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Tornado near Kansas City
KMBC ^ | May 8, 2002 | Brian Busby

Posted on 05/08/2002 5:13:47 PM PDT by codebreaker

Tornado headed towards Kansas City Airport.

All persons taking cover.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: airport; evacuated; kc; weather

1 posted on 05/08/2002 5:13:47 PM PDT by codebreaker
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I've wondered all my life, and I'm finally gonna ask - why the heck isn't Kansas City in Kansas?
2 posted on 05/08/2002 5:16:19 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
Some of it is, isn't it?
3 posted on 05/08/2002 5:17:19 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: codebreaker

4 posted on 05/08/2002 5:17:29 PM PDT by petuniasevan
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To: Senator Pardek
a REALLY big tornado?????
5 posted on 05/08/2002 5:17:34 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Senator Pardek
It is. I live in it!

There's a Kansas City, KS and a Kansas City, MO.

6 posted on 05/08/2002 5:17:50 PM PDT by CoolGuyVic
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To: codebreaker
Wx maps for KC look horrible. Good Luck folks!
7 posted on 05/08/2002 5:17:53 PM PDT by AzJP
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To: codebreaker
A Tornado in Kansas?

Quick - put the little dog in the basket and get on your bicycle and peddle as fast as you can Dorothy!

8 posted on 05/08/2002 5:18:36 PM PDT by PokeyJoe
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To: codebreaker
Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
...TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO 701 PM CDT WED MAY 8 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSOURI NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 659 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SMITHVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. THIS STORM DID PRODUCE A TORNADO IN LEAVENWORTH COUNTY WITH RECENT FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTINGS IN PLATTE COUNTY. LARGE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE THUNDERSTORM WINDS ARE ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... KEARNEY BY 710 PM CDT. HOLT...PLATTSBURG BY 715 PM CDT. LATHROP BY 720 PM CDT.

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

LAT...LON 3951 9462 3925 9461 3939 9422 3972 9424


9 posted on 05/08/2002 5:18:49 PM PDT by petuniasevan
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To: codebreaker
Pratt, KS has a big tornado yesterday.

Crowley County (Arkansas City) near Wichita, KS has a tornado warning now.
10 posted on 05/08/2002 5:20:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: codebreaker
As a trained Storm Spotter and Skywarn Coordinator, I can only say...

Holy Crap!

Hit the basements, fellers!


Tony

11 posted on 05/08/2002 5:22:24 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: codebreaker
Why do tornadoes always take the highways?
12 posted on 05/08/2002 5:26:22 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: codebreaker
Tornado touched down in Leavenworth/Lansing area. Local TV reporting roof off the KMart. My wife wondering if they'll have a sale.
13 posted on 05/08/2002 5:27:58 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: PokeyJoe
Dear Aunt Em:

Hate you. Hate Kansas.

Taking the dog.

Dorothy

14 posted on 05/08/2002 5:29:46 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Why do tornadoes always take the highways?

Well, duh!!!! The backroads don't have traffic signs.
15 posted on 05/08/2002 5:31:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
The highways also run next to the trailer parks.
16 posted on 05/08/2002 5:32:45 PM PDT by Poohbah
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To: centurion316
Attention KMart shoppers! We have a Blue Light special on what's left of our roof!
17 posted on 05/08/2002 5:33:22 PM PDT by Poohbah
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To: codebreaker
How did OBL pull this off?
18 posted on 05/08/2002 5:35:42 PM PDT by aomagrat
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To: Poohbah
Um,,,I hate to be dumb but what is the tornado on that map above. Looks like rain to me. How can you tell there is a tornado?
20 posted on 05/08/2002 5:37:30 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl
The first clue is there will appear a "hook echo" on weather radar. I don't see one here, but this map covers a large area and the time lapse is too great. Local meterologist will work with storm chasers and eye witnesses to verify a funnel.
21 posted on 05/08/2002 5:40:55 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: TonyInOhio
The map on the second or third post looks more like a squall line than a supercell (from what I remember). I wouldn't think that it would produce the really bad tornadoes.

WFTR
Bill

22 posted on 05/08/2002 5:41:41 PM PDT by WFTR
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To: cajungirl
what is the tornado on that map above

Possible tornado is indicated when the dark red forms a C shaped "hook" with light color (green) inside the C. That indicates possibly air flow moving in opposite directions--which makes the area ripe for a tornado to form.
23 posted on 05/08/2002 5:46:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Senator Pardek
I've wondered all my life, and I'm finally gonna ask - why the heck isn't Kansas City in Kansas?

Kansas City, Missouri is older than the state of Kansas.

Here is an excerpt from http://www.sky.net/~bfinch/webpage2.htm

"Soon afterward, the debate over what to name the town began. Abraham Fonda wanted it named after him, but that was quickly dismissed. Other suggestions, including Possumtrot and Rabbitville, were similarly rejected. Finally it was decided that the town should be named after the Kanza Indians who lived just beyond the boundaries of the new town. Thus, the Town of Kansas was born. The first plat for the Town of Kansas was filed in Lexington, Missouri, in 1839 and the town was officially incorporated by the state of Missouri as the City of Kansas on March 28, 1853."

24 posted on 05/08/2002 5:49:40 PM PDT by Robert-J
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To: petuniasevan
Looks like a Super-duper Doppler to me. Hope that all is well in KC and that the skies clear soon.
25 posted on 05/08/2002 5:50:39 PM PDT by Moonmad27
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To: codebreaker

Looks like Kansas to me.

26 posted on 05/08/2002 5:54:36 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: codebreaker
And I bet the gummint claims that this tornado has nothing to do with terrorists, nothing at al.....
27 posted on 05/08/2002 5:56:34 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: codebreaker
Prayer in Progress.
28 posted on 05/08/2002 5:57:02 PM PDT by oceanperch
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To: cajungirl
Tornados are usually purple with a swirling edge on the back.
29 posted on 05/08/2002 5:59:40 PM PDT by codebreaker
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To: centurion316
Blew lite special
30 posted on 05/08/2002 5:59:40 PM PDT by oceanperch
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Why do tornadoes always take the highways?

Cheeper than the Tollways.

31 posted on 05/08/2002 6:05:13 PM PDT by Mr_Magoo
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To: codebreaker
All tornado watches and warnings cancelled for the KC area.
32 posted on 05/08/2002 6:05:21 PM PDT by CoolGuyVic
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To: codebreaker
And this is news? When I lived in south central Nebraska, we got tornadoes once a week or something. You get hundreds of the things out in those parts. Most don't do much damage, and you usually have a fair bit of warning if you keep half an eye out during severe weather. Its funny how you get used to hazards when you have to live with them day after day.
33 posted on 05/08/2002 6:05:44 PM PDT by tortoise
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To: Robert-J
Thank you. I finally got a reasonable answer, and as Martha Stewart would say, "You can learn something new here everyday."
34 posted on 05/08/2002 6:14:12 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: tortoise
Maybe they would rather be in Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Some residents swapped lawn mowers for snow blowers after an Arctic front moved across the state Tuesday.

The slow-moving front dropped as much as 19 inches of wet snow in parts of Lincoln County just west of Spokane in a late-season storm that set records for cold temperatures across the state.

"Yesterday, we mowed the lawn, so now the snowblower is picking up grass clippings," Reardan resident Chris Fry said after clearing paths through deep, wet snow. "It's blowing green snow."

35 posted on 05/08/2002 6:16:03 PM PDT by petuniasevan
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To: petuniasevan
It has been a very cold spring here in the PNW. I live in Lincoln county Oregon Coast and we are ffffffreezing.
36 posted on 05/08/2002 6:29:49 PM PDT by oceanperch
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To: cajungirl
Cajungirl is right. There were some tornadoes on the ground around here tonight, but the radar image above is well after the tornadic activity ceased. I live on this map. If I had a buck for every time the sirens blew here I would be typing this on a $3,000.00 Inspiron 8000 instead of a 200MMX Dimension. Don't get me wrong, I lived through one of the worst tornadoes in history. Still it seems like every time some purple pops up on radar (especially back East) everybody loses it. It is really fitting that stuff like this winds up on FR, as it is obviously a vast bad weather political conspiricy. Do be careful during thunderstorms, go ahead and post some of the juicy weather stuff, but don't blow it out of proportion. It happens here every Spring, almost every day.
37 posted on 05/08/2002 7:10:41 PM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: AdA$tra
Figures it was posted by one of the Kansas City area real weather guys. Sorry Brian.....I am not worthy. You are really only doing your job, and doing it well. I almost went to Jefferson County tonight to watch storms but was about a half-hour late for the good stuff.
38 posted on 05/08/2002 7:16:05 PM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: TonyInOhio
Hit the basements, fellers!

Basements, what basements. Most places Wichita and southward, including OK and TX, have no basements. Even OK City, where I'm located at the moment, the Tornado Capital of the World, has very few basements in residences. The alternative is to hide in the tub with a heavy blanet or somesuch over you. IF, that is, your bathroom is an interior one. If it's on an exterior wall, as many are, and has one or more windows, it might be the best choice either.

39 posted on 05/08/2002 8:24:30 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Senator Pardek
Kansas was known as a region or town before it became a state. The name comes from the Kansa Indians who occupied the area before European settlement. In the 1800s Lewis and Clark explored the area and by 1820 it had become a center for production and trading of beaver fur hats and coats, which were all the rage in Europe. The town was divided though, half of it inhabitants were pro-slavery and half of them were anti-slavery. The big question was, would Kansas City be for or against slavery? The occupants of the side of town now known as the Missouri side were mostly pro-slavery. The Missouri side had more money at that time and thus more likelihood of slave ownership, and so its inhabitants tended to favor the idea of slavery. They formed the state of Missouri in 1821 and entered the union as a slave state. Kansas became a state in 1861, however, Kansas was a free state. The Kansas side was poorer but grew very rapidly. The city was now divided between two types of people, and became known as "Twin Cities".
Even today,the city still echoes a bit of difference between the two sides of the state border. The Missouri side has most of the history and historical buildings and memoirs, however, interestingly enough, the Kansas side has much more money! The Kansas City, Kansas county, Johnson County, has greater income per capita than any other county in the US. Go figure!
40 posted on 05/05/2003 9:25:56 AM PDT by hollywoodrachel
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