A Sad Day for Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states hit by severe wx


http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/080205_rpts.html

The above map and link are to the Storm Prediction Center’s storm reports from 2008-02-05 where at least 48 people died. Very sad in any weather situation to have one person die. With today’s technology, these kind of numbers are disturbing. The National Weather Service did a great job getting the word out about the potential. I can’t attest to warnings because I’m not in the affected areas. I’m sure someone didn’t hear the warning, they always do. But from the 7am issuance of SPC’s Day One Outlook, it was a High Risk, the word should have gotten out. SPC and NWS units did a great job on this event, a rarity for early February.

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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