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Old 04-28-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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We know they're coming. It's not like it was back in 1936 when an F-5 appeared out of nowhere and killed 230 people. Today, we know they're coming. But there still isn't much we can do.

It's 1:30 PM. The kids are already out of school, and we have already gotten the casual, "Where Y'all gonna be?" calls from our adult kids.
So we know where our loved ones are. But it doesn't make much difference. Tornadoes strike this side of the road and not that side. They are tiny little spots of interest and monstrous F-5 one-mile-wide killers. Can't really be predicted.

We had a good friend killed three years ago in the Smithville Tornado. He didn't make the official death toll because he was killed before the tornado even got to Smithville. It just picked up that new Chevy truck and flung it through the woods like a old newspaper.

By 7 PM, it will all be over, or so they say. Most of us will go back to watching TV or whatever seems appropriate. But there will be those who did not stay lucky. There may be some whose lives will change today.

Some days all you can do is, "Hunker down and grab aholt"

I guess that applies to a lot of days in our lives.....
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Happy Tornado Day!

Hey, wait a minute...

But seriously, the best place is underground.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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We know they're coming. It's not like it was back in 1936 when an F-5 appeared out of nowhere and killed 230 people. Today, we know they're coming. But there still isn't much we can do.

It's 1:30 PM. The kids are already out of school, and we have already gotten the casual, "Where Y'all gonna be?" calls from our adult kids.
So we know where our loved ones are. But it doesn't make much difference. Tornadoes strike this side of the road and not that side. They are tiny little spots of interest and monstrous F-5 one-mile-wide killers. Can't really be predicted.

We had a good friend killed three years ago in the Smithville Tornado. He didn't make the official death toll because he was killed before the tornado even got to Smithville. It just picked up that new Chevy truck and flung it through the woods like a old newspaper.

By 7 PM, it will all be over, or so they say. Most of us will go back to watching TV or whatever seems appropriate. But there will be those who did not stay lucky. There may be some whose lives will change today.

Some days all you can do is, "Hunker down and grab aholt"

I guess that applies to a lot of days in our lives.....
Take care friend! I'll be out there soon!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Just in case you want to see where the chasers are and what they are seeing...

TVNweather Live Storm Chasing#
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Just in case you want to see where the chasers are and what they are seeing...

TVNweather Live Storm Chasing#
I don't like these chasers as a rule. I started watching one, and man was he driving fast in that pouring rain, all to get a shot of the storm. He talked about precious seconds passing by to get to the storm. It only takes seconds for an accident to happen too. How many people are more at risk by someone without lights and siren flying by them for really their own selfish motives.

Hope everyone effected is safe and the storms pass quickly without injury and substantial damage.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Take care everybody. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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I hear Tupelo got torn up.

That's about 10 minutes from me. Don't know what to expect with tornadoes, I've never been through one.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: MS
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On the west side of the state we were hit with the remnants of the Arkansas storms late yesterday. Luckily the sun was going down and the upper atmosphere was cooling so they weren't as bad. This morning we had massive amounts of rain. It's been clear most of the day.

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That's about 10 minutes from me. Don't know what to expect with tornadoes, I've never been through one.
You have to have a safe place to go well before you get a warning. Once you get a warning, watch the local TV to see where it is headed. If you can get Channel 5 (WMCTV) from Memphis then they have the best tornado radar. The one a few years ago that hit Southaven and went into Memphis was tracked on their radar down to the street level. When the the Viper Tornado Index of the rotation gets above 5, get worried. 6 is bad. 7 and higher almost guarantees a funnel cloud. They tracked the Arkansas tornado yesterday and it was an 8+.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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I'm watching about the tornado outbreak on the Weather Channel. Be safe, and take the warnings seriously. Take care, everyone. You are all in my prayers!
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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And I was planning on visiting Tupelo this month....
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