CNN BREAKING NEWS
More Severe Weather Expected for Today
Aired November 11, 2002 - 07:47 ET
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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: Also going to watch the weather wise (ph). Where are we going? Chad? Is he there? Is he there?
CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes.
HEMMER: Chad -- hey, good morning to you. Sorry about the interruption right there.
But you were talking about an hour ago about the possibility of a tornado warning right in the D.C. area, moving through the urban section of that. A lot of people don't think about tornadoes in cities, but they do happen -- good morning.
MYERS: Well, you know, I worked in Oklahoma City for many years, and everybody said, oh, we're a city, we have a heat island, the tornado will never come. Well, obviously, a few years ago, we had the F-4 and the F-5 roll right through the southeast part of that city.
No, there is no such thing as a block or a heat island or a dome effect for any big city. If a tornado wants to go that way, it's just a random luck or un-luck of the draw, depending on where that town happens to be.
And right now, we have a couple of tornado warnings -- one for Jefferson County in east central Georgia, and still for Newberry County in South Carolina.
The line of storms are still moving to the east rather slowly now. The storms are all moving to the northeast about 45 or 50, and the tornado warning that we had for D.C. about an hour-and-a-half ago has long since been allowed to expire. But obviously, you see the rain there with the president, and it's still going to be raining for much of the morning hours.
And there's some heavier rain back out here -- yellow rain, which means that it's heavy at times, but not the severe thunderstorms like they're having now from St. Charles County all the way over there into the Chesapeake Bay area, and eventually, even over to the eastern shore.
So, yes, there will be more weather today. There will be more severe weather across the east and down to the south right along this cold front.
And, Bill, we always talk about the clash between the cold and the warm, and that's where the severe weather breaks out. In the summertime or in the spring time, we have the cold air that is trying to get pushed back by the warm air, because Mother Nature says, oh, it's spring, let's go that way. I'll have more on that later -- Paula.
PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: Thanks, Chad.
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