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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

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To: caww

Meanwhile, up in Iowa:

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
northern Polk County in central Iowa...
southwestern Story County in central Iowa...

* until 715 PM CDT

* at 648 PM CDT... a confirmed tornado was located 5 miles east of
Dallas Center... and moving northeast at 50 mph.

Hazard... damaging tornado and Golf Ball size hail.

Source... radar confirmed tornado.

Impact... Mobile homes will be heavily damaged or destroyed.
Significant damage to roofs... windows and vehicles will
occur. Flying debris will be deadly to people and animals.
Extensive tree damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include...
Grimes... Urbandale... Johnston... Polk City... Ankeny... Huxley...
Saylorville Lake... Saylorville... Sheldahl... Slater... Alleman...
Elkhart... Cambridge and Maxwell.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 126 and 132.

This includes Interstate 35 between mile markers 90 and 111.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take cover now. Move 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.

Lat... Lon 4160 9381 4186 9382 4187 9380 4186 9370
4193 9370 4206 9347 4181 9335 4176 9335
time... Mot... loc 2349z 232deg 44kt 4170 9387

Tornado... observed
hail... 1.75in


151 posted on 05/19/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Strategerist

Shawnee about to be hit again it looks like.new storm trying to circulate now.


152 posted on 05/19/2013 5:07:39 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dirtboy

Prayers up for Iowa!


153 posted on 05/19/2013 5:08:25 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dirtboy

154 posted on 05/19/2013 5:08:48 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

Busting out all over the the plains. I hope all Freepers in the affected states are keeping an eye out for warnings and taking them seriously if they do happen.


155 posted on 05/19/2013 5:10:48 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

We had a tornado warning here in Calhoun County earlier. The sirens even went off. Which was bad, because we had about 75 people gathered for my son’s graduation reception. But, thankfully, all we got out of it was some high winds and heavy rain. Sure ended the party in a hurry though!


156 posted on 05/19/2013 5:11:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Dismantle the IRS and the income tax. Impeach Obama and all his minions. Problem solved.)
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To: dirtboy

Sorry. I meant to type that we’re in Calhoun County, IOWA in my last post.


157 posted on 05/19/2013 5:11:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Dismantle the IRS and the income tax. Impeach Obama and all his minions. Problem solved.)
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To: dirtboy

The storm front is just moving into the KC area.

==

News9 is showing damage in the Shawnee OK area. It is massive.

Debris piles where homes one stood.


158 posted on 05/19/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

Warnings from the storm that started by Edmond. Weaker, but still a threat:

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
northwestern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
southwestern Creek County in northeast Oklahoma...

* until 800 PM CDT

* at 709 PM CDT... a large and extremely dangerous tornado was located
9 miles west of Paden... moving northeast at 30 mph. This life
threatening tornado is capable of extreme damage!

* Some locations in or near the path of this storm include... Paden
and Welty.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A large and extremely dangerous tornado is on the ground! This is a
life threatening situation!

If you are in the path of this tornado... take cover immediately! If
no underground shelter is available move to an interior room on the
lowest floor. Mobile homes and vehicles should be abandoned for more
substantial shelter. Avoid windows!

Lat... Lon 3558 9663 3565 9663 3575 9643 3555 9631
3546 9663 3547 9663 3557 9663
time... Mot... loc 0012z 242deg 24kt 3551 9670

707 PM CDT sun may 19 2013

... Tornado Warning remains in effect until 730 PM CDT for northern
Creek County...

At 705 PM CDT... a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 7 miles southwest of Mannford... moving northeast at 30
mph. This storm has weakened... however it remains capable of
producing a tornado.

Some locations in or near the path of this storm include... Mannford.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are near the path of this storm... take cover now! If no
underground shelter is available move to an interior room on the
lowest floor. Mobile homes and vehicles should be abandoned for more
substantial shelter. Avoid windows!

Lat... Lon 3609 9648 3617 9635 3605 9628 3601 9638
3602 9646
time... Mot... loc 0007z 236deg 28kt 3606 9641


159 posted on 05/19/2013 5:15:48 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TomGuy

Just heard my first thunder in Prairie Village.


160 posted on 05/19/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: dirtboy

Good Lord.


161 posted on 05/19/2013 5:16:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: dirtboy

OK

KFOR reporting one confirmed fatality near Dale, OK area.

Search & Rescue crews being requested for the Shawnee area.


162 posted on 05/19/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: txhurl

Mobile home park is ‘gone’ near Shawnee, total destruction.......nothing left....backside of cell is still there....debrie path looks like a path thru a cornfiled...terrible.

They are showing this so people realize the strength and violence of this storm.


163 posted on 05/19/2013 5:17:52 PM PDT by caww
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Dangerous weather bump!
164 posted on 05/19/2013 5:18:08 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: TomGuy

Still a warning up in South Central Kansas:

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect for southwestern Elk...
southeastern Cowley and northwestern Chautauqua counties until 730 PM
CDT...

At 704 PM CDT... a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 7 miles northwest of Cedar Vale... and moving northeast at
45 mph.

Hazard... developing tornado and ping pong Ball size hail.

Source... radar indicated rotation. At 702 PM... a wall cloud was
reported southeast of Dexter.

Impact... Mobile homes will be heavily damaged or destroyed.
Significant damage to roofs... windows and vehicles will
occur. Flying debris will be deadly to people and animals.
Extensive tree damage is likely.

Locations impacted include...
Grenola... Moline and Elk Falls.

Lat... Lon 3738 9653 3738 9615 3716 9616 3702 9674
3719 9691
time... Mot... loc 0005z 240deg 39kt 3721 9654

Tornado... radar indicated
hail... 1.50in

Kleinsasser


165 posted on 05/19/2013 5:18:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: EternalVigilance

Glad to hear y’all are OK and congrats on your son’s graduation.


166 posted on 05/19/2013 5:19:03 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: txhurl

Not so...they said you had to be below ground to survive this tornado cluster....not everyone has basements...the mobile home park was leveled...nothing left!


167 posted on 05/19/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

168 posted on 05/19/2013 5:20:07 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: caww

169 posted on 05/19/2013 5:20:45 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: caww

Unfortunately looks like some people stupidly sheltered under the I-40 overpass.


170 posted on 05/19/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dirtboy

One semi truck was thrown ‘off the overpass’ on to the lower level!.... This is one wicked storm!

147 completely shut....a little late though... the police were trying to get people off it before it hit...stupid people!


171 posted on 05/19/2013 5:22:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: dirtboy

Thanks so much for your photos Dirtboy great work!

Unfortunately there are fatalities...this is such a bad storm....


172 posted on 05/19/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: SamAdams76

That’s crazy. I have never seen anything like that before in my life.


173 posted on 05/19/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: SamAdams76

That’s crazy. I have never seen anything like that before in my life.


174 posted on 05/19/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: caww

Watching from drought-stricken but peaceful Colorado; prayers up for everyone in the tornados’ paths.


175 posted on 05/19/2013 5:24:14 PM PDT by American Quilter (I believe the Benghazi whistleblowers.)
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To: dirtboy

OK

KFOR

First tornado that moved through Shawnee is now in Prague area. Weatherman is saying it is still an F4.

Looks like the trajectory will put it just south of the Tulsa Metro area.


176 posted on 05/19/2013 5:24:27 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Strategerist

I understand that’s the worst place to go because of the tornado pulling you out of there...I don’t understand wind and such but saw a film of people who used their camera while under there and it is not a place to be.


177 posted on 05/19/2013 5:25:18 PM PDT by caww
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To: dirtboy

Thanks.


178 posted on 05/19/2013 5:25:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Dismantle the IRS and the income tax. Impeach Obama and all his minions. Problem solved.)
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To: Strategerist

Unfortunately, no. Fatality already reported and numerous vehicles were overturned at the I-40 and 177 intersection.


I should have said casualties will be negligible relative to Granbury, a NON warned tornado with SPC.

Prayers for all.


179 posted on 05/19/2013 5:25:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: caww
Pic of that truck:


180 posted on 05/19/2013 5:26:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TomGuy

It destroyed the entire mobile home park in Shawnee..and took a semi truck blown off the highway that’s insane!


181 posted on 05/19/2013 5:27:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dirtboy

OK

KFOR

Reports of debris already reaching southwestern Tulsa Metro area.


182 posted on 05/19/2013 5:27:24 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: caww

The myth was created by that overpass video from a tornado in Kansas - it was a very very weak tornado, but there was a much more well known F4 tornado nearby, and people were under the impression they had survived a powerful tornado by sheltering under the overpass.

In the Moore OK tornado there were people that left their homes and deliberately drove to climb under overpasses who were maimed.

Evidence suggests the overpass likely just increases the winds under them.


183 posted on 05/19/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: txhurl
I should have said casualties will be negligible relative to Granbury, a NON warned tornado with SPC.

SPC doesn't issue tornado warnings, local weather offices do.

And Granbury had a normal warning time.

184 posted on 05/19/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

And then a truck was blown off the overpass too. Looks really bad.


185 posted on 05/19/2013 5:30:35 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: TomGuy

Tom...I had to tend to some things here....is this that huge storm with serveral tornadoes in it, still on the move?....

Shawnee was hit very hard in some areas.


186 posted on 05/19/2013 5:31:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: Strategerist

Gregg Jarrett from Fox was one of those folks.


187 posted on 05/19/2013 5:33:12 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: dirtboy

OK

KTUL TV

The 3 tornados from the Shawnee area have now merged into a single supercell. Tornado is still active, on ground, possibly for at least the next 30 minutes.


188 posted on 05/19/2013 5:34:06 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Strategerist

<....”Evidence suggests the overpass likely just increases the winds under them”...>

That’s what I saw....the wind was fierce...they had tremendous difficulty holding on....that in a “mild” tornado! So it really isn’t a place to hide out under.


189 posted on 05/19/2013 5:34:56 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

According to KTUL out of Tulsa, the 3 tornadic cells have merged into a massive supercells.

Nearing Bristow now. Heading more toward Bixby/Beggs area than Tulsa proper.

Expects it to stay formed and on the ground for at least 30 minutes.


190 posted on 05/19/2013 5:36:39 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks TomGuy....where is it now located? Sorry trying to catch up.


191 posted on 05/19/2013 5:36:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: TomGuy

Ok Got it!


192 posted on 05/19/2013 5:37:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: TomGuy

Prayers up for all in the path.

Dear Lord, hear our prayers.
Tatt


193 posted on 05/19/2013 5:38:51 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Strategerist
Evidence suggests the overpass likely just increases the winds under them.

Yep, it actually concentrates the force of the wind.

Another myth I recently heard was that a bathtub is a safe place to ride out a storm. That’s true but only if the bathroom is located on the lowest floor of the house and in the interior.

194 posted on 05/19/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: TomGuy

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
728 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
ELK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

* AT 724 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MOLINE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOLINE...ELK FALLS AND HOWARD.


195 posted on 05/19/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Strategerist
Compared to being exposed on open highway, in a car or lying in a ditch, being beneath an overpass offers at least some reinforced structure and some shelter. Is there a wind tunnel effect, possibly intensifying already very high wind speed? Sometimes, yes. Are you perfectly safe beneath an overpass with a tornado passing directly over your location? No, you're not.

The only place that would be, would be an underground shelter. Given the choices at hand, there are times when abandoning your vehicle and running to get beneath a highway overpass is the best, most logical and safest choice to make, out of several such possible choices, none of which are ideal.

Calling it a “myth” may feel good to those seeking to appear knowledgeable and it may actually serve a useful purpose in a very limited set of circumstances, but it might also get someone killed, who decides to ride it out in a car which is turned into a projectile, or decides to lay down in a ditch or culvert and is scoured with dirt and rocks with large debris dropped upon them.

196 posted on 05/19/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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197 posted on 05/19/2013 5:45:21 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

KFOR is showing the Shawnee, OK area—a lot of homes completely destroyed.


198 posted on 05/19/2013 5:46:27 PM PDT by American Quilter (I believe the Benghazi whistleblowers.)
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To: peggybac

Prayers up for everyone in the path of these things!

Peggybac,

I was born n bred in SoCal; went thru Sylmar ‘71, Whittier narrows, and Northridge; I lived south of LA airport 30 miles away and all 3 felt like I was going to be thrown out of bed/couldn’t get up off my chair.

No warning; I’m in Texas now and someone asked if CA had warning sirens for quakes .....

I said no, nothing, you find out when you hear the rumble or you start to feel a little vibration or if the cats start freaking out.


199 posted on 05/19/2013 5:47:21 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: F15Eagle

Girls wear rings on their middle fingers...and just about every other finger, too. :)

Just sayin’......


200 posted on 05/19/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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