|
|Friday, 23 March 2012 21:55|
r blowing a forecast on Sunday and missing out on tornadoes in Western Oklahoma, the TVN team redeemed themselves on Monday evening near Lytle, TX--just southwest of San Antonio, TX. The day began in Norman, departing at 10 a.m. after only sleeping a few hours from the night before. A cold pool had developed into southern Oklahoma into southwest TX and we began to wonder if tornadoes were possible for that day. Luckily, as we headed south from Alvarado, TX, we noticed some storms trying to form on a weak dryline southwest of San Antonio on the mexican border. They were moving extremely slow, and were within reach, so we blasted south on I-35. We initially thought that the storms forming west of Austin along a cold pool, which seemed to be washing out, could potentially produce, and after witnessing a tornado-warned one near Llano, TX, we immediately dropped those for the ones SW of San Antonio. After getting around San Antonio, and onto I-35, we witnessed power flashes back to our north and turned back around--witnessing a developing tornado that started out as a cone, then morphed into an elephant trunk, and finally widened into a stout stovepipe--and lasted approximately 10 minutes. The National Weather Service in San Antonio rated this tornado an EF-2 where it did damage very near Lytle, TX.
A deadly tornado struck Opdyke, IL today, where one was killed and two others were injured. An upper-level low was responsible for these low-topped supercells, where numerous tornadoes, most brief and weak, were reported. All eyes are shifted towards this Monday for portions of South Dakota and Northern Nebraska for severe weather. Stay tuned!
Also, if you haven't already, sign up for the new TVNWeather.com, there will be HUGE announcements coming up in the near future. TVN is going back to our grassroots. Don't miss out!
Check out our latest videos, below, of the San Antonio tornado and another video of a thrilling intercept and INTENSE behind-the-scenes look at the Wakita, OK tornado that nearly took out our medic vehicle!
|Last Updated on Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:41|