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2014-04-28 10:25:26 PM
As a lifelong resident of Ga, I will describe how the average Georgian prepares for a tornado.
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yes, that's right, no prep.  We may freak out about snow, but tornadoes are like the lion and we are the wildebeest.  As soon as we know it is heading our way, dive in the bathtub or something, otherwise we are glad it did not get us.

Only once have I been convinced it was heading right for me and boxed up the critters in crates in the bathroom with me.   Sure if I ever build a house I will have a reinforced basement room as a safe room for twisters.   But that would require money.
 
2014-04-28 10:31:14 PM
getting several sightings of funnels and high winds in the Chattanooga area. (about 5 minutes from Ringgold, GA that was hit pretty bad 3 years 1 day ago)
 
2014-04-28 10:32:48 PM
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this sucks!
 
2014-04-28 10:33:42 PM

rev. dave: As a lifelong resident of Ga, I will describe how the average Georgian prepares for a tornado.
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yes, that's right, no prep.  We may freak out about snow, but tornadoes are like the lion and we are the wildebeest.  As soon as we know it is heading our way, dive in the bathtub or something, otherwise we are glad it did not get us.

Only once have I been convinced it was heading right for me and boxed up the critters in crates in the bathroom with me.   Sure if I ever build a house I will have a reinforced basement room as a safe room for twisters.   But that would require money.


As someone who moved to Georgia from Minnesota, it absolutely amazes me that, for as many tornadoes as this place gets, there are so few buildings with basements. Is it just that y'all don't want add to the cost of construction? I really don't get it.
 
2014-04-28 10:35:52 PM

Mr_Juche: rev. dave: As a lifelong resident of Ga, I will describe how the average Georgian prepares for a tornado.
...
yes, that's right, no prep.  We may freak out about snow, but tornadoes are like the lion and we are the wildebeest.  As soon as we know it is heading our way, dive in the bathtub or something, otherwise we are glad it did not get us.

Only once have I been convinced it was heading right for me and boxed up the critters in crates in the bathroom with me.   Sure if I ever build a house I will have a reinforced basement room as a safe room for twisters.   But that would require money.

As someone who moved to Georgia from Minnesota, it absolutely amazes me that, for as many tornadoes as this place gets, there are so few buildings with basements. Is it just that y'all don't want add to the cost of construction? I really don't get it.


Oh, wow. I'm not sure I could add any more commas to that sentence. Moron......
 
2014-04-28 10:39:11 PM

Mr_Juche: Oh, wow. I'm not sure I could add any more commas to that sentence. Moron......


There is only one superfluous comma (that, for).
 
2014-04-28 10:40:05 PM

mr lawson: [img.fark.net image 419x286]

this sucks!


I'm currently in the red portion...
 
2014-04-28 10:41:23 PM

FlashHarry: 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.

Green sky + temperature drop = time to shiat pants.


I about did. I did literally drop the groceries I was carrying.
 
2014-04-28 10:41:50 PM

Olo Manolo: I'm currently in the red portion...


lol...which one?
/still better conditions than three years ago
 
2014-04-28 10:46:15 PM

mr lawson: Olo Manolo: I'm currently in the red portion...

lol...which one?
/still better conditions than three years ago


Chat-ta-NOO-ga

nothing but lightning/occasional heavy rain here, (and the funnel sightings/tornado warnings, but... meh....)
 
2014-04-28 10:49:25 PM
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"ALL HOMES GONE"

That was the tornado that had the huge debris ball in TN.
 
2014-04-28 11:09:18 PM
It's that time of year again!
 
2014-04-28 11:13:52 PM
oh joy...tornado warning now....sigh
 
2014-04-28 11:26:51 PM
Graysville, AL (just northwest of Birmingham) just took a direct hit from a large tornado with a very well defined debris ball and its about to hit Cardiff head on.
 
2014-04-28 11:38:42 PM

Professor Farksworth: Graysville, AL (just northwest of Birmingham) just took a direct hit from a large tornado with a very well defined debris ball and its about to hit Cardiff head on.


Velocities on that:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-28 11:42:15 PM
Same places from the 2011 outbreak. Smh.
 
2014-04-28 11:44:35 PM
Are you gonna chase the storms tomorrow ds? Looks like from Windsor to Sarnia maybe some hail.
 
2014-04-28 11:45:09 PM
Yet another one outside Tuscaloosa at the moment, heading northeast to Birmingham.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-28 11:48:48 PM

ontariolightning: Are you gonna chase the storms tomorrow ds? Looks like from Windsor to Sarnia maybe some hail.


Unlikely for overly-severe weather (short of very isolated pockets of hail), so probably not, but I'll certainly be keeping a weather eye. Still, you're right... SPC has the slight risk extending up here.

www.spc.noaa.gov
 
2014-04-28 11:49:22 PM
Birmingham is about to be relocated.
 
2014-04-28 11:54:59 PM

ontariolightning: Birmingham is about to be relocated.


The mountain protects us.

Seriously, they always go around downtown B'ham, but last big set of tornadoes to hit Tuscaloosa we had insulation raining down, but the tornadoes missed Birmingham propper
 
2014-04-28 11:56:48 PM
 
2014-04-28 11:56:50 PM

AlHarris31: ontariolightning: Birmingham is about to be relocated.

The mountain protects us.

Seriously, they always go around downtown B'ham, but last big set of tornadoes to hit Tuscaloosa we had insulation raining down, but the tornadoes missed Birmingham propper


not if it comes from the NE right?
 
2014-04-28 11:57:09 PM
Kimberly AL fire department destroyed by direct tornado hit
 
2014-04-28 11:58:43 PM

ontariolightning: AlHarris31: ontariolightning: Birmingham is about to be relocated.

The mountain protects us.

Seriously, they always go around downtown B'ham, but last big set of tornadoes to hit Tuscaloosa we had insulation raining down, but the tornadoes missed Birmingham propper

not if it comes from the NE right?


Nobody expects the spanish inquisition tornadoes form the NE
 
2014-04-29 12:03:20 AM

AlHarris31: The mountain protects us.


That'll work until it doesn't work.  Here's what happened in the Eastern Kentucky mountains in 2012.

upload.wikimedia.org

Here's the Google terrain map of the town.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=37.92118,-83.256884&spn=0.038729,0.07716 2& t=p&z=14
 
2014-04-29 12:07:02 AM

12349876: AlHarris31: The mountain protects us.

That'll work until it doesn't work.  Here's what happened in the Eastern Kentucky mountains in 2012.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 634x600]

Here's the Google terrain map of the town.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=37.92118,-83.256884&spn=0.038729,0.07716 2& t=p&z=14


Which is why I have my bug out bag ready, plenty of emergency supplies stocked up, and am ready to run down to my crawl space.

My weather radio has been blowing up, and as I watch a tornado is on track right towards the suburbs and Birmingham.

But yeah, historically we have been OK... but I am prepared.

/Also I have been drinking, so if I get ragdolled by a tornado I have a better chance of survival.
 
2014-04-29 12:10:02 AM

AlHarris31: But yeah, historically we have been OK.


I agree the mountains are a hinderance, but they're far from a silver bullet.
 
2014-04-29 12:10:22 AM
We are here with you bro. If something goes wrong for you, what do you want the world to know?
 
2014-04-29 12:10:29 AM
p.twimg.com
 
2014-04-29 12:15:22 AM
The Birmingham cell has sisters
 
2014-04-29 12:17:18 AM
Huge debris ball southwest Alabama.  They said the storm has gotten even stronger.
 
2014-04-29 12:19:29 AM
The Brewers are beating the Cardinals, I am mostly content.

Latest news showing large tornado breaking to the NE, away from Hoover but more towards me in B'ham. Its about to hit some populated areas in Bessemer... this will be bad.  These are also areas where most people do not have basements.

Sky is more light than dark right now, heavy rain.

Tornado Emergency just called... 11:54 supposed to hit Birmingham.
 
2014-04-29 12:20:32 AM
Not hearing about many deaths and injuries from the other tornadoes.
 
2014-04-29 12:20:34 AM
Hueytown to Birmingham not looking good.
 
2014-04-29 12:21:14 AM
I will probably lose power in 15 min or so. They are evacuating most CBS42 personnel on top of Red Mountain...

Cameras are out on the mountain.

About to take shelter in 10 min or so
 
2014-04-29 12:22:45 AM

AlHarris31: I will probably lose power in 15 min or so. They are evacuating most CBS42 personnel on top of Red Mountain...

Cameras are out on the mountain.

About to take shelter in 10 min or so


best of luck to you. Post in here when you can so we know you didn't bite it.
 
2014-04-29 12:22:55 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-29 12:25:41 AM

ds_4815: [i.imgur.com image 406x600]


jesus its gonna cycle right over the city
 
2014-04-29 12:27:43 AM
Al Roker sounds a little drunk on TWC on the phone.
 
2014-04-29 12:28:00 AM
Possibly 3 tornadoes here? Circled the possible debris balls, radar seems to confirm at least one pair.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-29 12:31:20 AM

wxboy: Al Roker sounds a little drunk on TWC on the phone.


He just said he's staying in a glass hotel with a atrium to cover the tornado. Man has balls of steel.
 
2014-04-29 12:47:38 AM
Tornado seems to have dissipated before it hit Birmingham

The warning expired, but we still have a strong storm.

When the tornado went over Shades Mountain it seems to have weakened, but once it gets past Birmingham, CBS42 guy says it might generate another tornado on this track.
 
2014-04-29 12:48:28 AM
Good news Birmingha, Vulcan has murdered the tornado!
 
2014-04-29 12:49:07 AM
*Birmingham, damnit
 
2014-04-29 01:02:24 AM
Looks like Forbes got a message:

lacomercia.com
 
2014-04-29 01:03:25 AM

AlHarris31: Tornado seems to have dissipated before it hit Birmingham

The warning expired, but we still have a strong storm.

When the tornado went over Shades Mountain it seems to have weakened, but once it gets past Birmingham, CBS42 guy says it might generate another tornado on this track.


good luck tomorrow when we do this all over again
 
2014-04-29 01:08:37 AM

ontariolightning: AlHarris31: Tornado seems to have dissipated before it hit Birmingham

The warning expired, but we still have a strong storm.

When the tornado went over Shades Mountain it seems to have weakened, but once it gets past Birmingham, CBS42 guy says it might generate another tornado on this track.

good luck tomorrow when we do this all over again


Thanks, good luck to you too. Hopefully this next system isn't as severe.
 
2014-04-29 01:09:41 AM
what the heck is a "debris ball" ??


/in prairies Canada. currently +5 and raining lightly.
 
2014-04-29 01:20:29 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: what the heck is a "debris ball" ??


/in prairies Canada. currently +5 and raining lightly.


A debris ball is basically the radar signature from a large cloud of debris that was sucked up by a tornado.

3 years ago, when the big tornado hit Tuscaloosa, AL, there was a huge debris ball.  It traveled over to Birmingham and it actually was raining debris. People were finding pictures, in my neighborhood pink and yellow insulation was falling like snow. There was also pieces of siding and lumber raining down. One piece of that silvery paper-metal stuff that they blow insulation into landed on a powerline near my house and was touching two lines. It was throwing sparks and burnt up.
 
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