TORNADO WARNING!!!

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 10, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    Well I guess we knew our luck so far this spring wouldn't last...
    Now the gym tonight?


    TORNADO WARNING FOR...
    EASTERN KINGMAN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS...
    SOUTHWESTERN SEDGWICK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

    * UNTIL 500 PM CDT

    * AT 430 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
    TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
    DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES WEST OF NORWICH...OR 12 MILES
    SOUTHEAST OF KINGMAN...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
    CHENEY...VIOLA...MURDOCK...GARDEN PLAIN AND LAKE AFTON.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
    STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
    OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
    YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 10, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    Well after a run home and a bunch of hail, it looks like things are calming down......
    Maybe the gym will be a reality this evening yet.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 10, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    Believe it or not... it was as dark as night 10 minutes ago... now SUNSHINE, no wind and all the rain is gone.... Gotta love Kansas!!

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    GYM TIME!!
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    May 11, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    so nothing bad happened...you're alive & still have intranet....rejoice!!!!!
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    May 11, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    woo oklahoma got hit too!! got lucky, it hit below us, dissipated and touched down again after us.
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    May 11, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    Down here in Oz, all I see is blue Sky smiling down on me, nothing but blue Sky do I see.
  • NashRugger

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    May 11, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Being a meteorologist, I've been parked in front of the computer and laptop since 330 and still going.

    A geek's dream, so to speak.
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    May 11, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    It's Kansas. DUH!
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    May 11, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Auntie Em! Auntie Em! It's a twister!icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    Oklahoma is reporting 5 dead from this storm, and many injuries around Norman, where I attended college. I saw my first tornado in Norman in 1967, and was surprised to see tornado shelter signs everywhere, the way we used to see atomic radiation shelter signs in other parts of the country in those years.

    Here's a pic of a damaged Oklahoma trailer park. I've always thought it spooky how tornados almost always hit trailer parks. Does anyone know why that invariably happens?

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  • NashRugger

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    May 11, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    It seems ironic yes, but the fact that there are more trailers in the Southern part of the country plays a sizeable role.

    Come to think of it, the trailer park outside of Norman may not have even been in the tornado's path, but was hit by the extremely intense wrap-around winds south and west of the funnel. Trailers can roll as low as 70mph and blown to bits at 100mph.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 11, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    Tornadoes always seem to smack right into mobile home parks... the one in Andover was hit dead on when the tornado hit in 1991.

    Have sent several messages on Facebook to friends in OKC, hope nothing was mangled too much, hope your ok too....futuresooner.
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    May 11, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidTornadoes always seem to smack right into mobile home parks... the one in Andover was hit dead on when the tornado hit in 1991.

    Have sent several messages on Facebook to friends in OKC, hope nothing was mangled too much, hope your ok too....futuresooner.


    Ha, I'm fine, I'm watching from my office Jacksonville, FL.

    Ah yes, the Andover event, such incredible motion in the cloud as it went through town. I still think that is the most violent rotating motion I've ever seen, even for a F5, but especially at 1/4 mile wide.
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    May 11, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said

    Here's a pic of a damaged Oklahoma trailer park. I've always thought it spooky how tornados almost always hit trailer parks. Does anyone know why that invariably happens?

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    I thought it was settled science that trailer parks cause tornadoes!
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    May 11, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said



    Admit it....
    You started this thread just so that you could have an excuse to put on your red pair of glittery shoes and put on a dress.....I know you.....

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    Barf... but there isn't any place like home!

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    May 11, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidOklahoma is reporting 5 dead from this storm, and many injuries around Norman, where I attended college. I saw my first tornado in Norman in 1967, and was surprised to see tornado shelter signs everywhere, the way we used to see atomic radiation shelter signs in other parts of the country in those years.

    Here's a pic of a damaged Oklahoma trailer park. I've always thought it spooky how tornados almost always hit trailer parks. Does anyone know why that invariably happens?

    100510-tornado-oklahoma-7p.hmedium.jpg


    I heard this from a gay comedian in response to the whole God hates gays issue: "It's God's way of saying 'I DON'T THINK SO'" Complete with hand swishing.
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    May 11, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    It was a very weird storm system all day. Instead of your typical warm humid day, it was cold humid day that ended so nicely.

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    May 11, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    sublstyley saidwoo oklahoma got hit too!! got lucky, it hit below us, dissipated and touched down again after us.

    Thats really was some scary shit! I drove around it today coming home from my Mother's Day trip to Tulsa, Okla. heading south to get back home to Dallas.
    Windy as hell and blowing the car all over the road... icon_eek.gif I'm just glad to be home in one piece.


    my mom was coming down from Edmond at the time, and asked me if she should drive down or stay at work and wait it out, i told her to wait but she didnt listen and drove down... she BARELY missed that dangerous storm on the road!! haha. i scolded her when she got home, but since it was mothers day (for us latinos at least) i spared her most of it icon_razz.gif.

    Norman got hit pretty badly, a lot of my friends that live down there dont have anywhere to go so theyre bunking with other friends that were okay, bad start to the tornado season.
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    May 11, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    My dad was an amateur storm chaser, so when I was a wee one ... I'd travel with him occasionally. I have actually seen two tornadoes in action and I've still get geeked up during severe weather outbreaks. However, I'd be scared s***less if I encountered another tornado. The raw power of nature is seductive, but incredibly frightening when you're in the moment ...
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    May 11, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    chemguy79 saidMy dad was an amateur storm chaser, so when I was a wee one ... I'd travel with him occasionally. I have actually seen two tornadoes in action and I've still get geeked up during severe weather outbreaks. However, I'd be scared s***less if I encountered another tornado. The raw power of nature is seductive, but incredibly frightening when you're in the moment ...


    the tornado sirens make my heart beat fast, in a crazy way, i love it.
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    May 11, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    CHRIS! I hope you are OK! Your area was in a very volatile spot..and I can estimate that It is coming my direction over the day on Tuesday.... Expecting some high winds and heavy rains at the very least...maybe some violent weather as well

    Trailer parks=TORNADO MAGNET

    ...even when Trailers are strapped down with "hurricane straps" they are no match , nor even protection, from the violent winds in a tornado. It has been shown in recent studies that you are safer in a car during a tornado than you are in a trailer/mobile home, or the open fields...and you are NOT safe in a car during a tornado.icon_eek.gif
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    May 11, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    glad you are ok. I love a good storm, but tornadoes scare me. I have been through 4 of them in my life and I take the tornado sirens very seriously. When I used to own my retail shop, my employees used to laugh at me because I took cover every time the sirens went off.
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    May 11, 2010 10:35 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell after a run home and a bunch of hail, it looks like things are calming down......
    Maybe the gym will be a reality this evening yet.
    Scary right? Tornado warning usually means doppler indicated rotation or an official spotting. We get tornado warnings in Florida all the time. Sometimes they actually happen. Or they can be waterspouts too. I remember last summer a friggin funnel passed over my damn house and there wasnt even a warning!
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    May 11, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    I have a question. Why, given that the United States is prone to hurricanes and the like, the hell do they build such flimsy homes???
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    May 11, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    Tornados are awesome! They like destroy shit and shit.