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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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To: Strategerist

baseball sized hail in Euless


51 posted on 04/03/2012 12:10:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Strategerist

I guess they were wrong then. Are you not listening to WBAP? There are three tornadoes near Garland and one near Euless.


52 posted on 04/03/2012 12:10:36 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Izzy Dunne; Strategerist

Some hook echoes on those two cells that you can spot them easily zoomed all the way out like this view.


53 posted on 04/03/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by dirtboy
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supercell in Ellis county has split in two , may be intensifying..


54 posted on 04/03/2012 12:12:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Qwackertoo

Prayers for your Dad and everyone in the path of these storms. I hope he is ok!


55 posted on 04/03/2012 12:12:53 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Strategerist
Daughter is in Irving -- goes to school @ UD.

Lost her phone service but has ipad for at least how long her battery lasts

Anyone hear any update on Irving, please let me know.

56 posted on 04/03/2012 12:13:32 PM PDT by coder2
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To: Strategerist

And yes I am familiar with the SPC Mesoscale Analysis. It is a forecast. Usually, when an outbreak occurs, they update to a PDS.


57 posted on 04/03/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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Justin, Euless and Mesquite have tornado activity currently being reported..


58 posted on 04/03/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: waterhill; ixtl; mylife

Tornado (((ping))).


59 posted on 04/03/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: coder2

So scary. Praying everyone is okay. Just horrible.


60 posted on 04/03/2012 12:14:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NormsRevenge

Justin is south of where they started....means it is firin up afresh....dammit


61 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Envisioning

From the radar, it looks like there is one entering SW Dallas County right now that could be making a beline for downtown Dallas.


62 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: coder2

my sister works in Irving and I emailed her 45 minutes ago and have heard nothing from her. I don’t want to tie up phone lines.


63 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He was suppose to call me after it was ok to leave closet and that was over 40 minutes ago. he is right on the Arlington/Pantego/Dalworthington Gardens line.


64 posted on 04/03/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: advertising guy

They just extended a tornado warning for a dallas to rockwall area til 315pm local and likely to go beyond that..


65 posted on 04/03/2012 12:19:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Qwackertoo

The lines are probably swamped


66 posted on 04/03/2012 12:19:39 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Qwackertoo
The school just called with a recorded message saying to take shelter immediately.
67 posted on 04/03/2012 12:20:18 PM PDT by coder2
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To: Qwackertoo
Hope your sister is ok and just not able to have phone service.
68 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT by coder2
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To: evets

Wow... That’s quite a picture.

I think if I lived in tornado country I would seriously consider investing in an underground shelter. Sometimes that “interior” room or closet just isn’t enough. Not when a house can be just erased off it’s foundation.

[shudder]


69 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have folk from where it started up to Wichita Falls....


70 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Strategerist

On the radar, it looks like the tornado may have skirted just to the east of DFW. But the hail core of the thunderstorm went right over the airport. That could really wreak some havoc.


71 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s going to be a long day, and night....tons of activity still from the south moving towards DFW.


72 posted on 04/03/2012 12:23:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

plus it keeps re firing from the deeper southwest


73 posted on 04/03/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Ramius

I’m wanting to get a tornado shelter (we’re in Huntsville AL) but one of the companies is being accused of installing inferior shelters so need to really investigate them well. We had one hit, although it was an F2 or F3 about 3 miles from here right next to the kids middle school and it really tore up some 200-300K brick homes.


74 posted on 04/03/2012 12:24:43 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Does he use a cellphone or a land line?


75 posted on 04/03/2012 12:25:21 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: dfwgator

wonder if the AAC will still be hosting the Sharks-Stars
tonight?


76 posted on 04/03/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Both but I still haven’t heard from him.


77 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Izzy Dunne

All be safe. This is catching a lot by surprise. I’m watching weather channe, lots of folks on the roads. Prayers for everyone’s safety.


78 posted on 04/03/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Izzy Dunne

WOW That looks horrible. The images are so dark and nasty looking that you can almost smell the rain, through the tv. Hope all in the area have gone into shelters and are ok.


79 posted on 04/03/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Qwackertoo

A storm like that can knock out the phone service on both. Let me know when you hear from him.


80 posted on 04/03/2012 12:33:34 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
"Watching 18 wheel trailers being tossed 50 feet into the air...this is ugly...and more on the way."

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Twister: A large piece of debris is shown being blown above Dallas County, Texas, as a massive tornado touches down in the region

Twister: A large piece of debris is shown being blown above Dallas County, Texas, as a massive tornado touches down in the region

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124648/Debris-thrown-skies-large-extremely-dangerous-Tornado-targets-Texas.html#ixzz1r0WHQojD

81 posted on 04/03/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Strategerist

My God...

Come witness your judgement, come see Jerusalem.

At our family farm in Mercer PA we often gather at the big window in the kitchen/dining room and watch the small tornados pass by at the north end of our field...just south of the intersection of 258 and 19.

While they can be serious it’s usually popcorn time. NOTHING LIKE THESE!

Dear Lord shield those in the path of these storms!


82 posted on 04/03/2012 12:34:16 PM 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; All

Is anyone near Grapevine? Or have you heard from anyone in Grapevine?


83 posted on 04/03/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT by califamily4W
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To: All

At elevation the storm between Hebron and Plano is wrapping up....!


84 posted on 04/03/2012 12:37:09 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Strategerist

I have 5 households of family scattered around DFW. Talked to 2 who were taking cover, but cannot get ahold of the rest. Sure am praying this is over soon and not as bad as it could be. Seems like the metroplex has become a magnet for severe weather lately.


85 posted on 04/03/2012 12:37:32 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Qwackertoo

I live in the area — he’s most likely fine, just frightened. The worst damage in Arlington was SW of where he lives.


86 posted on 04/03/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s an incredible picture.


87 posted on 04/03/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Netizen

I got caught out in weather like this several years ago and was 8.5 months pregnant and had 3 year old with me . . . weather was fine when I left for pre-natal checkup . . . after that I learned to watch and take note of where all churches along my normal driving routes were and then hope and pray someone would let me in.

Just heard from him. Close but didn’t hit him. About a mile west so very close. Said most of the big houses they were showing hit were near Martin High SChool in ARlington off Little Road and Pleasant Ridge.


88 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Have family in Plano ....


89 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Jedidah

The cell heading downtown appears to be weakening in the last couple of frames. That’s good news.


90 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:44 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Ramius
I know a guy from Jarrell, Texas.
After an F2 tornado in 1985, he built a cement storm cellar.
When an F5 approached in 1997, he headed for the cellar and saw this:

A mile wide, 300 MPH winds, traveling 10 MPH...
He got in his truck and drove off.
When he returned, his storm cellar was gone!
(So was the entire town of Jarrell.)

Stay safe!
91 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:44 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: califamily4W

I have a son in Keller, not far away. They said one was headed their direction and were taking cover, but haven’t heard from them since. That was at 1:35.


92 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:48 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: califamily4W

https://twitter.com/?tw_e=screenname&tw_i=187242928643637250&tw_p=tweetembed#!/TWCBreaking


93 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:48 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Qwackertoo

Everybody is ducking for cover. Most buildings/schools have safety plans for such times as today. She’s probably in a safe spot away from the computer. Storms over Irving/las Colinas are still active.


94 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Strategerist

http://video.foxnews.com/video-live-streaming.html?video_id=1155606982001


95 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Mouton
Lancaster got hit about 18 years ago...recall it very well as it passed near my home.

A co-worker of mine lost his house in that tornado. That was '94. He's a little worried right now.

96 posted on 04/03/2012 12:43:32 PM PDT by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: MissMagnolia

Well so far it’s east of Plano hopefully it holds there then!


97 posted on 04/03/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: evets

Wow! What a story!!!


98 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Strategerist

Hooray! Rain!


99 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Strategerist

Tornado reported in Addison.


100 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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