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yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« on: January 07, 2008, 04:06:05 PM »
Wow - we're months early for a tornado warning (I guess jumping from 0 degrees 5 days ago to 66 today might be part of the problem?) - lightening is hitting hard - and it seems like it's right out the window.   I'm hiding in the basement waiting for Heidi to get home from work...  :(

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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 04:07:29 PM »
Living in a climate that is known for violent weather during the summer, I can relate. Please take good care and be safe. Mother Nature is not tobe trifled with!

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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 04:21:23 PM »
worst is past already... crazy.
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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 04:21:46 PM »
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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 05:27:55 PM »
Hey John~

What do you want the wizard to give you???



(P.S. I'm glad the scary stuff is passing now. I remember those awful tornado warnings & sirens & having to run to the basement when I lived in Indiana, yuck)....
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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 10:20:38 PM »
We had warmings 2 counties away this afternoon...probably same front as you John since we are 6 hrs above you...

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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 05:18:08 AM »
Yeah - the front stretched all through Missourie, Illinois, and Wisconsin. 

We have water coming in our basement.. :(   2 more inches of rain today.   We also have water coming in our bathroom closet.   Yippee.  Not new things - but worse than "usual".
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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 08:40:11 AM »
Yeah - the front stretched all through Missourie, Illinois, and Wisconsin. 

We have water coming in our basement.. :(   2 more inches of rain today.   We also have water coming in our bathroom closet.   Yippee.  Not new things - but worse than "usual".

Sorry to hear about this...isn't it early for this to happen? I know why the storms got triggered across the upper midwest (warm temps aloft meet cold ground temps due to snow = all kinds of bad stuff) but I couldn't believe it when I watched the news last night and they showed radar images of the midwest. Holy crap! It looked like June or July with all the severe weather displayed. Here in Minnesota all we got some was mildly thick fog but that was it. No rain, no nothing.

Anyway, I hope things calm down for you soon and again, sorry for your troubles. I've had to deal with basement flooding and it sucks ass.

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Re: yikes - first tornado warning of the year
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 09:29:42 AM »

There've been a lot worse storms - but it's very rare for them to be this early.   March / April through June / July is normal tornado season for us.   Last year we had them in late August which was really weird.

Basically - I've decided that the weather is becoming weirder and weirder and I'm not surprised anymore.    We almost don't have four seasons anymore - spring and fall are almost non-existent - and it used to be a clear four seasons type of place here.   Heck - the last two days were more spring-like than we'll probably see in April...  Last winter we had a ton of problems with being too warm too early - trees, flowers, grass - all started to green up and bloom - and then winter came back...  Oh well.    Looking at recorded history for weather - we've seen this sort of thing before - it's cyclical.    It's just that the cycles stretch longer than my lifetime so it all seems totally "new"... ha.    I've been around long enough to remember the blizzards of '78/'79 - and then the warm up in the 80's and 90's - and then getting hit with blizzards a couple of times the last 10 years or so... but still - in general - our winters are a lot warmer than they used to be.

Back to last night... The big cold front pushing down from the northwest into our really unseasonably warm warm front is what caused the big storms.   

I knew when I was driving home and I could see lightening hitting in all directions around me very frequently... that it was going to be a weird one.   

We're totally fine.  The only thing that struck me was just how ridiculously early it is for tornado problems!   Fortunately - they've gotten so good at predicting these storms.   

Our rain might turn back to snow tonight - we'll see.   
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