TORNADO WARNING!!!

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 13, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    The weather in the plains can be really striking...
    In an hour at the gym the skies went from mostly clear to huge build up and threatening... now the city (Wichita) under a Tornado Warning. This does get a little old. Would rather not see an F5 like in 1991.

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  • Timbales

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    Jun 13, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    we had tornado warnings this week, we've had a rash of very nasty thunderstorms
  • Hagan_F

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    Jun 13, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidThe weather in the plains can be really striking...
    In an hour at the gym the skies went from mostly clear to huge build up and threatening... now the city (Wichita) under a Tornado Warning. This does get a little old. Would rather not see an F5 like in 1991.

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    If you don't like the weather in Wichita, wait a minute...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 13, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Yeah Hagan I know how that is... it looks like the tornado is in Butler county now, south of Augusta.
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    Jun 13, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    bring it on. wisconsin weather has been sucking so bad the last week. we have beaten all our records and this is the rainyest month in the history of wisco. also every time a tornado warning dies another starts somewhere else. me and all the employees had to wrangle up customers and shove them in the basement at macys. they werent happy.
  • metalxracr

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    Jun 13, 2008 7:22 AM GMT
    Living around tornado alley area can get annoying!! When I lived in that area in Texas I started ignoring them, which can be a stupid idea, but they get old real quick when it's every other day during this season. And the week before I moved out to LA I got hail damage on my car! But it's fixed now!

    However, I do miss real thunderstorms! The clouds looking amazing too. I now get wimpy over cast that just lightly pours with no wind, which I'm still not quit used to! At least there is no hail!
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    Jun 13, 2008 8:21 AM GMT
    The Omaha area got hit twice from tornadoes since Saturday, Wednesday night 4 boy scout were killed just north of Omaha. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 13, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    metalxracr saidLiving around tornado alley area can get annoying!! When I lived in that area in Texas I started ignoring them, which can be a stupid idea, but they get old real quick when it's every other day during this season. And the week before I moved out to LA I got hail damage on my car! But it's fixed now!

    However, I do miss real thunderstorms! The clouds looking amazing too. I now get wimpy over cast that just lightly pours with no wind, which I'm still not quit used to! At least there is no hail!



    hahahahaha...That is exactly what I grew up around. So imagine how I felt when I spent four years down in southeast Texas (at Rice U. for college) where crazy thunderstorms pop up out of nowhere and unleash some of the worst thunder and lightning known to man! Sometimes the thunder would be so strong it would shake my dorm and cause most of the car alarms to go off in the parking lot.

    I'll admit, growing up in Cali made me a weather whoosie. When it would lightning and thunder, I would e-mail my professors and explain how the lightning and thunder were keeping me from leaving my dorm and coming to class....LOL...so sad!!!icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif
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    Jun 13, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    On Wednesday, I about gave myself a heart attack when the sirens went off...

    ...until I remembered they test them 2nd Weds of the month at 11am!

  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jun 13, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    Here in mid Michigan tornadoes are relatively rare. tornado warnings, on the other hand, are not. I seem to have a knack for being at the gym when the warnings occur, and having to go down to one of the basketball courts in the basement. I think it happened 4 times over the past week? It's gotten to the point where I'm hesitant to go into the weight/cardio room without a book, given that we're generally not given time to get to our lockers when a warning is sounded, and I'd like to have something to do in that half hour/hour in the basement.
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    Jun 13, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    I'll trade that for Katrinaicon_cry.gif
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    Jun 13, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Here in Phoenix all we have to do is choose which chaise lounge to collapse into after swimming laps. The blue skies and palm trees swaying in the slight breeze......it's a rough life!
  • Nudista

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    Jun 13, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    Its incredible the damage/destruction that a twister can cause in matter of seconds. I'm sure its got to be somewhat annoying to have these warnings come up all the time for those in Tornado alley...but considering the consequences of ignoring the wrong warning, its always best to go through the drill.

    Down here in South Fla...its the same every year w/hurricane season, except that I'm one of the few that runs TO the core of these beasts whenever they are landfalling in the Central/South Florida area. Documenting their landfall is an incredible rush...although extremely dangerous if you don't know exactly what you are doing.

    All in all...best bet is to listen to any warnings no matter how inconvenient it is.
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    Jun 13, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    Kansan, make sure you have those ruby slippers handy in case you get blown off to someplace funky. Never know when they might come in handy...

    Here in the inland Northwest, summer's refused to come. After the snowiest winter (by far) in the seven years I've been here, we've had the coolest spring on record since something like 1917. It snowed the other day. The only summer tan I've got so far has come from the inside of a booth.

    Today, though, it's kinda pretty out. Time to mow the lawn and get in some outdoor running before the weather gets dreary again.
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    Jun 13, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    Tornadoes, scary stuff. Even Toronto had a tornado warning last week. As Timberoo indicated the Northeast has had some very nasty thunderstorms going through recently. More tonight.

    Z_squared you are having the same weather as BC and Alberta. Highs in the low to mid 50's. Friggin cold for this time of year. Toronto is basking in the mid to high 70's. Life is good. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 13, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    I could never understand all the negative comments about California and the earthquakes when every year (without exception) many places across the US get hit and devastated by tornados and hurricanes. We get hit with a damaging earthquake about ever 50 years it seems. In between that, it's sunshine, but it is HOT! LOL

    Head for the bunker!
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    Jun 13, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    orthojock said[quote][cite]metalxracr said[/cite]Living around tornado alley area can get annoying!! When I lived in that area in Texas I started ignoring them, which can be a stupid idea, but they get old real quick when it's every other day during this season. And the week before I moved out to LA I got hail damage on my car! But it's fixed now!

    However, I do miss real thunderstorms! The clouds looking amazing too. I now get wimpy over cast that just lightly pours with no wind, which I'm still not quit used to! At least there is no hail!



    hahahahaha...That is exactly what I grew up around. So imagine how I felt when I spent four years down in southeast Texas (at Rice U. for college) where crazy thunderstorms pop up out of nowhere and unleash some of the worst thunder and lightning known to man! Sometimes the thunder would be so strong it would shake my dorm and cause most of the car alarms to go off in the parking lot.

    I'll admit, growing up in Cali made me a weather whoosie. When it would lightning and thunder, I would e-mail my professors and explain how the lightning and thunder were keeping me from leaving my dorm and coming to class....LOL...so sad!!!icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif[/quote]


    I've got to ask...did any of the professors have any interesting replies to your excuse???
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    Jun 13, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI could never understand all the negative comments about California and the earthquakes when every year (without exception) many places across the US get hit and devastated by tornados and hurricanes. We get hit with a damaging earthquake about ever 50 years it seems. In between that, it's sunshine, but it is HOT! LOL

    Head for the bunker!


    True i'd pick cali anyday over the middle America. BUTTTTT to be fair ya'll have thous nasty wiildfires.
  • dfrourke

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    Jun 13, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    Anyone hear from FASTPROF lately? He's a storm chaser and I know he was driving around earlier looking for tornados to chase...what a crazy profession!icon_eek.gif

    I don't miss the tornados, but I miss some of the ridiculously big thunderstorms of the midwest...we just don't get those here in San Francisco...barely any thunder and lightening...actually this year we barely received any rain...which is why we are on fire everywhere...

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  • auryn

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    Jun 13, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    On the plus side, you guys have some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.
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    Jun 13, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    dfrourke saidAnyone hear from FASTPROF lately? He's a storm chaser and I know he was driving around earlier looking for tornados to chase...what a crazy profession!icon_eek.gif


    I'm here, Mr. Rourke. Just got back last week. Spent most of the time in Kansas....and had a couple of wild and wooley days around central KS. Could have saved myself lots of money and travel time if I had just pulled in to Quinter, KS, plopped down a lawn chair, sipped iced tea and waited....on one day they had three tornadoes move through the same part of town...


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    Jun 14, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    LyteFyre said[quote][cite]orthojock said[/cite][quote][cite]metalxracr said[/cite]Living around tornado alley area can get annoying!! When I lived in that area in Texas I started ignoring them, which can be a stupid idea, but they get old real quick when it's every other day during this season. And the week before I moved out to LA I got hail damage on my car! But it's fixed now!

    However, I do miss real thunderstorms! The clouds looking amazing too. I now get wimpy over cast that just lightly pours with no wind, which I'm still not quit used to! At least there is no hail!



    hahahahaha...That is exactly what I grew up around. So imagine how I felt when I spent four years down in southeast Texas (at Rice U. for college) where crazy thunderstorms pop up out of nowhere and unleash some of the worst thunder and lightning known to man! Sometimes the thunder would be so strong it would shake my dorm and cause most of the car alarms to go off in the parking lot.

    I'll admit, growing up in Cali made me a weather whoosie. When it would lightning and thunder, I would e-mail my professors and explain how the lightning and thunder were keeping me from leaving my dorm and coming to class....LOL...so sad!!!icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif[/quote]


    I've got to ask...did any of the professors have any interesting replies to your excuse???[/quote]

    One I actually knew well, trained with, and was really cool with actually called me a soft and pink pansy when I e-mailed him...hahahahaha

    All my other profs just laughed at me!
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Sean_85 said[quote][cite]eb925guy said[/cite]I could never understand all the negative comments about California and the earthquakes when every year (without exception) many places across the US get hit and devastated by tornados and hurricanes. We get hit with a damaging earthquake about ever 50 years it seems. In between that, it's sunshine, but it is HOT! LOL

    Head for the bunker!


    True i'd pick cali anyday over the middle America. BUTTTTT to be fair ya'll have thous nasty wiildfires.[/quote]


    ummm yeah but those occur either way out in the styx or in the foothills and canyons (i.e. malibu, hills east of San Diego)