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Tornado Outbreak - OK, KS, NE, IA, MO, MN, WI

Posted on 05/19/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT by dirtboy

Live coverage:

http://www.ksn.com/weather/live-radar-and-storm-coverage/

Large tornado confirmed on the ground.

Weather service has issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation warning.


TOPICS: US: Iowa; US: Kansas; US: Minnesota; US: Missouri; US: Nebraska; US: Oklahoma; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: tornado; weather
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Take cover if you live in the Wichita area.
1 posted on 05/19/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Prayers up for those on the ground.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/19/2013 1:48:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dirtboy

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect for southern Sedgwick County
until 415 PM CDT...

... Tornado emergency for Wichita...

At 345 PM CDT... a confirmed large... violent and extremely dangerous
tornado was located on the southwest side of Wichita... and moving
northeast at 30 mph.

This is a particularly dangerous situation.

Hazard... deadly tornado.

Source... weather spotters confirmed tornado.

Impact... you could be killed if not underground or in a tornado
shelter. Complete destruction of neighborhoods... businesses
and vehicles will occur. Flying debris will be deadly to
people and animals.

Locations impacted include...
Maize... downtown Wichita... Wichita... Bel Aire... McConnell air forc...
east Wichita and Oaklawn.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This is an extremely dangerous tornado with complete devastation
likely. You could be killed if not underground or in a tornado
shelter. Do not delay... seek shelter now! If no underground shelter
is available seek shelter in an interior room of the lowest level of
a structure... or if time allows... consider moving to an underground
shelter elsewhere. Mobile homes and outbuildings will offer no
shelter from this tornado.


3 posted on 05/19/2013 1:49:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Coming right up Kansas 42. If you are in SW part of town, you need to be in shelter now. NWS calling the situation catastrophic.


4 posted on 05/19/2013 1:50:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: JRandomFreeper

Tornado emergency declared. You can hear the hail pounding on the roof at the TV station.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 1:52:02 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Oh my God. Prayers up for everyone on danger.


6 posted on 05/19/2013 1:53:29 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: dirtboy

link? prayers going up in the name of Jesus Christ.


7 posted on 05/19/2013 1:54:13 PM PDT by shineon
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To: dirtboy

Ugh.

I hope this does not turn out to be an f5 wedge sitting on top of a town for 30 minutes :(


8 posted on 05/19/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dirtboy

Prayers for all who are in the path of this storm........


9 posted on 05/19/2013 1:55:24 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: dirtboy

I a a lineman for the county...


10 posted on 05/19/2013 1:57:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

http://www.ksn.com/weather/live-radar-and-storm-coverage/


11 posted on 05/19/2013 1:59:04 PM PDT by shineon
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To: dirtboy

12 posted on 05/19/2013 1:59:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dirtboy

Prayers for all!!


13 posted on 05/19/2013 1:59:21 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: shineon

KSN went to shelter. Before they did, you could hear the hail pounding on the roof as they broadcast.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 2:00:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Stay safe!


15 posted on 05/19/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dirtboy

Very good coverage on Weather Channel...this moment, indications are that cyclonic rotation has backed off.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 2:02:08 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: dirtboy

Listening to live report on KSN.com TV...

4:53pm EST and they’re bailing out of the studio, heading for basement shelters as tornado begins to impact downtown. Holy carp! Prayers for people and animals there.

4:55pm EST tornado is impacting downtown and moving east. Damage reports coming-in from downtown areas.

4:59pm EST back up into studio. East Wichita getting brunt of moving storm.


17 posted on 05/19/2013 2:05:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: carriage_hill

18 posted on 05/19/2013 2:12:12 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

That green sky is bad news.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 2:13:55 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: dirtboy

Oklahoma City area is under weather attack.

Helo reporter says a tornado is trying to drop.

Rotating wall cloud.

Tornado on the ground.

KFOR-TV via The Weather Channel


20 posted on 05/19/2013 2:23:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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That green sky is bad news.

How'd you know that? You originally from the Plains states? I used to tell easterners about the green sky, and they'd laugh, until they saw it!

21 posted on 05/19/2013 2:23:19 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: dirtboy

There is a giant hand in that cloud and it’s wearing a ring on the middle finger. Not sure what that means but people in Wichita should hunker down.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 2:24:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: dirtboy

Having lived in Iowa, I know what green skies mean: SHELTER QUICKLY! Hope your daughter is okay, dirtboy!


23 posted on 05/19/2013 2:25:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: LSAggie

How’d you know that? You originally from the Plains states? I used to tell easterners about the green sky, and they’d laugh, until they saw it!


Here in Colorado, green like that has always been bad.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 2:26:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: LSAggie
That green sky is bad news.

How'd you know that? You originally from the Plains states? I used to tell easterners about the green sky, and they'd laugh, until they saw it!

I'm from CA, I just read about it in this article:

The Green Menace. Uncovering the Mystery of Weather's Weirdest Color
Frank W. Gallagher, Kimbra Cutlip
Journal: Weatherwise , vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 24-31, 2001

25 posted on 05/19/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: dirtboy

OKC/Edmond area has tornado on the ground, large debris, populated area.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 2:29:17 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dirtboy

My aunt and uncle lived there when the 1-mile-wide tornado went through many years ago. They were spared.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 2:29:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TomGuy

OKC tornado seems to have dissipated now.


28 posted on 05/19/2013 2:31:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SamAdams76

I noted that as well. I think it must be the hand of God. With some good photo enhancement technology it might be possible to determine whether He prefers an Android or iOS device.


29 posted on 05/19/2013 2:32:23 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: thecodont

I remember that kind of green sky from some Texas tornados...what makes it green?


30 posted on 05/19/2013 2:32:32 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: thecodont

Yes, yes it is. Green sky is more scary to me than red sky.

Maybe that’s not how it is but green sky has always preceded danger where I’ve lived in the Midwest.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TomGuy

Holy Cow!

I am sitting in Topeka right now, where it is pefectly calm and the flag shows no wind.

In a few hours (incidentally when the high school graduation is set to begin), we are going to be in a heap of trouble.

I hope it wasn’t too bad in Wichita.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SamAdams76

I SEE IT, too! WTH?


33 posted on 05/19/2013 2:34:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: TomGuy

OKC area — tornado funnel reforming, not on ground.

Helo reporter says there is a lot of auto traffic out.


34 posted on 05/19/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SamAdams76

That has to be Photoshopped. Besides, who wears a ring on the middle finger?

Good catch, btw.


35 posted on 05/19/2013 2:36:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All
Bad weather bump!
36 posted on 05/19/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SamAdams76; NittanyLion

Could be reflecting from inside a vehicle, but again, who wears a ring on a middle finger?


37 posted on 05/19/2013 2:37:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

reflection of photographer’s hand in car window


38 posted on 05/19/2013 2:38:03 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: LSAggie

I saw greenish clouds like that when I was in the Navy in Florida during a tornado warning, and it made me as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.


39 posted on 05/19/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Mamzelle

It’s not just green. I’ve seen it several times, and it’s not like any other cloud. Roiling, boiling, and it looks like an old bruise. Green, but with slight yellowish/purple gray tints.

That sounds ridiulous. You really do have to see it. Just nasty, eerie, and very frightening.


40 posted on 05/19/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: F15Eagle

That ‘hand’ is probably a human hand reflection on the auto windshield that got caught in the photo.


41 posted on 05/19/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rlmorel

At least in Colorado green sky usually means hail. And plenty of it !


42 posted on 05/19/2013 2:42:10 PM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: Mamzelle
I remember that kind of green sky from some Texas tornados...what makes it green?

According to meteorologist Craig Bohren,

http://ploneprod.met.psu.edu/news-events/events/meteo-colloquia/2012/craig-bohren

..."green thunderstorms are caused when afternoon light, already depleted in blue wavelengths by traversing a long path through the atmosphere, passes through storm clouds that absorb much of the longer-wavelength colors (reds and yellows). What remains is a green light that actually emanates from the cloud base...

"...When a significant fraction of the longer wavelength is filtered out by the cloud water, green is the predominant color of the light that remains. Of course, a lot of water is required to do this kind of filtering."

(from the Weatherwise 2001 article)

43 posted on 05/19/2013 2:44:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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Yah, we had come to the same conclusion in 37 ...

Some person likes a middle-finger ring - unusual, but I guess I’ve seen it ... with lots of other rings on other fingers, but never alone. Weird.


44 posted on 05/19/2013 2:45:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dirtboy

My 95 year old aunt lives in Haysville. I’m not liking this.


45 posted on 05/19/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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2.5 Mi NE of Luther OK, circulation with debris.

Helo is about 50 yards from circulation, seeing debris whiz by.

Multiple vortices, “gonna be a big one, guys, trees out of the ground.”


46 posted on 05/19/2013 2:48:24 PM PDT by TomGuy
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You have to see it, and you have to hear the racket—like a freight train roaring by right next to your ear. It’s all kind of magnificent, too—


47 posted on 05/19/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: TomGuy

It is storm chasers on the ground 50 yards away. Helo is much further away.


48 posted on 05/19/2013 2:52:16 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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Brad Panovich ‏@wxbrad 34m Flood Advisory for Mecklenburg County until 6:30pm CDT
49 posted on 05/19/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

[Right, ground crew are closer in. TV is showing helo video while ground crew are talking.]

It has turned into a massive wedge tornado, nearing Wellston, OK.


50 posted on 05/19/2013 2:59:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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