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Old 04-09-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I saw a chart of the density of tornado's in all of Nebraska, and while Nebraska is definetely in the top 4 in the nation for amount of tornado's, it showed that Hall county had about 3x the amount of tornado density than the next county... Which was York county.

BTW... For those that don't know Hall county is the county where Grand Island resides.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Yeah, the tri-cities area is kinda a little tornadoe hotspot in Nebraska (Not a fact I enjoy, I am terrified of those things). I'm thinking I heard once a reason for this, but I can't remember, guess its just where the air masses like to collide. Just mention June 3, 1980 to anyone who was alive in the area and they can give you stories. That was the night of the hugh outbreak in Grand Island, that basically leveled the South Locust area.

I worked for a surveyor in Grand Island for awhile. The secretary had lost her home in that storm. My boss told me how you couldn't tell where you were because all the landmarks where gone. If they didn't have detectors they would have never found the pipes in the ground to tell where the lots where because the houses were not there anymore. This may be a legend, but there is a large hill in Ryder Park (the only hill in G.I. really) and its called tornadoe hill because that is where a lot of debrie is buried.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Could it be there are more mobile homes per acre than other parts of the state?
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Yes there is a Tornado Hill here, and it does have debrie from the June 3rd tornadoes buried in it. At one time someone had said things where starting to stick out of the ground. Not sure if that is true, I walk up it on a regular basis in the summer time, and have never seen anything protruding out of it.
As for mobile homes... no clue on that comment..... Grand Island is growing very rapidly, and last I knew none of it was mobile homes. Didn't think mobile homes had anything really to do with tornadoes.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Could it be there are more mobile homes per acre than other parts of the state?
This is the most scientifically sound theory I have ever heard! lol
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: West Omaha
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Lisa,

I think Dave's comment was meant "tongue-in-cheek." I think he was making a joke of the fact that it always seems like tornadoes hit mobile home areas...almost like they're attracted to them.

Tbades,

As far as "tornado hill,' yes its true.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Sandhills
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I thought I had heard a long time back that the Platte River and surrounding terrain in the GI area also influenced tornados forming in this area more than others.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Maybe we should have all learned a long time ago that we should stop trying to figure out the weather. This week is Severe Weather week and most of us are getting snow. Anyway here is a tornado page about Nebraska, I believe Kosenbear gave out the link awhile ago.
TORNADOES (http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/TORNADOES.html - broken link)

Still haven't found any real data on why tornadoes are attracted to Hall county.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Still haven't found any real data on why tornadoes are attracted to Hall county.
I still think its the mobile homes...
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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You're probably right Dave. All these storm chasers are wasting their time trying to get tornado data. They just need to set up a huge mobile home park in Oklahoma, and they can get there data there. Plus, all the tornadoes will strike there, so we won't have to worry about them anymore.
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