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Old 05-26-2011, 05:14 AM   #1
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tornadoes and hurricanes

tell me -- how come they name hurricanes but don't name tornadoes
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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That is a good question - especially with the destructive one's that have been happening recently.
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Because they don't have time!
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:35 AM   #4
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Because they don't have time!
And because they would run out of names.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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I still think all storms should be named after mother in laws!!!
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Naming tornadoes would be like naming fruit flies - thier life span is over before you could figure out a name.

Unfortunately we do name them after the places they destroy - Tuscaloosa, Joplin, ...
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And because they would run out of names.
Yes, way too many.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #8
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Strange as it may sound, more people are killed by lightning each year than by tornados/hurricanes; which-btw, are the same weather phenomenon. One is strictly on land, the other begins on water.
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Someone mentioned Joplin, MO; and it reminded me what I saw yesterday. I drove from my house into Bloomington, IN yesterday, and there was an electric company truck in the tornado ravaged (2030hrs Tuesday) spot just West of town. It said BBC electric company, Joplin, MO on the door. I thought they had an overwhelming need for help with electric line there?Wonder why they sent a truck here?
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Someone mentioned Joplin, MO; and it reminded me what I saw yesterday. I drove from my house into Bloomington, IN yesterday, and there was an electric company truck in the tornado ravaged (2030hrs Tuesday) spot just West of town. It said BBC electric company, Joplin, MO on the door. I thought they had an overwhelming need for help with electric line there?Wonder why they sent a truck here?
With all the damage at Joplin they probably can't do too much until they haul away the debris and then start rebuilding.

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With Hurricanes you have days of advance notice normally, Time to pack up and move out (or as one sheriff said write your name, driver's license and such on your arm so they can identify your body if you don't)

With tornadoes, though they make hurricanes look like panzies when it comes to damage at the point of contact.. That point is far, far, far smaller and the storm lasts, normally, only a few minutes relative to the days of a hurricane.

However someone in another thread mentioned crazy storm chasers.. These come in a few types.. Storm SPOTTERS, scan the sky, even as ariplane spotters did in WW II, and when they see a storm they TAKE COVER and call it in.. I have storm spotter training, several times over (Refresher courses) and would like to refresh again.

Unlike the chasers who want to get into the middle of it we wish to avoid the storm itself.

Given the rapid response.. From the time we spot the storm to the sirens sounding cn be as little as 2-3 minutes.. Faster in some cases. Often there will be a police liasion on the weather net (A ham radio operator located at the police dispatch center) and of course always one either at, or in contact with, the weather brueau.. In fact they have radios tuned to the weather net frequencies in the weather offices.
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NOAA estimated around 180 tornadoes just in the month of May and over 370 this year start naming now.
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Someone mentioned Joplin, MO; and it reminded me what I saw yesterday. I drove from my house into Bloomington, IN yesterday, and there was an electric company truck in the tornado ravaged (2030hrs Tuesday) spot just West of town. It said BBC electric company, Joplin, MO on the door. I thought they had an overwhelming need for help with electric line there?Wonder why they sent a truck here?
It got blown there.
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