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Old 04-04-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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He's just looking for attention...inside I bet he's very calm and down to Earth.
He's a windbag I've heard.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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Tornadoes do not just "appear". They are usually associated with very strong and large storms. It probably was not a good idea to BBQ in bad weather to begin with.

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Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it in mind. Actually, I had just returned home from a Harley ride with my FIL and he had pointed out that he thought there was a storm coming so we went home. Remember, I'm not from the area (thank goodness) so I don't know anything about the weather patterns. I've never see something take off like that before. It all happened in minutes - when we lit the BBQ it was sultry and still with clear skies over us. By the time the meat was on it started blowing a screaming gale. Also, it was March and I don't think that's traditionally tornado season.

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:22 AM
 
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Normally there is a huge squall line moving through, so before going to sleep you're aware storms are on the way, be it in an hour or 4 hours. The storms with lightning hit first, and the tornadoes are normally on the back edge. It's unusual that the lightning and thunder wouldn't have woken you.

I do remember once though when I was young my family was sound asleep and awoken by the sirens blaring at 4am. We were kinda freaked out since everyone was half asleep, quickly turning on the TV to see what was happening.

Regardless, while the threat is out there, even in "tornado alley", the chances of being struck are VERY small.

Here is an example of the sirens...it's pretty creepy, but almost exciting/cool at the same time.


YouTube - Tornado Warning High Above Downtown Chicago

This is creepy:


YouTube - Tornado coming...
The sirens over Chicago sends the hair on the back of my neck up. Very spectacular footage though.
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