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Gravity Wave hits Alabama

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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Thought I would post about our strange weather here in Alabama this past week. First we had a crazy hail storm blow through on Good Friday that brought baseball size hail, then on Monday morning around 1am we had a Gravity Wave come through that destroyed much of the town. It was not a tornado, but did just as much damage as one could of done. Huge trees are laying down all over the place, like it was nothing to just push them over.

www.al.com.../base/news/1239700572143430.xml&coll=1

blog.al.com...

www.waff.com...

www.thedailysentinel.com...

They say Gravity Waves stop at nothing, that no matter can slow them or stop them. They have a force that is unstoppable. I read that they happen like every 5 yrs or so...really rare.

Peace,
LV

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[edit on 15-4-2009 by LeoVirgo]




posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:16 PM
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This was a cool read-

archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu...


What are Gravitational Waves? Predicted in Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime caused by the motions of matter. Propagating at (or near) the speed of light, gravitational waves do not travel "through" spacetime as such -- the fabric of spacetime itself is oscillating. Though gravitational waves pass straight t hrough matter, their strength weakens proportionally to the distance traveled from the source. A gravitational wave arriving on Earth will alternately stretch and shrink distances, though on an incredibly small scale -- by a factor of for very strong sources. That's roughly equivalent to measuring a change the size of an atom in the distance from the Sun to Earth!


No wonder these waves are so hard to detect.



[edit on 20/4/2009 by kosmicjack]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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well for starters that is pretty cool. Hope you guys are allright over there!

As for the atmospheric gravity waves, here is the first thing I would direct you to!

en.wikipedia.org...

NASA has some good stuff on this too!
science.msfc.nasa.gov...

Hope this answers some, if not most of your questions! Meteorology is a kick @$$ thing man. Enjoy!



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:34 PM
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Fascinating! A number of missions are searching for gravitational waves as we type. LIGO, LISA, Geo600, Virgo use interferometers.

www.virgo.infn.it...

I hadn't heard of one being detected as of yet and had to do some searching under meteorology in order to find the information that relates to the gravity wave phenomena in weather. I found this link that also describes them as atmospheric waves, because most did refer to them as "gravity waves"!

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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The storm Friday afternoon/evening (over here in this part of Al) was really weird. The sirens are going off. They're on the news telling me how bad it is. All this bad weather around me and I'm looking at sunshine with a few nice fluffy clouds over my house.

It was like a strip of sunshine among the storm. I could see the lightening and hear the thunder from here but didn't even get a drop of rain. Lots of wind right before it moved this way.

The gavity wind didn't make it here until almost 4am Monday morning. Again I didn't seem to even get the wind but when I went into town that morning tree's were down all over the place and I only live about 3 miles out of town.

I'm told this is the wettest year in at least 10 years here. Oh yes the trees that were down the majority of them were up rooted.

[edit on 15-4-2009 by napayshni57]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:47 PM
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Thanks for the links-I am reading them now...I found some pics but they really cant do justice because the damage is EVERYWHERE...

www.flickr.com...

The link has a lot of photos

LV



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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Wouldn't that go to say that there would be trees and other things launched out of the ground on the opposite point on the globe?



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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I live in Al. also. I dread when they say severe thunderstorm coming because the storms aren't like they use to be. The lightning is louder, longer, closer( I think they call them super celled). We had huge trees uprooted for miles down the road from me in different spots but the same road(road is 20-25 miles long). There is no such thing as a simple thunderstorm anymore. Not down here anyway. They are dangerous and will kill you quick , and will pop up unexpectedly at any given time. I personally think that it is this way now because of "the one's" who are messing with the weather. I always see 'them' doing something up there and releasing black smog -like stuff in the air, mixing it with the clouds, and are always doing their usual X's on day before rain is expected. At dusk everyday you can see these small gnat-like bugs(?) coming down and they get everywhere(car, hair!, house, etc..).I mean loads of them. They don't leave either. Anyway, this is the first I have heard about gravity waves. Interesting. I don't want to see anymore though!



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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A fellow dixie! Hello!

Yes, totally uprooted the trees...big huge trees just knocked over like it was nothing. One yard I passed has huge tall trees and had at least 15 trees just laid over, totally uprooted. They say the trees were easy to uproot due to all the rain we had...but still....WEIRD.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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Im glad other Alabamians are here to comment! Our weather has been strange for about a yr now. This is off topic but since you mentioned strange things in our atmosphere, I have a thread I did a while back about the thought of red rain in ALabama. I have a shirt that my daughter wore while running through the rain and after 2 days these red speckles apeared all over it. I still have the shirt in a zip lock bag because I thought I might need to test it one day.

I do agree, the storms here have been extreme. This was the icing on the cake for me. Dont trust a 'regular' storm anymore.

LV



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Could you explain why the other side of the globe would be affected? Mabey I dont know enough about how it works...but I heard that this one is rare because they usually only last 30 mins or so...this lasted a few hours...over and over and over...waves of mighty winds.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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Enjoyed the NASA link you gave, it said that Alabama had another one back in 1998....could the land makeup here have something to do with it I wonder. And Iowa had one a while back.

Here is a youtube video....but I dont see any damage being done....why did this one cause so much destruction I wonder.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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They say Gravity Waves stop at nothing, that no matter can slow them or stop them. They have a force that is unstoppable. I read that they happen like every 5 yrs or so...really rare.


If it was say coming straight down and this was true the reverse would be expected on the other side of the globe.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:10 AM
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Im sorry, mabey Im missing something. I have never read that is the way a gravity works. I dont see where your getting that idea Watcher....but mabey its my misunderstanding. I have not read that the other side of the globe is ever affected. From what I understand, it had to do with a rain storm and a wind wall moves over the rain cloud, creating pressure....eventually, its like a rock getting thrown into a pond, ripples of wind are brought on in waves. Ive heard the term gravity wave is somewhat misunderstanding, because its actually the atmosphere 'being' the wave, which is why its unstoppable. I am still learning much though...I know very little about it. I am not sure if it really goes straight down....more like....moves (barrels) straight through.

Help me understand pls

Thanks
LV



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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Hello Leo from game cock country. Whats weird is I've seen straight line winds at 70 miles an hour up root trees when the ground was very wet. Those trees all were fully leafed out.

The trees I saw that were down in town were like my pecan trees just starting to leaf. Just a hair above the bud stage.

Were your downed trees up there leafed out?



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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ACK> I really dont know. I haven't gotten up close to any, they are all in other peoples yard. None of my trees were touched. I heard the wind all night, but I drove to town in the morning with my jaw dropping to my lap the entire ride while I was in disbelief at the damage. I too have seen straight line winds come through here....it never ever did anything like this. There trees knocked down were HUGE trees, super tall, the roots were the size of small cars laying up towards the sky.

Jackson country is considered a disaster zone....FEMA is now envolved. Oh yah *haha* next thing we know we will be escorted to the Post Office. ----Just kiddig---



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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Wow. Great thread.
We have been experiencing some very windy times here in California the last couple of years. This winds are not the Santa Ana winds that people have come to know.
These are cold winds - they can come without clouds. These winds are not normal for this area. I have lived here 25 years - the sky is different- the winds are different -
They are fierce.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:39 AM
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I think I see what you are getting at now...since I said nothing stops them, no matter stops the gravity wave. But they dont go through the Earth...they ride the Earths surface. When it says no matter stops them or slows them down...meaning that nothing on the surface that the wave comes through stops them or slows them. Its like a atmospheric wave riding the surface of the Earth...from my understanding...again, still learning.

LV



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:44 AM
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I didnt realize that was what was happening that night, I live not too far from scottsboro. I remember the air feeling "heavy" and the wind came out of no where. S&F for the OP



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:56 AM
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A great blog talking about it the hail storm, the tornado's and the gravity wave...

wildwildweather.com...


This pretty much wraps up what has been going on here in our neck of the woods.

LV



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