Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Apr 24, 2014.


  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

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    Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend - Yahoo News
     
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  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Way east of me, but it IS about time to throw a bug bomb in the storm shelter.
     
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I need to make a confession. I am a closet Weather Channel addict, during stormy weather I have been known to watch for hours. Looks like I should monitor things this weekend. I dislike the violence that it causes but I think the weather is an amazing thing.
     
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Just stick me smack dab in the middle of that bright red loop.

    Storm shelter packed and ready and we just got back from a $230.00 trip to the FEED STORE.

    See y'all on the flip side Sunday.
     
  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    One can never tell when a twister may spawn. They are so violently frightening. To think that your home and everything you hold dear could just disappear is hard to imagine. I remember the bunch that hit a few years ago--one after another and some that stayed on the ground for miles.
     
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  6. ReadyYankee

    ReadyYankee Monkey

    Stay safe.

    Tornados where I come from are rare but they do occur. It doesn't take much. An EF1 ripped the roof off a nearby elementary school when I was a kid, killed several students.
     
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    One chased us down a country road once. No turn offs for many miles, and we blew a tire........that was the fastest tire change I've ever seen outside of Nascar.
     
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  8. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    I, too, am a weather channel addict. But my thing is because I am typically where either bad spring/summer weather is, or bad winter is. Somehow I always end up in those kind of places at the wrong time.
     
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  9. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    be careful out there, HK
     
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  10. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Yup, -06, and I was in Joplin a month before the big tornado and a month after. Amazingly scary how much damage it did, and you could see the track it took. Where it was there was nothing, where it was close, damage, and a bit away, untouched. But that monster was big, did an incredible amount of damage.
     
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  11. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    As a kid on our N.C. farm I was in the potato shed with a salt shaker eating raw potatoes. Twister came through and took out our barn just 100 feet away. Parents were going crazy hollering and running about thinking I was in the barn. The heavy rain prevented me from hearing them--sure was glad I was not in the other. We never found some of the things there and some of the tin wrapped the electric wires shorting them out. Twisted our home about 8-10".
     
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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    That's so darn cute that Grandpa (you) checked to make sure they were not in harms way with this predicted weather. That just warms my heart.
     
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  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    alaskachick made him do it, he's less, ah, soft ---
     
  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    [fnny]
     
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We would follow the tornados path in helicopters after a storm. Amazing to see how it's path would wiggle all over the ground.
     
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  17. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Gator 45/70 that would be amazing to see. I think it would make you feel powerless. Tornadoes are so erratic. You never know when they are going to drop.
     
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  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We once had to run a gauntlet of water spouts crossing the Gulf, I think I counted 34 in a 45 minute time span.
     
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  19. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    North Carolina parts of under tornado warning. Stay safe all!
     
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  20. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Ducking and dodging them as I type. One hit about 3 miles from my place.
     
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