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Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« on: February 10, 2009, 07:44:25 PM »
OK again we see why we are not "crazy" for prepping with just day to day life.  The picture below is a storm about 30 minutes away from our house as I make this post.




So anyway we are getting ready folks, I think we will be ok, I am monitoring the chaser chatter and the worst will go north of us but a LOT of folks may be in for a real rough night.  I will post after we have it go through, should hit about 9:15 and I am guessing by 9:45 it should be gone.  If you don't see a post from me by 10 it means we are at least out of power and internet,  ;)

We will be ok here folks but send thoughts and prayers to north Texas and Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri tonight, I think there will be folks who need them.  We can see the lightening starting, will report back soon.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 08:28:14 PM »
You know, a year ago I would be quite concerned sitting here in the path of a severe thunderstorm. But now, no worries. Prepping truly is about day to day life and not getting caught with your pants down.  Now I just have the rest of my family and friends to worry about. Be safe.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 08:31:29 PM »
Live update!  Nothing bad for us really.  Wind gauge is pegged up about 40-42, rain is coming down hard and cold but nothing really dangerous.  Lost the sat dish and kicked over to the Antenna for TV updates.  Looks like they are about to have a tornado touch down about 20 miles north of us, so we are wishing Grapevine/Hurst/Euless/etc well.

I will let ya'll know how it plays out but looks like we got lucky and have one of the weaker cells hitting us.

They also just issued a on the ground warning down south of us in Hill County, pretty rural area so I hope they sneak through with out to much damage.  I feel real petty worrying about my crops right now while others are worried about their roofs and entire houses.  

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 08:33:46 PM »
Central OK here...  Around supper time my son heard thunder and asked to see where the storm was on the map.  So I pulled up the radar loop on Weather Underground.  Immediately I yelped and ran to the garage.

We have a bunch of old stuff in the garage that is being staged for freecycling.  I had to redistribute all of it elsewhere to make space for our most expensive car.  The storm was practically on top of us, and I didn't want to mess around with hailstones.

Got it done though.  Then I went back inside and told my wife that the darn groundhog was wrong about spring again.

Hope others in the path of this storm did okay too...

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 08:35:17 PM »
Another update, now looks like we have another damn tornado forming up north in Collin County (where my office is by the way).  Like I said this is going to be a rough night for some folks.  Oklahoma is getting hit real hard and as it moves east and hits this dry line it is building power.

For us it is almost over alreay the blessing if there is one is this is a long narrow fast moving squall line,  those are the ones that produce the worst but you either get it or you don't and what ever hits you moves through very fast.  This storm is moving at 40MPH and is only about 20 miles wide.  

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 08:41:43 PM »
Tornado sirens just went off in Lewisville near my mother-in-laws house. Seems they had some rotation there just now.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 08:47:58 PM »
Yep Chris and Frisco is now about to get some heavy wind, possible rotation and lots of hail. For us folks it is over, I hope everyone makes out as well as we did.  Our wind peaked at 49, not even much of an event for a Texas t-storm.  I stood outside on the back porch and watched most of it, I once again feel kind of guilty for enjoying the show while others are ducking under the sound of sirens but if history proves true we will have plenty of sirens ourselves before we get to summer time.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 08:52:02 PM »
Yep Chris and Frisco is now about to get some heavy wind, possible rotation and lots of hail. For us folks it is over, I hope everyone makes out as well as we did. 

The leading edge just got here in Richardson. Wish me luck.  :o

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 09:30:57 PM »
First ice storms, and now tornados and storms. God ain't giving ya'll a rest is He?

I hope everyone fares well down there.

Oh, and Jack, although you feel bad about feeling that way...it should be coupled with a sense of pride. Proud that you are more free than most of the Systems that you can worry about your plants more than your home. You should feel proud to be free, and hope that others become as free as you are. I would imagine that is a pretty good feeling.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 09:46:39 PM »
Storm blew through about an hour ago.  Lights flickered once.  HEAVY rain, heavy wind, very small hail.

Good times...  ;-]

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 10:31:19 PM »
Heard sirens here in Frisco and I sent the wife and poodle downstairs to the bathroom.  Nothing really happened besides hard rain, wind and small hail.

Having a HAM radio helps as well because you can listen in to all the guys running around braving the storms seeing what is going on.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2009, 11:46:46 PM »
OK again we see why we are not "crazy" for prepping with just day to day life.  The picture below is a storm about 30 minutes away from our house as I make this post.

So anyway we are getting ready folks, I think we will be ok, I am monitoring the chaser chatter and the worst will go north of us but a LOT of folks may be in for a real rough night.  I will post after we have it go through, should hit about 9:15 and I am guessing by 9:45 it should be gone.  If you don't see a post from me by 10 it means we are at least out of power and internet,  ;)

We will be ok here folks but send thoughts and prayers to north Texas and Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri tonight, I think there will be folks who need them.  We can see the lightening starting, will report back soon.
I think I heard sirens. Of course I was asleep but my weather radio didn't go off.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 06:58:35 AM »
I heard from the NOAA broadcast this morning that today on until Thursday there will be rain and 40-50 mph winds. I just wish they would call it a frichen storm instead. If you have rain and 40-50 mph winds its a storm, and with it having been mild temperatures this week it could cause a tornado. I will be on the look out. Hope everyone made it through alright last night.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 05:16:03 PM »
Im from south central Oklahoma, about 43 miles north of Long Grove and from what i have seen on tv they were hit prettyhard. I have a link from channel 9 news out of Oklahoma city here.

 http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=116601&clipId=3436670&topVideoCatNo=155257&autoStart=true

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 05:44:58 PM »
I live in Southwest Missouri and the storm came through here last night. Luckily no deaths. The one that hit here in Springfield was an F1 so we were very lucky.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 10:10:07 PM »
I am so glad I do not live in the alley anymore 2 years in my childhood was enough to teach me to feel it in my bones. I prefer hurricanes as you can see them stalking you.

Anyway it blew through with high wind and rain. We were kinda disappointed after seeing all the stuff up north. It looked real nasty on radar though, but was over in no time.

Glad y'all are ok.

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Re: Tornado Season Starting Early - Storm On The Way
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 04:44:58 AM »
So that's where all that rain came from.

Nothing major happened here just lots of rain & wind, fortunately most of my tree limbs are already on the ground....still. ;D