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  • Close Call (Not Really)

    10/21/2019 7:21:33 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 17 replies
    Tngop
    This morning I was awakened by the Civil Defense sirens and my phone going off with alerts. Tornado Warning for Memphis. I immediately jumped into action and did the usual thing - I went outside to see how bad it was. I was caught up by the wind and carried to the top of an ancient Hickory tree in the yard. Its at least 80 ft tall. I was surprised to find that my cell phone service and the view were both amazing. My girlfriend came to the rescue. She was yelling "Jump, I'll catch you". (never should have made...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/20/2019

    10/20/2019 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Is an attempt underway to destabilize Lebanon? For the fourth day in a row protesters in the streets..... "We are at war against a powerful enemy, who is willing to use violence without any limits" The words of Chile's President Sebastian Pinera late tonight speaking tonight from army headquarters..... British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the votes to pass his "deal" on Brexit.... Tens of thousands marching in Hong Kong Sunday defying a ban on protests..... The protest continuing today in Spain's Catalonia region.... Election news Sunday. Bolivia's longtime left-wing president Evo Morales forced into...
  • Tornado confirmed in North Dallas, heading east(tr)

    10/20/2019 7:41:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | Oct 20, 2019
    The FOX 4 Weather team confirmed a tornado in the Dallas Love Field area just after 9 p.m., moving east, and it's now reported to be near the Richardson and Garland city boundaries
  • Why Are There So Many Tornadoes Right Now?

    05/31/2019 11:08:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Earther ^ | May 31, 2019 | Brian Kahn
    This has been a spring of angry weather across the U.S. as heat, flooding, and hail pummel the eastern half of the country. But along with the garden variety suffering, devastating tornadoes have also spread across the U.S. from Texas to Pennsylvania. Twisters have ripped through communities across the U.S., killing at least three in Missouri last week, injuring nearly 100 on Monday in Ohio, and upending thousands of people’s lives. On Thursday, nearly 78 million Americans still faced increased odds of tornadoes touching down, according to the Storm Prediction Center, including major metro areas like New York, Washington, D.C.,...
  • Tornado, severe weather outbreak most 'prolonged stretch' in 8 years -- and here's why

    05/29/2019 9:58:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    A two-week onslaught of volatile weather has wrought death and destruction from the Southern Plains to the Northeast, bombarding the country's interior with disaster after disaster all because of a stalled weather pattern. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center has received more than 500 reports of tornadoes in the last 30 days. The 442 twisters reported in May -- which is historically tornado season's busiest month -- is still nearly double the 3-year average of 226 cyclones. "The threat is ongoing in the same areas we have seen over the past couple of days," Fox News Senior...
  • NYC area braces for possible tornado after National Weather Service warning

    05/28/2019 7:22:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 28, 2019 | Karma Allen
    Residents near New York City are bracing for the impact of a possible tornado that could bring strong winds and possible flash floods to the area. The National Weather service issued tornado warnings for several counties surrounding Manhattan on Tuesday evening, urging residents in the path of the "dangerous storm" to stay inside. The service said the storms could produce hail the size of quarters. "Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely," NWS said in a statement. "This...
  • Tornado warnings issued as storm moves through KC area, east-central Kansas

    05/28/2019 4:48:46 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 32 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/28/18 | Kaitlyn Schwers
    Tornado emergencies have been issued as a severe storm moved through east-central Kansas and the Kansas City area Tuesday evening.
  • Ohio Weatherman Snaps at Viewers as Tornado Warning Interrupts ‘The Bachelorette’ (Video)

    05/28/2019 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    www.thewrap.com ^ | May 28, 2019 @ 8:22 AM | Brian Welk
    “I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic,” Jamie Simpson of Fox 45 in Dayton says A meteorologist for Fox 45 in Dayton, Ohio snapped at viewers who complained on social media about a tornado warning that interrupted Monday night’s broadcast of “The Bachelorette,” saying that the cutaway was due to a “dangerous situation.” “I was just checking social media, we have viewers complaining already. ‘Just go back to the show.’ No, we’re not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation, okay,” Jamie Simpson said during the live broadcast. Simpson scolded viewers who...
  • Look! Up In the Sky! It’s a Virtue Signal!

    05/28/2019 6:35:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-28-19 | MOTUS
    If you’re out driving around in your car and a tornado suddenly appears your best bet is to seek refuge in a church. Your second best option? A Chick-fil-A, a temple of another sort. They’ll even let you in through the drive-up window if you need shelter from a storm. Then again, they are known for their service. But can you believe it? The staff encouraged them to come in without even asking what their birth-gender was, or how they felt about gay marriage! This actually happened to a couple in Oklahoma City as a tornado touched down last Friday...
  • NWS tweets ‘confirmed large and dangerous tornado’ on ground north of Dayton (Ohio)

    05/27/2019 8:24:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 88 replies
    fox19.com ^ | May 27, 2019
    TROTWOOD, Ohio (FOX19) - A tornado reportedly touched down late Monday just north of Dayton, Ohio. A tornado watch was issued for parts of the Tri-State Monday evening. North of the FOX19 NOW viewing area, a tornado emergency was later issued around 11 p.m. after tornadic activity was detected in the Trotwood, Ohio area.
  • BREAKING: Fatalities, damage reported after 2nd tornado in 6 years strikes El Reno, Oklahoma

    05/25/2019 10:24:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | May 26, 2019 | Renee Duff
    Fatalities have been reported after a tornado caused extensive damage in El Reno, Oklahoma, late Saturday night. Numerous pictures and videos on social media showed extensive damage in the city. One report on Twitter stated that debris was falling from the sky along a stretch of Interstate 40 near El Reno. Damage at NW 23rd and Classen. pic.twitter.com/3DcnumrZOm — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) May 26, 2019 El Reno City Councilwoman Tracey Rider told News 9 that there are an unknown number of fatalities at a hotel. The hotel in the city reportedly took a direct hit and was leveled by the...
  • Drivers honked man in a wheelchair during a storm. This teen stopped to push him all the way (tr)

    05/25/2019 5:46:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2019 | Madeline Holcombe
    Gregory Beck was on his way to his St. Louis home in his wheelchair when tornado sirens sounded. Beck lost both of his legs last year and is legally blind, according to CNN affiliate KMOV4. It would normally take him 25 minutes to get back home from the supermarket, and he would need to stop as many as 10 times to rest. "Everyone kept telling me the storm is coming and you need to hurry up and get home," Beck told the station. While other drivers honked and yelled at Beck as he tried to cross the street Tuesday and...
  • AOC called out by meteorologist after linking DC tornado warning to climate change

    05/24/2019 4:53:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, took to social media on Thursday during a tornado warning in Washington, D.C. and swiftly tried to connect it to climate change -- prompting one meteorologist to call her out for not knowing "the difference between weather and climate." The freshman congresswoman began by sharing a video on Instagram briefly showing the conditions outside, as heavy rains drenched the region and prompted a brief, and rare, tornado warning inside the Beltway. “There's people stuck outside. We need to get them out,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is crazy."
  • Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports

    05/22/2019 11:02:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 | By Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. According to the National Weather Service, a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” was observed over Jefferson City, at 11:43 p.m., moving northeast at 40 mph.
  • Tornado outbreak likely today, forecasters say; Tulsa under flood watch through Tuesday

    05/20/2019 5:37:16 AM PDT · by cba123 · 43 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Today | Kelsy Schlotthauer
    Update (6 a.m. Monday): In an outlook issued early Monday morning, the National Weather Service stated a tornado outbreak is expected across the southern plains, including much of Oklahoma and parts of Texas throughout the day and into the overnight hours. Forecasters have the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas in "moderate" risk categories for severe weather, with a rarely used "high" risk area stretching from west Oklahoma City to roughly Snyder, Texas. A tornado risk exists across an arc from west Texas to the Oklahoma-Missouri-Arkansas border, but the "high" risk area carries greater chances for violent, long-track tornadoes. Please...
  • PDS Tornado Watch issued for Texas Panhandle, expect same for Western/Central Oklahoma later

    05/20/2019 10:44:24 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 31 replies
    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0197.html URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 197 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1235 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of West Texas including much of the Panhandle * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until 800 PM CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * Primary threats include... Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 4 inches in diameter expected Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely...
  • Life-threatening tornado outbreak, flash flooding possible Monday in Southern Plains

    05/19/2019 7:27:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2019, | daniel manzo
    There is a moderate risk for severe weather in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including Oklahoma City, on Monday. There is a chance for violent, long-track tornadoes, destructive winds and very large hail in this region. Additionally, damaging winds, large hail and strong tornadoes will be possible across parts of the Southern Plains from Midland, Texas, to Wichita, Kansas.
  • Reed Timmer survives wild close-up encounter with powerhouse tornado in Nebraska

    05/19/2019 3:26:32 AM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    Accuweather ^ | May 17, 2019
    What's it like to be inside a tornado as it's forming? Few people, if any, have experienced such a sensation, but Reed Timmer is now one who has -- and lived to talk about it after an extraordinary up-close encounter with a tornado on Friday evening.
  • Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats for interrupting Masters with tornado updates

    04/16/2019 3:40:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/19 | Edmund DeMarche
    A meteorologist in Atlanta said she received death threats from viewers for interrupting the Masters tournament that featured the historic and improbable win by Tiger Woods. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that CBS 46's Ella Dorsey took to Twitter to defend herself and the broadcast that only took up half the screen during the tournament. “To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming...
  • Possible Major Tornado Outbreak now starting (TX/LA and then MS/AL later)

    04/13/2019 9:48:57 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 111 replies
    NWS/others
    Franklin TX just took a direct hit from a strong tornado....major damage and injuries now being reported... this is likely just the beginning ..... 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK ...THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF EAST TEXAS...CENTRAL/NORTHERN LOUISIANA...SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS...AND WESTERN/CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... ..SUMMARY TORNADOES -- SOME POTENTIALLY STRONG TO VIOLENT (EF2+) -- ARE POSSIBLE TODAY FROM EAST TEXAS TO CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI. OTHERWISE, NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL POSE A RISK OF LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WIND AND TORNADOES FROM CENTRAL TEXAS THIS MORNING TO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY REGION OVERNIGHT.