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Largest tornado outbreak on record leaves 45 dead and thousands homeless...

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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This is terrible It must be truly horrifying to get caught up in one of those. Why are there so many this year.

* Most twisters from a single storm system ever recorded
* 241 tornadoes in three days make up deadliest U.S. storm since February 2008
* 22 deaths reported in North Carolina, six in Virginia, seven in Alabama, two in Oklahoma, seven in Arkansas and one in Mississippi
* Hundreds of homes flattened and 200,000 without power in North Carolina

The 241 tornadoes that took the lives of 45 Americans and scythed a path of destruction through 14 states is the most violent storm on record.

Officials say it is the largest number of tornadoes to touch down from a single storm system since records began.

And, in a forecast that could spell further grief for residents in the Southern states, experts at AccuWeather predict that more violent storms are on the way.

The high winds and rain - and the possibility of more twisters - will undoubtedly hamper clean-up and rescue operations, and heap more misery on those who have already lost everything.

Rescue crews recovered the body of an eight-year-old as the U.S. struggled to come to terms with the devastation wreaked by three days of violent storms across the southern states which killed at least 45 people.

Scroll down for video reports

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Damn ... My prayers are with EVERYONE caught up in this mess and also for those who's loved ones are in or near this carnage ...


The picture looks really frightening ... I can't even begin to imagine how scary it would be to actually be there ...



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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That is one messed up Wizard of Oz story...'nuff said....except for......dare I say it? Should I say it? Oh, what the hell, why not?

HAARP!!!!



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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That is unreal...
I read just the other day on here, that China just experienced Epic weather...
wish I still had the link... sorry I don't

My father who is extremely old fashioned and doesnt believe in "fringe subjects" said last week...
"It is not normal, the amount of storms we are getting this year"

he is 65 and has had some time on him... so he's seen a year or two roll around...

but funny thing is... I made a comment to him a while back concerning the winter storms... he told me I was crazy, lol ...its just odd he said that...



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
That is one messed up Wizard of Oz story...'nuff said....except for......dare I say it? Should I say it? Oh, what the hell, why not?

HAARP!!!!


LOL, you read my mind.

The more destruction and devastation makes it that much easier for TPTB to control the masses.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Reminded me of this scene from "The Day After Tomorrow"



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:00 AM
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I flagged your thread even tho you didn't give us enough of your own text. It's your thread guy don't be shy.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
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I flagged your thread even tho you didn't give us enough of your own text. It's your thread guy don't be shy.


Sorry but found this news article last night at midnight so did a hit and run (straight to bed) thread. To be honest pictures and story say it all. I am from the Uk where we never get these type of tornadoes ( we do get some small ones) hoping people from the affected areas can give us their own experience of these storms. Is this climate change related or are we Er hem in the end of days ( don't really believe that but you never know).



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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This is not the biggest outbreak; the Super Outbreak of 1974 was bigger in terms of fatalities, number of violent (F-4/F-5 tornadoes) and number of tornadoes in a 24 hour period.

en.wikipedia.org...

I'm pointing this out - we can debate the semantics of which outbreak was bigger, to show that severe weather of this nature is PERFECTLY NORMAL this time of year in the US. All these schmucks saying this isn't normal, and it's HAARP causing this, are lying frauds.

One other thing to keep in mind: with the advent of Discovery Channel's Stormchasers TV show, the fact that more and more people are becoming interested in severe weather and they all want to go storm chasing etc., and much better communications network for reporting and documenting severe weather, there are literally 10s of thousands of more trained Skywarn and www.spotternetwork.com trained storm spotters out there, and more cameras and people out documenting severe weather outbreaks in the US. My point being, the actual number of severe weather reports is going up because more people are reporting them. If there was this many people out say during the 74 outbreak, the number of reports from that day would have been much higher. Dr. Greg Forbes has pointed this out time and time again.

Just trying to put things into perspective from someone who's storm chased for a decade, is skywarn certified, and is a weather junky.

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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from the article:

--Officials say it is the largest number of tornadoes to touch down from a single storm system since records began.
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Not normal.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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Totally normal. Do some basic research. Remember the Super Tuesday outbreak a few years ago? Google "historic tornado outbreaks". Read up on the issues I just raised. Bring some facts to the table. If not, you're simply a fear monger who doesn't know # about weather.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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One other thing to point out: the documentation of the final number of individual tornadoes and their intensity, will take several weeks, as done by National Weather Service survey teams. Any numbers you see now, especially hyped up fear mongering bull #, is just that. It's preliminary.

The National Weather Service determines whether damage is from straight line winds or tornadic winds, and they do this by documenting damage AFTER the severe weather event has occurred, and this takes time. The official final numbers don't come from all the storm reports as many of them are of the same tornado or straight line wind event.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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If it is normal . . . how is it a record?




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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If it is normal . . . how is it a record?



Saying it's a record is pure semantics. Read the 1974 Super Outbreak link above. 148 tornadoes and 315 fatalities in a 24 hour period. If that storm system had organized differently and further west, it easily could have had way more tornadoes in a 3 day period than this recent outbreak.

en.wikipedia.org...

Look at all that normalness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll also see that as time goes on, they start differentiating between tornadoes reported and confirmed, and you'll see many outbreaks, such as May 22-25, 2008 (an event I chased in Kansas) where 234 tornadoes were CONFIRMED. You'll also notice that only 111 tornadoes have been CONFIRMED from this latest outbreak.

It's laughable to say this latest outbreak is record braking or not normal.

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I will be sure to post the final numbers of confirmed tornadoes from this event when all the NWS surveys are completed and the OFFICIAL records are posted so all you fear monger know it alls can move onto some other bull #.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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FYI I live in Arkansas and starting this afternoon we have 8 days straight (according to The Weather Channel) of thunderstorms. Today/tonight's is supposed to be lots of hail, wind, and possibility of tornadoes. So everyone be watching for the next week or so.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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148 twisters touched down in the Super Outbreak

241 twisters have touched down in this one.


That is a record.

Keep fighting it.

This is as normal as birds and fish dying en masse because of fear of fireworks.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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148 twisters touched down in the Super Outbreak

241 twisters have touched down in this one.


That is a record.

Keep fighting it.

This is as normal as birds and fish dying en masse because of fear of fireworks.


Nope. 241 REPORTS, not confirmed tornadoes. Do you even read my posts?

Like I said, I'll be sure to report the OFFICIAL number of confirmed tornadoes once all the damage surveys are done.

Be sure to look at the list of historic tornado outbreaks I posted above to see how laughable your claim that this is not normal is.

What is your point anyway? What are you trying to prove? That weather modification is creating severe weather in the continental US, when in fact, it's been happening for hundreds of thousands of years due to the geography of the US???



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Ok. I will play your game.

How many "reports" are found to not be a tornado?


 
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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What I find funny is that on all maps made showing "all reports of tornadoes", atleast 15 of the reported tornadoes around here from that storm are not on them, and I know for a fact that they were reported, and they WERE tornadoes (that only stayed on the ground for a minute or two, but still caused damage)...so actually the reports are a lot higher of a number than they are saying. Notice that Arkansas doesn't have many tornado reports THAT THEY ARE REPORTING, when I know we had quite a few just within 30 miles of me. There is also one in Oklahoma near me that is not on the map.

It makes me wonder if they didn't put them on there, or add them, because I live in a "slightly unpopulated area", so oh well, we'd never notice.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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Ok. I will play your game.

How many "reports" are found to not be a tornado?


 
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I ain't playin a game bro, you are. I've put more facts on the table on this subject than you ever will.

Here's the answer to your question.

blogs.kxan.com...

"NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center logged 120 preliminary tornado reports on Saturday, 120 on Friday, and 27 on Thursday, bringing the 3-day total to 267 twisters. In past years, these preliminary tornado reports typically were an over-count of the actual confirmed tornado totals by about 15%. However, this year the Storm Prediction Center stopped trying to filter out preliminary reports they thought were from the same tornado, so the over-count may be higher. Even so, the 3-day April 14 – 16 2011 tornado outbreak will likely will end up with close to 200 confirmed tornadoes, making it the largest tornado outbreak since the 235 tornadoes recorded in the May 22 – 31, 2008 outbreak.

That's from a senior meteorologist, not a goober reporter from The UK.

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Was this a big outbreak? OF COURSE it was. Was it normal? I think the facts speak for themselves.
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