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Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Let the fun begin.

4/8/11

Baseball size hail a couple counties away...Tornado watch till 1 am

Sure-Oz
04-08-2011, 08:33 PM
Franklin and Anderson counties KS.

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 08:36 PM
Chance Hays from the National Weather Service says this year could be a really active year.

Baconeater
04-08-2011, 08:41 PM
WE'RE ALL GONNA FUCKING DIE!!

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 08:42 PM
WE'RE ALL GONNA ****ING DIE!!

yup. Someday we will

HonestChieffan
04-08-2011, 08:48 PM
Katie Horner is hot.
Bryan Busby has never been right.
Lezac and his dogs can drink antifreeze.


We have had hail 3 times so far.

Sure-Oz
04-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Chance Hays from the National Weather Service says this year could be a really active year.

Hopefully it won't be too bad, tornados are something i have feared since i was a kid for sure. I like thunderstorms in general though

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Hopefully it won't be too bad, tornados are something i have feared since i was a kid for sure. I like thunderstorms in general though

they both fascinate and frighten me. I experienced the Andover tornado in 91 a very scary experience

Priest31kc
04-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Hopefully it won't be too bad, tornados are something i have feared since i was a kid for sure. I like thunderstorms in general though

This

HonestChieffan
04-08-2011, 10:27 PM
Hail and heavy rain now...

Coach
04-08-2011, 10:34 PM
they both fascinate and frighten me. I experienced the Andover tornado in 91 a very scary experience

Hesston/Gossel '90

Brianfo
04-08-2011, 10:48 PM
I have had baseball sized hail. Kind of an eery feeling when you are sitting in the house listening to it beat the sh*t out of stuff outside. We did get a insurance check on our roof.

Phobia
04-08-2011, 10:50 PM
We had it last Sunday night. Vultures have decended upon your little town wanting to do our roofs. It's awful.... especially since my company sells roofs. Uh - why are my neighbors hiring vultures from 3 states away to replace their roof when I life just down the street from them?

Stanley Nickels
04-08-2011, 11:00 PM
Started getting really loud on my drive home from work, then I realized I could start to see rain forming to hail, and by the time I got to a red light it was full on hail storm. I ran a red, pulled a U-Turn into a Quik Trip, and waited it out. The major issue? I drove my fiancees car to work today. I would never hear the end of it if I drove through hail.

Sure-Oz
04-08-2011, 11:03 PM
Started getting really loud on my drive home from work, then I realized I could start to see rain forming to hail, and by the time I got to a red light it was full on hail storm. I ran a red, pulled a U-Turn into a Quik Trip, and waited it out. The major issue? I drove my fiancees car to work today. I would never hear the end of it if I drove through hail.

Smart, last sunday i drove through hail, luckily i was downtown during it and it was pea size and did not damage

shirtsleeve
04-08-2011, 11:04 PM
We are finally turning the corner here and will see our first true spring mild spell, which means, bad weather for you. Be safe.

I am NOT going to miss this winter though. Good bye and good riddence. Still almost a foot of snow in the woods, although the yards are dry and firm enough to walk on now.

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 11:22 PM
We are finally turning the corner here and will see our first true spring mild spell, which means, bad weather for you. Be safe.

I am NOT going to miss this winter though. Good bye and good riddence. Still almost a foot of snow in the woods, although the yards are dry and firm enough to walk on now.

yea, I would rather have the Tornadoes than snow. If I never see snow enough it would be too soon

shirtsleeve
04-08-2011, 11:33 PM
yea, I would rather have the Tornadoes than snow. If I never see snow enough it would be too soon

This winter sucked soo bad. Near zero or below continuously from mid Dec through Mid March. We had weeks where it never reached zero. And the fuggin snow...125" of the stuff. It snowed and snowed and snowed...

Bad winter.

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 11:34 PM
This winter sucked soo bad. Near zero or below continuously from mid Dec through Mid March. We had weeks where it never reached zero. And the fuggin snow...125" of the stuff. It snowed and snowed and snowed...

Bad winter.

agreed. I HATE winter way more than Tornadoes

shirtsleeve
04-08-2011, 11:40 PM
agreed. I HATE winter way more than Tornadoes

Still, we may see two warnings a year here in July/Aug. Tornadoes are downright nasty.
As much as I plan to storm chase some, someday out your way, they are not something to be in the path of. Worse we get are blizzards. Winter cold core hurricanes. But they hit the coast so much worse than here inland. We just get 3 feet of white shit. Winds, trees down stuff.

Tornadoes explode houses and stuff.

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 11:44 PM
Still, we may see two warnings a year here in July/Aug. Tornadoes are downright nasty.
As much as I plan to storm chase some, someday out your way, they are not something to be in the path of. Worse we get are blizzards. Winter cold core hurricanes. But they hit the coast so much worse than here inland. We just get 3 feet of white shit. Winds, trees down stuff.

Tornadoes explode houses and stuff.

yea, but usually the storms threaten a lot but the actual tornadoes not as much. But...they are predicting a rough season this year

shirtsleeve
04-08-2011, 11:49 PM
yea, but usually the storms threaten a lot but the actual tornadoes not as much. But...they are predicting a rough season this year

Take care of yourselves.

Gracie Dean
04-08-2011, 11:54 PM
Take care of yourselves.

we are prepared.

Buehler445
04-09-2011, 12:02 AM
Goddamn. What I wouldn't give for something wet to fall from the sky.

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 09:39 AM
looking for more storm action tonight.

luv
04-09-2011, 10:31 AM
I have a friend in Ponca City, OK, who was out of electricity last night. Minor property damage, and a ton of tree limbs. Another friend posted a picture on her facebook page of a piece of hail that took up her entire palm. I can't remember if she moved down to Ponca or if she's still in Arkansas City.

I had a friend call me this morning, and he said something about being awake during the storm. If we had any kind of storm, I slept through it, and everthing is dry this morning.

luv
04-09-2011, 10:36 AM
Okay. I have more friends on facebook talking about this thunderstorm we had last night/early this morning. I completely missed it. :(

HonestChieffan
04-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Goddamn. What I wouldn't give for something wet to fall from the sky.


I talked to a friend near where you are. He said same thing. Cannot believe we have such excess rain/snow moisture, pastures are a disaster with ruts from haying cows, water in many fields...we are super soaked...thus a lot of talk of flooding in the near future.

Dunit35
04-09-2011, 11:58 AM
Ponds are drying up here in NW Oklahoma.

Last Sunday it was 90, Monday it was 55.

Been sick all week because of it.

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Ponds are drying up here in NW Oklahoma.

Last Sunday it was 90, Monday it was 55.

Been sick all week because of it.

yea, we had that too only it got colder than 55

kstater
04-09-2011, 02:47 PM
I'm

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm

a nut?

kstater
04-09-2011, 07:14 PM
going

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 08:39 PM
We had it last Sunday night. Vultures have decended upon your little town wanting to do our roofs. It's awful.... especially since my company sells roofs. Uh - why are my neighbors hiring vultures from 3 states away to replace their roof when I life just down the street from them?

because they don't know how awesome you are~~ how are you going to change that?

CaliforniaChief
04-09-2011, 08:40 PM
Apparently a major tornado hit Mapleton, IA a little while ago. Injuries and major damage are being reported by storm chasers.

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Apparently a major tornado hit Mapleton, IA a little while ago. Injuries and major damage are being reported by storm chasers.

and I was just looking at how quiet it is on KS radar tonight.

Wyatt Earp
04-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Went out chasing this evening. Storms finally broke the cap around Greensburg about 6:30. Only had quarter sized hail and heavy rain. Will post some pics when I get to my computer.
Posted via Mobile Device

tk13
04-09-2011, 08:46 PM
http://www.severestudios.com/cgi-bin/player.pl?username=mike.ratliff&uid=532

There's a live stream of someone chasing a tornado through western Iowa right now.

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Went out chasing this evening. Storms finally broke the cap around Greensburg about 6:30. Only had quarter sized hail and heavy rain. Will post some pics when I get to my computer.
Posted via Mobile Device

Did you chase last night? There are some great pics of the Baseball size hail. Police cars in Rose Hill lost their windshields

Wyatt Earp
04-09-2011, 09:27 PM
Did you chase last night? There are some great pics of the Baseball size hail. Police cars in Rose Hill lost their windshields

No I was at a concert last night.

tk13
04-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Reed Timmer of the TV show Stormchasers was saying on twitter that the storm plowing through central Iowa has multiple funnels, one of which appeared to be a mile wide.

Wyatt Earp
04-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Here is a good website to watch streaming videos from a bunch of chasers including Timmer.

http://www.kwch.com/weather/chaserradar/

Wyatt Earp
04-09-2011, 09:42 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/coneal_81/DSC06378.jpg
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http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/coneal_81/DSC06417.jpg

Gracie Dean
04-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Those are fantastic Mr. Wyatt Earp

Gracie Dean
04-10-2011, 05:11 PM
4/10 any one with storms today? WE may get some tonight a cold front is moving in.

kstater
04-10-2011, 06:52 PM
to bump

Gracie Dean
04-10-2011, 07:53 PM
By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press 32 mins ago


MAPLETON, Iowa Jamy Garden's house began to rumble with the approach of a tornado that at one point measured three-quarters of a mile wide. Then the windows shattered, spraying her with glass. Using her cellphone as a flashlight, she fled to her basement and called her grandparents in tears.

On Sunday, she returned home, wandering her backyard in a blood-splattered hooded sweat shirt, her right hand and left knee wrapped in gauze. Around her lay a tangle of tree branches, twisted siding, broken glass and a canoe that wasn't hers.

The tornado that struck the evening before damaged more than half of Mapleton, a town of 1,200 in western Iowa, Mayor Fred Standa said Sunday. He estimated about 20 percent of the town was "almost flat."

The huge, centuries-old trees the town was named for had been pulled out of the ground and wrapped around houses and tossed on top of cars, Standa said. In one case, a huge motor home had been flipped on its side. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110410/ap_on_re_us/us_iowa...


Wow, so sad...sounds like what happened in Greensburg

luv
04-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Apparently, they've put something up on tv. I'm being bombarded with texts from my mom. Are you okay? Do you have someplace to go? Do you have a way to keep track of the weather? These types of concerns are kind of ironic to me considering she lives in a trailer.

tk13
04-10-2011, 08:01 PM
Twin tornadoes last night near Pocohontas, IA.

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Gracie Dean
04-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Twin tornadoes last night near Pocohontas, IA.

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wicked

kstater
04-10-2011, 08:23 PM
this thread

luv
04-10-2011, 09:21 PM
At least five more texts from mom, who has decided to update me on the weather status every five minutes.

Gracie Dean
04-12-2011, 06:15 PM
At least five more texts from mom, who has decided to update me on the weather status every five minutes.

My grandma grew up way before electricity was available in the country and her family was very poor. When bad storms happened, they didn't have much warning except for what they observed. When she was older, she hated storms even when modern technology allowed for quite a bit of advanced notice. She would put herself in a closet until the storms passed she was that scared of them

Gracie Dean
04-14-2011, 03:48 PM
4/14

Could be a wicked rocky night!


Tornado threat increases for Wichita areaThe Storm Prediction Center has adjusted its hazardous weather outlook for today, increasing the potential for strong tornadoes in southeast Kansas and the Wichita metropolitan area to 15%.


Read more: http://blogs.kansas.com/weather/2011/04/14/tornado-threat-increases-for-wichita-area/#ixzz1JX5fN4qn

Baconeater
04-14-2011, 03:49 PM
It rained here earlier, does that count?

Gracie Dean
04-14-2011, 04:14 PM
It rained here earlier, does that count?

only if you got wind gusts 50degress or higher and or hail :)

Gracie Dean
04-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Ark City in Tornado warning as are 2 okla counties

could be a really fun night!!!

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ict&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no

Gracie Dean
04-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Is everyone in the St. Louis area okay?

Rams Fan
04-24-2011, 11:47 AM
Is everyone in the St. Louis area okay?

I think so. No one died from the tornado or the storms, I think or that's what's being reported by the government.

I don't know if anyone lives in Bridgeton.

Coyote Kev
04-24-2011, 01:24 PM
Goddamn. What I wouldn't give for something wet to fall from the sky.



Me like wise, we having a drout..............in spring

My heart goes out to anyone who suffers extremes in weather. Its so godamn powerful.

:huh:

Coyote Kev
04-24-2011, 03:16 PM
Mebbe thaits thur furst line of anuther song ?

Scott Pilgrim
04-24-2011, 04:23 PM
I think so. No one died from the tornado or the storms, I think or that's what's being reported by the government.

I don't know if anyone lives in Bridgeton.

I grew up in Bridgeton the old neighborhood is destroyed.

Rams Fan
04-24-2011, 04:25 PM
I grew up in Bridgeton the old neighborhood is destroyed.

I saw the damage on the news. A lot of houses look totaled or damaged.

Gracie Dean
04-24-2011, 06:07 PM
I grew up in Bridgeton the old neighborhood is destroyed.

I'm sorry

luv
04-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Just had some thunder that rattled my apartment for about three seconds. I love thunderstorms!

Gracie Dean
05-10-2011, 05:19 PM
5/10

Might be a really rocky night.

Stay safe everyone

Dunit35
05-10-2011, 09:14 PM
We have had around .75 inches of rain since late March and .72 of that came in one night about two weeks ago.

Gracie Dean
05-10-2011, 09:26 PM
we are supposed to get some pretty major storms over night. Temps dropped and it is getting cloudy and windy but nothing yet...not even rain

Gracie Dean
05-22-2011, 08:39 PM
5/22

Joplin hit bad. Sister's house pretty destroyed. They are safe but in shock

How is everyone here?

chasedude
05-22-2011, 09:01 PM
5/22

Joplin hit bad. Sister's house pretty destroyed. They are safe but in shock

How is everyone here?

Thoughts go out to your sis, glad they are safe but the loss of a house is heart breaking.

Gracie Dean
05-22-2011, 09:34 PM
Thoughts go out to your sis, glad they are safe but the loss of a house is heart breaking.

Thanks. They have only been there a little over a year. Her son just got married and they have a new baby.

Buehler445
05-22-2011, 10:18 PM
I just wish it would goddamn rain here.