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#16 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 05:51 AM

You're not alone, Kenny.

 

In Bützow, a small town near Rostock (Baltic Sea), a tornado destroyed many houses and cars aso - I've never heard before from such strong tornados here in D.

Yes, that is a rarity over there.

We lucked out and the storms lost their punch before getting up here. Got more rain coming through the weekend. We need that.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:25 AM

Glad you are safe!

 

 

 

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:22 AM

Glad it's ok now, how high do winds get in a tornado ? Noel

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:00 AM

Glad it's ok now, how high do winds get in a tornado ? Noel

 

An ef5 will produce winds up around 120 MPH I believe.  A tornado is certainly noting to mess with and those storm chasers have to be a bit nuts to put them selves in that position.

 

Kenny: Glad they lost their punch.  I know a lot of time storms will lose there dynamic when they hit the GA / AL line and I'm always grateful but feel bad for those that had to deal with them in AL.  Although we have had our share of them.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Here's a link to the scale. EF-5 has winds greater than 200 MPH.

 

We will have several more days of strong storms around here, so I'll keep watching what's happening.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:25 AM

Well, after reading about tornados, I am very glad they don't come here very often. The winds we get are normally on snow storms. About 60 to 80 miles per hour. And those winds cause damage. We had a bad wind storm in 1973 , in the summer. Tore apart a lot of moblie homes.
I had a Volkswagen bettle for a car and was in it when the wind came, had to turn the bettle into to the wind , I thought it was going to blow the car over! Noel

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:10 PM

Looks like a line will be hitting Dallas / Ft. Worth within the hour, then be in my area around midnight. I hate late night bad weather. :mad2:

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 05:47 AM

Glad all is well Kenny...some not so lucky but no deaths recorded if I understood right. Good luck to you as well larrybl!


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Back in 2009 before we moved to NY, an ef2 came through Ephrata and Denver, PA.  A few years before that a bad one hit Cambeltown, PA (may have spelled that wrong) which is near Harrisburg.  Sadly we had one here in Madison Co. NY in a little town called Smithfield that killed several people last year. 


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Posted May 09, 2015 - 07:45 AM

We got just over 1" of rain last night.  More storms possible through Sunday!



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Posted May 09, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Not sure about the NY or PA areas, but from OK down through TX these are almost standard equipment with new housing.

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 06:38 PM

Getting a few more showers, maybe 0.35". But the wind is at 25-30 from the SE. Radar shows the rain East of us and going away!



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Posted May 10, 2015 - 10:03 AM

I sure hope things calm down for all you out west.  Not any fun dealing with those storms day after day.



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Posted May 10, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Tornado Warning way Sout of us. Just thunderstorms right now. We've gotten close to 0.7" of rain so far today. Flash Flood watch South of us. I'm on a hill, water would need to get 'real' deep to affect me.


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Posted May 10, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Back in 2009 before we moved to NY, an ef2 came through Ephrata and Denver, PA.  A few years before that a bad one hit Cambeltown, PA (may have spelled that wrong) which is near Harrisburg.  Sadly we had one here in Madison Co. NY in a little town called Smithfield that killed several people last year. 

I sure remember that Sunday when it went through Denver- Ephrata area. My wife thought we should go to the basement, but I didn't think we needed to. We had our yard covered in hail, we were about a mile north of the main path. Got a bit shook when I realized how close we were. 






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