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Unread 07-24-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Default Tornado Watch

I heard Weather Bug chirping. It's a tornado watch.

[SIZE=2]THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 7:00PM EDT
Sel5 Spc Ww 241657

Urgent - Immediate Broadcast Requested Tornado Watch Number 745 Nws Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 100 PM EDT Thu Jul 24 2008

The Nws Storm Prediction Center Has Issued A Tornado Watch For Portions Of

A Large Part Of Maine Coastal Waters

Effective This Thursday Afternoon And Evening From 100 PM Until 700 PM EDT.

Tornadoes... Hail To 1 Inch In Diameter... Thunderstorm Wind Gusts To 70 Mph... And Dangerous Lightning Are Possible In These Areas.

The Tornado Watch Area Is Approximately Along And 80 Statute Miles North And South Of A Line From 45 Miles Northwest Of Portland Maine To 40 Miles North Northeast Of Bangor Maine. For A Complete Depiction Of The Watch See The Associated Watch Outline Update (wous64 Kwns Wou5).

Remember... A Tornado Watch Means Conditions Are Favorable For Tornadoes And Severe Thunderstorms In And Close To The Watch Area. Persons In These Areas Should Be On The Lookout For Threatening Weather Conditions And Listen For Later Statements And Possible Warnings.

Other Watch Information... Continue... Ww 744...

Discussion... N/S Line Of Thunderstorms With Embedded Supercells Will Slowly Move Ewd Across Wrn ME. Strong Shear And Mlcapes Aoa 1000 J/Kg With 70f Dewpoints Onshore Will Support Tornadoes With Any Supercell That Develops Within The Line.

Aviation... Tornadoes And A Few Severe Thunderstorms With Hail Surface And Aloft To 1 Inch. Extreme Turbulence And Surface Wind Gusts To 60 Knots. A Few Cumulonimbi With Maximum Tops To 500. Mean Storm Motion Vector 18035. [/SIZE]
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Unread 07-24-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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All of Maine except Washington and Aroostook Counties so far. Watch for updates.

Got your chain saw fueled and sharpened?
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Unread 07-24-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Eight warnings in the past hour.

Eight.

Eight screetching, a-little-SportsCenter-before-work-killing, full-screen warnings of Apocalypse telling me what I had already inferred from watching the forecast and checking the Doppler radar (green means rain, dark green means lots of rain, orange and red mean thunderbooms, and when it moves towards your town, it means it will rain and boom on you).
We're all going to die. But at least we'll have the satisfaction of knowing our weather isn't relatively boring. Damn those smug Kansans and Californians! We'll get on Storm Stories yet!
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Unread 07-24-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Eight warnings in the past hour.

Eight.

Eight screetching, a-little-SportsCenter-before-work-killing, full-screen warnings of Apocalypse telling me what I had already inferred from watching the forecast and checking the Doppler radar (green means rain, dark green means lots of rain, orange and red mean thunderbooms, and when it moves towards your town, it means it will rain and boom on you).
We're all going to die. But at least we'll have the satisfaction of knowing our weather isn't relatively boring. Damn those smug Kansans and Californians! We'll get on Storm Stories yet!
Refer to the post under the sever thunderstorm warning thread for your proper chastisement on this issue.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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yup it blew through here but nothing hapend it didnt even take the neighbors car or any thing.just alot of wind and rain.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 11:55 PM
 
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Glad you are all ok!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 08:07 AM
Status: "32F outside; feels like Spring" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: 77 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality
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NH had DAMAGE yesterday from severe storms that hit the Epsom, Northwood, Barnstead, Alton, Wolfeboro, and Ossipee areas. The weather pattern recently has just been horrible. However, today is finally sunny
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Unread 07-25-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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and that sun is finally headed our way---it will be a while before we see it in far eastern Maine, but geez, I'll be glad to see it!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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NH had DAMAGE yesterday from severe storms that hit the Epsom, Northwood, Barnstead, Alton, Wolfeboro, and Ossipee areas. The weather pattern recently has just been horrible. However, today is finally sunny
Good to hear the sun is coming.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Meanwhile in Patten, Maine a farmer lost his barn roof. His dog was sucked right up into the sky. About an hour later the dog showed up, totally freaked out and shaking. Otherwise he seems OK. He must have landed in water to survive. I bet that dog freaks out over every thunderstorm from here on out.
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