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Mon May 12, 2014, 06:51 PM

Tornado Sirens going off

But it looks like it is 20 mile away with the direction mostly away from us. Why do they do this?

Tornado's are isolated and don't take out 20/30 mile areas at once.

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Reply Tornado Sirens going off (Original post)
liberal N proud May 2014 OP
Swede Atlanta May 2014 #1
Aerows May 2014 #2
Purveyor May 2014 #3
liberal N proud May 2014 #6
Skidmore May 2014 #4
liberal N proud May 2014 #7
ForgoTheConsequence May 2014 #5
Name removed May 2014 #8
liberal N proud May 2014 #9
Ghost in the Machine May 2014 #10
AceAcme May 2014 #11
Ghost in the Machine May 2014 #16
blogslut May 2014 #12
liberal N proud May 2014 #13
blogslut May 2014 #15
liberal N proud May 2014 #18
malaise May 2014 #14
MohRokTah May 2014 #17

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:55 PM

1. Take cover.....

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:55 PM

2. Good luck, my friend! n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:55 PM

3. It happened to us just this afternoon and just like your case, the suspected

funnel cloud was about 25 mile northeast of us.

I guess better safe than sorry but I'm afraid people might start ignoring them with so many unwarranted alarms.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:57 PM

6. Boy who cried wolf

People will quit paying attention.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:56 PM

4. Be careful.

It has gotten dicey around here for a while. We're expecting more storms later.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #4)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:59 PM

7. I grew up in Iowa, I know what are dealing with

Also lived in Northern Missouri for 20 years.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 06:57 PM

5. A storm can produce more than one tornado.

Take the warning seriously.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #8)

Mon May 12, 2014, 07:20 PM

9. 7:30 est

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 07:27 PM

10. A little more informatiom... like *WHERE* they're going off... would be helpful to some people...N/T

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #10)

Mon May 12, 2014, 07:37 PM

11. Yes, is the OP posting about the Ukraine or Indonesia or New Zealand?

 

Are we supposed to guess where on the planet this is taking place?

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Response to AceAcme (Reply #11)

Mon May 12, 2014, 09:03 PM

16. Welcome to DU, AceAcme.... obscure posts without reference are a pet peeve of mine.. N/T

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 07:47 PM

12. Perhaps the winds in your area are strong enough to set off the alarms?

Just because the winds aren't tornado-force doesn't mean they aren't strong enough to do some damage.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #12)

Mon May 12, 2014, 08:02 PM

13. Can't be too serious, they are cutting to Dancing Wit The Stars.

Even though they were talking hook-echo.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #13)

Mon May 12, 2014, 08:08 PM

15. Oh, you mean a television alarm/siren?

TV stations are obligated to warn of Tornadoes in their viewing area, not just the town in which they are located.

I thought you were speaking of physical Tornado sirens.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #15)

Mon May 12, 2014, 09:18 PM

18. We had sirens as well

We had some hail, and a lot of heavy rain. Nothting that needed sirens locally.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 08:07 PM

14. Just stay safe

Even they don't know exactly where they're going

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 09:07 PM

17. Tornado warnings are more proactive these days.

Doppler radar has become so accurate they can see the rotation in the clouds well in advance of a funnel cloud developing, let alone a tornado on the ground. It's purely for safety as a tornado can drop out of such rotation very quickly.

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