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Author Topic: USA Deadly Tornadoes  (Read 5583 times)
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« on: April 28, 2011, 08:13:49 AM »

Alabama as well as many across the South and Midwest in the past week.

Some of these took out the backup power to the warning sirens.
Police cars turned their sirens on wherever they were.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded

http://www.weather.com/ou...of-destruction_2011-04-27

http://maps.google.com/ma....413448,13.051758&z=6
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 08:34:50 AM »

Here is a report from my region as we know so far...

Heavy storms spawn tornadoes, kill at least 14 in the region
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 09:16:39 AM »

We had a couple of tornados drop within seven miles of my house in Arkansas.   Sad
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 09:30:47 AM »

Yeah...I was raised in Arkansas but live in Ohio for now.
I have family in Arkansas and Georgia.
Friends all over the South.

They came close but no one was hurt except power outages.

When the sky turns dark Black/Green and you can touch it.
Or you see the low black wall of clouds coming....
Best be in the basement if you have one.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 09:48:51 AM »

When the sky turns dark Black/Green and you can touch it.
Or you see the low black wall of clouds coming....

Roger that; personally witnessing a wall cloud near you is a surreal experience.  Which part of Arkansas?  I live in Conway.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 09:53:51 AM »

Little Rock and Mayflower (next door to Conway), use to do a lot fishing in Lake Conway and bird hunting N.E. of there.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 10:10:52 AM »

Little Rock and Mayflower (next door to Conway)

Yep, small world.  =]
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 10:20:24 AM »

Some videos:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/m...of-the-tuscaloosa-tornado
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 11:37:21 AM »

If the media would stop trying to sensationalize the weather forecast into a carnival...People might actually start taking the damn thing seriously.

Fancy graphics and babble come flying out of their heads in such a gushing fashion, that if you don't listen carefully you will probably miss the actual "forecast". Enough with the entertaining rhetoric, just answer two questions:
Is it going to rain?
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Do I need a jacket?

They've been predicting "severe" weather every day for the past month or so ... and It ain't even rained yet. And no, they weren't predicting that it was going to be severely hot & dry.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 03:10:15 PM »

SPECIAL REPORT: Storms hit TriCities | TriCities.com
11 videos are in the playlist for it.

I think our local weathermen/storm teams around here saved a lot of lives with lots of coverage of the radar and talking about what they was seeing on the radar.

So I give them a big Thmbsup for how they handled the storms moving through last night.
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 11:15:16 PM »

Is it going to rain?

Here you go, SJ:  http://goingtorain.com
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 11:41:17 PM »

@skywire & cmpm:
I'm from Texarkana, Arkansas, went to college at Hendrix in Conway. Now in the Missouri Ozarks.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 11:44:29 PM »

Really small world.  Hendrix has a beautiful campus.  You should see it these days...lots has changed recently.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2011, 04:15:19 AM »

I'm just happy one of my neighbors learned late yesterday afternoon that his sister, who lives right outside of Tuscaloosa, is ok. And still has her house.

Do I need a jacket?

Look here.

(skwire already provided the link for if it's going to rain.  Thmbsup )

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 04:52:05 AM »


Not quite as straight-to-the-point as goingtorain.com. I had to type in my zip code, then select from a bunch of nearby locations. It was actually slightly confusing.
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2011, 06:38:14 AM »


Not quite as straight-to-the-point as goingtorain.com. I had to type in my zip code, then select from a bunch of nearby locations. It was actually slightly confusing.

GoingToRain requires a zip also, but I already had it saved (long time ago). Next time you visit it jumps to the point. I saved DINAJ now too.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011, 06:45:14 AM »


Not quite as straight-to-the-point as goingtorain.com. I had to type in my zip code, then select from a bunch of nearby locations. It was actually slightly confusing.

GoingToRain requires a zip also, but I already had it saved (long time ago). Next time you visit it jumps to the point. I saved DINAJ now too.

And a simple foul language forecast (I love it!)

I was talking to a friend of mine that lives in Alabama the other day...told him I heard on the news there was grapefruit sized hail down there. He said it was more like bowling balls.
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 07:13:53 AM »


haha wonderful Grin love it thumbs up
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2011, 07:59:41 AM »

When I first moved to Ohio, the sirens would be turned on for any storms.
People ignored them.
Till some Southerner got their ear.

In the south, the sirens mean get inside and take cover-
Tornado is on the ground or good possibility of forming.
Very seriously watched and listened to warnings.

Even the straight wind storms can be deadly.
One blew a freight train off it's tracks.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/...alabama/story?id=13474955

http://www.huffingtonpost...-2011-storm_n_854879.html
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 09:51:32 AM »


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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 11:26:05 AM »


Yepper Gotta save that one to favorites ... When I get home that is.

I'm pretty sure that site would violate the company's AUP ... Which I haven't read ... Since I wrote it... *Shrug*
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2011, 03:13:07 PM »


Not quite as straight-to-the-point as goingtorain.com. I had to type in my zip code, then select from a bunch of nearby locations. It was actually slightly confusing.

Interesting. Mine just pops up NYC - which is close enough since it's weather is either directly overhead where I live, or arriving shortly afterwards. We're approximately 48 miles (77 km) east from Manhattan Island.



From any one of our town beaches, go out onto Long Island Sound (see above) and head west turning past the breakwater of that lovely house. on the right. Continue west and look for the Whitestone and Throgs Neck lighthouse beacons. When you see them, continue west and pass under the RFK Bridge onto the East River. Congrats! You've arrived at The Big Apple about five blocks away from Central Park. Thmbsup

(You can also drive or take the metrorail. But the 'scenery' isn't that great if you do.  Grin)
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2011, 06:11:42 PM »

Another simple weather website, that not only answers the question "Do I need a jacket?" but also defines how heavy that jacket should be, whether you also need sunglasses, umbrella, hat, gloves, scarf, etc...by showing you images of how certain people would look when dressed for the weather.

Obama is the default, but you can also choose from Bender, House, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Lee, and Ashton Kutcher.
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2011, 06:16:27 PM »

Obama[/url] is the default, but you can also choose from Bender, House, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Lee, and Ashton Kutcher.

What? No Chuck Norris???  Cry
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2011, 08:28:11 PM »

Chuck Norris spins too fast before he kicks your lights out... tongue
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