OT- Snohare, you wanna go storm chasing?

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Margie11
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   Posted 2/11/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Sno,
   If we were healthier and wealther, you could come visit and we could go storm chasing here in Oklahoma. It is actually a big part of tourism in Oklahoma, and we have guided tours. I don't know if you are aware of the Storm Prediction Center near the University of Oklahoma in Norman, but here is a link, if you are interested and have not checked it out. Some of the things you may see are interesting, but may make you wish  VV's Voo-Doo could change the climate. smilewinkgrin
 
You didn't ask about the weather here, but if you want to know this is the place to find out!
 
                                    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
 
and several storm chasing tour companys on this search page you might find fun
         
 

A very good friend of mine is a ham radio operator for the emergency response team (FEMA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's about to be very busy!


              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
               I get by with a lotta help from my friends!     
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much.
      Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11

Post Edited (Margie11) : 2/11/2009 11:15:34 PM (GMT-7)


snohare
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah Hey, thanks for that Margie ! I'm very familiar with NOAA of course, they did an awful lot of oceanic research a while back - not so sure about now, they were about to cut the monitoring programs last I heard. But we know that the oceans are now more acidic because of the extra dissolved carbon in them that isn't disappearing any more, so I pretty much consider it a deathbed watch kind of thing there, I haven't the heart to keep up to date on the ever increasing list of anoxic dead zones, etc. But my word, the oceanic conveyer belts decide just about everything weatherwise in the world !
I heard just today about the "rare winter tornado" that was on the go - was that in your area ?
My particular interest now is in tornadoes, because the way the atmosphere absorbs heat and the way moisture helps distribute it is actually changing as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases. To humans this will mean that eventually, if CO2 concentrations continue to rise, sweating will no longer be so effective a cooling system for our bodies. ( smilewinkgrinNaturists rejoice ! smhair) The burning thought in my mind is, if heat is dissipating less effectively, won't that mean smaller scale, more violent storm systems, like a pan that is suddenly boiling more furiously ? Doesn't that mean more tornadoes ? If so, where, what size, and how frequently ? People think that the UK doesn't get tornadoes, but actually we do - usually only smaller ones, but because we are so densely populated, they more often hit built up areas. Should they get more violent....not a good scenario, how do you equip all of London with tornado proof shelters ? skull
You spend a little time looking at the atmospheric weather systems that other planets have, and you suddenly get a real sick in the pit of the stomach feeling. At the end of the day, if extra energy stays in the global system due to greenhouse gases, that translates to turbulence....and there is no theoretical maximum speed limit to wind velocity that I know of, and certainly no guarantee that weather need be survivable. It used to be I had all sorts of caveats and but ifs when discussing climate change, hopeful we don't knows...now, I just think that anyone who isn't scared yet, just doesn't appreciate the situation. North America is going to have forest fires bigger than anything the Aussies ever have as the forests continue to dry out. Bonfire Earth.... ?
eyes On the plus side of course, there is going to be some spectacular photography in the next few years, and of course veggie gardeners like me are going to have a fun time growing different plants that never used to survive ! smilewinkgrin

vietvet
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   Posted 2/12/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
sno, those aren't all that rare this time of year down south. they are experiencing the spring that we in iowa start experiencing a month or so from now. almost every year there is a devastating tornado somewhere in the southern corridor from texas to south carolina basically during Lent. our most active time is from march to june, however, 3 years ago, we had a bad one in november, which really was rare for us. i was at a football game in ames, where the tornado brushed by. the athletic moniker for our team is the CYCLONES, believe it or not.

margie, last october when my wife and i were heading back home from texas, we had gotten a late start and decided to spend the night in ardmore. we ate at a restaurant called ponders. as i was sitting there, i noticed an autographed photo of what i thought was dale robertson. when i got up to go look at it, the lady behind the counter saw me and struck up a conversation about him. he was one of my favorite cowboys back in the 50's and 60's and i told her so. she said he lived about 30 miles west of there and came in at least once a month for dinner, and she was gonna get me an autographed photo next time he came in and send it to me. she called me the other day (the day of the tornadoes that night). she was asking if i had gotten it yet, because who she'd asked to get it had told her he'd sent it some time ago. well, i hadn't gotten it, and surmised that maybe it was sent to a town in pennsylvania with the same name as ours. she assured me that she was going to see to it, even though i didn't want her to make a fuss. well, i called her back yesterday to check on her and dale robertson and offer the pennsylvania idea (lone grove is straight west of ardmore). in the wake of the tornado, she was like an old friend, pleased that i'd inquired, and promised that she was going to personally convey my concern to dale. apparently he is now living in oklahoma city. anyway, i just thought i'd share the story with you in lieu of the destruction. you haven't said if you suffered any personal loss.....hope you didn't.

vv

Sniper
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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Margie,,why chase a storm ?? It appears that in your nic of the woods, if you stay in one place for a while , one will find,,YOU. Hope your OK...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper...don't say that, cause you know it is going to happen...20 years ago one hit the building I live in...last summer one hit campus about 1/2 mile away and caused 30 million dollars worth of damage...I am getting po about the damage to my pretty car...

No clicking the RUBY heels.


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Margie11
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   Posted 2/12/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
VV,
   My husbands family ran a night club west of Oklahoma City, for many years in the 70's. It was a very fun but rough after hours place conveniently located right on the county line (nice loophole). The building literally split counties and was on a state highway and adjacent to a motel. In it's former glory days, it was a sort of country club for many Western actors, musicians and Wild West Show retirees. Their names were embossed in brass on oak leaves mounted to plaques on the wall. It told a thousand stories. There are many former and current stars embedded in Oklahoma.
   It is not uncommon that you were treated like an old friend by the Oklahoma lady. For the most part, strangers are just friends we have not yet met. I live in Oklahoma City, and after the bombing in 1995, I remembered why my family traveled all over the US ( Dad was a civil engineer, who supervised large construction projects) but always found their way home. Many New Yorkers made the comment that after seeing the news coverage in 1995, they were better prepared to deal with the 9-11 destruction, by pulling together, and talking it through. Firefighters told them stories of how they saw so much good that seemed to be pulled in to the vacuum after the horror here, and they found it inspiring.
 
Sno,
   That Norman storm center specializes in Wind shear and Tornado detection. They have helped to  develop much of the life saving technology in use now, so we are proud and relieved to have the new NWC facility there. 
 
I want to send this link, in the event it is no longer linked to the front page, when you follow the above link. At least he is listening, unlike the last administration.
 
Our television meteorologist are probably better equipped and educated than any in the world, and in spite of the fact that I love to poke fun at them in my posts, they do a great job at keeping us safe, even in the rain wrapped early fast acting tornados like the ones this week. Nightime storms are really bad, especially when they plow through trailer parks, like in Lone Grove. The Oklahoma City tornados were several miles north of my home near downtown.

Sniper,

  My family and I are safe, high and dry. We had no yellow snow, and the rain was cool, not warm!


              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
               I get by with a lotta help from my friends!     
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much.
      Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11


Sniper
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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Margie, I had the dubious honor of being caught in one of those twisters back in the early 70s. We were bivouacked near the Oklahoma Arkansas border for training. Ten man tents. When the storm can in ,the tents were flapping so hard the 4x4 on top was bending and the canvas was getting loose. We went out in the hail to pull the ropes tight . about that time ,,, heres where the old adage comes in,,,,it sounded like a freight train. I remember flying up in the air with the tent. Went about 30 ft or so and when I hit the ground I got covered by about 200 lbs. of wet canvas. I crawled out from under that to see that out of about 20 tents there were two left standing. The canvas kept the hail off my head so I stayed a while. I have never seen lightning like I saw that night. Even got a few jolts from hits that seemed far away. Luckily most injuries were minor but what a mess to clean up. I think hurricans are better. At least we know they are coming in enough time to beat feet out of the way..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


daisyrambler
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
hey margie ... you are almost my neighbor ... I live in Moore !!!
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg), vitamin C, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <


Margie11
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   Posted 2/13/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Well,

Two very talkitive Crohnies right here so close together. Poor Okies! If you have always lived in that area, you may have gone to school with my children at Skyranch, Moore West, or Westmoore. I'm very glad to meet a neighbor here, but sorry we had to be so ill to find friends and neighbors here.
              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
               I get by with a lotta help from my friends!     
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much.
      Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/13/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
yes after having 70 degree weather this week, we have snow...again...
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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


daisyrambler
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have only lived in Moore for about a year, I went to school a little farther south. Yep i'm always glad to meet a neighbor !!!!
i just hope the storms we had the other day isnt a sign of whats to come this spring !
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg), vitamin C, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <

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