HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Tornado Season

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:00 pm

Here in southwest Missouri, tornado season is in full swing. Here is a photo of some hail we just got pelted with...and another one is on the way.

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7412/iceor4.jpg
Back to top Go down
showme1or2

avatar

Location : Middle, TN
Registration date : 2007-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:41 pm

Get hunkered down, Bill. Move your pipes to shelter now so you are not scrambling when the winds pick up.

Keep your head down,
showme
Back to top Go down
View user profile
The German Shepherd

avatar

Age : 58
Location : Louisiana Bayou
Registration date : 2007-12-27

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:00 pm

Holy Moly! I was wondering how you folks in Mizzou were doing these days. Stay safe!

Jay
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:05 pm

The German Shepherd wrote:
Holy Moly! I was wondering how you folks in Mizzou were doing these days. Stay safe!

Jay

One dead and numerous injuries is the early information.
Back to top Go down
pipetongue1
Tobacco Hoarder At Large
avatar

Age : 72
Location : Abington, Mass.
Registration date : 2007-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:06 pm

We call them snowflakes up here, Ken. tongue
Pacem en Puffing! tongue king
Back to top Go down
View user profile
puros_bran
Nightrider
avatar

Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:22 pm

We get nailed pretty bad over here. Thankfully most of them track up the river. In 73 or 74 (can't remember at the moment) one came up out of the river and totally destroyed Brandenburg. A few years back the same thing happened to Borden Indiana. Not a single structure in the town was inhabitable, most were totaly destroyed.

We seem to get the worse of em in the summer time. 2 yrs ago when I vacationed at home we had a tornado within a mile of the house everyday for a week. Call me crazy but I like to sit on the hill and watchem run the river. Its actually relaxing watching Mother Nature show off. Never thought to carry a camera with me. Maybe I will this year.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tom Clemons

avatar

Age : 62
Location : Intersection of Great Black Swamp & Lake Erie, Ohio
Registration date : 2007-12-25

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:27 pm

Wow, Bill. Take care of yourself, man, and be safe.

TC
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Natch

avatar

Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:41 am

One dead and a few dozen houses and Arkansas Linears (trailers, or double-wides if you're really rich!) destroyed from our twisters last week. Odd to get them in mid-winter, but then when you get several days in the 70s in January, well, with that much energy in the atmosphere at that time of year, somethings got to blow up.

A colleague of mine has as her research specialty mapping and trying to predict tornado paths in Arkansas. Some interesting data so far, she's trying to get every path onto a GIS file and time-link it to about 30 different physical factors for a prediction set. With all the dopler and viper and various sensors and radars we have these days, if the dozen or so critical ones and how they interact could be understood, predictability could be greatly increased.

She was able to answer (for the most part) an interesting question that our regional meteorologists have wondered about for years; Arkansas is estimated to be 4th in tornado frequency, comparing population densities and length of tracks on ground, we probably fall to 5th or 6th, yet we're #1 per capita in tornado related deaths. And no, it's not the old myth that southerners sit at the kitchen table and read the bible while northerners go to their basements (which was published in a questionable meteorological text a generation ago and is a good example of how once bad or bogus information makes it into our "knowledge" stream, it's hard to remove it.) Even correcting for income (primarily frame house vs. trailers) it's primarily forest cover. In Oklahoma and Texas, you can watch those puppies miles away coming towards you, in Arkansas (and Missouri is similar) by the time you hear or see it coming over the ridge or tree tops, it's probably already in your lap. While many factors impact these trends, this seems to be the most influential factor in predicting deaths and injuries.

Natch
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:48 am

I remember two tornadoes in my county in northern Ohio when I was a child and teenager. Indiana and Illinois gets some bad ones too. This past week it seems that Mississippi got hit bad. Wisconsin got their first in 50 years. Makes me wonder if a tornado took old Ezekiel; some say it was an alien space ship.
Back to top Go down
Justpipes
The Duke
avatar

Age : 58
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:56 am

Man, you guys have had it rough out there over the last few weeks!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.practicegodspresence.com/
jeepernick
Mud Flaps
avatar

Age : 43
Location : Good o'l Kantuk
Registration date : 2007-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:58 am

Last year wasn't so bad (2007) here in my little neck of the woods. November of 2006 the strongest recorded tornado in the US for the year passed within 2 miles of the house. It picked a guys truck up off of the road and tossed it into the woods. They found his wallet 15 miles away in someones front yard. He was in the truck when it happened affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Davey

avatar

Age : 45
Location : New York
Registration date : 2007-12-11

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:09 pm

I lived just outside Tusla for almost 3 yrs. Miss the voilent weather, but not the destruction it created.

I'll never hears any kind of siren the same way since those yrs spent out west.



be safe...please.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ol'Dawg

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Tornado Season   Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:42 pm

In the 70s, we lived in western AR. When I hear the word "tornado" an old echo rings in my ear..."This is the National Weather Service...tornado warning for Sequoyah and Leflore Counties in OK" I can't remember the number of times I heard that while living there but it still brings goosebumps to my arms.

Jim
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Tornado Season
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Reason for Earthquake Season Revealed...
» It's silly season again in The Sun
» Walking Dead new season 8 central
» So no season 2? :(
» West Ham...........

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: The Round Table-
Jump to: