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#203685 - 05/19/13 07:40 PM [Off-Topic] We are under Tornado Warning!
Don Gaynor Offline
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It is now tearing up Tulsa and expected to hit us hard about 10 pm. I'm safe but very concerned about my wife.

They usually wheel me, bed and all, into a central hallway. It's a cinder-block building so it will withstand a major wind. It's the 500 pound airborne dumpsters that do the most damage.

Your positive thoughts will be appreciated. Tornado conditions are expected through Wednesday night.

So long as I'm okay and still have internet, I will check in.

TIA

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#203687 - 05/19/13 07:58 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hope, you all get through it alright. We had a MONSTER of a storm here last night ourselves,

Wishing you, the family and neighbors all the best!
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#203696 - 05/20/13 12:09 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Tornado whistle went off here too. Two funnels one a little more than a mile north and the other a three miles south. Not sure if either touched down. All is calm here now.

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#203702 - 05/20/13 04:16 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Stay safe, Don!

Keep us up to speed.

ROG.

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#203738 - 05/20/13 10:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Other than very high winds the night, at least locally, was uneventful. Courtyard full of tree limbs but Tulsa really got battered. Our lights blinked frequently but not enough to actually go off. More of the same tonight through Wednesday night. The Weather Channel looks very foreboding.

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#203751 - 05/20/13 12:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Got enough Tornado action back in the 70s, stationed at Sheppard AFB in
Whiskey-Tall Falls.

I see the Oklahoma-Texas Soil Exchange Program is still in force.

Hang on, Don!


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#203753 - 05/20/13 12:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Mac]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Rat own, Macster! We joke about going to sleep in Oklahoma and waking up in Kansas due to the perpetual soil exchange program.

Went to gazebo and realized how much I love that "gathering storm" smell in the air. 74F heading to 85F but high winds make if quite cool. Crews with chainsaws clearing debris.

Later, Gatorade!

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#203764 - 05/20/13 04:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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I've been keeping up with the melee of tornado activity in the high plains also.
My good friend lives about 20 minutes south of Hayes in LaCross (Kansas) and he seemed to be just NW of the activity aloft.

I'll hope all this tornado activity goes bye-bye and no others lose their lives or homes.
Pretty devastating stuff to watch even for a left coaster out here in earthquake turf.

Carry on....
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#203771 - 05/20/13 05:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hey Don!

Oklahoma just made the national news here in the UK. Says a massive tornado touched down about an hour ago. Supposed to be up to two miles across.

Hope you're still safe my old pal.

ROG.

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#203772 - 05/20/13 05:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: chulaivet1966]
Don Gaynor Offline
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OKC, 150 miles East, is being ravaged as I type. The wall cloud is several miles wide. Imagine the impact that could have.

It's moving my way at about 20-25 mph so that puts it here between 10 pm and 5 am. NOAH reports that the next few days are even worse until about 10 pm Wednesday.

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#203774 - 05/20/13 05:55 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: ROG]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Yeah, ROG, local news has trackers following it. To see that massive storm coming right down your throat is awe inspiring, to say the least.

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#203778 - 05/20/13 06:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Wow, Don.

Ham Radio Stormwatchers have reported that this thing is not jumping from place to place but, their words, it is apparently staying on the ground and "vacuuming" everything in its path.

You have them strap that chair to the walls in that hall, Don, you hear?


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#203781 - 05/20/13 08:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Mac]
Don Gaynor Offline
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It just passed over my location without touching down so I may be okay until the next wave. The Storm Front is moving East into Missouri at over 60 mph.

Rescuers are digging through the rubble of an elementary school that was totally flattened. Now they say that a second front is forming over OKC.

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#203807 - 05/20/13 10:49 PM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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One of my best friends is west and south of OKC, very near Tinker, and due east of Moore where the brunt of the damage was. It ended up about 4 miles from there when it roped out. The Doppler data said it hit 308mph, well into f5. Can you imagine an hour on the ground? And from startup to f5 that fast?

Mac, I don't remember from my time at Fort Silly in Lawton OK, but I did have some friends at Altus. How far were you from Altus AFB?

Lotta years ago, ain't it? I got out of the Army in 73.

Really bad thing happened to me in Wichita Falls. I got married. But as Pat Metheny said, "As falls Wichita, so falls Wichita Falls."
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#203811 - 05/21/13 12:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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It also made the news here in South Africa,

I immediately thought of you ...

Stay safe bud ....
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#203861 - 05/21/13 10:40 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
One of my best friends is west and south of OKC, very near Tinker, and due east of Moore where the brunt of the damage was. It ended up about 4 miles from there when it roped out. The Doppler data said it hit 308mph, well into f5. Can you imagine an hour on the ground? And from startup to f5 that fast?

Mac, I don't remember from my time at Fort Silly in Lawton OK, but I did have some friends at Altus. How far were you from Altus AFB?

Lotta years ago, ain't it? I got out of the Army in 73.

Really bad thing happened to me in Wichita Falls. I got married. But as Pat Metheny said, "As falls Wichita, so falls Wichita Falls."



IIRC Altus AFB was about an hour and half drive away from Sheppard AFB.

But I used to get there in just under one hour in my old Sunbeam Tiger. And truth be told, I was kinda slow compared to some of the yanker-bankers in their 'vettes and stuff.

Of course, that was only around twenty minutes by air.

FYI -- The Missile Club is still there, just outside Sheppard, although in yet another rebuilt building, The Missile Club has resurrected itself from every Tornado so far. That little dive is historic among airmen by now. burp

I actually used to lug my Fender Rhodes with the amp on the bottom down to the Missile Club and run the standards from time to time back then. Of course, "standards" there were no exactly the same tunes that were standard back east.

Lay yer head, on my shoulllllllder...


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#203869 - 05/21/13 11:04 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Mac]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Here we are, bumpin' up against 10 am and it's still 0-dark thirty out! My ears keep poppin' trying to keep up with the barometer and atmospherics. Wild, huh?

(An aside: Irishmen think that Barometer is a system for rating Pubs because every time it rains (or shines) they all head for the nearest one).

At least the ear popping has temporarily cleared my hearing. Wow, I was wondering why the paint was pealing. It's me!

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#203871 - 05/21/13 11:16 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Mac]
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I was a mile away when this F5 tornado crossed in front of me in June 1953. Known as the Beecher tornado, 116 were killed and 844 injured.

At that time tornadoes were unheard of in Flint, Mi. Some folks recalled some high wind in 1937 that blew out some storefront glass. After 53, tornadoes were an annual fact of life in the area. I did a bit of storm chasing in the amateur radio ARES Sky Warn net, back in the day.

Beecher tornado http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/05/oklahoma_tornado_stirs_memorie.html

It is heart wrenching to see the present death and devastation.

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#203876 - 05/21/13 11:50 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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I think death tolls and injuries are being suppressed until this thing is over later in the week. The elementary school that was leveled was full of young folks and faculty. I'm sure that they followed emergency plans for tornadoes but no man-made structure can withstand a direct hit like the one that leveled that fairly new building.

Still dark (like dusk) but now pouring down rain and that electrical smell (Ozone) permeates the air.

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#203877 - 05/21/13 11:50 AM [Off-Topic] Re: We are under Tornado Warning! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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And that school got hit RIGHT in the face. No glancing blow. My friend said that the Home Depot in Moore has opened the doors to first responders to just take whatever they need. And set up a pet refuge in the parking lot so people can be reunited with their pets.
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