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Old 03-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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More than 85 reported tornadoes so far
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weath...tes_2012-03-02
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Y'all keep safe out there.

I dont know what the weather gods have in store for us this year. The patterns are so jacked up.

Hell yesterday it was 75 and today it is snowing.
And normally WE have the tornadoes here but we havent had anything for two years..

It's just weird.


What is this.. 2012 or something?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Y'all keep safe out there.

I dont know what the weather gods have in store for us this year. The patterns are so jacked up.

Hell yesterday it was 75 and today it is snowing.
And normally WE have the tornadoes here but we havent had anything for two years..

It's just weird.


What is this.. 2012 or something?
We're either gonna have an assload of grass fires or an assload of wicked thunderstorms
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
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We're either gonna have an assload of grass fires or an assload of wicked thunderstorms
i'd rather have the tornadoes than the fires.
A tornado comes at you and you only have minutes or seconds to shit your pants.
Fires... they haunt you for Days before they fuck you.

Considering we didnt have JACK last year.. I mean.. literally.. not even one tornado siren went off here.. I'm scared about this year.

I am Really fearing May 2012.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Its my parents fault. They just left Mt. Washington Ky to go on vacation to Florida. Last year they went on the same trip as the storms were ripping up Alabama and Georgia. They must summon it up when they pack their bags or something

Hope everybody makes it out alright, those things are fucking scary!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys in tornado land

I have lived most of my life in earthquake country, I'll keep the quakes
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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This is a pic one of my fb friends posted up. It was the tornado is Harrisburg, IL.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #33 (permalink)
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i'd rather have the tornadoes than the fires.
A tornado comes at you and you only have minutes or seconds to shit your pants.
Fires... they haunt you for Days before they fuck you.

Considering we didnt have JACK last year.. I mean.. literally.. not even one tornado siren went off here.. I'm scared about this year.

I am Really fearing May 2012.
Same here. Last year was a minor taste of what the Dirty Thirties was all about. I got a full serving of it a couple of days ago. Got a pic up in the POTD thread and that was nothing compared to what I had to get into.

I think it was 2003 or right before then there was an outbreak of like 70 tornadoes in this area one night?
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I am Really fearing May 2012.
Peak of the season

(I'm a twister noob)
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Had sone 3/4" hail this morning. Gonna take a crew down to southern part of the state tomorrow morning. News said marysville is totaled.
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Peak of the season

(I'm a twister noob)
Yup.

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The time of year is a big factor of the intensity and frequency of tornadoes. On average, in the United States as a whole, the month with the most tornadoes is May, followed by the months June, April, and July. There is no "tornado season" though, as tornadoes, including violent tornadoes and major outbreaks, can and do occur anywhere at any time of year if favorable conditions develop. Major tornado outbreaks have occurred in every month of the year.

July is the peak month in Austria, Finland, and Germany.[24] On average, there are around 294 tornadoes throughout the United States during the month of May, and as many as 543 tornadoes have been reported in the month of May alone (in 2003). The months with the fewest tornadoes are usually December and January, although major tornado outbreaks can and sometimes do occur even in those months. In general, in the Midwestern and Plains states, springtime (especially the month of May) is the most active season for tornadoes, while in the far northern states (like Minnesota and Wisconsin), the peak tornado season is usually in the summer months (June and July). In the colder late autumn and winter months (from early December to late February), tornado activity is generally limited to the southern states, where it is possible for warm Gulf of Mexico air to penetrate.

The reason for the peak period for tornado formation being in the spring has much to do with temperature patterns in the U.S. Tornadoes often form when cool, polar air traveling southeastward from the Rockies overrides warm, moist, unstable Gulf of Mexico air in the eastern states. Tornadoes therefore tend to be commonly found in front of a cold front, along with heavy rains, hail, and damaging winds. Since both warm and cold weather are common during the springtime, the conflict between these two air masses tends to be most common in the spring. As the weather warms across the country, the occurrence of tornadoes spreads northward. Tornadoes are also common in the summer and early fall because they can also be triggered by hurricanes, although the tornadoes caused by hurricanes are often much weaker and harder to spot. Winter is the least common time for tornadoes to occur, since hurricane activity is virtually non-existent at this time, and it is more difficult for warm, moist maritime tropical air to take over the frigid Arctic air from Canada, occurrences are found mostly in the Gulf states and Florida during winter (although there have been some notable exceptions). Interestingly, there is a second active tornado season of the year, late October to mid-November. Autumn, like spring, is a time of the year when warm weather alternates with cold weather frequently, especially in the Midwest, but the season is not as active as it is during the springtime and tornado frequencies are higher along the Atlantic Coastal plain as opposed to the Midwest. They usually appear in late summer.
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Our tornado warning siren went off and the power went out. One tornado went north of us and one went south of us. Maybe this stuff will stop so I can sleep.
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Been watching the news since about 3:00 when all hell broke loose around here. I have friends that lives around Heneryville, and everyone is OK. I hate tornadoes, We have had two hit here in my hometown with in the last 5 years.

So far I've heard 8 dead, prayers for those that have lost loved one's.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Damn. Don't envy you guys one bit.

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Found this on yahoo..

http://news.yahoo.com/storms-wreck-i...045011372.html
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People are getting full face helmets to wear during a tornado warning because most of the people that died here in the south last year had died of head trauma. Sounds excessive but its something to think about.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Same here. Last year was a minor taste of what the Dirty Thirties was all about. I got a full serving of it a couple of days ago. Got a pic up in the POTD thread and that was nothing compared to what I had to get into.

I think it was 2003 or right before then there was an outbreak of like 70 tornadoes in this area one night?
Uhh.. IIRC, that was 1995. that was the year I moved back to Amarillo from Lubbock and started working for AA.


Other events were:
March 2006: 1 Million acres burned in wildfires
March 2007: 15 tornadoes up to EF3
April 2007: 13 tornadoes directly hitting Cactus, Tx.
May 2003: 26 tornadoes up to EF2
March 2009: Blizzard for two days. Got 25 inches of snow in 24 hours, setting a record.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/?n=top10_events_decade
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Peak of the season

(I'm a twister noob)

yes. Can start as early as Late February, believe it or not.

May and June are by far the worst. Lots of instability and lots of moisture (well.. lots for us anyway)

July and August get their share, but by then it is way too hot for too long and the atmosphere is stable.. and hot.. and DRY.
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Today the trifecta of tornado weirdness was completed.

My Grandfather was lifted by a tornado, moved about 50 feet, and set down with no injury around 1944 while serving in the Army somewhere in Mississippi.

In 1991 I was working at a grocery store when a small tornado crossed over me while I was pushing shopping carts into the store. As soon as it happened I was reminded of the experience Grandpaw told me happened to him. Random shit blowing in every direction at the same time, everything in your pockets leaving you, not being able to open your eyes, and your ears/nose being filled with dirt.

Today my mother was hoping to drive ahead of the storm after finishing a day of teaching college kids. All went well until she got stuck at three traffic signals that went through a full rotation. Shortly after the blinding rain set in, then the darkness, then the hail. Mom pulled over at a local restaurant where the wind was shaking the shit out of her car and she decided to make a run into the restaurant some 15' away and was blasted by a small tornado on her way into the building. 15' later she was completely soaked head to toe.
I love my Mom but that was a dumb move. She should have stayed in the car.
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I was driving back from Marietta, Ga yesterday afternoon... Wile my wife keep texting me that I will be driving right through several tornadoes. Never saw anything, but the winds were insane and it was 2 handed driving most of the way due to the wind sheer. Just outside Nashville they have measured wind gusts of 102 mph.... Insane.

Got home, warning sirens Are going off in town, but the wind never got too bad. I will be checking the yard for any damaged trees this morning, but I think we came through ok.
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The one that hit haralson co ga was less than 3 miles from mah house. I stood on the porch and listened to it. Scary shit. WAY too close for comfort.
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Im watching the weather closely!! The system MIGHT just go south of me. Im in Rincon GA. I just might load up and haul ass north for day/night
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