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Permlink Replies: 6 - Last Post: May 15, 2008 9:27 PM Last Post By: perelandra
butchanddavesmom


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Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 11, 2008 1:43 PM
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Please keep the entire 4 state area (SE KS, SW MO, NE OK, and NW AR) in your prayers. Some deadly tornadoes hit last night and as of now there around 15 confirmed fatalities and numerous injuries. My soon to be ex's cousin lost his house in one of the twisters. The town of Picher, OK was pretty much wiped out by the twister.
Gramps


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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 13, 2008 6:09 PM   in response to: butchanddavesmom in response to: butchanddavesmom
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There certainly have been a lot of them this year. I know that out here in the Northwest we have had one of the coolest springs in years. This cool weather comes into contact with the hot weather in the Midwest and things happen. The good news is we expect our temperatures to increase this weekend, which should help in reducing the generation of new tornadoes.
perelandra


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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 15, 2008 9:27 PM   in response to: Gramps in response to: Gramps
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Hmm. Hot air from one Washington, cold air from the other...no wonder we've had such a wild spring! :D
Actually, for a storm system to build up real power, there has to be not only the cold/dry air mass meeting the warm/moist air mass, but also a big flat place for them to roll over. Otherwise, the system usually peters out, as folks on the "rain shadow" side of the Rockies or the Appalachians often discover when a front is headed their way. (Storm fronts usually move southwest-to-northeast, north of the equator.) Or it can stall and spend all its power in one place, like it did in Washington earlier this year. Not that there can't be nasty surprises, as Virginia discovered recently; but because of our geographical location and our topographical makeup, the Midwest and the Great Plains can pretty much bank on our weather being severe during the spring and early summer, and sometimes in autumn, too!
manitou8

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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 13, 2008 10:49 PM   in response to: butchanddavesmom in response to: butchanddavesmom
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Butch and Dave's mom,
Greetings to you and your daughters... I will keep your four state area in my prayers after the tornadoes. May God bless you in this your time of need!

blessings

manitou8

SereneMaxine


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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 14, 2008 12:00 AM   in response to: butchanddavesmom in response to: butchanddavesmom
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I would like to add all the states with severe weather. Hurricane threats, tornadoes, wildfire, earthquakes. Our entire country is having a lot of severe activity and this has been going on for at least a year.

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Waltraut


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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 14, 2008 8:23 AM   in response to: SereneMaxine in response to: SereneMaxine
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Georgia had over 6000 houses damaged the past weekend. It was in my neighboring county. First time ever, that this area was hit. But no fatalities, Praise the Lord!

We cannot do any thing when nature disasters hit us, just pray.

Take care and have a blessed day.
butchanddavesmom


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Re: Last night's tornadoes
Posted: May 15, 2008 1:43 AM   in response to: Waltraut in response to: Waltraut
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Thanks for all your prayers. The last death toll that I heard was 23. Hopefully It won't go much higher than that.