By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 29, 2013
Tuesday’s severe weather setup looks like an early-spring storm that pulling warm, humid air out of the Gulf of Mexico. That warmth will fuel the thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley.
Impacts from the storms include damaging winds, quarter- to half dollar-size hail and, possibly, large, long-lived tornados.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards reported that “the storm will eject from the Southwest into the Plains on Tuesday, setting the stage for a multi-day severe weather outbreak across the South.
This system will interact with warm, moist air to spark a round of severe thunderstorms beginning late Tuesday across a zone from St. Louis through Little Rock and even close to Dallas, Texas.”
Read Midweek Severe Weather for Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta for more details about the set-up for the severe weather.
Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes with no warning. Get to a storm shelter or sturdy building if a tornado approaches, staying away from doors and windows.
10:01 a.m. EST Tuesday: A 70-mph wind gust whipped through Washington County, Okla., two miles east northeast of Copan.
9:50 a.m. EST Tuesday: Penny-sized hail spotted in Pettis County, Mo.
9:30 a.m. EST Tuesday: A 60-mph thunderstorm wind gust was reported in Chautauqua County, Kan., southeast of Wichita, Kan.
9:20 a.m. EST Tuesday: Reports of 1-inch hail in Kay, Garfield, Kingfisher and Custer counties, Okla.
9:00 a.m. EST Tuesday: The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Okla., tweeted “Classic OK weather day – severe storms, strong winds, high wildfire potential and snow.”