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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Send vibes you guys!! Thunderstorms are rolling through tonight. We are already under a tornado watch. There's a tornado two counties away.
post #2 of 27
We had a wonderful unexpected t-storm come thru here earlier this evening.
post #3 of 27
We are having severe storms and a tornado watch here in Northeren Indiana. Vibes for you to be safe.
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
It looks like we're gonna get hit. Tornadoes scare me sooo much!!!!
post #5 of 27
stay safe!!! Let us know that you make it through okay!
post #6 of 27
I know what you are going through. There is a tornado warning in the 2 counties (adjacent counties) north of me. And I am in a tornado watch till 11pm cst
post #7 of 27
First windstorm of the season here for us. Already there are thousands of homes without power (I'm lucky The last big windstorm left some homes without power for over a week.
post #8 of 27
Tornado about 15 miles north of me. actually looks to be 2 tornadoes according to the news networks. My wife says I can not be a tornado hunter
post #9 of 27
DH, the kitties and I spent 20-30 minutes in one of our bathrooms because we heard the Tornado Warning sirens. All is well now. We're still under a watch until 11 or midnight.
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
We don't have sirens close enough for us to hear them. My boyfriend won't let me watch the weather because he says I obsess about it. I just don't want to die for being ignorant! I want to know what's going on.
post #11 of 27
trying not to hijack this thread but I wanted to share the following.


Another major storm just blew through my area (northern TN 45 min NW of Nashville). I lost half of a tree. luckily it fell away from the house. It landed across the power line from the pole to the house and the line for the cable as well. We still have power but just barely. I am on a neighbors connection atm for the internet so I can check on things. When the tree fell across the power line it pulled half of the power meter off the house. Now just to hear back from the power company about what to do about the tree and meter. Wife is in a tizzy and I am having a ball watching the lightning. Time to go try and take pictures. Later
post #12 of 27
Rachel, your boyfriend is crazy! Forewarned is forearmed, and you need all the information you can get when there are tornados around! Tell him to hand over the remote or your TCS friends are gonna come smack him around...
post #13 of 27
The weather network says its supposed to storm overnight here. It probably wont be bad or wont end up happening though.
post #14 of 27
The storms rolled through here too, nice heavy rain and some hail in the central part of the state. Funny thing was, I didn't even know for most of the day that we were in a tornado watch, it was nice and sunny out.

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Originally Posted by rachelh1018 View Post
We don't have sirens close enough for us to hear them. My boyfriend won't let me watch the weather because he says I obsess about it. I just don't want to die for being ignorant! I want to know what's going on.
You obviously have access to an internet connection, there are many online sites for weather including your local news stations sites.
post #15 of 27
I hate tornados....I totally freak out in severe weather! It has been raining on & off, well, mostly on all the time, for about 3-5 days....I can't remember how long. But we've had over 6"....rain gauge is overflowing!
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
You obviously have access to an internet connection, there are many online sites for weather including your local news stations sites.
I use Desktop weather myself (from the Weather Channel). I don't have cable TV and we can't get a good antenna reception from the local station (metal roof blocks it I think) so I feel that we need that on our computers. Plus I like looking at weather stuff! Just some of it I want to stay far away from me...like bad thunderstorms and hail and tornadoes and hurricanes!
post #17 of 27
^ I've heard they're actually well insulated, but I have to wonder. What does hail sound like on a metal roof?

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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I hate tornados....I totally freak out in severe weather!
I've learned to live with it. Most storms in Oklahoma have high winds or even tornadoes, at the very least they're always dramatic. I don't worry unless it turns green outside or the clouds are violently rolling.
post #18 of 27
We had storms go through here late last night. They said there were tornadoes just to the south of us, but luckily that didn't head our way.
post #19 of 27
The worst storms went through south and east of me last night. We just got much needed rain.
Some pics from a local TV station website -
http://www.abc25.com/dsp_story.cfm?storyid=3610

These were yesterday and I'm sure more will be posted today of the damage.

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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I don't worry unless it turns green outside or the clouds are violently rolling.
I know that green color. Saw it near Terre Haute about 20 years ago. Found out later we just missed being in a tornado because we had to stop and change a flat tire!
post #20 of 27
A tornado hit Napanee Indiana last night which is right next to Elkhart which is where I live. Also there was some nasty weather in Southern Michigan which is just north of Elkhart. All Elkhart got was some heavy rain. I've noticed that all the severe weather that comes this way follows the same path almost every time. Elkhart hardley ever gets hit.
post #21 of 27
I just love this type of weather, nothing like a good bad thunderstorm. We had one this morning. My alarm went off at 4am, time for me to get up for work. I was going to hit the snooze, when I heard all the thunder and the roaring wind. No damage or anything, just a lot of rain and strong winds.
post #22 of 27
We got lots of wind, tornadoes north and southwest of us, quite a bit of damage, and a genuine lightshow as far as lightning; but very little rain. Green river is still nearly dry, we've still in severe drought, and what water was settled on the grass has already evaporated

All that noise for nothing.
post #23 of 27
Sending {{{{Stay Safe Vibes}}}} your way.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
^ I've heard they're actually well insulated, but I have to wonder. What does hail sound like on a metal roof?
Fortunately I've never experienced hail in this house. It's really not common around here. However, during a really heavy rainstorm, you can't hear anything but the rain really. Once when DH and I were first dating he had a bunch of people over and it started like that...we had about 12-15 people sitting around the living room just looking at each other till it passed. The insulation is OK I guess. The house warms up easy, which is nice on a sunny winter day. In 'comfortable' outdoor weather, it typically warms the house up about 10 degrees above the outside. So if it's say 70, it'll be about 80 inside.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
We got lots of wind, tornadoes north and southwest of us, quite a bit of damage, and a genuine lightshow as far as lightning; but very little rain. Green river is still nearly dry, we've still in severe drought, and what water was settled on the grass has already evaporated

All that noise for nothing.
Was curious how you fared, Mike.

I'm wondering if Gail/Tavia'sMom was affected. I understand she is in western Kentucky, too.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
We made it through the night. Our power went out and stayed out until around 9:00 am. We had very strong winds and rain. I was soo scared to go to sleep hearing the wind howl like that. Our attic kept creaking really loudly. I thought it was going to blow off! Even though last night was awful, today was a beautiful day. It was also much cooler. It was a nice relief from all the heat.
post #27 of 27
The wind just suddenly picked up here and the radar shows it's about to rain here. We just got a strong thunderstorm alert too. Since I have a metal roof and siding it's moving with the gusts. Sounds something like a big cookie sheet or a saw.
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