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Wow, That Was Close, but No Monster Twister for Me

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posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:01 PM
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Probably just missed an EF4 tonight.

It just dissipated before getting into my neck of the woods, but it was on course and coming this way. It rained down debris north of here in the fields.

Spent most of the last three hours watching those storms and their warnings. It's always fun when you tell yourself that tornadoes won't make it that far ... and then they do, or nearly do. I feel for the folks down in south Lawrence and Linwood just isn't there anymore. Was watching the weather live-stream during son's practice, keeping tabs on things. Hard not to get emotional when the meteorologist driving through the area can't hardly talk because of what she's seeing.

That's what was headed our way tonight and we got lucky the thing just didn't quite have enough legs.

It's been one of those bad weather days where I've been on edge all day. I knew it wasn't going to be good from the start.

Really, really sorry for those folks to southwest of here. I hope they all make it out alive. Things can be replaced, but people can't.




posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Just woke up by my first tornado alert. Here Newark NJ. Now under big storm and getting windy.

Will tell you if got hit. Dog barkling...



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So glad it was just close. Prayers up for those who weren't so blessed


Hug your family and hold them close tonight...



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:34 PM
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Really feeling lucky now. Same storm picked up over us and dropped down about 15 miles or so up the road again.

Rough night up here tonight.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Your neck of the woods has been getting hammered all day. Stay safe.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Glad you're safe, ma'am.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Linwood KS has widespread damage. The pictures are coming in. Houses flattened.

Glad you and family are safe. Hope you have a basement or safe shelter you can seek. Prayers for all in danger tonight from these storms.

I'm seeing your area is still in the danger zone. News said tornado warnings for NYC too.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: EchoesInTime

When we bought our home, we told the realtor it needed 2 things - a kitchen and a basement. It could end up being only a basement kitchen, but it had to have those two features. So, yeah, we have a basement we can get to. I grew up in Kansas, so this isn't my first rodeo at all.

Linwood is terrible. It will be a miracle if everyone makes it out of that alive. The meteorologist the station had out chasing during the live coverage stopped with her crew to help one guy who was trapped in his truck. It picked his vehicle up and threw it off the road and he was trapped.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:29 PM
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Last three days have been rough weather!!

Tornadoes every day. Many of them coming your way, just babies over us...then WHAMMO out in KS and NE. Then there's the ones south of us which rail through OK.

It's been a rough couple days!

In fact, there's even some rough weather moving in right now! Got some sideways clouds and wind out of the SE (very unusual)! Also got some greenie-meanies off to the west, coming right at us.

Probably should check the radar!

Stay safe!!



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:29 PM
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**double trouble!!**
edit on 5/28/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:40 PM
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Hey, are you in Kansas, Ketsuko? Or near it? When you say "Lawrence" I picture Lawrence, KS, where my mom grew up and where we spent time every summer as kids. I still have aunts there.

So glad you and yours are safe! Growing up, I would start getting pit-of-the-stomach nervous every spring, knowing that the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes were coming. And of course they did, over and over and over until September. If I were that kid in today's world, with today's parents, they would diagnose me with an "anxiety disorder" or say I was on the "tornado-fear spectrum" or something. But back then, I just walked around bummed out all spring and nervous at every strong gust of wind.

By mid high school I didn't give a sh_t anymore and welcomed the bad weather. I get a thrill when the sky is green and the wind is ridiculous. We don't get much of it here in DC though.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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I grew up in central Kansas, but now I live just over the border into Missouri on the north side of the KC Metro area.

I picked up the habit of weather watching pretty young because I preferred to know where the weather they were talking about was and if I needed to worry about it. When they start talking about towns like Basehor, I start to take notice because those often track up into my neighborhood. Watch the weather long enough, and you get a pretty good feel for the prevailing patterns in your area, so you know if and when you ought to pay attention.

I also watch these days because my migraines can be sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes, so it's always handy to know when the big pressure drops and climbs are coming.

Of course, it's highly unlikely any tornadoes last that long, but this one was making us pretty nervous.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 10:12 PM
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We had one touch down at Shaw AFB, many years ago. My ex-wife and I were in the car... it touched down a few hundred yards in front of us.

Somewhere, in S. Carolina, there is a used Chevrolet Beretta with a PERMANENT crease in the driver's seat upholstery...

Scary stuff... glad to hear that you are O.K.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So much devastation from way too many tornadoes.


I'm glad you and yours were spared!!!!


ETA
Just between yesterday and today, there have been almost 100 tornadoes.
And a couple hundred more I bet this month!!!
crownweather.com...
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posted on May, 28 2019 @ 10:23 PM
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I'm glad you did not get whisked away by a tornado. No going to OZ for a vacation this time.

We don't need you all twisted up in a frazzle Ketsuku? Stay safe.



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 10:36 PM
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Stay safe. Basement sounds good.

Last time I was in tornado zone during the season, I was in a towable trailer. Only heard the dreaded warning siren go off twice. Moved away before the next year's season.

Basement envy!



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 11:19 PM
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Is that Lawrence where "The Day After" was filmed?
Those huge twisters look truly nightmarish, at least that's one thing in Australia we don't have to worry about....



posted on May, 28 2019 @ 11:57 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: KansasGirl

I grew up in central Kansas, but now I live just over the border into Missouri on the north side of the KC Metro area.

I picked up the habit of weather watching pretty young because I preferred to know where the weather they were talking about was and if I needed to worry about it. When they start talking about towns like Basehor, I start to take notice because those often track up into my neighborhood. Watch the weather long enough, and you get a pretty good feel for the prevailing patterns in your area, so you know if and when you ought to pay attention.

I also watch these days because my migraines can be sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes, so it's always handy to know when the big pressure drops and climbs are coming.

Of course, it's highly unlikely any tornadoes last that long, but this one was making us pretty nervous.


Southwest Kansas is were I grew up. 😊. We were practically neighbors!

Sounds like you and I were similar growing up, in the storm-watching department.

And yes, with tornados, there's always that one "odd" one that stays on the ground forever or does somehjng weird that meteorologists don't expect. I think that's another thing that made me so nervous: the unpredictability.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko


Thank you. Seems like Sussex County got hit. About to hit the road in few minutes, let's see the mess left by the storm.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 06:11 AM
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Glad yall dodged a bullet.

Ohio got hit near me, although not as bad as the Kansas twister. The newz? People complained on the Television stations Facebook bent out of shape because while warning people to seek shelter, they interrupted the Bachelor reality/farce...




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