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Old 05-21-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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I guess after a few years in tornado alley, hunkering down in the bathtub with a piece of plywood over us gets to be old hat! And I was raised at 5000' elevation where they get water spouts and a RARE tornado. Thankfully there hasn't been a hurricane in the Gulf since I've been here.

You're so right, and I never considered it, that there is SO much warning with a hurricane and enough time to get out. One thing I've noticed in CC (and maybe I'm just missing it) is that the city/county does not seem to have sirens that go off with tornado warnings, when a tornado has been spotted, or is expected. I do not have a smart phone that would give emergency notificaitons so I really had to pay attention to the news weather in the last few weeks, but then our electricity went out. I'm not of the generation that has a battery-operated radio. But if I were going to stay here, I would definitely get one for emergencies.

You are so right Dr!
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I guess after a few years in tornado alley, hunkering down in the bathtub with a piece of plywood over us gets to be old hat! And I was raised at 5000' elevation where they get water spouts and a RARE tornado. Thankfully there hasn't been a hurricane in the Gulf since I've been here.

You're so right, and I never considered it, that there is SO much warning with a hurricane and enough time to get out. One thing I've noticed in CC (and maybe I'm just missing it) is that the city/county does not seem to have sirens that go off with tornado warnings, when a tornado has been spotted, or is expected. I do not have a smart phone that would give emergency notificaitons so I really had to pay attention to the news weather in the last few weeks, but then our electricity went out. I'm not of the generation that has a battery-operated radio. But if I were going to stay here, I would definitely get one for emergencies.

You are so right Dr!
I have a weather alert radio (plugged in with battery backup).
Got it when I first moved to Texas.

A basic one is about $30 at Walmart.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Navigation is a little damp today.

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Old 05-21-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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What are people thinking when they drive into that!
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I was really surprised too, as you don't think of the coast as being in "Tornado Alley."

They have revised the map. The part in yellow was what I always went by. The red is the new, and does include the coast--and goes much farther east.

Updated map

Sis lives out on North Padre, so I keep an eye on the area.
No offense, but that map was from a place that sells storm shelters. USA Today has a map as well, with the "updated" tornado alley, and it does NOT include Corpus Christi, or Padre Island.

Most of the tornadoes that are seen here, are very weak, and are due to the wind shear from the resulting onshore winds, and the winds from the storm bow (bow echo). This produces F1 or F0 type tornadoes, that are NOT reminiscent of the Midwest tornadoes. Even the tornadoes that accompany a hurricane have weak tornadoes as well, due to the upper level wind profiles.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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No offense, but that map was from a place that sells storm shelters. USA Today has a map as well, with the "updated" tornado alley, and it does NOT include Corpus Christi, or Padre Island.

Most of the tornadoes that are seen here, are very weak, and are due to the wind shear from the resulting onshore winds, and the winds from the storm bow (bow echo). This produces F1 or F0 type tornadoes, that are NOT reminiscent of the Midwest tornadoes. Even the tornadoes that accompany a hurricane have weak tornadoes as well, due to the upper level wind profiles.
Corpus Christi Residents Assess Storm and Tornado Damage - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend
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