Severe weather April 13 & 14 2012 in Tornado Alley

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Show Me, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Show Me

    Show Me New Member

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    Also on the 15th, sorry I left out the date and I can't edit the title of my thread.

    I thought our previous weather threads on severe weather were very helpful and quite amazing. This Friday and Saturday we have the potential for tornadoes, hail, floods and damaging winds.

    By the way my nephew's business and apartment were fine but his car was damaged and he had to get another.

    Here is an awesome link for weather updates.

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya <b><span style="color:#007C00;">WS Administrator</ Administrator

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    Hoping all our members use good sense and stay safe this weekend. My area is not expecting severe weather but simply garden variety storms.

    For those who are expecting a rough go, take care friends.
     
  4. Show Me

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    Good info if you will be traveling through Kansas today or tomorrow.
    Link below

    Drivers can use storm shelters along Kansas Turnpike route

    Most motorists don’t realize it, but nearly 30 public tornado shelters are scattered along the length of the Kansas Turnpike.

    That knowledge may prove particularly valuable later this week, when severe weather is forecast to threaten large chunks of the state — including the turnpike’s path.

    The shelters are located at toll plazas and service areas, said Lisa Callahan, a spokeswoman for the Turnpike Authority.

    The turnpike has service areas in Belle Plaine, Towanda, Matfield Green, Emporia, Topeka and Lawrence. Most of the storm shelters are located in restrooms of the main buildings of the service areas.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/10/2290473/drivers-can-use-storm-shelters.html#storylink=cpy



    http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/10/2290473/drivers-can-use-storm-shelters.html
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Tornadoes and baseball-sized hail possible in a line running from OKC to Salina KS on Saturday.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Addendum: just got this in an email from my best friend, in Wichita:

    (For non-midwesterners, Salina's in Kansas as is Fredonia [had my first teaching job in that nice little town!] and Joplin and Springfield are in MO.)
     
  7. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    I'm about 25 miles north of Wichita, and, yeah, the weather people and storm spotters are going CRAZY. They say they haven't seen something like this since 2007.

    I was supposed to be out of town this weekend, I'm glad we are not going because I would be a nervous wreck.


    I have a basement all prepped with candles, water etc. I bought another cat carrier so that I can have one for each cat. That's the best idea I can think of for my kitties to keep them safe and with me.
     
  8. Show Me

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    The weather channel has more info on today and tonight.

    Areas in dark red are overnight threats...look out if you are living in Kansas and Oklahoma and at the top northeast of Texas.

    http://www.weather.com/

    Also the TorCon index.

    The TOR:CON values range from 0 to 10. A value of 4 means that there is about a 40% chance of a tornado within 50 miles of a location in the specified area of severe thunderstorm activity.

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/daily-torcon-forecast_2011-07-11

    Geez....look at tomorrow's numbers! full of 5 through 8!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Thanks for that link. I'm a "7" tomorrow. "Oh great."
     
  10. ~n/t~

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    :sigh:

    Stay safe and check in when you can!!! :blowkiss:
     
  11. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    :what: I'm an 8
     
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    Please stay safe everyone! :grouphug:
     
  13. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    :blowkiss: Hi sweetie!

    I will be safe and I'll check in. Hoping to get some good pictures! With my luck, it will all happen after dark--which I hate because I can't see something coming.
     
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    Everyone in the line of fire, stay cautious and check in when you can! panic>> :heartbeat:
     
  15. prayers4missing

    prayers4missing Justice for Travis

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    Thanks for those links. I'm in Eastern Mo and it looks like we are very low on the scale. Prayers for all those in the line of fire. <3
     
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    Pictures ?? Ugh! When will I learn? 7 years of knowing you and you still stress me!! Grab a bottle of wine and go to a safe place and stay put!!! :banghead:
     
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    I just saw this story and am praying for everyone in the affected area.

    Here is a link to the Storm Prediction Center's graphic forecasts. Click on the graphics for details:

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
     
  18. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    LOL! I kinda like the wine plan ;) You should come down. We'd have fun :)
     
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    I'd rather my own part of this small Oklahoma town be hit than for Joplin - where last May over 160 died - to take another disaster. I pray their safety from devastation.
     
  20. Show Me

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    I'm a 4-6.

    Remember to check up often for the links we have all supplied as they are subject to change.
     
  21. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    Wow. Schools are cancelling games and activities for tonight.
     

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