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2014-04-28 06:18:13 PM
dittybopper:USAFSS?  Sorry, I was actually in the military, not the Air Force ;-)

Oh, that's right. I recall you're an Army dittybopper, not the Air Force AFSC, formerly stationed at Augsburg.

I spend several assignments working with dittyboppers. My personal favorite was at RAF Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, England as an AN/FLR-9(V) technician.  Good times.

i1126.photobucket.com

/Threadjack over.
//I return you all to your regularly scheduled weather panic and mayhem.
 
2014-04-28 06:18:21 PM
 
2014-04-28 06:20:25 PM

thetrenchcoat: I grew up in South Jersey and we never had tornadoes. I now live in the Carolinas and I'm scared crapless of the things.

I call them death clouds.

Once saw the sky turn green during a tornado warning.


Actually the green sky isn't uncommon with stronger storms.  Pretty sure it's caused by the hail in the clouds, but I could wrong.

/Lifelong MO resident.
//took a direct hit from the Good Friday tornado a few years ago.
 
2014-04-28 06:20:45 PM

AirForceVet: I grew up with hurricanes, tornados and water spounts in Florida. I'm used to preparing for bad storms and disasters. Yes, tornados are very bad and dangerous. It's good to be prepared  Just don't go mental about it.

Here in Huntsville, Alabama, they're in a panic already. Schools are closing early. Parents are leaving work early to get their kids. Grocery stores have probably already been emptied of bread and milk.

Here are some helpful hints for those of you who think having fresh bread and milk are the most important preparation.

Fill your cars' gas tanks up.
Fill your bathtubs with water as a drinking water source, or at least to flush waste away.
Flashlights and batteries. Candles too. And don't forget matches for candles.
Alternative cooking stove, like a propane gas stove.
Nonperishable food (not just milk & bread) for yourself and/or family for two weeks.
Two weeks worth of drinking water. Use your hot water heater as an alternate supply, if necessary.
First aid kits plus medications to cover two weeks. That included condoms for those sexually active and easlly bored.

Please add more suggestions freelly.


Also, load up on ice.  Put as much as possible in coolers, the bathtub, etc.  Yeah, its going to eventually melt... but you'd be surprised at how long even a cheap cooler can keep you with at least some ice for drinking, splashing on your face, etc.

And, if stores/bars are open- even if there's no electricity... they're often going to try to off load their ice for free or for like a buck.  Seriously, just ask.  In the end they know their stock of ice is going to be unsellable when them power comes back on.
 
2014-04-28 06:21:24 PM

downstairs: Battery operated personal fans.  Especially if you live somewhere hot.


Ooooo, good idea! I was without power for 36 hours back in Pinellas County, FL during the summer of 2004 (four hurricanes hit the state that year).

While I had everything I needed, without air conditioning or fans, it got miserable, even for a Floridian like me. Dead, humid air.
 
2014-04-28 06:22:46 PM
Who gives a rats ass - I don't live in a mobile home and bring all the Tornado's on. Like I care.
 
2014-04-28 06:22:51 PM

largedon: thetrenchcoat: I grew up in South Jersey and we never had tornadoes. I now live in the Carolinas and I'm scared crapless of the things.

I call them death clouds.

Once saw the sky turn green during a tornado warning.

Actually the green sky isn't uncommon with stronger storms.  Pretty sure it's caused by the hail in the clouds, but I could wrong.

/Lifelong MO resident.
//took a direct hit from the Good Friday tornado a few years ago.


Up here in Illinois, it just got really dark, you could see the storm coming, and the sky got that odd color it gets when the master of the universe is getting ready to drop a tornado on your house. Kind of yellow to me, not so much green. And i really don't know why it does that either.
 
2014-04-28 06:24:26 PM

Professor Farksworth: Weather Channel just reported a Residential area may have sustained the worst damage from the tornado that hit Tupelo.



GODDAMMIT. :-(
 
2014-04-28 06:25:46 PM
Tornado on the ground west of Athens
 
2014-04-28 06:26:12 PM
74 degrees and sunny here in LA today. 6 mph breezes. The jasmine have bloomed. Partially explains the median home price in SoCal of $408,000 vs. $125,000 in Mississippi, I guess. Some shiat did get knocked off my shelf in an earthquake a few weeks ago, though.
 
2014-04-28 06:26:35 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: largedon: Actually the green sky isn't uncommon with stronger storms.  Pretty sure it's caused by the hail in the clouds, but I could wrong.

Up here in Illinois, it just got really dark, you could see the storm coming, and the sky got that odd color it gets when the master of the universe is getting ready to drop a tornado on your house. Kind of yellow to me, not so much green. And i really don't know why it does that either.


Perhaps of interest.
 
2014-04-28 06:26:49 PM
Looks nasty on radar. I'm sitting at my aunts in Atlanta right now. I came a day early due to the weather. Normally I'd be in Huntsville which isn't gonna have to wait that long till the storms are there.
 
2014-04-28 06:26:58 PM
We need Franky MacDonald to weigh in on this.
 
2014-04-28 06:27:12 PM
Has Pat Robertson attributed this to gay marriage yet???
 
2014-04-28 06:27:15 PM
"RoxtarRyan :Tornado on the ground west of Athens"


Enjoy.
 
2014-04-28 06:27:27 PM
Weather Channel: "A car of a mobile home is the last place you want to be in a tornado."

....too easy.
 
2014-04-28 06:29:22 PM
Tornado emergency in Hamilton per weather channel
 
2014-04-28 06:29:51 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "RoxtarRyan :Tornado on the ground west of Athens"


Enjoy.


I'm up in CT. I would say thankfully, but we're not looking to even crack 70F until likely sometime next week.
 
2014-04-28 06:31:44 PM

dittybopper: I_Am_Weasel: Additionally.  Be safe.  No need to be farking during a tornado.

Wait.  I meant Farking.  Capitalized.

Real men simultaneously do both during a tornado.


I have. Srsly.

Got the call-in on it too.

Wanna know what I learned from that situation? Get your bare asses back in the car before the hail starts!
 
2014-04-28 06:32:48 PM
Jesus christmas I hate this shiat :(
 
2014-04-28 06:33:22 PM
I like stormy weather and I'm well insured, but all this shiat started about ten miles east of me yesterday.

My ex was both a pathological liar and had a fear of God, so she was terrified of lightning.
 
2014-04-28 06:33:24 PM
Tornado Emergency for Hamilton and Hackleburg, AL.

Hackleburg, AL was hit by an EF-5 tornado in the 2011 Super Outbreak.
 
2014-04-28 06:33:37 PM

AirForceVet: downstairs: Battery operated personal fans.  Especially if you live somewhere hot.

Ooooo, good idea! I was without power for 36 hours back in Pinellas County, FL during the summer of 2004 (four hurricanes hit the state that year).

While I had everything I needed, without air conditioning or fans, it got miserable, even for a Floridian like me. Dead, humid air.


Oh, I learned the hard way too.  New Orleans, Hurricane Issac.  Dead, humid, stinky air 24/7.  Drives you mad!  Even if it doesn't completely cool you down... moving around air helps.
 
2014-04-28 06:33:55 PM

downstairs: Put as much as possible in coolers, the bathtub, etc. Ye


Washing machine!

Easy to drain when the power comes back on too!
 
2014-04-28 06:34:46 PM
Make them sumabich tornadoes fly Delta.

That'll teach'em.
 
2014-04-28 06:38:41 PM
If you buy even a cheap little crackerbox inverter to hook up to the car, you can have the fan, TV, radio, light, and satellite you need!

Drains the battery pretty quickly the more of a load you run on it, but they've really worked for us! Just have to remember to run the engine every so often to top up the battery.

/Was always funny when they said to have a battery-powered radio, as I watched the Weather Channel radar on DTV!
//Central Florida. Yeah, hurricanes suck.
 
2014-04-28 06:38:44 PM

Professor Farksworth: Video of the Tupelo, MS tornado.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZswj6NXrw&feature=youtu.be


Yikes, that,s a huge wedge tornado and probably doing EF4 damage at least.

I'm watching on radar one that is gonna cross I-65 soon with a nasty debris ball for a bit, west, northwest of Hunstville.
 
2014-04-28 06:39:04 PM
Here in MN we're all pissy because it's cold and rainy and not spring.
 
2014-04-28 06:39:18 PM

ds_4815: Took a screenshot of the Tupelo couplet (just after passing). 110+ mph radar estimate.


That app has better resolution than the weather channel
 
2014-04-28 06:40:12 PM

selena gomez has an anus: So, tornadoes are most frequently hitting and destroying and places with the most conservative climate change deniers.  I won't say its karma, but...


Now's not the time, asshole.
 
2014-04-28 06:42:28 PM
Large tornado north of Bolton, MS heading in the direction of Pocahontas, MS.
 
2014-04-28 06:45:23 PM

dstanley: Here in MN we're all pissy because it's cold and rainy and not spring


In Chicago we keep getting a tease of spring temps before it again turns to crap for the weekends. At least last time it stayed nice on Friday night for some patio drankin'

But I'll take this over multiple days of serious tornado threat.
 
2014-04-28 06:45:32 PM

thetrenchcoat: I grew up in South Jersey and we never had tornadoes. I now live in the Carolinas and I'm scared crapless of the things.

I call them death clouds.

Once saw the sky turn green during a tornado warning.


That's a bad sign.
 
2014-04-28 06:47:21 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: thetrenchcoat: I grew up in South Jersey and we never had tornadoes. I now live in the Carolinas and I'm scared crapless of the things.

I call them death clouds.

Once saw the sky turn green during a tornado warning.

That's a bad sign.


it's light refracting off hail. Which IS a bad sign if you like your roof and car.
 
2014-04-28 06:49:18 PM

Professor Farksworth: Large tornado north of Bolton, MS heading in the direction of Pocahontas, MS.


Looks like a large one headed towards Columbus, MS. Not sure if the same one. I've got the NWS radar up.
 
2014-04-28 06:50:04 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: thetrenchcoat: I grew up in South Jersey and we never had tornadoes. I now live in the Carolinas and I'm scared crapless of the things.

I call them death clouds.

Once saw the sky turn green during a tornado warning.

That's a bad sign.


Indeed.
 
2014-04-28 06:50:30 PM
Hackleburg and Phil Cambell could both be about to take another direct hit. I hope this one is not as strong as the last one.
 
2014-04-28 06:52:39 PM
Hazel Green is in the path of what could be a Multi-Vortex tornado.
 
2014-04-28 06:52:51 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Hunstville


are you boozin' again, Maggie?
 
2014-04-28 06:53:34 PM
I'll be okay, subby. thanks. I just got back to my trailer and I locked down all my screen doors.
 
2014-04-28 06:54:18 PM
On a plane right now waiting to take off from DSM to DFW. Pilot is rushing folks to get settled and wants to leave early. The only time AA pilots want to leave early is when they don't want to leave *much* later...

/glad we got a miss last night in TUL
 
2014-04-28 06:54:25 PM
Any livestreams out there to newscasts?
 
2014-04-28 06:55:55 PM

just_intonation: On a plane right now waiting to take off from DSM to DFW. Pilot is rushing folks to get settled and wants to leave early. The only time AA pilots want to leave early is when they don't want to leave *much* later...

/glad we got a miss last night in TUL


Reminds me a lot of AA Flight 1420...
 
2014-04-28 06:57:04 PM

AirForceVet: I grew up with hurricanes, tornados and water spounts in Florida. I'm used to preparing for bad storms and disasters. Yes, tornados are very bad and dangerous. It's good to be prepared  Just don't go mental about it.

Here in Huntsville, Alabama, they're in a panic already. Schools are closing early. Parents are leaving work early to get their kids. Grocery stores have probably already been emptied of bread and milk.

Here are some helpful hints for those of you who think having fresh bread and milk are the most important preparation.

Fill your cars' gas tanks up.
Fill your bathtubs with water as a drinking water source, or at least to flush waste away.
Flashlights and batteries. Candles too. And don't forget matches for candles.
Alternative cooking stove, like a propane gas stove.
Nonperishable food (not just milk & bread) for yourself and/or family for two weeks.
Two weeks worth of drinking water. Use your hot water heater as an alternate supply, if necessary.
First aid kits plus medications to cover two weeks. That included condoms for those sexually active and easlly bored.

Please add more suggestions freelly.


.


Good advice but I would be careful when filling a bathtub with water if you have small children around .
 
2014-04-28 06:57:41 PM
CONFIRMED by Alabama State Trooper there is a tornado on the ground heading for Hackleburg.
 
2014-04-28 06:59:29 PM

phillydrifter: tinfoil-hat maggie: Hunstville

are you boozin' again, Maggie?


More tired I drove into Atlanta today but I do have some Killian's, Guinness extra stout and Fat Tire amber ale, but I've only had two beers but I might of had some before ; )
 
2014-04-28 07:02:32 PM

RottenEggs: Good advice but I would be careful when filling a bathtub with water if you have small children around .


Also if it's your best place to take cover.
 
2014-04-28 07:03:00 PM

fjnorton: ds_4815: Took a screenshot of the Tupelo couplet (just after passing). 110+ mph radar estimate.

That app has better resolution than the weather channel


RadarScope is $10 for either Android or Apple, and worth every penny. Dual-pol and HD products, among others.
 
2014-04-28 07:04:53 PM

Professor Farksworth: CONFIRMED by Alabama State Trooper there is a tornado on the ground heading for Hackleburg.


http://www.foxalabamalive.com/   -- they got a livestream.
 
2014-04-28 07:05:28 PM

ds_4815: fjnorton: ds_4815: Took a screenshot of the Tupelo couplet (just after passing). 110+ mph radar estimate.

That app has better resolution than the weather channel

RadarScope is $10 for either Android or Apple, and worth every penny. Dual-pol and HD products, among others.


I just bought that. THANK YOU!
 
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