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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:10 PM

Forecasters say Saturday storms 'life threatening'

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In an unusually early and strong warning, national weather forecasters cautioned Friday that conditions are ripe for violent tornadoes to rip through the nation from Texas to Minnesota this weekend.

As states across the middle of the country prepared for the worst, storms were already kicking off in Norman, Okla., where a twister whizzed by the nation's tornado forecasting headquarters but caused little damage.

It was only the second time in U.S. history that the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the National Weather Service. The first time was in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S., killing a dozen people and damaging more than 1,000 homes in Tennessee.

This weekend's outbreak could be a "high-end, life threatening event," the center said.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/13/3552022/nws-high-tornado-risk-in-kan-okla.html#storylink=cpy

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proud2BlibKansan Apr 2012 OP
Ian David Apr 2012 #1
xocet Apr 2012 #2
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2012 #20
joshcryer Apr 2012 #9
RufusTFirefly Apr 2012 #14
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #3
lastlib Apr 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #10
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #5
YellowRubberDuckie Apr 2012 #6
AverageJoe90 Apr 2012 #7
YellowRubberDuckie Apr 2012 #8
PotatoChip Apr 2012 #15
YellowRubberDuckie Apr 2012 #18
joshcryer Apr 2012 #11
countryjake Apr 2012 #12
Coyote_Bandit Apr 2012 #13
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #16
DeSwiss Apr 2012 #17
LAGC Apr 2012 #19

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:16 PM

1. The National Weather Service is SOCIALIST! n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:23 PM

2. They have no right to take away my freedom to experience the weather as God intended it! n/t

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Response to xocet (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:41 AM

20. HA!

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:00 PM

9. Yes they are, thankfully.

No "private weather service" could come close to socialized weather forecasting.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

14. That's right! If I need weather service, I'll pay for it in the free market!

Those other deadbeats can fend for themselves for all I care.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:26 PM

3. Federal over reach!

The NWS is not in the tenth Ammendment!!!





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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:46 PM

4. But tornadoes are engaged in interstate commerce!

Dorothy's was--it took her out of Kansas for immoral purposes....

Single-payer storm cellars for all, I say!

Seriously, stay safe, all you fellow midwesterners!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:01 PM

10. No kidding

tornadoes in Norcal last night... we got a thunderstorm in San Diego... spent a good five minutes turning all lights and computers off

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:47 PM

5. It doesn't look good.

I follow Reed Timmer and he said it looks like one of the nastiest set ups in years.

Everyone please heed the warnings and stay safe.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

6. Got emails today saying people are going to die.

Norman was apparently VERY lucky today. If that tornado hadn't hopskotched across town, many could have died. That tornado popped out of the sky wrapped in rain and if not for Gary England and his radar saying there was a tornado on the ground in spite of no sign of it, MANY would have died. Possibly my good friend and her baby.
This is serious. And people could possibly die. These storms are nothing to play with.

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Response to YellowRubberDuckie (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:53 PM

7. Here in Dallas I've always viewed Pete Delkus & Troy Dungan in a similar light. =)

Can't tell you how many times I've turned to WFAA for storm coverage. They're the best in the D/FW area. =)

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:59 PM

8. Everyone pales in comparison...

...to Gary England, our Oklahoma and NATIONAL Treasure!
Duckie

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Response to YellowRubberDuckie (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:52 PM

15. Yes. Saw a PBS program this week

that made many references to his expertise.

Prepare to hunker down and please stay safe everyone in the warning/watch areas.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:32 AM

18. We slept through tornado warnings, sirens, everything.

I just woke up, noticed I slept through my text messages, and decided to check on everybody.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:01 PM

11. One of the forecasters said that the models have predicted this one spot on...

...and they seemed rather grim at mentioning that. Basically the storm has followed everything the models predict to startling accuracy, so if it goes down as the models still predict, people are going to die. It's not if, it's when.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:04 PM

12. Please stay safe!

K&R!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

13. I ***HATE*** storm season



stay safe everyone

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:52 PM

16. Be Safe!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:10 PM

17. K&R

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:37 AM

19. THIS is why I live in the mountains.

Only "natural disaster" we really have to worry about is the occasional snow-flurry or much more rare earthquake... or the Yellowstone super-volcano erupting every 100,000 years.

Don't think I could deal with tornado warnings every other week...


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