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Tornado...
« on: February 17, 2004, 02:00 PM »
So,has your community ever been hit by a tornado?Or have you ever been in one?I have,several,I think.

Lets see,the one in 1995 that destroyed a tree in my backyard after coming of the lake...

1998,same story different locaion...

Near tornado experince in Kentuky on the way to Celebration 2...

And if you think you have but aren't sure just use this simple database!

http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwEvent~storms

Link needs the ~storms part,just copy paste :)
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2004, 08:23 PM »
Wow My work place history is at that site:
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In Walnut, the heavy rain collapsed the roof of a Von's Supermarket.
 That was some fun times clean up that place and dealing with the custormers who wouldn't listen to me as I told them the store was closed.  

I say I have been in two tornados event  the one above and another one a few years later.  I need to try and find that one next.

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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2004, 09:45 PM »
Yeah,my old house in mentioned in the January 6th(misclassification it was the 5th)1995 tornado.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2004, 09:50 PM »
That's a really cool link!Thanks for posting it.
In reflection that's pretty disrespectful.

That second pic shows what appers to be a pretty ropey wall cloud.I haven't seen many of those...
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2004, 10:06 PM »
The Tornado on Refinery Row is right across the river back from my parents house. It was not a good sight when I got home from work.  :'(

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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2004, 10:13 PM »
I'm sure.
So,Canada uses the Fujita scale too,eh?Do you guys have a version of the national weather service?
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2004, 06:35 AM »
Too hilly here for Tornadoes to hit often.  Sometimes, and usually in a large flat area (IE: a trailer park), but not often otherwise.

One touched down on Mt. Washington one year though in the city, which freaked everyone out.  

Mt. Washington is the cliff that overlooks the city of Pittsburgh.  Very scenic, very pretty, very wealthy area (on the front half at least).  The thing just plopped down and took off again.  Freaked the whole area out when it happened because there wasn't any warning, and it's RIGHT on top of a huge hill (the term "mount" is deceiving, it's not a mountain).

Weird...  Couple hit out near me in the past...  They tend to travel up the rivers here, if they hit at all though.  I did see one years ago when I was 14 or so on a camping trip on the Allegheny River.  Watched it go right down the river after it formed.  Scary as hell.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2004, 09:06 AM »
Do you guys have a version of the national weather service?

Environment Canada

I just watch the skies!  ;)

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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2004, 03:53 PM »
Too hilly here for Tornadoes to hit often.  

That sir,unfortunaley is a myth.Tornados can hit anywhere...it's very hilly here on the spine of the appalachians and yet not more than 20 years ago we had an F4 tornado.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2004, 07:23 PM »
I love tornados. Not the fact that they kill people you understnad. But I'm incredibly mesmerized by their destructive force. I've done storm chasing in the past, it's really fun, as long as you know what you're doing.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2004, 07:34 PM »
Oh I know,I love them too in that sense.

How many mezocyclone complexies have you been in?I've been in 4.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2004, 12:35 AM »
They can hit, I agree Vator...  I didn't say they can't hit here.  THey do.  The topography isn't "ripe" for it though I've been told.  They're less likely to hit a hilly area, and generally when they do it's in the low lying valleys I'm told.

The one that hit Mt. Washington right on its "peak" if you will was really weird though as far as a Tornadoes usual features.  That's what the weather service said at the time anyway.  They expected it to hit the rivers down below, like at downtown, if anywhere.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2004, 10:13 AM »
Oh I know,I love them too in that sense.

How many mezocyclone complexies have you been in?I've been in 4.
5 I beleive, stopped keeping track after I wasn't around to do anything like it for the summer.
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Re: Tornado...
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2004, 04:09 PM »
Second tornado today just hit about 3 miles north of my house. This is crazy, we never get duel cells that become tornadic.
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