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Started by Interstate 69 Fan, February 23, 2018, 02:54:46 PM

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So how would the experts rank this particular May for U.S. tornadoes in terms of volatility compared to years past? I'm having trouble thinking of many parts of the Midwest that have been spared.
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Quote from: epzik8 on May 23, 2024, 08:36:45 PMSo how would the experts rank this particular May for U.S. tornadoes in terms of volatility compared to years past? I'm having trouble thinking of many parts of the Midwest that have been spared.
Most of MN - north of the Twin Cities.
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Ah, the open skies, wind at my back, warm sun on my... wait, where the hell am I?!
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North Texas has been spared the tornadoes but we've gotten a fair share of hail and straight-line wind damage. Plus a lot of rain and some flooding. The rain could end up biting us in the summer when it gets dry and all that excess vegetation provides fuel.

Interstate 69 Fan

Looks like another high risk day of tornadoes across Oklahoma inbound tomorrow.
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Quote from: ZLoth on May 26, 2024, 12:08:42 AM - Tornado watch - Tornado warning for the northern part of my county

I'm at the southern county line, so I should be safe.

From my perspective, this ended up being "nothing" as no high winds and no rain during this episode. I did lose power as part of the high wind warning which caused widespread power failures this morning.

But, like I said, this was a "nothing" for me. Over in Valley View, TX which is northwest of me on I-35, there was a direct tornado hit.

The NWS Fort Worth has yet to release their damage assessment as of this morning.
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Some locations West of Lawton have had really bad weather this past week. There was an impressive tornado that struck near the small towns of Duke and Gould. Bigger than baseball size hail was reported. That was on a day where only a "slight" risk of severe weather was forecast. Yesterday didn't turn out as bad for SW OK (Thank God). It seems like the worst of it went South, hitting towns like Archer City in Texas. Lawton barely got more than a tenth of an inch of rain. That's fine by me. I don't want a repeat of June 15 weather from last year. That hail was insane.


Here is more on the landslide in Papua New Guinea.

QuoteSYDNEY, May 27 (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's massive landslide three days ago buried more than 2,000 people, the government said on Monday, as treacherous terrain impeded aid and lowered hopes of finding survivors. The National Disaster Centre gave the new number in a letter to the U.N., which had put possible deaths at more than 670. The variance reflects the remote site and the difficulty in getting an accurate population estimate. The Pacific island nation's last credible census was in 2000 and many people live in isolated mountain villages. Defence Minister Billy Joseph said 4,000 people had been living in the six remote villages in the Maip-Mulitaka area in Enga province, where the landslide occurred in the early hours of Frida


Quote from: thspfc on May 22, 2024, 06:42:47 PMApproaching 24 hours of no power and it looks like it's gonna be at least 24 more. If straight line winds of barely EF0 force triggered the apocalypse, I don't want to know what happens when Madison gets hit by an actual tornado.
Don't feel bad, we lost power a couple Saturdays ago, all due to a fallen tree. Duke restored it within 10 minutes.  :clap:
But! We've seen far worse, like Florence, that hit our area in September 2018, and only lost power for TWO days! Yes, TWO days! We had to blow up our air mattress due to it being being stuffy in the house.
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