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Old 06-11-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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You know, I didn't even think of that. If you were in there in August for about an hour, you'd pass out. They must have some type of forced air. It may also be cooler in there because it's underground.

After about 2 hours, it would smell real nice in there :-)
Smell about like my kid did today when I picked her up from a week of church camp. OPEN THE WINDOWS!!!! When ya get home you better throw those dirty clothes in the wash and get in the shower yourself. YIKES!!! BTW, I'm headed to the store do you need deodorant? LOL!!!

I do believe they have some kind of forced air or vent. The only problem is the size and being so small and how people sweat when stressed and not a lot of air circulation.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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>> Smell about like my kid did today when I picked her up from a week of church camp. OPEN THE WINDOWS!!!! When ya get home you better throw those dirty clothes in the wash and get in the shower yourself. YIKES!!! BTW, I'm headed to the store do you need deodorant? LOL!!!<<

mine is in northern GA this week at church camp - not looking forward to this!
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Yup, just an air vent

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Old 06-11-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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We seem to have this discussion every week. The only tornado of any consequence in the 150 year history of Dallas was in 1957 and it killed 10 people.

I'm getting close to 50 and have lived here all my life - I've never even seen a tornado.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Yup, just an air vent

I'm assuming this is a no-holer. Or does one just keep a big bucket down there?


As for the kids being away at camp, at least this year she made it home WITH her dirty clothes. Last time she did not and they were found a week later while we were out of town. So it was right at THREE WEEKS that these stinky clothes were closed up in a plastic bag. (There is no icon for this one -------------). You literally open the washing machine and while wearing a mask and holding the bag upside down into the wash open it. Of course you have the soap IN the machine before putting the clothes in. That way as soon as they are IN the tub you slam to door shut and start it up.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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The shelter should be fairly cool being underground. And the temperature's usually drooping when the tornadoes roll through. I'd be more worried about spiders and snakes. Or with my luck, a tree would fall across the door and flooding would get me.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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You should be fine in Frisco. Most of the really bad activity happens in western Tarrant county and beyond, north of McKinney, south of Dallas Co., and east, toward Paris. Somehow Dallas and most of Collin seem to miss the worst of it.

However, storm cellars are not bad investments, IMO. We had an unusually active storm season this year, and who knows how that's going to play out with climate changing the way it is.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You know, I didn't even think of that. If you were in there in August for about an hour, you'd pass out. They must have some type of forced air. It may also be cooler in there because it's underground.

After about 2 hours, it would smell real nice in there :-)
With my 13 year old son it would be ripe in about 2 minutes!!
MBG
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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You should be fine in Frisco. Most of the really bad activity happens in western Tarrant county and beyond, north of McKinney, south of Dallas Co., and east, toward Paris. Somehow Dallas and most of Collin seem to miss the worst of it.
Does the heat island effect somehow disturb the weather enough to keep tornados away from Dallas?
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Does the heat island effect somehow disturb the weather enough to keep tornados away from Dallas?
Yes. Water also does the same thing. Next time a storm comes thru or storms are popping up here and there watch the area wide animated radar on wfaa.com and notice how when the cells approach a lake they disappear or lose some of their intensity. We have friends that live in Rowlett on the part that comes down off of Hwy 66 between Dalrock and Cheisa and they don't get the rain that people just on the other side of the lake from them a mile away. You need to watch the regional radar so that you can see what they do around all of the lakes like Hubbard, Tawakoni, Lewisville, etc. It is pretty cool.

Another thing that is weird is how McKinney will ALWAYS be something like 5-10 degrees cooler in the winter than Dallas and closer in suburbs. Every now and then it is a more drastic difference. They also tend to get more of the rougher weather up there. This past spring just watching the animated radar you would see when we had the storms that would pop up then disappear many times McKinney and that area would be the only place around that would get rain.
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