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56 Years Of Tornado Tracks In America [Pic]

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56 Years Of Tornado Tracks In America [Pic]. Hmph, I would have thought there`d be a lot more over 56 years.
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Hits: 12515 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Science | Date: 05/30/2012
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 4379 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:26:49 AM
Wow CrakrJak...You are soooooo smart. You must know, like....everything. Thank god that you are here to fill the comments section of every post, and educate the rest of us simpletons. Also, I should congratulate you for having opinions... that are far superior!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:25:55 PM
Since meteorologists aren't even certain as to the details of how a tornado forms, grows and dissipates, other than generalities. A lot of computer modelling has been done, and they believe they know the ingredients a funnel needs to form, that is quite a ways removed from knowing the `recipe` and how it`s `cooked`. Yes I`m using kitchen metaphors here for the ease of understanding for the sake of general IAB populace.

If meteorologists knew more they`d be able to forecast tornadoes much more accurately and give people more than just a few minutes warning, in some cases there`s been no warning at all. The `holy grail` of weather prediction would be being able to warn people 30 minutes to an hour ahead, and many scientists believe that will one day be possible.

I truly do wish that they figure the chaotic mystery of tornadoes out, but denying the thermal effects of rivers on our atmosphere will not help in that endeavor.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:11:17 PM
mesovortex: Yes, I read that. They are calling it a 'Myth` because they don`t want people lulled into a false sense of security. I understand that they want to err on the side of caution, but it`s naive to believe rivers don`t effect their local climate.

The evidence for what I`m saying is plain as day, right there in front of your face. Gaps following the shape of the main rivers and tributaries.

Rivers that are wide enough do produce a onshore-offshore wind cycle typical of seacoasts and lake shores. Rivers are conveyors of heat and that does thermally effect the atmosphere above them. Rivers shape the landscape they flow through and do modify the climate of their region, creating local wind and rainfall patterns.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 453 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:35:32 PM

You are a creationist so I don't blame you for being scientifically illiterate. The idea that tornadoes can`t cross rivers is a myth:

From the NWS:
"Myth: "Tornadoes don`t cross rivers." Although some landforms may influence the distribution of tornadoes, rivers do not have any clear effect on them. The great Tri-State tornado of 1925, the deadliest tornado ever recorded, crossed both the Mississippi and the Wabash Rivers."

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:17:16 PM
DuckBoy87: Sorry, you are correct.

There are very dark gray lines, barely visible, on the map. I had to enlarge the map quite a bit to even see them.

That doesn't change the fact that you can see the outlines of several rivers w/o any visual evidence of gray lines in those areas of the map.

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