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The Three Killer Tornado Tracks [Pic]

Hits: 7203 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Science | Added by: 5Cats
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:27:06 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.

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1450 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:16:06 AM
I was born in Moore. Don't remember much about it, though.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 2839 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:55:29 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.

CodeJockey
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 4289 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:38:48 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...

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:34:43 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21953 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:19:17 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?

Dr_Sexy
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1577 Posts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:43:59 AM
Is there some way to prevent them forming? Like a series of giant walls/nets with funnels to disperse the wind maybe?

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10226 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:34:35 PM
Oklahoma - Will it blend?

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3160 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:56:38 PM
I was thinking of moving to Tornado Alley but I think I'll move to Climax instead.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21953 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:24:10 PM
Oh Heck, Getting Pounded Again!
(scroll down a bit)

Another Linky

Louisiana This Time

Canoas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:08:30 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:51:29 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21953 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:46:00 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...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:28:28 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.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1552 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:19:16 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. [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.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:53:05 PM
@Andrew155: It's not weird if some evangelical has already blamed God's reluctance to interfere on people not praying enough.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2453 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:44:53 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

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:31:36 PM
chalket

perhaps not but after the first one perhaps they should have rethought the idea

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1500 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:19:18 PM

I know where I'm not living.

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2392 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:15:59 PM
Damn, tedgp, do you really think they knew about "natural weather fronts" when the town was founded in 1889?

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3275 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:56:26 PM
If you build a city across a natural weather front, what do you expect?

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:53:33 PM
Wait, so how are they blaming this one on godlessness again?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21953 Posts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:35:42 PM
Link: The Three Killer Tornado Tracks [Pic] [Rate Link] - In Moore, Oklahoma: Red = 1999, Blue = 2003, Green = 2013


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