Tornado Season 2016 -- Reporting Live from Central OK

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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:02 pm

sad-cafe wrote:central Kansas

getting ready for tornadoes and hail

I hate this and am terrified
More towards Wichita or up towards Kansas City? Need to know which storm to track which EMS channels to follow.

Currently listening to the spotters around Topeka.
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/16170/web


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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:04 pm

wichita



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Post by Mockingbird » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:07 pm

sad-cafe wrote:central Kansas

getting ready for tornadoes and hail

I hate this and am terrified
Have you been through a tornado, or a close brush with one before?

Tell me your worst fear of it, and I can tell you how it goes -- and how we can instinctively transition from fear, to disaster, to immediately beginning to recover.

Fear is a healthy response to what may be coming. Yet if we focus on foreseeing ourselves immediately transitioning into recovery, and actively prepare ourselves, then it is less fearsome and just plain 'life event' type planning and carrying through.

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I just bear in mind that no matter what happens, every form of local, state, federal, private and faith-based help will come rolling in, in waves, with a sort of collective will that is humbling, and is a force so majestic and relentless the mind cannot conceive it until one has been part of it.



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Post by June bug » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:09 pm

Can't really help but am sending you :bighug: :bighug: , sad-cafe.



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Ok in that case, maybe something on this list will get the spotters. Arkansas puts SKYWARN up on the amateur radio frequencies during storms.

It looks like the spotters are just beginning to go mobile on the amateur radio link.
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/970

I see Mockingbird is back online. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being afraid of these storms. I broke into an office to sit between file cabinets during one storm. My office had windows facing SW. I wasn't staying.

For me, listening to the scanner and knowing where the storms are in relation to my house helped. The TV radars don't always update fast enough.


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Post by SueDB » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:18 pm

Did a 4 year tour at Fitzsimons Hosp in Aurora. Lived out near the AirGuard Base on the edge of the plains that stretch all the way to the Missouri/Mississippi area. Every so often the siren would go off. First time scared the hell out of me. Nasty looking things rolling across the plains.


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Post by Mockingbird » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:22 pm

@ sad-cafe

Please turn on your local television or radio

There is a tornado warning just SW of Wichita. I'm following one of the trackers streaming it

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We can follow these storms together

And Phelana is spot on. Fear is healthy and reasonable. We've just got to keep actively engaged, rather than "stuck" in it



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:24 pm

Mockingbird wrote:@ sad-cafe

Please turn on your local television or radio

There is a tornado warning just SW of Wichita. I'm following one of the trackers streaming it

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We can follow these storms together

And Phelana is spot on. Fear is healthy and reasonable. We've just got to keep actively engaged, rather than "stuck" in it
The spotters I've got are N of Witchita. Gotta find new spotters. I've also got the Fire feed.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:28 pm

I have kwch on. I think they have the best coverage.

hubby came home from work -he knows I get terrified

this is our first storm of this kind here at our new place

not really sure where to go if the need comes for it but I am ready



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Post by Mockingbird » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:28 pm

Broadcastify Wichita area

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/mid/76

TVN livechase is down



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:30 pm

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/16410/web

SKYWARN is operating on this channel.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:30 pm

thanks



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:31 pm

sad-cafe wrote:I have kwch on. I think they have the best coverage.

hubby came home from work -he knows I get terrified

this is our first storm of this kind here at our new place

not really sure where to go if the need comes for it but I am ready
Ok basement? Closet in an interior room? Is your phone fully charged?


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by Mockingbird » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:34 pm

sad-cafe wrote:I have kwch on. I think they have the best coverage.

hubby came home from work -he knows I get terrified

this is our first storm of this kind here at our new place

not really sure where to go if the need comes for it but I am ready
http://www.kwch.com/livestream/

So we can watch with you



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Just breathe...we're still here.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:38 pm

phone is charged. we are near the stairs so if the sirens go off, we can be downstairs in just a couple minutes

I have my tablet charged, extra shoes and sweats and sweatshirt near the door

all my medicine is in my purse and I can be out in a flash



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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:42 pm

we may get lucky it might be missing the greater Wichita area



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:43 pm

you are generally safer in the house than in a car unless you have a specific neighbor with a a storm cellar. A closet under the stairs is a good place. The bathroom is good because the pipes in the walls add support.

Any bike helmets, football, motorcycle helmets in the house? They've found in the last few years that those help.
Flashlight and a paper map are good too.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:46 pm

That's good. It does look like it's tracking SE of the city proper.

I'm almost jealous. I need a good hail storm. I need a new roof but our hail looks like sleet.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:46 pm

could be large hail might be the worst

but there are several lowering clouds and funnels

maybe the worst is through...

thank you all I know I panic during these times

I don't know why, I just do


the weatherman said this is just round one 7-8 pm might have more severe storms sigh :crying:



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:48 pm

It's alright. Just keep typing to us. Besides, it makes feel useful and I get to feel like I'm back home. Yeah, I'm weird.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:48 pm

phelana wrote:That's good. It does look like it's tracking SE of the city proper.

I'm almost jealous. I need a good hail storm. I need a new roof but our hail looks like sleet.
a couple years ago, we lost our roof, gutters, 8 windows, fence, air conditioner and siding and lots of damage on daughter and her fiancé car

was a horrible mess to deal with



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:02 pm

That hail report isn't sounding good. Looks like it's going to track due north over the city. But it's just hail. No rotations being reported.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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Post by sad-cafe » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:03 pm

I was feeling good about that, then weatherman said round 1

sigh



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Post by phelana » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:07 pm

Here's a little bit of humor for you.

So on my 'honeymoon across america' we were driving North from Tulsa. We were discussing where to spend the night and I suggested Newton. Hubby vetoed that when he saw the F5 tornado on a postcard. Newton had been hit a couple years before and immortalized on a postcard.

So that night we spent in Wichita. It was about like tonight. Storms were popping up all over. I'm sitting in the hotel room watching the radar. My newly wedded husband who had rarely seen a lightning bolt in his life is looking out the window. They start talking about golf ball size hail and he asks if he should go cover the car windshield. "No dear, when the hail is that large you stay inside and forget about the car." He opens the door and looks just in time for lightning to hit a transformer on the other side of the parking. Lots of fireworks and sparks flying about with a loud boom. It scared the crap out of him. We still laugh about that one.


Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.

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