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    Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    70,000 ft is the max reported by NEXRAD, so the storm might actually be above 70,000 ft.

    It would not be good to be in the path of this storm...


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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    wow. Can you say 'hail?'



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    It would be crazy scary to fly through that storm.



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Quote Originally Posted by tzjung View Post
    It would be dumb and probably deadly to fly through that storm.
    Fixed it for you...


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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Looks like planes are DFW are definitely avoiding it. Of course flying around it should not be that hard since the storm is not over any major area right now.

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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Looks like planes are DFW are definitely avoiding it. Of course flying around it should not be that hard since the storm is not over any major area right now.

    FlightAware > Airport Activity > Dallas/Fort Worth Intl Airport (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX) [KDFW]
    Ah . . . Flight tracker. How I missed you.

    That is one nasty Texas sized storm though.



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Y'all just go a head and keep that stuff up there please!



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    75 mph wind gusts and baseball sized hail according to the NWS thunderstorm warning.



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Ugh. It's bad, but I'm jealous. I always feed disappointed when this sort of thing misses where I'm living...



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Which way is it headed?

    headed east/southeast as far as I can tell. Not sure if the link will work, but wow!

    http://www.news8austin.com/content/W...teView=animate


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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Quote Originally Posted by TxCycloneFan View Post
    Which way is it headed?
    AT 538 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL SIZE HAIL...AND
    DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 15
    MILES WEST OF HAMILTON...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A
    DANGEROUS STORM! SEEK SHELTER NOW! DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH
    THIS STORM!



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Here's the latest view of it...looks quite nasty...





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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    Here's the rainfall totals for the last hour...





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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops



    getting close to the rents.



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    Re: Something you don't see every day...70,000 ft echo tops

    AT 538 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL SIZE HAIL...AND
    DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 15
    MILES WEST OF HAMILTON...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A
    DANGEROUS STORM! SEEK SHELTER NOW! DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH
    THIS STORM!
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