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Lunacie
05-18-17, 05:50 PM
Under tornado watch in area today ... already one has been spotted a ways
west of us. Not coming our way. But storms are crossing the Oklahoma border
and heading right for my area.

They are taking this threat so seriously that they are moving anything capable
of flying out of McConnell Air Base to another air base. :eek:

I have our Go Bags packed and ready to head to the shelter the moment the
sirens go off. Fingers crossed we won't have to.

Unmanagable
05-18-17, 05:57 PM
Sending some calm wind vibes your way. May it weaken greatly and swiftly.

Fuzzy12
05-18-17, 06:28 PM
Hope every thing will be ok. Fingers crossed!! :grouphug:

psychopathetic
05-18-17, 06:42 PM
Oh that is so scary :(

(((((((Lun-Luns)))))))

Do keep us updated!

Little Missy
05-18-17, 06:58 PM
Keep your bra on! :eek:

DJ Bill
05-18-17, 08:16 PM
All too familiar scenarios. Makes me glad to be in the Northeast right now....We're having severe thunderstorms. Nothing compared to a tornado. I saw Tulsa and Moore after they were hit 3 or so years ago. Ugly.

And at night.....all you get to see is the lightning and power lines sparking.Can't see a funnel cloud at night or a wall cloud either.

Be safe....Praying you will be out of harms way.

namazu
05-18-17, 08:56 PM
It has been an active day (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/170518_rpts.html) in the South-Central US.

Roof still on? Everyone holding up OK?

Lunacie
05-18-17, 09:49 PM
Everything okay here at our house. I'll credit all your good thoughts for keeping
us safe. :D

I've seen the tv weather guys get pretty tense when they can see a tornado
is heading for a town or city. But I'm not sure I've ever seen them frazzled
like they were this evening because there was so much going on everywhere
all at once!

There were several tornado touchdowns reported in the same area that got hit
Tuesday night, but I haven't heard any damage or injury reports yet. We only
had wind and rain here. Not even any hail. You guys rock! :grouphug:


Oh, we're still under a tornado watch until around midnight, but there are no
warnings at this time. Whew.

psychopathetic
05-18-17, 10:04 PM
YAY! :yes: :D

(((((((Lunsy)))))))

Lunacie
05-18-17, 11:06 PM
Catching another round of storms right now, heavy rain, lightning, thunder.

peripatetic
05-18-17, 11:28 PM
wishing you well, luna... stay safe, dear friend. xx

midnightstar
05-18-17, 11:50 PM
Sending you many good thoughts Funacie :grouphug:

Lunacie
05-19-17, 11:32 AM
Originally the forecast was for severe weather on Tuesday and Thursday.
Now they've extended the forecast into Friday and Saturday.
Two more days of this anxiety. Ugh.

On top of a Fibromyalgia flare that makes me so tired, no energy, tummy ache,
hell everything aches. Putting a frozen lasagne in the oven for dinner because
it's easy.

Thanks again for the good, safe thoughts coming my way. :grouphug:

Lunacie
05-19-17, 11:49 AM
OMG! :eek:

Was not expecting it all to start so early, not even 11 am here and just got
blasted by a warning signal on tv. Very strong wind moving our direction.

Granddaughter set to go out for a couple of hours with her case manager,
daughter at work. I don't like being separated during bad weather. :(

Little Missy
05-19-17, 12:02 PM
OMG! :eek:

Was not expecting it all to start so early, not even 11 am here and just got
blasted by a warning signal on tv. Very strong wind moving our direction.

Granddaughter set to go out for a couple of hours with her case manager,
daughter at work. I don't like being separated during bad weather. :(

WTH???:eek:

DJ Bill
05-19-17, 12:19 PM
That is pretty early in the day - stay safe...At least it isn't the sirens going off. We fared OK here...strong winds and power outages, but nothing more. It looked like something worse was coming but there was sun peeking thru the clouds after an hour.

I ended up moving from TX because the stress of the springtime /early summer twirly season was getting to be too much. And we were south of Tornado Alley.

I remember those tv weather people liked to exaggerate the danger, just to do the CYA thing. Once in a while mother nature did pull a fast one on them.

Lunacie
05-19-17, 12:34 PM
That is pretty early in the day - stay safe...At least it isn't the sirens going off. We fared OK here...strong winds and power outages, but nothing more. It looked like something worse was coming but there was sun peeking thru the clouds after an hour.

I ended up moving from TX because the stress of the springtime /early summer twirly season was getting to be too much. And we were south of Tornado Alley.

I remember those tv weather people liked to exaggerate the danger, just to do the CYA thing. Once in a while mother nature did pull a fast one on them.

I don't know about Texas, but the weather folks here don't exaggerate.
I'm glad that we have advanced warnings these days because I grew up
when the weather guys said stuff like "Sun tomorrow" and then it would rain
or snow.)

This was before cable tv or even satellite dish (yes I'm that old). My dad built
a tower for the tv antenna that was way taller than the house. One day a
storm blew in and lightning hit that tower, travelled down it and into the
house, blowing out the light switch next to the front door, the outlets on the
wall, the tv set in the corner, the outlets next to the tv, travelled into the
plumbing on the other side of the pass-through and into the water in the sink
where mom was washing dishes, and ended up in my little brother who was
standing behind her holding onto her. :faint:

Contrast that scenario 55 years ago with the 15 minute warning my home
town had 10 years ago when an F5 tornado devastaged 95% of the town.
The house I grew up in ... gone, matchsticks ... except for the stairway my
dad built from the ground floor to the second floor. Left sticking up at an
angle in the middle of the rubble. Over a thousand people in that town and
only 10 died because they had enough warning to find shelter.

midnightstar
05-19-17, 01:00 PM
That is pretty early in the day - stay safe...At least it isn't the sirens going off. We fared OK here...strong winds and power outages, but nothing more. It looked like something worse was coming but there was sun peeking thru the clouds after an hour.

I ended up moving from TX because the stress of the springtime /early summer twirly season was getting to be too much. And we were south of Tornado Alley.

I remember those tv weather people liked to exaggerate the danger, just to do the CYA thing. Once in a while mother nature did pull a fast one on them.

What's tornado alley? :scratch: sounds scary, whatever it is :eek:

Lunacie
05-19-17, 01:31 PM
What's tornado alley? :scratch: sounds scary, whatever it is :eek:

Tornado Alley is a cluster of several states in the middle of the US where the
most tornados are reported. Kansas takes the "honor" of having had the most
F5 tornados in the country (that's the most extreme and most damaging kind).

http://www.tornadochaser.net/tornadoalley.jpg

Lunacie
05-19-17, 01:33 PM
That is pretty early in the day - stay safe...At least it isn't the sirens going off. We fared OK here...strong winds and power outages, but nothing more. It looked like something worse was coming but there was sun peeking thru the clouds after an hour.

I ended up moving from TX because the stress of the springtime /early summer twirly season was getting to be too much. And we were south of Tornado Alley.

I remember those tv weather people liked to exaggerate the danger, just to do the CYA thing. Once in a while mother nature did pull a fast one on them.

The military has their own weather guys, and when they decide to move
planes from our local airbase to South Dakota, the odds are good that we
could have a significant weather event. Whew. Glad they weren't right. :D

DJ Bill
05-19-17, 02:03 PM
I take that back...I was in Tornado Alley according to that map. About where the "a" in Texas is. I hear you about the Army and gov't really knowing what is going on. Here when there is snow predicted and you see the state salt trucks out there pretreating, you know, no matter what weather.com says, there is going to be some frozen precipitation coming.

I spent from 2006 - 2014 in tornado alley following and leading oversize loads. I was to be barely out of harms way for many storms. My town was on a "mesa" and the twisters went either north or south of us although there were a lot of shingles and roofs replaced in town when there was a close one. I've seen my share of funnel clouds and really don't want to see another one.

May you have good non tornadic weather for the rest of the season.

Lunacie
05-19-17, 06:05 PM
First tornado sighted for this evening, about 60 miles west of us.

Long line of storms, moving north-northeast, so we may or may not be impacted.

Meterologists are starting to sound hoarse from talking so much for the last
several days.

Lots of clean up taking place around Kansas today from last night's storms.

Little Missy
05-19-17, 06:07 PM
First tornado sighted for this evening, about 60 miles west of us.

Long line of storms, moving north-northeast, so we may or may not be impacted.

Meterologists are starting to sound hoarse from talking so much for the last
several days.

Lots of clean up taking place around Kansas today from last night's storms.

Keep that bra on! Wear two just in case!

You all think I'm kidding but I'm not. You'd hate being on the news without one.

Lunacie
05-19-17, 06:22 PM
Keep that bra on! Wear two just in case!

You all think I'm kidding but I'm not. You'd hate being on the news without one.

I'd rather be on the news alive with no bra than dead without one, but no fear
I have my bra on! Don't have my shoes on yet, but they're close by. Along with
the pet taxi for the little guys.

Lunacie
05-19-17, 06:24 PM
I got a little frazzled last night and forgot to thank all your lovely posts.
All taken care of now. I do appreciate your good thoughts and posts. :grouphug:

Unmanagable
05-19-17, 06:24 PM
I'm pretty sure I'd be a nervous damn wreck if I had to live there. More power to y'all who do. Whew! Still giggling at LM's suggestion, but damn if she doesn't have a good point. lol

Lunacie
05-19-17, 06:34 PM
One fairly large storm, several funnels and a couple of touchdowns reported
in various parts of the storm.

Heading for a place where I have family living. I'm keeping good thoughts for
them.

Little Missy
05-19-17, 06:44 PM
One fairly large storm, several funnels and a couple of touchdowns reported
in various parts of the storm.

Heading for a place where I have family living. I'm keeping good thoughts for
them.

Go, Loons, Go! Be careful!

Lunacie
05-20-17, 11:46 AM
At least 7 tornado touch downs reported last night, at least this time no towns
were hit. We live in a suburb on the east side of a city and the storms didn't
quite make it to the west side of the city, so again we escaped having to run
to the storm shelter.

This time the cold front won, so the weekend should be storm free, although
it's gone from needing the AC on to needing to wear a light jacket. A quiet
weather weekend will be welcome. :D

Little Missy
05-20-17, 12:04 PM
There is no place like home.

That makes me cry every time.