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"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað…"
The Res is in tornado country and I thought I was moving to a place with calmer weather.But with nearly 700 tornadoes a year Choctaw country is the US tornado capital. Keep your head down. Stranger
YeeeHAAAAAA!! 50MPH windgusts. Biking to the shop this AM? Think not.Last week a sudden gust came out of a residential side street wind-tunnel, and hit me broadside -- with enough force to nearly knock me over. The ensuing swerve to stay upright took out two wooden mailboxes on [fortunately rotted] 4x4 posts.Headwind, tailwind, I can deal wit' it. That's what gears are for. But that 90-degree 'tunnel' gust was a damn good warning. 'Sudden impact' generally just ruins the rest of the day,y'know?
There's no tornado coming. Everytime there is a fraction of a percentage of a chance of a tornado, a warning is put out.This generates viewers. You are as certain to see a tornado today as you are to see a sparkingly ghost zombie.Shootin' Buddy
Given Tam's recent dreamscape, I'd say a tornado is f'r certain. 'Sparkingly ghost zombies' prolly are running around in herds, there.
GHOST ZOMBIE!! LOOK!
"There's no tornado coming."It's not a tornado I'm worried about, it's driving in what looks to be a regular Texas toad-strangler in a leaky 12-year-old ragtop.I'll wait 'til the front passes through, thanks.
What caliber for tornados? LOL.....
I'd rather be out driving than stuck in an office full of excitable, middle-aged women.
Well, there is that :)
Earthquake's don't have "fronts" so we drive around regardless. :-)
When the tornadoes hit here in '06, I got caught by a corner of one. Nearly tipped over a box truck in front of me, & it shoved my '81 Caprice over a lane faster than I could react. Teaches one some respect for weather...
I have respect for the weather, but I have no respect for the media.Tornado=bear=OMG we're all gonna die.There will be no tornados; there will be no bears; everyone will be just fine, drink water, stretch out and go exercise.Shootin' Buddy
Media? What media?I use a radar screen and the NWS feed to make my weather decisions. I used to do it for a living, you know. ;)(...and when I saw that line this morning, I thanked my lucky stars that I didn't have some freight dog out there in a Cessna twin trying to use his radar to probe it for a hole in order to save an hour or two. That was some serious convective activity and a pretty solid and fast-moving squall line.)
Tam, I used to really enjoy the rain, but a few years on the flight line changed that. 17 degrees and raining changes a whole lot of your thinking.
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