baylorairbear
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Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:56 am

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.

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texan
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:00 pm

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!

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:45 pm

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!
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texan
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:02 pm

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.

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:20 am

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).




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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:21 am

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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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:51 am

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!

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Mon May 01, 2006 5:09 am

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.
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baylorairbear
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 2:32 pm

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!

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 2:48 pm

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

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 2:56 pm

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!!)
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 2:58 pm

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...
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 3:17 pm

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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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 3:23 pm

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

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

 
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 11:14 pm

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

Because it's too boring

[Edited 2006-05-06 16:14:51]
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texan
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 11:40 pm

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.

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sat May 06, 2006 11:48 pm

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.

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun May 07, 2006 12:14 am

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.
 
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun May 07, 2006 1:57 am

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!

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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun May 07, 2006 2:11 am

It's not the tornados and t-storms I'm worried about...it's the hurricanes.
 
baylorairbear
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RE: Tornado Season Is Upon Us Texans

Sun May 07, 2006 3:47 am

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

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