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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Tornadoes all over the place in Oklahoma today but I guess they are to be expected if you live near tornado alley but we are fine, Grand daughter got some base ball size hail never even rain where I was.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 09:07 PM
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Glad to hear everyone is alright. It is that time of year, and you're right about tornado alley. They gave it that name for a reason. Hang in there and keep your head down.

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I was in Claremore about 28 years ago for my grandmother's funeral.
When we got up that morning it was so muggy you couldn't hardly breath.
Got her buried and the whole family went to my cousin's for dinner.
We were on his long veranda at tables eatin and a warm light breeze was blowing.
Then it stopped and immediately started coming from the other direction, and was cool.
I got up and walked to the south end of the veranda just in time to see a big barn explode, and go airborne.
If it hadn't been for that barn you couldn't see the tornado.
No place to go, so I got everybody in the house and on the floor.
Went through the front yard and hit my uncle's brother's house, but missed us.
It stayed on the ground for over a mile.

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We survived the 84 in Morris that killed 8 and destroyed 3/.4 of the town I had a full service Texaco station at the 4 way and It went with the tornado, winds clocked at over 250 miles per hour they said it was an F 5 we live 4 miles south of Morris and we had no damage at the house, much like the Moore Oklahoma tornado but on a smaller scale.

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Here in good ole western nebraska we had snow tuesday and yesterday
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I survived the F5 tornado that killed 13 and leveled Charles City Iowa back in 1968 and then 10 years later the one that hit Grinnell, Iowa in 78 and killed 6. In 68 Dad's house was still standing as was the next one to the west however from there on west for a mile everything was gone.

Some say Iowa isn't in tornado alley but since data was made available in 1950 Alabama and Oklahoma lead the pack with 7 F5 tornados, Iowa , Kansas and Texas are tied for second with 6 each. The state with the highest number of f5 tornados per square mile is Iowa.

So far this year for the most part you folk in Oklahoma have been keeping the nasty ones to yourselves. We did have an F2 kill a lady 60 miles west of here the other night. 58 degrees when that happened....no warnings or anything at 1:30 AM...everything about that one defied the odds of it even happening!
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I have always hated this time of year in north Central Texas.
I've stood outside with my parents, and grandparents, and my kids and watched the clouds.
Its an unsettling time of year.

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We don't very often get tornadoes in this area..perhaps every 20 years or so, one may touch down for a mile or so..

I hear a lot of people complaining about the rain this year.

Shucks..Around here, it only rained twice this spring..once for 45 days and the second time for 55 days !

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We had a tornado back in March. But there was so much dirt and other crap flying around we never saw it. But we sure did see the damage it did. Loving and Dexter NM weren't as lucky.
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I thought the Air Force once had a program that would seed the tornado clouds with something and reduce
the chance of them forming? Heck even Mars has tornados, but I don't think they are as bad as ours are.
But she has bad dust storms that can last for over one of our years.
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