The Three Killer Tornado Tracks [Pic]

Submitted by: 5cats 4 years ago in Science
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In Moore, Oklahoma: Red = 1999, Blue = 2003, Green = 2013
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Male 12,365
[quote]Is there some way to prevent them forming? Like a series of giant walls/nets with funnels to disperse the wind maybe?[/quote]

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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Female 1,478
I was born in Moore. Don`t remember much about it, though.
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Female 4,086
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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Male 5,624
"...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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Male 5,811
[quote]If you watch the video you`ll see he tries to avoid god altogether without insulting anyone.[/quote]
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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Male 40,414
@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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Male 1,596
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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Male 15,190
Oklahoma - Will it blend?
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Male 3,477
I was thinking of moving to Tornado Alley but I think I`ll move to Climax instead.
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Male 40,414
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Male 427
@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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Male 39,619

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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Male 40,414
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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Male 12,365
[quote]Between volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, flood zones, weather zones, avalanches, and the occasional sinkhole, where do you suggest people live?[/quote]

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

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

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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Male 4,099
@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. [sarcasm]

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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Male 5,811
@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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Male 2,578
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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Female 2,509
chalket

perhaps not but after the first one perhaps they should have rethought the idea
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Male 1,510

I know where I`m not living.
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Male 2,711
Damn, tedgp, do you really think they knew about "natural weather fronts" when the town was founded in 1889?
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Male 3,285
If you build a city across a natural weather front, what do you expect?
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Male 5,811
Wait, so how are they blaming this one on godlessness again?
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Male 40,414
Link: The Three Killer Tornado Tracks [Pic] [Rate Link] - In Moore, Oklahoma: Red = 1999, Blue = 2003, Green = 2013
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