U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-17-2011, 07:20 AM
 
34,377 posts, read 41,463,803 times
Reputation: 29863

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2KidsforMe View Post
Thanks for the support. Some of my relatives in Kansas have been concerned, and suggested we don't attempt it. But I didn't think of the fact that you can see for miles out there. Yep, I-10. I've done it before, and it is not fun. But, it is the quickest route from Austin to the CA desert where my in-laws are. I'll come back on the 40.
You planning to stop in on these relatives in Kansas?
And yes you can see for miles in Kansas,,,in the day time!
I think you have as much chance of being swept up at this time of year by a tornado as winning the lottery.
Make the trip keeping an ear on weather reports..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-08-2013, 03:31 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,044 times
Reputation: 10
going cross country travelling thru the S states and returning home thru the North Thinking about leaving first week of April Would this be too early? Will probably be travelling 2-3 months Taking our time!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
30,332 posts, read 27,792,426 times
Reputation: 81235
With the weather pattern changes, you can expect anything at any time. I never thought I’d ever see tornadoes in the south during the late fall and early winter time periods as we have this past year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2013, 09:07 PM
 
607 posts, read 1,168,817 times
Reputation: 1094
I drove cross-country from Ohio (and went straight through Tornado Ally) to Arizona and back in late April/early May with no problems whatsoever.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2013, 07:27 PM
 
797 posts, read 1,127,304 times
Reputation: 987
Not many tornados over a half mile wide and usually plenty of warnings on the radio as to the direction they are headed and lists of the towns in its path.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
22,563 posts, read 39,944,045 times
Reputation: 23699
I lived and drove commercially in tornado country for 25 yrs and never encountered a 'significant' problem while on a trip. (More likely Hail damage... RENT a car ). My routes were ~300- 800 miles Daily.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,663 posts, read 74,251,141 times
Reputation: 36087
Every year, 3-million people are injured in cars in the US, and over 40,000 killled. Maybe a dozen or so are in mishaps in their cars that involve Tornadoes,and one or two maybe who are strangers just passing through, all the rest are some other cause. Find something else to worry about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
32,376 posts, read 59,827,196 times
Reputation: 54019
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
Find something else to worry about.
Exactly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
8,593 posts, read 11,074,156 times
Reputation: 10301
Stay away from the pointy upside-down triangle shaped clouds and you should have no problems.

I'd be more worried about the damn deer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top