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TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX
National Weather Service ^ | April 3, 2012

Posted on 04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by Strategerist

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY...

AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.

THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW!

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING FOR EASTERN TEXAS.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; dfw; metroplex; severeweather; tornado; tornadoes; weatheralert
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1 posted on 04/03/2012 11:26:05 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Live shot:

2 posted on 04/03/2012 11:29:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Strategerist

Sending prayers


3 posted on 04/03/2012 11:30:57 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Strategerist

Lancaster is 12-15 miles due south of Dallas city center.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Strategerist
Listening online at http://wbap.com.

Very serious situation, with possibly three tornadic storms moving through the DFW area.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: Marathoner

Now a Tornado Emergency for Arlington - separate tornado. The Emergency for the Dallas tornado was continued.

000
WFUS54 KFWD 031825
TORFWD
TXC113-439-031915-
/O.NEW.KFWD.TO.W.0005.120403T1825Z-120403T1915Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
125 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
EASTERN TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 215 PM CDT

* AT 125 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A
LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR KENNEDALE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. ARLINGTON IS IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THIS
TORNADO! IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER
IMMEDIATELY!

THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHEASTERN TARRANT
COUNTY...INCLUDING THE CITY OF ARLINGTON.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PANTEGO...DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS AND ARLINGTON AROUND 135 PM CDT...
HALTOM CITY AROUND 140 PM CDT...
GRAND PRAIRIE AND RICHLAND HILLS AROUND 145 PM CDT...
HURST...NORTH RICHLAND HILLS AND WATAUGA AROUND 150 PM CDT...
BEDFORD AROUND 155 PM CDT...

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-35W BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 44 AND 70...
I-20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 430 AND 445...
I-30 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 9 AND 26...
I-820 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 12 AND 35.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY TORNADO HAS
BEEN CONFIRMED. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE
UNDERGROUND OR TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY
BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Marathoner

Watching on Fox. Very dangerous situation. Looks like the end of the world there. Widespread damage around Dallas/Fort Worth per Fox News!


7 posted on 04/03/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Strategerist

5-0 Radio reports that a tornado has TOUCHED DOWN at I-20 and I-45


8 posted on 04/03/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Strategerist
146.94MHz for the RACES repeater freq. It's ugly out here.

/johnny

9 posted on 04/03/2012 11:36:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Strategerist

We’re hunkering down here. Saw the Tornado in Lancaster on TV, looks really bad....looking at one band that looks like it’s making a bee line for my area in Denton County.....not going to be a fun afternoon.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 11:38:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

my father lives right near I-20 & Cooper in Arlington. He is 76 and doesn’t get around very well and probably too stubborn to go in a closet.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 11:39:30 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Strategerist

Whoa!

Very nasty nasty weather.

Prayers to all Texas Freepers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Strategerist

Been watching on WFAA live stream. That’s a monster!


13 posted on 04/03/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Strategerist

Fox says reports coming in of widespread damage.. fast moving lines of Red,, That’s a lot of Red on the radar.. folks, be careful...


14 posted on 04/03/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Strategerist

Dallas Police via 5-0 Radio report tornado moving Northeast toward Bonne-View (?)


15 posted on 04/03/2012 11:40:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Qwackertoo

he’s headed to his closet and will call me later.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: dfwgator

The Dallas tornado appears to have roped out.

Could produce again at any moment, I wouldn’t leave shelter.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dfwgator

Stay safe.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Strategerist

Prayers up! Our Heavenly Father protect all those in harm’s way!

AMEN!


19 posted on 04/03/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Strategerist

Dallas Police via 5-0 Radio report tornado receded into clouds, then touched down north of I-20


20 posted on 04/03/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I've been stormspotting for 15 years in Dallas and Tarrant county, and I've NEVER heard in that entire time as many emergency breaks on the net as I've heard in the last hour.

/johnny

21 posted on 04/03/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Watching 18 wheel trailers being tossed 50 feet into the air...this is ugly...and more on the way.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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Fox just showed a messed up truck freight yard ,, lots of orange tractors and trailers all over tossed and turned all over


23 posted on 04/03/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Marathoner

WBAP—my fav. talkstreamlive station; finally had to switch to another channel to listen to Rush!


24 posted on 04/03/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: Strategerist

Foxnews.com showing aerial video - lots of tractor-trailers upended and tossed around.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 11:46:33 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dfwgator

I have good friends in Highland Park near SMU. Are they in the line?


26 posted on 04/03/2012 11:46:33 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: dfwgator

Lancaster got hit about 18 years ago...recall it very well as it passed near my home.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: wolfman23601
I have good friends in Highland Park near SMU. Are they in the line?

Don't believe so at the moment, but could eventually be affected by the storms in Tarrant County.

28 posted on 04/03/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: Izzy Dunne

one more impulse of the tail of the snake will be going thru in half an hour or less.. that is one long line of nasty weather


29 posted on 04/03/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Strategerist

Looking BAD out there!

I am going off line


30 posted on 04/03/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wolfman23601

Highland Park is west of the Path of the Dallas Cell and not inside the Tornado Warning.

Apparently, both tornadoes have lifted.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 11:50:45 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

32 posted on 04/03/2012 11:54:50 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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33 posted on 04/03/2012 11:55:54 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Strategerist

The Dallas VA Medical Center is on Lancaster.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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To: Strategerist
Live coverage - NBC5
35 posted on 04/03/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Looks like one’s headed for D/FW airport.

I wonder how they’ll handle all the planes on the tarmac?


36 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Strategerist

NBC5 reporting that Six Flags and Euless are in direct path of a
tornado. Roofs torn off, trucks flipped over and substantial damage in
Lancaster.


37 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: lormand

Flying J trucks flying around


38 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:35 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: Qwackertoo

Those in Euless need to take cover now. Wall cloud near the ballpark in Arlington. Golf ball size hail.


39 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Strategerist

WBAP says it is going to pass directly over DFW airport. Not going to be pretty.


40 posted on 04/03/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Strategerist

weather channel showing video of those semi trailers being toss around in the air, just unreal.


41 posted on 04/03/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: Strategerist
Morons at Storm Prediction Center still just showing slight chance of severe weather.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

42 posted on 04/03/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: ReformedBeckite
Pics of airborne 18 wheelers
43 posted on 04/03/2012 12:06:06 PM PDT by Daus
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To: Strategerist

This is what an F5 will do to a home.

44 posted on 04/03/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Strategerist

Ironically this is the anniversary of the infamous April 3, 1974 Super Outbreak.


45 posted on 04/03/2012 12:07:06 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: crusty old prospector
Morons at Storm Prediction Center still just showing slight chance of severe weather.

You have no understanding of their criteria for that map. It's based on severe weather % chances near a given point. If these two tornadoes were out in some farm field nobody would care or notice. And these are the ONLY two tornadoes; it's not a massive outbreak, they're just unfortunately placed.

They did have a tornado watch box out.

46 posted on 04/03/2012 12:07:35 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: lormand

Mesquite has one reported on the ground.
one inch hail reported south of dfw airport.

Statement as of 2:02 PM CDT on April 03, 2012

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 215 PM CDT for
northeastern Dallas County...

At 201 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed a
large and dangerous tornado. This tornado was located 5 miles east
of Dallas or near the Mesquite Rodeo... moving northeast at 20 mph.

This is a tornado emergency for Dallas... Garland and Mesquite! Seek
shelter now!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A large... extremely dangerous... and potentially deadly tornado has
been confirmed. To protect your life... take cover now! Move
underground or to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If in a Mobile home... a vehicle or
outdoors... move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT Tuesday evening
for eastern Texas.

Lat... Lon 3298 9664 3298 9652 3280 9652 3274 9660
3273 9672 3276 9678 3298 9675 3299 9665
time... Mot... loc 1901z 203deg 17kt 3278 9668


47 posted on 04/03/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: crusty old prospector

Both cells now have reformed tornadoes, tornado emergency for Dallas and Mesquite TX for the eastern cell.


48 posted on 04/03/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: All

Severe Weather Warnings Page (Tornado Warnings listed)

http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/


49 posted on 04/03/2012 12:09:41 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Qwackertoo

Prayers for your Dad and all in that area.......please keep us posted.


50 posted on 04/03/2012 12:10:22 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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