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#1614072 - 05/23/19 09:08 AM Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country
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Sincerely.... these folks have been getting pounded with heavy rain and tornadoes. 9 inches of rain in the last week in the area where our own Spikerama lives. Hope your doing ok Larry.

This is our storm season in this area and it has been an active one. I've had some damage here at the house and a close friend of mine has a $60,000 insurance claim pending.

My contracting business has had more hail strike related work this season than in the last 10 combined.

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#1614096 - 05/23/19 12:10 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Webster]
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Thanks, Dave. I hope you're missing the storms.

How many tornadoes has Texas and Oklahoma had in the last four days?

Last night I was watching the news and they had a split screen showing multiple tornadoes. We've had tornadoes the last four days in a row. Many highways are closed and towns are surrounded by water. Towns are being evacuated. Lakes are 30 feet above normal. Barges are breaking loose and floating down the river.

Just wondering...do you planeteers see this on the news?
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#1614115 - 05/23/19 03:00 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Spikerama]
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The news is mostly covering the tornado that hit Jefferson City, Missouri.

Good luck.

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#1614118 - 05/23/19 03:13 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: SkyWave]
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Prayers dudes....the news here shows the multiple tornados and rain....

That’s some horrible shit.
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#1614144 - 05/23/19 08:32 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Doughboy]
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Here in the Sierra, we're dealing with The Winter That Never Ends. It's been snowing and drizzling for a week.

I wonder what could be causing all of this freak weather? Sine we've ruled out climate change it must be...SATAN!

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#1614151 - 05/23/19 09:34 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Slabraton]
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At this moment, tornado on the ground in the Oklahoma panhandle. It's not my area but my daughter lives out there.

Slab, I don't envy your weather.
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#1614156 - 05/23/19 09:58 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Spikerama]
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Spike, I am not complaining. Living in the Sierra is a dream come true. And snow in the Sierra is very different from snow in Chicago.
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#1614158 - 05/23/19 10:05 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Slabraton]
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BEAMS to all affected.
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#1614186 - 05/24/19 01:12 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Doofie]
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I wonder if Trump is ever going to notice?So far, no tweets about the tornadoes.
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#1614188 - 05/24/19 01:41 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Slabraton]
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 Originally Posted By: Slabraton
Spike, I am not complaining. Living in the Sierra is a dream come true. And snow in the Sierra is very different from snow in Chicago.


Total different feel -- especially along 395 .. I don't miss the Sierras for a living space ..but, I like it for maybe two days == to photograph
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#1614189 - 05/24/19 01:43 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: C Jo Go]
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Yeah we get our weather along the Big Sur coast -- but nothing like you are witnessing in the Mid West . Sending beams out ...
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#1614201 - 05/24/19 08:38 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: C Jo Go]
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Reports of chaos and destruction in Missouri are greatly exaggerated by the media. They need to feed the news cycle.
We had some isolated severe storms, it happens here.

Thanks Dave for your kind concern.

Life goes on.

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#1614208 - 05/24/19 09:10 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Vanillagrits]
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Sounds pretty bad wish all well. What has been exaggerated?
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#1614845 - 05/28/19 04:21 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: TwoTonCarmine]
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500 tornadoes, 30 days
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#1614849 - 05/28/19 04:38 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Webster]
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we are getting the tail end of all the storms here endless rain and cold still ..I haven't opened my pool yet ...good luck with the tornados yikes.
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#1614855 - 05/28/19 04:48 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Vanillagrits]
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 Originally Posted By: Vanillagrits
Reports of chaos and destruction in Missouri are greatly exaggerated by the media.
But Fox News tells the fair and balanced truth with slowed down video of Pelosi.
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#1614861 - 05/28/19 05:05 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Mooseboy]
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You must’ve missed the one of Trump punching a tornado.

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#1614889 - 05/28/19 10:05 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Webster]
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My son is doing his internship right there in Wichita and says they've been hammered with really bad storms for the past 11 days, with only a 2 or 3 partial day break here and there.

Living on campus at Wichita State University and says the locals told him the tornado season is starting off much worse this year than last year.

We text or Skype with him daily during this bad weather after he gets home from the Avionics Research Institute which is about 1/4 mile away from home for him.

. . Falcon
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#1614933 - 05/29/19 06:58 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: FalconEddy]
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Thanks, Dave. I was wondering about the numbers.

Flooding is still the problem near me. Muskogee, OK and Ft. Gibson, OK are near an area called "Three Forks." This is the spot where three flooding rivers are meeting. The lakes and dams that are above Three Forks are at their capacity and water is being released at record rates. All the storms here and north of here compound the problem. We still have towns underwater and major hwys underwater.
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#1614934 - 05/29/19 07:07 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Spikerama]
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#1614937 - 05/29/19 07:22 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Doctor With No Musical Talent]
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Thanks, Doc \:\)
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#1614938 - 05/29/19 08:11 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Spikerama]
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Looks like more on the way. \:\( Stay safe friend. Keep us posted.
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#1614948 - 05/29/19 10:25 AM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Webster]
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From DWNMT's story:

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Scientists also say climate change is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather such as storms, droughts, floods and fires, but without extensive study they cannot directly link a single weather event to the changing climate.
…and this, my friends, is one of the best explanations of the difference between weather and climate.
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#1615035 - 05/29/19 05:17 PM Re: Prayers to folks in Oklahoma and the central part of the country [Re: Mooseboy]
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Thanks, Dave.

The National Weather Service has reported 41 tornadoes in Eastern Oklahoma across the last 10 days.

Preliminary data shows that 54 tornadoes have been reported in the area since April 30.


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