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Old 01-11-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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A tornado warning has been issued for Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, Rutherford and Cleveland counties. A system w/ possible tornadic activity is heading f/ the Shelby area to Catawba Co, on the Longview side of Hickory.

Please take action. This is not a watch; this is a warning.

I will post more once I verify all counties involved.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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...a tornado warning remains in effect until 615 pm est for southeastern burke...northwestern lincoln...northwestern cleveland and western catawba counties...
At 546 pm est...national weather service doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado. This tornado was located near casar...or 16 miles north of shelby...moving northeast at 35 mph.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to belwood...pleasant grove...cooksville...vale...icard...newton... Longview and hildebran
precautionary/preparedness actions...
Mobile homes and vehicles should be abandoned for sturdier shelter. Otherwise...go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home or place of business. Make sure there are as many walls and floors between you and the outside as possible.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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LOL - after I just told someone in the tornado siren thread that we didn't have any severe weather today. Oops! Just so long as people are aware that there are no sirens in Charlotte, so they have to be on the lookout!
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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LOL - after I just told someone in the tornado siren thread that we didn't have any severe weather today. Oops! Just so long as people are aware that there are no sirens in Charlotte, so they have to be on the lookout!
LOL. Well this one concerns me. But you are right - no sirens here as such. Some communities use fire alarms. I was in Huntersville back in the 90s when a tornado touched down about a mile and a half from my sister's house where we were visiting, and a police car came through the neighborhood w/ siren on, trying to warn folks.

I am very concerned about traffic on the roads and any mobile homes if we have tornadoes touch down this evening. No way folks are thinking about tornadoes in January.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Are the tornado's in Charlotte to be a big concern? Or do you get used to it after living there?
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Well let me be the first to say that I still think a simple text scroll along the bottom of the screen would be sufficient. All 3 local networks are going to milk this until 8pm or later.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Well let me be the first to say that I still think a simple text scroll along the bottom of the screen would be sufficient. All 3 local networks are going to milk this until 8pm or later.
If we were living in the Midwest, folks would have gone to their basements until the warning were over. Here, folks do not even realize they are in danger unless they happen to have the TV on. It is in the public interest to have these warnings on TV. We have had loss of life in this state b/c people did not even know a tornado was forming near them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Are the tornado's in Charlotte to be a big concern? Or do you get used to it after living there?
Tornadoes are not that common here, although they certainly can form and occasionally touch down. This time of year, a tornado in western NC is very rare. In fact, I am a native and I don't remember ever having a tornado warning issued in January. May have happened, but I sure can't recall it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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The warning has been cancelled. Hope that's it for weather excitement this evening. Of course, there is always the flooding. :-)
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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There was considerable damage in Burke county & Rutherdford County
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