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Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans  
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

The National Weather Service in Ft. Worth, TX, has just issued a tornado warning for an area about thirty miles west of me. It is moving east at approximately thirty miles per hour.

If you don't hear from me by morning, wait longer.

BAB  wave 


I'm just skipping stones...
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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Thread starter):
The National Weather Service in Ft. Worth, TX, has just issued a tornado warning for an area about thirty miles west of me. It is moving east at approximately thirty miles per hour.

Another one 60 miles west of me, another one over near Junction. A couple different lines will be moving through, we'll be under the gun until 2-4 am. Be safe out there, BAB and others in central and east Texas!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 1):

Another one 60 miles west of me, another one over near Junction. A couple different lines will be moving through, we'll be under the gun until 2-4 am. Be safe out there, BAB and others in central and east Texas!

Thanks. I've already experienced a brief power outage in the middle of the Stars - Avs game. If the storms continue moving the way they are, looks like SAT would be spared. I hope everyone else in Texas has a safe night!


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Tornado reported on the ground in the middle of Houston, Harris County under TVS Warning, storm has 50,000 foot tops and large hail. Central to eastern Harris County under the gun.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

we had some brush through last night, hail , and very strong winds. of course no tornadoes touched in our area ( AMA ) thankfully. although its inevitable one will this year (tornado alley cough cough).




Garri767


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

The high winds also knocked the planes around at Gainesville, about 30 miles north of DFW.



http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/04/29/texas.storms/index.html



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 5):
The high winds also knocked the planes around at Gainesville, about 30 miles north of DFW.

That storm had previously spawned a tornado in Parker and Palo Pinto Counties, just to the west of Fort Worth. At it's peak, the storm had 60,000 foot cloud tops, hail up to baseball size, the tornado, and many instances of mesocyclones. It was an interesting night around here!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Texas is truly a wonderful place. I went to an antique radion auction here in Iowa and there was a table radio, mid fifties, coulda been a Watterson, had a storm detector on it. Right next to the tuner was an analog gauge that would flicker and jump around when there was some storm type rf going on. I turned away for a moment and it sold for seventeen bucks. Still kicking myself.

Course we get a few of those tornado thangs here in el Norte too. That's why a bunch of the houses out in the country have tornado cellars.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Every warning siren in the county is wailing! Multiple tornados are on the ground. I've never heard one siren go off during a storm in twenty-five years, much less all of them.

Head for the hills!

BAB~Yeehaw  bouncy 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Hunker-down boys! It's gonna be a ride!

(0047 hrs 05-06-06)
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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 7):
I went to an antique radion auction here in Iowa and there was a table radio, mid fifties, coulda been a Watterson, had a storm detector on it. Right next to the tuner was an analog gauge that would flicker and jump around when there was some storm type rf going on.

I've read that if you turn a tv set with an antenna to channel two, and darken the picture..if you see it getting white, you have a serious stom in your area. (NOAA radio's a lot more reliable, and I highly recommend it to anyone who experiences any sort of severe weather. A lot better than hoping the sirens wake you up in your sleep!!)
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I'm still in OH...as is my mom, sister and girlfriend...Now I'll be back in the crummy storm weather in like 10 days...super...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

I'm posting from my phone now. All power is out. the trees outside are on their sides. the wind sounds like a jet engine. one 'nado touched down about a mile west and passed 1/4 mile to the north. another is following the same track now. there hasn't been a 'nado in Waco proper in over fifty years. Wild!!!


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Where did CNN dig up that picture for their story!?



User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 12):
Waco proper in over fifty years. Wild!!!

Because it's too boring

[Edited 2006-05-06 16:14:51]


Go big or go home
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Woke up at 0150 to what sounded like a freight train roaring outside my apartment. Ran into the closet, grabbed a spare mattress in there, waited til it had passed. Fun times.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 15):
Woke up at 0150 to what sounded like a freight train roaring outside my apartment. Ran into the closet, grabbed a spare mattress in there, waited til it had passed. Fun times.

Texan

You're still here? Does this mean I don't get my tie? scratchchin 


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Here in IAH, we got ours around 0500. I gotta admit that it was one of the worst storms I've been through short of Alicia in '83.

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 13):
Where did CNN dig up that picture for their story!?

That is actually Gainesville Regional Airport here in North Texas  Smile They do not have much in the way of new airplanes  Silly

And, yes, Nordair, I'm still around so you will not be receiving my favorite tie!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6923 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

It's not the tornados and t-storms I'm worried about...it's the hurricanes.

User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Well, it's over. I followed suit with Texan, only in the bathroom (my bm schedule is very particular and demanding).

Damage is said to be in the tens of hundreds of dollars Big grin Gotta love the low cost of living here. There is some real damage, though no reports yet of cost.

Anyway, it was hella fun!

BAB

p.s. Walmart's closed  Sad WTF?!?



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