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Date: 05/21/13 12:46 PM

23 Responses to The Three Killer Tornado Tracks [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    Link: The Three Killer Tornado Tracks - In Moore, Oklahoma: Red = 1999, Blue = 2003, Green = 2013
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    Wait, so how are they blaming this one on godlessness again?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    If you build a city across a natural weather front, what do you expect?
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Damn, tedgp, do you really think they knew about "natural weather fronts" when the town was founded in 1889?
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I know where I`m not living.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    chalket

    perhaps not but after the first one perhaps they should have rethought the idea
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Patchgrabber, don`t be weird.

    tedgp, Poor farmers in 1800`s.

    edana, It`s called a home for a reason. By your reasoning, people should abandon the following places:

    All of Japan
    Entire East Coast and Gulf Coast
    Haiti
    South Asia and Indonesia
    Pakistan and most of China
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    @Andrew155: It`s not weird if some evangelical has already blamed God`s reluctance to interfere on people not praying enough.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3507 posts
    May 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    @tedgp: It would be my first question when buying a house. "Sir do any anomalous meteorological front patterns often cross this neighborhood?" poo, it`s just irresponsible of them not to.

    Between volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, flood zones, weather zones, avalanches, and the occasional sinkhole, where do you suggest people live? Hell even here in Maryland we get tornadoes.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    Between volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, flood zones, weather zones, avalanches, and the occasional sinkhole, where do you suggest people live?

    England. The weather is very often grey and wet, but very rarely deadly.

    Damn, tedgp, do you really think they knew about "natural weather fronts" when the town was founded in 1889?

    Yes, they did. Maybe not the people who founded the city and maybe not for that specific area, but the knowledge did exist. Not in modern detail, but the concept was known from records. Weather monitoring in detail (e.g. atmospheric pressure readings) goes back at least as far as 1700 and people were aware of repeated patterns of weather long before then.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    May 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    Really: Mother Nature is telling these folks to MOVE! :-)

    Oh well, every place to live has it`s "plus" and "minus" sides...

    I just found it VERY interesting how close together these three MONSTER tornadoes hit. (14 years apart of course)

    Hope it`s calmer today/tonight...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    While I am sad for the people suffering, I have to admit it`s nice to hear something on the news besides Jody Arias.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    @Patchgrabber
    "It`s not weird if some evangelical has already blamed God`s reluctance to interfere on people not praying enough."
    If you watch the video you`ll see he tries to avoid god altogether without insulting anyone.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Oh Heck, Getting Pounded Again!
    (scroll down a bit)

    Another Linky

    Louisiana This Time
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    I was thinking of moving to Tornado Alley but I think I`ll move to Climax instead.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    Oklahoma - Will it blend?
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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:43 am
    Is there some way to prevent them forming? Like a series of giant walls/nets with funnels to disperse the wind maybe?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 8:19 am
    @Dr_Sexy: The answer is: Nope!

    (My cousin does this sort of thing for a living)

    The amount of energy in a `small` tornado is simply unmatched by human abilities. It would be a great idea! But unfortunately it`s -literally- impossible.

    To prevent flooding in Winnipeg they built a HUGE ditch (Floodway Diversion)! It`s paid for itself 10X over and saved us from many disasters.
    They recently expanded it because the last time out? It was right to the tippy-top filled with water... need a bigger ditch!

    It`s huge, it costs a fortune, and it`s worth every penny! And that`s for something simple like flood water... :-) We know exactly where and when it`s coming, eh?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 8:34 am
    If you watch the video you`ll see he tries to avoid god altogether without insulting anyone.
    That`s because it`s Oklahoma, buckle of the Bible belt. Doesn`t change the fact that he said if they prayed more there wouldn`t have been a tornado.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 8:38 am
    "...moving to Tornado Alley but I think I`ll move to Climax instead."
    I was looking for Intercourse. I ended up somewhere in the middle of Mars...
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    May 22, 2013 at 8:55 am
    when i moved to arkansas, i was looking around for a good radio station. i stopped on a commentary about black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, alligators, tornadoes, killer blizzards, and earthquakes.

    with all the catastrophes mentioned, i thought it was a joke and was waiting for a punchline. unfortunately, there wasn`t one.

    all of those lovely things exist (or occur) within the confines of my lovely state.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 11:16 am
    I was born in Moore. Don`t remember much about it, though.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2013 at 12:27 am
    Is there some way to prevent them forming? Like a series of giant walls/nets with funnels to disperse the wind maybe?

    In theory, probably. In practice, no. There`s far too much energy involved. Maybe something could be done if a hurricane could be extremely accurately predicted far enough in advance and defused in the right place at the right time...maybe. But we have neither the power to deal with them nor the understanding of how that power could be effectively applied if we had it. Weather is complex and powerful. We`re scratching the surface of predicting it, let alone changing it.

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