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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:41 PM
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Here we go again...screwy weather. Tornado warnings...loss of electricity
We lost power for 3 hours the tornado sirens went off two seperate times


still in a watch and could happen again

I hate Kansas in the spring

I HATE tornados





http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ict&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no


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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:42 PM
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1. Screwy Weather?
Thunderstorms and tornadoes are screwy weather for Kansas in spring?
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:46 PM
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3. for me...I hate tornados and my DU peeps know it and talk me through it
if it were up to me, I would live in the basement during the spring, but I have a daughter who needs me to stay calm, so I post on DU and you all keep me sane
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:49 PM
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7. Yikes, well, best wishes then
I used to freak out about heavy weather too, so I feel ya. I'm from Central Texas originally, so I've seen my share.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:10 PM
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12. Dorothy was shocked by the tornado in 1939...
:shrug:
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:42 PM
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2. stay safe
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:46 PM
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4. Yep, here in Iowa too
tornado touched down around Manchester already - now warnings in Black Hawk and in Dubuque Counties.

Stay safe. :hug:
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:48 PM
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6. you too
I hate this


a sherrif's vehicle had windows blown out by winds
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:52 PM
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9. Damn.....
tornado warning gone for us - now just severe thunderstorms and flash flooding (3" of rain today)
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Tashca Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:29 PM
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15. Pinicon Ridge park was devastated
I don't know if you know the park? It's in northern Linn county. Just saw the news clip. Sounds like the campers all got out just in time and came back to find camper parts all over the place. No one was hurt fortunately. This is going to be a long night......

There is a tremendous amount of energy in the air right now
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:47 PM
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5. right now we have 50-80 mile hour winds and HEAVY rainfall
but that is better than tornados
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:50 PM
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8. You live in Kansas!
It's tornado season! :hi:

I used to live in Missouri.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:55 PM
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10. yes I know
and I HATE it

but now that we have our electricity back it is not so scary


we lost power about 3 then the tornado sirens went off two times

now we have power and the warnings are gone, but we have straight line winds 50-80

but we are not out of the weather or woods at all

tornado watch until 3 AM and looks like more will pop up all night
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:01 PM
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11. we had some crazy weather in Georgia a couple of nights ago
Golf ball sized hail. It looked like we had a funnel starting in the sky directly above our patio. Rain (as my Mum used to say) "like a cow pissing on a flat rock" for an hour, then hail again, then winds, then more weird clouds, hail - lather rinse repeat.

It ain't just Kansas having crazy weather...
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:11 PM
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13. We couldn't hear the sirens when they tested and last year we were hit by
straight line winds off a tornado spotted near us. I hate tornados also! That is why I like winter.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:14 PM
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14. Good luck to you and yours, stay calm, mom
having grown up in ND and been in a F5 as a toddler, I am with you.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:30 PM
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16. thanks I am
it has calmed down for now

but it is not over
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:35 PM
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17. Hi I was worried about you since
you all caught quite a bit already.

It is not here yet but boy oh boy is it bearing down. It is almost black outside. Still it is out a ways, maybe 30-60 minutes away.

We had to go to the basement yesterday, well I stood out in the rain and watched.

Stay safe Greenbriar.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:59 PM
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21. I wondered yesterday about you
we are in calmer weather right now, but we are not out of the woods.

Stay safe and keep your eyes open, this could be a NASTY night


we have power right now but are likely to lose it again...sigh...

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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:05 PM
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22. That big bow echo
that gave you those winds is almost here. Oops, there was just a tornado warning issued and it is not far and headed for us...time to gather the cats and dogs. We have about 20 minutes.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:08 PM
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24. KEep safe...the thunder is starting up again
this could be a LONG night
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:42 PM
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18. Aw jeez, mid-Country dears.... hunker down & stay safe there...
I'd hate to discover any of you in my Long Island backyard in the morning...
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:07 PM
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23. : -) n/t
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:25 PM
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26. Muse ... you okay?
see the warning
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Kansas Wyatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:48 PM
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19. I've lived in Kansas my whole life and have never seen a tornado.
The closest I ever came to one, was back in the 70s when I was a kid, and I was at the mall in Emporia. We were going to stay for a movie, but my sisters had to get back home to another town for some school or church function. The tornado hit the mall and theater about an hour after we left.

Other than that, I've never even been close to one.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:58 PM
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20. You are lucky
I have seen my fair share

don't care to see anymore
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:10 PM
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25. We had "Kansas" weather, what with roofs and awnings blowing off and
telephone polls leaning over, in Ontario last night. Was really creepy.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:04 PM
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27. Stay safe...
I have a brother in SW Missouri and another brother in Huntsville, AL and so I keep an eye on the weather for tornados. I would love to retire back there but not without a basement and a weather radio and backup generator.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:07 PM
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28. Check...we have all three
and also stock piles of emergency food and water
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:11 PM
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29. great...another storm coming with possible rotation
and HAIL
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