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Is there better weather to come???

Ok, with the spring weather trying to break out here in Michigan we must start thinking about the nasty weather we will have in store for us...

Yes...Severe Weather!! It sucks! But we have to get thru that to get to the fun of summer!

Anybody got any fears or stories about such things??

I know that I use to never mind bad weather when living with my parents but once I became a home owner that all changed!! I've worked so hard and long to have what I have and would hate to loose it all in a matter of minutes!!




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Tornado season right here in the middle of tornado alley absolutely sucks, I hate it. I was in Andrew and a couple earthquakes, but nothing's as scary as this ****, IMO. The reason is b/c you get *some* warning, but it's pretty worthless if it's beyond an F3. There's a lot of red clay here which makes it difficult to dig, so there aren't many underground shelters.

During an outbreak, there was an F5/F6 on the ground for a couple hours, it just kept growing. That went through Oklahoma City/Moore in 1999, I can't remember how many people were killed. The meteorologist was damn near crying telling everyone that if they're not underground, they're not going to make it.

This is the tornado, that's a funnel, not a cloud.


I've seen quite a few tornados, but I'm glad I wasn't here for that one. What you see here is it's path where it sucked the grass out of the ground.







I don't know how many touched down that night, but I was here when over 100 touched down in the state a few years before that. That was nuts.

Here's more from May 3, 1999.
http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/SkyPix/chkstruc.htm

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I know that I use to never mind bad weather when living with my parents but once I became a home owner that all changed!! I've worked so hard and long to have what I have and would hate to loose it all in a matter of minutes!!
Ditto, it sucks. Always replacing fences, losing trees, etc. We had an ice storm a couple years ago that screwed all kinds of **** up, so I can't imagine having to put up with that crap every year up there like you guys do.
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Pig that sucks!!!!




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[Off topic] Pig my Mom was in OKC during that 99' Tornado season... and as that beast was ripping through the city... she had the nerve to be watching Twister... She said that she had no clue that it was on the ground... thank Goodness she lived near Penn Square at the time so at least it wasn't that close to home [/Off Topic]
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This being surrounded by mountains in the country-side is starting to look better and better to me every day

Good luck this year guys

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News said this a.m. , freezing rain headed East.

CA has had so much rain it's mudsliding into the Pacific.

Guess we won't have to worry bout that earthquake.

YA THINK???
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News said this a.m. , freezing rain headed East.

CA has had so much rain it's mudsliding into the Pacific.

Guess we won't have to worry bout that earthquake.
Can we say "we were right"???

One day California is going to just fall off the face of this nation!!!!

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OKC is certainly "Tornado Alley". Where I am, in Huntsville, it's known for a large amount of Tornados as well, though I don't believe it's as bad as the plains.

We have red, hard clay too. Very few basements here, and few shelters. We live in a slab house, so when the sirens go off we all go into a closet.
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We had BIG thunderstorms started around 4am this morning...severe thunderstorm watch until 3 pm...supposed to be 84 here today...Of course last night was clear and beautiful with that full moon...we were out riding until 11:30 pm last night
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Has anybody seen the new style severe weather radios?

They are suppose to turn on like an alarm clock in the event of severe weather, so that they wake you up!




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Tornado season right here in the middle of tornado alley absolutely sucks, I hate it. I was in Andrew and a couple earthquakes, but nothing's as scary as this ****, IMO. The reason is b/c you get *some* warning, but it's pretty worthless if it's beyond an F3. There's a lot of red clay here which makes it difficult to dig, so there aren't many underground shelters.

During an outbreak, there was an F5/F6 on the ground for a couple hours, it just kept growing. That went through Oklahoma City/Moore in 1999, I can't remember how many people were killed. The meteorologist was damn near crying telling everyone that if they're not underground, they're not going to make it.

This is the tornado, that's a funnel, not a cloud.


I've seen quite a few tornados, but I'm glad I wasn't here for that one. What you see here is it's path where it sucked the grass out of the ground.







I don't know how many touched down that night, but I was here when over 100 touched down in the state a few years before that. That was nuts.

Here's more from May 3, 1999.
http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/SkyPix/chkstruc.htm

I remember all that when we had to support GM OKC and replace all their conveyors, equipment, etc. 3 tornadoes ripped right through the middle of GM OKC and due to their evacuation procedure no one was hurt or killed. Pretty amazing. Good luck with tornado season bro! We will pray for you.

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[Off topic] Pig my Mom was in OKC during that 99' Tornado season... and as that beast was ripping through the city... she had the nerve to be watching Twister... She said that she had no clue that it was on the ground... thank Goodness she lived near Penn Square at the time so at least it wasn't that close to home [/Off Topic]
Man, I can't believe she didn't hear the sirens. But, I guess that's the way to do it b/c it can really stress you out if you know they're coming.

I've decided that when I build a home I'm going to make the entire living room completely underground. That way I don't even have to mess with it. lol
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OKC is certainly "Tornado Alley". Where I am, in Huntsville, it's known for a large amount of Tornados as well, though I don't believe it's as bad as the plains.

We have red, hard clay too. Very few basements here, and few shelters. We live in a slab house, so when the sirens go off we all go into a closet.
You guys get that real nice sticky humidity in the summertime, though. That's fun. I didn't ride when I lived in Phoenix, so I have no reference as to what would be more miserable.
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Has anybody seen the new style severe weather radios?

They are suppose to turn on like an alarm clock in the event of severe weather, so that they wake you up!
I've read about them, that would be great to have. For a while they were trying to implement a plan that automatically called the phones of the people that were in immediate danger.

Mudpuppy, thanks man.
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I heard about them on the news... was wondering if anybody had one and if so, how is it and how much was it???




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