Tornados Suck

Brule

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Two days ago a town of 300 was destroyed an hour away from where I live. My brother's house was missed about a city block. It was nuts, as a funnel cloud was forming directly over my house. And just to make sure mother nature screws us over again, we just got another Thunderstorm Warning as I write this today. It'll be a tornado warning in a few minutes. I've seen several tornados in my life, but this year has just started and I've seen swirling clouds and hail big enough to smash through car windows.

Anyone else out there that was hit hard by these storms? I've got to get offline before lightning toasts my machine as the thunder's starting to get a bit too loud. At least we don't get earthquakes, and only the occassional hurricane.
 

gistech1978

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yes.
ive liked in OK my whole life although ive never seen a tornado.

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check that site every day.
its usually right on. and it was again today.

the day 1 outlook, specifically.
 

nakedfrog

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Yeah, but I'm more or less in the city so I don't have any real concern about it. I don't think any big cities in NE have been hit hard since the 70s.
I do know someone whose house took a direct lightning strike... apparently nothing works now :p
 

Descartes

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I live in Tulsa, so although I'm in the valley I rarely see a tornado in the city. I used to see them all the time up around the Kansas border. I have a deep interest in atmospheric physics and meteorology, so I'm fascinated by them so long as no one is hurt. In the plains of Kansas they're fascinating to watch..... from miles away.
 

PanzerIV

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It seems here in MS anytime we get a few clouds and rain in the summertime we have a tornado warning. There have been at least three neighborhoods within 30 miles of me that have been destroyed by twisters in the last ten years.
 

waggy

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we have had tornado warnings every night for the last week. its getting tiresome.
 

CanOWorms

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I grew up in Huntsville, AL... it's usually the most or second-most tornado-prone city. There were always tornado warnings or watches. You become pretty numb to it all after a while.
 

Bleep

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Brule:

is that your town? If so, my dad was born there. I am in NP and we missed the worst but had wind of 50 to 60 mph with driving rain but my friend in Maxwell lost his barn, chicken house, and a lot of trees.
The only down thing about living in the midwest where the air is clean and crime almost non exiistant. is the weather in the spring.

Bleep
 

Rapidskies

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I live in Omaha and it is raining/blowing very hard right now and we are in a tornado warning. Sucks about Hammal :(
 

Jmmsbnd007

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<-- Omaha, NE
25% chance of a tornado tonight, plus a 10% or greater chance of an F2 or higher tornado. I've never seen it this bad before.
 

Mill

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Major damage reported in Albany.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
MOC081-242330-

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
557 PM CDT MON MAY 24 2004

...A TORNADO EMERGENCY CONTINUES FOR HARRISON COUNTY...

AT 553 PM CDT...A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
2 TO 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF BETHANY...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RIDGEWAY BY 605 PM CDT.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS
STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE
IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
610 PM CDT MON MAY 24 2004

...A TORNADO EMERGENCY CONTINUES FOR HARRISON COUNTY UNTIL 630 PM
CDT...

AT 606 PM CDT...TWO TORNADOES WERE LOCATED ACROSS HARRISON COUNTY.
ONE WAS LOCATED JUST NORTHWEST OF BETHANY...WITH ANOTHER TORNADO
JUST SOUTH OF BETHANY. BOTH STORMS WERE MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS
STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE
IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!

DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO...LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY...SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
MOC117-242345-

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
618 PM CDT MON MAY 24 2004

...A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY UNTIL 645 PM CDT...

AT 614 PM CDT...A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
JUST EAST OF CHILLICOTHE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED TRACTOR TRAILERS BEING BLOWN OVER.


THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
WHEELING BY 625 PM CDT.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS
STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE
IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!
 

Brule

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Originally posted by: Bleep
Brule:

is that your town? If so, my dad was born there. I am in NP and we missed the worst but had wind of 50 to 60 mph with driving rain but my friend in Maxwell lost his barn, chicken house, and a lot of trees.
The only down thing about living in the midwest where the air is clean and crime almost non exiistant. is the weather in the spring.

Bleep

I live almost exactly halfway between Lincoln and GI. They classified the one that hit hallam as an F4. It looked like it was going to be bad today but it headed south and hit Hebron. They say it was right above Oak today, where I've worked before. The crops aren't high enough to really show a path. It's weird that Lincoln/Omaha haven't been hit for so long. Perhaps GI took it all in one night.

To those not familar with what happened in Grand Island, Ne on June 3, 1980, the town was hit by 7 in one night. Three of them spun clockwise, a very rare thing, and the town was destroyed. Since then most major cities have avoided problems.
 

Brule

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I need a digital camera too. Wish I could post pics of the hail that literally hit me on the head during a mad 10 yard dash from my truck to the door.
 

Maverick

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had tons of warnings in KC last night

then it barely rained....such BS weathermen they have over here.
 

FoBoT

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we had it easy last night, one storm passed close about 10 pm , just some rain and modest thunder

not bad at all compared to other parts of MO / NE / IA / KS
 

nakedfrog

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Originally posted by: Jmmsbnd007
<-- Omaha, NE
25% chance of a tornado tonight, plus a 10% or greater chance of an F2 or higher tornado. I've never seen it this bad before.

Not been here that long? I swear we had almost the exact same storm from last night about a year ago. I took video of the hail coming down into the yard :)
 

Iron Woode

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Where I live, London Ontario, we are at the centre of our tornado alley. Already this month 3 tornadoes hit west of London. Back in 1979 Woodstock Ontario (half hour west of London) was 70% destroyed by a huge tornado. I was told by my one ex GF (Tracy) that she was almost killed by it.

Give these storms the respect they deserve.
 

foolish501

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i live in des moines, iowa, i've only been here 4 years, and i'm used to all the tornado's, especially in may. tornado's never touch down less than 10 miles away from the metro area, so when the sirens go, i go on with my business
 

Brule

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I just about reach the point of ignoring them, then a storm destroys a building/house/town and it grabs my attention. Metro areas are supposed to be a bit safer because of updrafts, but also they watch the storms closer. When you live in a rural area is when it can get a bit scary.
 

oniq

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I'm in Connecticut and there was some nasty storms a couple nights ago. One in particular had a tornado touch down a few miles (~10-15miles) from me.