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Natural disasters Tornadoes Southern US 2011

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#1 Vapor Trails

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:02 PM

Wow. :(

This is shaping up to be one of the deadliest tornado seasons yet. Already on the Weather Channel & on Stormtrack, where you can follow the action, there is a nasty severe weather outbreak going on. One monster tornado actually had HORIZONTAL vortices on it! I've NEVER seen that before! :eek3:

So far, I've heard that this severe weather outbreak has claimed one fatality.

And we're not even in May yet, which is the height of tornado season.
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#2 Vapor Trails

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

The Weather Channel is reporting dozens of fatalities in Alabama, and that the death toll is rising quickly. :( This might be one of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recorded history. A number of the twisters have been giant wedge tornadoes. :(
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:43 PM

101 tornado reports, according to the Weather Channel. :eek3:
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:15 PM

Tuscaloosa Alabama has 16 people dead, but the death toll is likely to rise. The tornado video is incredible.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:07 PM

The Weather Channel has just said the AP is reporting 64 dead from this massive tornado outbreak. :(
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

Alabama really got it bad.  We had a tornado warning in Nashville - moved everyone away from windows in the library where I'm on a temp job.  No tornado happened.  Between floods and twisters, the weather gods seem to have it in for a large part of the country.  That or it's a fiendish way tv stations can justify their radar expenditures...  And yes, AK, I did wish I had a weather radio last night when it was a choice between much needed sleep and being awake when potentially bad storms were supposed to come our way.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

Fortunately the system is supposed to come through here in the wee hours of the morning when a lot of the punch has ebbed away. At least that's what I'm counting on.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:21 AM

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The National Weather Service had already received more than 100 reports of tornadoes by Wednesday night, and that number appeared to be climbing rapidly.
"This could be one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in the nation's history by the time it's over," CNN Meteorologist Sean Morris said.
The official death toll is at 62 people and that's going to go up a lot, sadly.

If you are in the path of this storm front please take it very, very seriously.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:33 AM

Well,  it's pretty calm 'round here right now...should stay that way 'til Sunday according to MSN weather.

Edit:  I just checked WLBT.com, and it says pretty much the same thing.

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#10 Vapor Trails

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:12 AM

The death toll has risen to 123 in Alabama. :( This could end up being the second worst tornado outbreak in U.S. history. The worst was the Super Tornado Outbreak of 1974-and there's a chance this one could even surpass that.

And what's particularly bad about this is that some of these twisters were the monstrous long-track mile-wide wedge tornadoes, with winds anywhere between 260 to 318 mph.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:33 AM

Do any Eier's live in the affected area? If so, hope they check in soon.
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#12 Tricia

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:52 AM

This has been a bad year for tornadoes.

I'd love to have some rain but not if it means the tornado comes with it.  And that is what the meteorologists here says will happen.

Not sure if it was this particular cluster of tornadic activity or the other but I heard it said that some of the tornadoes were multi-vortex ones.  

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM

Has the president addressed the devastation in the south yet?  Perhaps he'll dedicate a putt to the dead.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

View PostNittany Lioness, on 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM, said:

Has the president addressed the devastation in the south yet?  Perhaps he'll dedicate a putt to the dead.

WTF!?  Why is this going to turn into some political bs?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

View PostNittany Lioness, on 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM, said:

Has the president addressed the devastation in the south yet?  Perhaps he'll dedicate a putt to the dead.

WTF?

I've been on the phone all morning trying to make sure all my family in Alabama are OK. Thank goodness they are.

What kind of person looks at this kind of devastation and thinks only of partisan politics? Anyone on the left who makes cracks about "Red Staters" has my contempt. The same goes for you.

Digusting. Something is seriously lacking in you--a sense of empathy or decency--to be able to look at a state torn to all to hell and only think about how much you dislike Barack Obama. Something is wrong with a person who tries to make a pathetic partisan joke about this--whether they are coming from the left or the right.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:36 AM

Hope all EIers can stay safe. What Hambil Said:

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If you are in the path of this storm front please take it very, very seriously.

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#17 Tricia

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:40 AM

{{{{{{{{Spectacles}}}}}}}}

Glad to hear your family is okay.   :D

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#18 Vapor Trails

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:01 AM

The death toll is at 213. :( This is the second deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history, surpassing the Super Outbreak of 1974.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

View PostSpectacles, on 28 April 2011 - 10:35 AM, said:

View PostNittany Lioness, on 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM, said:

Has the president addressed the devastation in the south yet?  Perhaps he'll dedicate a putt to the dead.

WTF?

I've been on the phone all morning trying to make sure all my family in Alabama are OK. Thank goodness they are.

What kind of person looks at this kind of devastation and thinks only of partisan politics? Anyone on the left who makes cracks about "Red Staters" has my contempt. The same goes for you.

Digusting. Something is seriously lacking in you--a sense of empathy or decency--to be able to look at a state torn to all to hell and only think about how much you dislike Barack Obama. Something is wrong with a person who tries to make a pathetic partisan joke about this--whether they are coming from the left or the right.

You should be ashamed. But you won't be.

So good to hear that your family is ok.  Have you heard from our mutual friend?

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#20 Hambil

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:08 AM

View PostNittany Lioness, on 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM, said:

Has the president addressed the devastation in the south yet?  Perhaps he'll dedicate a putt to the dead.
You make me sick.

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