Update May 27, 2011: reported deaths now up to 135
Subject: Interesting weather post about Joplin
Date: Thu, May 26, 2011
To: Ken Adachi
I wanted to bring something to your attention concerning the Joplin, Mo tornado the
other day. I regularly read and sometimes post on internet weather forums, and I
noted an interesting post from a comment about the Joplin tornado. (Of course, most
people on these forums don't understand or even realize the manipulation occurring
through scalar weather modification). Anyway, here it is:
"I'm curious if anyone has seen a similar situation to the Joplin
tornado. The tornado popped up right outside of Joplin and then grew
into EF-4+ within 30 seconds. It then plowed completely through the
city and lifted. When the warning was initially put out, I would never
have thought that a monster tornado would have enough time to develop
and hit Joplin. I always thought these kinds of deadly tornadoes were
produced after a much longer time on the ground, and after much
cycling. Plus the shear wasn't even overly outrageous. I guess it really shows that CAPE plays a big role."
The cycling he refers to is the natural life of a storm which weakens and
strengthens gradually over time as it gets better organized and better warm moist
inflow. He has pretty much summarized the artificiality of that storm without
realizing it. And CAPE means Convective Available Potential Energy, which refers to
the amount of energy a storm can capture due to surface heating/instability during
the day. I personally don't think CAPE by itself could explain the oddness and
ferocity of that tornado.Anyway, just though I would share that interesting tidbit
regarding that event. Also, I'm glad you brought up the youtube blogger Dutchsinse,
as his videos do a good job of showing the weather games in action.
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