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Tornado moving through Wichita, KS
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Posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative

I see very strong rotation/hook on radar. A very strong tornado is on the ground and moving through the highly populated area !


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: tornado; weather; wichita

1 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:24 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Heard through FB friends at a Miranda Lambert concert there they are evacuating the stadium where it is being held.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 8:22:58 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Watching the Weather Channel right now...one of their mets is at the NWS Office in Wichita. They moved into shelter about five minutes ago, and shifted warning responsibility to the Topeka office. Weather Channel guy describes a tremendous roar outside the building.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:33 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Just put my sturdy slip on shoes next the bed next to my KU sweats. I’m ready. It looks like it’s all going west and north of Johnson County but we did get a bit of rain.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 8:24:02 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: ExNewsExSpook

At last report, large, wedge-shaped tornado on the ground, about 8 miles SE of downtown Wichita. Prayers up for everyone in the area...


5 posted on 04/14/2012 8:27:36 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Weather Channel is saying that it looks like the tornado could hit the south eastern edge of the city


6 posted on 04/14/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

it is moving directly into downtown Wichita.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 8:30:14 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Greenwich Heights and maybe Andover


8 posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

On the ground, 55th & Broadway


9 posted on 04/14/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Near McConnell AFB


10 posted on 04/14/2012 8:34:56 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

in a strange way... the type of storm and angle.. This reminds me of the Xenia Tornado I have studied (from 1974)

i pray its not that bad..


11 posted on 04/14/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: nuconvert

Understand the tankers were moved to Minot earlier today...smart move..McConnell has plenty of experience with this type of weather. Significant damage reported to the airport...possible debris ball now visible on radar. Moving towards Andover, which has been hit by killer tornadoes in the past...


12 posted on 04/14/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Hope not


13 posted on 04/14/2012 8:41:25 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Using that Intellicast interactive section to watch it.

I don't recall seeing an entire metro area covered with a wall cloud ~ this is a really big super cell.

14 posted on 04/14/2012 8:42:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Sounds like the damage at the airport wasn’t as bad as originally thought


15 posted on 04/14/2012 8:42:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Prayers sent to everyone involved..please stay safe..this just came across on twitter.. Breaking News ‏ @BreakingNews About 75 percent of tiny Thurman, Iowa, destroyed by possible tornado, officials say
16 posted on 04/14/2012 8:51:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nuconvert

Good news, but this thing is really well organized and staying intact...moving parallel to the Kansas Turnpike; doesn’t look like it’s losing any strength. Still a lot of folks in the path of this one...


17 posted on 04/14/2012 9:00:04 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
A new line of storms just fired up in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Image from Accuweather.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 9:00:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Listening to Sedgwick County Sheriff and EMS on scanner feed now, they’re checking out damage reports etc but doesn’t sound like a big deal, other than downed trees and some damage to hangars at Boeing and Spirit. Biggest problem is 25,000 without power and storm damage in south Wichita. One house fire was out of control because fire crews couldn’t get through to it.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 9:33:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Listen live to Witchita EMS:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=1439


20 posted on 04/14/2012 9:42:46 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: justa-hairyape
That looks ugly....getting into my home country.

Time to go back to the Weather Channel.

21 posted on 04/14/2012 9:50:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Some damage to Clairmont Apts by Harry and Webb road. No injuries reported yet.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 9:56:40 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: justa-hairyape

It should hit us in central Oklahoma around 3:00 a.m. My brand new 10kw generator is fueled up and ready to rock and roll.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:07 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I have an aunt that lives in Haysville.any word on Haysville?


24 posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:13 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Heck, my new home county is getting close to that line. Up in Kansas, the storm that went through Wichita has been dropping wedges for 6 hours. They claim that this new line of storms down south here, will not produce tornadoes. Just straight line winds and hail.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 10:03:19 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Scratch that previous statement, new Tornado warning issued for Oklahoma on the new southern train of storms.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 10:05:44 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Coming in late to the thread but am praying for everyone in the storms’ path!!


27 posted on 04/14/2012 10:29:44 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I live in Haysville. It missed us by about 2 miles. Power out everywhere for several hours. I hope your aunt is fine. It was only a close call here.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 10:44:32 PM PDT by lmr
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To: lmr

Thanks. She just turned 90 and I’m a little concerned. It looks nasty back there.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 11:07:25 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Sounds like major damage in Woodward/Tangier OK. Radio station K-101 in Woodward, off the air, tornado likely knocked down the 900ft.-tall + tower.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 11:13:20 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

There were numerous Tornado’s reported by the spotters. Have to hope we got lucky, but there should be significant damage just due to the number of spots.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 12:17:28 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Woodward OK had fatalities....around midnight from a Tornando....Winds from the backside of the front clocked at 84 mph at the West side ...airport in Wichita where the NOAA weather Center sits....

mcConnell AFB is on the East side of Wichita and took damage .

32 posted on 04/15/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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