JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4500 posts, RR: 19 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5106 times:
Posting this because 1) I'm a weather junkie and 2) I know we have a lot of Okie users on here...
There's a really bad situation brewing in west Oklahoma and Kansas today. Already received reports of large, multiple-vortex wedge tornadoes on the ground in both states. Looks like the town of Clinton is directly in line with the meso from one of the storms...if any of you guys live here...take precautions immediately!
Pretty early into the season and already we've seen a few good tornadic events. Interesting!!
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5039 times:
I am also a weather junkie and I'll tell you ---- I do not know how you are able to sleep if there is a tornado warning in effect during the night. I keep thinking about that suburb or Oklahoma City...Moore...that got hit not once, but twice in a very short period of time. I watch The Weather Channel often, and every time I see radar images of these huge storms in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas etc... I just shake my head. Here in Southeast Michigan, we may get one or at most two tornado warnings each spring and summer season...when we do get a warning, everyone shows their concern. We have never been hit here in the Detroit area....the Flint area was hit by a huge tornado many, many years ago.
I wish all of the fine residents in the Southwest part of this country all the best...perhaps this year will be quite calm....I hope so.
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AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5022 times:
I wanted to major meteorology in school, but chose to go into business management instead. However, just like you guys, I still enjoy it like a hobby. Family members always count on me to explain things to them or to check the weather (esp. for my brother's landscape company--- I text message NWS weather warnings to the field crew during the summer).
weather.gov is where I get my information, plus I have a direct link to the local news station (WXYZ) Doppler radar that updates every 30 or so seconds. So I just get the image instead of the whole page of ads, etc.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4998 times:
Yeah, just got back from running some errands around town...it's really starting to get ugly here. All of a sudden, some dark skies moved in and now there's plenty of rain and lightning. The weather is what us Midwesterners get for "fun"
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SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4996 times:
Huge weather buff here too!
Stay safe guys! Tornadoes are a love/hate thing with me.
I am fascinated by them yet at the same time terrified. I reamain glued to those tornado documentaries with tears streaming down my face. Odd but true.
Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1076 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4940 times:
Regarding the pic in reply #6:
That long storm front doesn't look too threatening (although serious) to me. Pretty clear lines with no indications of "hook echoes" so far... ,may look different if viewed on a finer scale though.
The system south of Enid is the one I'd be concerned of.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4911 times:
Also regarding the pic in reply#6:
I know this is a day late, but don't you think that the squall line looks like it's showing a bow echo west of Enid? The cell south of Enid looks the worst, but a bow echo is nothing to sneer at, either.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4884 times:
Ugh, what a mess. I just flew home from Chicago O'Hare today, and my flight was delayed three and a half hours from a cold front that produced a squall line stretching the entire north-south length of the U.S. Really made for a very bad travel headache. There wasn't a single flight that wasn't delayed out of the airport, all of them at least an hour delay. Ugh...