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Re: Simple thunderstorms are now breaking news
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2014, 10:09:21 PM »

Depending on the part of the country, a severe thunderstorm can turn into a tornado. That is very important for those living in the area. And, look at how big the broadcast areas are.

A few weeks ago, we had tornado alerts in Placer county, California, and an actual tornado did touch down. It was something like a low F1, but again, this is California. Tornados are an oddity.

But, if it's a weather alert, I'm more likely to hear it as a SAME alert on my weather radio than watching it on televison. In fact, I'm more likely to watch a TV show delayed on my DVR than live.
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Re: Simple thunderstorms are now breaking news
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2014, 05:19:23 PM »

Last year, thunderstorms through Chicago that lasted about 20-30 minutes, they were reported on for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Formula 1 race was on NBC and the entire thing was blocked out. it  was like this  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Well it sounds like they were severe and caused damage. What city was the Form 1 race in?
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Re: Simple thunderstorms are now breaking news
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2014, 06:49:57 PM »

Last year, thunderstorms through Chicago that lasted about 20-30 minutes, they were reported on for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Formula 1 race was on NBC and the entire thing was blocked out. it  was like this  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Well it sounds like they were severe and caused damage. What city was the Form 1 race in?

Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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Re: Simple thunderstorms are now breaking news
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2014, 11:45:34 AM »

Last year, thunderstorms through Chicago that lasted about 20-30 minutes, they were reported on for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Formula 1 race was on NBC and the entire thing was blocked out. it  was like this  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Well it sounds like they were severe and caused damage. What city was the Form 1 race in?

Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Well as it turns out, during the raceday we had a severe outbreak that included a weak tornado in the far southwest suburbs. Multiple damaging wind reports as well. So that explains why you had no race

Severe weather reports archive from the Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/
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